In the final moments of the English Premier League's most dramatic season yet, Manchester City had just enough time Sunday to produce one final twist.
City looked to have thrown it all away by letting 10-man Queens Park Rangers rally from a goal down to take the lead in the second half and went into the five minutes of stoppage time needing two scores.
Meanwhile, rival Manchester United had completed a 1-0 win at Sunderland, and were lingering on the field ready to start celebrating.
With the City's title hopes fading by the second, the team went on the attack to secure one of English soccer's greatest comebacks, as Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero both scored to grab a 3-2 victory. The win clinched the City's first league title since 1968 and only the third in the club's 132-year history, finishing ahead of United on goal difference.
Elsewhere: Arsenal finished in third place but clinched Champions League qualification for a 15th straight season with a 3-2 win over host West Bromwich Albion on goals by Yossi Benayoun, Andre Santos and Laurent Koscielny. Tottenham was in fourth place after Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe scored for a 2-0 win over Fulham in London. Newcastle finished fifth after losing, 3-1, at Everton and Chelsea was sixth - the Blues' lowest position since 2002 - despite a 2-1 win over visiting Blackburn Rovers.
Diego Milito gave Inter Milan the lead in first-half stoppage time, but Libor Kozak, Antonio Candreva and Stefano Mauri scored in the second half to lift Lazio to a 3-1 victory in Rome.
AUTO RACING: Pastor Maldonado held off Fernando Alonso to win the Spanish Grand Prix by 3.1 seconds in Santander, giving Williams its first Formula One victory in eight years, but the celebration quickly gave way to concern when a fire in the team garage left 16 people injured.
Maldonado carried his cousin Manuel - right leg in a cast and holding the race trophy - on his back as they rushed to safety.
Co-driving the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli averaged 95.681 m.p.h. and won by 4.998 seconds at the Global Barter 250 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.
NASCAR is reviewing the fracas that broke out after the the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C., on Saturday night to see if penalties are warranted, said vice president of competition Robin Pemberton. The crew for Kurt Busch tangled with Ryan Newman's group while Rick Hendrick and driver Jimmie Johnson celebrated the car owner's 200th career victory in the race. As the celebration played out in victory lane, Busch came into the pit and knocked into Newman's car, sparking the fight.
TENNIS: In Spain, Roger Federer won the Madrid Open, rallying past Tomas Berdych, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 on the new blue clay court. On the women's side, Serena Williams beat top-ranked Victoria Azarenka, 6-1, 6-3 to take the title.
RUGBY: The Downingtown Rugby Football Club's under-19 girls' team finished seventh out of eight teams at USA Rugby's National Invitational Tournament at Stanford. The Dingoes defeated the Amazons (Calif.), 15-12, for seventh-place.
- Staff and wire reports