English Football: Manchester United clinch Premier League title
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The title is United's 18th league title and 11th since the Premier League formed in 1992. The title is also United's third consecutive and marked the first time since the 1998–99 Treble winning season United clinched in front of a home crowd.
Both sides remained scoreless through 90 minutes, and with the draw, second-place Liverpool's hopes of the title were dashed. As the table currently stands, United have earned 87 points, while Liverpool have earned 80, with six being the maximum they can earn.
With two games remaining for both Liverpool and third-place Chelsea, both the second and third places are open, while Arsenal has locked up the fourth place spot.
Both sides had great chances, with the last coming to Arsenal captain Cesc Fàbregas, whose shot with three minutes to go banged off the crossbar.
United began the game on offense had a solid score chance inside of the first minute, but Darren Fletcher could not connect with Cristiano Ronaldo. Wayne Rooney also had a great chance in the first-half, while United's best chance of the second-half came on free kick from Ronaldo.
United gave Arsenal keeper Łukasz Fabiański little to do and Ronaldo's second-half free kick had Fabiański beat, but the ball travelled just wide.