Top Premier League matches of 2018-19 season

Besides giving us one of the narrowest finishes to the title race, the Premier League 2018-19 season has offered plenty of footballing moments to savour.

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool : Taking everything into context, this game will be remembered as the most important fixture of the season. Liverpool was undefeated in 20 matches and had a seven-point advantage over the home side in the lead up to the game. Sergio Aguero scored from an improbable angle past Alisson in the first half where City wasn’t at its fluent best before Liverpool equalised from a flowing move which culminated with Firmino nodding the ball into the net. Then, against the run of play, City regained the lead through Leroy Sane to condemn Liverpool to its first and as it turned out its only defeat of the Premier League campaign. Photo: Getty Images
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Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea : During a period in which City won its last 14 Premier League matches to win the title, its biggest victory in terms of margin and statement came at the expense of Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea. The defeat proved to be the worst in the League’s history for the West London side. City carved open Chelsea in the opening 30 minutes scoring four times before adding two more in the second period to complete the humiliation. The ‘Silver fox’ Aguero was in rampaging form in the month of February against teams from London as he scored hat-tricks against both Chelsea and Arsenal.
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Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United : This match was a rare bright spot in an otherwise underwhelming season for the Red Devils and its former boss Jose Mourinho. The Magpies stunned the Stretford end by scoring twice inside the first 10 minutes of the game to further provide evidence that it had all the makings of Mourinho’s third season syndrome. Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez scored in the last 20 minutes of the game to complete a stunning turnaround with Sanchez’s winner coming right at the death. Interestingly, that was the only time the Chilean forward scored in the league this season. Unfortunately for Mourinho, the win only denied the inevitable as he was sacked two months later after a string of poor results. Photo: Getty Images
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Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Arsenal may have not been able to celebrate St.Totteringham’s Day, the day Arsenal fans gloat about finishing above Spurs in the points table, this season but it can surely enjoy the satisfaction of enjoying the bragging rights from the North London derbies. Matches between the two sides rarely disappoint and this one surely didn’t. Eric Dier shushed the home crowd after scoring, players broke into brawls, Jan Vertonghen was sent off in front of a raucous crowd at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal turned around a 2-1 deficit in the second half to cap a thrilling win with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira scoring the goals. Photo: Getty Images
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Bournemouth 3-3 Watford: If you are looking for high-scoring thrillers from the season, one need not look past matches involving AFC Bournemouth. While being the seventh highest scoring team this season, the Cherries’ defensive record is also the third worst in the division. And no game encapsulated its season better than the six-goal slugfest against Watford at the Dean’s Court at the turn of the New Year. All six goals came in the first half of the match during which both teams scored four during a seven-minute period. The second half turned into a scrappy fight between the two sides as they both ended up settling for a point apiece. Photo: Getty Images
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