There is nothing worse than sitting through a 0-0. The Premier League has its fair share of boring matches, just ask Manchester United fans. These scorelines would give Jose Mourinho nightmares.
Once in a while, we are treated to a match where the goals just keep coming and for a change, we get our money’s worth.
The following games delivered and then some but it is incredibly rare, all you have to do is look at the odds for over 9.5 goals to know how often it happens. In fact, most of the time there isn’t even an option for that many goals.
It will happen again, let’s hope we are watching.
Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle (2012)
A rare hat-trick from Theo Walcott, a brace from Olivier Giroud and goals from Oxlade Chamberlin and Lucas Podolski put Newcastle to the sword in some style on a cold wet December night.
The scoreline certainly flattered Arsenal, the score was 3-3 on the 70th minute before Arsenal scored 4 late goals to render Sylvain Marveux’s goal and Demba Ba’s double insignificant.
Tottenham 9-1 Wigan (2009)
After a fairly tame first half consisting of a single goal, nobody could have predicted the 9 goal second half.
Jermaine Defoe scored 5 of Tottenham’s 9 goals including a 7 minute hat-trick to crown a ridiculously entertaining second half. Defoe’s 5 goals in a single game is still a record shared with the likes of Alan Shearer and Sergio Aguero.
Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal (2011)
Most Man United fans would have been happy to scrape a win with the lineup Sir Alex put out on that warm August evening. What happened next will haunt Arsenal fans forever.
In a 17 minute second half spell, Man Utd scored 5 goals to embarrass the Gunners after a fairly even first half.
A Rooney hat-trick and doubles from Welbeck and Young secured a stunning victory for The Red Devils.
Tottenham 6-4 Reading (2007)
An even game that could have gone either way, the 6-4 at White Hart Lane is a Premier League classic.
Malbranque equalised in the 76th minute to make it 4-4 but late goals from Defoe and Berbatov (who helped himself to 4) secured a classic win for Spurs but credit must also go to Reading who played their part in an absolute barnstormer.
West Brom 5-5 Manchester United (2013)
The highest scoring draw in Premier League history is a corker of the highest order.
United raced into a 3-0 lead before West Brom made it 3-2, a young Romelu Lukaku scored a hat-trick and helped secure a late draw after Man Utd had forged ahead to 5-2.
The story of the game wasn’t even the score, this was Sir Alex Fergusons last ever game as Manchester United manager. What a way to sign off.
Portsmouth 7-4 Reading (2007)
This game is the highest scoring ever in The Premier League and had an incredible 9 different scorers.
Reading make a second appearance on our list bettering their 6-4 loss to Spurs a few months earlier. This was a classic case of two poor defences and half decent attacks colliding to spew out a goal every 8 minutes. Thrilling stuff.