An emotional week for Richarlison had a fairytale ending as he came off the bench to inspire the latest turnaround in Premier League history.
The Tottenham Hotspur forward was pictured in tears after being substituted for Brazil on international duty, subsequently revealing he has had “a turbulent time off the pitch".
But Richarlison added in midweek: “Things are going to flow now and I’m certain that I will have a good run at Tottenham and will make things happen again.”
Richarlison backed up that assertion with a match-winning contribution as a substitute against Sheffield United.
Spurs were still trailing 1-0 after seven minutes of stoppage time, but Richarlison equalised with a towering header from Ivan Perisic’s corner for his 50th goal in the competition.
Two minutes later he set up the winner for Dejan Kulusevski, and at full-time Spurs’ players showed their love for him by pushing him in front of them as they headed to celebrate with the delirious home fans.
One family through thick and thin 🤍 pic.twitter.com/mJAfu9Lmyc— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 17, 2023
It was the latest minute in a match that a Premier League team have ever been losing before coming back to win.
Latest ever PL turnarounds
|Result||Date||Time when trailing|
|Spurs 2-1 Sheff Utd||16 Sep '23||97:33|
|Leicester 2-3 Spurs||19 Jan '22||94:52|
|Man City 3-2 QPR||13 May '12||91:15|
|Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace||26 Nov '16||90:04|
|Everton 2-1 Spurs||9 Dec '12||89:54|
Kulusevski's strike was the latest winning goal in Premier League history, beating the record previously held by Bruno Fernandes by eight seconds.
|Kulusevski||Spurs||Sheff Utd||16 Sep '23||99:53|
|Fernandes||Man Utd||Brighton||26 Sep '20||99:45|
|Iwobi||Everton||Newcastle||17 Mar '22||98:20|
|Mac Allister||Brighton||Man Utd||4 May '23||98:17|
|Douglas Luiz||Aston Villa||C Palace||16 Sep '23||97:33|
Spurs’ stirring fightback was something of a theme on Saturday, with four teams coming from behind to win.
It the first time that four teams have come from behind to win on the same day in the Premier League since Boxing Day 2013, when five sides did so.