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United clinch historic 19th league title

Published: Saturday 14 May 2011, 15.46CET
Wayne Rooney's 73rd-minute penalty was enough to earn Manchester United FC a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers FC and a record 19th English top-flight title.
United clinch historic 19th league title
Wayne Rooney celebrates converting the penalty that gave United the title ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 14 May 2011, 15.46CET

United clinch historic 19th league title

Wayne Rooney's 73rd-minute penalty was enough to earn Manchester United FC a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers FC and a record 19th English top-flight title.

Manchester United FC secured a record 19th English top-flight title − and 12th of the Premier League era − with a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers FC, while at the bottom there were important victories for Blackpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Brett Emerton had given Blackburn an unlikely lead and it looked as if United would be made to wait until the final day of the season to be crowned champions, but Wayne Rooney converted from the spot after Javier Hernández was brought down by Paul Robinson. United host Blackpool next weekend before taking on FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley on 28 May.

It was goals galore, meanwhile, at Bloomfield Road, where DJ Campbell scored twice as Blackpool recorded a crucial 4-3 triumph against Bolton Wanderers FC. Wolves also secured a vital win, 3-1 at Sunderland AFC, which lifts them into 16th place, and West Bromwich Albion FC defeated Everton FC 1-0.

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West BromWest Brom1-0EvertonEverton

Mulumbu 10

Venue: West Bromwich

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BlackburnBlackburn1-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Emerton 20

Rooney 73 (p)

Venue: Blackburn

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SunderlandSunderland1-3WolvesWolves

Sessegnon 34

Craddock 22, S. Fletcher 54, Elokobi 78

Venue: Sunderland

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BlackpoolBlackpool4-3BoltonBolton

Puncheon 19, Campbell 9, 45, Adam 63

Davies 6, Taylor 24, Sturridge 53

Venue: Blackpool

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