Ranking the top comebacks in the 2023/24 Premier League season

06 April 2024 1873
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There have already been numerous thrilling comebacks in the Premier League this season.

The extension of added time even for small in-game interruptions has led to a rise in late goals and last-minute reversals. Such drama is what makes the game exciting.

Listed here are the most impressive turnarounds this season, ranked by how entertaining and last-minute they were.

Our list begins with the draws, they aren't technically comebacks, but were still nail-biting. Manchester City seemed to have their home game against Crystal Palace under control, leading 2-0 with just 15 minutes of regular time remaining. However, mistakes allowed Jean-Philippe Mateta to bring Palace level, before Michael Olise converted a 95th-minute penalty due to Phil Foden fouling Palace's initial scorer. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.

A few weeks earlier, City was held to a draw by another penalty at Chelsea. Cole Palmer, in his first season at Stamford Bridge after leaving Etihad Stadium, scored the equalizer from a 12-yard spot on 95 minutes, after Rodri seemed to have secured the game for City only minutes earlier. The game culminated in a 4-4 draw.

Coming to victories, the first case is not as late compared to others in this compilation, but is notable nevertheless. In their rescheduled game in March, Bournemouth was 3-0 down to Luton at half-time but made a fantastic comeback to win 4-3, with Antoine Semenyo completing the comeback on 83 minutes.

West Ham missed a golden opportunity to inch closer towards four consecutive seasons of European football when they squandered a 3-1 lead at Newcastle. A debatable penalty by Alexander Isak decreased the gap to one goal on 77 minutes before Harvey Barnes equalized six minutes later. In the closing minute of regular time, Barnes added another goal to secure a 4-3 victory for Newcastle.

Liverpool managed to pull off a comeback after being down 1-0 and playing with ten men for most of the game in their early-season encounter against Newcastle. Darwin Nunez scored goals on the 81st and 93rd minutes to secure a 2-1 victory for Liverpool.

Liverpool's home game against Fulham was not as straightforward as one would presume. Although Bobby De Cordova-Reid put Fulham ahead 3-2 on 80 minutes, Liverpool managed to score twice more. Wataru Endo equalized on 87 minutes, and Trent Alexander-Arnold scored the winning goal soon after. Liverpool won the game 4-3.

Tottenham, under Ange Postecoglou, had started season 2023/24 brightly, but suffered some drawbacks, the most significant being a 4-1 loss to Chelsea. However, they took an early lead against Wolves through Brennan Johnson. Nevertheless, the hosts leveled and then went ahead due to goals from Pablo Sarabia on 91 minutes and Mario Lemina on 97. Wolves won 2-1.

In an extraordinary face-off - Manchester United led Arsenal 2-1 after 89 minutes only to lose 3-2. Alejandro Garnacho's potential winner was denied by VAR for an extremely tight offside call. Arsenal capitalized on this and scored twice in stoppage for a 3-2 win, with the goals coming from Declan Rice on 96 minutes and Gabriel Jesus on 101.

The only time such an affair worked in United's favor was in their game against Brentford. Scott McTominay scored in the 93rd and 97th minutes to overturn Mathias Jensen's first-half goal for Brentford. This allowed United to snatch a victory at Old Trafford 2-1.

Tottenham fought off the dreaded Manager-of-the-Month curse in some style back in September.Postecoglou's young side were heading to a frustrating 1-0 loss at home to struggling Sheffield United, whose incessant time-wasting saw 12 minutes added on at the end of the 90.Spurs made the most of them, with Richarlison heading in a 98th-minute equaliser and Dejan Kulusevski providing the 100th-minute winner.Tottenham 2-1 Sheffield United: Player ratings as Spurs seal win with two stoppage-time goals

Kulusevski's strike in September completed the latest comeback in Premier League history, but this record was broken in April by Chelsea in their 4-3 win at home to United.The Blues squandered their early two-goal lead and trailed 3-2 heading into added time at the end of the second half, only for Palmer to equalise from the penalty spot in the 100th minute and then snatch the win in the 101st.Chelsea 4-3 Man Utd: Player ratings as Palmer scores in 100th and 101st minutes