Mo Salah's 93rd-minute goal in a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday at Anfield didn't mean much to the result.
After all, the Reds were seconds away from a victory that moved the Premier League leaders 16 points clear (with a game in hand) of second-place Manchester City. But no goal signaled the league's futility in trying to stop Liverpool's march to history quite like Salah's 11th goal of this Premier League campaign.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker booted a ball from his box into Manchester United's half following a corner kick, with Salah yards clear of the Red Devils' last line of defense. Daniel James caught up to Salah, but the Egyptian striker fought of his challenge to cooly finish past United keeper David de Gea.
Alisson sprinted upfield to celebrate with a shirtless Salah, and for good reason: His assist was the first by a Liverpool keeper in nearly a decade.
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With Sunday's result -- and, clearly, Liverpool's first Premier League title -- well in hand, the faithful at Anfield finally acknowledged their reality, singing "We're going to win the league" for the first time this season.
Salah's stunner simply crystallized the inevitability of Liverpool's first top-flight title in 30 years.
If Arsenal (7-13-6; 34 points) or Everton (10-6-10; 36 points) are going to take advantage of Manchester City's looming UEFA Champions League ban, they'll have to start Sunday.
The Gunners and Toffees square off at the Emirates then, and new managers Mikel Arteta and Carlo Ancelotti are unbeaten in their last five matches. They're six and four points back, respectively, of fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur thanks to Spurs' loss to Chelsea on Saturday, and the 11 remaining matches after Sunday represent more than enough time to make up that ground.
Fifth place, should City remain banned, will be enough to qualify for Europe's top competition next season. Sunday's game in North London could be a defining result in that race.
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Here's how to watch Sunday's Arsenal-Everton match online and on TV.
When: Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT
Live Stream: NBC Sports
A lot can change with a big win and a UEFA ruling.
Manchester United (10-8-8; 38 points) are living proof, as the seventh-place Red Devils can move within three points of a UEFA Champions League place -- and into one, assuming Manchester City's ban from European competition is upheld -- with a win over 19th-place Watford (5-9-12; 24 points) on Sunday at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side had gone winless in their last three Premier League matches before beating Chelsea last week, and the Champions League looks like a real possibility after Tottenham Hotspur's loss Saturday.
Watford, on the other hand, can move out of the relegation zone with a result. The bad news? The Hornets haven't taken points in a league game against the Red Devils since 1986.
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Here's how to watch Sunday's Manchester United-Watford match live online and on TV.
When: Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT
Live Stream: NBC Sports