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The Morning Score: Monday

It’s the morning after the night before. Here’s everything you need to know, unless your name is Sir Alex.

The UCD team celebrate victory over Loreto in the Electric Ireland Women's Irish Senior Cup Final at Belfield this weekend.
The UCD team celebrate victory over Loreto in the Electric Ireland Women's Irish Senior Cup Final at Belfield this weekend.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Every morning brings you the stories you need to know before your first cup of coffee.

1. #CHAMPIONS Phew! Manchester City were yesterday crowned champions of England after a stunning final day in the Premier League. Looking like the crown was slipping away from them, City came back against 10-man QPR to win 3-2 with two late, late goals.

In Sunderland, the Blues’ cross-town rivals held up there part of the deal by beating Sunderland 1-0 thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal. Alex Ferguson later congratulated his ‘noisy neighbours’ on their historic win.

Here’s Miguel Delaney’s analysis of a crazy day and 30 of our favourite pics from the other top-flight games.

2. #EURO2012 John O’Shea is facing a battle to be fit for the European Championships. The Waterford man left he pitch during the defeat to his former club United yesterday with a suspected hamstring issue. With a month to the group opener against Croatia, it’s hoped he’ll have time to recover and more will be known today.

3. #COMEBACK He’s back. Lar Corbett will return to training with Tipp’s senior hurlers this week after a self-imposed exile, the Premier county board confirmed yesterday.

4. #RUGGER The All Blacks named their side for the visit of Ireland this summer.  Crusaders forward Luke Whitelock was surprised to be named in the All Blacks’ 35-man squad for the June Tests against Ireland. Luke, the youngest of the four Whitelock brothers in the Crusaders, still seemed shell-shocked at the Crusaders training on Monday, saying that he was initially suspicious of the text message that came on Sunday informing him of his inclusion.

5. #LONDON2012 Job done. Colin Griffin put his past Olympic qualification disappointment behind him at the IAAF World Cup of Race Walking in Saransk, Russia yesterday morning. The Ballinamore native finished 15th in the men’s 50km walk, comfortably inside the “A” standard with a time of 3:52:54

Open thread: Will City now go on to dominate the Premier League for years?

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