FourFourTwo's best 100 Premier League matches ever: 70-61
66. Charlton 3-2 Blackburn, 21/02/2004
In a simply incredible climax, Blackburn – and especially Brad Friedel – went from delight to devastation in a matter of seconds.
First-half goals from Carlton Cole and Jason Euell had the Addicks looking good for a comfortable home win, but things got nervy when Andy Cole pulled one back for Blackburn with a quarter of an hour to go. With Rovers still trailing in injury time, Friedel galloped forward in a desperate attempt to attack a corner. Charlton failed to clear their lines, and the American keeper majestically swept home from six yards to nab an unlikely point.
Or so he thought. Claus Jensen’s superb volley even deeper into injury time won it for Charlton, leaving the Yankee feeling less than dandy. PH
65. West Ham 3-4 Wimbledon, 09/09/1998
In what is widely recognised as one of the greatest comebacks in Premier League history, Joe Kinnear’s Wimbledon travelled across London to face West Ham in a midweek fixture under the floodlights at Upton Park.
Ian Wright's opener and a John Hartson double put Harry Redknapp’s side in cruise control, but Wimbledon quickly rallied and pulled a goal back through Jamaican striker Marcus Gayle.
Kinnear's (presumably expletive-laden) half-time team talk certainly had the desired impact, as the Dons went on the rampage in the second half. Strikes from Jason Euell and another from Gayle pulled them level, before Nigerian forward Efan Ekoku headed a dramatic late winner for Wimbledon. MV
64. Man United 2-1 Tottenham, 16/05/1999
United sealed the first leg of their historic treble in a slightly bizarre game at Old Trafford. With Arsenal playing Aston Villa at Highbury knowing a win would see them retain their title if United dropped points, many of the Spurs fans who had travelled to Old Trafford were actually cheering on United.
It looked as though Spurs might actually do the unthinkable and hand their bitter rivals the title when Les Ferdinand looped a shot over Peter Schmeichel, to send those at Highbury listening intently to their radios potty. But a wonderful David Beckham effort drew United level, and Andy Cole won it for the Red Devils much to the relief of everyone inside Old Trafford. DC
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