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Thirty years of the Premier League: The most memorable moments

Premier League celebrating its 30th anniversary; we look back at the most memorable moments from the last three decades on and off the pitch; highlights include Wayne Rooney's overhead kick in the Manchester derby and Sergio Aguero's last-gasp title-winning goal for Manchester City

Premier League memorable moments

To celebrate the Premier League's 30th anniversary, we take a look at the most memorable moments from the last three decades including Wayne Rooney's overhead kick in the Manchester derby and Sergio Aguero's last-gasp title-winning goal for Manchester City...

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Brian Deane scores the first PL goal - August 1992

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The first Premier League goal scored was by Briane Deane in Sheffield Utd's 2-1 win over Manchester Utd

Steve Bruce's winner against Sheffield Wednesday - April 1993

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Steve Bruce's injury-time winner that helped Manchester United claim the first ever Premier League title

Everton's final-day Great Escape against Wimbledon - May 1994

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Everton's comeback from 2-0 down to beat Wimbledon 3-2 on the last day of the season to secure safety

Blackburn's final-day Premier League title win - May 1995

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Blackburn's last-day title win, their first top-flight title for 81 years.

Tony Yeboah's hat-trick for Leeds against Wimbledon - September 1995

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Tony Yeboah's hat-trick for Leeds against Wimbledon, including a screamer for his second goal.

"Collymore closing in!": Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle - April 1996

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In 1996, Liverpool and Newcastle were both gunning for the title, in their fixture at Anfield they produced an all-time classic match

"I would love it!": Kevin Keegan's rant - April 1996

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Kevin Keegan gave one of the most famous post-match interviews of the Premier League era, but what caused the Newcastle boss's rant?

David Beckham's halfway line goal for Man Utd against Wimbledon - August 1996

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David Beckham scored for Manchester United from the halfway line at Wimbledon on the opening day of the 1996/97 season

Tony Adams clinches Arsene Wenger's first PL title for Arsenal - May 1998

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Tony Adams raced through to score the final goal in a 4-0 win against Everton to confirm a first title for Arsene Wenger in 1998

Man Utd beat Spurs on the final day to secure first trophy of the Treble - May 1999

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In 1999 Manchester United completed part one of their famous treble as a win over Tottenham on the final day won them the Premier League

Dennis Bergkamp's wonder goal against Newcastle - March 2002

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Here is Dennis Bergkamp's historic goal for Arsenal at Newcastle that dazzled and took everyone by surprise!

Wayne Rooney's first PL goal for Everton against Arsenal - October 2002

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In 2002 Wayne Rooney announced himself on the world stage with his first Premier League goal for Everton against Arsenal

Martin Keown and Ruud van Nistelrooy collide after penalty miss - September 2003

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In 2003, things boiled over the edge when Man Utd and Arsenal drew 0-0 after Ruud van Nistelrooy missed a last-minute penalty

Arsenal's 2-1 win over Leicester completes Invincible season - May 2004

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Arsenal's historic 2003-2004 campaign saw them win the Premier League and stay undefeated the whole league season

'The Special One' arrives: Jose Mourinho wins first PL title at Chelsea - 2004/05

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Jose Mourinho labels himself the 'Special One' and backs up his words by helping Chelsea to their first PL title.

Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira's Highbury tunnel bust-up - February 2005

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In 2005, temperatures boiled over in the tunnel at Highbury between captains Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira

West Brom become first club to stay up after being bottom at Christmas - May 2005

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West Brom produced a Great Escape to become the first side to be bottom on Christmas Day and still make it to Premier League safety

Robert Pires and Thierry Henry's penalty mix-up - October 2005

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Robert Pires and Thierry Henry combined to miss a penalty against Manchester City in 2005

Manchester City sign Robinho on Deadline Day - September 2008

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In 2008, Manchester City broke the British transfer record by signing Robinho for £32.5m from Real Madrid

Rafael Benitez's 'facts' meltdown amid Liverpool's title challenge - January 2009

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In January 2009, Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez took aim at title-rival Sir Alex Ferguson during a press conference with his infamous 'facts' comment

Darren Bent's beach ball goal for Sunderland against Liverpool - October 2009

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Darren Bent scores a fortuitous goal against Liverpool for Sunderland, where his half-volley deflected in off of a beach ball

Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal: Cheick Tiote scores incredible equaliser - February 2011

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In 2011, Newcastle fought back from 4-0 down against Arsenal to claim a point after Cheick Tiote's volley rescued a 4-4 draw

Wayne Rooney's spectacular overhead kick to win Manchester derby - February 2011

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Wayne Rooney's overhead kick in the Manchester derby. Is it the best ever Premier League goal?

'Why Always Me?': Mario Balotelli's celebration as Man City win 6-1 at Man Utd - October 2011

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Mario Balotelli scored twice in Manchester City's unbelievable 6-1 defeat over Manchester United at Old Trafford on October 23, 2011

"Aguerooooo!": Sergio Aguero's last-gasp goal wins Man City first PL title - May 2012

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The best angles from Sergio Aguero's dramatic stoppage-time winner against QPR to seal Manchester City's first Premier League title in 2012

Steven Gerrard's slip against Chelsea costs Liverpool the PL title - April 2014

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Steven Gerrard's costly slip against Chelsea as Demba Ba scored and ultimately gave Man City the edge for the PL title

5000/1: Leicester City's miracle title win - May 2016

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In 2016, Leicester City defied all the odds to win the Premier League title, becoming English champions for the first time ever

"Where do you want your statue Vincent Kompany?": Man City captain's winner against Leicester - May 2019

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Vincent Kompany scored a stunning goal for Manchester City against Leicester City on the way to claiming the Premier League title

Liverpool crowned PL champions to end 30-year wait for a top-flight title - June 2020

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Amid the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to their first Premier League title

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker scores incredible injury-time winner at West Brom - May 2021

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Alisson Becker's dramatic injury-time goal for Liverpool as his header helped them secure a top-four place in the Premier League
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