7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2016 by 7M Sport

2016 witnesses the joy and tears in football, especially the Premier League. 7M Sports gathered top 10 impressive moments of the Premier League this year. Let's go over them together.

NO.10 Britain's exit from the European Union

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

On 24th June, Britain voted to leave the European Union. In fact, they have to wait at least two years before exiting. However, this news has undoubtedly affected the Premier League, where everyone becomes worrying about their future. At the same time, Premier League official also made a statement, that none of the rules would be changed by far. They won't make any decision until Britain officially separated from the Union. Having said that, the football world will be influenced without question. There might be a storm in the near future.

NO.9 Jose Mourinho joined the Red Devils

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

Jose Mourinho's wait to Manchester United was ended On May 27th. Everyone would wonder about his efficiency in this club. Can Mourinho save Manchester United from the awkward situation? The 53-year-old Portuguese has wrapped up 9 wins, 6 draws and 3 defeats in the first 18 rounds of the league. They have been in fine form of late, and will be hopeful to make it five wins in a row. Although Chinese club offered United manager a fascinating price for transfer, he still wants to fight alongside United in the near future.

NO.8 Manuel Luis Pellegrini left, Pep Guardiola arrived

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

An away draw at Swansea City marked the end of management for Manuel Luis Pellegrini on May 15th. The Chilean then moved to China and began his new journey in Hebei China Fortune Football Club 3 months later. Meanwhile, former Bayern Munich manager replaced him to be the head coach of Manchester City. The widely admired Spaniard comes to the club with high expectation and pressure, but he seemed to be confident with the Blue Moon in the future and be willing to welcome the challenge. Guardiola's arrival brought Premier League a fresh season, not to mention the records of Manchester City.

NO.7 Aston Villa and Newcastle United's relegation

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year
NO fight! No pride! No effort! Villa deserved to relegate?

Some are jubilant, but others are anxious. After losing to Manchester United 0-1 away from home, Aston Villa were relegated in advance on April 16th, 15 points adrift of the last 4th Norwich City. This moment is a shame for Villa since 1874, when they first built up the squad. Meanwhile, another traditional giant in the top division - Newcastle United, relegated as well.

NO.6 Paul Pogba transferred with €105 million

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

Manchester United and Real Madrid are both interested in buying Paul Pogba, but the 23-year-old midfielder finally decided to return to Old Trafford. United completed a prodigious 5-year contract with Juventus. His transfer fee has broken the all-time record of €105 million in football world.

NO.5 Oscar moved to Shanghai SIPG

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

Oscar Dos Santos transferred from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG with reportedly about €61 million, which has refreshed the transfer record of Chinese Super League. As we all know, Oscar's arrival will strengthen the club. Yet, he was lacking of playing chances in the Blues, so his condition is doubtful. What's more, how well can Oscar adapt to a new campaign would be another concern. Therefore, we still have to find out whether it is right or not for him to come here.

NO.4 Louis van Gaal's tumble

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

65-year-old Dutch manager Louis van Gaal finally waved goodbye to Manchester United after having a difficult time. However, here we won't talk about his struggling period, but want to talk about a funny moment to be remembered - van Gaal's diving on the pitch. During Man United's 3-2 home clash against Arsenal, United manager made a humoristic action. In order to express his complaint about Arsenal player's diving, he imitated Sanchez's action and fell down to the floor in front of Arsene Wenger and the fourth Official. What a funny manager!

NO.3 Ryan Giggs said goodbye to the Red Devils

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

Another veteran in Premier League, Ryan Giggs, left Manchester United on 2nd July after 29 years' working. There are rumours about his leaving. Many people thought that Jose Mourinho's arrival might be the most possible reason. Manchester United manager, however, has said on his first press conference that Giggs wants to try to be a head coach rather than an assistant. Lately, Manchester United legend is in contention for the Swansea job, according to Dailystar. Will Swansea be the next stop for Giggs?

NO.2 Wenger coached 20 years at Arsenal

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

Arsene Wenger, has an exactly alike name with Arsenal. When I first heard of this word, I can't help connecting him with the club Arsenal. He seemed to be innately belonging to the Gunners, and contributed more than 20 years to the club. During his career at Arsenal, professor created a strong team ranking top 4 in Premier League, which makes him one of the most successful football coach es nowadays as well. Arsenal manager wrapped up 9 domestic champions for his club in 20-year's coaching, including 3 Premier League titles and 6 FA Cup titles. Moreover, they have reached the Champions League in 19 seasons in a row. Yet, what seemed to be missing is a trophy of UEFA Champions League for Wenger. Now the 67-year-old French becomes the longest-serving boss among all the managers who are coaching in the five richest leagues, but he is still filled with enthusiasm. Somebody like Massimiliano Allegri is interested in the Arsenal job, according to the report. No matter what happen to the managerial position, Wenger's dedication should be indelible.

NO.1 Leicester City miracle

7M - Premier League 2016: Top 10 moments of the year

2015-2016 season created a fairy tale for Leicester City. They grabbed the trophy of Premier League with 2 games in hand, 7 points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. This is the first trophy for the Foxes in the top flight since the club was built 132 years ago. Leicester City become the 6th team to be the winner in Premier League, following Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Blackburn since 1992.


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