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As the 2016/ 17 football season draws to a close, it is time to take a look back at some of the most surprising and incredible stories that have dominated the headlines in the sport section. Since the Premier League began in 1992, 47 clubs have taken part but only six teams have ever won the title. Surprisingly, only six teams have been qualified to contend in every season.
As we reflect on yet another fantastic season, here are some of the best victories that have rightfully earned their place in Premier League history.
Top Three Stunning Victories
1) Chelsea 8 – Aston Villa 0
Riding high on the back of a victory against Liverpool back in the winter of 2012, Aston Villa came into the game brimming with confidence. This was added to the fact that they had an unbeaten run of six games, and so it seemed likely to everyone watching that Villa were going to continue their success to seven.
No way. Instead, Chelsea responded with what could only be described as a rout. They scored an amazing eight goals, which ranks as one of the highest scoring games in Premier League history (alongside Chelsea’s other 8-0 victory in 2010 against Wigan). The game was the first time in the Premier League that seven players from one team scored in a single match. This one is worth a re-watch for any football fan.
2) Manchester United 9 – Ipswich Town 0
Back in the 1994/95 season, Ipswich Town hosted Manchester United at Portland Road and they won handily. After this victory, Ipswich went to Old Trafford, and they had every right to believe that they were about to continue their success. Unfortunately, that’s not the story that the Theatre of Dreams had in mind.
United scored nine goals, which gave them their biggest victory in a century. With this level of class, it is no surprise that Manchester United have won the most Premier League titles; they have dominated an impressive 13 times! However, in this particular season, they lost the title race to Blackburn Rovers.
3) Newcastle 8 – Sheffield Wednesday 0
Newcastle started poorly in the 1999/2000 season, leading to the resignation of their manager and four out of five defeats. Everything seemed pretty grim – the only way to change this losing streak was to bring in the legendary Sir Bobby Robson.
At his managerial debut at St James’ Park, Sir Bobby created an eight-goal thriller! This massive win was the start of Newcastle transforming the run of play and turning the season around; they even finished the season as the third highest goal scorers. Not bad for a replacement boss!