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Title race photos

Geovanni scores City's winner on 19 August

Man Utd begin the season poorly by their standards winning only once in August and losing 1-0 to fierce rivals Man City at Eastlands

Frank Lampard's penalty sees Chelsea earn a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield

Conversely, Chelsea go top after an opening month that sees them collect 10 out of the possible 12 points on offer

Mourinho leaves while Grant steps in

The Blues slip out of the top four, however, and in mid-September boss Jose Mourinho leaves the club to be replaced by Avram Grant

Carlos Tevez heads Man Utd's opener

The new man is in the job for only three days before having to travel to Old Trafford where the hosts win 2-0 to move up to second

Wayne Rooney scores twice against Middlesbrough

Sir Alex Ferguson's side extend their winning run in the league to eight matches to finish October level with Arsenal at the top

Didier Drogba scores twice as Chelsea thrash Man City

Chelsea's form also impresses and they find themselves back in the top four after crushing Man City 6-0 at Stamford Bridge

Edwin Van der Sar fails to keep out Gallas

Man Utd meet Arsenal at the Emirates in early November but see William Gallas score for the hosts in injury time to make it 2-2

Cahill scores a spectacular goal

Grant's side have the chance to catch the Red Devils during the month but a 1-1 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge holds them up

Gallas celebrates as Arsenal go on to win 1-0

The Blues make a decent start to December but also suffer at the hands of Gallas who scores the winner against his former club

Saha scores twice against Sunderland

A comprehensive 4-0 win at Sunderland on Boxing Day briefly puts Man Utd top before a defeat at West Ham sees them slide back

Juliano Belletti scores during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Tottenham

Three wins out of three in January keep Grant's side ticking over nicely as they keep a firm hold of third place

Ronaldo scores a hat-trick

While the Old Trafford club move back to the top again following their resounding 6-0 win over a troubled Newcastle United

Benjani scores Man City's winner at Old Trafford

February brings a change of fortunes for both clubs with United winning only twice while also losing to Man City again

Jermain Defoe scores on his debut as Portsmouth draw 1-1 with Chelsea

Chelsea play only twice but drop points to Portsmouth and Liverpool to end the month a whopping nine points adrift of leaders Arsenal

Ronaldo scores the winner at Pride Park

With Arsenal starting to falter, Ferguson's side return to the top in mid-March after a 1-0 win at struggling Derby

Drogba scores the winner against Arsenal

The Gunners' bad run continues at Stamford Bridge where a Didier Drogba brace earns the Blues a 2-1 win and lifts them to second

Hargreaves

Important wins over Liverpool and Arsenal at Old Trafford follow as Man Utd appear to edge closer to a second consecutive title

Ballack scores a penalty against Man Utd

However, two Michael Ballack goals see them lose their trip to Stamford Bridge bringing the sides level with two games to go

John Terry suffers an injury

John Terry suffers an arm injury as Chelsea's title challenge ends at Stamford Bridge with a 1-1 draw at home to Bolton Wanderers

United celebrate their title

Manchester United secure the title by two points from Chelsea as they earn a 2-0 win over Wigan at the JJB Stadium




see also
How the title was won
11 May 08 |  Premier League
BBC pundits on the Premier League
11 May 08 |  Premier League
Comment: Sir Alex adds to legend
11 May 08 |  Football
Premier League finale as it happened
11 May 08 |  Premier League
Wigan 0-2 Man Utd
11 May 08 |  Premier League
Chelsea 1-1 Bolton
11 May 08 |  Premier League


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