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The top Premier League moments of the month - March 2022

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Kai Havertz provided us with a stunning moment in March
Kai Havertz provided us with a stunning moment in March / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages
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As the old cliché dictates, we officially entered the business end of the season in March as the Premier League standings began to take shape and the competition heated up at both ends of the table.

Yet again, England's top flight provided us with a raft of entertainment throughout the month - moments that will make you sit up and take note, laugh and quite literally cry. Think comebacks, hugely emotional goals and some sublime strikes.

Here are the ten best Premier League moments from March - ranked.


10. Saka's celebration fail

Bukayo Saka
Saka's knee-slide went wrong / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Bukayo Saka enjoyed a pretty good March - culminating in a nomination for PFA Fans' Player of the Month.

He ended the month by bagging a crucial winner in a hard-fought match on the road at Aston Villa, sending a low drive beyond his former teammate Emi Martinez.

Unfortunately Saka's celebration didn't quite go to plan, as the unforgiving surface sent him head over heels when he attempted a classic knee-slide. Ouch.

9. Leicester win it with wonder goals

Timothy Castagne
Castagne lets fly / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

It's not often you score one screamer in a match, let alone two - but that is exactly what Leicester did when they saw off Brentford at the King Power Stadium.

Defender Timothy Castagne opened the scoring with a diagonal blast into the top corner which he could scarcely believe, and James Maddison made it 2-0 with his own fine strike 13 minutes later.

The attacking midfielder stepped up to a free kick and bent it perfectly into the top corner to seal an eventual 2-0 win for the Foxes.

8. Everton on cloud 99

Alex Iwobi
Iwobi celebrates his 99th minute winner / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Everton haven't had much to shout about this season, but they enjoyed one fantastic moment in March in what was a huge victory for Frank Lampard's men.

With the scores locked level at 0-0 against Newcastle at Goodison Park and the home side down to ten men, the Toffees somehow found a winner in the ninth minute of stoppage time.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin's cheeky back-heel found Alex Iwobi, who swept home first time to snatch the victory. Cue pandemonium.

7. Ronaldo rolls back the years

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo was at his very best at Old Trafford / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return has been something of a rollercoaster thus far, but it certainly hit one of its peaks when the Red Devils hosted Tottenham in March.

The veteran superstar rolled back the years to net a match-winning hat-trick - a trio that included a stunning long-range drive that flew beyond Hugo Lloris and an expertly taken header.

Never write him off.

6.  Neves' tasty chip

Ruben Neves
Neves caresses the ball into the back of the net / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

There was a sense of déjà vu at Molineux when Ruben Neves netted this beauty against Watford.

You may well remember Frank Lampard's wonderful lofted finish against Hull during the 2008/09 season, and Neves repeated that trick here.

The Portugal international took a touch out of his feet and clipped a perfect finish up and over the goalkeeper form inside the penalty area. Perfection.

5. Leeds the comeback kings

Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Rodrigo Moreno, Sam Greenwood
Leeds celebrate a stunning win / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

Life in the post-Marcelo Bielsa era really began to gather pace when Leeds picked up this stunning comeback victory against ten-man Wolves.

After Raul Jimenez was harshly shown a second yellow card with his side leading 2-0, the Whites pulled off a stunning second-half comeback.

Defender Luke Ayling was the unlikely match-winner, smashing the ball in from close range in stoppage time and sparking wild scenes in the away end.

4. Brighton show their support

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool - Premier League
Brighton wore their away kit at home / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Premier League football continues to be played against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine following Russia's invasion in February.

Brighton showed their solidarity in a unique way when they hosted Liverpool in March.

The Seagulls wore their yellow and blue away kit despite it being a home match in solidarity with Ukraine, whose flag bears the same colours. A very nice gesture.

3. Havertz's sublime winner

Kai Havertz
Havertz reels away in celebration / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Kai Havertz finally announced himself to the Premier League in March, and what were essentially his last two touches of the month were the best of the lot.

Newcastle had managed to frustrate Chelsea for 89 minutes at Stamford Bridge, and it seemed as though it would take a moment of genius to break them down.

Enter Havertz (with Jorginho in a supporting role). The Italian's inch-perfect lofted through-ball picked out the striker's run, and he showed exquisite control and composure to bring the ball down and finish it with the outside of his boot.

2. Game of stunners between Watford & Arsenal

Bukayo Saka
Saka slams it home / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

A couple of times in a decade, a Premier League match will come around that will be remembered for the sheer calibre of the goals scored therein.

Watford vs Arsenal was one such example. The Gunners scored three absolute belters, with PFA Player of the Month nominee Bukayo Saka the protagonist - first combining wonderfully with Martin Odegaard and assisting the Norwegian before smashing home a perfect finish himself.

Gabriel Martinelli also scored a belter, but Saka's fellow nominee Cucho Hernandez outshone them all with a sublime bicycle kick to level the scores.

1. Yarmolenko's emotional strike

Andriy Yarmolenko
Yarmolenko was overcome with emotion / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Ukrainian athletes across the globe have continued to ply their trade despite the huge distraction of the ongoing devastation of their home country.

Having been given compassionate leave, Andriy Yarmolenko made what was already a hugely emotional return to action off the bench against Aston Villa at the London Stadium.

Incredibly, the Ukrainian talisman opened the scoring in an eventual 2-1 win with a wonderful goal, controlling the ball on the turn before prodding an outside-of-the-boot effort beyond the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner. WHAT a story.


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