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Taiwo: Man United Fans Accused Me Of Helping Man City Win 2012 EPL Title

Taiwo: Man United Fans Accused Me Of Helping Man City Win 2012 EPL Title

Former Nigeria international Taye Taiwo said he was accused by Manchester United fans for helping Manchester City win the Premier League title in the 2011/2012 season.

City needed an outright win against relegation threatened Queens Park Rangers to clinch their first league title since 1968.

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Title challengers Manchester United who were then champions, needed to beat Sunderland away and hope QPR stop City from winning.

But a dramatic stoppage time goal by Sergio Aguero, who beat Taiwo (on loan to QPR from AC Milan) before blasting the ball into the net to make it 3-2, ended City’s long wait for a league title.

QPR had former City player Joey Barton sent off in the second half following altercation with some players of the home team. 

And commenting about the game, Taiwo told Brila FM: “I remember when I’m walking in London then, Manchester United fans will come up to me and tell me that I helped Man City win the game. And I would be like what are these people talking about? 

“They said I allowed Man City win because Yaya Toure was there because my former teammate Samir Nasri (at Marseille) was there.

“The game was difficult for me because if I had touched Aguero it was going to be a penalty, so I didn’t have any option.”

City has gone on to add three more league titles in 2014, 2018 and 2019.

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  • Oluwafemi 4 years ago

    Perhaps because Sergio Aguero was a even more experienced and title hungry player.

    It was a 50:50 chance for TAYE TAIWO

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