Wayne Rooney has expressed his curiosity about the fact that the circumstances surrounding Manchester City’s 2011/12 title victory have “never been questioned.”
In 2012, City secured their first league title in 44 years by narrowly edging past their rivals, Manchester United, on goal difference.
This historic victory was sealed with Sergio Aguero’s dramatic 93rd-minute winner against QPR.
During this decisive moment, Rooney had scored the sole goal in United’s 1-0 win against Sunderland. The news that City scored two goals in stoppage time to clinch the title was a shocking and unforgettable ending to that Premier League season.
QPR, who were down to ten men after Joey Barton, stayed up despite the 3-2 defeat as Bolton could only manage a 2-2 draw.
But even all these years later, Rooney takes issue with QPR kicking the ball straight back to City after Edin Dzeko, while he was also critical of Paddy Kenny’s display.
The former Sheffield United goalkeeper made a number of superb saves but was at fault for Pablo Zabaleta’s opener.
“Paddy Kenny should have done better for a couple of the goals,” Rooney told The Sun.
“City get the second goal and QPR kick it straight back to them and that’s never been questioned – I find that strange.
“Djibril Cisse celebrating after the game with the City players, but yeah listen it’s a historic moment in the Premier League so I’m sure that – if you are not involved as a Manchester United player, that’s probably one of the greatest moments in the league.”