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Man City hero Zabaleta: I thought we'd lost it

Pabo Zabaleta admits he doubted Manchester City's title chances during yesterday's amazing season finale.

The Blues looked set to endure an awful afternoon when Djibril Cisse and Jamie Mackie overturned Zabaleta's first-half strike in between Joey Barton getting sent off.

But Edin Dzeko rose to give the Blues fresh hope before Sergio Aguero drove home the goal that turned City into champions for the first time since 1968.

Zabaleta said: "I thought when we were losing 2-1, I thought 'we'll score one goal and we're still going to lose'.

"I don't want to wake up from this. You just look at the players and the fans, everybody deserves this.

"The most important thing for any team is when you believe. If you believe in yourself you win. We believed until the last minute."

City keeper Joe Hart also remarked: "It means the world to these fans - we need to do it again now, let's do it again."

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