It only took 30 years, but Liverpool have finally won the 19th league title in their history.
Despite the sheer dominance that the Merseyside outfit have impressed upon the top flight this season, they were made to sweat over the deciding fixture, as Manchester City and Chelsea battled each other in a to-and-fro encounter at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea took the lead in the first-half through Christian Pulisic, but City equalised in the 55th minute through a splendid Kevin De Bruyne free kick.
The Blues put the squeeze on the visitors after the second-half water break, however, as Pulisic had an attempt on goal cleared off the line. There was another goalmouth scramble soon after, when the ball seemed destined for the back of the net.
But what had seemed like a heroic intervention by Fernandinho was, in fact, a hand ball on the line, and after a short wait the VAR awarded Chelsea a penalty and flashed the Brazilian a red card.
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Willan converted the spot kick and the South West London outfit held out for a 2-1 win and a crucial three points in their quest for Champions League football next season.
But more importantly for Liverpool fans, the result means that City can not mathematically catch the table toppers and they are the champions of England for the first time since 1990.
The Reds lie in first place on 86 points, 23 ahead of the nearest challengers and last year’s champions, City. They are also the first ever team to win the title in June.