Queens Park Rangers ended a run of five Premier League matches without a win to defeat Southampton for just their third league victory this season.

Jay Bothroyd gave the Rs a priceless three points as Harry Redknapp returned to St Mary's for the first time since he oversaw the Saints' relegation in 2005.

Manchester United widened the gap at the top of the table to 15 points with a flattering 4-0 win over Norwich, as Shinji Kagawa hit a classy hat-trick and Wayne Rooney curled in a cracker past Mark Bunn.

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    Queens Park Rangers' French striker Loic Remy (L) vies with Southampton's Scottish defender Danny Fox (R) during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 2, 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)

  • Southampton v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Loic Remy of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    Southampton's Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Ramirez celebrates scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 2, 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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    Queens Park Rangers' English manager Harry Redknapp celebrates towards their fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 2, 2013. Queens Park Rangers won the game 2-1. 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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    Southampton's Uruguayan midfielder Gaston Ramirez (L) scores their first goal past Queens Park Rangers' Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar (R) during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 2, 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)

  • Southampton v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Loic Remy of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    Queens Park Rangers' English manager Harry Redknapp celebrates towards their fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 2, 2013. Queens Park Rangers won the game 2-1. 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)

  • Southampton v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Loic Remy of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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    Queens Park Rangers' French striker Loic Remy (2nd L) celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 2, 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)

  • Southampton v Queens Park Rangers - Premier League

    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Loic Remy of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, centre, scores past Norwich's goalkeeper Mark Bunn during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal against Norwich during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa celebrates after scoring against Norwich during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, centre, celebrates after scoring against Norwich as Michael Turner looks on during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Manchester United v Norwich City - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United celebrates scoring to make it 2-0 during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on March 2, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa (L) celebrates with Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (R) after scoring his third goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on March 2, 2013. Manchester United won the game 4-0. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES 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 ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa (R) celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on March 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES 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 ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, centre, tumbles over Norwich's Michael Turner during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, top centre, is beaten to a ball by Norwich's goalkeeper Mark Bunn during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

  • Manchester United v Norwich City - Premier League

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is greeted my 'Fred the Red' during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on March 2, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon, right, celebrates after scoring his goal against Fulham during their English Premier League soccer match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon, celebrates after scoring his goal against Fulham during their English Premier League soccer match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Sunderland's Steven Fletcher, right, tussles with Fulham's Steve Sidwell, left, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Fulham's Steve Sidwell, left, vies for the ball with Sunderland's Steven Fletcher, right, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Sunderland's Alfred N'Diaye, left, vies for the ball with Fulham's Bryan Ruiz, right, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Sunderland's Craig Gardner, second right, celebrates his goal with his teammates during their English Premier League soccer match against Fulham at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Sunderland's Craig Gardner, left, scores his goal from a penalty kick past Fulham's goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, right, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov, right, celebrates his goal from a penalty kick during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, March 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Sunderland v Fulham - Premier League

    SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Simon Mignolet of Sunderland punches away a shot on goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Fulham at the Stadium of Light on March 02, 2013 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

  • Sunderland v Fulham - Premier League

    SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Dimitar Berbatov (R) of Fulham is congratulated by his team-mates after he scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Fulham at the Stadium of Light on March 02, 2013 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Stephen Kelly of Reading and Kevin Mirallas of Everton vie for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Stephen Kelly of Reading and Kevin Mirallas of Everton vie for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Nikica Jelavic of Everton has words with Adam Le Fondre of Reading during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Marouane Fellaini of Everton celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Steven Pienaar of Everton celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Noel Hunt of Reading and Steven Pienaar of Everton vie for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Marouane Fellaini of Everton tackles Stephen Kelly of Reading during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Everton v Reading - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Noel Hunt of Reading and Steven Pienaar of Everton vie for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on March 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Jack Collison of West Ham United scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Jack Collison of West Ham United celebrates his goal with Andy Carroll during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Jack Collison of West Ham United celebrates his goal with Andy Carroll during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Steven Nzonzi of Stoke City shows his displeasure after colliding with Andy Carroll of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Steven Nzonzi of Stoke City collides with Andy Carroll of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Andy Wilkinson of Stoke City battles for the ball with Andy Carroll of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Mohamed Diame of West Ham United battles with Charlie Adam of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Steven Nzonzi of Stoke City shows his displeasure after colliding with Andy Carroll of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Joe Cole of West Ham United comes off with injury during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Stoke City v West Ham United - Premier League

    STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Mohamed Diame of West Ham United battles with Andy Wilkinson of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v Newcastle United - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - MARCH 02: Swansea player Wayne Routledge (r) challenges Newcastle player Cheick Tiote during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

More banners were out in force from Chelsea fans venting their antipathy with Rafael Benítez, but the Blues took three points against West Brom thanks to Demba Ba's first-half effort for a comfortable 1-0 success.

Jack Collison hit the winner as West Ham recorded just their second victory in eight games with a 1-0 win at Stoke, who are still yet to register their second Premier League triumph this calendar year.

Everton meanwhile ended a poor league run to beat Reading 3-1 with Marouane Fellaini, Steven Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas among the goals with Hal Robson-Kanu replying for the Royals. Luke Moore scored his first league goal in nearly a year as League Cup winners Swansea defeated Newcastle late on, and Sunderland came from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw against Fulham, who have still managed only two wins on the road this season.