City boss hails title glory
Roberto Mancini insisted that Manchester City deserved to win the Premier League after their thrilling final day win against QPR.
The Italian tactician watched as his side scored two injury time goals to seal a 3-2 win against former boss Mark Hughes' struggling side, who looked on course to shatter their dreams of a first title win since 1968 in a dramatic afternoon at the Etihad Stadium. Pablo Zabaleta handed City the lead just before half time, before Djibril Cisse equalised early in the second half. And, despite City old boy Joey Barton being red carded, the Londoners went 2-1 up through Jamie Mackie. Manchester United were on course to win their 20th championship crown as they won 1-0 at Sunderland thanks to Wayne Rooney's goal. But in the five minutes of injury time Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero turned the game on its head and sealed the Premier League title for the blue half of Manchester. Afterwards Mancini said: "This is an incredible moment. We wanted this title and we deserve to win this title. This is for all our supporters, the club, the chairman and the owner. "This is the perfect finale for a crazy season. We dominated this season for 28 games, but when we beat a team like United twice in one season we deserve this." Skipper Vincent Kompany added: "I want to say it is the best moment of my life but if I'm honest then I would say please never again this way. "We have been so good at home all season but in the second half we just couldn't get through the QPR defence. "Did I give up? No, I never stopped believing. When Edin Dzeko scored to make it 2-2, it reminded me of our late goals against Tottenham and Sunderland. "We had done it before this season so I had no reason not to believe."