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Final-day title deciders: Blackburn edge Man Utd

10 May 2019

We remember when leaders Rovers lost at Liverpool but chasers Man Utd failed to take advantage of their slip

With the destiny of the 2018/19 Premier League Trophy going down to the final day, we look at the seven previous times the title was decided at the death.


Blackburn Rovers travelled to Anfield on the final day, 14 May 1995, holding a two-point lead over Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson's team had a superior goal difference and knew a win at West Ham United would seal a hat-trick of Premier League titles if Liverpool did them a rare favour by getting a result against Rovers.

Rovers went ahead at Anfield but the pressure got to Kenny Dalglish's leaders, who were beaten 2-1 by a 90th-minute Jamie Redknapp free-kick.

How it finished

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 BLB 42 +41 89
2 MUN 42 +49 88

News leaked through to the Boleyn Ground, where United were still drawing 1-1 with West Ham, but knew a goal would crown them champions.

They threw everything at the Hammers' goal but could not find a way past an inspired Ludek Miklosko.

Blackburn lifted the Trophy at Anfield to claim their only Premier League title by a point. 

Also in this series

Part 2: 1995/96 Man Utd triumph in style
Part 3: 1998/99 Cole chip rescues Man Utd
Part 4: 2007/08 Giggs and Ronaldo seal 10th title
Part 5: 2009/10 Eight-goal Chelsea end United reign
Part 6: 2011/12 Last-gasp Aguero saves Man City
Part 7: 2013/14 Man City pip Liverpool with perfect finish

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