"For a few seconds believed they were Champions..." - Man City legend opens up on the final day of the 2011/12 Premier League season

In the aftermath of Manchester City’s announcement regarding the departure of star striker Sergio Aguero at the end of the season, the legendary striker's former teammate Pablo Zabaleta reminisced on the ‘93:20 moment’.
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In the aftermath of Manchester City’s announcement regarding the departure of star striker Sergio Aguero at the end of the season, the legendary striker's former teammate Pablo Zabaleta reminisced on the ‘93:20 moment’.

There are few Manchester City fans that do not have their own personal story of the Sergio Aguero goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012. That strike is perhaps top of the short list of ‘where were you when’ moments in English football.

And few remember that moment better than Pablo Zabaleta, who opened the scoring late in the first half on that fateful day.

In an exclusive interview with The Mirror’s Simon Mullock, Pablo Zabaleta opened up on his memories from that match.

“It has to be the greatest Premier League moment ever – I don't see how it'll be beaten. People will talk about that forever – not just City fans."

"I've watched it on TV so many times. You see United had won and for a few seconds believed they were Champions", said Zabaleta.

This is not the first time the former Manchester City hero has poked fun at the idea that he played a key role in the proceedings that day.

"Everybody remembers the goals by Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero, and forget I scored the first. It's the forgotten goal - and it was not the best shot, to be honest. It was my first goal of the season."

He continued, "I was sat in the dressing room at half-time thinking 'if we can keep a clean sheet then I will be the hero.' Of course, it didn't turn out like that. It was made for Sergio Aguero."

“If there was one player I could've chosen to be in that position it would've been Sergio Aguero. It felt like everything had stood still. For a split second the stadium seemed to go quiet. Maybe the fans had stopped breathing."


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