CAPTAIN Vincent Kompany gloried in the fact "miracles do happen" to Manchester City after a quite phenomenal end to the Premier League season.
Overwhelming favourites before kick-off, City looked to have blown their big chance when they threw away a first-half lead against 10-man QPR.
But with their own game in stoppage time and Manchester United having won 1-0 at Sunderland and watching on TV knowing anything other than a Blues win would give them the title, City dredged up the most memorable finish in the 20-year history of the Premier League.
Edin Dzeko headed the hosts level before Sergio Aguero completed the most amazing comeback imaginable when he latched onto Mario Balotelli's pass and drilled home the goal that earned City their first league title since 1968.
"This game was crazy," Kompany said of the 3-2 win. "There are no words to explain what happened. I just remember them having two shots and it was bang, goal. We had so many chances. It just had to happen for us.
"Miracles do happen in Manchester. This time it is on this side of the road."
Manager Roberto Mancini revealed that all that talk of United being favourites, which he maintained even after the seismic Manchester derby win less than a fortnight ago, was rubbish, as everyone suspected.
"I never believed it was finished," he said. "I said that because I wanted to take the pressure off us.
"After we dominated for 28 games, I was sure we would get another chance before the end of the season."
"We congratulate Manchester City," said Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. "Anyone who wins the league deserves to win it because it's a very, very difficult league to win.
"They (City) can go on as much as they like. That's what you would expect, but the history of our club stands us aside.
"It will take them a century to get to our level of history ... we'll kick on from here."