Three best comebacks of the Premier League season so far

Aguero at the Etihad against QPR, Newcastle’s incredible four-goal comeback over Arsenal – which is the most iconic comeback? There have been some incredible comebacks in the history of the Premier League so far.

Here are the top 3 comebacks of the 2019-20 season so far.

Tottenham vs Aston Villa

Tottenham’s former boss Mauricio Pochettino was in charge as the Londoners found themselves 1-0 down to the promoted visitors after just nine minutes. Spurs failed to haul themselves level before the half-time whistle and headed into the dressing room with just a single shot on target from eight attempts.

As Tottenham pushed, and probed – looking for any way through Aston Villa – a lonely figure stood at the opposite end of their vast new home. Christian Eriksen had been warming up and watching on for a while when eventually, at 1-0 down with half an hour to play, Pochettino had seen enough. Eriksen came on but Aston Villa were defending brilliantly.

But then Tanguy Ndombele found the perfect time to remind his manager why the club signed him. The Frenchman’s Premier League debut had been a mixed one until the ball dropped his way on the edge of the box with 17 minutes remaining.

In an instant, all was forgotten. With the help of a deflection off Tyrone Mings, Ndombele curled beyond Tom Heaton to haul Tottenham level. Their most expensive player had wrestled Spurs back into the game and then their most clinical striker did the rest.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Aston Villa
Harry Kane helped Spurs beat Villa 3-1 (Image credit: Getty)

Harry Kane had also been quiet until Jack Grealish, the captain who had led Villa back to the top-flight, was unforgivably dispossessed by Erik Lamela just outside his own box. The Argentine’s shot was blocked and fell to Kane eight yards out. And as he does often, he scored a clinical goal. By the end of the game, Kane added his second with a fine finish from the edge of the area.

Spurs eventually rallied from being a goal down at half-time to beat Villa 3-1.

Leicester vs Tottenham

James Maddison’s stunning late strike secured a 2-1 comeback victory for Leicester City over Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs swarmed over the hosts early on, with Son shooting wide in the third minute after being set up by Lamela. They stole the lead with an amazing breakthrough by Kane. The striker scored the goal for his club but it was unlike any of his others. It originated in a pass by Lamela to Son, who backheeled into the path of Kane.

A shunt in the back from the retreating Caglar Söyöncü unbalanced Kane, who was falling as he beat Jonny Evans at the edge of the area. He was practically horizontal as Kasper Schmeichel rushed out to meet him but the striker’s instinct overrode any inclination to claim a penalty and he instead brought down his right leg on the ball in a chopping motion, hitting it into the ground and over the goalkeeper. It was a marvellous improvisation.

Serge Aurier appeared to have put Spurs 2-0 up in the 64th minute, only for his goal to be declared offside. Five minutes later, Leicester were level. Jamie Vardy got in down the left and his cross fell to Ricardo Pereira to finish.

Leicester City's Ricardo Pereira celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates as Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose 
Leicester managed to stun Spurs (Image credit: Getty)

Both teams generated further chances before Maddison collected a pass from Hamza Choudhury and lashed a low shot past Gazzaniga from over 20 yards and completed the dramatic turnaround.

Leicester vs Everton

Leicester produced another improbable Premier League comeback with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Everton.

Everton were leading at half-time after Richarlison headed in powerfully from Djibril Sidibe’s cross, although Leicester had a penalty rightly ruled out by VAR after Ben Chilwell went down in a challenge with Mason Holgate.

Silva’s side were pulled back after 68 minutes when Jamie Vardy arrived unmarked at the back post to steer in Iheanacho’s effort as it flew across the face of the goal.

Leicester late winner vs Everton; Ljungberg starts with draw
Leicester won the game in extra-time against Everton (Image credit: Getty)

Both teams looked for the winner as substitutes were brought on. But deep into stoppage time, Iheanacho pounced on a pass by Ricardo Pereira and put the ball into the net but it was ruled offside. Upon consultation with the VAR, however, the video assistant referee system allowed the goal and inflicted the cruellest of blows on Everton.


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