It was a dramatic end to the 2011/12 season as the title race between the two Manchester sides came down to the final match. Sergio Aguero struck in the 93rd minute to secure a 3-2 win against Queen’s Park Rangers that secured the title for City.
The win was the first and important step toward City’s domestic dominance in England which they are currently enjoying under Pep Guardiola.
Etched forever in the history of the club, on the tenth anniversary of the infamous stoppage-time goal, Man City unveiled a statue to honour their Argentine striker and his service to the club outside the Etihad Stadium on Friday. The light blue steel statue captures Aguero celebrating following the dramatic goal by taking his shirt off and swirling it above his head.
Given the importance of the goal in Man City’s history in retrospect, Aguero is more than deserving of this honour and would have been over the moon to revisit that incredible moment in his career.
However, he might have been left slightly underwhelmed by how the final product appeared to be. Many fans reckoned the face on the statue looked more like that of Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos than the Argentine himself.
In quite an unexpected turn of events, even Kroos himself took part in the trolling with a one-word response to a tweet informing Sergio Aguero’s arrival to take a gander at his statue.