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Aston Villa demolition of Liverpool named Premier League Game of the Season

Aston Villa demolition of Liverpool named Premier League Game of the Season
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Aston Villa's memorable 7-2 victory over champions Liverpool is voted as the Premier League Game of the Season in Sports Mole's annual Reader Awards.

Aston Villa's incredible 7-2 victory over Liverpool in October has been voted as the Premier League Game of the Season in the annual Sports Mole Reader Awards.

Villa ran riot against the defending champions, with their seven-goal showing not even flattering them and Liverpool arguably fortunate that the score did not run into double figures.

Even before their defensive injury issues struck, the Reds looked all at sea as they were torn apart time and time again, with Ollie Watkins stealing the show by scoring a perfect first-half hat-trick.

The scoreline - one of the most remarkable in Premier League history - was a clear winner in the end-of-season awards, earning 37% of the vote despite a campaign full of eye-catching scorelines.

Liverpool were also involved in its closest challenger, with their opening-day 4-3 win over Leeds United - during which Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick - coming in second with 15%.

Tottenham Hotspur's 6-1 hammering of Manchester United at Old Trafford finished third with 11% of the votes, while Man United's own six-goal showing - against old rivals Leeds United in December - earned 7.5%.



PREMIER LEAGUE GAME OF THE SEASON RESULTS

1. Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool (Sunday, October 4) - 37%
2. Liverpool 4-3 Leeds (Saturday, September 12) - 15%
3. Man United 1-6 Tottenham (Sunday, October 4) - 11%
4. Man United 6-2 Leeds (Sunday, December 20) - 7.5%
5. Chelsea 2-5 West Bromwich Albion (Saturday, April 3) - 5.8%
6. Newcastle 3-4 Man City (Saturday, May 15) - 5.2%
7. Tottenham 3-3 West Ham (Sunday, October 18) - 4%
8. Man United 3-3 Everton (Saturday, February 6) - 3.5%
9. Brighton 2-3 Man Utd (Saturday, September 26) - 2.9%
= West Ham 3-3 Arsenal (Sunday, March 21) - 2.9%
11. West Brom 3-3 Chelsea (Saturday, September 26) - 2.3%
12. Brighton 3-2 Man City (Tuesday, May 18) - 1.7%
13. Leeds 4-3 Fulham (Saturday, September 19) - 1.2%

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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd382111673442974
3Liverpool38209968422669
4Chelsea381910958362267
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9Leeds UnitedLeeds38185156254859
10Everton38178134748-159
11Aston Villa38167155546955
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174662-1645
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38129173652-1645
14Crystal Palace38128184166-2544
15Southampton38127194768-2143
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914154046-641
17Burnley38109193355-2239
RFulham38513202753-2628
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38511223576-4126
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3872292063-4323

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