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Manchester United clinches English Premier League title

A 0-0 tie against Arsenal is enough to lift the club to its 18th league title, tying Liverpool.

May 17, 2009|Associated Press

Manchester United tied Arsenal, 0-0, Saturday to capture a third straight English Premier League title and match Liverpool's mark of 18 league championships.

In a poorly played game between two of England's glamour clubs, United won its 11th league title in 17 seasons. All came under Manager Alex Ferguson, who has 25 major trophies in his 23 years at Old Trafford.

"It makes you want to go on forever," said the 67-year-old Ferguson, who already has put off retirement once.

Amid the celebrations, Argentine striker Carlos Tevez appeared to wave farewell to the fans in his last home game with his loan deal two weeks from ending.

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Spain

Barcelona won its first league title in three years when Real Madrid lost 3-2 at Villarreal. Barcelona has 86 points with three games left. Madrid has 78 with two to play.

This was the 19th Spanish league title for Barcelona, which completed its first domestic double in 11 years. The team won the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

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Italy

Inter Milan clinched the Serie A title for the fourth year in a row and 17th time overall after AC Milan's 2-1 loss to Udinese on Saturday night.

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