“Dad, they can still win.”
Aidan said those words to me as we watched the Manchester City – Queens Park Rangers match this morning. It was about eighty-eight minutes into the match and City was trailing 2-1. League rivals Manchester United were at the same point winning 1-0.
A City loss and United win would mean United would win the Premier League again.
I had my doubts. City had failed to capitalize for the entire second half against a short-handed Queens Park Rangers.
As the clocked ticked past ninety minutes into stoppage time, it started to happen.
First Edin Džeko scored on a corner to place City even in the match – but still trailing Manchester United in the league.
We screamed in amazement.
Just moments later, Sergio Aguero finds his way through the defense on a ball from Mario Balotelli to score the winning goal.
Again, we screamed and cheered.
Our reaction wasn’t unique – check out Sky Sports reaction to the turn of events.
This is why we watch sports. There is no fictional story, movie or show that can compare to a team moving from certain defeat to league champion while at the same time defeating their arch rivals for the title.