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Malmö end six-year wait for Swedish title

Published: Sunday 7 November 2010, 21.51CET
Malmö FF coach Roland Nilsson said his team "will only get better and better" after claiming the Swedish title for the first time since 2004 with a 2-0 final-day win against Mjällby AIF.
by Sujay Dutt
from Stockholm
Malmö end six-year wait for Swedish title
Roland Nilsson's men wrapped up the title on the last day of the season ©Malmö FF
Published: Sunday 7 November 2010, 21.51CET

Malmö end six-year wait for Swedish title

Malmö FF coach Roland Nilsson said his team "will only get better and better" after claiming the Swedish title for the first time since 2004 with a 2-0 final-day win against Mjällby AIF.

Malmö FF celebrated their centenary year by claiming the Swedish title for the first time since 2004 as the Sky Blues overcame Mjällby AIF 2-0 on the final day of the season.

Both goals came in the first half with Jiloan Hamad opening the scoring in the 17th minute courtesy of a volley into the bottom corner and Agon Mehmeti finishing off a fine move initiated by Jeffrey Aubynn and Daniel Larsson on the stroke of half-time.

Larsson had a chance to make it 3-0 in the second half only to shoot just wide after sprinting free, but the result and a 16th Swedish championship were not in doubt by that stage. Helsingborgs IF – the only other team with a chance of challenging for the trophy – could only manage a goalless draw against Kalmar FF, leaving them two points adrift of the new champions.

Malmö coach Roland Nilsson said: "It's a wonderful feeling. Earlier in the season we chased down Helsingborg and eventually overtook them. Since then, we've done our job in every do-or-die match that's come our way. We've got many young lads who are just at the beginning of their careers. They will only get better and better."

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