Watching the English Premier League has been a source of thrilling moments and unforgettable matches since its inception in 1992.
With its fast-paced action and passionate fans, the league has produced some of the greatest matches in football history.
From stunning comebacks to last-minute winners, here is a collection of some of the most thrilling Premier League matches of all time.
The Manchester derby is always a highly anticipated match, but the 2009 clash was one for the ages. Manchester United and Manchester City traded blows in a back-and-forth affair that saw the lead change hands multiple times. Michael Owen came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner for United, capping off a thrilling match that had fans on the edge of their seats.
This match between Liverpool and Newcastle United is widely regarded as one of the greatest Premier League matches of all time. Newcastle stormed into a 2-0 lead within 15 minutes, only for Liverpool to mount a stunning comeback and take a 3-2 lead. Newcastle equalized late on, but a stunning goal from Liverpool’s Stan Collymore in stoppage time sealed a remarkable 4-3 victory for the Reds.
The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur always produces fireworks, and the 2008 clash was no exception. Tottenham raced into a 2-0 lead before Arsenal scored four unanswered goals to take control of the match. However, Tottenham staged a remarkable comeback, scoring twice in the final moments of the match to earn a thrilling 4-4 draw.
This match between Manchester United and Aston Villa was a rollercoaster of emotions for both sets of fans. Aston Villa took a shock 2-0 lead in the first half, only for United to claw their way back into the match with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Macheda. Macheda then scored a stunning winner in stoppage time, securing a vital three points for United in their bid for the title.
The final day of the 2011-12 season will go down in Premier League history as one of the most dramatic and thrilling moments in football history. Manchester City needed a win against Queens Park Rangers to secure their first-ever Premier League title but found themselves 2-1 down going into stoppage time. However, two late goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero secured a remarkable 3-2 victory for City, in what is now known as the “Aguerooooooo” moment.
Liverpool and Arsenal served up a classic in this thrilling encounter at Anfield in 2009. The match swung back and forth, with Liverpool taking the lead three times, only for Arsenal to peg them back each time. Andrey Arshavin was the hero for Arsenal, scoring all four of their goals, including a stunning equalizer in the dying minutes of the match.
This match will always be remembered as one of the most one-sided encounters in Premier League history. Manchester United ran riot against a hapless Arsenal side, scoring eight goals and completely dominating the match. Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick, while Ashley Young and Nani both scored stunning goals to cap off a memorable performance by United.
Another thrilling encounter between two of the Premier League’s biggest rivals, Chelsea and Liverpool. Chelsea took the lead twice, only for Liverpool to peg them back both times. The match swung back and forth, with Liverpool taking the lead twice, only for Chelsea to equalize each time. A stunning late goal from Yossi Benayoun sealed a remarkable 4-4 draw, in what was a true classic between two top teams.
Manchester City delivered a statement of intent with this emphatic victory over local rivals Manchester United. City dominated the match from start to finish, with Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli both scoring twice to cap off a memorable performance. The victory was a sign of things to come, as City went on to win the Premier League title that season.
This classic encounter between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United produced eight goals and a thrilling spectacle for fans. United took the lead through Dwight Yorke, but Tottenham fought back to take a 3-1 lead thanks to goals from Les Ferdinand, Christian Ziege, and Dean Richards. However, United staged a remarkable comeback, with Andy Cole, Laurent Blanc, and David Beckham all scoring to secure a memorable 5-3 victory.