Top 5 Premier League Upsets in History

Top 5 Premier League Upsets in History

#5 Burnley 1-0 Manchester United (19th August 2009)

It was their first home game in the top flight for thirty-three years and Turf Moor exploded into life when a stunner from Robbie Blake secured a victory over the reigning champions of England.

Having lost 2-0 away to Stoke on their Premier League debut, the Clarets were expected to take the role of the whipping boys for the 09/10 season, but Blake’s goal and a penalty save from David Jensen changed the minds of critics early on. They were still relegated to the Championship, however.

#4 Chelsea 0-3 Sunderland (14th November 2010)

The defending champions faced a Sunderland side that were fiercely beaten 5-1 by bitter rivals Newcastle United just a fortnight earlier, but goals from Nedum Onuoha, Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck handed the Black Cats a convincing victory at Stamford Bridge.

For Chelsea, the loss was a catalyst for their own downfall, which saw Manchester United regain the Premier League title.

#3 Bradford City 1-0 Liverpool (14th May 2000)

The last day of the Premier League is always one for the calendar, and the end of the 99/00 season was no exception. The Bantams were scrapping for a final day survival while Liverpool needed a win to secure a Champions League place.

In the twelfth minute, David Wetherall headed home, giving Paul Jewell and his side another chance to establish themselves in the top flight.

#2 Arsenal 1-2 Hull City (27th September 2008)

The biggest shock of the 08/09 season, trumping Sunderland’s Chelsea triumph, came at the Emirates, where a recently promoted Hull City produced a comeback to beat a high-flying Arsene Wenger side.

A sensational long-range effort from Geovanni and a header from Daniel Cousin was enough to shoot down the Gunners on their own turf.

#1 Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United (21st September 2014)

Despite winning the Premier League last year, nobody expected league newcomers Leicester to beat a Manchester United side filled with superstars such as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao the season before.

The Foxes went 3-1 down early in the second half, but goals from Leonardo Ulloa, David Nugent, Esteban Cambiasso and Jamie Vardy secured one of the greatest comebacks and perhaps the greatest upset in Premier League history.
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