Given the competitive edge and intensity required to play in the Premier League it is hardly surprising that tensions consistently boil over.

Next week Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane's long-standing rivalry will be thrust back into the spotlight by a new ITV documentary, which means it's time for GMS to look back at the personal duels which have brought colour and column inches to the English game over the last two decades.

You won't be surprised to learn that a certain Manchester United manager features heavily in our countdown, but who else has made an opponent's blood boil in the heat of battle?

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Football
Alan Shearer
Premier League
Martin Keown
Teddy Sheringham
Roy Keane
Andy Cole
Patrice Evra
Craig Bellamy
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Luis Suarez