Queens Park Rangers were involved in one of the most dramatic Premier League games ever back in 2012 when Manchester City scored two injury time goals to beat the R’s and seal the title.
As it turns out, it was a double celebration as the Londoners had survived their first season back in the top-flight as well, something which had been in doubt all afternoon. Whilst Sergio Aguero’s stoppage time winner is understandably always spoken about, another notable incident from the game was Joey Barton’s red card.
The midfielder was sent off for an altercation with Carlos Tevez and he then kicked out at Aguero and put his head towards Vincent Kompany, with the whole thing resulting in a 12-game ban from the FA.
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And, speaking to The Athletic, former R’s defender Nedum Onuoha criticised Barton’s actions given the situation QPR found themselves in and revealed that he didn’t get on at all with the current Fleetwood boss, even though they had played for City as youngsters themselves.
“Joey and I… there’s no relationship, even though we spent a lot of years playing together at City. From my side, I’ve not really been close to him at all. We disagree on a lot of things.
“To say I was disappointed would be an understatement; how could you let your team down in the biggest moment of the season? I was stunned. It felt like he’d ruined the game for us.”
Barton would leave QPR that summer, spending the next year on loan with French giants Marseille. Although, he did play for the R’s again after that, helping them to promotion from the Championship in 2014 after a play-off final win against Derby County at Wembley.