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Final-day title deciders: Blackburn edge Man Utd

10 May 2019
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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.

1994/95

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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