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Liverpool have now been confirmed as Premier League champions for the 2019-20 season, and the Blues helped the Reds win it sooner than expected.
Liverpool players and manager surely kept an eye on Chelsea’s game against former champions Manchester City, and the Blues who needed the win even more than Liverpool, didn’t disappoint to get the three points that ensured a first Premier League title for Liverpool.
To score the opener, Christian Pulisic seized on a terrible error from Benjamin Mendy, surged past the City full-back and finished expertly beyond the reach of Ederson.
It was a favour from Pulisic to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, as it was Klopp who gave Pulisic his Borussia Dortmund debut while as a 16-year-old.
City rallied after the break and drew level through a stunning Kevin De Bruyne free kick and threatened to take the lead when Raheem Sterling hit the woodwork.
However, Chelsea stole the three points when Willian buried a penalty kick with 13 minutes remaining after Fernandinho had used his hand to prevent Tammy Abraham bundling the ball over the goal line.
Pulisic was definitely the man of the match and he kept threatening Manchester City’s defence all night. The 21-year-old even saw Kyle Walker clear his goal bound effort on the line, after another electric run.
While Liverpool fans are celebrating their first league title, for Chelsea it was a great opportunity to close the gap on Leicester City and push further for a top four finish. Chelsea are now just a point behind Leicester City.
Manchester United fans would have been hoping that Chelsea dropped points to City, but it was a good performance from the Blues.