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Chelsea draws, United and Arsenal secure big wins

LONDON — Chelsea dropped its first points of the season in a stalemate against local rival Queens Park Rangers as the non-handshake between Anton Ferdinand and John Terry upstaged big home wins by Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Arsenal's 6-1 thrashing of Southampton and a 4-0 victory for United over Wigan — sparked by Paul Scholes' goal on his 700th game for the club — allowed both teams to leapfrog defending champion Manchester City, which was held 1-1 at Stoke.

A top four filled with the likely title contenders is led by Chelsea, whose perfect start to the campaign ended with a 0-0 draw at QPR in a game overshadowed by Ferdinand's snub of Terry in the pre-match handshake to continue their feud following a racism row.