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The Most Iconic Premier League Games in History

The Premier League hosts some of the world’s biggest footballing clubs, the best talents across the globe, and some of the most enthralling clashes of high-quality football that history has ever seen. Drawing in domestic fans and viewers from every corner of the Earth, it is no wonder it is regarded as one of the best leagues.

With such footballing class, Premier League fans have been treated to some iconic football games over the years; below, we’ve listed just a few memorable ones – listing them all could fill an entire library.

Slippy G – Liverpool vs. Chelsea 2013-14

On a day that Steven Gerrard will have tried hard to forget, Liverpool faced off against Chelsea in a thrilling clash that would see them one step closer to the league title with just three games remaining. Towards the end of the first half, the Liverpool midfielder lost his footing and slipped over, inviting Demba Ba through on goal to score the first of Chelsea’s goals in their 2-0 win.

Mourinho’s side broke the hearts of Reds fans across the globe that day – and there are plenty of them to break. ExpressVPN’s recent analysis identified Liverpool as the most-watched team in the Premier League, but Chelsea stole the glory on this day. They did manage to avenge this loss in 2020 when they won their 19th league title, though.

One to forget for Gunners – Manchester United vs. Arsenal 2011-12

In one of the highest-scoring games of recent years, Alex Ferguson’s side completely dismantled Wenger’s eleven, putting eight past them. Wayne Rooney bagged a dead-ball hat trick while Ashley Young secured a beautiful brace of long-range curlers to nail Arsenal’s coffin shut on the day. After a great season, Manchester United could not carry their form to the ultimate success, losing the title to an unforgettable 93rd-minute winner from Aguero against QPR, which the Manchester City official site has covered in depth, unsurprisingly.

The Ultimate Comeback – Newcastle United vs. Arsenal 2010-11

Falling two goals behind in just the first ten minutes, it needed to be looking better for Newcastle. Things got worse as they entered the second half, 4-0 down. However, in a comeback that can only be described as miraculous, Newcastle managed to bring the game back to 4-4 with a beautifully struck volley from Cheick Tiote in the 87th minute, resulting in one of the largest roars from the crowd that St James’ Park has ever seen.

Record-breaker – Southampton vs. Leicester City 2019-20

After going a man down within just 15 minutes, things would only get worse for poor Southampton. Leicester City tore them apart, scoring nine goals within the 90 and securing the biggest away win the league had ever seen. Southampton would lose 9-0 again against Manchester United in 2021, as covered on the BBC.

Football is called the beautiful game for a reason – the tension and instances of pure magic that is created when two footballing teams collide are incomparable. Let’s hope for many more history-making games in the future.

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