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Final-day title deciders: Chelsea end United's reign

12 May 2022

Remember when Carlo Ancelotti's side denied Man Utd a fourth consecutive PL Trophy with an 8-0 victory over Wigan

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.

What was at stake? 

It was in Chelsea's hands to end Manchester United's three-year reign as Premier League champions. 

The Blues were a point ahead of United who needed to better the leaders' result in order to become the first team in history to win four consecutive PL titles. 

How it finished

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 CHE 38 +71 86
2 MUN 38 +58 85
How it unfolded

But Chelsea swept aside Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge, netting eight times including a Didier Drogba hat-trick, as Carlo Ancelotti's side set a record 103 goals scored in a single campaign. 

Man Utd themselves won 4-0 against Stoke City but it was not enough for a final day title-race turnaround. 

See more on the 2009/10 season

Also in this series

1994/95: Blackburn triumph in dramatic day
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
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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