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5 big turnarounds in the Premier League era

The Premier League is considered one of the best league in the world and undoubtedly also the league with the most exciting games.

There are matches that have earned titles, relegations, places in European competitions. Here are five major turnarounds of the Premier League era that will certainly give a pleasant surprise.



Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City (2017/18)

To start our top-5, we have to remember the first game of last season. In the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal hosted Leicester and did not disappoint the fans. The hosts opened the scoring just two minutes into the game with Lacazatte, the Foxes were still in the first half with Okazaki and Vardy, but the game went into the interval with a Welbeck goal in the injury time. In the second half, Vardy put Leicester in front again, 3-2, but Arsenal reacted in the final and closed the game 4-3 with goals from Ramsey and Giroud.


Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United (2014/15)

In a thrilling game at King Power Stadium, the newly promoted Leicester hosted the mighty Manchester United. With 16 minutes on the clock, the Red Devils lead 2-0, through goals from Van Persie and Di Maria. Still, in the first half, Ulloa reduced for the Foxes, who went into the interval losing by 1-2. In the second half, Ander Herrera made 3-1 for United and what seemed decided, changed unexpectedly. Leicester reacted with Nugent, Cambiasso (own-goal), Vardy and Ulloa, again, to certainly drive one of the big upsets in a historic 5-3.


Manchester United 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur (2008/09)

An electrifying turnaround! In the middle of the Old Trafford, Manchester United hosted Tottenham, and with goals from Darren Bent and Luka Modric, the visitors finished the first half ahead with a 2-0 scoreline. However, the show started in the second half. In 22 minutes, the Red Devils not only turned the tables, but they also scored five goals! Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney (each with two goals) and Berbatov completed United’s big win over Tottenham.


West Ham United 3-2 Manchester United (2015/16)

The farewell of a legendary stadium. After 112 years, West Ham played their last game in the Boylen Ground. And what a game! The last opponent was the giant Manchester United. The Hammers finished the first half on a positive note with a goal from Diafra Sackho. In the second half, Anthony Martial scored a brace to surge the visitors ahead 2-1. But with the strength of the fans, who wanted to say goodbye with a victory, West Ham registered a great turnaround with goals from Michail Antonio and Reid.


Blackpool vs Manchester United (2010/11)

With Ryan Giggs’ showdown and Berbatov’s two goals, Manchester United beat modest Blackpool away from home and remained unbeaten in the Premier League. Manchester United started the match 22 games without losing but left the first half losing 2-0 to Blackpool. In the second half, however, Ferguson introduced Ryan Giggs into the match and the Welshman did not disappoint. With beautiful plays and passes, the midfielder led the team and changed the scenario. Berbatov scored twice, and Chicharito Hernandez scored once to turn the game 3-2 in United’s favor.

Jeet Ghosh
Jeet Ghosh
Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with 8 years of experience. Jeet is a sports lover but has special liking for football. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.


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