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Top 10: Greatest Premier League comebacks - 5 - Newcastle 4-3 leicester

22 Mar 2012 09:44:57

Top 10: Greatest Premier League comebacks - 5 - Newcastle 4-3 leicester

Newcastle re-invigorated their Premier League title challenge in spectacular style against Leicester City in February 1997.

The Magpies went into the break with a half-time lead, after Robbie Elliott put them ahead after 2 minutes.

Despite total domination from Newcastle, Leicester turned the game on its head after Matt Elliott headed in a 55th minute equaliser.

Steve Claridge and Emile Heskey stunned the St. James' Park crowd with second half goals to give the Foxes a surprising 3-1 lead.

After David Ginola was brought down on the edge of the area, the previously anonymous Alan Shearer smashed in the free-kick.

The Geordie favourite scored an unlikely equaliser with seven minutes remaining, before he latched onto a Lee Clark cross to win the game for Newcastle in injury time.


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