Wayne Rooney has said he “finds it strange” that the manner of Manchester City’s 2011/12 title win has “never been questioned”.
Back in 2012, City pipped rivals Manchester United to the title – their first in 44 years – on goal difference after Sergio Aguero scored a 93rd-minute winner against QPR.
Rooney had scored the only goal of the game as United beat Sunderland 1-0 and fans at the Stadium of Light were wounded when they heard the news that City had scored two goals in stoppage time in the most dramatic finale to a 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.”