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

9. Manchester City 2 - 3 Queens Park Rangers, May 14 1995

Back in the days when they didn't win diddly, City could have ended the 1994/95 season as high as 12th, snugly sandwiched between future heavyweights Arsenal (who took 12th) and Chelsea (11th). QPR knew they'd start and finish the day in eighth, but mustered enough final-day fizz to edge a very entertaining five-goal finale at Maine Road. Les Ferdinand opened the scoring after 13 minutes, Niall Quinn equalised on 26 before Danny Dichio restored the lead on 77. Keith Curle's equaliser on 80 minutes appeared to be sending both sets of supporters off for the summer in content mood, until Sir Les popped up again in the final minute to steal all three points. City had to make do with 17th place. They might have been more miffed had neighbours Manchester United not blown the title at West Ham that very same day.


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