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2016 has been a year to remember for English football fans. Back in the summer we witnessed the shock of all shocks when Leicester City came from absolutely nowhere to win the Premier League. Despite being 5,000/1 outsiders when the season kicked off, the Foxes, if you’ll excuse the pun, out-foxed everyone to achieve an historic victory.
Although Leicester have since faltered in the league (they’re still defying the odds in the Champions League), the entertainment hasn’t stopped since the summer. Indeed, as 2016 has welcomed the dawn of a new football season, some unexpected shenanigans have kept fans, pundits and odds makers on their toes.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United on a free, Tottenham have gone unbeaten in 12 in the Premier League, and Crystal Palace have surprised everyone by being even more disappointing than they were last season. All-in-all, 2016 has been a great year for fans of the beautiful game, which means the pressure is on 2017.