For the watching public, the post-match was all about one man, Manchester City's Joe Hart, whose emotional post-game interview indicated a devastated individual.
He said: "You can't go 2-1 up with five minutes to go and lose the game. I can only blame myself."
Here is what fellow players, pundits, and fans had to say about his performance on and off the pitch.
Ashley Cole: @therealac3: Joe hart is best gk in the world #myopinion
Stan Collymore: @stancollymore: Joe Hart said virtually the same after the QPR game couple of weeks ago.He's not happy with his protection right now for sure.
Tim Lovejoy: @timlovejoy Great Joe Hart interview. Top player. #championsleague
@mattywoo123: Man city didn't deserve nothing from that game but Joe Hart did! Top keeper! One of the best in the world
@alsammahi: Respect only for Joe Hart! What a great goalkeeper!
@sidey_: Joe Hart.. that is defo passion for the game! England wont have a better number 1 anytime soon..
@chris_brookes: Joe Hart's fan club = higher population than North America.
@hudsonrowe: Joe Hart, great interview about the loss. Massive respect for his candour and desire to win.
@richywills99: Great interview from Joe Hart. More players should be that honest and not so diplomatic. He'll be gutted with the 2nd.
@akf1: I don't blame Joe Hart for the CR7 goal. Kompany should have done something about it. What a celebrate by the Special one. lol
@ojur101: I don't blame Joe Hart for that last goal, Vincent Kompany has a really big head, he couldn't see it coming
@michaelcross_mc: To be fair to Joe Hart, he was unsighted for 3rd goal as Kompany ducked out the way. Saw it very late!
@fearnie07: Credit to Joe Hart for saying it how it is. Not many players do that #respect
What did you make of City's late defeat, and Hart's candid interview?
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