Top 10 late shows

Liverpool left it to the last kick against Nor­wich, but what are the most dra­matic fi­nales in Premier League his­tory?

The Daily Telegraph - Total Football - - BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE - By Luke Brown

1 Liverpool 4-3 New­cas­tle

April 3, 1996

“It was kamikaze de­fend­ing – man­agers would be dead within six months if ev­ery game was like that,” said Liverpool’s Roy Evans af­ter Stan Col­ly­more had won this clas­sic late on. New­cas­tle could not be­lieve it, and the sight of Kevin Kee­gan slumped over the ad­ver­tis­ing hoard­ings re­mains one of the game’s iconic im­ages.

3 West Ham 3-4 Tot­ten­ham

March 4, 2007

A re­sult that West Ham fans still strug­gle to make sense of. They were in con­trol for much of the game, lead­ing 2-0 and then 3-2. Cue an ex­cep­tional late show, with Dim­i­tar Ber­ba­tov and Paul Stal­teri wrap­ping up the points, and deep­en­ing the Ham­mers’ rel­e­ga­tion fears. West Ham man­ager Alan Cur­bish­ley never re­cov­ered.

5 Liverpool 4-4 Arse­nal

April 21, 2009

One man de­railed Liverpool’s ti­tle chal­lenge in 2008-09: An­drei Arshavin. He scored all Arse­nal’s goals in this match, but Yossi Be­nay­oun can­celled out his fourth when he scram­bled home late on.

7 New­cas­tle 4-4 Arse­nal

Feb 5, 2011

Oth­er­wise known as the game in which Che­ick Tioté’s scored that goal. New­cas­tle had bat­tled back from 4-0 down af­ter Abou Di­aby mind­lessly saw red, with Tioté’s ex­tra­or­di­nary long-range strike com­plet­ing an even more ex­tra­or­di­nary come­back. And to think some New­cas­tle fans had snuck off at half-time…

9 Man City 3-2 QPR

May 13, 2012

En­ter­ing in­jury time, not only were City los­ing 2-1 to Mark Hughes’s Queens Park Rangers, but the ti­tle was on its way to Old Traf­ford. Two min­utes later Edin Dzeko had re­stored par­ity, and three min­utes af­ter that Ser­gio Agüero scored one of the most fa­mous goals in Premier League his­tory, to snatch both the three points and the ti­tle at the death.

2 Le­ices­ter 3-3 Arse­nal

Aug 27, 1997

Best re­mem­bered for Den­nis Bergkamp’s classy turn and shot past Kasey Keller, but three goals were scored in in­jury time, with the hosts re­cov­er­ing a two-goal deficit to earn a draw.

4 Arse­nal 4-4 Tot­ten­ham

Oct 29, 2008

The most mem­o­rable North Lon­don derby. Spurs looked dead and buried when Robin van Per­sie put Arse­nal 4-2 up with 20 min­utes re­main­ing. But the Gun­ners were left reel­ing when first Jer­maine Je­nas and then the no­to­ri­ously goal-shy Aaron Len­non both struck late in Harry Red­knapp’s first game in charge.

6 Man Utd 4-3 Man City

Sept 20, 2009

De­scribed by Sir Alex Fer­gu­son, sound­ing like an ad­vert for a well­known Dan­ish lager, as “prob­a­bly the best derby of all time”. The away fans were deliri­ous when Craig Bellamy lev­elled the scores in added time, only for for­mer Liverpool hero Michael Owen to write him­self into United folk­lore with a 97th-minute win­ner.

8 Wi­gan 3-2 West Ham

May 15, 2011

Both sides needed to win this rel­e­ga­tion six-poin­ter. Goals from Charles N’Zog­bia and Con­nor Salmon clawed back West Ham’s lead, and sparked a thrilling fi­nal quar­ter, with the sides hap­haz­ardly trad­ing blows. The Ham­mers could barely be­lieve it when N’Zog­bia struck a late win­ner to send them down.

10 West Brom 5-5 Man Utd

May 19, 2013

West Brom scored three in the last 10 min­utes to draw with the cham­pi­ons 5-5 at home. Even Sir Alex Fer­gu­son, tak­ing charge of his last United game, could not hide a wry smile.

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