Manchester United needed a second half penalty for the one point needed to give them the Premier League title for a record 19th time with still one game to play.
Struggling Blackburn Rovers had their own reasons for needing the points as they battle against the drop and were handed a goal in the 20th minute courtesy of an error by reserve keeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
The keeper hesitates coming for a cross and Martin Olsson finds Brett Emerton who stuns United by finding the back of the net.
But the crucial goal that takes United past Liverpool’s total of 18 League titles arrived in controversial circumstances.
Rovers keeper Paul Robinson was adjudged to have brought down Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney slammed home the spot kick.
The game lost its tempo with both team’s happy with the point for different reasons although with other club’s around Blackburn winning it means the battle to avoid Championship football will go the final game of the season.
At the final whistle the celebrations began at Ewood Park.
Referee: Phil Dowd
So typical of MU to win this way. Without the referees, i wonder where all the title cups gonna come from for United.
So guess they just like the tainted cups.
Maybe real victories is not what Alex Ferguson's team can ever acheive!
HAHA....as ecpected, the conspiracy theories are flying in....who cares? "Are you watching Merseyside?" No. 19!!!!!! Most successful English Club in the Premier League history!!!!
Yeah..yeah...we know....next year is ur (Liverpudians) year....so claims them every single year...bring on next season...
GLORY GLORY MAN UTD!!!!
Who the fuck care abt Pool ?
Oh i C, maybe the manU fan is worried Faggotson hv to spend more on refs to keep an eye on Liverpool other than Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs or Man City.
Yeah, those forces will be reckon wif next season & ManUre is gonna go broke bribing ref here & there.
See if they go over 1 billion in debt next season! haha.....
please lah, the keeper touch him, he fall, u call dive? the barca guy nobody touch him he fall until machiam leg broken, the ref show pepe red card, then the barca guy runs back onto the pitch... lol... that is called diving... if the keeper never touch Hernandez and then he fall, ok lah that's diving... if you see the replay, there is indeed contact... =)
Cheater-rito is already falling b4 the keeper "touch" him, if even the is a contact.
That's a dive!
As for who is better at diving & play-acting, we'll see this coming CL finals. There'll be a lot of "splashes"....
i hope man utd win champions league, going to be tough but hope they win lah.
Well..in any case, even if Man Utd lost against Rovers that time, they would still have won the title anyway.
But so typical of Pool fans to always come up with excuse; referees, FA etc...same year in year out...yeah Man Utd are paying all of them off...haha...what can you do about it?
Now please...run back to Mama and cry.