Manchester City star Yaya Toure apologised to a five-year-old girl after hitting her with a wayward shot during the Premier League champions 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday evening.
A curling left-footed drive from the Ivorian whistled past the top corner midway through the first half and the ball flew into the crowd, where it hit young QPR fan Chloe Power in the face. Television cameras captured the incident and after Toure was made aware of it he signed a shirt for her.
Chloe, who has been a season ticket holder for two years, according to the BBC, was not seriously injured by getting hit by the shot, but both the Manchester City star and QPR decided to offer her a signed shirt.
“Relieved to hear the girl my shot hit is OK. I was very worried,” said Toure after the game on his Twitter account. His apology came with a signed shirt of his with ‘sorry’ added to the usual message.
QPR also decided to provide Chloe with a shirt signed by the whole team and posted a picture of the two gifts on their official Twitter account.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side continued their run of indifferent form after the shock defeat at home to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday, going behind early to a Charlie Austin goal. The QPR striker had already had two goals disallowed in what was a disastrous start at Loftus Road.
However, Sergio Aguero equalised with a sensational solo goal not long after and he was required to save City’s blushes again with only seven minutes remaining after a Martin Demichelis had given QPR the lead. You can see the shot in question by CLICKING HERE.