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The Alternative Power Rankings: Probably 7 of the best Premier League moments this month

We choose some of our favourite bits from the English top flight in March.

THE 2016 PREMIER League title race turned decisively in Leicester City’s favour this month as they settled into a five point lead at the top.

It now looks to be a two horse race with Spurs but Manchester City fans will claim their team is not yet out of it with more than half a dozen games still to play.

At the other end of the table it looks to be three from four as Norwich, Sunderland, Newcastle and Aston Villa battle to avoid the drop.

Here are some of our moments from this month…

7. No fear of heights

They may be struggling to scale the heights of the Premier League table this year, but there are any number of signs that Liverpool are a club on the up under Jurgen Klopp.

To help next year’s title bid, the team are expanding their famous Anfield ground and increasing capacity from 45,522 to 54,000.

The club released drone footage of the work being done on the main stand and the results are spectacular.

Source: Liverpool FC/YouTube

6. Watch your house

Brian Kidd was Alex Ferguson’s right hand man for a decade and so was part of the furniture at Old Trafford as Ryan Giggs burst onto the scene.

However, since 2009, he has been a coach with rivals Manchester City.

That didn’t stop the current United number two having a bit of fun with Kidd before this month’s Manchester Derby, hitting the former incumbent with a bag of balls in the tunnel pre-match.

5. Unbelievable Jeff

Aston Villa have launched a review of their disastrous 2015/16 campaign, one that will surely see them relegated from the Premier League.

Jeff Stelling didn’t see the point and summed their shambles of a season up in 15 glorious seconds on Soccer Saturday.

Source: FBTV/YouTube

4. Fancy anything from the club shop?

It used to be that, to show your support for your club, you’d wear a scarf, hat or jersey. Simple times.

Now, you can pretty much buy anything and we mean anything to announce your fandom to the world and Manchester United know this better than any club.

As if to prove a point, this month they released their first ever club tractor for sale. Yes, a tractor.

Source: Manchester United

3. Homer or away

After his striker celebrated in rather unique style following his goal against Sunderland the previous weekend, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was forced to deny rumours there were any other comparisons between Michail Antonio and Homer Simpson.

I am a big fan of The Simpsons and saw his celebrations. To see him connected with Homer Simpson — no connection between the two. Homer is lazy. Michail is a workaholic. But I enjoyed his celebration.”

So there you go now.

2. And they all fall down

Speaking of celebrations, this Newcastle fan couldn’t control himself after Aleksandar Mitrovic equalised against Sunderland in their relegation battle.

He couldn’t control his feet either, falling to the ground just as the Serbian forward went to hug him.

He was rightly booked for diving afterwards.

1. Regrets, he has a few

Kate Diamond’s husband might be the only Leicester City fan whose title-celebrations will — should they get the job done — be a little muted.

That’s because the life-long Foxes fan was convinced not to renew his season ticket this year, quite possibly missing the only Premier League title his club may ever win.

Timing is everything.

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