Man City won Premier League in most dramatic style ever... and Barton faces massive ban
Posted on 12:26pm Monday 14th May 2012
Manchester City won the Barclay’s Premier League title yesterday in dramatic fashion. Manchester United scored in the 20th minute against Sunderland to go 1-0 up and maintained this lead for the rest of the match. Manchester City were 1-0 at the interval.
QPR struck back following a mistake by Lescott to make it 1-1. Shortly after QPR scored again to make the score 2-1. This would effectively give the title to United as City had to win the game. In the 90th+2’ minute Man City substitute equalised to make the score 2-2. Shortly after City scored through Sergio Aguero to win the game and the title. This marked the end of the most dramatic premier league season ever. United had thought they had it in the bag but City came through in the last minutes of the season.
This was helped in part to QPR Captain Joey Barton’s red card dismissal midway through the second half. Barton retaliated to Carlos Tevez, who had punched Barton in the back of the head without the officials seeing. Barton consequently elbowed Tevez to the face. Following consulting with the linesman, the referee sent Barton off. Many players were in his face and on his way out he kicked Sergio Aguero, who was complaining to the referee, in the back of the leg. Following this second incident Vincent Kompany went over to confront Barton, who simply headbutted the City captain in the head. Approaching the tunnel former teammate Micah Richards jumped off the City bench and tried to help Barton calm down. This wasn’t helped by Mario Ballotelli running his mouth, and Barton tried to approach him although he was held back by multiple players. He is now facing a lengthy ban, which experts believe could be over 10 matches in length due to the number of incidents committed.