Miracles at the EITHAD stadium
May 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
Instead of saying congradulations,one can say it was long over due. But nonetherless credit must be given to the newly crowned champions of the Barclays English Premier League Manchester City, for breaking their 44-year league drought on a dramatic manner on Sunday afternoon. Although at some stage if not most of the game,the league title was heading back to their arch rivals Manchester United who were playing at the stadium of light against Sunderland and ended up being the victors by a single goal from the England forward Wayne Rooney,who finished second in the top goalscorers list with 27 goals, three goals behind the Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie.
I expected the struggling Queens Park Rangers to cause a big upset at the Eithad stadium,and everything seemed to be going according to plan until the Argentinian defender Pablo Zabaleta collected a through ball from YaYa Toure before firing a thunderbolt strike past the helpless QPR goalkepper Paddy Kenny whom to me was the man of the match on the day. With Cisse equalising, I kept believing that the man in blue will bounce back but they were cought once again on the counter by the newly promoted side,and Rangers went in front through Mackie ‘s far post diving header.
As Man United faithfulls were already opening the champaings in the dying minutes,City had other ideas,substitute Edwin Dzeko gave them a lifeline with only 2 minutes of added time left to play. As the game at the stadium of lights had already ended,the noisy neighbours were not done yet, Sergio Aguero had the last say in the dying seconds when he fires a powerfull shot to send the Eithad stadium into excitement as most of their fans were already in tears.
I gave my credit to Mark Hughes charges, they really tried their best,its just that football is a cruel game and things of that calibre always happen and Roberto Mancini deserved a standing ovation for turning City into one of the power houses in Europe,so my question is,is this the end of Man United’s dominance in the EPL? The rest remain to be seen indeed.