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Premier League 2012/13: A memorable season

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The end to last year’s Premier League campaign was breathtaking, with the title switching hands constantly between the 90 minutes both Manchester clubs did battle.

It was eventually the blue half of the city which prevailed, with Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero’s late strike sealing the title for the the Citizens in the most dramatic of fashions.

This season, however, has been a season to remember for many other reasons.

With Manchester United easing to the title it has been headlines off the pitch which have captured the eye. It was shocking news to every football fan, no matter who they support, to see the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson from Manchester United.

The Scot has redefined the Red Devils as a club, not just in the UK but also worldwide. He had United oozing through his veins and was the heart of the club for so long. It was, therefore, fitting the tribute that he received on his final home game against Swansea City - and as he completed his final 90 minutes at the Theatre of Dreams, many will remember what he did for United.

Elsewhere, at Everton, another Premier League manager left his club.

After many years at the helm, David Moyes had built an absolutely fantastic team. It is more impressive to study the budget upon which the former Preston manager has constructed his teams. Propelling Everton up the table has really meant a lot to their fans and it was fitting that they provided him with such a warm send off, as he prepares to start life at Old Trafford.

Wigan Athletic have also provided one of the stories of this campaign. They recently fell from ecstasy to complete agony, because days after completing the dream FA Cup final victory against Manchester City they have been relegated from the Premier League in cruel fashion - and now face the prospect of losing their manager, Roberto Martinez, as well as several key players.

It was just announced that Mancini had been sacked as Manchester City manager. The Italian delivered the trophies City fans so badly craved by winning the FA Cup and then the big prize of winning the Premier League title - made all the sweeter by clinching it from the clutches of their local rivals.

This season, however, he has suffered with several key players leaving and missing out on big names such as Robin van Persie, which eventually lead to a trophy-less season.

Football can sometimes be a cruel game, especially to managers and their constant performance targets. It is very unusual to enter the final week of the season with the title and relegation already decided.

The race for fourth place may provide some twists and turns on the final day; however, this season will be remembered for off-the-pitch events.

It will surely go down as one of the most important seasons in recent history.

 

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