Despite showing up in the ugliest uniforms of all time, Manchester City ultimately scoffed in the face of the fashion gods, salvaging a 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers.
The bad omens were in the air early for QPR. Charlie Austin had two goals correctly called back for offside inside the first 20 minutes. For the sake of entertainment, some times the official has to let these things go. QPR needs all they help they can get to develop any sense of self-belief.
Austin would finally get one that counted in the 21st minute. The irony being that, depending on the angle you saw, he could have just as easily been called offside for this one, too.
The ever-mysterious offside rule wasn’t the only one observed sporadically in this one. Agüero’s first came after clearly settling the ball with his right arm. All good, though. Maybe this ref did have an appreciation for drama and didn’t want to let a good goal go to waste. Good on him.
QPR would take a brief 2-1 lead on what would be officially scored as an own goal by Martín Dimichelis, but we’ve all seen enough soccer to know that another Manchester City goal was coming.
Sure enough . . .
Agüero earns a terribly dressed point for Manchester City, leaving it eight points behind league-leading Chelsea and four back from Southampton, which still makes no sense at all to anyone.