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Final-day title deciders: Aguero leaves it late to save City

12 May 2022

As Man City battle for the 2021/22 Trophy, remember when they secured their first Premier League crown

With the destiny of the 2021/22 Premier League Trophy going down to the final day, we look at the eight previous times the title was decided at the death.

What was at stake? 

Sergio Aguero produced arguably the most iconic moment in the competition's history in the final match round. 

With one fixture each remaining, Manchester City were above Manchester United on goal difference and knew a win would clinch their first-ever title. 

City were at home to Queens Park Rangers, who were one spot and two points above the relegation zone, while United travelled to 11th-placed Sunderland

How it finished

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 MCI 38 +64 89
2 MUN 38 +56 89
How it unfolded

Both title chasers took first-half leads, through Pablo Zabaleta and Wayne Rooney respectively, before the leaders were given a mighty shock. 

QPR scored twice and led 2-1 in stoppage time to leave United and their fans at the Stadium of Light thinking the title was theirs.

But, sensationally, Edin Dzeko and Aguero both scored in added time to give City the win they needed to lift the Trophy for a first time. 

Also in this series

1994/95: Blackburn triumph in dramatic day
1995/96: Man Utd triumph in style
1998/99: Cole's chip rescues Man Utd after scare
2007/08: Ronaldo hits 31 as United make it 10
2009/10: Eight-goal Chelsea ease to third title
2013/14: Man City pip Liverpool with perfect finish
2018/19: City survive scare to retain title

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