TI­TLE RACES

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MANCH­ESTER CITY 2011-12

“Aguerooooo!” The le­gendary com­men­tary of Martin Tyler con­jures up mem­o­ries of Manch­ester City’s mag­nif­i­cent ti­tle win. On the cusp of their first ever Pre­mier League ti­tle, City went into the fi­nal day of the sea­son level on points with ri­vals Manch­ester United, but boast­ing a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence. United recorded a rou­tine 1-0 win against Sun­der­land but Roberto Mancini’s City strug­gled, go­ing 2-1 down to Queens

Park Rangers de­spite hav­ing a man ad­van­tage.

Edin Dzeko equalised in the 92nd minute, but there was still time for Ser­gio Aguero to find a 94th minute win­ner and send fans into delir­ium.

MANCH­ESTER CITY HAVE BEEN A STEP AHEAD OF LIVER­POOL IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEA­SON. IF THE TI­TLE RACE GOES TO THE WIRE, IT WON’T BE THE FIRST TIME…

LE­ICES­TER CITY 2015-16

The un­like­li­est of Pre­mier League win­ners. Less than a year be­fore, Le­ices­ter City looked set for rel­e­ga­tion, scrap­ing a few late re­sults to­gether to en­sure sur­vival. With the ap­point­ment of Claudio Ranieri, ad­di­tions such as un­known tal­ent N’Golo Kante and form of top goal scorer Jamie Vardy, they be­gan an as­cent to the top that did not stop. The Foxes were top at Christ­mas and soon all chal­lengers fell by the way­side with Tot­ten­ham clos­est.

In the end Le­ices­ter didn’t have to kick a ball to win the League. Play­ers and fans watched the TV with glee as Spurs drew 2-2 with Chelsea to seal the big­gest un­der­dog story in sport­ing his­tory with two games to spare.

BLACK­BURN ROVERS 1994-95

Af­ter fin­ish­ing fourth in 1992–93 and run­ners-up in 1993–94, 1995 was to be Black­burn Rovers’ year. They signed

Chris Sut­ton from Nor­wich City for an English record £5m to part­ner prodi­gious tal­ent Alan Shearer, who scored 34 League goals that sea­son.

The ti­tle race with Manch­ester United went down to the last day of the sea­son with Alex Fer­gu­son’s side play­ing West Ham and Rovers man­ager Kenny Dal­glish re­turn­ing to An­field. He got no favours from the side he once played for, los­ing 2-1 thanks to a 90th minute Jamie Red­knapp free-kick

All United had to was win, but they were held 1-1 at Up­ton Park to grant Black­burn their first League ti­tle in 81 years.

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