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28 May 2018
1996: Keegan's 'I will love it!' rant

Kevin Keegan launched into a verbal tirade at his title rival Sir Alex Ferguson. Keegan's Newcastle United had been 12 points clear at the top of the table in January but then were overtaken by Ferguson's Manchester United.

After edging to a narrow win against a 10-man Leeds United, Ferguson queried whether they would put up such a fight in their forthcoming match against Newcastle. 

The Scot had referred to Stuart Pearce, whose Nottingham Forest side were due to play Newcastle in the Premier League as well as in a testimonial for the England defender. 

Newcastle beat Leeds to move three points behind Man Utd with a match in hand, but Keegan exploded in his post-match interview for Sky Sports, roaring, "I'll love it we beat them."

Unfortunately for Keegan, Newcastle drew their final two matches and Man Utd clinched their third Premier League title in four years. 

2006: Chelsea 3-0 Manchester United

Joe Cole scored a wonderful solo goal as Chelsea retained the Premier League title with victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. 

William Gallas and Ricardo Carvalho were also on the scoresheet either side of a Cole goal that included a sublime piece of skill for a Blues side who needed only a point to be champions.

2013: Aston Villa 6-1 Sunderland

Christian Benteke's 17-minute hat-trick boosted Aston Villa's hopes of safety and left Sunderland looking over their shoulders.

Ron Vlaar opened the scoring for the hosts at Villa Park only for Danny Rose to equalise a minute later. 

But after Andreas Weimann restored Villa's lead, 22-year-old Benteke struck three times before Gabriel Agbonlahor got the sixth. 

It took Villa level on 37 points with 15th-placed Sunderland, whose revival under new manager Paolo Di Canio was halted. Both teams were five points clear of the bottom three.

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