English Premier League Quiz (Year-by-Year)

Can you give the correct answer to these key Premier League facts from each year of the competition? Try the other quizzes in this series here!
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Not necessarily the most famous event of the year, just one that immediately came to my mind. I will do another one similar with a few easier questions.
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Last updated: March 14, 2023
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This Manchester United icon scores the first-ever Premier League hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur whilst playing for their historic rivals.
Eric Cantona
This Manchester United legend and former captain leaves the club after 13 years to become the player-manager of Middlesbrough with Viv Anderson as his assistant.
Bryan Robson
This German World Cup winner would make a dazzling move to the Premier League and introduce himself in style with a goal on his debut and a flashing dive as a celebration to humour his reputation as one for the theatrics.
Jürgen Klinsmann
Kevin Keegan's rant has become a cult moment in Premier League History and showcased his desire to beat Manchester United to the title. During his rant, he bellows that Manchester United have to go to _______ to get something. Which club did he name drop?
David Beckham scored an iconic opening-day goal from the halfway line to put his name all over the front pages. Which team did he score against?
This Ballon d'Or winning player was sacked as Chelsea boss over arguments with the Chairman Ken Bates over transfer funds just a season after winning the FA Cup.
Ruud Gullit
This Premier League marmite was more renowned for his moments of magic, such as his iconic scissor-volley he would score against Wimbledon a few years later, as opposed to his moments of madness. However, in a game against Arsenal after seeing red mist, the Italian was retrospectively banned for 11 games for doing what?
Pushing the Referee
This fiery midfielder added a red card to his record collection for a Premier League player but was not only in trouble with the referee but also with the law. The player was banned for a combined 6 matches and fined £45,000 for spitting on opposition player, Neil Ruddock, and for a confrontation with a police officer in the tunnel.
Patrick Vieira
Leeds United and Liverpool played out an absolute thriller in November with the scoreline ending 4-3 to the side from West Yorkshire. The match is most famously remembered for the goalscoring exploits of the Leeds forward who managed to score all 4 goals in the game. Who is the man in question?
Mark Viduka
Gérard Houllier had won a unique 'treble' of the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup whilst managing Liverpool just the season prior. However, in the opening months of this season, the Frenchman was rushed to hospital during half-time of a match against Leeds United after complaining of chest pains. After being unable to manage Liverpool from the sidelines for 6 months, the task went to an ex-Liverpool and England captain to lead the team. Who is the man in question?
Phil Thompson
The battle for supremacy between Manchester United and Arsenal was hotly contested during the noughties and led to some of the most iconic games in Premier League History. During this season, Arsenal were 2-0 victors over Manchester United at Old Trafford in what was considered a decisive clash in the bid for the title. A reaction was expected but what was received by star midfielder David Beckham was a gash above his eye. It is now widely believed that this was a result of Sir Alex Ferguson venting his anger by sending what Beckham's way?
Football Boot
Just a year later rivalries renewed once more in a game now dubbed 'The Battle of Old Trafford'. Manchester United were hosting Arsenal at the beginning of the season in what could be described as a title 6-pointer even this early on. The game later proved its significance as it allowed Arsenal to finish the season invincible. The scoreline represented a bore draw of 0-0 but the events told an exciting tale. The match was marred by a series of fouls, cards and heated tackles with Arsenal Captain Patrick Vieira being sent off for a second bookable offence. The highlight of the match came with one of the last kicks of the game as a Manchester United penalty was awarded in the dying embers of the game. Ruud van Nistelrooy stepped up and hammered the crossbar with his kick which led an Arsenal player to jump around in celebration to mock the Dutchman right in his face. Similar scenes ensued at the full-time whistle which led the man in question to be retrospectively banned for 3 games for unsportsmanlike conduct after the game. Who is the Arsenal Player in question?
Martin Keown
Roman Abramovich was overjoyed to announce his new youthful-looking manager who was fresh off the back of European success in his previous job. The manager in question was a storm with the media and took to him from minute one. He was slightly misquoted in his initial press conference, yet the name has stuck from that day onwards. What nickname did the manager give himself?
Special One
Alan Shearer played his final match in the Premier League after his season was cut short following a tackle which tore his medial collateral ligament. In the game, he bows out with a penalty goal in a 4-1 win to finish his Premier League career with a record 260 goals. Which team was this momentous occasion against?
Controversy ensued over the run-in to the relegation battle in May 2007. On the final day of the season, West Ham United earned a 1-0 win over Manchester United courtesy of future player Carlos Tevez. Sheffield United were relegated as a result but after Tevez was found to be ineligible to play for the club due to being owned by a third party, the Blades sued to keep their place in the league. The appeal failed and they were relegated to the Championship. Carlos Tevez was purchased by West Ham from Corinthians along with a future World-Cup finalist. Who was the other player?
Javier Mascherano
A rather unwanted record was set by a club this year with many believing it is the worst performance by a team in Premier League history. They set the record in a 38-game season for the fewest points, fewest wins, fewest goals scored, most goals conceded, most defeats and the worst goal difference. What is the club in question?
Derby County
England's last major tournament that they failed to qualify for was Euro 2008. Arsenal managed to secure the signature of a star of the above tournament as the forward was named in the Team of the Tournament and guided his nation to the Semi-Final. Just 2 months after his transfer he was inspirational in a 4-4 draw with Liverpool at Anfield in which he scored all 4 goals. Who is the Arsenal Player in question?
Andrey Arshavin
Tottenham Hotspur secure their highest finish, 4th, in 20 years and would participate in the European Cup for the first time in 49 years, and only the second time in their history. It was secured in a 1-0 victory over Manchester City dubbed the '£15 million game'. Which nomadic striker of the English game scored the winner in the 82nd minute?
Peter Crouch
Manchester United were beginning to grow fearful of their noisy neighbours, Manchester City, but it was the former's turn to make their arch-rivals silent. In the 78th minute on Derby Day with the scores locked at 1-1, Wayne Rooney provided a moment of astonishing quality and improvisation as the ball was played in just behind him and he acrobatically bicycled kicked it into the top corner to secure all 3 points. The deflected cross was revived by his genius but who was the Manchester United player who got the assist and was the first to celebrate with the Englishman?
Luís Nani
Manchester City were involved in a dramatic comeback to snatch the title away from their Manchester rivals in the last second of the game. Which team did Aguero score the last-second goal against on the final day?
Queens Park Rangers
One of the Premier League's hottest players at the time created an iconic moment for all the wrong reasons. As tempers flared in a game between Liverpool and Chelsea, inexplicably Luis Suárez took a bite out of a Chelsea player. The referee would not spot this and Suárez would later go on to score a last-minuted equaliser. Which player did he bite?
Branislav Ivanović
The run in to the Premier League was going down to the wire in the final few weeks and two title hopefuls, Liverpool and Chelsea, met in a much-anticipated clash. Steven Gerrard was quoted saying that this does not slip now but unfortunately for him, he did. Which Chelsea forward scored the resulting goal after the slip had occurred?
Demba Ba
Steven Gerrard is undoubtedly one of the Premier League greats and he even managed to score on his final game for the club. Unfortunately for him, this was in a 6-1 defeat. Who was the team responsbile for ruining his big day?
Stoke City
Leicester City defied all the odds to be named Premier League Champions during this season but the title race was officially done and dusted after a match between two London rivals, Chelsea and Tottenham. In a match now dubbed 'The Battle of the Bridge', there was a record 9 yellow cards shown to Tottenham, a further 3 to Chelsea and astonishingly no red cards. However, after the game, a 6-match ban was handed to Tottenham's _____ ______ after he was adjudged to have gouged Chelsea's Diego Costa's eye out. Which Tottenham player was the culprit?
Mousa Dembélé
Chelsea ultimately went on to win the Premier League title under the guidance of Antonio Conte. The season started slow for the club however with Conte trying to adopt new methods. After a 3-0 defeat at the hands of city rivals Arsenal, the Italian decides to revert back to old ways and began playing a 3-5-2 to much success. The season shifted from this point and they never looked back. Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso played on the left but which winger-turned-defender was Conte's trusty selection on the right?
Victor Moses
Manchester City set the standards throughout the entire season and endured a record-breaking campaign becoming the first team in Premier League history to reach 100 points. They needed injury time on the final day to achieve this against Southampton but who scored the all-important goal to secure the win and a century of points?
Gabriel Jesus
The fastest goal in Premier League history was scored during this season after only 7.69 seconds as this Southampton forward chased after a series of passes by the Watford players. He calmly dinked it over the goalkeeper to cement his name in history. Who is the player in question?
Shane Long
Leicester City equalled the record for the biggest-ever Premier League win in October as they dismantled Southampton 9-0 at St Mary's. The game was also remembered as two players each grabbed themselves a hat-trick. One was forward Jamie Vardy but who was the other?
Ayoze Pérez
Tottenham Hotspur strolled to a 3-0 lead by half-time in their October clash with city rivals West Ham United. The 3 points seemed to be in the bag ever since the third goal until an absolute capitulation in the 80th minute led to the final scoreline ending 3-3. The equalising goal was a stunner from the edge of the box that was destined to fly in as soon as it left the player's boot. Which West Ham player scored the beauty?
Manuel Lanzini
Manchester City were involved in another final-day title showdown this time against Aston Villa. A win would see them finish above second place indefinitely. Which ex-player of the side in second place scored the goal to put Aston Villa 2-0 just before Manchester City mounted their comeback?
Philippe Coutinho
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