#4) Robin Van Persie vs Aston Villa (2013)
For many years, Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger battled for Premier league glory. One of Wenger’s most potent weapon was Robin Van Persie. However, with Arsenal failing to clinch the league after 2004, Van Persie eventually jumped ship to Manchester United.
Manchester United needed to win the match against Aston Villa to win their 20th Title. This was also the legendary manager’s last year at the helm and his players were desperate to send him out with yet another trophy to his name.
Wayne Rooney sent a long through ball from his own half that found who else but Van Persie. The forward collected on his killer left foot. There was no way he would miss. He didn’t and Ferguson left Old Trafford with yet another Premier League title.
#3) Papiss Cisse vs Chelsea (2012)
This was a nightmare season for Chelsea. No one could have predicted that they would play this poorly. Newcastle United on the other hand, were on a dream run all thanks to January signing Papiss CIsse. The Newcastle legend was absolutely unplayable on the night.
He had already scored a goal to give his side the lead. However, he was far from done. With the match in stoppage time, Cisse received a ball from a throw in. The Senegalese caught Cech out with an outrageous curling attempt from the corner of the box that dipped and looped into the top corner to seal the points and maintain the Magpies’ top-half charge.
Newcastle defied all expectations that season and finished the season at 5th place. Chelsea landed a spot below at 6th place. However, they miraculously won the champions league on Penalties to salvage an embarrassingly poor season.