Liverpool has won the 2019-20 Premier League title, ending a 30-year first-division drought. Chelsea beat Manchester City on Thursday 2-1, and the result means second-place City can no longer catch the first-place Reds. It gives Liverpool its first Premier League title (find more on that here) and its first top-flight domestic league championship since 1990.
Though the race has been over for a while, City needed a victory to stay mathematically alive.
City had its chances, but a first-half goal from American Christian Pulisic, a second-half red card to Fernandinho and the ensuing penalty-kick goal from Willian were enough to give the Blues a win. It officially ended the race which has seen Liverpool regularly lead by more than 20 points.
Kevin De Bruyne scored a fabulous free kick in the second half to make it 1-1, but City still needed another goal at that point and couldn't get it. Chelsea also had two potential second-half goals cleared off the line -- the first from Kyle Walker on Pulisic and the second resulting in Fernandinho's red card. The Brazilian used his hand to knock away a ball from Tammy Abraham that was headed in.
Liverpool beat Crystal Palace on Wednesday 4-0 to move within one result of the league title, which the Reds got in this one. Chelsea, in the process, secured a massive win for its Champions League qualification hopes, going five points clear of Manchester United for that coveted fourth-place spot.
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Chelsea 2, Manchester City 1 (F)
⚽ Chelsea -- Christian Pulisic (36')
⚽ Man. City -- Kevin de Bruyne (55')
⚽ Chelsea -- Willian (PK - 78')