No handshake, no goals as Chelsea, QPR draw 0-0

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LONDON (AP) — 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.


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice as a second-half substitute to help short-handed Barcelona win 4-1 at Getafe. Barcelona has a perfect record through the Spanish league's opening four rounds.

With Andres Iniesta and others out with injury, Barcelona turned to Cesc Fabregas to lead the attack, and he responded by setting up Adriano for the 32nd-minute opener.

Messi entered with a half hour to play and scored a penalty kick in the 74th minute and the game's third goal in the 78th. David Villa, still finding his form after returning from a broken leg, scored during injury time.


MILAN (AP) — AC Milan lost to Atalanta 1-0 on Luca Cigarini's shot from the top of the penalty area in the 64th minute. This was Milan's second consecutive home defeat in the Italian league, following a 1-0 defeat to Sampdoria in the home opener.

Milan is three points behind the three co-leaders, each playing on Sunday. Defending champion Juventus visits Genoa, Napoli hosts Parma and Lazio plays Chievo Verona.

Atalanta, which began the season with a two-point penalty from a betting scandal, moved into positive territory with two points.

Cagliari scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Palermo. Cagliari has two points through three rounds while Palermo earned its first point after getting shut out in its opening two matches.

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