Manchester City lifted the EPL trophy for the first time since 1968 when they won the Premier League title in thrilling fashion yesterday. They were able to record this achievement after a 44 years title drought. Manchester City won the Premier League title thanks to a superb individual goal from Sergio Aguero.
Manchester City scored twice in stoppage time to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 in their final game, finishing ahead of Manchester United, who won 1-0 at Sunderland, on goal difference.
Yesterday afternoon saw ten games played simultaneously at the EPL, a decidedly tense 90 minutes for English soccer. Manchester City and Manchester United competed for the trophy on 86 points apiece with the former winning by a goal difference advantage.
Zabaleta gave City the lead but Cisse leveled the scores and Mackie further overturned the lead for QPR. In a spectacular turnaround at extra time, Edin Dzeko levelled with a header and Sergio Aguero netted another to make the game decisive for Manchester City. The two injury-time goals enabled Man City win the Premier League title in a truly dramatic style.
The title is City’s first since they won the old First Division in 1968. Scenes of pure jubilation by City fan erupted at the Etihad Stadium. The clash was a most incredible title win for Manchester City and league survival for QPR. QPR survived because Bolton lost 3-2 at the Britannia Stadium. The twists and turns yesterday afternoon were beyond belief. A pitch invasion happened within moments of the final whistle to spark scenes of ecstasy within the Etihad Stadium.
At the close of the EPL, Arsenal finished third, Tottenham was fourth and Newcastle occupied fifth position. Liverpool was one position behind Everton and level on points with Fulham.