Twitter releases ten favourite tweets of 2018

Mail Online | 5/22/2017 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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As the year draws to its conclusion, social media giant Twitter has taken a look back at the last 340 days and picked out the favourite tweets.

The list was topped by Harry Maguire, Leicester City football player who became a sporting sensation and shot to internet fame when he and his colleagues convinced the nation it was 'coming home' at the world cup in Russia.

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His witty tweet cashed in on the football fever that grabbed the nation amidst a record-breaking heatwave and beat Ross from friends and a 'pushy' parent to the top spot, who came in third and second, respectively.

Other entrants include touching messages to those who have passed away in the last year, with Ariana Grande and Paul Chuckle tugging at the heart strings of thousands of Twitter users.

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Here is the full list of posts which Twitter deemed the funniest, shocking and most poignant among UK social media users since January 2017.

Harry Maguire, along with his affectionate nickname, became not just a cult hero but also a meme as England's football team charged to the semi-finals of the World Cup this summer.

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The picture of him with his partner, Fern Hawkins, after England beat Sweden was shared widely and his team-mates, such as right back Kyle Walker, found a use for it too.

Team mates, and the nation, latched on to and ran with the Harry Maguire love online when the centre-back anchored England as they made one of their best tournament runs in living memory

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A parent desperate for his child to succeed when playing a game of football pushes the youngster a little too far in pursuit of athletic success

This remarkable moment in a youth team football match in Wales saw an adult on the sidelines take the term 'pushy parent' somewhat literally.

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