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Final-day title deciders: Blackburn triumph in dramatic day

12 May 2022
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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 2021/22 Premier League Trophy going down to the final day, we look at the eight previous times the title was decided at the death.

1994/95
What was at stake? 

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.

How it unfolded

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 and 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

1995/96: Man Utd triumph in style
1998/99: Cole's chip rescues Man Utd after scare
2007/08: Ronaldo hits 31 as United make it 10
2009/10: Eight-goal Chelsea ease to third title
2011/12: Aguero leaves it late to save Man City
2013/14: Man City pip Liverpool with perfect finish
2018/19: City survive scare to retain title

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