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Marc Higginson, Tom Rostance and Gary Rose

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  1. 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.


    MOTD order
  2. Post update

    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."

  3. 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."

  4. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

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

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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?

  7. Post update

    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
  8. 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."

  9. Post update

    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).

  10. Full-time stats

    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
  11. Match of the day

    MOTD order
  12. 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."

  13. Post update

    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."

  14. Manager reaction

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

    Harry Redknapp

    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."

  15. Post update

    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."

  16. Post update

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

  17. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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?

  18. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    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."

  21. 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."

  22. 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."

  23. 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."

  24. Post update

    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
  25. 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.

  27. 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."

  28. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

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

  29. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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.

  30. Post update

    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."

  31. Post update

    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.

  32. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

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


    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

    All over. Pulsating stuff.

  34. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

    Jesus Navas crossed. Cleared.

  35. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

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

  36. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

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

  37. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

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


    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.

  39. Post update

    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.

  40. Post update

    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?

  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Sergio Aguero is something else. His balance, precision and calmness are a delight."

  42. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero has nine goals in his last six Premier League games. Plenty of goal bonus in the Christmas pay packet.

  43. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

    Panic stations! All of a sudden the QPR ship has been holed under the waterline, and they are listing to port. All over the shop. A routine punt downfield is left by Steven Caulker and Jesus Navas is on to it, he looks favourite but Rob Green just about gets there.

    Remember the late drama when Liverpool were at Loftus Road? Hold on to your hats...

    Harry Redknapp offers instructions
  44. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sadozaie: Where there is Kun Aguero there is hope!

  45. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "Sergio Aguero pulls Manchester City out of trouble again. After some quick thinking and a flat delivery from Yaya Toure, Aguero had plenty to do, but he breaks QPR hearts with the finish. It's maybe not one for the purists, but for the punters this is a fantastic game of football. It has got everything."

  46. GOAL

    QPR 2-2 Manchester City - Sergio Aguero (83 mins)

    Sergio Aguero has dug City out of another hole. QPR must feel so deflated. Yaya Toure plays the ball into the little Argentine, who checks back and watches Richard Dunne slip to the floor before rifling into the back of the net with four defenders back on the line.

    Sergio Aguero scores his side's second goal
  47. Post update

    QPR 2-1 Manchester City

    QPR aren't there yet - James Milner having a header cleared off the line by Steven Caulker before seeing a shot deflected wide. The subsequent corner is cleared to Bacary Sagna on the edge of the box but his deflected, low shot goes wide.

  48. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mahesh: Can we have the Premier League crowning ceremony at the end of this game? Here it is Jose.


    QPR 2-1 Manchester City

    Eduardo Vargas is digging about in his locker and pulling out all the tricks now - the Chilean is picked out on the edge of the area and his acrobatic shot goes just wide.

    Eduardo Vargas attempts an over-head kick
  50. Post update

    QPR 2-1 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "Bobby Zamora will claim QPR's second but I am going with Martin Demichelis, although I am sure he will happy for Zamora to have it too. Zamora attacks the ball, he was challenged by Demichelis and it has flown in past Joe Hart.

    "For the way Zamora has played since the first minute, he deserves that. Manchester City did well to get back into it, but if you are talking about overall supremacy in the game, QPR have had the edge and deserve the goal."

    Manchester City kick-off after conceding a second goal
  51. CLOSE!

    QPR 2-1 Manchester City

    Speaking of own goals, a master of the trade Richard Dunne clears off the line to deny his old club!

    Sergio Aguero nips around Rob Green, he has a tight angle but fires in the shot. Dunne races back, and facing his own goal pulls off a neat backheel to clip the ball away.

  52. GOAL

    QPR 2-1 Manchester City - Martin Demichelis own goal (76 mins)

    When Charlie Austin isn't banging them in, he's setting them up. QPR win a 50-50 ball in midfield through Eduardo Vargas who spreads play out wide to Austin. A sensational cross comes in from the right and City defender Martin Demichelis, under pressure from Bobby Zamora, turns it past his own keeper. Jose must be laughing into his red wine. And Ronald, for that matter.

    Bobby Zamora celebrates QPR's second goal of the afternoon
  53. Player reaction on Twitter

    West Ham 0-0 Aston Villa

    West Ham striker Andy Carroll: Feels very good to be back on the pitch!! Thanks to all our medical staff for getting me back quicker than expected!

    Carroll, making his first appearance of the season after an ankle injury, had two late headers saved after coming off the bench at Upton Park earlier today.


    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Samir Nasri can go and join Edin Dzeko in the sponsors' lounge - he's replaced by James Milner for the final 15 minutes or so.

  55. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Anthony: Hi Edin, bye Edin.

    Gary Wilkinson: That has to be down to a poor warm-up if Edin Dzeko is injured. QPR have some good players, they deserve something from this game.

    Joel Pambakian: Charlie Austin for England. Simple as.

  56. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Yaya Toure accelerates down the left but is stopped in his tracks by another blood and thunder - but fair - tackle by Joey Barton. He's up for it tonight.

  57. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "That has got to be the shortest appearance in history! Edin Dzeko must have taken a knock because he had only just come on. Ashley Ward knows how that feels but he was on the pitch a while longer than that. We don't forget do we?"

    In 1998, playing for Barnsley in a match at Sunderland, Ward scored, missed a penalty and got sent off in the space of five minutes.


    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Hang on a minute...

    Edin Dzeko is coming off, just 60 seconds after coming on! He limps to the touchline and is replaced by Frank Lampard. Thanks for coming, Edin.

    Frank Lampard comes on for Manchester City

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Fred Eyre's beat me to it - Edin Dzeko is on for Manchester City, replacing Fernandinho.

    Edin Dzeko challenges for the ball
  60. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "It would have been a lucky goal in the end but well done to Eduardo Vargas for attempting the volley (see 63 mins), he caught it beautifully and that effort alone deserved a goal.

    "A draw is no good for Manchester City in their position. You can see where the manager is coming from in bringing on Edin Dzeko for Fernandinho. Even though City have been on the receiving end of a pulsating performance from QPR so far, Manuel Pellegrini still feels his team should have the quality to win the game, quite rightly."

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  62. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Luke: Roy Hodgson is in the stands at Loftus Road. Can he take out Joe Hart or James Milner and put in Charlie Austin at this late stage?

    Ugo: Someone explain why Rickie Lambert (zero goals this season) is in the England squad and Charlie Austin (six goals) isn't.

  63. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Rangers are on the front foot now - Richard Dunne* putting in a worldy of a cross with his left foot and picking out Eduardo Vargas on the edge of the box, whose volley hits Steven Caulker before going out of play.

    * Yes, it was actually Richard Dunne putting in a worldy of a cross.

  64. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Absolutely superb defending from Fernando, who gets back to cut out Charlie Austin's cross before it meets its target and becomes a certain goal.

  65. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    As it stands, Manchester City are eight points behind Chelsea. They have 30 minutes left to change all of that.

    Samir Nasri is tackled
  66. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    This game has been played in fifth gear from the very first minute and Manchester City continue to attack with purpose, while Rangers break in numbers the moment the champions lose their way.


    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Another booking, this time for Bacary Sagna who loses out to Leory Fer then brings the marauding Rangers midfielder down.

  68. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tom and 20 others: Just found this in the FA rule book (appendix six, section 29): "Manchester City won't win anything this season if they carry on like this."

  69. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Again City roll the ball along the QPR goal-line and fail to convert - this time Sergio Aguero failing to gamble on Yaya Toure's cross. It only needed a touch.

    Sergio Aguero reacts to missing a chance for Manchester City
  70. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Joey Barton gets himself involved by clattering into Fernandinho, who's still feeling his lower leg throb 60 seconds later. Reducer.

  71. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "I fancy Manchester City to go on and win this now. I have seen games like this before, where teams down at the bottom of the table play way above themselves in the first half, before the team with the better players takes control in the second.

    "Sergio Aguero is constantly on the shoulder of the QPR back four and set up a golden opportunity for Yaya Toure (see 48 mins) in collusion with Samir Nasri."

  72. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Now it's QPR's turn to go close - Leroy Fer's shot taking a wicked deflection off Martin Demichelis and going just wide. The subsequent corner kick is headed wide by Steven Caulker.

  73. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    It's end to end now - both teams looking positive after the break and Samir Nasri flashes a cross along the goal-line which Yaya Toure is inches away from turning in. Think Gazza against Germany in 1996.

  74. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Quality defending from Mauricio Isla sees the Rangers defender deny Sergio Aguero in the area with a well-timed tackle.

  75. Text us on 81111

    Michael, St Neots: All of the vitriol towards Mike Dean from the fans who don't know the rules themselves just shows what an impossible job refs have. They're trying to please people who don't know what they're talking about. Leave it to the professionals guys. Or at least get your facts straight before you get your knickers in a twist.

    Simon, Bath: So all these keyboard referees should be congratulating Mike Dean rather than slating him.

  76. KICK-OFF

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    And we're back under way at Loftus Road.


    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    There's been plenty of needle in this game, so Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has sent on Joey Barton to calm things down. He's on for the injured Sandro.

    Sergio Aguero and Joey Barton fight for the ball
  78. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "Where to start? We have had offside goals, a goal cancelled out by the referee because the goalkeeper took a free-kick incorrectly, a real wonder goal by Sergio Aguero, but tainted by a hint of handball, and a real fairy-tale story from Charlie Austin, coming up from non-league football on the south coast to be a constant menace in Manchester City's side.

    "We've had players flying into tackles, Richard Dunne making tackles like his life depended on it, we've seen Dunne at his best. It has been a scintillating first 45 minutes, and incredibly, more to come."

  79. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Paul Cate: Let's give referee Mike Dean some credit. That was some incredibly quick thinking in a pressure situation.

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  81. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    So, Charlie Austin could have had a hat-trick and Sergio Aguero might have handled the ball in scoring a goal from the top drawer. Throw in five yellow cards and it's been a manic 45 minutes for referee Mike Dean.

  82. Rule book

    A look through the rule book with a finer-toothed comb suggests that referee Mike Dean got the call right after all.

    "If, when a free kick is taken by the defending team from inside its own penalty area, the ball is not kicked directly out of the penalty area:

    • the kick is retaken."

    So QPR shouldn't have had a free-kick after Charlie Austin's second disallowed goal. As you were.

    Who would be a referee?


    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    It's been quite lively at Loftus, hasn't it?


    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Now Mike Dean is dishing out yellows to Samir Nasri and Eduardo Vargas. Someone's bound to get sent off at this rate.

    Mike Dean looks on during the QPR v Manchester City game
  85. Text us on 81111

    Tom, London: Referee got the Joe Hart free-kick decision right (see 17:38). Law 13 says 'once ball is in play'. For free-kicks inside the penalty area, the ball is not in play until it leaves the penalty area.

    Peter, Isle of Man: The key is that the ball is not in play until it leaves the penalty area and so Joe Hart gets to take it again, that's the law.

  86. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Rangers with a free-kick on the edge of the box, but Eduardo Vargas hits it straight into the City wall.

    Eduardo Vargas hits a free-kick straight in to the Manchester City defence
  87. Text us on 81111

    Charles: Manchester City look awful. Full credit to QPR but City look disorganised and short on confidence. Chelsea may as well be given the Premier League title already - the only team in the league with any consistency or ability to dominate games.


    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Charlie Austin v Joe Hart is turning into a right battle. This time the City stopper make a fine point-blank save from the Rangers striker, who was actually offside. Still, a decent save.

    Charlie Austin reacts

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Richard Dunne is the latest player into the book, this time for scything down Samir Nasri. Rangers need to keep their discipline here, because they have played well enough to suggest they can still get a decent result here. If they keep their full complement, that is.


    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero is causing lots of problems for Rangers now and he's brought down on the edge of the box by Mauricio Isla who is booked for his troubles. Yaya Toure blazes the subsequent free-kick over the bar.

    Mauricio Isla
  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Andy Gillick: Sergio Aguero is unbelievable.

    Liz tray: Handball? Yes but accidental. No move of the arm. QPR goal offside anyway. Still, another poor performance. Can't pass anymore!

  92. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    Yaya Toure flashes another shot wide. Once he gets his radar right, Rangers could be in trouble.

  93. Post update

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "We are struggling again without the benefit of a replay but it was a piece of magnificent control by Sergio Aguero, either with or without the use of a hand. The word from our studio is that it grazed the top of his arm.

    "City have been crushed but they are now at 1-1 because the team has one or two very special players. To bring that down out of the sky, juggle it, and put the finish away? World class."

  94. GOAL

    QPR 1-1 Manchester City - Sergio Aguero (32 mins)

    What a tremendous goal. Sergio Aguero has stepped up when it matters for his side - collecting a long ball forward from Eliaquim Mangala and showing Bergkamp-like control to brings the ball under his spell inside the box before lethally finishing past Rob Green.

    Sergio Aguero celebrates
  95. "27 minutes of crisis"

    QPR 1-0 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "Manchester City are missing David Silva today. In moments of crisis - and this has been 27 minutes of crisis so far- we look to them to put their foot on the ball, to control the game in difficult moments and to give the team a lift. That is what makes those players extra special."

  96. Post update

    QPR 1-0 Manchester City

    Manchester City finally show some attacking purpose as Yaya Toure bends an effort just over the bar. Close, but no cigar.

  97. Post update

    QPR 1-0 Manchester City

    There's a debate raging on the BBC football desk about the merits of Charlie Austin. The general consensus is that he should probably get an England call, but he also needs Bobby Zamora to play up top alongside him...

  98. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    QPR 1-0 Manchester City

    Rich: Why was Joe Hart allowed to re-take the goal kick, when it was his mistake? Surely QPR should be awarded an indirect free-kick?

    Adam Knott: Mike Dean doesn't know the laws of the game. Double touch = indirect free kick to the other team. Law 13 (see 17:55).

  99. The rule book

    QPR 1-0 Manchester City

    It appears that QPR should have been awarded a free-kick inside the penalty area when Joe Hart fluffed his free-kick.

    I quote, from The FA Law 13

    "Free kick taken by the goalkeeper

    "If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball again (except with his hands), before it has touched another player:

    an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred."

    Read more on the rule here.

  100. "City are getting a tatering"

    QPR 1-0 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "No team can withstand the kind of pressure Manchester City have been put under without conceding eventually. Charlie Austin has finally got his reward and has put QPR in front. They've have got their tails up and quite rightly so. But there is a massive gap between Gael Clichy and Eliaquim Mangala. That is where all three of Austin's chances have come from. City are getting a tatering here."

  101. GOAL

    QPR 1-0 Manchester City - Charlie Austin (21 mins)

    Charlie Austin doesn't miss, does he? It just depends on whether the goal is allowed to stand, and it's third time lucky for the Rangers hitman who collects a incisive ball from Eduardo Vargas and drills the ball past Joe Hart. The striker was played on by Eliaquim Mangala. Manchester City have been dreadful. In fact, they've been worse than that. Quality stuff from Rangers, though.

    Charlie Austin scores for QPR
  102. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    AndyK: Joe Hart has been let off the hook again by the ref, shades of that awful "obstruction" decision at St. James's last season.


    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Any hopes Mike Dean had of a quiet Saturday evening have been dashed in 15 manic minutes at Loftus Road - this time the referee turning down strong appeals from the hosts when a shot appears to strike Bacary Sagna on the hand. It's all going off.

    QPR appeal for a penalty
  104. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mahesh: What a rubbish rule! Whose fault is it that Joe Hart took two touches! Play advantage!

    Adrian Remedios: Two goals back-to-back denied by the referee! QPR are giving City a run for their money! Good going!

  105. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Those two disallowed goals have had the equivalent effect of a shot of whisky in the home crowd. It's served as a real livener as they scream for every decision. And they almost see their side go ahead for a third time when Joe Hart saves Charlie Austin's eight-yard shot.

  106. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Bizarre goings on at Loftus Road. Charlie Austin has two goals disallowed in seconds. The second for an incident I don't think I've ever seen before."

  107. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "QPR fans are very fired up after that double disappointment for them. It was a huge error by Joe Hart and he is very fortunate not to have been punished for it. It would appear he was going to play it out, changed his mind but couldn't change his body quick enough."


    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Joe Hart... you lucky, lucky boy. The goalkeeper makes a complete hash of a free-kick - seconds after seeing one goal disallowed - and Charlie Austin picks up the ball unmarked and drills home.

    However, the referee Mike Dean rules Hart kicked the ball twice from the free-kick - hitting it first with his left foot via a slip, and the goal is chalked off. Technically right, but Hart is so, so lucky. He should put the lottery on tonight.

    QPR remonstrate with the referee

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Charlie Austin has Loftus Road off its seats, heading home a cross from the right wing, but he had strayed a yard offside. City looking shaky at the back already...

  110. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "It's been a lively start from Manchester City. The two full-backs have pushed right up already, up to a starting position near the halfway line, and in central defence Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala have split and spread out. That will suit Mangala, but Demichelis doesn't have loads of pace at his age.

    "Richard Dunne, the former City stalwart, he loves putting blocks in, putting his body on the line. I think he will be instrumental in how QPR fare today."

  111. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a fantastic goal but it was important also. It is always difficult to attack against a defending team, who comes here to defend and not attack. You have two rows of four and we created a lot of possibilities. I am pleased because we have three points and there is an international break so it was important we closed with a victory.

    "Juan Mata has played a lot of matches. I have given him the chance, I give other players the chance and at the end we shall see who plays more than the other. It is always like that in football.

    "They [McNair and Blind in defence] didn't have to defend too much because we always had the ball. They only had to defend the long balls but that is difficult because Chamakh and Campbell are strong headers of the ball.

    "Paddy McNair is not injured. It was cramp. It is [recent injury problems] crazy but it is what I have to deal with."

  112. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Sergio Aguero is lively early on - driving forward and leaving four defenders for dead before blazing over when he might have been better placed playing in Jesus Navas down the right.

  113. Player reaction on Twitter

    Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge: Shame about the result today. Deserved something from the game. Looking forward to resuming full training next week.

  114. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Manchester City serve an early warning of their intentions when Sergio Aguero breaks through and bears down on goal but he takes too much time to pick out the run of Samir Nasri and his subsequent pullback is cut out.

  115. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Moe Muntz: We're due a downpour of goals to make up for the boring last two hours.

  116. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    Manchester City are in their purple kit tonight, with QPR in their usual blue and white hoops. Both sets of fans are in good voice under the bright Loftus Road lights.

  117. KICK-OFF

    QPR 0-0 Manchester City

    A minute's silence ahead of Remembrance Sunday is impeccably observed. A loud cheer follows, then the referee blows his whistle. Game on.

  118. Post update

    QPR v Manchester City (17:30 GMT)

    BBC Radio Manchester summariser Fred Eyre at Loftus Road

    "It's more than pouring this - it's like a tropical storm! The pitch is in perfect condition though - there are no puddles or anything, and if the rain ceased now it would only have that little bit of skid on the pitch. A night game, in London, it would be a fantastic atmosphere. But it needs to stop raining first - this is bad!

    "To keep in touch with the two at the top Manchester City have to get three points here. A draw will not do. Eliaqium Mangala has had a really difficult start to his career in the Premier League, hopefully this will be the chance for him to turn a corner."

  119. Goals, goals, goals

    FA Cup

    Fancy watching some FA Cup action? We've got highlights coming from all of today's 25 ties, with the first ones already available to watch.

    You can relive the best of the action by clicking here.

  120. Manager reaction

    Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Neil Wanrock

    Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock, speaking to BBC Sport: "We are having that kind of spell at the minute, nothing going right for us. If Fraizer Campbell had scored that chance he had it would have put a lot of pressure on them, but it was not to be. I thought the referee did well today, I am just disappointed to concede the goal. I think Julian Speroni will have been disappointed.

    "It is hard at times for a lot of clubs at this level but you just have to keep going. I can't criticise the lads today. The passing was poor at times, though, we made some bad decisions with the ball.

    "You have to work hard to make your own luck. Liverpool next, after last year that should be a cracking match and I am looking forward to it."

  121. Post update

    QPR v Manchester City (17:30 GMT)

    It's proper rain at Loftus Road now - the type that soaks you through! None of that spitting stuff. Puddles are forming beside the pitch and in the stands. Hopefully the ground can cope with this downpour which started at 16:30 GMT.

  122. Missing man

    QPR v Manchester City (17:30 GMT)

    David Silva

    Samir Nasri is back in the Manchester City side from the start this evening - can he fill the golden boots of David Silva?

  123. Player reaction

    Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Manchester United's Juan Mata, who scored his side's winner: "I was thinking if I come on I would try to change the game and luckily I did it.

    "The manager told me I was playing on the right, I tried to make the pitch wide and come inside as well. That is what I did. The most important thing is that we won and the three points will help us to carry on this good run.

    "Right now I am very happy with the goal. I have three at this moment of the season. I always try to help the team. Hopefully now in the international break we can recover our injuries."

  124. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Richard Taylor: Sir Alex Ferguson used to grind out 1-0 wins too. Back then people said it was the sign of champions!

    Graham Last: Waiting for Warnock to blame the referee for another defeat...

    Simon Foley: Saints making the most of a very kind fixture list. Six of their eight wins are against bottom half teams. Best scalp to date? West Ham.

  125. Manager preview

    QPR v Manchester City (17:30 GMT)

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp: "We've had a tough run of games but we've played well against Chelsea and Liverpool. We deserved more points and now we are against the champions.

    "We need to be at our best. City have so many quality players - look at the bench. They're fantastic. But we are at home, this is our ground and we look forward to giving them a real game."

  126. Post update

    QPR v Man City (17:30)

    I can tell you it's absolutely tipping it down in west London. Expect a sodden surface for this one. There's a few faces in the crowd wishing they'd remembered their waterproof coat.

  127. Text us on 81111

    Southampton 2-0 Leicester

    Lisa: Don't want to be a killjoy as I'm also enjoying Southampton's run but they haven't played any of the big boys yet. Lack of squad depth will probably kill them in the end. Though would love to see them finish above Liverpool after selling three to them.

  128. Post update

    QPR v Man City (17:30)

    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson

    Football Focus

    "Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero are South Americans and Arsene Wenger flagged this up last week. They're so tough and resilient.

    "But Manchester City should be inspired by playing in the Champions League because it's the best club competition in the world. I look at that side sometimes and see the bigger players not turning up in the Champions League. Analyse the way they play then look at the manager - is he getting his teams up for it?"

  129. Post update

    QPR v Man City (17:30)

    Former Blackburn striker Jason Roberts

    Football Focus

    "Sergio Aguero is a Premier League great. He scores so many big goals, and his movement marks him out. When he's not playing City miss him so much for that very reason.

    "But Manchester City didn't buy any marquee signings pre-season. They needed to improve as champions, but they didn't."

  130. Text us on 81111

    Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace

    Harvey: The result was the most important thing for Manchester United today, but need to improve. Also, Angel Di Maria's crossing was terrible! £59.7m has got to beat the first man more often!

    Simon, Berkshire: Everyone should forget Crystal Palace's achievements last season. Make no mistake, we are in a relegation scrap.

  131. Text us on 81111

    Southampton 2-0 Leicester

    Dan Vitran, Leicester: Disgusted at the Nigel Pearson out comment (see 16:46). He has won us two trophies in the last four years and two play-offs. He deserves a full crack at the season. He has earned it and we have had close defeats in all our losses this season. He has a great philosophy, lots of young players and British talent. I have complete faith we will turn it around after the international break.

  132. Dover & Chester's FA Cup glee

    The FA Cup

    Live on the BBC

    We haven't had quite the upset today as we did last night with Warrington, but I'd like to be out in Dover and Chester tonight, after the Conference sides both knocked out league opposition in the shape of Morecambe and Southend respectively.

    The other upsets from today came in the form of Cheltenham Town, who thrashed West Country rivals Swindon 5-0, and Cambridge's defeat of Fleetwood.

    The fairytale ends, though, for East Thurrock United, Hemel Hempstead, Barnet and AFC Fylde, after the non-leaguers all lost to league sides.

    You can keep up with all of the reaction from up and down the country here.

  133. Post update

    QPR v Man City (17:30 GMT)

    Tonight's game sees two in-form strikers go head to head. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero has scored 11 goals in his last 12 Premier League games, while Rangers hitman Charlie Austin has been involved in six of QPR's nine goals so far this season (five goals, 1 assist).

  134. Top-four Saints?

    Southampton 2-0 Leicester


    Southampton are Chelsea's closest challengers at the top of the Premier League table - but in our vote just over a third of you thought that they could qualify for the Champions League. Ronald Koeman working miracles on the south coast...