Fergie congratulates rivals
Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Manchester City after they just pipped Manchester United to the title on a dramatic last day.
United finished their game at the Stadium of Light thinking they had won the Premier League again thanks to Wayne Rooney's first half goal against Sunderland.
However, Ferguson was left stunned as word reached them that City had scored two late goals to turn around a 2-1 deficit to struggling Queens' Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium.
Pablo Zabaleta had put City in front just before half-time against Rangers but the contest was turned on it's head by efforts by Djibril Cisse and Jamie Mackie.
However, the visitors cause wasn't helped by the second-half sending off of midfielder Joey Barton against his former team, and eventually City would make their numerical advantage count in the most amazing of circumstances.
First Edin Dzeko came up with an equaliser with 90 minutes on the clock, but Sergio Aguero struck again to seal a remarkable turnaround deep into stoppage time to seal their first top-flight title since 1968 and to leave the United boss in a state of disbelief.
Ferguson said: "Nobody expected that. Everybody expected City to win, but they did it against 10 men for half an hour and with five extra minutes to help them.
"But I congratulate City on winning the league. Anybody who wins it deserves it, because it's a long haul. At the end of our game our players didn't actually know the results. Now, they're really disappointed, I'm glad to say.
"There's no other way they should be. They conducted themselves brilliantly today. Their performance level was good. I'm pleased at our performance this season. 89 points would win most league. It wasn't our turn today."