All week at ProSoccerTalk we are reviewing the dramatic 2014-15 Premier League season. From dishing out awards to looking back at the highs and lows in the 380 games as 20 teams battled it out, we’ll have every angle covered.
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For the full archive of our review content, just hit the link above. Now, it’s time to take a look back at the top 10 matches of the season as some memorable encounters played out…
10. Queens Park Rangers 2-3 Liverpool, Oct. 19, 2014
There were four goals in the final three minutes of normal time and stoppage time in this one as QPR chucked away a point with two own goals after fighting back against Liverpool. Incredible finish to a slow burner of a match. When it got going, it was a sight to behold.
9. Stoke City 3-2 Arsenal, Dec. 6, 2014
The Potters raced into a 3-0 lead at the break with Bojan pulling the strings and as bad as the Gunners were in the first half they came surging back in the second but Stoke held on for another big win at home versus Arsene Wenger’s men.
8. Southampton 8-0 Sunderland, Oct. 18, 2014
Both sets of fans were crying at the end of this match. Saints fans in delight after their biggest-ever PL win and Sunderland fans after that horrendous defeat and the prospect of a six-hours bus ride home. Everything Saints touched turned into goals,
7. Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal, Feb. 7, 2015
The local lad did it again as Harry Kane rose like a salmon and nodded home the winner late on to send the home fans at White Hart Lane wild. Arsenal took the lead but a brave Spurs fightback pushed Pochettino’s men above their north London rivals in the standings. This game was absorbing from start to finish.
6. Aston Villa 3-3 Queens Park Rangers, Apr. 7, 2015
Christian Benteke bagged a hat trick as a topsy-turvy game typical of a relegation battle played out at Villa Park. QPR thought they had a vital three points in the bag bu Benteke popped up late on to grab a point. If you want to see some bad defending but awesome entertainment, look no further.
5. Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur, Feb. 10, 2015
Remember that time Mario Balotelli came off the bench and scored the winner? Of course you do. To be fair… it was the only time it happened for Super Mario this season. Spurs and Liverpool went at it under the floodlights at Anfield and a delicious drilled cross from Adam Lallana was finished of by Balotelli late in the game. At the time it was a big win in the race for the top four.
4. Manchester City 0-2 Arsenal, Jan. 18, 2015
Ah, the day Francis Coquelin became a pivotal part of Arsenal’s midfield. After getting hammered away from home by top four teams for too long, Wenger put on a tactical masterclass and finally shut up shop away from the Emirates. The Gunners defended superbly as they frustrated City and grabbed a goal in each half. Perfect away display as City just couldn’t break them down.
3. Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United, Sept. 21, 2014
Manchester United raced into a 3-1 lead but somehow they were blown away late on at the King Power Stadium in perhaps the most memorable victory in Leicester’s PL existence. Jamie Vardy was the main man for Leicester as LVG’s star players went missing.
2. Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea, Jan. 1, 2015
This was well and truly the game that Kane arrived. Spurs’ striker scored a hat trick and ran Chelsea’s defense ragged. After this defeat the Blues were level at the top with Man City and everything was to play for as Tottenham battered their London rivals at the Lane.
1. Everton 3-6 Chelsea, Aug. 30, 2104
This is when you knew Chelsea were a team who were capable of blowing opponents away with ease. Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas ripped Everton apart but the Toffees played their part in a rampant match as they pulled the score back to 4-3 down in the second half. This gets our vote as the best game of the season.