It might shock you, however the Premier League’s high and backside golf equipment dealing with one another isn’t such an everyday incidence.
When Norwich host Liverpool on Saturday night time – reside on talkSPORT – it will likely be the 36th contest between the theoretical worst and finest sides within the division.
The Canaries will fancy their probabilities in opposition to Jurgen Klopp’s males, regardless of their rampant march to the title.
Their opponents may be undefeated however they’ve regarded weaker in latest weeks and Daniel Farke’s aspect have already shocked a couple of of the large boys this season, regardless of their lowly place.
Manchester Metropolis had been early victims, dropping 3-2 in September, whereas Tottenham, Leicester, and Arsenal have all been held to attracts additionally.
However how usually do workforce no.20 topple the league leaders within the English high flight?
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Nicely, within the 35 matches for the reason that Premier League period started, there have been 25 wins for the membership in first place.
There have been some shocks, nevertheless, with six attracts and 4 wins for the aspect propping up the desk.
So, who’re the golf equipment who’ve offered the most important upsets? talkSPORT.com appears on the outcomes and the way the edges did after their assembly?
March 9, 1993: Oldham 1-Zero Manchester United
Up till this sport, the Latics had been having a horrible season.
Simply seven wins and 6 attracts noticed them languishing on the backside within the Premier League’s inaugural marketing campaign. Then Man United rolled into city.
A single Neil Adams header put the hosts forward and regardless that United hit the bar via Brian McClair, the three factors had been gained on a muddy pitch.
It sparked pandemonium within the stands with supporters going wild as their heroes walked off the pitch.
It set off a surprising run of type too, as they gained 5 and drew three of their remaining 11 video games, together with a victory over title challengers Aston Villa.
United, in the meantime, nonetheless gained the title however had been actually rattled by the loss – drawing their subsequent three video games in opposition to Villa, Man Metropolis and Arsenal earlier than a run of seven straight wins to seal glory.
January 17, 2004: Wolves 1-Zero Manchester United
Wolves, of their first ever Premier League season, weren’t having fun with life within the top-flight from the get-go.
A 5-1 loss to Blackburn of their first sport of the marketing campaign was an indication of issues to return
However come January, it was New Yr, New Wolves – and after a 2-Zero loss to Charlton they delivered an enormous blow to United’s title hopes because the Pink Devils battled with Arsenal for the title.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s aspect had simply hit high spot once they travelled to Molineux and it ought to have been a straight ahead victory.
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Possibilities had been missed by the Pink Devils however then Rio Ferdinand – in his final sport earlier than an eight-month ban – went off injured.
Wes Brown changed him and nearly instantly slipped on the pitch, permitting Kenny Miller to stride ahead and strike the ball past Tim Howard.
Wolves nonetheless went down however the defeat was the beginning of Manchester United’s capitulation.
They’d lose one other six video games, whereas Arsenal shut up store and did not lose a single one, securing their ‘Invincibles’ title.
November 2008 – Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool
The one approach was up for Spurs after simply two factors from eight video games.
We gained’t bore you with the main points of Harry Redknapp’s best triumph however when the Reds rolled into city they’d had an distinctive begin to the marketing campaign.
Eight wins in 10 video games had them in pole place and a Dirk Kuyt strike after three minutes had them forward at White Hart Lane.
However a Jamie Carragher personal aim obtained Spurs again on stage phrases and because the sport moved into added time they discovered the again of the online once more.
A parried David Bentley shot discovered Darren Bent and Roman Pavlyuchenko fantastically flicked his move throughout the field.
Spurs ended up ending eighth, regardless of the horrible begin, whereas Liverpool had been left to rue the loss – one among simply two that they had all season within the Premier League – as they completed second to Manchester United.
February 5, 2011: Wolves 2-1 Manchester United
The Pink Devils had been as soon as once more nicely on their method to a Premier League title and hadn’t misplaced a single sport within the marketing campaign.
A Nani aim after three minutes regarded prefer it had put them on the street to a different victory.
Wolves had different concepts although with George Elokobi heading house after a rapidly taken nook caught United chilly.
After which simply earlier than half-time Kevin Doyle headed house a Nenad Milijas free-kick to present them a wild win.
Wolves’ victory was very important and so they ended up staying within the Premier League by only a single level, whereas Manchester United had been barely moved by the loss, claiming the title by 9 factors.