What a Finish! Argentina’s Agüero Nets Manchester City Its First Premiership Title in 44 Years

May 13, 2012
12:20 pm

First of all, for us lucky Yanks, Survival Sunday was brilliant. Every Barclays Premiership match was broadcast either on regular TV or online. And what a finish it was.

From a previous City win this year, today Argentina's Sergio Agüero netted the game-winner to earn City its first title since 1968.

Manchester City, down 2-1 to QPR in stoppage time, netted two goals to win 3-2 and capture its first Premiership title since 1968. Manchester United had just won its match and it thought it had the title in the bag, but City's Edin Dzeko made it 2-2 City before Argentina's Sergio Agüero got the game-winner to complete the thrilling comeback win.

Here is the reaction from City's manager Roberto Mancini: "Football is incredible [It’s a] crazy season, crazy last minute."

City took the title with 89 points in the table and won over United (89 points) because of goal differential. Arsenal (70 points) finished in third and will return to the Champions League, while Tottenham (69 points) took fourth place and will join City, United, and the Gunners in next year's Champions League.


At the bottom half of the table, Bolton (36 points), Blackburn (31 points) and Wolverhampton (25 points) all were relegated to England's second division. QPR survived to stay in the first division next season.

It was a Sunday for the ages, one that will be remembered for many years to come.