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QPR skipper Barton on his Man City carnage: I was trying to get players sent off!

QPR skipper Joey Barton defended his actions after his amazing red card in yesterday's dramatic finish at Manchester City.

The firebrand swung an elbow at Carlos Tevez, knee Sergio Aguero, attempt to headbutt Vincent Kompany and try to confront Mario Balotelli.

"Can do nothing but apologise to the players and the fans. Still don't think its a sending off. Tried to take 1 of their players with me....," Barton said.

"Still not my proudest moment but who gives a f*ck, we are safe..........and that is all that matters.

"The head was never gone at any stage, once I'd been sent off, one of our players suggested I should try to take 1 of theirs with me...

"Well done to Man City...

"To all those nuggets who've been tweeting about relegation all season.......u were wrong. #chinup

"To those same nuggets, the ones that constantly wrote us of all season. See u in the Premiership next season... #comeonur'sss

"Think a few people are forgetting Tevez started the fracas by throwing a punch to the head...?

"Right am off for a bit. Gonna enjoy QPR still being a Premiership club with all my team-mates. Cheerio people".

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