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Premier League preview: Manchester City v QPR

11 May 2012 19:57

Manchester City can clinch their first league title since 1968 with a win over Queens Park Rangers on the final day of a memorable season.

City, equal on 86 points with local rivals United but on top of the table with a superior goal difference, know three points at Etihad Stadium on Sunday will secure the trophy.

QPR on the other hand remain locked in a survival battle and need a result against the rampaging City to secure their top flight status for another season.

With Carlos Tevez and Sergio Augero firing up front for City, Yaya Toure, whose brace against Newcastle United last weekend guided City to their fifth win in as many outings, wants to finish the job.

"The job is not done yet," Toure told the official Manchester City website.

"We have to keep going because QPR need the points, but it would be amazing if we win.

"It is for occasions like this I came to City - to make history - and I hope I will make history at the weekend.

"Forty-four years is unbelievably long time to wait for another title - it is too many years. Now we have one game left and we have to deliver."

QPR are two points clear of Bolton Wanderers, who will be relegated with Wolverhampton and Blackburn Rovers should they fail to defeat Stoke City away.

Should Bolton win however, they would leapfrog QPR into Premier League safety if the London-based side left Manchester without a point.

"I can't wait for the game - I can't wait to go to Man City," QPR captain Joey Barton said.

"They expect us to turn up and them to probably stuff us and go on and win the league.

"If that is their attitude, they will get a reality check. It's 11 men against 11 men, there is a lot of pressure out there.

"We have one game to go and we are masters of our own destiny."

City edged out QPR 3-2 last time the sides met in November with Toure striking the winner at Loftus Road.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
13 May 2012
Game week
38
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
3 - 2
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47435

Goals

P. Zabaleta 39'
(assist by Y. Touré) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 2
66' J. Mackie
 (assist by A. Traoré)
E. Džeko 90'+2
(assist by David Silva) 
2 - 2
S. Agüero 90'+4
(assist by M. Balotelli) 
3 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
4
6
22
5 39'
19
18
21
42
32
16 90+4' 90+5'
Coach: R. Mancini
# Player Bookings
1
34
35
42
3
32
17 55'
4
52
23 48'
12 66'
Coach: M. Hughes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
34
10 90+2'
45
2
7
13
30
# Player Bookings
13
10 77'
6
7
9
14
24

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