'We celebrated at a bistro in Preston' – the day Rovers won the title at Anfield | Michael Butler

14 May 2020 07:00
On the 25th anniversary of Blackburn clinching the Premier League title, we speak to the people involved that day at LiverpoolBlackburn had waited 81 years for another league title and led Manchester United by two points going into the final day of the 1994-95 season. Rovers went to Anfield on 14 May but ended up losing 2-1 against Liverpool and, with their game finishing earlier than United’s, faced a nail-biting wait to see how Alex Ferguson’s side got on at West Ham.The game at Upton Park ended in a draw to hand Rovers the title in one of the most dramatic finishes to a season in the English top flight. The triumph completed the transformation, led by Jack Walker – a local businessman who bankrolled the club – and manager Kenny Dalglish, from small-town club to champions of England. Related: Football quiz: when Blackburn won the Premier League 25 years ago Related: David Squires on … a time when Blackburn were champions of England Related: Blackburn didn't buy the Premier League title in 1995 – they earned it Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian