Tuesday 21 May 2013
The curtain closed on a memorable 2012/13 campaign and the final matchweek of the 2012/13 season brought some unusual statistical delights for football fans.
The match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United was the first 5-5 in the history of the Barclays Premier League.
It was one short of league record 11 goals, when Portsmouth beat Reading 7-4 on 29 September 2007. It was the third time that 10 goals had been scored in a match and the second this season (29 December 2012: Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United; 29 December 2007: Tottenham Hotspur 6-4 Reading).
During the West Brom-Manchester United match Romelu Lukaku become only the fifth player in the Barclays Premier League to score a hat-trick as a substitute. The previous four were Emmanuel Adebayor, Robert Earnshaw, Ole Gunar Solksjaer and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
The 36 goals on Sunday were also the most on the final matchweek of the Barclays Premier League.
Scroll through the our Matchweek 38 photo gallery above to see the defining moments of the final weekend.