5 clubs who choked in the Premier League title race

  • A rundown of five clubs who blew away leads at the top of the Premier League.
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Modified 05 Mar 2019, 01:31 IST

#4 Arsenal 2007/2008

Birmingham v Arsenal - Premier League
Birmingham v Arsenal - Premier League

Arsenal features once again on the list, following their spectacular collapse in the 2007/2008 season.

The Gunners began the campaign without the services of their talismanic striker Thierry Henry who transferred to Barcelona in the summer.

Arsenal started the season very strongly, going top of the league by September, while they were undefeated for the first 15 matches of the season until a 2-1 away loss to Middlesbrough in December.

The Gunners continued with their impressive form, winning four of their next five matches to consolidate their spot on top of the league until they faced Birmingham at St Andrews.

The match became infamous for Martin Taylor's horror tackle on Eduardo Silva which left the Croat with a broken fibula and open dislocation and ensured he never remained the same player. The match ended in a 2-2 draw and scenes of William Gallas's tantrums at full time where he sat alone in the middle of the field gave a foreboding of what was to follow.

The Gunners drew their next three matches consecutively in the league and followed those up with a loss to Chelsea which saw Wenger's men drop into third place.

Arsenal led the league from 15th September to 15th March and during their amazing run were widely believed to be the most consistent team in the league. However, the psychological impact of witnessing Eduardo's horrific injury saw them lose their grip on top spot and end the season in third place.

Published 05 Mar 2019, 01:31 IST
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