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Final-day title deciders: Giggs and Ronaldo make it 10

11 May 2019
Ryan Giggs lifts the PL Trophy for Man Utd, 2007/08

Relive when Man Utd beat Wigan to finish as Premier League champions ahead of Chelsea

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.

2007/08 

Manchester United went into the final day knowing a 10th PL title would be theirs if they could match the result of Chelsea.

But the momentum was with the second-placed Blues, who were 20 matches unbeaten and in Matchweek 36 had beaten United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to move level on points with the leaders.

United, though, had a superior goal difference as they finished the season at Wigan Athletic while Chelsea were at home to a Bolton Wanderers side looking to secure their safety from relegation.

How it finished

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 MUN 38 +58 87
2 CHE 38 +39 85

Sir Alex Ferguson's side struck the first blow when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty, before Chelsea responded by taking the lead in their match through Andriy Shevchenko

But the title fully slipped away from Avram Grant's Blues in the final 10 minutes of both matches. 

Ryan Giggs doubled United's lead at the DW Stadium before Matthew Taylor equalised for Bolton in stoppage time, meaning that Chelsea finished as runners-up to Man Utd for successive seasons. 

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Also in this series

Part 1: 1994/95 Blackburn edge Man Utd
Part 2: 1995/96 Man Utd triumph in style
Part 3: 1998/99 Cole chip rescues Man Utd
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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