Manchester United had a comfortable outing against Queens Park Rangers, briefly extending their lead at the top of the table to an intimidating 15 points. But Manchester City, facing tougher opposition in the form of Chelsea FC, avoided a penalty scare to gain all 3 points and within 12 points of the leaders. It will take a magical run from City and a precipitous drop in form by United to see the team switch positions, but stranger things have happened.