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The Brutal Scenes At The Stadium Of Light When News Emerged About Sergio Aguero's Winner

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The Brutal Scenes At The Stadium Of Light When News Emerged About Sergio Aguero's Winner

On this day in 2012, Manchester City scored twice in stoppage time to be crowned Premier League champions for the first time in 44 years. "AGGUUEEERROOOO! I swear you will never see anything like this again!"

Everyone associated with Manchester United stood [or sat] in disbelief as commentator Martin Tyler screamed those famous words.

Roberto Mancini jumped on his assistant Brian Kidd and thousands inside the Etihad celebrated the greatest moment in their history. If you need a reminder of what happened that day, then take a look at the below clip. It STILL gives me goosebumps.

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Meanwhile at the Stadium of Light, after Sir Alex Ferguson's side secured a 1-0 win against Sunderland thanks to a goal from Wayne Rooney, news began to filter through that City had scored a stoppage-time winner to win the title on goal difference.

With virtually the final kick of the season, Sergio Aguero's last-gasp winner ruined United's chances in the most dramatic of circumstances, and it was written all over their faces.

A stunned Phil Jones was left open-mouthed by the news as an emotional Ferguson herded his team towards the dressing room, while Ji Sung-Park could only laugh at his teammates as Michael Owen looked on in shock.

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On that afternoon in the North East, a number of Sunderland fans celebrated United's agony by doing the Poznan; a popular celebration inside The Etihad at the time.

It was a moment that Sir Alex Ferguson would never forget.

In fact, just a day after losing the Premier League title to Manchester City on the final day of the season, Manchester United's greatest ever manager gave this speech at the club's end of season awards dinner.

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In the speech, he says: "I'm a dinosaur. I'm an absolute dinosaur. But what I am, I'm a winner.

"I said to all these players yesterday when we lost the league to Leeds United in 1992 the young players came out and all the Liverpool fans were asking the players for their autographs. And they were tearing them up.

"I says to Giggs 'remember this day' and I said exactly to them yesterday: 'Those Sunderland fans that cheered for City, remember the day'. We won't forget that I'm telling you."

Rio Ferdinand would later reveal that the full-time team talk after United lost the title at the Stadium of Light remains his greatest memory of Ferguson.

Topics: Manchester City, Sergio Aguero, Football, Sunderland, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Premier League

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