Here is the best Premier League moment of 2019-2020

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Here is the best Premier League moment of 2019-2020

Eleven months after its debut, the 2019-2020 Premier League season is almost over.

There have been big goals, titanic clashes and historic moments as Liverpool won their first high-flying title in 30 years in a campaign that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

We've asked you to rank the best moments of the season - and the results selected by BBC Sport readers are revealed below.

You can still enter using the ranking tool at the bottom of the page, but your selections will not count towards the results.

1. Liverpool win the league and celebrate after watching Chelsea beat Man City

Christian Pulisic of Chelsea celebrates the goal
Christian Pulisic opened the scoring in an exciting game between Chelsea and Manchester City on June 25

For a long, long, long, long, long time, everyone knew Liverpool were going to win the league this season.

Such was their dominance that they really should have celebrated much earlier than most of the title winners but, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the three-month break in the season, the timing was only confirmed on the June 25.

That day, Liverpool players and fans watched Manchester City take on Chelsea, knowing that if Pep Guardiola's side failed to win, the Reds' 30-year wait for a top-flight title would finally be finished.

City lost, but the game itself was arguably one of the most exciting since the restart and the tension and then relief at the final whistle may have only reinforced Liverpool's celebrations.

Watch: The moment Liverpool players found out they were champions

2. The coronavirus stops the season

Mikel Arteta is interviewed before a match
The games returned with social distancing rules in place after the season was suspended following Mikel Arteta's positive coronavirus test

If we're talking about times of the season, that's obviously a big deal.

On March 12, Arsenal confirmed boss Arteta tested positive for Covid-19. The next day, elite football in Britain was suspended and would not resume until June 17.

3. Leicester put nine at Southampton

Jamie Vardy scores against Southampton
Vardy's three goals came in the second half of Southampton's 9-0 win

Considering how Southampton have played since the reboot in June, it's hard to believe they were at the end of an earlier loss in the season that nearly doubled.

In October, Leicester rioted as Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both scored hat tricks in a 9-0 victory.

It was an embarrassing score at the time and put the Saints in the relegation zone, but in many ways it proved their creation. They continued to survive comfortably and could be a good shout to fight much higher next season.

4. Norwich beats Man City

Norwich celebrates after beating Manchester City
Norwich's win over Manchester City was their second on their return to the Premier League

Norwich's return to the Premier League may have only been short-lived, but they are certainly to be commended for their style throughout.

Their easy-to-watch football was a welcome addition and at the start of the season it helped them produce a few shocks - most notably when they beat defending champions Manchester City 3-2 in September.

It was City's first loss since January 2019 and gave the Canaries hope they could avoid the crash. In the end, they ran out of steam but this result will long be remembered by Norwich fans.

5. Watford ends Liverpool's unbeaten run

Ismaila Sarr celebrates goal against Liverpool
Ismaila Sarr scored two goals as Watford beat Liverpool 3-0

No one saw this one coming.

Liverpool were on their relentless march to the title when they arrived at Vicarage Road in February to face a side Watford side in the relegation zone and without a win in their last five games.

But the Hornets have gone for style to eliminate the winners surprises 3-0, ending the Reds' hopes of ending the season unbeaten.

6. Liverpool beat Man City to pass a clear eight

Sadio Mane scores against Manchester City
Liverpool produced a statement with their impressive win over Manchester City in November

Only 12 games in the season and Liverpool have struck a blow that Manchester City have arguably never recovered from.

The Reds beat rivals 3-1 at Anfield to score an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

Ahead of the game, it was touted as the defining moment in Liverpool's 30-year quest to clinch the title, and it turned out as the Reds continued to strengthen their grip on first place.

7. Spurs Pochettino bag

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino was sacked 171 days after taking Tottenham to the Champions League final

November marked the end of an era for Spurs when Mauricio Pochettino been sacked after five and a half years at the club, with Jose Mourinho quickly recruited to replace him.

The right decision? Time will tell, with Tottenham not yet certain of being in the top six or playing European football next season.

8. Son's Wonderful Goal Against Burnley

Son Heung-min scores against Burnley
Son Heung-min ran 70 yards down the pitch to score this stunning goal against Burnley

Some of this season's goals are a little hard to remember considering it seems like it started before the dawn of time, but one strike in particular stands out: the beauty of Son Heung-min against Burnley in December.

The Tottenham striker got the ball just outside his box and 12 seconds and 12 touches later had shredded the visiting defense and passed Nick Pope to help Spurs on their way to a 5 victory -0.

The strike passed the BBC fan vote in May and little since the reboot has come close to this wonderful solo effort.

9. Vardy reaches 100 Premier League goals

Five of Jamie Vardy's best Premier League goals as striker reaches 100 for Leicester

Jamie Vardy joined an exclusive club earlier this month when his two goals against Crystal Palace made the Leicester forward the 29th player to reach 100 Premier League goals in the competition's history.

It's an extremely impressive achievement, even more so when you consider that he was still playing non-league football at the age of 25.

10. Blades take a goal tech hit

Aston Villa's Orjan Nyland escapes and takes the ball off the line
Orjan Nyland carried the ball over the goal but it was not caught by technology

It didn't take long for the technology to become a talking point after the season restarted - the very day it returned, in fact - although that had nothing to do with the much-maligned video assistant referee.

This time it was the goal technology that caused the frustration as it failed to pick up Oliver Norwood's free kick crossing the line during the goalless draw Sheffield United at Aston Villa.

11. Appointment of Ancelotti as Director of Everton

Carlo Ancelotti becomes manager of Everton
Ancelotti replaced Marco Silva at the Toffees

Everton pulled off a major coup in December when they managed to lure three-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti to become their coach.

At the time, the Toffees were in danger of getting embroiled in a relegation battle, but the Italian got them out of danger and Everton fans will likely be excited to see what he can do after a full preseason. .

12. Luiz's Horror Show vs. Man City

David Luiz is sent off against Manchester City
Luiz capped an error-ridden performance against Manchester City by being sent off

A day to forget for David Luiz like anything that could go wrong.

Against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in June, the Arsenal defender came off the bench in the first half, was in charge of Raheem Sterling's opener, gave a penalty, and then got sent off.

It wasn't the perfect time either, with his contract at the end of this month. Lucky for him, Arteta kept the faith and Luiz signed a one-year contract a few days later.

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