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

10. Manchester City 2-5 Everton/Liverpool 6-2 Tottenham Hotspur, May 8 1993

The day it figuratively rained goals, the final day of the inaugural Premier League season, the year Norwich and Aston Villa made Fergie's backside squeak as they pushed him hard for his first league title. City and Everton played out a seven-goal thriller at Maine Road, while just along the East Lancs Road, Liverpool and Spurs were sharing eight themselves. Everton's five-goal blitz (Beagrie and Beardsley among the scorers) saw them finish 13th, four points behind City in 9th place. Liverpool's demolition (Rush and Barnes scored two apiece) left them in 6th, leapfrogging Spurs in 8th on goal difference. (Of course we say final day, but while the vast majority of games took place on the Saturday, four final fixtures were dragged out over the next three days. Bad fixtures machine.)


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