The most CHAOTIC matches in Premier League history

7 Nov 2023
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Relive Spurs 1-4 Chelsea and more dramatic matches in the competition. How many do you remember?

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Spurs and Chelsea served up one of the most dramatic and chaotic matches in Premier League history on Monday night, but was it the most eventful EVER? 

Spurs 1-4 Chelsea, 2023/24

One of the Premier League's most eventful matches. Two red cards and five yellows were awarded, five goals were disallowed or overturned by VAR at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 21 minutes of added time were played and Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed a memorable return to his former club, who missed the chance to go back to the top of the league.

Battle of the Bridge, 2015/16

Last night's match was in some ways reminiscent of another classic between Spurs and Chelsea - the Battle of the Bridge. Chelsea came from two goals down to get a draw that stopped Spurs's title challenge and confirmed Leicester City as champions. Tempers flared thoughout the match, with nine Spurs players booked, a Premier League record, while there were altercations on the touchline, and Mousa Dembele received a ban for gouging Diego Costa's eye.

Man City 3-2 QPR, 2011/12

The most iconic finish to a match in Premier League history. Needing a win to achieve their first title, City were 2-1 down going into stoppage time. Edin Dzeko equalised in the second minute of added time before up stepped you know who. The rest is history.

Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal, 2010/11

Newcastle were 4-0 down and somehow came back with four second-half goals to secure a point. Cheick Tiote's incredible volleyed equaliser lives long in the memory. 

Man Utd 4-3 Man City, 2009/10

City equalised three times in this incredible Manchester derby, making it 3-3 in the 90th minute. But Michael Owen won it at Old Trafford in the sixth minute of added time. 

Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal, 2008/09

Who could forget Andrey Arshavin's four-goal haul at Anfield? Arshavin was the star and thought he'd won it, making it 4-3 in the 90th minute. But there was still time for a late, late Liverpool leveller. 

Spurs 3-5 Man Utd, 2001/02

Man Utd came from three goals down at half-time to win this eight-goal thriller. 

Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle, 1995/96

"Collymore closing in!" Who could forget that iconic commentary line of Stan Collymore's late winner in this meeting between title rivals. 

West Ham 5-4 Bradford, 1999/00

This one you may not remember. There were nine goals, two of which were sensational strikes, and a late turnaround in this classic. 

Leeds 4-3 Liverpool, 2000/01

Mark Viduka scored FOUR times to single-handedly win this match for Leeds. 

Spurs 4-5 Arsenal, 2004/05

An all-time classic that Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires called his favourite ever Premier League match. Read why

Arsenal 4-4 Spurs, 2008/09

Another one for Spurs, but one their fans remember more fondly. They scored two goals from the 89th minute onwards to draw this north London derby.

Bradford 4-4 Derby, 1999/00

Eight goals, a red card, a hat-trick and a penalty miss. This thrilling draw had it all. 

Aston Villa 3-4 Charlton, 1998/99

Red cards, own goals, an outfield player in goal AND a late winner. Might this be the most chaotic ever?

Portsmouth 7-4 Reading, 2007/08

We couldn't not include the Premier League's highest-scoring match. Eleven goals were scored in this epic. 

Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle, 1996/97

ANOTHER thriller between these two teams. Robbie Fowler scored a last-minute winner, one of three goals after the 86th minute.

Southampton 6-3 Man Utd, 1996/97

Nine goals, a red card and an own goal. This was a cracker, as Saints stunned the reigning Premier League champions.

Spurs 4-4 Chelsea, 2007/08

Three goals in the final 15 minutes AND an unbelievable save in the final few seconds. 


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