Unibet are offering money back on all losing Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time and First/Last Goalscorer bets in the new Premier League season if there is a goal scored after the 90th minute in ANY match in the division.
To celebrate, we’re looking at the top 10 injury-time goals in the competition’s history.
Make sure you concentrate right up to the end…
10. Dirk Kuyt – Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1, April 17th 2011
How do you respond to conceding one of the latest goals in Premier League history? Well you go right up the other end and score an even later one of course.
Robin van Persie’s 98th minute penalty looked to have won Arsenal the three points against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, only for the visiting Reds to hit back at the other end and, when Emmanuel Eboue bundled over Lucas Leiva in the box, Dirk Kuyt was on hand to convert from the spot in the 102nd minute.
9. Robbie Fowler – Liverpool 4 Newcastle 3, March 10th 1997
In a repeat of a scoreline a year before – which we’ll come to later – Liverpool eventually beat Newcastle 4-3 at Anfield despite letting a three-goal lead slip in the final 20 minutes.
Just as the Magpies thought they’d nicked a point, Robbie Fowler rose to head home Stig Inge Bjornebye’s cross from the left and spark wild celebrations on the Kop.
8. Aaron Lennon – Arsenal 4 Tottenham 4, October 29th 2008
Arsenal had led a remarkable North London derby 3-1 and then 4-2 heading into the 89th minute, only for Tottenham to hit back and take a point in astonishing circumstances.
Jermaine Jenas made it 4-3 with a curling shot, before Aaron Lennon popped up in stoppage time, reacting first after a Luka Modric effort had struck a post to send the Spurs fans home happy on their short journey.
7. Diomansy Kamara – Manchester City 2 Fulham 3, April 26th 2008
At half-time Fulham were effectively relegated as goals from Stephen Ireland and Benjani had given Manchester City a 2-0 lead, only for Roy Hodgson’s men to save themselves in the final 20 minutes.
Diomansy Kamara and then Danny Murphy struck to level the scores – Murphy after Joe Hart had saved his penalty – before Kamara ran clear in stoppage time and slammed a shot into Hart’s top corner to seal victory, a result which proved the inspiration as Fulham eventually stayed up.
6. Neil Mellor – Liverpool 2 Arsenal 1, November 28th 2004
A patched-up Liverpool team which would go on to be European champions beat title holders Arsenal on a dramatic afternoon at Anfield.
Xabi Alonso and Patrick Vieira traded terrific goals to leave the score at 1-1, before unheralded forward Neil Mellor struck this terrific effort into the bottom corner of the net with just seconds remaining.
5. Michael Owen – Manchester United 4 Manchester City 3, September 21st 2009
The best Manchester derby in Premier League history looked to be heading for a 3-3 draw when Craig Bellamy accelerated away from the United defence to score City’s third equaliser of the afternoon in the 90th minute.
However there were still six to go at Old Trafford, which was enough time for Michael Owen to collect a Ryan Giggs pass and fire into the corner of the net to immediately earn a place in the hearts of his new supporters.
4. Federico Macheda, Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 2, April 5th 2009
Following successive league defeats, United were coming under pressure from an impressive Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table, and they were staring at more dropped points as they trailed 2-1 to Aston Villa with 10 minutes to go.
Cristiano Ronaldo equalised before 17-year-old substitute Federico Macheda span and fired home the latest of late winners to preserve United’s title advantage.
3. Steve Bruce – Manchester United 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1, April 10th 1993
The goal that invented ‘Fergie time.’
Manchester United were trailing 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday at Old Trafford in a crucial match as they chased a first league championship in 26 years, only for defender Steve Bruce to equalise in the 86th minute before he popped up with another header six minutes into stoppage time to deliver a crucial three points and send his side towards significant title glory.
2. Stan Collymore – Liverpool 4 Newcastle 3, April 3rd 1996
Consistently the winner of those ‘greatest ever Premier League game’ polls, this clash at Anfield had absolutely everything, and was settled in the most dramatic manner by Liverpool forward Stan Collymore.
A mesmerising match stood at 3-3 in stoppage time before, following build-up play from veterans Ian Rush and John Barnes, Collymore fired home with his left foot to send Anfield wild and former Reds favourite Kevin Keegan into despair.
1. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City 3 Queens Park Rangers 2, May 13th 2012
It had to be, didn’t it?
Perhaps the greatest moment in Premier League history occurred at the end of the 2011/12 season, as Manchester City scored twice in injury time to remarkably snatch the title from rivals United’s hands.
Edin Dzeko’s header could well have been included on this list as it set up what happened next, as Mario Balotelli set up Sergio Aguero to fire in and end 44 years of waiting for a league championship.
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