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...The biggest domestic glory of all.
Needing a win on the last day of the season against relegation-threatened QPR, it all looked so simple and straight forward for Manchester City to wrap up their first Premier League title.
Their first top flight championship, in fact, in 44 years.
Instead, City found themselves 2-1 down with around 25 minutes to go—until a double injury-time strike from Dzeko and Aguero completed a miraculous turnaround and contrived to hand the Premiership trophy to the club.
Mancini was instantly cemented in hero-status at the Etihad Stadium, regardless of whatever transpired before or after that event.
That was just five short months ago; as is the norm at Manchester City, much has already gone on since then and perhaps one or two have begun to forget just what City were before the recent influx of silverware.
It's never dull with Mancini around—these were just five of his more memorable moments so far, and you can bet he'll be adding to the list as the season goes on.