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Man City Win Title In Fergie Time

In the most dramatic five minutes in Premier League history, Manchester City scored twice in added time to beat QPR 3-2 today and win their first league title in 44 years.

Going into today, Man City and United were tied atop the Premier League. City had a vastly superior goal difference so they knew that as long as they matched United’s result at Sunderland then they would be crowned champions.

Th he title looked to be heading to Manchester United for the 20th time as Wayne Rooney gave the Red Devils a 1-0 win at Sunderland.

Knowing a win would almost certainly be enough to end their long wait, City went ahead through Pablo Zabaleta’s 39th-minute strike before the home side were stunned by a 48th-minute equaliser from Djibril Cisse.

Despite the sending-off of former City man Joey Barton on 55 minutes, QPR went ahead through Jamie Mackie in the 66th minute, and looked set to cling on for the points until the injury-time drama.

But substitute Edin Dzeko headed an equaliser with 91 minutes on the clock then Aguero fired home three minutes later to send a disbelieving Etihad Stadium crazy.

It was not all bad news for relegation-threatened Rangers as Bolton could not hold onto it lead at Stoke and ended up drawing 2-2 draw, a result that relegated Owen Coyle’s side.

Arsenal held on to third place and a guaranteed Champions League place with a 3-2 win at West Brom, who saved farewell to their England-bound boss Roy Hodgson.

Yossi Benayoun’s early opener was cancelled out by goals from Shane Long and Graham Dorrans, before Andre Santos struck a long-range equaliser and Laurent Koscielny’s 55th minute effort proved enough.

Tottenham must wait and hope Chelsea lose next week’s Champions League final in order to book their place in Europe’s top competition after the 2-0 win over Fulham. Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe scored for Harry Redknapp’s men as they finished fourth.

Newcastle’s fine season ended on a low note as they were forced to settle for fifth place after a 3-1 loss at Everton. Steven Pienaar, Nikica Jelavic and Johnny Heitinga scored for the hosts before a Tony Hibbert’s own goal late on.

Chelsea warmed up for their date with Bayern Munich with a 2-1 win over already doomed Blackburn. John Terry and Raul Meireles put them 2-0 up at half-time and Yakubu grabbed a second half consolation.

Danny Graham ensured Swansea’s season ended on a high with the only goal of the game at home to Liverpool, while Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson goals gave Norwich a 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

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