The most iconic Premier League moment from every minute (0-45)

  • Kobe Tong
Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League

What an incredible 28 seasons it's been in the Premier League.

From Manchester United hoovering up 13 titles, Leicester City defying 5,000-1 odds and Arsenal going 49 games without defeat, there have been some unforgettable moments over the years.

But HITC Sport, helmed by 'The Irish Guy', have taken a unique approach to perusing the Premier League's most iconic moments on YouTube.

They've decided to select the most famous moment that happened in each minute of a game and their opening video has explored the first half in particular.

And while some truly memorable goals and incidents slot in nicely, the nature of the format also means a handful of stranger - even Paul McShane-related - episodes have made the cut.


So, without further ado, check out the full video down below and then an exhaustive breakdown of the list from the first minute to the 45th.

1st minute: Asmir Begovic's goal vs Southampton (2013/14)

Who can forget when the then Stoke goalkeeper astonishingly lobbed Artur Boruc from his own penalty area?

2nd minute: Man Utd's collapse at Middlesbrough begins (2005/06)

Gaizka Mendieta opened the scoring in an eventual 4-1 demolition which led to Roy Keane's infamous MUTV interview.

Middlesbrough v Manchester United

3rd minute: Hugo Lloris dislocated his elbow (2019/20)

Iconic? We're not so sure, but the Tottenham goalkeeper experienced a nightmarish start during the defeat at Brighton this season.

4th minute: Man City open the floodgates vs Chelsea (2018/19)

Raheem Sterling started the party as City walloped Chelsea 6-0 last season.

5th minute: Darren Bent's beachball goal (2009/10)

Bent scored the winning goal against Liverpool thanks to a lucky deflection from a beachball, not an ice cream van or sunbathing German.

Sunderland's English forward Darren Bent

6th minute: Chelsea fans call Jose Mourinho 'Judas' (2016/17)

This was the moment the Stamford Bridge faithful turned on their former hero during his first visit as Manchester United boss.

7th minute: Eduardo's leg break vs Birmingham (2007/08)

Moments can be iconic for sad reasons as well as happy ones and this is the prime example.

Birmingham v Arsenal - Premier League

8th minute: Paolo di Canio's iconic Wimbledon goal (1999/00)

One of the greatest goals in Premier League history and a volleying technique that has seldom been replicated in the years since.

9th minute: Danny Rose's screamer vs Arsenal (2009/10)

The ultimate way to mark your debut in the North London derby.

10th minute: Cristiano Ronaldo's Portsmouth free-kick (2007/08)

The greatest free-kick from one of the greatest players of all time.

Manchester United v Portsmouth - Premier League

11th minute: Dennis Bergkamp's iconic Newcastle goal (2001/02)

We'll never get tired of the sight of Bergkamp spinning in the opposite direction of the ball, before finishing with typical impudence at St. James' Park. 

12th minute: Paul McShane's first goal for Hull??? (2008/09)

Your guess as to why this is here is as good as ours.

13th minute: Robin van Persie scores Aston Villa volley (2012/13)

Having enjoyed a dream 2012/13 season, Van Persie wrapped up the Premier League title with an unforgettable volley past Brad Guzan.

Manchester United v Aston Villa - Premier League

14th minute: Matthew Taylor scores from the halfway line (2006/07)

Scoring a first time volley from the centre circle is the definition of iconic.

15th minute: Kieran Gibbs mistakenly sent off vs Chelsea (2013/14)

We'll never forget the bewildering moment when Gibbs was sent off for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's best goalkeeping impression.


16th minute: Sadio Mane completes fastest hat-trick (2014/15)

Robbie Fowler's rapid hat-trick against Arsenal looked set to hold the Premier League record forever, but Mane broke it within 16 minutes of a rout on Aston Villa.

17th minute: First ever VAR-approved goal (2019/20)

Joshua King will go down in the history books after his goal against West Ham was the first to be approved by technology.

AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United - Premier League

18th minute: Arsenal's ultimate team goal vs Norwich (2013/14)

Has there even been a better team goal in Premier League history?

19th minute: Peter Crouch finally scores for Liverpool (2005/06)

After 18 games without a goal on Merseyside, included a bungled penalty, Crouch finally broke his duck against Wigan Athletic.

20th minute: Luis Suarez dives in front of David Moyes (2012/13)

A hilarious celebration that Liverpool fans want Mane to replicate against Manchester City.


21st minute: John Stones saves the league title (2018/19)

Even at the time, you got the feeling that Stones' nail-biting goal-line clearance would play a massive role in the title race.

22nd minute: The 'Why Always Me?' celebration (2011/12)

A brilliant goal, a brilliant victory and a brilliant celebration.

23rd minute: Harry Kane equals Shearer's record (2017/18)

Just over a quarter of a football match was all Kane needed to equal Shearer's record of scoring 36 Premier League goals in a calendar year against Southampton.

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton - Premier League

24th minute: Jamie Vardy sets consecutive scoring record (2015/16)

On the way to Leicester's historic Premier League title win, Vardy scored in an 11th consecutive game with his Manchester United strike.

25th minute: Darius Vassell's winner at Old Trafford (2007/08)

On the 50th anniversary Munich air disaster, it was actually City who emerged victorious at Old Trafford.

Manchester City's Darius Vassell celebra

26th minute: Jesper Gronkjær's billion pound goal (2003/04)

The goal that changed the history of Chelsea forever.

27th minute: Portsmouth go 4-1 up in South Coast Derby (2004/05)

Harry Redknapp must have seriously regretted his move to Southampton when they suffered a first-half stuffing at Fratton Park. 

Portsmouth v Southampton

28th minute: Nemanja Matic subbed off vs Southampton (2015/16)

One of the most brutal managerial decisions in Mourinho's long, controversial career.

29th minute: Fernando Torres destroys Nemanja Vidic (2008/09)

During that iconic 4-1 win at Old Trafford, Torres drew the scores level with an unforgettable run towards goal that had Vidic tied up in knots.

30th minute: Thierry Henry's iconic volley (2000/01)

Fabien Barthez must still have nightmares about this strike.

Arsenal v Man Utd

31st minute: Geovanni's Manchester derby winner (2007/08)

City fans probably take derby wins for granted these days, but Geovanni's winner was an iconic moment when it rippled the net in 2007.

32nd minute: Sunderland's third own goal vs Charlton (2002/03)

Just let this settle in. Only 32 minutes had passed and Sunderland had already scored three own goals. Mental. 

33rd minute: Wayne Rooney's halfway line volley (2013/14)

Rooney has actually scored two halfway line goals against West Ham in his career, but his volley in front of David Beckham was the pick of the two.

West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League

34th minute: Newcastle fans' Mike Ashley protest (2014/15)

Something of a reach, but this was when the St. James' Park faithful waved red cards at their owner during a 2015 defeat to Swansea City.

35th minute: Andros Townsend's belter vs Man City (2018/19)

This absolute rip-roarer earned a FIFA Puskas Award nomination for a reason.


36th minute: The first of Andrey Arshavin's four (2008/09)

Nobody could have known that Arshavin would scored four(!?) times at Anfield when he crashed in his opener off the crossbar. 

37th minute: Sadio Mane's Ederson red card (2017/18)

It seems mind-blowing now that City would stuff Liverpool 5-0, but Mane's infamous dismissal was the catalyst for that 2017 battering.


38th minute: Aymeric Laporte breaks Liverpool hearts (2018/19)

At the expense of upsetting Liverpool fans even more, this was the moment when their chances of grabbing the 2018/19 title at the last minute died.

39th minute: Laurent Koscielny's goal vs Chelsea??? (2018/19)

Has there seriously never been a more iconic, 39th-minute moment?

40th minute: Nicolas Anelka's controversial celebration (2013/14)

Another remind that iconic doesn't necessary mean positive as this was the minute Anelka deployed the Quenelle celebration that would eventually see him sacked.


41st minute: Carlos Tevez scores first PL goal (2006/07)

It took eight months, but Tevez eventually broke his duck for West Ham and the rest is history.

42nd minute: Steven Gerrard's 100th PL goal (2013/14)

Scoring a penalty against Newcastle might not be the most dramatic achievement, but this was a historic moment for one of the Premier League's greatest.

43rd minute: Paolo di Canio pushes over referee (1998/99)

An absolute moment of madness. Can you imagine if this happened nowadays? 

Paolo Di Canio of Sheffield Wednesday

44th minute: Charlie Adam scores from his own half (2014/15)

The fact this didn't win the 2014/15 Premier League Goal of the Season is an absolute travesty.

45th minute: Steven Gerrard's slip against Chelsea (2013/14)

One of the most infamous moments in Premier League history. Liverpool's 2013/14 title challenge withered away when Gerrard slipped and allow Demba Ba to score at Anfield.

Liverpool v Chelsea - Premier League
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