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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 February.

Everton fans feature prominently in our favourite moments of the month.
Everton fans feature prominently in our favourite moments of the month.
Image: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

THE 2016 PREMIER League title race is slowly but surely coming to the boil with four teams still very much in contention to finish top of the pile.

Leicester City remain out in front with Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester City hot on their heels while Liverpool and the red half of Manchester remain consistently inconsistent.

Down the other end of the table, Aston Villa look doomed and Sunderland, Newcastle, Norwich, Bournemouth and Swansea fans still have some sleepless nights to come.

Here are some of our moments from this month…

7. Speedo Mick

Everton fan Speedo Mick passed the £20,000 pound mark this month in his bid to raise money for charity by not only swimming the English channel, but also by going to every single Everton game — even in the depths of winter — dressed in just his blue swimming togs, swim-cap and goggles.

We’ll forgive him the scarf he’s wearing against Stoke below.

Stoke City v Everton - Barclays Premier League - Britannia Stadium Source: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

6. The Premier League’s worst fantasy football team

Richard Dunne played over 430 top-flight games for four different clubs and shared a dressing room with some of the best players to ever grace the Premier League.

Remarkably, this was the starting XI he came up with when asked to pick the best-ever Premier League players he started alongside. Michael Ball?

5. Car trouble

Shortly after his Aston Villa team were hammered 6-0 by Liverpool on Valentine’s Day, defender Joleon Lescott tweeted out a picture of his €155,000 super car.

Of course, the 33-year-old later claimed the tweet was “totally accidental” and not designed to provoke fans. He still didn’t delete it, however.

4. Now that’s just showing off

What’s better than one nutmeg? Three nutmegs obviously.

Etienne Capoue threw in back-to-back-to-back ‘tweeners in Watford’s 1-0 defeat to Spurs at the start of the month.

3. Poetry in motion

Football is a game of two halves. Well, two halves and a stadium full of cliches. But West Ham manager Slaven Bilic wants to be different, especially when it comes to the performances of Dimitri Payet.

Running out of superlatives to heap on his French midfielder, Bilic said:

I have to get poetry lessons to describe his importance to us.”

Shakespeare, watch out.

2. £77 to watch that!

Liverpool fans were left frustrated earlier this month when the club announced plans to hike ticket prices, a move they subsequently rowed back on.

One fan in particular was very unhappy taking acerbic aim at Jordan Henderson, James Milner and, well, football in general.

1. He’s got the moves like Jagielka

Everton may not be having the season most fans expected when it all kicked off back in August but Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has still found time to enjoy himself.

Speaking at a press conference after he was filmed grooving to Jason Derulo, the Spaniard said: “I have better moves, believe me, probably that was the worst move.”

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