The final comeback I am going to analyse is one that everyone of this generation will remember. This game was the final game of the season, and was a must win game in order for Manchester City to win the title. Rivals Manchester United had accumulated the same amount of points as Manchester City in the season, after a campaign where the league leaders changed at least 10 times. Manchester United were playing against Sunderland at the same time as Manchester City played QPR, on the 13th May 2012. Manchester United won their match 1-0, and Manchester City ending up winning 3-2, meaning they clinched the title on goal difference.
Now here is why it ranks as one of the biggest footballing moments of history. During the final day of the season, Manchester United took the lead first, meaning that at that moment of time, they were the Premier League champions as it stood. This changed as Pablo Zabaleta got the first goal for the 'noisy neighbours', putting City back on top of the table. This changed rapidly as QPR ended up scoring two girls against Manchester City, meaning the table leader changed once again, putting Manchester United as champions. The scores stayed the same until we hit the 91st minute. Celebrations were going on at the Stadium of Light, where Manchester United thought they had won the title after beating Sunderland 1-0.
However, the United fans began to get nervous as Edin Dzeko scored an equaliser for City, meaning they needed just one goal to win the title. The goal came in the 92nd minute. The ball played into Mario Balotelli, passed onto leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who skipped past one player and smashed the ball into the back of the net, creating an incredible noise around the Eithad Stadium, followed by a pitch invasion from the fans come the final whistle. Incredible scenes.
Now, why is this such an incredible comeback? Well taking into consideration what this game meant to the City fans and players. Over 40 years without a title, being dominated by rivals Manchester United for years, City had finally beaten them to the title, in one of the fiercest rivalries in the world. Also, like the 1999 UCL final, the goals came in rapid succession, making the game even more special. To win the premier league title, in the final minute of a match, to your rivals, will never be seen again in the history of the premier league, for a long, long time. Also, the famous line of, 'Agueroooooooooo', will live long in the memory for all football fans. Expect those United fans of course!