Sunday, 13 May 2012

Manchester City wins tiltle in injury time

Manchester City won the English Premier League after coming from 2-1 in injury time to end their 44-year wait. At the end of the official 90 minutes City were 2-1 down to Queens Park Rangers but goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero in the five minuets added time gave Manchester City the trophy.
Manchester City was on the same point with Manchester United before the match and needed a victory to secure the title but ten-man QPR were not an easy nut to crack. City had earlier gone ahead in the game in the 39th minute through a goal from Pablo Zabaleta but goals from Djibril Cisse and Jamie Mackie in the 48th and 66th minute put the visitors ahead.
Queens Park Rangers would have been relegated if Bolton had maintained their 2-1 lead against Stoke but the game ended 2-2 to ensure that QPR will be playing in the EPL next season.
Speaking to Sky sports after the match Mancini told Sky Sports:
"It was incredible - they deserved this. To win it like this is incredible. I don't think I've ever seen a finale like this.
"We didn't deserve to lose, we had a lot of chances and we deserved to win the game and championship. It's fantastic for the club and the supporters after 44 years. It's been a crazy season and a crazy last minute.'
"Five minutes from the end, I didn't think we'd win this game. But we deserved to win this and deserved to win the title. We were on top for 20 games. I think for us it was really important to start winning this championship, Manchester City can have a big future now.''
Manchester United Coach, Alex Ferguson congratulating City after the victory told BBC sports:
"Nobody expected that. Everybody expected City to win, but they did it against ten men for half an hour and with five extra minutes to help them. But I congratulate City on winning the league. Anybody who wins it deserves it, because it's a long haul.
"At the end of our game our players didn't actually know the results. Now, they're really disappointed, I'm glad to say. There's no other way they should be. They conducted themselves brilliantly today.
"Their performance level was good. I'm pleased at our performance this season. Eighty-nine points would win most leagues. It wasn't our turn today."

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