Premier League 2021 Highlights: As the 30th EPL season of 2021-22 commenced, we have witnessed 19 exhilarating match days. There have been some very happening, exhilarating, and entertaining moments that occurred. As we enter 2022, let us look back at the top 10 significant updates from the EPL matches of 2021.
The mid-season break has not yet arrived and the football world has undergone some crucial changes in 2021. From the Return of Ronaldo and the Top 3 team thrill to the controversies and replacement of managers. We have brought the Top-10 moments from the Premier League season 2021-22 for our football fans.
Premier League 2021 Highlights: Top 10 Moments & Updates of 2021 for Football Lovers
10. A Saudi Arabian Took Over Newcastle United
A Saudi Arabian took over the ownership of Newcastle United for £300m on 7th October. This makes Newcastle the richest club in the world. Mike Ashley had owned the club for 14 years. Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of PIF, will be serving as the non-executive chairman of Newcastle.
Amanda Staveley, the Chief Executive of PCP capital partners will have a seat on the board. Jamie Reuben will be assisting as a director of the club. She will represent RB sports & media. The reinforcement of the new ownership will be in January.
9. Manchester United Got its New Interim Manager
Manchester United has been showing repeated poor performances. An embarrassing defeat from Watford at Vicarage Road followed the series.
After this, the Manchester United board fired the interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. After 8 days of his removal, Ralf Rangnick replaced him on 29th November for the rest of the season.
The German manager is famous for playing football with his Gegenpressing strategy. The finalization of the new manager’s work visa took time. Carrick served as the in-charge of the team for the time being. Under him, the club won against Chelsea with a 2-0 score in the Champions League. And the team saw a 3-2 win against Arsenal at home.
8. Mohamed Salah: The Pride of Egypt
The Egyptian pride, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool has shown repeated outstanding performances in the Premier League. He has scored 15 goals and provided 9 assists in 18 matches this season. He got the 7th rank in the recent Ballon d’Or. And he could not make it to the FIFPro World XI shortlist.
7. The Unexpected Transfers of Managers
Watford came under Claudio Ranieri as he replaced Xisco Munoz on October 3rd.
Newcastle board dismissed Steve Bruce Eddie and Howe replaced him on 20th October.
As the new Saudi Arabian ownership took over, the new manager Eddie Howe replaced him. Antonio Conte took over as the boss of Tottenham, replacing Nuno Espírito Santo on November 1st.
Dean Smith replaced Daniel Farke of Norwich City and took charge as the new manager on November 6th. Aston Villa came under Steven Gerrard as he replaced Dean Smith on November 7th.
As Ralf Rangnick replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on November 21st, Manchester United came under the leadership of the new manager. The board dismissed Solskjaer immediately after Manchester United’s 4-1 loss against Watford.