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How City Won the Premier League in the 2011-2012 Season

In the light of the current Premier League titlerace, we like to look back at some of the most exciting Premier League seasons. The 2011-2012 Premier League season will go down in history as one of the most exciting and dramatic seasons ever. It was a season that had it all - twists, turns, shock results, and a final day of the season that will live long in the memory of football fans all over the world. Manchester City and Manchester United went head to head in a thrilling title race that was decided in the final minutes of the season.

2011-2012 season

The season started with Manchester United as the reigning champions, having won their 19th league title in the previous season. But they faced stiff competition from their city rivals Manchester City, who had invested heavily in their squad and were looking to win their first league title in over 40 years. The two Manchester clubs quickly pulled away from the rest of the pack, with City setting the early pace. However, United fought back and took the lead in the title race in December, after City suffered their first defeat of the season against Chelsea. United looked to be in control of the title race, but City refused to give up and kept the pressure on their rivals.

It’s all about Manchester

The two teams continued to trade blows throughout the season, with each taking turns at the top of the table. There were some memorable moments along the way, such as United's 8-2 thrashing of Arsenal, and City's 6-1 demolition of United at Old Trafford. As the season reached its climax, City went into their final game of the season against Queens Park Rangers knowing that a win would guarantee them the title. United, who were playing Sunderland at the same time, needed City to slip up in order to have any chance of winning the league. City got off to a dream start, taking a 1-0 lead through Pablo Zabaleta. However, QPR refused to go down without a fight and scored two goals in the second half to shock City and put United back in control of the title race.


As the minutes ticked away, it looked like United were going to win the title, until City scored two late goals in injury time to secure a 3-2 victory and the Premier League title. Sergio Aguero's last-gasp winner sparked wild celebrations at the Etihad Stadium and will go down in history as one of the most dramatic moments in Premier League history. The 2011-2012 season will be remembered as a season of high drama and incredible moments. It was a season where the two Manchester clubs went toe to toe, and City eventually came out on top in the most dramatic of circumstances. It was a season that showcased the best of the Premier League and will be talked about for years to come.