Where does Swansea-Palace rank among Premier League's wildest games?
In the wake of Saturday's nine-goal stunner between the two bottom-dwellers at the Liberty Stadium, here's a look at some of the Premier League's most exciting matches:
Liverpool 4–3 Newcastle United - 1996
More than 20 years later, Stan Collymore's injury-time goal to lift Liverpool to victory continues to haunt Newcastle United. Before the encounter, both sides were desperately trying to cut into Manchester United's lead atop the table and prevent the Red Devils from winning their third Premier League title.
Although, in the end, neither side managed to surpass United, Collymore's dramatic goal shattered Newcastle's hopes of hoisting England's top flight trophy for the first time since 1927.
Liverpool 4–4 Arsenal - 2009
Liverpool appeared to be on the way to ending its lengthy title drought heading into an April fixture against Arsenal. Those hopes were dashed during an absolute thriller at Anfield that saw Andrey Arshavin put together his finest performance in an Arsenal strip when he banged in four goals in a 4-4 draw.
Manchester United 4–3 Manchester City - 2009
Voted the best match in the opening 20 seasons of the Premier League, the first Manchester derby of the 2009-10 campaign proved to be one of the most exciting of the previous 152 fixtures between the rivals. The clubs traded goals before Michael Owen elevated himself to legendary status with a scrappy second-half injury-time winner that secured three points and broke the hearts of Manchester City supporters.
Arsenal 4-4 Newcastle - 2011
Three points looked to be a certainty when Arsenal entered halftime with a commanding 4-0 lead over Newcastle. All Arsene Wenger's men had to do was put together a disciplined performance at the back, and possibly bang in another goal or two, en route to victory. Instead, the visitors stunned the crowd at the Emirates Stadium with a frantic finish that saw Newcastle score four goals in the final 22 minutes, including a Cheick Tiote screamer to ensure a point for the Magpies.
Norwich 4-5 Liverpool - 2016
Jurgen Klopp was lucky he didn't lose an eye during the wild celebrations that ensued in the moments after Adam Lallana cancelled out Norwich City's late equaliser with a stoppage-time goal of his own to secure three points. Up 3-1 10 minutes after the break, Klopp's men stunned the Canaries with goals from Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, and Lallana for a dramatic 5-4 victory at Carrow Road.
Reading's dreadful 2 months
It doesn't get much worse than the pair of losses Reading suffered in the first half of the 2007-08 campaign. During a season that would end Reading's two-year spell in the first division, the Royals came out on the wrong side of two of the highest-scoring matches in Premier League history by suffering 7-4 and 6-4 losses at the hands of Portsmouth and Tottenham, respectively.
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