Manchester City’s last minute title win was one of the greatest moments in Premier League history. The last minute goal from Aguero and Martin Tyler commentary. It gives you goosebumps.
We all know it’ll go down in history for City fans. But what about QPR fans. They need results to go their way in order to stay up.
QPR fan Simon Ashby let us know what it felt like in the comments section (with a great quote about United). Were you at the Etihad? Let us know in the comments below.
There was the constant checking of other results
It was crazy for the QPR fans too. The constant checks on what was going down at Stoke, knowing Bolton needed to better our result to leapfrog us and leave us in that last relegation spot. The celebrations that greeted Mackie’s goal say it all, and how much ground did the boy cover to get on the end of that cross, sheer joy.
No love lost with Manchester United and Ashley Young
Yet Rs fans certainly have more of an affinity with City and their fans than their neighbours. It comes from both clubs historical ability to grab an unlikely defeat from the jaws of victory and memories of snowy away days at the likes of Chesterfield and beyond, as we yo yo’d up and down the leagues. Utd are seen somewhat as the Che**ea of the north (if you know your QPR fans…..), the snotty bully you’d love to give a bloody nose to. This feeling was compounded by the ever cheating Ashley Young’s horrendous dive that resulted in Hoops legend and captain Shaun Derry being sent off at Old Trafford weeks before.
The QPR fans all stayed to see City lift the trophy
In short, if we were safe we wanted City to win the league, and we knew we safe fully four minutes before the final whistle at the Etihad. To a man, women, child and dog, Rangers fans stayed to watch City lift the trophy before making our way to the then wonderful Lass O’gowrie pub singing. ‘Are you watching Ashley Young’.
Were you at the Etihad? Let us know in the comments below.