Glory, goal-fests and goodbyes: The Premier League's most thrilling 'dead rubbers'

3. Newcastle 3-3 West Brom, 22 May 2011

An encounter between two teams who would finish the season 12th and 11th respectively, this one appeared to be over as a contest after two minutes of the second half, when a Jonas Olsson OG put the hosts three up. But then an unexpected thing happened – a West Brom without their chief threats Peter Odemwingie and Jerome Thomas staged a second-half comeback.

The unlikely hero was the Cameroonian, Somen Tchoyi, who reduced the arrears after 62 minutes, scored again after 71 and completed his hat-trick in injury time. All the while, roared on by a home crowd far less demoralised than they are these days, Newcastle chased a fourth that would have put the game to bed. But 3-3 it ended, maintaining West Brom's record of having never lost on the final day of a Premier League season (ended the following season by Arsenal).


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