Bocelli and Leicester, bye to the Boleyn, Jose v Pep - 12 key pictures from the Premier League in 2016

It was the year of Ranieri, Pep, Klopp, Mahrez, Mourinho and Aguero.

IT’S BEEN ANOTHER hectic and dramatic twelve months of English Premier League soccer action.

Here’s a snapshot…

1. Carrow Road - 23 January

A nine-goal thriller swung Liverpool’s way with Adam Lallana’s 95th minute goal sealing a 5-4 win over Norwich City. Jurgen Klopp’s glasses were a victim of the delirious celebrations.

Source: Jon Buckle

2. Etihad Stadium – 6 February

Riyad Mahrez, one of the stars of Leicester City last season, struck a brace in this win over Manchester City. It was a critical victory in their march to the title.

Source: PA Archive/PA Images

3. Old Trafford – 16 April

Relegated after finishing bottom of the table with a meagre 17 points and a woeful goal difference of -49. It was a tough time for Aston Villa.

Source: Jon Super

4. Stamford Bridge – 2 May

A fiery and tempestuous 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Tottenham proved the result that handed the Premier League title to Leicester City.

Source: Frank Augstein

5. Villa Park – 7 May

The end of the Premier League road for Newcastle United with a scoreless draw against Aston Villa the final nail in their coffin.

Source: Clint Hughes

6. King Power Stadium – 7 May

Happier times for Leicester City. Andrea Bocelli delivered a performance alongside Claudio Ranieri on a day of celebration for the new champions.

Source: PA Archive/PA Images

7. Boleyn Ground – 10 May

A fireworks display lights up the sky as West Ham bid farewell to the Boleyn Ground and move on to new pastures.

Source: PA Archive/PA Images

8. Old Trafford – 17 May

Louis Van Gaal applauded the Manchester United fans after their last game of the season, a 3-1 win over Bournemouth. Six days later, his time with the club ground to a halt.

Source: Martin Rickett

9. Old Trafford – 19 August

A new era at Manchester United and some marquee men arrived during the summer. Pogba and Zlatan celebrate the latter’s goal against Southampton.

Source: Nick Potts

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10. Old Trafford – 1o September

A pair of big names arrived in the city of Manchester to patrol the sidelines. Jose and Pep were in opposition for the first time in England in September.

Source: Martin Rickett

11. Etihad Stadium – 3 December

No holding back from Sergio Aguero. He sees red after losing his head with this reckless tackle on David Luiz.

Source: PA Wire/PA Images

12. Vitality Stadium - 4 December

75 minutes, Bournemouth 1 Liverpool 3.
93 minutes, Bournemouth 4 Liverpool 3.

The Cherries had a famous win after this improbable comeback at home.

Source: Adam Davy

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