Much like Premier League sticker albums and Pro Evolution Soccer, strike partnerships are the hallmark of a forgotten era for English football fans.

We now live in a world where Lionel Messi is the ultimate 'false 9' and the planet's greatest goalscorer – Cristiano Ronaldo (sorry, Harry Kane) – plays on the left wing. Even the usually archaic England football team seems content with playing Danny Welbeck up front on his own and Wayne Rooney in central midfield. 

Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side pretty much changed the game and 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 formations have taken over world football. We still believe in 4-4-2. Here's the 10 best strike partnerships in Premier League history.

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