Man City v QPR match in 2012

Man City v QPR 2012: Everything You Need To Know

The Man City v QPR Premier League title decider in 2012 is one of the most iconic matches in the history of the League.

In this post, you’ll find out every detail you need to know about the historic match.

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What is Man City v QPR 2012 Match All About?

The Man City v QPR match in 2012 was the final match of the season that decided who would win the Premier League title.

On that final day, Manchester United and Manchester City were level on points, but City had a better goal difference.

All Man City needed to do was to win their final match of the season to be crowned champions of England.

At the other end, Manchester United needed Man City to drop points and they must win Sunderland to be Champions.

The match was quite straightforward at the Stadium of light for Manchester United. Wayne Rooney’s 20th minute goal was enough to seal victory.

However, at the Etihad, the unthinkable was happening. 10-man QPR destined for relegation were leading League favorites 2 – 1 until the 92nd minute.

At this point, Manchester United fans were to be crowned champions.

Fortunately, for City, Edin Dzeko level the score with a glancing header from a David Silva Corner kick.

Less than 2 minutes after Dzeko’s goal, in 20 seconds into the 93 minute to be precise, Aguero scored the most important goal of his life that earned Manchester City their first ever League title.

In fact, that very goal scored by Aguero inspired the popular Man City slogan 93 20.

Little wonder why Aguero is easily regarded as the best City Player of all time and has a statue just outside the Etihad Stadium.

See below the reaction of Manchester United players when they discovered that Man City had come from 2 goals down to win the League.

On the other hand, watch the highlight of the Man City v QPR dramatic finale in 2012.

Man City v QPR 2012 Line Up

Man CityQPR
J Hart (GK)P Kenny (GK)
P ZabaletaN Onuoha
V Kompany (c)A Ferdinand
J LescottC Hill
G ClichyT Taiwo
S NasriS Wright-Phillips
Y TouréJ Barton (c)
G BarryS Derry
D SilvaJ Mackie
C TévezD Cisse
S AgüeroB Zamora
SubstitutesSubstitutes
C PantilimonR Cerny
M RichardsD Gabbidon
J MilnerA Taarabt
E DzekoD Campbell
A KolarovJ Bothroyd
N de JongA Traore
M BalotelliA Buzsaky

Managers

  • Manchester City – Roberto Mancini
  • QPR – Mark Hughes

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Match Report

  • Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
  • Attendance: 48,000
  • Referee: Mike Dean
  • Date: 13th of May 2012
  • Kickoff time: 3PM UK time
  • 39′: Goal – Pablo Zabaleta, Assist – Yaya Toure (Man City)
  • 48′: Goal – Djibril Cisse (QPR)
  • 55′: Red Card – Joey Barton (QPR)
  • 66′: Goal – Jamie Mackie, Assist – Armand Traoré (QPR)
  • 92′: Goal – Edin Dzeko, Assist – David Silva (Man City)
  • 94′: Goal – Sergio Aguero, Assist – Mario Balotelli (Man City)

See below an image that summarizes the 2012 Man City v QPR match report.

Match report of 2012 Man City v QPR match

man city vs qPR 2012 Match stats

Manchester CityStatsQPR
81.3Possession %18.7
15Shots on target3
44Shots3
938Touches375
710Passes175
15Tackles22
5Clearances57
19Corners0
1Offsides1
1Yellow cards1
0Red cards1
4Fouls conceded7

Commentators

Who were the Commentators of the 2012 Man City vs QPR match?

Martin Tyler and Andy Gray.

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Did QPR get relegated in 2012?

Even after the defeat against Man City on the final day of the league season in 2012, QPR did not get relegated from the Premier League.

2012 Premier League bottom 5. QPR survived.

QPR were just one point above the relegation zone.

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Conclusion

The Man City v QPR match in 2012 is one of the most iconic moments in the Premier League history.

It is only fair to have a detailed report of this historic match.

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