It was a historic day for Manchester United as the Red Devils sealed a record 19th league title with a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers.
Here we go again was what crossed many minds as Blackburn opened the scoring in the 20th minute. Olsson's excellent cross to the far post was met by Emerton who swept in on the half-volley with his weaker left foot.
The first half ended in Blackburn's favor with the scoreline reading 1-0. The home side's defensive tactics worked well for them, and United were facing the risk of falling back into the title race uncertainity.
The second half started and immediately settled into a familiar pattern with United keeping possession while Blackburn put nine men behind the ball. However, with 20 minutes to go, Hernandez was felled in the box by Robinson, though the ball had just gone out, and after a long chat with his assistant, the referee awarded the spot kick much to the dismay of Blackburn who felt Hernandez had dived. Replays suggested he had sold the foul - perfectly legal.
Rooney stepped up and duly slammed it into the left corner. With just a point required to seal the title, things suited United. Blackburn continued to defend and in the end, it was a fairly comfortable point for United.
Jubilation was evident amongst the Red kitted men at Ewood Park. Though it was a patchy season, compared to their own standards, United have been the best side over the course and the 19th league title, and the bragging rights, is theirs. And rightly so. They are, now, the most successful club in English football history.