The wait is over: Liverpool crowned Premier League champions after Chelsea down Man City

Liverpool’s 30-year wait for English supremacy has tonight finally come to an end, after Chelsea put Manchester City to the sword by 2 goals to 1.

Willian decides it

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea welcomed City to Stamford Bridge a short time ago, for the Premier League gameweek’s most high-profile fixture.

The matchup came as a key one for a whole host of reasons, namely the English top-flight title race.

Liverpool’s victory over Crystal Palace last night meant that anything other than 3 points for Manchester City this evening would see the Reds crowned champions with 7 games to spare.

The hopes of Jurgen Klopp’s men, meanwhile, were no doubt buoyed by the fact that Chelsea also entered proceedings at Stamford Bridge with plenty to play for.

The Blues are currently in the midst of a tightly-contested battle for a Champions League berth, with Manchester United having closed the gap on Frank Lampard’s 4th-placed outfit with a 3-0 drubbing of Sheffield United yesterday.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jody Morris (L) and Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea (R) look on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at St Mary’s Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

When the 90 minutes were said and done in London this evening, though, Chelsea rose to the occasion, to strengthen their grip on 4th.

An at times-staggering game of football eventually saw the capital giants emerge with a deserved 2-1 victory.

Christian Pulisic put the hosts ahead late in the first-half, taking advantage of a dreadful mix-up at the back from City to slot beyond Ederson in style.

Pep Guardiola’s Citizens, though, came out full of intent following the interval, to eventually draw level courtesy of star man Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgian rarely scores ‘easy goals’, and this strike certainly did not prove the exception to the rule, with De Bruyne having rifled home a wonderful free-kick to set tensions on edge at the Bridge.

Chelsea, though, gathered their composure, with both Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham having gone close, before the clash was essentially decided in the space of two minutes.

After Fernandinho was given his marching orders for handling the ball on the line, Willian stepped up to slot home the ensuing the spot-kick, securing all 3 points for the hosts, and sending City back to Manchester licking their wounds.

Liverpool champions

Most significantly of all, though, tonight’s result means that, as outlined above, Liverpool are officially, mathematically, and under every possible metric, champions of England.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have enjoyed a historic campaign to this point, having incredibly dropped points in just 3 of their 31 league outings.

The Reds have proven the absolute dominant force in the Premier League over the course of the last 10 months, and can now, finally, celebrate their thoroughly deserved crown.

Congratulations Liverpool: 2019/20 Premier League champions!

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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