Ex-Chelsea and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has reflected on the dramatic Premier League title won by the Citizens at the end of the 2011/12 season. Manchester City secured their maiden Premier League title that season after a 3-2 comeback win at home to Queens Park Rangers (QPR).

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Manchester City led 1-0 and trailed 2-1 before they eventually won the game thanks to the last gasp strike from Sergio Aguero. That Aguero goal ensured that City finished ahead of city rivals Manchester United to end their title drought spanning almost five decades.

Shaun Wright-Phillips was in the QPR team that faced his former club Manchester Citythat season. He was one of three Manchester City Academy graduates in the QPR team. Apart from Shaun Wright-Phillips, the other City Academy graduates are Joey Barton and NedumOnuoha. He reflected on that game in an interview with Copa90. According to him, there was no favouritismon the day due to their Manchester City connections and that they were focused on the task at hand.

Barton, Onuoha and Wright-Phillips were focused on making sure that QPR don’t drop from the Premier League to the English Championship. A defeat could have sent QPR back to the English Championship but they were able to survive after Bolton Wanderers could only draw at Stoke City.

At the end of the five-goal thriller, the two teams were able to achieve their target. QPR secured Premier League safety, while Manchester City won the Premier League title at the expense of the Red Devils. The title win for Manchester City was masterminded by Italian tactician Roberto Mancini.

Shaun Wright-Phillips came through the ranks at Manchester City before making his debut for the first team. He was sold to Chelsea to offset the club’s financial woes. The Englishman spent three years at Chelsea before returning to the club in 2008. The current club owners bought the Premier League team three days after his return.

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