The full-time whistle has blown on the 2022/23 Premier League season and it’s time to look back on the matches that defined the campaign.
From thrilling end-to-end contests to captivating comebacks, we’ve picked out six of the very best games from the Premier League season.
Here are six of the best games of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Newcastle 3-3 Manchester City (August 21, 2022)
Newcastle were one of the season’s great overachievers with Eddie Howe’s team upsetting the established elite to secure Champions League qualification. It was a continuation of the momentum gained under Howe last season and the Magpies first showed their ability to challenge the top teams during an enthralling August encounter with Manchester City.
Ilkay Gundogan had fired Manchester City into an early lead as the champions broke the deadlock at St James’ Park, but the home side fought back to take control. Allan Saint-Maximin was in irresistible form for the Magpies and teed up goals for Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson, before Kieran Trippier fired home a fantastic free-kick to make it 3-1 to the home side.
City, however, showed the character of champions and fought back to earn a point. Erling Haaland hammered in from close range to halve the deficit, before an exquisite pass from Kevin De Bruyne dissected the Newcastle defence in the build-up to Bernardo Silva’s equaliser.
Neither side could find a winner and the full-time whistle blew with the spoils shared. City’s comeback had rescued a result, against a Newcastle side who showed St James’ Park would be one of the toughest venues in the division to visit.
Tottenham 4-3 Leeds (November 12, 2022)
Tottenham came from behind on three occasions to beat Leeds in November, in a chaotic clash that saw Rodrigo Bentancur’s late brace earn the north Londoners a win.
Leeds led three times but were unable to hang on for a result. Crysencio Summerville opened the scoring to continue his purple patch in front of goal, but a crisp effort from Harry Kane levelled for the hosts.
Leeds retook the lead before half-time through the in-form Rodrigo, only for Ben Davies to issue another response for Spurs as his shot beat Illan Meslier. Rodrigo’s second of the game then handed Leeds the advantage for the third time, but the Spaniard’s strike counted for little as Bentancur’s brace – scored just seconds apart – saw Spurs snatch all three points.
The Uruguayan drilled in an equaliser in the 81st minute, before turning home Dejan Kulusevski’s cross from close range for the decisive goal.
Arsenal 3-2 Bournemouth (March 4, 2023)
Reiss Nelson scored a stunning late winner as Arsenal came back from two goals down to beat Bournemouth in a thriller at the Emirates.
The Premier League leaders got off to a nightmare start as Philip Billing opened the scoring in just 9.11 seconds, the second-fastest goal in the league’s history. Bournemouth built on that quick-fire start and went 2-0 up courtesy of Marcos Senesi’s header before the break.
Ben White and Thomas Partey goals levelled the game for Arsenal, before Nelson – making his first appearance since November – came off the bench to score a spectacular winner in the seventh minute of stoppage time.
At that time, it felt like a huge goal in Arsenal’s title bid. It did not turn out to be as their challenge faltered, but it was a captivating conclusion to a game packed with drama.
Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United (March 5, 2023)
Liverpool fans will want to move on from this season, but the club’s 7-0 win over Manchester United at least leaves a memory that will be cherished for decades to come.
Jurgen Klopp’s side thrashed their fiercest rivals on an unforgettable afternoon at Anfield, ripping up the form book to secure the biggest ever win in the history of English football’s biggest fixture.
Liverpool had just a one-goal lead at half-time after Cody Gakpo’s smart finish, but ran riot after the break in a ruthless performance. Darwin Nunez’s header kickstarted a relentless run of goals for Liverpool and the Uruguayan, Gakpo and Mohamed Salah all scored twice as the Red Devils were routed.
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Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a seventh for Liverpool, in a destruction of their great rivals that will live long in the memory.
Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal (April 9, 2023)
Occasionally there’s a Premier League game in which the full-time whistle allows chance to catch your breath.
This was such occasion.
Arsenal travelled to Liverpool looking to continue their push for the Premier League title, at a ground the Gunners had not won at since 2012. That appeared set to change as the league leaders raced into a two-goal lead and cut through an overwhelmed Liverpool defence, as goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus put Mikel Arteta’s team in control.
Liverpool burst into life after an altercation between Granit Xhaka and Trent Alexander-Arnold, with the crowd lifted to roar on the host’s comeback. Mohamed Salah scored just before the break to reduce the deficit, but missed the chance to equalise after firing a penalty wide of Aaron Ramsdale’s post.
Liverpool continued to pour forward and found a leveller late on, as Roberto Firmino rose to head home Alexander-Arnold’s cross in the 87th minute.
The drama was far from done in a frantic final few minutes and Arsenal were reliant on two outstanding saves from Ramsdale to hold onto a point. The England goalkeeper tipped away a Salah effort that was destined for the top corner, before scrambling across his line to keep out Ibrahima Konate when a Liverpool winner appeared certain.
Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham (April 30, 2023)
Pure, unadulterated, Premier League drama.
Liverpool and Tottenham have played out some classic contests in past campaigns, but this season’s encounter at Anfield was up there with the best.
Spurs endured a nightmare start after falling three goals down inside the opening 15 minutes, with some heading for the exit door amid fears of another collapse.
The north Londoners had lost 6-1 at Newcastle just a week earlier and Spurs looked to be heading towards another embarrassment after goals from Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah saw Liverpool lead comfortably inside a quarter of an hour.
Spurs showed mettle and fought back through goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, before Richarlison’s stoppage-time equaliser looked to have rescued the visitors the unlikeliest of points.
There was time for one late twist however, as Jurgen Klopp’s side went up the other end to score a winner through Diogo Jota just 90 seconds later and seal a win Liverpool looked to have thrown away.