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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761323 Premier League 2012-13 Top Moments Premier+League+2012-13+Top+Moments Premier League

With another Premier League season in the books, and more hardware in Manchester United's trophy case, we take a look back at the highs and lows that the season had to offer.

From signings to sackings, from ballers to biters, click through to see the top moments the Premier League gave us this year.



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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761330 Talented newcomers Talented+newcomers Premier League

A new crop of stars has arrived to the Premier League. Swansea's Michu (from Rayo Vallecona) may have been the surprise signing of the season,  finishing the year as a top 5 goalscorer. Eden Hazard joined Chelsea (from Lille) with high expectations and has all but exceeded them. He will finish the year as one of the top assist men in the league and is the playmaker that the squad has been looking for.

Along with Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (from Malaga) and Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (from K.R.C. Genk), we are watching the next wave of Premier League talent unfold before our eyes.



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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761332 Manchester revenge Manchester+revenge Premier League

Playing each other for the 1st time since Manchester City famously swept the trophy out of Manchester United's hands on the last day of the 2011-12 season, United made sure to leave their mark. On December 9th, 2012, playing at Etihad Stadium, Manchester United took a 2-0 lead behind 2 Wayne Rooney goals. After City equalized, the game was in the balance until the final minutes of the game.

In second half stoppage time, Robin van Persie, making his Manchester Derby debut, stepped up to take a free kick. His left footed strike deflected off the leg of Samir Nasri, bouncing and sailing past the keeper Joe Hart to secure a 3-2 victory over their rivals.



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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761328 Goals. Goals. Goals. Goals.+Goals.+Goals.+ Premier League

There were a number of candidates for Premier League goal of the year, including Aston Villa's Matthew Lowton's wonder strike, and you can watch them all right here.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761329 Fan violence Fan+violence Premier League

There were many bouts of fan violence throughout the league, with the most prominent events following an April 14th match between Newcastle and Sunderland. 29 fans were arrested after the match, as fights were spilling into the city center.

One fan was foolish enough to attempt to fight a police horse amidst the violence (thankfully, the horse was fine).

Look for the league to make a concerted effort towards better fan safety heading into the 2013-14 season.



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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761322 Sir Alex retires Sir+Alex+retires Premier League

A true legend left the game as Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement on May 8th, 2013. A manager of his stature will likely never be seen again, across any sport, and fans are lucky to say that they watched the legend's final season.

In a fitting ending to his career, in Manchester United's final home match on May 11, 2013, Rio Ferdinand sent home the game winner to deliver a victory for Sir Alex and lead into the Premier League trophy presentation.

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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761325 Managers axed Managers+axed Premier League

Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo and Manchester City's Roberto Mancini were just two of the managers that did not make it through the entire season with their respective clubs. QPR's Mark Hughes, Southampton's Nigel Adkins, and Sunderland's Martin O'Neill are the others who won't be attending the club's end of the year banquets.

With the retirement of Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson and the expected decision by Chelsea not to re-sign Rafa Benitez, it is entirely plausible that 3 of the top 4 Premier League clubs will have new managers on the sidelines next season.



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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761321 The bite The+bite Premier League

As if he was not infamous enough, on April 21st, 2013, Luis Suarez took a bite out of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic's arm. The Liverpool striker recieved a 10-match ban for the incident and also took his deserved place as soccer's bad boy. This isn't the 1st time that he has bitten an opponent during the match, but we truly hope it is his last.



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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761324 End of an era End+of+an+era Premier League

The 2012-13 season marks the end for a handful of veterans, including Liverpool's Jamie Carragher, Manchester United's Paul Scholes, Stoke's Michael Owen, and Newcastle keeper Steve Harper. With nearly 70 years of playing experience between the group, there will certainly be an adjustment period not seeing these players take the pitch next season.



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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761331 Title winning hat trick Title+winning+hat+trick Premier League

On April 22nd, 2013, Manchester United needed a victory to clinch the Premier League title, and clinch it they did. Thanks to a Robin van Persie hat trick, including a world class second goal, the Red Devils secured their 13th Premier League title with a 3-0 victory over lowly Aston Villa.



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Premier League 433 2340 Best and worst moments of the 2012-13 Premier League season 31761327 Star is born Star+is+born Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale took a leap into superstardom and has cemented himself as one of the best players in the world. Countless times he has put his team on his back and saved Spurs from defeat.

On the heels of his 20+ goal season, he was awarded PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Player of the Year, and FWA Footballer of the Year. The sky is truly the limit Welshman, we will just have to wait and see if he'll be pushing limit's with Tottenham or another club next year.



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