Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dzeko: Derby 'Humiliation' Powered Us to Title Win

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dzeko: Derby 'Humiliation' Powered Us to Title Win

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EDIN Dzeko says City's famous 6-1 derby win against United in 2011 spurred them on to win their first Premier League title.

Dzeko scored twice in the victory that is remembered by City fans as the moment the power balance shifted in Manchester.

And now the Bosnian says City used the 'humiliation' of United to go on and win the league title on the final day of that season.

Dzeko now plays for Roma in Serie A and he told FourFourTwo that he has fond memories of his time in Manchester.

He said: "I was there for four-anda-half years, I won some trophies - after City had waited 44 years [for a top-flight title] - and had a great time, so it was a special period in my career. I still follow City when I can.

"They feel like my club and it was a pleasure to play in the best league in the world - you want to play with the best and compete with the best. …

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