Manchester City produced a quite amazing late comeback to snatch the title from Manchester United’s grasp, beating Queen’s Park Rangers 3-2 with two injury-time goals.
The Citizens appeared to have blown their chance at the final hurdle after Pablo Zabaleta had given his side a first-half lead, but goals from Djibril Cisse and then Jamie Mackie on the counter-attack through a major spanner in the works.
Mark Hughes’ side, who needed at least a point to guarantee Premier League football next season, were doing it the hard way after Joey Barton saw red on 55 minutes with the scores level.
Roberto Mancini through on Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli to try and swing things in their favour, but Paddy Kenny continued to be in the right place at the right time after his earlier error had put the Hoops behind.
He could do nothing in the 92nd minute however, when Dzeko rose highest from a City corner to head past the former Sheffield United stopper from close-range and set-up a grandstand finish.
With Manchester United securing a 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light, City knew another goal was needed to secure a first title in 44 years, and it was Sergio Aguero who provided the late, late drama on 94 minutes, latching on to a Mario Balotelli pass, beating a defender and firing home the winner.
The Etihad Stadium erupted as victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat, whilst QPR also survived courtesy of Bolton’s 2-2 draw against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
But the day belongs to City, who are the champions on goal difference.
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