Wayne Rooney Openly Questions Manchester City’s 2012 Title Win with Interesting Claims

Wayne Rooney Openly Questions Manchester City’s 2012 Title Win with Interesting Claims

  • Rooney is not convinced of the legitimacy of QPR’s collapse against Manchester City in the dramatic title win back in 2012
  • Sergio Aguero scored arguably the most memorable goal in the Premier League to help his side win their first league title at the time
  • According to Rooney, who was part of the Manchester United squad that lost the title to City, it was a bit suspicious how QPR gave the ball away after the Citizens equalised

Wayne Rooney recently came out to question Manchester City’s Premier League win in 2012, which came in the most dramatic circumstances imaginable.

City overcame Queens Park Rangers 3-2 in a dramatic finale to the season to edge United to the title via goal difference.

It was one of the most remarkable finishes to a Premier League season, as Manchester City were trailing 2-1 to QPR before eventually turning the game on its head in the dying stages.

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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero goes around Queens Park Rangers' Taye Taiwo to score the winning goal. Photo by Ed Garvey/Manchester City.
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That match gave birth to the famous ‘Agueroooo’ commentary that is so iconic in modern times still.

However, as memorable as the title win was, Rooney is still not convinced of how City somehow edged his Manchester United side at the time.

As reported by Daily Mail, Rooney says there is something fishy in the manner in which QPR not only surrendered their lead, but also let Manchester City turn the game.

This was especially suspicious because QPR were embroiled in an intense fight for Premier League survival to the last day of the campaign.

“Paddy Kenny should have done better for a couple of the goals,” Rooney, Manchester United’s all-time top goal scorer, told The Sun.
“City get the second goal and QPR kick it straight back to them and that's never been questioned - I find that strange.”

“Djibril Cisse celebrating after the game with the City players, but yeah listen it's a historic moment in the Premier League so I'm sure that - if you are not involved as a Manchester United player, that's probably one of the greatest moments in the league.”

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Manchester United would go on to regain the Premier League title from their neighbours the following season, but that would be the last time the Old Trafford club would win the league to date.

Aguero has a statue unveiled in his honor

Meanwhile, Sports Brief reported of how Manchester City decided to immortalize Sergio Aguero through a giant statue on the 10-year anniversary of his famous goal.

According to the report on Man City website, it is situated on the east side of the Etihad Stadium, the large-scale statue of Aguero was created by award-winning sculptor Andy Scott and has been constructed using thousands of welded pieces of galvanised steel.

Source: SportsBrief.com