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End of 30-Year Wait: Liverpool crowned Premier League champions

InternationalEnd of 30-Year Wait: Liverpool crowned Premier League champions
Liverpool Champions. Pic/Liverpool Twitter

The long wait of 30-years is finally over for Liverpool FC and it’s fans as the Jurgen Klopp’s team has been crowned Premier League champions first time ever after Chealse beat Manchester City by 2-1 at home. Liverpool owing to it’s unassailable lead at the top have now been declared as winner.

Liverpool, who have won the English top flight for the first time since 1990, their maiden title in the Premier League era, have 86 points from 31 matches and lead last year’s champions City by 23 points with seven matches to play.

Chelsea took the lead in the match after Christian Pulisic made the most of a defensive mistake from the visitors to slot home past Ederson in the 36th minute. The first half was evenly contested with both teams creating chances, before Pulisic put the ’Blues’ ahead. 

City needed to respond early in the second half and as he has done several times in his career, Kevin de Bruyne produced an inch perfect spot kick to level the match. The goal came in the 55th minute, with the Belgian curling one perfectly past the diving Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea’s lead was restored in the 78th minute as Willian scored from the penalty spot after Fernandinho was given the marching orders for handling the ball inside the penalty box, which was confirmed by VAR.

Chelsea dominated proceedings thereafter as a result of their numerical advantage but failed to find the back of the net. 

This is Liverpool’s first title since the First Division (League) gave way to the Premier League in the 1992-93 season. Liverpool had finished runners-up on four occasions in the Premier League era, the last being in the previous season, when they finished just one point behind eventual champions Manchester City.

Liverpool now have 19 top flight titles, one short of Manchester United’s record of 20 titles.

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