“AGUEROOOO!”- Relive When Sergio Aguero Won the League in the Last Minute for Manchester City

Published 12/15/2021, 1:34 PM EST


Today marks a thoroughly sad day in the world of football. Every time a legend retires from the beautiful sport, fans flock around to show their support and respect for the entity. However, today as fans gather to bid goodbye to a maestro, their tears take over their praises. Manchester City legend, Sergio Aguero announced his retirement from football, following an unfortunate heart condition he is suffering from.

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Currently, in Barcelona, fans around the globe are saddened after the City legend’s unexpected announcement. His performances in the Premier League have established him as one of the best strikers to have ever graced English football. However, as we celebrate the remarkable career of an icon, let’s take a look at the greatest moment in Premier League history, with Aguero at the helm.

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Manchester City v/s Queens Park Rangers

A new dawn was over the horizon. Manchester City had a new owner in Sheikh Mansour and the club was finally challenging their local rivals, United, for their first league title. However, they were behind by eight points with just six games left.

The club showed incredible spirit and beat United in the derby to go equal on points with just one match left. City were ahead because of their goal difference, and a win would be enough to give Roberto Mancini’s side their first Premier League title.

Pablo Zabaleta scored the opener in City’s final game against QPR and City were comfortably leading the match at half-time.

Sergio Aguero and the moment that made him a legend

Notably, QPR’s Djibril Cisse had plans to spoil City’s party as he grabbed the equalizer at the start of the second half. However, things looked better for City fans again, when Joey Barton was sent off for QPR. Yet, somehow, the relegation-threatened club rallied around and Jamie Mackie’s header went in to give QPR the lead.

On the other side, Manchester United were winning against Sunderland and looked like they would win the league. Still, City didn’t give up and threw the kitchen sink at QPR, culminating in Edin Dzeko finding the equalizer in the 92nd minute. However, a draw was not enough.

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As City pushed for a winner, Aguero stepped up. Mario Balotelli’s pass found him almost on the edge of the box and the Argentinian forward took a touch before shooting. The ball went beyond QPR keeper Paddy Kenny and Martin Tyler’s “Aguerooo” resounded all across England.

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To date, Aguero’s goal remains as the greatest moment in Manchester City’s history, and as he hangs his boots today, what better way to celebrate his career than reliving this moment of magic.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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