It was an evening marked by intense drama involving the two Manchester powerhouses. Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils topped the Premier League table for a while after beating Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Loftus Road Stadium on Sunday night, only to be pushed down to the second slot again by bitter rivals Manchester City a few hours later.

Wayne Rooney continued with his top form. The star striker scored just 55 seconds into the game by heading home a perfect cross from Antonio Valencia. QPR never recovered from their early setback.

Michael Carrick scored on 55 minutes giving United a clear lead. United went on to register their sixth win in eight League matches away from home.

Here are some of the arresting moments from the fixture:

Manchester United's Rooney heads and scores his goal against Queens Park Rangers during their English Premier League soccer match in London.Reuters
Queens Park Rangers' Helguson challenges Manchester United's Ferdinand during their English Premier League soccer match in London.Reuters
Queens Park Rangers' Faurlin challenges Manchester United's Valencia during their English Premier League soccer match at Loftus Road in London.Reuters
Manchester United manager Ferguson shakes hands with Rooney as he is substituted against Queens Park Rangers in London.Reuters
Manchester United's Carrick celebrates with teammate Rooney during their English Premier League soccer match in London.Reuters