Ten years ago City led rivals United to the title – their first in 44 years – on goal difference after Sergio Aguero scored a winner in the 93rd minute against QPR.
Rooney had scored the only goal of the game when United defeated Sunderland 1-0 and fans at the Stadium of Light were injured when they heard the news that City had scored two goals in stoppage time in the most dramatic final of a Premier League season .
QPR, which had ten men after Joey Barton, held their ground despite the 3-2 loss, as Bolton could only pull in a 2-2 draw.
But even all these years later, Rooney disagrees with QPR kicking the ball straight back to City after Edin Dzeko, while also being critical of Paddy Kenny’s performance.
The former Sheffield United goalkeeper made some fantastic saves, but was guilty of Pablo Zabaleta’s opener.
“Paddy Kenny should have done better for some of the goals,” Rooney said The sun.
“City get the second goal and QPR kick it right back to them and that has never been questioned – I think that’s strange.
“Djibril Cisse is celebrating after the game with the City players, but hey listen, it’s a historic moment in the Premier League, so I’m sure – if you’re not involved as a Manchester United player, it’s probably a of the best moments is in the Premier League. liga.”
“One of the greatest goals in Premier League history”
“It’s still remarkable”
“Paddy Kenny should have done better”
Ten years after Sergio Aguero’s Premier League title winner vs QPR, former Prem stars react at the time – Wayne Rooney is still salty 🤣 pic.twitter.com/lK3L9tJzAD
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Aguero, City’s record scorer with 260 goals, has had a statue made of his celebration against QPR to mark the current tenth anniversary.
It is located outside the Etihad Stadium, near sculptures by fellow legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
“Honestly, it’s very beautiful for me to see myself ten years ago, it’s very moving,” Aguero told Manchester City’s official website.
In those 10 years I have been able to win many trophies and help the club become one of the most important in the world.
“I am very grateful to the club for making this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special.”
The club also hosted an event in Manchester with 2,000 fans watching the iconic match, along with many of the season’s stars, including Aguero.