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English Premier League Season 2013-2014 Review

Season Review
The 2013-2014 EPL Season was the most competitive and dramatic in the history of English football. It was the first season which pitted four teams for a close challenge until the end. Arsenal had started the season on a high having dominated the first leg but crumbled under immense pressure and injury to their key players in the name of Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain.

Arsenal finished fourth with 79pts, better than the past few seasons. They had a consolation after the end of the season when they defeated Hull City for the FA CUP in a breathtaking final to end their 9 year trophy draught.

Manchester City won their second premier league title in three years adding silverware to their cabinet as they had already beaten Wigan to win the Capital One Cup in February. Liverpool were the most consistent side in the second league but finished second, 2 points short of City with 84pts. It was their best attacking

combination of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, which was better known as SAS. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea looked solid on defense but the strikers scored the meanest amount of goals. Chelsea started packing the bus after their humiliating draw on the hands of West Ham which also parked a tanker for them.

Everton finished 5th with 72pts and confirmed their spot in the Europa Cup. They breathed on the neck of Arsenal, defeated them and later overtook them. Few weeks later Everton had continued defeats which Arsenal took advantage of clinching fourth place.

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Tottenham finished 6th after a disappointing season but will play Europa play-offs. The worst performance of the season came from Manchester United which finished 7th with only 64pts. The red devils knew the season will be difficult after the legendary Sir. Alex Ferguson retired after 26 years and won 38 trophies; paving way for David Moyes who was sacked before 4 games and Ryan Giggs was named Manager until the end of the season.

The season saw Luis Suarez finish as the top scorer with 31 goals. Fulham, Cardiff City and Norwich City ended up being relegated while Leicester City, Burnley and QPR gained promotion back to the EPL. 10 men QPR battled with Derby County for the last promotion slot after Gary O’Neil was shown a red card on 60th minute but Bobby Zamora was the hero of the day by scoring the decisive goal that fired Queens Park Rangers back to the premier league.

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