In England, Liverpool also need just one point for the title after humiliating Nottingham Forest Five-Nil at Anfield. Only Manchester United now have a theroetical chance of catching the leaders. Watching another irresistable Liverpool display was Alan Green.
That was simply the best display of an exceptional season from Liverpool. Reporters are often accussed, rightly, of being too glib of using words like brilliant, fantastic, fabulous. Liverpool deserved all these adjectives tonight.
They were, after all, playing a quality side that had beaten them in the league just eleven days ago. They were two up at half time through Houghton and Aldridge. They'd also hit the woodwork twice, and Sutton had made three tremendous saves.
Following half-time, you thought it couldn't be as good. It was. It was better. Another three goals from Gillespie, Beardsley and Aldridge again spiced with many memorable moves. Everton have now mathematically relinquished their title. Given Liverpool's goal difference, a point next week at Norwich will make them champions.