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FOOTIE TWEETS: Man City celebrate with the Hoff, QPR win praise for Chelsea shock

Brad Davies takes a close look at the Twitter reaction to QPR's shock win over Chelsea - and David Hasselhoff's shock appearance at Manchester City!

Manchester City rang in 2013 by hosting both Stoke City and David Hasselhoff at the Etihad on New Years Day.

Going by Twitter it's probably safe to say that having eased to a 3-0 win over the Potters, 'The Hoff' made the greater impression on the City team.

Joining the players in the dressing rooms after the match, Sergio Aguero tweeted a picture of himself with the former Baywatch star captioned: "At the Etihad Stadium with @DavidHasselhoff".

'The Hoff' himself tweeted a photo with Pablo Zabaleta and indicated he was at least partially aware of what had gone on during the game with "Great goal great to meet you!" Zabaleta responded with "@DavidHasselhoff it was great to have met you too! Thanks for coming to the match and supporting @MCFC!!".

Meanwhile in the biggest upset of 2013 so far, Harry Redknapp's QPR grabbed all three points at Stamford Bridge thanks to a rare Shaun Wright-Philips strike. Wayne Routledge dared suggest it could be the start of a miraculous recovery for the R's tweeting "Wow, could the great escape be on... #QPR".

Proud father of the QPR matchwinner on the night, Ian Wright chimed in with "Great result for QPR. Should be great for confidence. Long may it continue. Because Shaun's there of course!"

On loan Ranger Joey Barton tweeted his support from afar with "Well done to all at QPR. Made up for SWP, he's come in for a lot of stick lately. Maybe, it's not as cut and dried as we all thought."

He added "To a man they stuck together and battled hard. Polar opposite from the game I saw against Liverpool a few days ago. Well done. Buzzing 4'em".

And seemingly just to prove his Twitter account hadn't been hijacked by an image consultant, Barton signed off for the evening with: "Off to bed to read another book about Genghis Khan. Almost sure I was him in a previous life..."

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