The 2017/18 Premier League season has come to a close, and for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, it was certainly one to remember. Here we look at five memorable moments from a fantastic Premier League season.
1. THAT GOAL & Rooney Hat-Trick vs West Ham (November 29th, 2017)
When Everton moved to bring Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park after 13 years in Manchester, it would be fair to say the Toffee’s fans were a little underwhelmed.
Rooney’s form had been in steep decline during his final season at Old Trafford and there was nothing to suggest a move back to his boyhood club could improve it.
And even though he has been only a shadow of his former self while decked out in the blue of Everton again, he gave glimpses of the undoubted quality that he still possesses, not least with his memorable hat-trick in Everton’s 4-0 victory over West Ham.
He finished the season as Everton’s top goalscorer and his goal from his own half to seal his hat-trick more than justified his signing.
2. Salah Sets New Record, Overtakes Ronaldo, Shearer & Suarez (May 13th, 2018)
It’s impossible to pick just one moment from the extraordinary season that Mo Salah has had with Liverpool.
The Egyptian international has been utterly outstanding, his pace and quick feet mystifying Premier League defences from the outset.
However, in the final game of the season, Salah set a new record for the most Premier League goals scored in a single Premier League season with his 32nd strike of the campaign against Brighton, eclipsing the likes of Shearer and Henry in the process.
3. Man City Win At Old Trafford To Pull Clear At The Top (December 10th, 2017)
There are any number of moments you could point to in Manchester City’s record-setting, all-dominating, title-winning season.
However, their 2-1 victory away to rivals Manchester United is one that particularly stands out.
City had already established a commanding lead prior to the match and would pull 11 points clear with this victory, never to be caught.
This moment was memorable not just for the breathing room it gave Pep Guardiola’s side at the top of the table, but also for the manner in which they were able to brush aside their closest rivals.
For Guardiola, it was another opportunity to get one over on Jose Mourinho.
4. Huddersfield Mastermind Giant Killing (October 21st, 2017)
Huddersfield spent the least amount of money of any Premier League side this season. In what was their first ever Premier League campaign, they were overwhelming favourites to be immediately relegated back down to the Championship.
Despite their lack of financial muscle, David Wagner and his brave side had other ideas and the highlight of their excellent season undoubtedly arrived with their 2-1 victory against Manchester United.
United were poor on the day but there was a pluck and determination about Huddersfield that was impossible to resist.
From that point on they had gained the confidence to take on any Premier League opponent and would go on to assure their place in the Premier League for next season, against all odds.
5. Burnley Move To 4th In The Table (December 12th, 2017)
This was the game in which Sean Dyche declared himself “the proudest man in Proudsville”. And why not?
Burnley defied all expectations as the victory over Stoke City elevated them into the Champions League spots. They would eventually go on to claim seventh spot in the Premier League and now have European football for the first time in half a century after what was an incredible season.
This 1-0 victory over Stoke City perfectly encapsulated what Burnley were all about this season under Dyche. They played within themselves for much of the game, keeping things tight at the back but struggling to create chances up front.
That was until Ashley Barnes provided the late drama to give Burnley the win that would lift them (temporarily) to 4th in the table.