Joey Barton has apologised to QPR fans after being sent off for violent conduct during their Premier League clash with Manchester City.The former City man appeared to elbow Carlos Tevez on the edge of the Rangers' penalty area, with the linesman on the far side of the pitch spotting the incident immediately.
Gareth Barry believes Manchester City's resurgence in the Premier League title race is due to Roberto Mancini lifting pressure from his players.The Italian boss repeatedly insisted Manchester United were favourites in the title race, even after Vincent Kompany's first-half header against United put City on top of the table at the end of April.
QPR forward Adel Taarabt says Mark Hughes 'looks more focused than ever' ahead of their final-day clash with Manchester City on Sunday.The outcome of the match at the Etihad Stadium has ramifications at both the top and the bottom of the Premier League, as QPR are yet to reach safety, while City require a victory to be certain of pipping Manchester United to the title.
QPR boss Mark Hughes says his sole focus is Premier League survival as his side prepare to face Manchester City in their final game on Sunday.Hughes' team are two points clear of the relegation zone, but travel to Etihad Stadium knowing a victory for City would seal their first title for 44 years.
Manchester City can clinch their first league title since 1968 with a win over Queens Park Rangers on the final day of a memorable season.City, equal on 86 points with local rivals United but on top of the table with a superior goal difference, know three points at Etihad Stadium on Sunday will secure the trophy.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has played down talk of a rift between himself and QPR boss Mark Hughes ahead of Sunday's title decider.Rangers will head into the weekend knowing a point would ensure their safety, but they will also be aware a victory for City would secure the title for Mancini's team.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero said a Premier League win on Sunday would spark a trophy run at Eastlands.The Blues are on the verge of their first league title in 44 years, with a victory over QPR at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday all that is needed to clinch it.