FourFourTwo's best 100 Premier League matches ever: 100-91
93. Sunderland 4-1 Chelsea, 04/12/1999
The archetypal big man-little man partnership worked wonders for Peter Reid during the more succesful years of his tenure at the Stadium of Light, and one of the highlights for his front two was in this match against Chelsea.
The Black Cats were eager to reverse the 4-0 scoreline inflicted on them on the opening day of the season, and within 40 minutes found themselves four goals to the good. Two Kevin Phillips strikes, one a glorious dipping 35-yard half-volley, sandwiched a Niall Quinn double. They sealed the deal, rendering useless Gus Poyet's late consolation for the shamed Blues. JG
92. Everton 3-3 Liverpool, 23/11/2013
Up to this point the Merseyside derby had mostly been remembered as a 'friendly' one – albeit with the most red cards in Premier League history (it works, honestly). This, though, blew all of that out the water. In a game where both sides were reeled in from holding the lead, this classic showdown at Goodison Park was remembered for all the right reasons.
Philippe Coutinho took advantage of some slack corner defending to jab home an opener inside five minutes, but Everton hit back three minutes later when Kevin Mirallas larruped home a knockdown inside the box. The Reds were ahead again midway through the first half via Luis Suarez's brilliant 25-yard free-kick – his ninth goal in seven games after returning from a 10-game biting ban.
That's how it remained until the 72nd minute, in fact, when the hosts restored parity through Romelu Lukaku's well-placed sidefoot. Ten minutes later the Chelsea loanee had done it again, this time thumping home a header from Mirallas's corner to put Everton ahead for the first time. But the Toffees would be denied a famous win over their city rivals late on. Daniel Sturridge had netted in eight of Liverpool's first 11 games of the season, and the England man was there again when his side needed him to flick home a brilliant Steven Gerrard free-kick one minute from time. JB
91. Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal, 13/01/2016
Four goals inside the first 25 minutes, and another at the death – this one had everything to keep bums off Anfield seats. Unfortunately for Arsenal, though, this was a bad night that exhibited both the best and worst of striker Olivier Giroud. Though the Frenchman had first equalised and then put the Gunners ahead, inbetween he also somehow managed to divert an effort at an open goal backwards.
This was a topsy-turvy game througout, though. Roberto Firmino bagged a nine-minute double (his second a beautiful curled effort from outside the box) either side of Aaron Ramsey's 14th-minute equaliser; then Giroud made it 2-2 on 25 minutes when he forced in a corner. His second was a neat turn and finish around Kolo Toure – but it wasn't enough, as Joe Allen struck a 90th-minute equaliser in the rain to grab Liverpool a share of the spoils.
In the end, Arsenal's failure to put this game to bed at 3-2 cost them dearly. With 10 minutes left they had a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League; by full-time that was shredded to mere goal difference after Allen's late leveller was complemented 200 miles away by Robert Huth's late winner for Leicester at Tottenham. JB