PREMIER LEAGUE

Liverpool win first Premier League title after 30 years

Liverpool champions
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Liverpool have clinched their first Premier League title since 1990 after Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Chelsea’s victory ensures Jürgen Klopp’s side cannot mathematically be caught in the table, leading second-placed Man City 23 points with only 7 matches remaining.

The Reds strolled to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Tuesday, which left Manchester City needing a win against Chelsea this evening.

It means Liverpool have secured the club’s 19th league title, ending a 30-year wait following their previous success in 1990.

In an unprecedented campaign, the club have claimed the championship earlier than any other side in Premier League history, doing so with seven games still to be contested.

The Reds equalled a top-flight record of 18 successive victories – and also set a new landmark for number of consecutive league home triumphs, with the win against Palace their 23rdin a row.

Their record for the season so far stands at 86 points accumulated after 31 matches played, with 28 wins, two draws and one defeat.

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