Thursday 14 March 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
Marc Overmars struck the decisive goal ten minutes from time as Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford to confirm the shift in momentum in the title race.
The goal was an incisive finish through the legs of Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, after headers from Dennis Bergkamp and Nicolas Anelka had put the Netherlands winger, who had outpaced Gary Neville, through on goal.
The result put Arsenal six points behind United with three games in hand, and they went on to win the league with two matches to spare after picking up 44 points from a possible 48 from the beginning of 1998.
“It was an amazing goal because every year I see it a few times when the match against Manchester happens,” said Overmars, looking back on the match. "To be honest that was the turning point for Arsenal football club.
“If we had lost that match it was over, and we went on to win every match after that to win the title.”