Sergio Aguero’s stoppage-time goal on the final day of the season gave Manchester City a win over Queens Park Rangers and the Premier League title. The 3-2 win gave City the title on goal differential.
The above gives you the bones of the beast, but fails to note so many things:
City won its first top-flight title since 1967-68.
The crown was ripped out of the hands of rivals Manchester United.
Roberto Mancini’s City did the thing in “Fergie Time” to sting Fergie himself.
City had seemingly thrown away the crown just six weeks earlier when they completed a 1-2-2 run with a 1-0 loss to Arsenal on a late Mikel Arteta goal.
The goal was Aguero’s 23rd of the Premier League season, his first year in England’s top flight. He’d go on to have a pretty substantial career in the PL, but regardless this would’ve been enough to cement his status as an icon.
United beat Sunderland 1-0 moments before Aguero’s goal to climb into first place, but that didn’t last. Mario Balotelli’s pass to Aguero and the Argentine’s calm under pressure in dispatching yet another near post rocket was sincerely remarkable.
It was the fourth-straight year a Manchester club won the PL, with United and City alternating crowns between 2011-14.
Nasri fired a rocket off the inside of the far post from well outside the 18 to make it 1-0, and he’d play the corner kick that wound up in the net off Kompany’s boot in a less classy-looking but nevertheless effective goal.
There’s Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, of course, but you can move even further down the age list to find teenagers Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams belting some beauties.
That’s not all: Scott McTominay’s got three absolute stunners and that’s barely a part of his job.
Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James, and Paul Pogba are there making plays as well, and United will be dreaming of a clean slate, some changes in defense, and a chance to get back into the discussion as possible Premier League contenders.
When will United be back on the pitch? British prime minister Boris Johnson says the lockdown will continue in England for a bit longer as the UK hopes to avoid raising the coronavirus curve.
Hopefully we’ll see more soon, as Leicester City seeks to clinch a top three spot for the first time since their incredible title-winning season. British prime minister Boris Johnson will give his next update on Sunday, May 10.