Premier League Moments of the Season
Football always throws up some unforgettable moments. But just incase you do forget them, here’s a collage of the very best we’ve seen in the 2012-2013 Premier League season.
It all starts again on the 17th August 2013! But for now, re-live the gems from the season that just passed….
The Ref Gets Involved
Premier League referee Lee Probert found himself closer to the action than he would have liked when Steve Sidwell and Ben Watson (neither is a man to pull out of a tackle) collided with Probert bang smack in the middle.
It was a proper 50/50 challenge, with both players going in a little too hard, but it was the referee who came off worse, and needed the attention of the medical team before continuing with the match.
Santos’ Half-Time Swapsie
Andre Santos was not exactly in the Arsenal fans’ good books before this due to his lackadaisical performances for the Gunners during their most difficult period this season.
But asking for van Persie’s shirt at half-time really took the biscuit.
He barely featured for Arsenal after that, and went on loan to Grêmio in February.
Suarez Munches Ivanovic
Suarez attempts to take a chunk out of Ivanovic’s forearm, and is promptly banned for 10 matches. Cue endless puns about Suarez biting off more than he can chew, “Chewy” Suarez, and the like.
It remains to be seen whether he has pushed Rodgers that bit too far, or whether he himself has had enough of Liverpool and English football.
Same old Suarez… always eating.
Evra Takes Up Arms
Great stuff from Patrice Evra, and from whoever threw that severed arm onto the Old Trafford turf.
Just a few days after Suarez is caught in the act, United win the Premier League by beating Aston Villa. During the celebrations, Evra finds himself with a severed arm. Naturally.
Thank the lord, common sense prevailed, and no actions were taken against Evra.
Fabrice Muamba Returns to White Hart Lane
After his cardiac arrest on 17th March 2012, Muamba’s heart stopped beating for over 70 minutes. Miraculously, he survived. This is the remarkable moment in November when Muamba returned to the ground where it all happened.
A great ovation from the Spurs fans.
Mulumbu Loses It
We’ve all wanted to do this at some point. In fact, we almost certainly have done it as a nipper in the school playground. West Bromwich Albion’s Mulumbu is 26. He did it anyway.
Accuracy and power.
“Score the Winner in the FA Cup Final”
Technically not Premier League news, but who cares? I didn’t think Ben Watson would feature in two magic moments of the season this year, and his second mention is a little more impressive than the first, although I’m sure we’d all love to clatter a referee every now and again. Minutes after coming on as a late substitute, Watson scores a superb header to win Wigan the FA Cup at Wembley. Story.
They were relegated from the Premier League 3 days later.
Fergie Waves Adios
After 26 years in charge of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson retires as manager to take up a position on the board. His sendoff at Old Trafford was a moment to behold, and his speech to the crowd was a fitting way to end. David Moyes now takes over at one of the biggest clubs in the world, and his first job is to decide on the future of one Wayne Rooney.
Oh, and we mustn’t forget Mr. Paul Scholes, who also bows out this season, along with Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher, David Beckham, and Phil Neville.
I’m feeling old.
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