Manchester United moved 15 points clear for at least 24 hours as they beat sorry Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Loftus Road, while Arsenal ended a turbulent week with a narrow win against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

A smashing volley from Rafael da Silva gave United the lead at Loftus Road before Giggs settled the contest towards the end. Elsewhere in the capital, Santi Cazorla was the hero as he hit a double for the Gunners after Andreas Weimann had equalised midway through the second period.

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  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Peter Crouch of Stoke has words with Referee, Lee Probert during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Fulham's Ashkan Dejagah, right, competes for the ball with Stoke City's Marc Wilson during the English Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London, Saturday Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO ARCHIVE NO SALES

  • Stoke City's Peter Crouch , centre, heads the ball above Fulham's Philippe Senderos during the English Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London, Saturday Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/PA, Jonathan Brady)UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO ARCHIVE NO SALES

  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Brede Hangeland of Fulham wins the ball from Cameron Jerome of Stoke during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Steve Sidwell of Fulham competes in the air with Peter Crouch of Stoke during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Mark Schwarzer, Goalkeeper of Fulham looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Steven N'Zonzi of Stoke competes for the arial ball with Brede Hangeland of Fulham during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Dimitar Berbatov of Fulham shoots and scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Dimitar Berbatov of Fulham turns to celebrate his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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    ALTERNATIVE CROP Fulham's Dutch manager Martin Jol (C) celebrates with Fulham players after Dimitar Berbatov's opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Mark Schwarzer, Goalkeeper of Fulham saves the penalty shot taken by Jonathan Walters of Stoke during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Fulham v Stoke City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Mark Schwarzer, Goalkeeper of Fulham is embraced by team mates after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    Manchester United's Ryan Giggs (left) celebrates with team-mate Wayne Rooney after scoring his side's second goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    Manchester United's Ryan Giggs (left) celebrates with team-mate Wayne Rooney after scoring his side's second goal of the game

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie receives treatment on the touchline after picking up an injury

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    Queens Park Rangers stewards stop fans from distracting Manchester United's Ryan Giggs

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic has a shot on goal

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie receives treatment on the touchline after picking up an injury

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie receives treatment on the touchline after picking up an injury

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    England manager Roy Hodgson in the stands

  • Manchester United's Rafael de Silva, right, celebrates after scoring against Queens Park Rangers during their English Premier League soccer match at Loftus Road ground in London, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Loftus Road

    England manager Roy Hodgson (left) and Manchester United cheif executive David Gill in the stands

  • Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Rafael of Manchester United celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United at Loftus Road on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United at Loftus Road on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Rafael of Manchester United celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United at Loftus Road on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

  • Arsenal's Olivier Giroud shoots past Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark, during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Emirates Stadium, in London, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran)

  • Arsenal's Santi Cazorla reacts after scoring against Aston Villa, during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Emirates Stadium, in London, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran)

  • Arsenal's Santi Cazorla reacts after scoring against Aston Villa, during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Emirates Stadium, in London, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran)

  • Arsenal's Theo Walcott, front, fights for the ball with Aston Villa's Joe Bennett, during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Emirates Stadium, in London, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran)

  • Arsenal v Aston Villa - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Nathan Baker of Villa in action with Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Arsenal v Aston Villa - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal in action with Charles N'Zogbia of Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ENG-PR-ARSENAL-ASTON VILLA

    Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (C) vies with Aston Villa's English defender Matthew Lowton (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Arsenal v Aston Villa - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal celebrates scoring to make it 1-0 during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ENG-PR-ARSENAL-ASTON VILLA

    Aston Villa's English striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (R) vies with Arsenal's English defender Carl Jenkinson (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ENG-PR-ARSENAL-ASTON VILLA

    Aston Villa's English striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (R) vies with Arsenal's English defender Carl Jenkinson (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ENG-PR-ARSENAL-ASTON VILLA

    Arsenal's US majority shareholder Stan Kroenke (4th R) looks on before the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FBL-ENG-PR-ARSENAL-ASTON VILLA

    Aston Villa's Belgian striker Christian Benteke (L) vies with Arsenal's English defender Carl Jenkinson (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Aston Villa's English striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (R) misses a chance to score during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Tim Howard of Everton punches away from Grant Holt of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Sylvain Distin of Everton battles with Grant Holt of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Leighton Baines of Everton battles with Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Osman of Everton battles with Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Darren Gibson of Everton battles with Jonny Howson of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Darren Gibson of Everton battles with Jonny Howson of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Osman of Everton battles with Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Seamus Coleman of Everton battles with Grant Holt of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Seamus Coleman of Everton battles with Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Leon Osman of Everton celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Seamus Coleman of Everton battles with Grant Holt of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Seamus Coleman of Everton battles with Grant Holt of Norwich City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on February 23, 2013 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

In Norfolk, Norwich City conjured up a sensational comeback to beat Everton 2-1 at Carrow Road. Trailing by Leon Osman's goal with just six minutes to play, Kei Kamara's header levelled the scoreline before Grant Holt stabbed in an unlikely 90th minute winner for the Canaries' first win in 10 games.

West Brom defeated Sunderland 2-1 at the Hawthorns, Wigan lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a precious 3-0 victory at Reading, and in the early kick-off a sublime Dimitar Berbatov volley earned Fulham just their fourth victory in 19 Premier League games. Jonathan Walters had a penalty saved by Mark Schwarzer shortly after the pause.