LONDON — Anton Ferdinand's snub of John Terry in the pre-match handshake overshadowed Chelsea's 0-0 draw at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
The result ended the European champions' perfect start in the English Premier League on a day when Arsenal and Manchester United enjoyed big home wins.
Terry was jeered throughout a game played in a hostile atmosphere at Loftus Road in London. The match came two months after he was acquitted of racially abusing Ferdinand in a league game last year.
After opening with three straight wins, Chelsea was fortunate to escape with a draw. Park Ji-sung and Bobby Zamora wasted excellent chances for QPR in the second half. Eden Hazard came closest to scoring for Chelsea, which stays in first place with 10 points.
Arsenal thrashed Southampton 6-1 while United, sparked by Paul Scholes' goal on his 700th game for the club, routed Wigan 4-0. The results allowed both winners to leapfrog defending champion Manchester City, which drew 1-1 at Stoke.