In light of the launch of the new football gaming phenomenon that is ‘Goaldash’ I decided to look at the six greatest Premier League Games of all time.
Over the past 19 years the Premier League has delighted us with some absolutely cracking matches. We have seen so many classic encounters from topsy-turvy battles to epic comebacks, that are forever etched in our memories. Here are 6 of the greatest Premier League games of all time:
1. Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle
Often cited as the best and with good reason. There were massive stakes on the game, as Newcastle could have drawn level with Man United in the title race, and Liverpool were third and not far behind either. The game had it all: a goal in the second minute, one in the last, and pretty much everything else in between. Stan Collymore’s final blow sealed it for the reds.
2. Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham
An absolutely classic north London derby. It was Harry Redknapp’s first official game in charge of Spurs, with the club languishing at the bottom of the table. The match had it all: classic goals-including the 40-yarder from David Bentley-goalkeeping howlers, defensive mistakes. Just as you thought it was over, something else would happen. Arsenal led 4-2 with a minute remaining, but Spurs somehow came back, and the match was a key moment for Harry in turning Spurs around.
3. Man United 4-3 Man City
This match took place shortly after City’s takeover, and their hopes and expectations were sky high, as they thought they would square things in Manchester. Mark Hughes faced off against the old master, but it was Fergie who came out on top. Man City came back from 3-1 down and looked to have secured a fantastic point, however Michael Owen came up with a dramatic stoppage time winner to hand the points to the red side of the city.
4. Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal
A classic Premier League encounter between two of the big boys. A 4 goal haul from Andrei Arshavin looked to have sealed the points for Arsenal in this back and forth encounter, but Yossi Benayoun was to snatch a draw for Liverpool as he scrambled the ball home in stoppage time.
5. Tottenham 3-5 Manchester United
This match truly epitomised the saying a game of two halves. Spurs were up 3-0 at half time, yet Manchester United never gave up, and came out firing in the second half capping a remarkable comeback to take the match 5-3 and leave Tottenham stunned.
6. Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal
Arsenal raced into a 4-0 lead and looked to be coasting, as the signs looked ominous for Newcastle. However, after Diaby was sent off, Newcastle finally got going, and produced a stunning comeback to shock the title hopefuls.
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