LONDON: Manchester United were crowned champions of England for a record 19th time on Saturday when a Wayne Rooney penalty earned them a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers and the point they needed to win the Premier League title.
It was a nervous afternoon for United after they fell behind when Brett Emerton struck for Blackburn after 20 minutes. Rooney equalised for United with a 73rd minute penalty.
The spot-kick was awarded after referee Phil Dowd consulted with a linesman after Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson appeared to clatter Javier Hernandez sending him sprawling.
In Image: Manchester United's Michael Carrick, right, Wayne Rooney, center, and Nani celebrate after Manchester United won the English Premier League at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England, Saturday May 14, 2011.