July 13, 2017 12:12 GMT by dailymail.co.uk

The worst 20 seconds of football ever?

The worst 20 seconds of football ever?

In the perfect storm of horrendous football you might chuck in a dreadful tackle, a botched clearance or open goal miss, but how about all of the above?

In the perfect storm of horrendous football you might chuck in a dreadful tackle, a botched clearance or open goal miss, but how about all of the above?

The 20 seconds worth of mad scramble between QPR and Manchester City in 1993 has been voted the worst passage of football ever by Italian magazine L'Ultimo Uomo.

Footage of the Premier League clash has been doing the rounds on Twitter, and the short video is glorious footballing ineptitude.  

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A set-piece starts the 20 seconds of mayhem in and around the Manchester City box

A set-piece starts the 20 seconds of mayhem in and around the Manchester City box

The QPR forward picks up the ball and rounds the keeper but forces himself wide

The QPR forward picks up the ball and rounds the keeper but forces himself wide

Play begins with a corner on the left. Neither side can plant a clean header on it and after a few air swipes, it falls to a City defender who dribbles bravely back towards his own goal. 

He then attempts to feed the goalkeeper a back pass which is horribly misjudged. A QPR attacker latches onto the loose ball, rounding the keeper before cutting it back. 

A brutal lunging tackle appears to save the day but when it drops to the goalkeeper his clearance rockets into an opponent five yards away. 

The goalkeeper swings a boot at the ball which ricochets off the player closing him down

The goalkeeper swings a boot at the ball which ricochets off the player closing him down

The final act of this sorry saga was an awful miss from two yards out 

The final act of this sorry saga was an awful miss from two yards out 

The deflection falls perfectly for a City striker with an open goal at his mercy but his feet are tangled and the ball trickles embarrassingly wide. 

City went on to win the game 2-1 at Loftus Road but the lasting memory will surely be this hapless 20 seconds of 'the beautiful game'.  

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