They took the necessary three points and Häcken added the team's first home loss for the season. 65 points were not enough for total gold this time but there were not many sad mines when IFK Norrköping's thousands of trusted fans celebrated the winners of the big silver and two players who meant more than most of the club's big successes.
The blue-white supporters would never stop singing Andreas Johansson and Daniel Sjölund's name.
"It's clear that it feels sad and I will miss them a lot, but I know I made the right decision," said Andreas Johansson, who wrote for Halmstad's BK.
Sjölund, who moves home to Mariehamn on Åland, agreed to the gratitude of a club, which, despite losing almost the entire gold team from 2015, gave AIK a fierce match for the title until the end.
Norrköping needed victory at the same time a helping hand of Kalmar. and when Simon and Simon combined in the first half last attack, Beijing was only one goal of gold. Simon Thern pulled away from the Häcken defense and served Simon Skrabb, who put 1-0 and lighted the jump. But when the Norrköping players sat in the locker room, AIK took the lead in Kalmar and suddenly felt the title distant.
Thern was not late to congratulate his old teammates.
"AIK has been so stable throughout the season and it was hard to believe that they would lose in Kalmar. In the end, the two points were better than us and it's just to congratulate, believing in a bright future for the East Guards.
"Norrköping has acquired a good platform, which means we can take good players here and I'm not in a hurry," said Thern.
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The coach Jens Gustafsson was another who congratulated the champions team and found that Norrköping had the margins on its side several times, which meant that the gold struggle lived into the last.
"But we will be extremely proud of what IFK Norrköping has achieved this season. To score 65 points is very well done, said Gustafsson and found that it is a scoring sum that is often enough for gold.
The hedge did its best for stopping Norrköping in the gold jersey, but was honored both in the goals and scorerships for the first time at home this year. The team was forced to finish with just nine players after both Juhani Ojala and Paulinho got their second yellow card in the final minutes.
Judge Martin Strömbergsson judged that Paulinho filmed in a close combat in the penalty area while the Brazilian said he was convinced that it was a punishment. He had to be comforted to have become a Swedish shooter with 20 hits.