Five Memorable Moments From the Premier League in 2020

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The Premier League has produced plenty of important moments during 2020. Whether it be Liverpool‘s first top-flight title triumph in 30 years or the return of Leeds United, there are plenty of moments to look back on.

Memorable Moments From the Premier League to Look Back On

Liverpool Win Premier League Title

A huge sense of relief was felt around Liverpool when they were confirmed Premier League champions back in June.

The title was all-but their’s having beaten Crystal Palace 4-0 on June 25, but were left hoping for Manchester City to drop points against Chelsea a day later.

City’s 2-1 defeat to the Blues meant Liverpool were confirmed as champions – ending a 30-year wait for their 19th top-flight title.

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to cause chaos across Liverpool, the country and the world, supporters were made to watch the celebrations from their homes.

Despite the restrictions imposed, however, thousands of Reds fans refused to miss out on the opportunity to triumph their title victory, gathering across the city to celebrate.

Leeds United Return to the Premier League

Marcelo Bielsa had Leeds United knocking on the door of the Premier League in his first season in Yorkshire, missing out on promotion after a play-off semi-final defeat to Derby County.

But the Argentine made no mistake with his second attempt, wrapping up promotion with two games still to go.

The promotion, bringing an end to the 16-year exodus from the top-flight, meant the return of the historic Manchester United fixture – as well as a top-flight Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United.

Bielsa, a tactical genius, brought to the Premier League a style of play relatively unknown. His fast, possessive, attacking style was attractive to the eye of the neutral and proved difficult for opponents to break down.

On their Premier League return, the Whites’ tactical masterclass saw them push Liverpool in a 4-3 opening day defeat and take points against Manchester City.

Premier League Shows Solidarity With Fight for Racial Equality

When football returned after the first lockdown in June, Premier League players showed their support for the fight against racial inequality.

A movement, which has since carried on into the 2020/21 season, was started six months ago when the players of Aston Villa and Sheffield United first took the knee.

The powerful message, one of the memorable Premier League moments of 2020, was shown globally and has encouraged discussion about racial equality.

Villa Park Drama as Liverpool Beaten Convincingly

Few people expected quite a display at Villa Park when Liverpool arrived. When people heard of the 7-2 scoreline, they assumed Jurgen Klopp’s side had eased past Aston Villa – how wrong they were.

The Reds were well beaten following a catastrophic first-half showing, entering the break 4-1 down.

A 35-minute hat-trick from Ollie Watkins – who had not scored a top-flight goal before kick-off – had a helping hand in Liverpool’s heavy defeat, while Ross Barkley, John McGinn and Jack Grealish heaped further misery.

In what was just their fourth league defeat since January 2019, the Reds were on the wrong end of one of the most incredible scorelines in the Premier League.

The absence of fans has certainly led to some strange results in the league, with Tottenham Hotspur defeating Manchester United 6-1, but none would’ve expected this Liverpool defeat.

Roy Keane Blasts Manchester United Goalkeeper

It isn’t a true Premier League season without an enthralling rant from Roy Keane.

The former Manchester United man is known for his fiery temper and his regular appearances on Sky Sports often allow him to voice his opinions.

Speaking as part of the broadcaster’s coverage of Tottenham v United in June the Irishman held back no punches, saying: “I am sick to death of this goalkeeper. I would be fighting him at half-time. There is no getting away from that, I would be swinging punches at that guy.”

Keane even went on to say that he wouldn’t allow De Gea back on the team coach, saying he should catch a taxi to Manchester.

 

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