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

6. Arsenal 7-0 Everton, May 11 2005

The most surprising thing about the scoreline was that this was the season Everton had qualified for the Champions League, finishing fourth under David Moyes. The Scot had instructed his team to enjoy themselves at Highbury, but those orders were taken too literally as the Gunners, who'd finish the season second, 12 points adrift of Chelsea, sliced through them at will. It was Everton's misfortune to come up against a Dennis Bergkamp in a quite unplayable mood – the 36-year-old Dutchman was instrumental in almost everything and weighed in with the sixth himself. At the end, Moyes instructed his men to apologise to the travelling fans, while he adopted the haunted look that has served him so well this season.


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