The post-Mario Balotelli era at Manchester City began in lacklustre fashion as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday that prevented them from making up ground on Manchester United.
Queens Park Rangers' French striker Loic Remy (R) watches his shot go wide of Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart (L) during the English Premier League football match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road in London, England on January 29, 2013. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.
Victory for City would have cut United's lead to just two points but instead Alex Ferguson's side will tackle Southampton on Wednesday with an opportunity to re-open a seven-point lead at the Premier League summit.
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