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"They Will Always Be In My Heart" - Fernandinho Looks Back on Dramatic Premier League Finale

Fernandinho reacted to Manchester City's incredible 3-2 comeback win against Aston Villa to become Premier League champions by highlighting the side's relentless spirit.

It was fitting that 10 years on from the unforgettable ’93:20’ moment in 2012, Manchester City pulled off yet another incredible comeback to become Premier League champions with a 3-2 victory against Aston Villa.

If Matty Cash’s 37th minute opener wasn’t enough of a blow to City’s title aspirations, Philippe Coutinho’s stunning strike in the 69th minute looked to have all but ended the hosts’ hopes of retaining their league title.

However, a heroic brace from Ilkay Gundogan as well as a sumptuous long-range strike from Rodri meant the Sky Blues inexplicably came back from a two-goal deficit to score three goals within five minutes and 46 seconds to cap off a fightback for the ages.

Bowing out of the Etihad Stadium in style after a trophy-laden nine-year spell at Manchester City, Fernandinho gave an insight into the club’s unrelenting spirit of fighting till the very end.

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The Manchester City skipper on the day is right in pointing out that a never-say-die spirit is seeped into the club’s heritage, with the club making a habit of such dramatic comebacks.

Going back to the days of their last-gasp League Cup Final victory against West Brom in 1970 to the Ilkay Gundogan-inspired win over Steven Gerrard’s men in 2022 that clinched their fourth league title in the past five campaigns, Manchester City have always had a penchant for digging deep to make the impossible possible.


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