‘I’m sick of hearing it’ – Sergio Aguero’s Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes


The Premier League has had many memorable moments since its formation in 1992, but one stands out above the rest for drama and repercussions.

Manchester City hold the cards on Liverpool in the title hunt at the moment and hope to secure the trophy before the final weekend of the season, after all they know what it’s like to take things to the absolute wire.

Aguero’s last-minute winner against QPR made Premier League history
'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
Aguero shaped the next 10 years in the Premier League through his efforts
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Ten years ago, Sergio Aguero scored a last-minute winner against Queens Park Rangers to snatch the title from rivals Man United.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had held an eight-point lead over Roberto Mancini’s side in the title race just five weeks before the final day of this season, and despite beating Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium Of Light , it wasn’t enough as the blue half shouted ‘Aguerooooo!’

Footage from the far end of Sunderland shows United fans in shock when they realized they had missed out on the title, which convinced Fergie to delay his retirement for a further 12 months so he could complete his illustrious career in beauty.

Elliott Gembler, a United supporter, says the injuries from that day are still painful.

“The worst part of that day was feeling like you were given that hope, only to have it ripped from under your feet.

“Football can be brutal, but it was the extreme. From sheer jubilation to total agony in the span of just two minutes. It’s hard to describe that feeling, but it was just like a void .


'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
Rooney’s goal against Sunderland appeared to have secured United the title
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'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
But news began to trickle in on Aguero’s winner and Manchester United fans were visibly stunned to hear the title run through town.

Stretford Paddock’s Jay Mottershead was working as a local reporter where he frequented a United pub near Old Trafford for the duration of the game and recalled the moment Aguero’s goal went in.

He said: “Towards the end of the Sunderland game United were winning and it looked like City were losing and you think, could that actually happen?”

“I remember they had the Sunderland game on TV and as far as we knew it was 2-2 but if it stayed that way then United had won the league.

“Everyone was drinking and the boy next to me started singing ‘champions’, and I remember thinking ‘don’t start this, it’s not done yet!’

'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
Aguero established himself as a legend in the city with this moment of magic
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'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
Mancini could barely hide his joy as he became the first City boss to win the title

“On TV it was done at the Stadium Of Light and they went to the Etihad and it literally backfired as Aguero came through and scored. It happened as soon as they changed positions, and that was it.

And if you see Motteshead or any other United fan, leave out the shouting of Aguero’s name in the style of Sky commentator Martin Tyler.

“It gets a bit boring; I’m not going to lie. I’m sick of hearing it and references to it, the way it’s repeated in so many commercials, the way Martin Tyler refers to it and people always talk about it.

“It’s just when you’re reminded of that day and how I felt that day, because it wasn’t great.

“I just wish there was another iconic moment that topped it, just because it’s like it’s the only moment that everyone refers to all the time, and it’s very boring.”

'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
Evra collapsed on his knees upon hearing the news
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'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
Ferguson used the nature of City’s title win to fuel him in the upcoming campaign
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He added: “From the fans’ point of view, you had to understand that City were here with this money and were going to be a big force in English football.

“It had to be said that it worked for them. They are not just “noisy neighbors”, they will be a little more than that.

“Unfortunately from a United perspective, apart from the following season, we haven’t really been involved in any title chases apart from a couple of second places.

“When you look back it wasn’t the last step, but it was a shift from United’s dominance in the 90s and 00s to a different era where they became the most dominant team over the years. last years and United not.

'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
English football entered a new era as Kompany lifted the Premier League trophy
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'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
City honored the anniversary of the last-minute goal with a statue of Aguero outside the Etihad
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'I'm sick of hearing it' - Sergio Aguero's Premier League title goal for Manchester City against QPR still hurts Manchester United fans who remember going from joy to sadness in minutes
The sculpture depicts the striker waving his shirt around his head in celebration
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Aguero went on to score a record 260 goals for City before leaving the club last summer and on the tenth anniversary of the iconic goal, the club unveiled a statue of him outside the ground.

The sculpture depicts the celebration of Aguero’s waved shirt as he circled the pitch in celebration of the start of a period of dominance, which brought four more titles, an FA Cup – to go along with that collected in 2011 – and six League Cups.

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