Best Premier League Comebacks
5 February 2011
Newcastle produced a stunning recovery from 4-0 down to earn a draw that shocked title hopefuls Arsenal. Theo Walcott scored after 44 seconds before a Johan Djourou header and a strike from Robin van Persie put Arsenal 3-0 ahead inside 10 minutes.
Van Persie headed Arsenal’s fourth but Abou Diaby was sent off after the break for pushing Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan. Barton scored penalties either side of a strike from Leon Best, before Cheik Tiote’s long-range equaliser.
19 May 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson was denied victory in his 1,500th and final game in charge of Manchester United as Romelu Lukaku’s hat-trick inspired West Brom’s incredible comeback. Champions United went 3-0 up through Shinji Kagawa, Jonas Olsson’s own goal and Alexander Buttner’s fine finish.
James Morrison reduced the deficit and Baggies’ substitute Lukaku made it 3-2, before Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez put United 5-2 ahead. But Lukaku’s late double and Youssouf Mulumbu denied Ferguson a winning end.
29 September 2001
Goals by Dean Richards, Les Ferdinand and Christian Ziege put Spurs 3-0 at half-time against Manchester United.
But the hosts were destroyed in the second-half as United hit five thanks to Andrew Cole, Laurent Blanc, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Juan Veron and David Beckham.
Leeds United 4-3 Derby County
8 November 1997
Two goals by Dean Sturridge and another from Aljosa Asanovic put Derby 3-0 up at Elland Road.
Leeds not only got back on level terms but won the game, as Rod Wallace, Harry Kewell, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Lee Bowyer netted. Bowyer’s winner came in the 90th minute. Scenes.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-3 Leicester City
25 October 2003
Leicester made made a blistering start and two goals from Les Ferdinand and a third by Riccardo Scimeca gave them a 3-0 half-time lead.
But Wolves turned it around thanks to Colin Cameron’s double, Alex Rae and Henri Camara.
West Ham United 3-4 Wimbledon
9 September 1998
The Crazy Gang spirit was very much alive as Wimbledon came from 3-0 down to take the points at Upton Park.
Goals by John Hartson and Ian Wright (two) put the Hammers in control but the visitors hit back through Marcus Gayle’s double, Jason Euell and Efan Ekoku.
5 May 2014
Liverpool squandered a three-goal lead in the final 11 minutes at Crystal Palace to see their Premier League title hopes all but end – and leave Luis Suarez in tears at the final whistle.
Joe Allen’s first league goal for Liverpool and strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Suarez put the Reds in complete command before Damien Delaney and a double from substitute Dwight Gayle sent Selhurst Park wild.
Norwich City 4-4 Middlesbrough
22 January 2005
Adam Drury scored an injury-time equaliser as Norwich completed a remarkable comeback at Carrow Road. Damien Francis prodded home for the hosts before Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink equalised for Boro.
Franck Queudrue headed home, then bagged his second from close range – and Hasselbaink’s superb free-kick made it 4-1 to the visitors before Dean Ashton stabbed in. Leon McKenzie headed in on full-time before Drury sealed the fightback with a header with seconds remaining.
September 26, 2020
Tammy Abraham scored a stoppage-time equaliser to complete an incredible comeback and rescue a point for Chelsea at West Bromwich Albion after they had trailed 3-0 at half-time.
In a thrilling match, West Brom looked to be heading for their first win back in the Premier League after racing into a commanding lead inside the opening 30 minutes at The Hawthorns.
A mistake by Marcos Alonso led to the hosts’ first, Matheus Pereira feeding Callum Robinson to produce a classy finish past Willy Caballero, who was starting in place of dropped £71m keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Thiago Silva, who was making his Premier League debut for Chelsea, was then too casual in possession, allowing Robinson to pounce and run at goal before doubling the lead with another impressive finish.
Remarkably, it was quickly 3-0 as Kyle Bartley was left unmarked to tap home inside the six-yard box after the visitors failed to deal with a corner.
But Frank Lampard’s side rallied after the break and Mason Mount reducing the deficit from 20 yards.
Substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi set up a tense finale with a stylish finish, before Abraham, making his first top-flight start of the season, tapped home the equaliser in the 93rd minute after Mount’s shot had been saved. Share