After finishing second to Manchester United in the 1993/94 season, Walker invested further funds in his squad when he broke a British transfer record through the £5 million acquisition of Chris Sutton from Norwich City.
Sutton immediately forged a dynamic striking partnership with Alan Shearer as the pair, who became known as the ‘SAS’ such was their deadliness in front of goal, between them scored 49 league goals in the 1994/95 season.
On May 14, 1995, Dalglish took his side to Anfield where Blackburn lost to his former club Liverpool 2-1 while Manchester United, who started the day top of the league table, were held to a 1-1 draw at West Ham. Despite losing, Blackburn secured their first league title since 1914 while ending the longest wait between successful championship-winning campaigns in the English top flight.
For years, decades even, British tennis had become bywords for mediocrity; and then came Andy Murray. Just three years after ending Britain’s 77-year wait for a Wimbledon title, Murray almost single-handedly won the 2015 Davis Cup after sealing a straight-sets win over Belgium’s David Goffin in Ghent.
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