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My favourite match: Owen Hargreaves

17 Feb 2018
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Former Man City midfielder was in dressing room when his side claimed 3-2 win over QPR, which he names as best match of 10,000

To celebrate Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United being the 10,000th Premier League match, we asked past players to name their favourite.

Owen Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves may not have been in Manchester City’s squad on the final day of 2011/2012, but he will never forget the drama, or the celebrations.

Needing to beat Queens Park Rangers at home for their first PL title, City were 2-1 down in stoppage time.

“It just felt like the moment had really gone,” says Hargreaves, who was watching from City’s dressing room. "It didn’t feel like we were going to be able to do it.

However, Edin Dzeko equalised and Sergio Aguero scored a memorable winner in the fourth minute of time added on.

“There was just mayhem - the noise, the atmosphere, the energy, the pure excitement,” says Hargreaves. “To win it so late is what makes football so beautiful.”

Also in this series

Part 1: My favourite match - Phil Neville
Part 2: My favourite match - Paul Robinson
Part 3: My favourite match - Robert Pires
Part 5: My favourite match - Dion Dublin
Part 6: My favourite match - Matt Holland
Part 7: My favourite match - Shay Given
Part 8: My favourite match: Chris Kirkland
Part 9: My favourite match - Joleon Lescott
Part 10: My favourite match - Fowler, Owen and Hutchison
Part 11: My favourite match - Alan Pardew

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