Gareth Bale's stunning free-kick gave Tottenham a 2-0 lead over Liverpool.
Bale helped himself to a hat-trick in the Boxing Day rout of Aston Villa.
Newcastle paid the price for letting Bale run free as he scored the winning goal for Spurs late last year.
As on so many occasions throughout the season, Bale rescued Tottenham in their Europa League tie with Lyon, scoring a last minute winner.
The 'match-winner' tag followed the Welshman around all season, fuelled by this late winner against West Ham.
Bale stepped up where it counted, putting Tottenham ahead in the North London derby.
Bale made the difference in Spurs' topsy turvy Europa League tie against Inter Milan, scoring in the first leg.
A horrible looking ankle injury appeared to have put an end to Bale's season, but he returned just two weeks later.
Bale affirmed his worth of both awards with a goal against Wigan on Saturday, albeit through a goalkeeping calamity.
Gareth Bale poses with his PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards