Premier League: 5 best comeback victories of 2018
Premier League, widely regarded as the best league in the world, is very well known for its competitiveness and openness. No game is won on paper and any team has the capacity to pull off a victory on their day against the top sides in the league.
2018 was no different from other years as it gave us several memorable moments and matches to cherish for years to come. The title-winning moment of Manchester City was the highlight of the year, a season in which they dominated the league and hit the 100-point mark.
2018 was filled with thrilling games in which dramatic comebacks were witnessed. The teams pulled off unimaginable turnarounds, much to the delight of their fans and to the dismay of the opposition.
Here are 5 such games in which the winning side completely caught the opposition by surprise by turning the game on its head :
#5 Tottenham Hotspur 5-4 Leicester City (May 13, 2018)
This final game-week fixture of the 2017/18 season turned out to be a goal-fest as the teams shared nine goals between them in which 6 were scored in the second half.
Spurs came from behind twice in the same game to earn a win which secured a third-place finish for them, last season.
Jamie Vardy gave the away side a surprise lead with a glancing header in the 4th minute which was cancelled out by Harry Kane's strike in the 7th minute of the game.
The Foxes restored their lead through Riyad Mahrez in the 16th minute and they further extended it with the help of Iheanacho who unleashed a shot into the top corner in the 47th minute.
The impressive comeback tale of the Spurs started in the 49th minute through Erik Lamela and the scores soon became level, courtesy of an own goal from Christian Fuchs.
Erik Lamela's second goal in the game in 60th minute gave the home side a lead for the first time which was short lived as Jamie Vardy scored his second of the night to equalize for the visitors.
This dramatic game had the perfect climax written to it in the form of Harry Kane who scored the decisive 5th goal for the Spurs in 76th minute to give his side all three points on the final day of the season.