How Man City won the PL 2012 title in stoppage time from Man Utd
Man City clinched their first title in 44 years, scoring two goals in stoppage time against QPR in the season’s last match to win it from United
A nerve wrecking final game of the league in 2012 for both the Manchester teams. Man City came from 8 points behind in a month’s duration to snatch the title from Man United. The blues beat Queen Park Rangers 3-2 to win the Premier League.
The match was a jaw dropper for football fans as 10 men QPR almost beat Man City. An intense game of football from both the sides, saw Pablo Zabaleta opening the scoring for City. It was followed by a quick counter from Djibril Cisse. He scored to draw the score level just in the beginning of second half. Next followed City’s attack, Carlos Tevez was fouled at the edge of the box by former City player Joey Barton. The referee stopped play and handed him a red card, leaving QPR to 10 men for the rest 35 plus minutes of football.
City’s attacking prowess continued fiercely but couldn’t finish. A counter by QPR again saw J. Mackie heading the ball in the City net to give them a lead. The defence was left open as they attacked and Hart was left hopeless in the goal. Man City fans looked emotional and frustrated as it could cost them the title.
Roberto Mancini brought in Balotelli and Dzeko to give them the goals and so they did. In the stoppage time, a corner from Silva was headed by Dzeko to draw the game. Two minutes later Aguero combined with Balotelli to win the game 3-2 at 90+4 minutes. The celebrations were endless by City fans and players as they won their first Premier league title in 44 years. Also, beating fierce rivals Man United to it was an icing on the cake for them.