Elsewhere, Fulham were slender winners against Stoke City and West Brom edged past Sunderland at the Hawthorns, while Arsenal beat Aston Villa 2-1.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, after a hectic day of top-flight action.
Stoke striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) is almost left speechless by Rafael’s strike: “Rafael Da Silva, take a bow. What a strike!”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) heaps praise on Ryan Giggs: “Giggs on his 999th senior appearance, yes, 999th, makes it 2-0!”
QPR owner Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) is still optimistic: “Good chat with Harry on the future come what may. We know what we have to do. Many points to play for.”
He then goes on to clarify his future: “Not sure how many times I can pledge. Hahaha. But I’m pledging. Ain’t going anywhere as long as the fans want me. RT @C14R4N: ‘@tonyfernandes can you, right now, pledge that you’ll be sticking with us for many seasons to come? It really would settle our nerves Tony!'”
Hoops defender Chris Samba ([email protected]) apologises to the fans: “Just want to say sorry about today another fail but we will bounce back, just saying thanks to everyone who came today.”
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) is disappointed to lose to Fulham: “Tough loss for us today, we have to keep going and get better. Great to see @wildog87 back. Great support as always. #potternation”
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) reckons QPR are down after their United loss: “Good wins for Norwich and Fulham,should both be safe now …QPR all but down,I fear for Reading and Villa.”
West Brom midfielder Steven Reid ([email protected]) is delighted to reach the magical number already: “40 points in February #boingboing”
Chelsea striker Demba Ba (@dembabafoot ) loves Romelu Lukaku’s second goal: “What a second goal from lukaku… I love it haha!”
Former Aston Villa Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) is a tad disillusioned: “Disappointed. Recovered well after bad start. Ok at times going forward, but our defending still leaves a lot to be desired. Grrr!:-(#avfc”
Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) was impressed by Norwich’s supporters: “Was it really eight years ago since Delia shouted, where are ya, let’s be having ya? Well I could hear you today… #comeback #motd #ncfc”
Finally, ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris ([email protected]) was a fan of Dimitar Berbatov’s strike: “How about that volley from the Berbatov.. But I’m pledging. Aint going anywhere as long as the fans want me.”
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