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Summary

  1. 606 debate in Live Coverage tab
  2. City now eight points behind Chelsea
  3. Aguero scores two solo efforts
  4. Demichelis diverts header into his own net
  5. Austin has 2 goals disallowed before scoring

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By Marc Higginson, Tom Rostance and Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

Is Harry right about Sergio? Let's have that debate another day. How about tomorrow? We'll be back bright and early, at 10:00 GMT to be precise, with our build-up to Sunday's Premier League offering. While I head for the hills with a copy of the FA rulebook, here's the Match of the Day running order.

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QPR 2-2 Manchester City

In his news conference with the written press, Harry Redknapp has hailed Sergio Aguero as "the best player in the Premier League now Luis Suarez has gone."

Player reaction

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart on the disallowed goal: "I was aware that Charlie Austin was ready to pounce, so I was trying to watch Mangala, who I was trying to pass to. I was calm because I knew the rules. I had obviously touched it twice with both feet. It was a mistake and not something that is ideal but rules are rules.

"I explained to Charlie at the end what had happened because obviously he was a bit confused."

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

QPR visit Newcastle after the international break then host Leicester at the end of the month.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

What next for Manchester City then? After the international break, they host Swansea before welcoming Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Then they face a trip to Southampton at the end of the month. Tricky times.

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Muhammad Owais: City are in a bad place. Defenders are not performing well and they are out of confidence. But they will be back.

Anthony Ismail: Southampton are keeping the season interesting!

Ashley Williams: Van Gaal and Pellegrini are both struggling after massive spending. When does the pressure start?

Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea

Former Wales international Robbie Savage

6-0-6 phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live

"Brilliant to see Hawkeye working at Anfield. Imagine if that had been working when Luis Garcia scored that famously controversial goal against Chelsea in the 2005 Champions League."

Luis Garcia scores against Chelsea
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Chairman reaction

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes: "Proud of our boys. Gave the champions a run for their money should have beaten Liverpool and gave Chelsea a scare. I'm a super proud chairman."

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

An interesting stat for you... Only Les Ferdinand (13 in 1995-96) has bagged more goals in the opening 11 matches of a team's Premier League season than Sergio Aguero has managed this season (12).

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QPR 2-2 Manchester City

There were 40 attempts on goal in tonight's game. Well deserving of top spot on Match of the Day's running order...

QPR 2-2 Manchester City
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MOTD order
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Manager reaction

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Here's more from QPR manager Harry Redknapp: "Before the game we'd have taken a point but when went 2-1 up felt three points were there for us.

"We worked hard, pressed and closed and overall it was a great performance. We played well against Chelsea and it was an incredible game against Liverpool. We should have had another three or four points.

"We were playing the champions and we should take a point but when you play as well as we have … they looked under the cosh at 1-0.

"A second goal would have really put them in trouble, But that's why they are champions, they came back - and the little fella they've got up front is a genius."

Southampton 2-0 Leicester

Former Wales international Robbie Savage

6-0-6 phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live

"If Southampton finish in the top four, that will be the single greatest achievement in Premier League history."

Manager reaction

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Harry Redknapp
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QPR manager Harry Redknapp on Sky Sports: "I felt once we got 2-1 up we'd go on and win the game but they are always dangerous.

"Charlie Austin, was it a goal, wasn't it a goal? We played ever so well. You can't relax against a team with so many quality players but I'm so proud of the players tonight.

"The fourth official told me straight away that Joe Hart had two touches. I couldn't see what happened but if that's the rule there's nothing we could do about it.

"Charlie Austin gets better every game. Playing with Bobby Zamora is excellent for him, his confidence is high."

Former Wales international Robbie Savage

6-0-6 phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live

"Last year Brendan Rodgers overachieved with his Liverpool team. He had two strikers on top of their games, world-class players, Gerrard was brilliant last season but he has been worked out this. He was poor today. Liverpool overachieved, simple as. And Rodgers has overpaid for players like Louvren and Markovic."

BBC Radio 5 live's 6-0-6 phone-in is well under way...

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Leigh Myers: City will get better, Chelsea will drop points and the table means nothing till May. Chelsea can't get complacent

Abdulahi: Southampton don't need to beat any of the big clubs to finish in the top four. They just have to beat all the lesser teams.

Abdul Kabir: Charlie Austin must be knocking on the England team door and getting the attention of Roy Hodgson?

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Are City too one-dimensional at the moment?

QPR 2-2 Manchester City
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Paul in Bushey: The league is a battle between Chelsea and Aguero.

Former Wales international Robbie Savage

6-0-6 phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live

"Chelsea always seem to have another gear in reserve. It's like watching that Manchester United team of old. You know they will come at you, be relentless, will get a goal eventually and will go on to win the game."

Manager reaction

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "Sergio Aguero is a fantastic player and he played very well. He scored two goals, he had two more chances, one cleared off the line, so it really was a great performance. He is a top player. He played very alone in attack.

On Chelsea: "I am not worried about Chelsea. They are in a very good moment. We will see if they can continue that until the end of the year. We are just thinking about our team and returning to our style of play.

"It was a very difficult week. We didn't have 72 hours to recover physically and mentally from another game but we tried until the last minute to win. We had clear chances but when the ball doesn't want to go in, it is difficult to score."

Manager reaction

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It was a good game for the fans. We are continuing to be very unlucky.

"We had three or four clear chances to score and didn't. Then we were 1-0 down.

"But this team are demonstrating that we are fighting. We are in an unlucky moment. We are not playing very well but we had enough chances to win this game.

"It was the same against West Ham, where their goalkeeper was the best player. These 15 days (the forthcoming international break) will be useful to us to return to our normal style of play."

Player reaction

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Bobby Zamora says QPR should have had all three points this afternoon, he is disappointed.

"In the last four games we should have had a hell of a lot more points but this is a big point for us. It would have been a great scalp, they have had a tough week."

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Edin Dzeko lasted less than four minutes after coming on as a substitute before he was replaced because of injury. Check out his touch map.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City
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The running order

MOTD presenter Gary Lineker

"QPR/ManC, Liv/Che, Sou/Lei, Bur/Hull, ManU/CP, WHU/AV. @BBCOne later at 11pm due to remembrance festival #LestWeForget"

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Jamie, Eastleigh: Looks like Southampton will be in second place for a few more weeks yet. It's all going well for Saints fans!

Chris, West Sussex: This season's awards can be handed out already. Player of season: Sergio Aguero; Manager: Ronald Koeman; Best keeper, David De Gea; Title: Chelsea.

Sam, Manchester: I'd take Matija Nastastic (remember him!?) in defence with Eliaquim Mangala at left-back right now, Gael Clichy is in shocking form at the moment. Also, congrats Jose Mourinho I guess.

Player reaction

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

QPR striker Charlie Austin on the disallowed goal: "I had no idea it would be disallowed, you could see that from my celebration - I turned around and saw no one was with me. I just thought shoot. I thought it had put us 1-0 up but unfortunately not."

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

QPR 2-2 Manchester City
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Eight points behind Chelsea, four behind Southampton... Manchester City have it all to do.

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Alex Smith: Sergio Aguero is what Luis Suarez was for Liverpool last season. Manchester City's saviour.

Kevin Unitt: Chelsea will walk the league despite spending only £9m net this summer. Less than half a Dejan Lovren. A third of an Eliaquim Mangala.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

"That would have been a magnificent goal from Yaya Toure to win it (see 90 mins), I think Joey Barton saved two points for his side with that block, it was a wonderful challenge.

"Under the circumstances the result is a disappointment for Manchester City. You come here expecting to win, but there is no divine right and QPR could easily have come away with all three points.

"Joe Hart is just now on the field showing his opposite number Robert Green how he managed to take that free-kick (see 17:38), and now he is explaining it to Charlie Austin. All controversy apart this was a magnificent advert for Premier League football. Every player gave 100%, on both sides."

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

A nice moment as the players head from the field. Joe Hart and Charlie Austin discuss that goal which never was (17:38). I think they'll agree to disagree on the merits of it all.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

What did you make of that then? Without Sergio Aguero, Rangers would surely be celebrating three points now.

FULL-TIME

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

All over. Pulsating stuff.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Jesus Navas crossed. Cleared.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Ball comes into the QPR box. Cleared. City attack again. Time for another Aguerooooo moment?

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Corner comes in and Rob Green easily catches Martin Demichelis's looping header.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero with another shot, this time outside the area, and again it's blocked. Corner.

INJURY TIME

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Four minutes left. Yaya Toure pulls the trigger in the area but Joey Barton slides across to block it. Alamo.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

Eduardo Vargas with a low cross, put behind for a corner by Eliaquim Mangala. The centre comes in and Charlie Austin flicks it wide.

QPR 2-2 Manchester City

City are just pumping the ball forward now - and it's unsettling Rangers. Equally, QPR look a constant threat at the other end. One last twist?