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Sergio Aguero Reveals What He Said To Mario Balotelli Before Title Winning Goal

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Sergio Aguero Reveals What He Said To Mario Balotelli Before Title Winning Goal

AGEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I can pretty much just fill this whole article with more Os and some people would be as pleased as punch. Sergio Aguero has revealed what he said to the man who set up his goal.

It might not please Manchester United fans but probably the greatest, most dramatic moment in Premier League history is the moment that Sergio Aguero secured Manchester City's first ever Premier League title.

The Citizens needed to match the result that local rivals Manchester United got against Sunderland on the last day of the season. United beat the Black Cats 1-0 and as the final whistle went they were champions.


Aguero celebrates and the crowd go wild at the infamous goal. PA Images

That was because at the Etihad City were in trouble. Having led against QPR and seen the relegation threatened side go down to 10 men after Joey Barton's moment of madness Roberto Mancini's side found themselves 2-1 down going into stoppage time.

Edin Dzeko scored an equaliser shortly into the added on time to level things up and then Aguero's maisy run ended him with playing the ball into Mario Balotelli who played it back to his teammate and the rest, as they say, is history.

However Aguero revealed that he'd had a conversation with the Italian and talking to Match of the Day magazine the Argentine admitted what was said:


"I don't get asked everyday about this goal, but it is every so often. When anyone mentions a goal in the last minute or if QPR come up in the news I think about it.

"I looked up at the scoreboard and it said 88 minutes. It was 2-1, we were losing. I said to myself - that's the Premier League, we're going to lose the Premier League here. We carried on, we got the corner and Dzeko scored the equaliser. QPR got ready to restart the game.

"I said to Mario Balotelli 'Stay close to me, I'm going to try and play a one-two at some point'. Mario just went 'Yeah, yeah, yeah!' I don't know if he was actually listening to me! He is a bit crazy so maybe he didn't understand!"


Balotelli's only assist for City was that goal. He escapes the hordes of celebrating fans. PA Images

Aguero discussed what was going through his head when he scored adding, "A few seconds later, the chance came. It was the first time I'd actually dropped deep in the entire game, I'd been marked by the defence but I came deep to receive the ball.

"I turned, if you look on the video you'll see that I look up when I get hold of the ball so I can look for where Mario is. So I get a chance with the outside of my foot to just play into Mario.

"Then, incredibly, Mario was falling - but with a great amount of skill he managed to play it back to me and I burst into the area. My first thought was, if I can get it a little bit out of my feet, beyond the defender, I can perhaps get a penalty because there was some slight contact, but the ref probably wouldn't have given it!


"So I kept going, I kept my shot low and to the near post and it went in! You only have to talk to any City fans and that game is always the one they want to talk about. The fact that it is in their memories forever means I'm never going to forget it either."

For neutrals it might be one of the best sporting moments ever!

Ryan Sidle
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