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Top ten jaw-dropping moments in top-flight English football this season

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Every season has its highlights, its moments of madness and sublime skill that lift spectators off their seats to rub their eyes in disbelief. 

The 2015/2016 campaign has been very memorable, with Leicester City being crowned the Premier League champions and Jurgen Klopp guiding Liverpool to a European final.

However, like in every season, there are certain moments that stay in fans' mind for months and even years to come.


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Here are ten moments from the 15/16 campaign that left all football fans talking.

Chelsea vs Eva Carneiro

Chelsea’s then-manager Jose Mourinho publicly criticizes his medical staff for being “impulsive and naïve” after the 2-2 home draw with Swansea City on the opening day of the season.

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The aftermath following that game was huge, with Eva Carneiro losing her job and taking the club and Mourinho to court.

Jamie Vardy Breaks Ruud Van Nistelrooy's Record

Jamie Vardy scores for the 11th consecutive game for Leicester City to beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record which he set during his time with Manchester United. The record-breaking goal came at home strangely enough, against United.

Vardy's goals dried up following this record-breaking run, but he still helped the Foxes to their first ever Premier League title.

Gary Neville Heads To Spain

Valencia CF v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga

Gary Neville suddenly quits his punditry job with Sky Sports to manage relegation-threatened Valencia in La Liga until the end of the season.

However, after struggling to settle into management, Neville lost his job just months later.

Stoke Brush Aside Manchester City

Stoke 2 Manchester City 0.  Mark Hughes’ side do a passable impression of Barcelona as the Britannia Stadium turns into the Nou Camp for 90 blissful minutes.

Stoke's performance was simply stunning and they turned over Manuel Pellegrini's side after a rampant first-half showing.

Dele Alli vs Crystal Palace


Dele Alli scores a wonder goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, bettering a similar goal that Neymar had scored for Barcelona two months before.

The PFA Young Player of the Year brought the ball down before flicking it over a defender's head and then volleying home from outside the box.

Manchester United's First-Half Suffering

Manchester United’s dismal home form has been a massive problem for Louis van Gaal this season. At one stage, the Red Devils failed to score in the first-half of games for 11 matches in a row.

The half time score-lines read like computer binary code (0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0).

Chelsea's Season Ends Early


Everton 2 Chelsea 0. Romelu Lukaku picks the ball up by the touchline and then proceeds to weave one way and then the other through the Chelsea defence on a one-man mission.

The Belgian adds a second goal for good measure and feels a whole lot better about himself as Everton reach FA Cup semi-finals.

The defeat for Chelsea left them playing for nothing during the last couple of months. An unfamiliar feeling.

Liverpool Eliminate Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool 4 Dortmund 3.  After a 1-1 away draw in the first leg, the Reds conceded two goals within the first nine minutes leaving them needing three to win the tie.  

Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: Second Leg

Liverpool left themselves a massive task, and despite then going 3-1 down at one point, they managed to turn it around and win 4-3.

Another incredible European night at Anfield, possibly eclipsing their victory against Olympiakos all those years ago.

Claudio Ranieri Serenaded

A blind Andrea Bocelli sings “Nessun Dorma” live at the King Power stadium alongside fellow-Italian and Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions.

It was simply one of the greatest sights in football with blue and white flags being waved around the ground.

Looking To Next Season...

Gala Screening Of "Kicking Off" - Photocall

Gary Lineker presents the first Match of the Day of next season in his underwear.

Whether this will happen or not is yet to be confirmed, but the presenter did state he would do it if Leicester went on to win the Premier League.

What moments stand out for YOU from this memorable season? Let us know YOUR highlights in the comment section below!

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