The top Premier League moments of the month - February 2023

Manchester City beat title rivals Arsenal in February
Manchester City beat title rivals Arsenal in February / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Between domestic cup games and the return of European football, there were still plenty of exciting Premier League moments throughout February.

We saw records broken, upsets galore and pivotal swings in the title race.

Here are the top Premier League moments from February.

10. Vitaly Janelt saves Brentford's unbeaten run

Vitaly Janelt
Janelt saved the day / Ben Hoskins/GettyImages

Brentford's 10-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League appeared to be coming to an end as they entered the 96th minute of a home game against Crystal Palace trailing 1-0.

But up stepped Vitaly Janelt, who rose highest to meet a Bryan Mbeumo cross and preserve their run with a powerful header.

9. Man Utd survive chaotic Crystal Palace clash

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Casemiro's red card could have cost Man Utd / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Manchester United appeared to be cruising towards a 2-0 win at home to Crystal Palace. And then a mini-brawl ensued.

Casemiro was sent off following a VAR check and the Eagles pulled one back through Jeffrey Schlupp to set up a grandstand finish.

Erik ten Hag's men dug in deep and David De Gea produced some top saves to ensure the three points remained at Old Trafford.

8. Tottenham finally end Chelsea hoodoo

Oliver Skipp, Dejan Kulusevski
Skipp was the hero / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Tottenham went into their most recent London derby against Chelsea without a home win in the Premier League against them since November 2018 - a victory which came during their stay at Wembley.

But goals from homegrown heroes Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane saw Spurs finally get one over the Blues to strengthen their top four hopes.

7. Leeds surprise Man Utd in draw at Old Trafford

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Leeds went marching into Old Trafford / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Having sacked Jesse Marsch, Leeds United travelled to bitter rivals Manchester United with the relatively unknown Michael Skubala in interim charge.

The Whites found themselves two goals to the good at Old Trafford, and though Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho brought the hosts level, Leeds returned to Yorkshire with a credible point.

6. Nottingham Forest steal point off of Man City

Chris Wood, Ederson, Kyle Walker
Insert Wood-Forest pun here / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

It didn't seem conceivable that Nottingham Forest would take something from their home clash against Manchester City, particularly after Bernardo Silva opened the scoring in the first half.

But huge misses from Phil Foden and Erling Haaland opened the door for Steve Cooper's men to claim a famous result, with Chris Wood grabbing a late equaliser.

5. Rock-bottom Southampton stun Chelsea

James Ward-Prowse
Ward-Prowse scored a free-kick, of course / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Sitting at the foot of the Premier League table and with a permanent manager still to be named, Southampton must have thought they were getting nothing out of a trip to Chelsea.

But fortune favoured the brave. James Ward-Prowse's free-kick on the stroke of half-time was enough to earn the Saints the points.

4. Sean Dyche begins Everton tenure with win against Arsenal

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Scenes / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Everton. Goodison Park. 12:30pm kick-off. Sean Dyche's first game in charge.

It's hardly a surprise that the Toffees beat Arsenal 1-0 on a frantic lunchtime at the start of the month, in hindsight.

3. Harry Kane becomes Tottenham's all-time leading scorer

Harry Kane
The big moment / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

After tying Jimmy Greaves' Spurs scoring record in a 1-0 win at Fulham in January, Harry Kane became the outright holder when he netted the only goal in Tottenham's 1-0 victory at home to Manchester City.

2. Man City claw their way back into title picture with victory at Arsenal

Jack Grealish
Grealish was at his best / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Manchester City headed to the Emirates Stadium for their rearranged title showdown with Arsenal knowing they badly needed a win to close the deficit on the Gunners.

The sides went into the break level after a Bukayo Saka penalty cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne's opener, but late goals from Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish secured a huge win for the champions.

1. Arsenal's last-gasp win at Aston Villa

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Arsenal kept fighting / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Arsenal badly needed a huge response to that Manchester City loss, and boy did they provide one.

Mikel Arteta's side twice fell behind to Aston Villa at Villa Park, twice equalising on their travels.

In the dying embers of a frustrating game, Jorginho's thunderous strike cannoned in off the back of ex-Gunner Emi Martinez, before Gabriel Martinelli tapped into an empty net when the goalkeeper went up for one final corner.