JACK Colback admits Sunderland’s involvement in the captivating final day drama was a surreal experience.
Colback had few complaints at the result yesterday after Wayne Rooney’s first half header proved sufficient to secure the victory Manchester United needed in the title race.
When the final whistle at the Stadium of Light sounded, title rivals and neighbours Manchester City were level at 2-2 with QPR – a result which would have been sufficient for United to retain the title.
But within seconds of the players trudging to the touchline, Sergio Aguero’s stoppage time strike at the Etihad Stadium sealed a first Premier League crown for City, with the news quickly seeping onto the pitch.
“It was obviously a big day for the two Manchester teams and it was quite remarkable with the way it finished,” added Colback.
“We just had to do our own jobs and were hoping to win and end the season on a high. But unfortunately we weren’t able to do that. When we heard the Man U fans cheering, you assumed QPR had scored.
“And then when I heard them shout again, I thought QPR must have scored again.
“Come the end of the game, I didn’t really know what was happening because the United players weren’t celebrating.
“City have obviously got the two goals at the death to win it. The Man U players probably assumed that they’d done enough and QPR had pulled off a miracle.
“But I suppose that’s the beauty of the Premier League. You just never know what is going to happen.”