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Man City fans celebrate Premier League title

posted 13 May 2012, 13:16 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 13 May 2012, 13:17 ]

Manchester City fans celebrate their team's first title in 44 years after they beat Queen's Park Rangers 3-2 with two stoppage time goals.

MANCHESTER, UK (MAY 13, 2012) (ITN) - 
Manchester City fans celebrated their team's first English title in 44 years in barely believable circumstances on Sunday (May 13) as stoppage time goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero snatched a 3-2 home victory over Queens Park Rangers.
With Manchester United's players still on the pitch at Sunderland's Stadium of Light after a 1-0 victory it looked as though they were about celebrate a 20th Premier League title with City still trailing 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

However, Dzeko's header made it 2-2 and in almost unbearable tension Aguero burst into the area to angle a shot past Paddy Kenny and spark wild celebrations as City became top dogs for the first time since 1968.

City and United both finished on 89 points with City's better goal difference settling the most gripping title race since Arsenal edged out Liverpool on the final day of the 1989-90 campaign.

City had only needed a win against the London strugglers to prevail but after taking a first-half lead through Pablo Zabaleta the celebrations turned to disbelief as QPR hit back after the break with goals from Djibril Cisse and Jamie Mackie.

To add some dynamite to an already explosive afternoon former City player Joey Barton was sent off for QPR after an off the ball elbow on Carlos Tevez.

It did not prove too costly, however, as QPR retained their Premier League status at the expense of Bolton Wanderers who were relegated after a 2-2 draw at Stoke city.