Liverpool win first Premier League title after 30-year wait
Liverpool win first Premier League title after 30-year wait after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City that guaranteed them the Trophy.
It has taken 30 years, 58 days, and the return from a three-month lockdown caused by a global pandemic but, finally, Liverpool are champions of England once again.
The Reds’ 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday night extended their lead in the table to 23 points, forcing their nearest pursuers Manchester City to have to win at Stamford Bridge to keep the title race alive.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have beaten the record for winning a title with five matches to spare, which was jointly held by Manchester United in 2000/01 and Man City’s 2017/18 side.
Liverpool, who ended a 30-year wait to be England’s top-flight champions for the 19th time, will become the seventh club to lift the PL Trophy, after Man Utd, Blackburn Rovers, Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, and Leicester City.
In ending Man City’s hopes, Chelsea landed the defining blow in the title race for the fourth time in six seasons, and Christian Pulisic, who opened the scoring, joined an exclusive list of title-winning goalscorers in the competition’s history.