The summer of 2012 is etched in the memory of football fans around the world, particularly for those who follow the English Premier League. It was during this time that one of the most memorable moments in football history unfolded, involving the talented Argentine striker, Sergio Aguero.
Striker Sergio Aguero scored what is considered the most important goal of his career and the history of Man City club. Thanks to Aguero’s golden goal, Man City won the Premier League title, which seemed to be firmly in the hands of Man United.
The waited day
At that time, Aguero was playing for Manchester City, one of the top clubs in the Premier League. Known for his incredible goal-scoring ability and agility on the pitch, Aguero was a key player for City and had already made a significant impact in his debut season with the club.
On the final day of the 2011-2012 Premier League season, Manchester City and their arch-rivals, Manchester United, were neck-and-neck in a thrilling title race. With just one game left, City needed to win against Queens Park Rangers (QPR) to clinch their first league title in 44 years.
Nothing worth having comes easy
In the 2011/12 season, MU and Man City created a fierce competition for the Premier League title until the last minute. By the final round, both were still equal on points (86 points) and Man City was only ranked above the Manchester neighbor thanks to more sub-indexes.
With MU winning gently 1-0 on the field of Sunderland, they have completed their goal and just wait for Man City to stumble to successfully defend the Premier League title. On the side of Man City, coach Roberto Mancini’s team holds the right to self-determination in their hands. Their chances are clear by playing at home against Queens Park Rangers who are lurking in the red light area.
However, a surprise happened when QPR was pushed into a corner and led Man City 2-1 after Zabaleta conceded the first goal (39′). Their two goals were scored by Cisse (48′) and Mackie (66′). In such a situation, Man City needs to score 2 more goals and not concede a new goal to reverse the situation.
When until the 90th minute the score remained the same, many people thought about the prospect of Man City falling on the threshold of heaven. At that time, the MU vs Sunderland match was over and Alex Ferguson’s teachers and students were preparing for a celebration.
With time running out, it seemed like Manchester City’s dreams of winning the title were slipping away. But then, in the 94th minute of the game, Sergio Aguero stepped up and scored a stunning goal, breaking through the QPR defense and firing the ball into the net. The stadium erupted in celebration as Aguero’s goal secured a dramatic 3-2 win for Manchester City and sealed their first Premier League title in dramatic fashion.
Aguero’s last-minute goal against QPR is widely regarded as one of the most dramatic and memorable moments in English football history. It has been etched in the memories of football fans worldwide, and Aguero’s name is forever associated with that momentous occasion.
Following his success at Manchester City, Aguero went on to have a highly successful career at the club, becoming one of their all-time top goal scorers and winning numerous titles, including four Premier League titles. In 2021, Aguero left Manchester City to join Barcelona, where he continues to showcase his incredible skills on the pitch.
The dramatic events of that fateful day in 2012, with Aguero’s heroic last-minute goal against QPR, will forever be remembered as a defining moment in football history. It serves as a testament to the exhilarating unpredictability and sheer excitement that makes football the beautiful game that it is.