News From Manchester: Dogs, Grealish response and Berting – Man City’s alternative top moments of the season

Ten years on from Sergio Aguero's 93:20 moment, City scored three goals in five second half minutes to fight back from two goals down against Aston Villa and pip Liverpool to the title.

It's been a remarkable season for Pep Guardiola's side, punctuated by moments of joy, sorrow, laughter and frustration. There's been no shortage of memorable moments, but we thought we'd have a look at some of the less mainstream, more alternative moments that have defined the 2021/22 campaign.

When City beat Wycombe Wanderers 6-1 in the Carabao Cup in September, it came to light that Phil Foden – scorer of a superb long-range strike that day – has a pet dog named Carabao.

It turns out that Foden got his dog shortly after starring in the 2020 Carabao Cup final, a game in which Foden assisted Sergio Aguero's opener and was named player of the match.

It was a performance that seemed to cement Foden's place as a regular in Pep Guardiola's starting XI, so for Phil it seemed only right to name his new pet after the competition.

Speaking of dogs – this season we found out that Bernardo Silva named his mutt John, after teammate John Stones. Incredible.

Last-minute winners away from home are always fun, especially when an unlikely hero is at the centre of it all.

Rodri was not the man you'd bet on scoring an injury-time winner away at Arsenal on New Year's Day, but he certainly didn't waste his moment in the spotlight.

Instead of celebrating in-front of the travelling City fans, he earned himself future cult-status by whipping off his shirt and goading the Arsenal fans as he slid on his knees. Top marks for Berting.

Scott Carson is the only Champions League winner in Guardiola's squad, so it was only right that he got to play a part in City's efforts this season.

In the second leg of the round-of-16 tie against Sporting Lisbon, the veteran goalkeeper made history when he replaced Ederson in the second half. In doing so he made his second appearance in the competition 6,182 days after his first, a new record.

Things got even better after the quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid, when a scuffle broke out after the full-time whistle.

Atletico's players had lost their heads, and video footage from the tunnel appeared to show Carson offering to take Sime Vrsaljko outside for a dust-up. What a hero.

For some reason, the fact that City spent a lot of money on signing Jack Grealish means that the Euro 2020 heartthrob of the nation now gets booed by home supporters whenever City play away from home.

Leeds United fans took things a step further, by pelting Grealish with scrunched up bits of paper every time he neared the touchline. At least he saw the funny side to it – he started laughing as he went to retrieve the ball while coming under fire, heading one of the projectiles that came his way.

At the Etihad Stadium you could hear the sound of 50,000 jaws hitting the flaw, such was the ridiculousness of Ederson's goal-line pass against Liverpool.

Now we know that Ederson is the coolest keeper in the world when it comes to passing out of pressure, but that moment of madness/genius against Diogo Jota was too much to bear.

Would we trust him to pull something similar off again? 100%.

City are a slick, ultra-professional side during the season, but it's clear that they know how to celebrate too.

City's players were in fine form during Monday's celebratory open-top bus parade in Manchester, giving a number of hilarious interviews while clearly inebriated.

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