Premier League — 10 March 2013

Loic Remy scored a vital equaliser for QPR in the Hoops 3-1 victory over SunderlandSaturday’s games in the Premier League were all about the battle at the bottom of table. QPR and Aston Villa were the teams that came out on top in two in vital games.

QPR defeated Sunderland 3-1 at Loftus Road to move within four points of safety.

It was the visitors that took the lead just 20 minutes into the game. Stephane Sessegnon found Steven Fletcher who scored from close-range.

The Hoops were back on level terms on the half hour mark though, as Loic Remy fired home after Andros Townsend’s effort had been saved by Simon Mignolet in the Sunderland goal.

QPR took the lead on 70 minutes. Townsend was again involved as the Tottenham loanee controlled the ball on his chest, let the ball bounce and fired superbly past Simon Mignolet from 25 yards.

QPR secured maximum points on 90 minutes, as Jermaine Jenas fired a powerful effort past Mignolet. The result leaves Sunderland looking over their shoulders nervously.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa moved out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Reading took the lead on 32 minutes, Villa defender Nathan Baker slicing a Reading Jobi McAnuff cross beyond his own keeper.

Villa equalised almost immediately though. Andreas Weimann found strike partner Christian Benteke, whose powerful effort took a deflection off Stephen Kelly before beating Stuart Taylor in the Royals goal.

Villa took the lead on the stroke of half. Barry Bannan hit the post with delicate effort, only for Gabby Agbonlahor to follow in and score with the rebound. Reading pushed for a customary late goal, but the home side couldn’t find one.

The victory moved Villa three points outside the relegation zone, but 18th place Wigan have a game in hand on the Villans. Reading meanwhile are now four points from safety.

Other Premier League results:

West Brom 2-1 Swansea

Norwich 0-0 Southampton

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