Premier League Survival Sunday: 10 Things We Learned

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Premier League Survival Sunday: 10 Things We Learned
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Manchester City have their title. And we all have a memory we'll never forget.

Manchester City scored two goals in stoppage time to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 on Sunday in both teams' final match of the 2011-12 English Premier League season.

Yet even that doesn't really tell enough. None of us have ever seen anything quite like it.

City and rivals Manchester United entered the final day level on points atop the league. City carried the superior goal differential, so only a win over relegation-threatened QPR was needed to secure the club's first league title since 1968.

Then City took the lead, and then QPR went down to 10 men, thanks to the reliably nitwitted Joey Barton. Yet somehow the favorites found themselves trailing 2-1 as regular time ran out.

But in injury time, with United already waiting victorious in the clubhouse, City pulled off an improbable comeback for the ages.

First it was Edin Dzeko, the towering Bosnian, powering home a towering header. Then, literally moments later, it was Sergio Aguero, the mesmerizing Argentine, sending the Etihad into rapture with the coolest of cool finishes.

Thus, in the annals of English football history, where once there stood only Michael Thomas, there's now also Sergio Aguero.

Like Thomas before him, Aguero sealed an impossible title push with an almost unthinkable fairy-tale finish.

And like Arsenal before them, City now have every right to celebrate a momentous achievement.

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