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State of play went on during the last day Derby was supreme but played their last league game a week before the lions and Liverpool, their closest challenge, finished their fixtures. Leeds need to pull in Wolves to their champions, and Liverpool need to beat Arsenal at Highbury.

What happened? Derby won their first top-flight title after Lez lost 2-1 and Liverpool scored a 0-0 draw.

John O'Hare 248 League appearances for 1967-1974

"The players were in Mallorca when the latest games are played. We used to go there at the end of each season, just to relax and have a few beers, so it's not a trip to escape the stress or something like this. "We couldn't do more than me. The massive game for us is to hit Liverpool at home in our latest game of the time when John Maggorn scored, to give us a little chance to win it, but you still thought that at least One of the results we needed would be Against us, especially as Leeds are the best side of that era.

"Peter Taylor, the assistant manager, was in charge of us in Mallorca, because Brian Cliff was going to the screams of Skili. The players are staying at the Castell de Mar in Kala Millor, but management would always be at another hotel, About 100 yards away, and it was there we found out to be champions, making a call from Spain was not that simple in those days, but Peter managed to get the news over the phone from the people back home who were getting updated. Radio.

"I remember having Peter in the swimming pool – we would never have seen swimming, so I think it was in the shallow end – and then celebrating in the morning until two in the morning. The next day the press came to see us at Pool, which is when the pictures of us were sitting on a diving board and wearing sombreros ".


State of play Liverpool are three points ahead of arsenal, with a higher (+4) goal difference. Arsenal need to beat Liverpool at Anfield by two clear goals.

What happened? Arsenal won 2-0, with Michael Tommy scoring the second injury goal.

Nigel Winterburg 584 Arsenal appointments 1987-2000

"For me, it was the biggest ever finish for a while because it's the top two teams to head to head for in the final game. We've got to win the league two or three matches before, but we drew wimbledon and lost in the derby. So people wrote us off and thought that winning in Anfield at two clear goals would be too much.

"But George [Graham, Arsenal’s manager] Was super-safe as always. When most people said we would have to quit the guns, George Philosophy said the game is dead if we leave. At half-time he said if he scored he thought Liverpool would panic. When I look back, that's exactly what they did.

"We constantly work on free-kicks from opposite sides, so usually from the right point I would whisk them in with my left foot, aiming to hit the back post. Alan [Smith] Got a touch and that was a huge turning point, because if we didn't score then it would probably have drifted to a 0-0.

"We still need a second and, with the game in time of injury, I think a lot of boss would have struck it long straight away. But John Lucky got it out to bed [Dixon]He knocked it forward, it was a flick on Alan and then Mickey Thomas was on it. I was about five yards out of Mickey, on his left, and how he's going through it is like watching something unfolding in individual picture frames on a wall. Time stood still. We have one chance, in the last minute of the final game of the time, to change the future of where the trophy is going, and fortunately for us, Mickey, who is super-cool, took that opportunity.

Liverpool in Arsenal 1989

It is ready for grabs: Nigel Winterburn turns to Celebration in Michael Thomas's late title winner in 1989. Photography: Mark Leech / Offside / Getty Images


State of play Blackburn are two points ahead of United, with a worse goal difference. United had to win in West Ham and hope that Blackburn WAP points against Liverpool.

What happened? Blackburn lost 2-1, but the United States was 1-1.

Graeme Le Saux 129 Premier League appearances for Blackburn 1993-97

"Every player has moments like this in the picture – and they are a liar if they say otherwise – when you can't wait and you see everything in a positive way, or days when you think: & # 39; I can't play well today. & # 39; it's like the angel and devil. But I went in that Liverpool game so positive.

"One of the hardest parts is the atmosphere. Unfinished is normally hostile, but it felt relaxed that afternoon. I had livery phones in the warm-up: & # 39; you've got to win the league. & # 39; We didn't play well, but we were first and I remember coming in half-time and Stuart replay, our right-winger, saying in front of everyone: "I can't feel my bloody legs" because he felt So nervous.

"The only time I was awarded the United Game was when Jamie Redknapp scored Liverpool's second free kick in injury time. We were devastated, but then you started to hear the noise in Corner of Blackburn fans, traveling sideways to the dugout, as Liverpool suppliers wanted to tell Kenny [Dalglish, the Blackburn manager] The United States has shown and we won the title. And then all of a sudden our dugout started going wild.

"Having had nothing to do with Kenny's superstitious afterwards and then ending up in a Preston restaurant, we gave Tony Gale, who used to play West Ham, some money to get Ludek Mikosko a bottle of champagne. I never saw that. The United Game, but I heard it was like raw-of-the-rovers of Mikhosko. "

Blackburn 1995

Gremes La Sauces and Ian Paysee celebrate with the premiership trophy. Photograph: Colorsport / Rex / Shutterstock


State of play Manchester United are two points ahead of Newcastle, who were to win against Tottenham and hope United lost in Middlesbrough.

What happened? United won 3-0 in Middlesbrough, while Newcastle held a 1-1 draw.

Gary Pallister 437 United Appointments 1989-1997

"We felt confident but you never know, especially playing away from home. West Ham did nothing to play the year before when they were 1-1 with us in Uptown Park and celebrated as if they were winning the league.

Midllebrogue in Manchester

Gary Palester (third left), joins the congratulations of Gold Corridor Andy Cole (Hidden) as a United Kingdom seal seal in Middlesbrough. Photography: Getty Images

"I think we struggled for the first 10 minutes or so at Boro and then David May scored and we played a bit of freedom. It was great for me to win this title at Boro. I used to get a bit of staff when "I went back because I asked to leave. I remember going around these grades, and then there were a few Midwifebrogg supporters yet, and Fergie came up to me and said I should take the trophy over them." He said, "You are here." "If you're he," he said, "they'll give you a good warm-up." I said, "No, no," he said. So I did it and got dressed by them, it was a really nice feeling because I spent so many years in the terraces in Middlesbrough and played for them for five years.


State of play Manchester City was directly on points with Manchester United but has a higher goal difference. United must be in the better city result.

What happened? United won 1-0 but City hit CPR 3-2, after scoring twice in time injury.

Joleon Lescott 109 Premier League appearances for City 2009-2014

"I don't like to watch the QPR play back – I'm still a little worried that we shouldn't get it done. No one expected it, or wanted it, to go the way it did that afternoon. We're in control of Our own destiny ahead and when Zaba [Pablo Zabaleta] Having passed through and scored our first, we didn't think it was over, but we knew we were strong at home.

Human City in CPR

Carnage. Absolute carnage. "Sergio Agüero snatches the title for Manchester City in injury time in 2012. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

"The mistake of myself then led to very equalizer. I never got too phased out. We are drawing, you are watching the big boys – Sergio [Agüero], Carlos [Tevez], Yaia [Touré] And David [Silva], And think they'll score. But when QPR got second, it was like: "Oh my God." Now drifting away from us. Talk to other players, they think the same as me, like: & # 39; I couldn't even go to school with my kids. I don't want to go on a holiday this year if we don't win this title. & # 39;

"We're all out to get a goal – ourselves and Winnie [Kompany] They took it in turns to go up for attacks – and then Edin [Dzeko] Score 92 minutes. I stood right behind it at the time. The rest is history. It is probably the only time that Sergey never came short of getting the ball. He created a bit of space and then Mario [Balotelli]With its only Premier League assist, set it up. It was never in doubt. You can see Sergio compose himself. His standing foot is so accurate and pivotal, and that's what makes him hit the ball so cleanly. When the ball goes in, there is blood. Absolute carnage. "

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