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5 greatest Boxing day fixtures in Premier League history

Keyur Prabhu
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#4 Coventry City 3-2 Arsenal, 1999

Robbie Keane Coventry City
Robbie Keane’s potential came to the fore ina riveting encounter

After Manchester United’s historic treble-winning season, the onus was on Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal to make a comeback and win back the title. Although there was a 7 point difference between Arsenal and Manchester United by Christmas, Arsenal had come back from a 13 point deficit to win the league only 2 years ago. 

Arsenal were up against Coventry City who were struggling to stay up in the division. Coventry quickly built up a 2 goal lead but Freddie Ljungberg fired up a comeback goal in 67th minute. Coventry’s Robbie Keane doubled their lead only 5 minutes later. David Suker’s goal resulted in tense final minutes but some heroic defending saved the day for Coventry. 

Arsenal never really recovered from this upset that season. Manchester United won the league by a record 18 points against the second-placed Gunners. 

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