Man City rallies to title

Posted: May 15, 2012

MANCHESTER, England - In the final moments of the Premier League's most dramatic season, Manchester City had just enough time to produce one final, stunning twist.

With the club's title hopes fading by the second, with fans anxiously tearing at their hair in the stands as a stubborn Queens Park Rangers clung to a surprising 2-1 lead after 90 minutes, City threw all of its attacking might forward to secure one of English football's greatest comebacks.

Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero both scored in injury time to clinch a 3-2 victory Sunday that secured the club's first league title since 1968, finishing ahead of crosstown rival Manchester United on goal difference.

"It's a crazy finish for a crazy season," City manager Roberto Mancini said. "I've never seen a final like this."

No one had.

After a season in which the balance of the title race shifted back and forth between the Manchester clubs numerous times, City looked to have thrown it all away by letting 10-man QPR rally from a goal down to take the lead in the second half, while United completed a 1-0 win at Sunderland.

But Dzeko headed in an equalizer in the second minute of stoppage time to give the City fans hope, and Aguero then clinched the title when he slalomed through the QPR and blasted the ball into the net. As Mancini raised his hands and ran along the touchline, Aguero - the son-in-law of Diego Maradona - tore his shirt off in jubilation before he was mobbed by his teammates.

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