The Premier League has been rather intriguing this season with lots of shocks and surprises.

Newcastle United are currently fighting for survival despite finishing in the top five in 2012. Manchester United are soon-to-be champions of England. The battle for the top four is once again going down to the wire, with as many as four teams looking to take up the final two spots. 

Here are some of my highlights from the season: 

Best match: Manchester City 2 - 3 Manchester United

Definitely the best match this season. Goals from Wayne Rooney (2), Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta put the match in the balance before Robin van Persie settled the match with a late, deflected free-kick. An absolute cracker of a game which swung the title race the way of Manchester United. 

Best team: Manchester United

The 19-time champions of England looked unconvincing early this season, often conceding more goals than what Sir Alex Ferguson would have liked before Robin van Persie coming to their rescue again and again. Perhaps it was because of the gaffer's infamous "hairdryer treatment", United recovered and blasted their way to the top of the table subsequently. 

Best buy: Michu (Swansea)

The former Rayo Vallecano man has become something of a talismanic player this season for Swansea. Signed for £2 million, Michu has scored 17 Premier League goals, putting his name among the top-scorers of England alongside Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie and Demba Ba. Needless to say more.

Best player: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)

Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta has been nothing but outstanding this season. Other players shortlisted for my 'best player' award include Kopite favourite Luis Suarez and United hot-shot Robin van Persie (before his goal drought). 

Zabaleta, uncharacteristically of a South American, has done a great job in defence this season. Also, he has played a crucial role down his flank, often providing his team with extra attacking incentives. Definitely the best right-back in England.


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