PREMIER LEAGUE: Dramatic scenes as Man City score late to claim Premier League title

On an incredible afternoon at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City scored two injury time goals against ten-man QPR for a 3-2 victory and a first top flight title for 44 years.
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On an incredible afternoon at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City scored two injury time goals against ten-man QPR for a 3-2 victory and a first top flight title for 44 years.

City clinched the Premier League trophy on goal difference from their cross town rivals Manchester United but with just four minutes of the season remaining it looked as if United would retain their crown.

With Sir Alex Ferguson’s team winning at Sunderland but City trailing 2-1 at home to relegation threatened QPR there seemed no way back for Roberto Mancini’s outfit.

Pablo Zabaleta put the hosts ahead just before the break and the team that had only dropped two points at home all season looked set to coast to glory against the team with the worst away record in the topflight.

But just after the restart a Joleon Lescott mistake allowed Djibril Cisse to level, but when the R’s Joey Barton was shown red for a clash with Carlos Tevez the balance seemed to swing in favour of the home side.

But the City faithful were stunned as the Londoner’s took the lead when Armand Traore broke quickly, and from his cross Jamie Mackie headed home.

And that is the way it stayed until injury time as first Edin Dzeko headed City level, and almost immediately Sergio Aguero scored the winner to spark amazing scenes at the Etihad.

For QPR there was also celebration, as with Bolton only drawing at Stoke it means the R’s retain their Premier ship status, whilst the Wanderers are relegated.

Referee: Mike Dean

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Attendance:

Man City scorers: Zabaleta 39, Dzeko 90, Aguero 90
QPR scorers: Cisse 48, Mackie 66

Yellow cards: Bothroyd (QPR), Aguero (MANC)
Red cards: Barton (QPR)

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