It really has been an unpredictable season, and it's not over yet. Last year surely the best game was Newcastle's stunning comeback from four goals down to draw 4-4 against Arsenal. 2011/12 has had some pretty memorable moments of its own, and here they are...
Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Half an hour into this game, Arsenal looked dead and buried. A shift in power in North London was almost complete, the gap between the two teams would have moved to 13 points. Arsenal, who had just lost 4-0 to AC Milan and been knocked out of the FA Cup by Sunderland, faced seeing their season going up in smoke. Then the cavalry came. Bacary Sagna attacked a cross to score a rare goal and Robin van Persie curled in an equaliser to see the sides go in level at the break. Theo Walcott struck twice in the second half as Arsenal demolished Spurs 5-2, leaving Harry Redknapp's men wondering what had happened. The comeback didn't stop there, Tottenham had cracked. Arsenal overhauled them in the league and sit above them in third place. The match even inspired a close comeback against AC Milan, with Arsenal just falling short 3-0 winners on the night.
Chelsea v Napoli
A week after Arsenal's gallant effort against Milan, Chelsea showed them how it was done. They had lost the first leg 3-1 in Naples, with a horrific defensive showing which sadly will sum up Andre Villas-Boas reign at the Bridge. With Roberto di Matteo in charge for the second leg, the squad had begun to believe again. Didier Drogba rolled back the years with a vintage performance, with veterans John Terry and Frank Lampard also scoring within the 90. Napoli hit a goal of their own to take the tie to extra-time. With penalties looming Branislav Ivanovic strode up the pitch to meet a cross and crash it into the net, sending the home fans wild. It was the turning point in Chelsea's season. Who would have thought after the first leg they would now be in the Champions League Final after defeating Barcelona?
QPR 3-2 Liverpool
Liverpool have had some real miserable moments in their season, but up until the 77th minute of this clash it had looked like being one of their better nights. They took the lead through a spectacular Sebastien Coates scissor kick which Dirk Kuyt doubled. Shaun Derry hit what should have been a consolation with 13 minutes to go, but Liverpool just folded. Former player Djibril Cisse was on hand to head home an equaliser, before Jamie Mackie struck an injury time winner to humiliate Kenny Dalglish's men, and give QPR a much needed lift in their battle to avoid relegation.
Fabrice Muamba comes back from the dead. Sort of tops the lot put together doesn't it. Doctors described the Bolton Wanderers midfielder's recovery to full health as a 'miracle'. His heart stopped beating for 78 minutes after he collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane, a moment that stunned football across the world. It was one of those moments that saw the football world come together and put aside rivalry, with his former colleagues from Ashley Cole to Thierry Henry visiting him in hospital. He was at the Reebok last night to make an emotional comeback on the pitch to salute the crowd as Tottenham took on his Bolton side. Simply incredible.
Swansea 4-4 Wolves
Wolves would have loved Terry Connor to lead them to a comeback in their survival fight, but that was an ask too far. The achievement of the side last Saturday was still most remarkable. Playing for the first time since their relegation, they went 3-0 down away to Swansea within 20 minutes, and it was looking like another long, miserable, and chastening afternoon. As relegated sides often do, they began playing without fear and with freedom. Steven Fletcher pulled one back, before Michael Kightly and Matt Jarvis (2) completed the unlikely comeback.
Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United
Chelsea taking a three goal lead over Manchester United was looking like the brightest point of Andre Villas-Boas' Chelsea experiment. What he may have counted on, but could not counter, was Manchester United's determination not to be beaten. A Jonny Evans own goal had given Chelsea the lead going into half time, and a minute later Juan Mata smashed home an incredible volleyed equaliser. 10 minutes later David Luiz rose highest to head home a free-kick. Then the United comeback started, courtesy of a Wayne Rooney penalty, the first of his two goals. With six minutes to go substitute Javier Hernandez climbed to head in a Ryan Giggs cross and take the score to 3-3 and wipe the smile from Villas-Boas face.
Barring a late and even more sudden collapse, Manchester City overhauling their more experienced rivals has been an impressive feat. In some ways this has as much to do with Manchester United chucking it away as them pouncing, but you can't argue with their dominant victory on Monday night. After their loss to Arsenal, it had seemed that they were down and out. It would have been easy for City to fall apart further, but Carlos Tevez had other ideas. He was handed a starting role and forged a crucial partnership with Sergio Aguero, led them to 4-0 and 6-1 wins over West Brom and Norwich, before setting up Samir Nasri's clincher against Wolves. United on the other hand let slip a lead which will haunt them for years. They lost to Wigan and allowed Everton to launch a comeback of their own, from 4-2 down to draw 4-4 and cost them a crucial two points. The way this season is going there may be another twist or two still to come, United will hope so.
Which ones have we missed?
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