One minute your team is on its way to an invaluable three points. The next they’re about to suffer a defeat that will derail their entire season. Every football fan has experienced the highs and the lows of scoring or conceding a last minute goal. Join Andrew Stafford as he brings you 10 of the most dramatic last-minute goals ever scored in the Premier League.
10. Nathan Ake v Liverpool
Bournemouth completed a sensational comeback against Liverpool when Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake capitalised on a fumble by Karius. The Cherries battled back from being 2-0 down at half-time and then 3-1 behind with 15 minutes to go. Nathan Ake tapped the winner home in the 93rd minute to secure a famous victory.
9. Federico Macheda v Aston Villa
Scoring a 92nd winner on his debut gave 17-year-old Federico Macheda a fairytale start to his Manchester United career. Although he didn’t have much of an impact in the rest of his Man Utd days, Macheda will always be remembered for his goal that was hugely significant for United in the title race against Liverpool.
8. Adam Lallana v Norwich
In a nine-goal thriller in which the Reds edged 5-4, Sebastian Bassong had equalised for Norwich in stoppage time and Norwich fans must have thought they’d salvaged a draw. However, Adam Lallana volleyed home in the 95th minute to send the Liverpool fans, players and management into a state of delirium.
7. Steve Bruce v Sheffield Wednesday
United were trailing 1-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday when in the 86th Bruce grabbed an equaliser. Then in the final moments of the game, Steve Bruce planted a trademark header past the goalkeeper which sent United on the way to win a first league trophy in 25 years. Fergie time was born.
6. Junior Stanislas v Everton
Bournemouth recovered from being 2 -0 down at half time as well the agony of conceding a 95th-minute goal to draw 3-3 with Everton. Stanislas headed home in the 98th, which after a hugely spirited second-half display, was deserved.
5. Robin van Persie v Manchester City
Since the takeover of Man City in 2008, the stakes of the Manchester Derby have risen. City are no longer ‘the noisy neighbours’ of days gone by. They are title contenders, and frequently, title favourites. In a top of the table clash, Robin van Persie’s wonderful injury-time freekick sent Manchester United six points clear.
4. Aaron Lennon v Arsenal
Aaron Lennon scored a 90th-minute goal to complete a stunning comeback against their North London rivals. Arsenal were 4-2 up with only minutes remaining when goals from Jermaine Jenas and Aaron Lennon stunned the Gunners.
3. Owen v Manchester City
In a classic Manchester Derby, ex Liverpool striker Michael Owen scored deep into stoppage time in typical Fergie time fashion. The fixture was on a knife-edge going into stoppage time. With the score level at 3-3, Owen scored the winner.
2. Collymore v Newcastle United
In a thrilling encounter, Stan Collymore scored a last minute winner for Liverpool in a game that is considered one of the greatest ever in the Premier League. Newcastle were in urgent need of a victory having seen a 12-point lead over Manchester United replaced by a three-point deficit but Collymore’s goal all but ended their title ambitions.
1. Aguero v QPR
The last game of the season was to be the title decider. Both the Red and Blue of Manchester were fighting for the title. United had beaten Sunderland and they thought the title was heading to Old Trafford as City were losing against QPR. However, City scored twice in stoppage time, with Aguero grabbing the winner. City were crowned champions for the first time in 44 years as they beat bitter rivals Manchester United to win the Premier League on goal difference.