The top Premier League moments of the month - November 2021

02 December 2021 03:00

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Another dramatic month of Premier League action is in the books - well done to everyone for surviving the international break between November's action.

We saw some great goals, some shoddy defending and some pivotal moments in the campaign unfold before our eyes.

Here are the top ten Premier League moments from November - ranked.


10. Leicester ruin Claudio Ranieri's return with Watford

Yes, he is a football manager | Malcolm Couzens/GettyImages

A stuttering start to Leicester's 2021/22 season has seen Brendan Rodgers' position as manager called into question, but he got their campaign back on track with a thrilling 4-2 win over Watford amid a snowstorm.

Claudio Ranieri's return to the East Midlands was not a happy one as a Jamie Vardy double helped the Foxes to a much-needed victory.

9. Harry Kane rewards Spurs fans who made trip from Dallas

Kane stepped up off the pitch | Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

From a game that was played in the snow to one that wasn't because of it.

Spurs' match at Burnley was cancelled around 45 minutes before kick off was scheduled at Turf Moor, and spare a thought for poor Ken and Brandy Saxton, who had travelled over 4,600 miles to watch their beloved Tottenham play in the flesh.

Harry Kane heard of their story later that day and personally invited them to a future game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium whenever they're in London. Class act.

8. The Antonio Conte era gets lift off

Spurs fought hard to beat Leeds | Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Tottenham acted swiftly to replace Nuno Espirito Santo with Antonio Conte at the start of November, and the Italian legend chalked up his first win exactly as he would have hoped.

Spurs trailed 1-0 at the break thanks to a stoppage time goal from Dan James and were clearly second-best in the first half. But Conte galvanised his troops and they came racing out of the blocks after the interval, with the whole team raising their levels and turning the game around to secure a 2-1 victory.

7. N'Golo Kante bites the hand that used to feed him

Kante scored a screamer | Michael Regan/GettyImages

It was an unusually awkward month for France Football's 'Club of the Year'.

Chelsea only won one of their three Premier League games in November, with that sole victory coming away at Leicester.

The Blues were at their scintillating best to tear the Foxes limb from limb in a 3-0 win, with the pick of the goals coming from former Leicester star N'Golo Kante.

The diminutive midfielder dribbled right through the heart of the hosts' midfield before realising he had no other option but to put the ball into the top corner of Kasper Schmeichel's net.

6. Burnley rock the apple cart at Chelsea

That wasn't in the script. | Visionhaus/GettyImages

But before that resounding win on the road, Chelsea were frustrated by Burnley before the international break.

Thomas Tuchel's side dominated proceedings at Stamford Bridge, but were made to pay for their wastefulness when Matej Vydra scored a late equaliser to end Chelsea's four-match winning run in the Premier League.

5. Jadon Sancho scores first Premier League goal at home of boyhood club

Sancho grew up round the corner from Stamford Bridge | Clive Rose/GettyImages

At the end of a tumultuous week for Manchester United, the Red Devils fought tooth and nail to earn a 1-1 draw at league leaders Chelsea.

After grabbing his first United goal in a midweek Champions League triumph at Villarreal, Jadon Sancho robbed Jorginho of the ball on the Stamford Bridge halfway line and slotted home past Edouard Mendy to score his first in the Premier League.

The Blues battled back to claim a point, but the proverbial winners of the day were most certainly United.

4. Liverpool give Arsenal reality check

Arsenal crumbled at Anfield again | Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

A disastrous start to the season from Arsenal was rectified through the autumn, with Mikel Arteta's young Gunners giving good reason for fans to finally be optimistic about their future again.

A good yardstick of progress was their trip to Liverpool, but unfortunately the only player to impress was goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who still ended up conceding four goals.

3. Manchester City enjoy kick-about at Old Trafford

United were torn apart by Bernardo Silva | Michael Regan/GettyImages

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the brink as Man Utd boss, he desperately needed a good performance at home to rivals City.

So obviously the Red Devils were on the other end of a 2-0 thrashing that threatened to turn into their Liverpool embarrassment from October.

Good job, everyone.

2. West Ham snap Liverpool's unbeaten streak

West Ham's main men | Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Liverpool were looking to make club history ahead of their trip to West Ham.

The Reds had gone the previous 25 games unbeaten in all competitions, tying a club record.

But sadly for Jurgen Klopp's roaring Reds, West Ham are massive (everywhere they go).

Second half goals from Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma helped the Hammers to a memorable win at London Stadium, briefly breaking into title race talk.

1. Watford bring emotional end to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era

So long, farewell. | Charlie Crowhurst/GettyImages

A 4-1 thrashing by Watford should not have been the way for Solskjaer to end his reign as Manchester United manager, but hey-ho.

After the Norwegian inexplicably survived the international break, it seemed for all the world that he would be given the season to try and sort United's mess out. But their humiliation at the hands of Watford forced those upstairs at Old Trafford into an emergency meeting to decide that enough was enough.

Solskjaer was sacked the next morning and signed off with an emotional farewell interview on United's social media channels. Thanks for the memories, Ole - from Reds fans and rival fans.


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