Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blue Moon Over Manchester

Manchester City and Manchester United came into the final week of the season today tied in points for the Premiere League title chase.  But City led on goal differential and with playing an easier Queens Park Rangers team who were trying not to get relegated to a lesser league, all City had to do was win and they were the champions.

As the day started United and City, both dressed in blue kits, took 1-0 leads in their games.  City fans celebrated, but United still held out hope.  After all, if they win and City tied or even more unbelievable lost they would win back to back championships. 

In the second half, QPR lost a man on a stupid foul and all seemed locked up for City to win their first championship in 44 years.  But a mishit on a ball and QPR found the back of the net to tie the game.  Suddenly the pressure was on City and a cheer of hope went up in the United stadium.  That cheer would grow louder when QPR scored a second goal and took a 2-1 lead over City.  The United fans were dancing and singing and the City fans were reliving 44 years of disappointment. 

United held on to their 1-0 lead and were ready to crown themselves champions, but suddenly City headed in a goal and tied the game 2-2 in extra time.  As United's game came to a close, the fans, players, and coaches kept their eyes and ears glued on the last couple minutes of the City-QPR match hoping for a miracle.  But the miracle today would be found on the foot Sergio Aguero who found the back of the net in stoppage time for a 3-2 lead. 

Moments later, as time expired, the City fans cried with joy and the United fans were left thinking of what could have been.  
City fans began singing their team song Blue Moon as they hoisted the trophy as League Champions in what has to be the most exciting day in English league football history.   As a  United fan I was disappointed to come so close to the title, but as a sport fan I couldn't help but find joy in watching people who waited all their lives enjoy the this moment with their family and friends. 

Below is the video of the final moments. 


Anonymous said...

Couldn't believe it.

Anonymous said...

Scally lads in manchester

Anonymous said...

It was bloody great. Go city.

Anonymous said...

My wife even got excited about it and she never watches sports wif me.

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