A decade on from Sergio Aguero’s jaw-dropping title clincher, Manchester City again dragged their fans from the depths of despair to dreamland in a wild comeback win that sealed another Premier League crown.
That 2012 triumph has gone down as the greatest final day in top-flight history after Roberto Mancini masterminded a 3-2 turnaround against QPR to snatch the title from Manchester United’s grasp.
That moment has been immortalised around the Etihad Stadium, where a statue of a celebrating Aguero whirling his shirt around his head was recently unveiled among the paraphernalia celebrating the 10-year anniversary of that triumph.
ilkay Gundogan may well be the star of the show at the 2021-22 reunion after an afternoon of similar drama.
The super sub’s brace helped secure a breathless win by the same scoreline as 2012 to see Liverpool pipped to the title by a single point.
Victory was made all the sweeter by the fact things had looked similarly bleak to the QPR game as the match entered the final 15 minutes.
Much had been made of Steven Gerrard’s helping Liverpool to victory as manager of Villa but few actually thought that might come to pass given City had lost just one league game since October.