Liverpool end 30-year Premier League wait

Liverpool end 30-year Premier League wait
Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool could win the Premier League if Manchester City drop points against Chelsea - Liverpool, Britain - June 25, 2020 A Liverpool fan celebrates with a flare outside Anfield after Chelsea scored their second goal in their match against Manchester City Action Images via Reuters/Molly Darlington

In Summary

  • The club’s 19th championship and first of the Premier League era was confirmed after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea
  • An emphatic defeat of Crystal Palace on Wednesday put them within two points of the title but that proved academic after City’s slip at Stamford Bridge

A superb solo goal by Christian Pulisic and a Willian penalty gave Chelsea a 2-1 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, a result that handed Liverpool the Premier League title, their first league championship win in 30 years.

Pulisic exploited a communication breakdown between Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Guendogan after a City set piece, running from the halfway line before confidently slotting the ball past Ederson to open the scoring in the 36th minute.

Kevin De Bruyne put City level with a brilliant dipping free kick ten minutes into the second half, but Chelsea took the lead again through Willian’s 78th-minute penalty after Fernandinho was sent off for handling the ball on the goal-line.

The result leaves City on 63 points, 23 behind Liverpool with only seven games left to play, giving the Reds their first title of the Premier League era. Chelsea remain fourth on 54 points, five ahead of Manchester United.

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