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16.05.2009 18:22

ManU clinch Premier League title (0-0)


A goalless draw with Arsenal has been enough to make Manchester United into EPL champions. United have now equalled Liverpool’s haul of eighteen titles.

With one game still to go in the campaign, at goalless draw at Old Trafford has given Barça’s Champions League final rivals the point they required to become EPL champions. In a game that was tense from start to finish, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men kept the clean sheet they needed.

Arsenal go for it

In an evenly matched first half, Cristiano Ronaldo had one chance early on which he spurned. Arsenal were missing the injured Adebayor but had Arshavin back in their line-up.

In the 15th minute an assist from the Russian gave Van Persie a great chance but somehow his header went wide. The first half was littered with fouls and free kicks as the Londoners fought hard to nullify the home side’s attack.

Cesc hits post

After the restart United remained strong at the back but Arsène Wenger’s team looked to rain on their parade with an attacking game in which Abou Diabyi and Arshavin gave outstanding performances. With two minutes left on the clock, ex-Barça player Cesc Fàbregas almost snuffed out the celebrations but his effort hit the post.

Finally Manchester United on 87 points have won their 18th English league title, their 11th since it was renamed the Premier League, to equal the record previously held by Liverpool.
ManU clinch Premier League title (0-0)
Third Premier League in a row
This is the third season in a row that Manchester United have won the Premier League. This time, however, they have been able to celebrate it at Old Trafford. The last time was in the 2002/03 season.

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