When QPR And Manchester City Played The Worst 20 Seconds Of Football Ever
It is 27 years today since QPR and Manchester City played out the worst 20 seconds of football ever and it is a thing of beauty.
QPR were hosting City at Loftus Road for an FA Cup Fourth Round tie back on January 23 1993.
The clip has it all, from last ditch tackles to poor clearances as well as one of the worst misses of all time.
Check out the clip below for a taste of the action.
#OnThisDay in 1993 these men from QPR and Man City combined to give us the absolute worst 20 seconds of football since records began.- Proper Football (@sid_lambert) January 23, 2020
Heroes. Every last one of them. Lest we forget.pic.twitter.com/Sbz9LoRYiZ
We're going to try and break down the absolute bedlam in detail.
City goalkeeper Tony Coton is slow to react, diving at the feet of Hopps forward Bradley Allen completely missing the mark.
Allen's ball is intercepted by City defender Steve McMahon who then plays the ball back to his keeper.
Coton then attempts to hoof the ball forward but his kick cannons straight into a QPR player.
Even after watching it 10 times I'm still not sure who's attacking & who's defending :joy:- Mr Apocalypse. (@MrApocalypse_92) January 23, 2020
The ball falls to the feet of Premier League legend Les Ferdinand who is staring at an open goal two yards out.
However, the usually clinical Ferdinand loses his footing in the six yard box and takes two swipes at the open goal.
His second attempt leads to the ball going out of play and leaving City wondering how they haven't conceded.
Brilliant work by Ferdinand to save his own shot at goal.- Tony Tea (@AfterGrogBlog) January 23, 2020
I was there and remember it unfolding before my disbelieving eyes, truly a golden moment for any qpr fan- Jimmy Lacey (@mrjimmylacey) January 23, 2020
Modern managers such as Pep Guardiola likely wouldn't be too enamoured with the scrappy display, but the Sunday League-esque quality will probably resonate with many.
It's safe to say this passage of play won't be topped in the four days of FA Cup fourth round action coming up this weekend.
Do you know of any other passages of play that are as horrific as this?
Sound off in the comments below.
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