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The most Tweeted about moments from the Premier League

FROM Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal's struggle to survive to the plights of his top player Wayne Rooney and who could forget the unexpected winners Leicester - this year's season of the English Premier League got a lot of people talking. 

But what exactly stimulated the most discussion?

Well Twitter has analysed and released its data and we can now say for certain the most Tweeted about moment in the 2015-16 season was when the final whistle was blown at Stamford Bridge and Leicester were confirmed as Premier League winners.

This historic moment generated a startling 187,000 Tweets per minute on May 2.

And this year Wayne Rooney and Louis Van Gaal were the most Tweeted about player and manager - although if you have a look at social media you'd probably agree there weren't many nice things being said about the Manchester United pair.

Indeed the Red Army must be well equipped with smartphones - as well as knuckle dusters - because United was the most Tweeted about club this season - even generating more Tweets than even Leicester over the course of 2015-16.

And without further delay here are the most Tweeted about players, managers and moments from the 2015-16 Premier League season. 


Most-Discussed Players


1) Wayne Rooney


2) Anthony Martial


3) John Terry


4) Harry Kane


5) Eden Hazard


6) David De Gea


7) Jamie Vardy


8) Mesut Ozil


9) Olivier Giroud


10) Sergio Aguero


11) Phillipe Coutinho


12) Diego Costa


13) Riyad Mahrez


14) Petr Cech


15) Marcus Rashford


Most-Discussed Managers


1) Louis Van Gaal


2) Jose Mourinho


3) Jurgen Klopp


4) Arsene Wenger


5) Rafa Benitez


Most-Discussed Referees (More Tweets about Mike Dean alone than all the other PL refs put together!)


1) Mike Dean


2) Mark Clattenburg


3) Andre Marriner


4) Michael Oliver


5) Martin Atkinson


Most-Tweeted Moments this season

1. The final whistle blows at Stamford Bridge and Leicester are confirmed as Premier League winners - 187K Tweets Per Minute (May 2, 2016)


2. Welbeck scores in the dying seconds to give Arsenal a vital 2-1 victory over Leicester - 51,000 TPM (14 Feb, 2016)


3. Marcus Rashford gives an under-strength United a 2-0 lead at home to Arsenal - 49,000 TPM (28 Feb, 2016)


4. Hazard scores an incredible equaliser vs. Tottenham - if it stays at 2-2 Leicester will be Champions - 49K TPM (May 2, 2016)


5. Alexis Sanchez scores to put 3-0 up against Man United in the first 20 mins at Emirates - 47,000 TPM (4 Oct, 2015)


6. Ozil scores moments after Arsenal go one up, giving them a 2-0 seventh minute lead against Man United - 41,000 TPM (4 Oct, 2015)


7. Gabriel is sent-off following an altercation with Diego Costa, which results in a bit of a brawl - 38,000 TPM (19 Sept, 2015)


8. Louis Van Gaal throws himself to the floor in front of Mike Dean to protest Arsenal's supposed theatrics - 36,000 TPM (28 Feb, 2016)


9. Benteke scores a wonder goal at Old Trafford to bring Liverpool back to 2-1 against Man United - 35,000 TPM (12 Sept, 2015)


10. Fernandinho makes it 3-0 to Man City in the last 5 mins as they dominate Chelsea at Etihad - 34,000 TPM (16 Aug, 2015)


11. Giroud puts Arsenal 2-0 up against Man City on the brink of half-time at Emirates - 33,000 TPM (21 Dec, 2015)


12. Jamie Vardy breaks the PL record as he scores in his 11th consecutive game against Man United - 32,700 TPM (28 Nov, 2015)


13. Huth gets his second of the game as Leicester take a 3-0 lead against Man City at Etihad - 31,000 TPM (6 Feb, 2016)


14. Martial scores on his debut to seal the three points for Man United against Liverpool - 30,700 TPM (12 Sept, 2015)


15. Benteke rounds off Liverpool's 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge with a goal - 29,000 TPM (31 Oct, 2015)

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