Liverpool's best last-minute winners in the Premier League era
Liverpool's 96th-minute goal to clinch a 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Sunday was their 28th winner in the 90th minute or later of the Premier League era -- more than any other club.
Here are some of their most memorable.
April 3, 1996 -- 4-3 at home to Newcastle United
Newcastle's implosion in that season's title race owed a little to this classic, which ignited as early as the second minute when Fowler struck. Les Ferdinand and David Ginola made it 2-1 after 10 and 14 minutes respectively, and the tone was set. Each side scored again through Fowler and Asprilla, then up to the plate stepped Stan Collymore. The forward -- then the top flight's record signing at £8.5 million -- hauled Liverpool level in the 68th minute, and his 92nd-minute winner ensured this would feature in discussions debating the best ever Premier League match for years to come.
March 10, 1997 -- 4-3 at home to Newcastle United
The second of two successive, dramatic league clashes with Newcastle at Anfield. Roy Evans' hosts led 3-0 at half-time thanks to Steve McManaman, Patrik Berger and Robbie Fowler, but back came a Newcastle side then managed by Kenny Dalglish. Keith Gillespie's shot squirmed under David James in the Liverpool goal, then came chaos in the 87th and 88th minutes as Faustino Asprilla lobbed James and Warren Barton nutmegged him -- only for Fowler to convert Stig Inge Bjornebye's cross in stoppage time.
Nov. 28, 2004 -- 2-1 at home to Arsenal
Reigning league champions Arsenal -- with Kolo Toure, a future Red, in their lineup -- netted via Patrick Vieira to cancel out Xabi Alonso's opener. This was the Liverpool of Sami Hyypia, Didi Hamann, John Arne Riise, Harry Kewell -- and Neil Mellor, who claimed the late winner here. The following week, Mellor's 80th-minute goal at home to Olympiakos preceded the iconic 86th-minute strike by Steven Gerrard that ensured a passage to the Champions League knockout rounds and ultimately success in Istanbul six months later.
April 10, 2012 -- 3-2 away to Blackburn Rovers
Jordan Henderson, Martin Skrtel and Jon Flanagan featured in this game, during Liverpool's worst run of league results since 1953. Two early Maxi Rodriguez strikes buoyed Dalglish's team but when Flanagan underhit a backpass to keeper Doni -- Pepe Reina was already suspended -- the Brazilian fouled Junior Hoilett and was sent off. The stand-in's stand-in Brad Jones, on his Premier League debut, saved the resulting penalty from Yakubu Aiyegbeni before himself flirting with dismissal, barging Yakubu for another spot kick. Having already pulled a goal back, Yakubu converted, only for Andy Carroll to pounce at the death.
Oct. 19, 2014 - 3-2 away to Queens Park Rangers
The watching England manager Roy Hodgson left this West London encounter a few minutes early, arriving at his nearby home to find he had missed four goals. On two occasions Eduardo Vargas looked to have eked out a point for struggling QPR, netting first in the 87th minute and then, after Philippe Coutinho made it 2-1, in the 92nd. Earlier, Leroy Fer twice hit the bar for QPR, while Mario Balotelli missed an open goal for the Reds. Richard Dunne's own goal had begun the scoring and there were 95 minutes on the clock when his centre-back partner Steven Caulker, later of Liverpool, suffered the same fate to sink the relegation-bound Vargas and Co.
Jan. 23, 2016 - 5-4 away to Norwich City
The day when Jurgen Klopp had his glasses knocked from his face celebrating -- but the smile had earlier been wiped off it by his side's defending as Dieumerci Mbokani, Steven Naismith and Wes Hoolahan had Norwich 3-1 up. Henderson, Roberto Firmino (with his second) and James Milner seemed to have won it for Klopp after all, only for Sebastien Bassong to exploit some set-piece frailty to make it 4-4 after the 90-minute mark. Adam Lallana then produced a winner that saw off both the Canaries and his boss' specs.
Tom is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. Follow him @writertombell.