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Sunday 11 August 2013

On this day: August

In the series on Premier League's history, looks at significant events

Clubs have fought for the Barclays Premier League trophy for 21 seasons rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

27 August 1997: Bergkamp stuns Foxes with hat-trick
Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp scored one of the most memorable hat-tricks in the Barclays Premier League era, but home side Leicester City roared back for a share of the spoils in injury-time at Filbert Street. Read more >>

26 August 1995: Boro play first match at Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough marked their inaugural match at their new home with a 2-0 triumph over Glenn Hoddle's Chelsea. Read more >>

25 August 1997: Blackburn put seven past Sheffield Wednesday
A breathless match at Ewood Park - the highest scoring of the season, and one of the highest in Barclays Premier League history - saw 1995/96 Barclays Premier League champions Blackburn Rovers crush visitors Sheffield Wednesday 7-2. Read more >>

24 August 2011: Mata makes Chelsea move
Chelsea completed the signing of FIFA World Cup-winning playmaker Juan Mata from Spanish side Valencia. Read more >>

23 August 2003: Van Nistelrooy sets goal-scoring record
When Ruud van Nistelrooy scored in the 2-1 victory for Manchester United against Newcastle United in the second match of the 2003/04 season it was the 10th match in a row in the Barclays Premier League that the Dutchman had got a goal. Read more >>

22 August 2008: Manchester City sign Kompany
Regarded as one of the brightest defensive prospects in European football, Vincent Kompany was snapped by Manchester City manager Mark Hughes on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Hamburg. Read more >>

21 August 1998: Unsworth returns to Everton
David Unsworth re-joined his hometown club Everton after less than two months at Aston Villa. Read more >>

20 August 1994: Klinsmann's striking Spurs debut
Germany international Jurgen Klinsmann capped his debut for Tottenham Hotspur with a goal and famous 'swallow dive' celebration in a pulsating 4-3 win over Sheffield Wednesday. Read more >>

19 August 1995: Le Tissier hat-trick not enough
The opening day of the Premier League season is always an exciting day in the sporting calendar, but in 1995 Southampton and Nottingham Forest opened their campaigns with a spectacular seven-goal thriller at The Dell. Read more >>

18 August 2010: Walters makes it back to the Premier League
Jonathan Walters enjoyed a brief flirtation with the Barclays Premier League when, as a 19-year-old, he made four appearances with a Bolton Wanderers team that narrowly avoided relegation with a final-day win over Middlesbrough. Read more >>

17 August 1996: Beckham scores from own half
Long before he won 115 England caps, before he won titles in four different countries and before he became the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League games, David Beckham was another promising youngster trying to establish himself in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first eleven at Manchester United. Read more >>

16 August 2003: Ronaldo dazzles on debut
Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the impact of 18-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese winger made a memorable debut as Manchester United ran out 4-0 winners against Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford. Read more >>

15 August 1992: Deane heads into history
With five minutes gone in Sheffield United’s first match of the season against Manchester United at Bramall Lane, striker Brian Deane wrote himself into the history books by scoring the first-ever  Barclays Premier League goal. Read more >>

14 August 1996: Vieira becomes a Gunner
Manager Arsene Wenger made his first, and one of his most important signings at Arsenal, when he brought midfielder Patrick Vieira to Highbury from AC Milan. Read more >>

13 August 2010: Ramires moves to Chelsea
The defending Barclays Premier League champions completed the signing of Brazil midfielder Ramires from Benfica on a four-year deal. Read more >>

12 August 1993: Sinclair moves to QPR
Queens Park Rangers bolstered their squad for the 1993/1994 campaign with the signing of midfielder Trevor Sinclair from Blackpool. Read more >>

11 August 2006: David James joins Portsmouth
Portsmouth signed England goalkeeper David James from Manchester City. Read more >>

10 August 1994: Philippe Albert joins Newcastle from Anderlecht
In the 1993/94 campaign, the Magpies had finished third behind Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers with a record-setting 82 goals scored and so the purchase of the stylish Belgian was aimed at improving the Newcastle rearguard. Read more >>

9 August 2011: James McClean joins Sunderland
Sunderland signed Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean from Derry City. Read more >>

8 August 1997: Graeme Le Saux makes Chelsea return
Chelsea secured the services of England international Graeme Le Saux from Blackburn Rovers, four years after the defender left the Blues to join the Lancashire club. Read more >>

7 August 1992: Dion Dublin signs for Manchester United
Ahead of the inaugural season of the Barclays Premier League, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson went down to the English lower divisions to bolster his strikeforce in search of a first league title in 26 years. Read more >>

6 August 2013 - Chelsea make double signing
Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri strengthened his midfield with the capture of Juan Sebastian Veron from Manchester United and Joe Cole from West Ham United. Read more >>

5 August 2000 - Hitzlsperger joins Villa
Aston Villa manager John Gregory signed German youth international Thomas Hitzlsperger from Bayern Munich as part of a busy summer recruitment drive. Read more >>

4 August 2005 - Man Utd's Neville joins Everton
Everton completed the signing of vastly experienced Manchester United stalwart Phil Neville, who brought an end to 18 years of service at Old Trafford. Read more >>

3 August 1999 - Henry joins Arsenal from Juventus
Arsenal completed the transfer of France striker Thierry Henry who arrived at Highbury from Juventus for a club-record fee. Read more >>

2 August 2001 – Chelsea sign Zenden
Chelsea continued their summer spending spree by bringing Netherlands winger Boudewijn Zenden to Stamford Bridge on a four-year deal. Read more >>

1 August 2001 - Van Der Sar lands at Fulham
Fulham pulled off one of the summer's biggest transfer coups by signing Juventus goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. Read more >>

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Key Points

  • looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A piece of action from each day of the year will be selected
  • Let us know your highlights and request matches you remember