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2013 in pictures

2013 in pictures

With 2013 drawing at a close, it is time to look back at some of the memorable moments of what has been a fantastic year of football.

1) Luis Suarez receives a 10 match ban for a bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Suarez went on to score a late equaliser.

suarez

 

2) Sir Alex Ferguson announces he is to retire from football, ending a 27 year spell at Manchester United.

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3) Wigan stun the footballing world by beating Manchester City in the FA Cup final thanks to Ben Watson’s stoppage time goal.

 

4) Bayern avenge the 2012 Champions League final heartbreak, beating Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley.

5) The ‘Special One’ returns to Chelsea replacing Rafael Benitez as manager.

jose mourinho6) Neymar inspires Brazil to a Confederations Cup victory, thrashing Spain 3-0 in the final.

Neymar

 

7) Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid from Spurs for a world record transfer fee.

Gareth Bale

 

8) England qualify for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 with a 2-0 win over Poland.

 

9) Joe Hart continues to come under heavy criticism as his form begins to drop and he makes a string of errors.

Joe Hart error

10) Manchester City end the first half of the 2013/14 season with a 100% home record, including a 6-0 demolition of Spurs.

Here is to an equally good 2014.

 

About Edward Seaman

My name is Edward Seaman and I am a trainee Journalist and an undergraduate student at the University of Lincoln. Massive Norwich City fan and season ticket holder in the River End. I am a keen writer in a number of fields, including sports, current affairs and travelling. Dreaming of making it as a hack in the real world.