Sam Oldham picks favourite final-day football season ending

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Olympic gymnast Sam Oldham has picked out Manchester City's title win last season as most exciting ending to a season ever - despite the fact he supports Manchester United.

The Red Devils looked to be on the verge of winning their 20th league title last term as they secured a last day 1-0 win against Sunderland, with Manchester City 2-1 down at home to QPR.

However last-gasp goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero broke Manchester United hearts, and delivered Manchester City their first league crown in 44 years by virtue of goal difference.

Despite his affiliation, Oldham insists the drama of the last day of the 2011/12 season cannot be beaten.

When asked his opinion about the best final day of the season in history as part of a special feature for the Daily Mail, he said: "It has to be the final day of the Premier League last season," he said  I’m a big Man United fan so it was absolutely gutting when City beat us to the title, but it was so dramatic. 

"My grandad and my dad raised me as a United fan and we were all in the local sports bar watching. 

"Both games were on, and when Sergio Aguero scored it was gut-wrenching. Before the match I felt as nervous as when I go into competition, but losing was like falling off the apparatus. It was horrible.

Luckily for Oldham, who claimed a team bronze medal in the all-round final at the London Olympics last summer, Manchester United gained swift retribution, winning back the title from their rivals this season with ease this season.

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