Five memorable Manchester City v Liverpool matches
#1 Premier League - May 1996, Manchester City 2 Liverpool 2
Before the money rolled in, City were known as a club always likely to shoot themselves in the foot - as they did on the final day of the 1995-96 season.
City needed to do better than Southampton and Coventry City to survive but all looked lost when a Steve Lomas own goal and an Ian Rush strike left them 2-0 down.
A spirited fightback saw Uwe Rosler and Kit Symons reply before the game turned to near farce. With erroneous news filtering around that Coventry were losing, City manager Alan Ball instructed his side to waste time.
Lomas was playing keep ball near the corner flag when the recently substituted Niall Quinn ran out of the tunnel to tell his teammates that Coventry were not losing. It sparked a desperate and futile attempt for a late winner.
City went down on goal difference and ended up dropping to the third tier two years later before starting their meteoric rise.