On a day that Chris Ramsey needed his QPR side to show up and shock the Etihad quite the opposite happened and the caretaker manager was let down once again by a lacklustre and bad tempered side who finished on the wrong end of a 6-0 drubbing and a relegation spot.
QPR are down again after one season, much like the case two years ago when very little seems to have changed at the club. Around about the same fixture last time, QPR's Joey Barton caused a stir, when a foul mannered Barton lashed out and attacked current hat trick hero Sergio Aguero, leaving a bitter taste to a bitter end of QPR's Premier League campaign.
Little has changed for QPR in the Premier League, as the team have shown little improvement or adaptability to the big stage. Barton, much like before, was quick to address this disappointment and prior to the club's humiliation on Sunday, he mentioned the atmosphere was much the same as it was the last time QPR were away at Man City.
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"On the whole, the dressing room has turned up and given everything," he explained in an interview with Sky Sports. "One or two bad eggs have spoiled it."
Barton was quick to blame the faltering season on a few 'bad eggs' admitting that the attitude of some at the club wasn't at an acceptable standard to say the least.
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Barton, who has never been shy on media attention and controversy, held a few players responsible for not giving it their all.
"You have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say I did everything I can. Some people haven't done that," he added.
Sunday's encounter made it clear that the QPR side were not as tight knit as the rest of those in the relegation dog fight, a weakness, Barton claims has been their greatest downfall.
The interview which aired just before the thrashing and relegation of QPR on Sunday highlighted a hopeless and dismantled side who were not worthy of the Premier League.
Shockingly, or maybe typical of QPR, Chris Ramsey has defended Barton in an attempt to absolve himself on the blame for an under par season. The manager who took the helm when the shipwreck was well on course, has backed up Barton and admitted there probably was some attitude issues.
“I think if you go to any club there are going to be bad eggs and those sort of people," reflected the head coach.
QPR face the end of a season that has once again withered out, and like it or not, it looks as if most of the 'eggs' at QPR, won't be there much longer, as a post season exodus looks like another foregone conclusion.