Feb 05, 2004, 08:25 AM
This game deserves its own thread!
After watching the Dutch cup quarter finals ( FC Twente kicked out Feyenoord [dance]) , I zapped on to the BBC. I jumped in at the 3-1 replay.
What a match! KK couldn't believe it afterwards.
Feb 05, 2004, 08:57 AM
Incredible match! I still don't how it was possible.
Feb 05, 2004, 10:02 AM
I was watching it live. :p
My dad is a Man City fan and I phoned him when the score reached 3-3. My mum said that he couldnt stand it any more and had shut himself in a cupboard!!
Incredible game. Man City ran and ran and ran - and deserved to win. They held the ball and pressed Spurs into making mistakes. The turning point in hindsight was the incredible double save by the City keeper - pushing a free kick onto the bar then getting up to block the header. His debut too.
Feb 05, 2004, 10:22 AM
I'd even put that double save to the back of my mind...another highlight was the look on Sun Jihai's face when they got to 3-3. Just a happy, stunned, delirious kind of glossy-eyed wonderment.
Then Macken's header just hung in the air...
Feb 05, 2004, 10:40 AM
From the Guardian:
Great FA Cup comebacks (http://football.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,9753,629050,00.html)
Feb 05, 2004, 11:19 AM
I remember ManU being 3-0 down to Spurs and winning 5-3 but they were expected to win at the time and it wasnt so big a deal. Man City have had an awful run recently. They were down to 10 men and it seemd they would be humiliated in the second half. Then they come out with all guns blazing and win.
Finest comeback ever in my book.
Feb 06, 2004, 12:03 PM
i found another good come Back and it involves Charlton :D
The team that I think made the greatest comeback of all time started their recovery much later. In December 1957 Charlton were 5-1 down at home to Huddersfield Town with 26 minutes left to play. They had been reduced to 10 men because Derek Ufton had gone to hospital with a dislocated shoulder in the days before substitutes and yet they went on to win 7-6.
Half the crowd had walked out at 5-1 but a left-sided player called Johnny Summers got five goals with his weaker right foot. After Charlton went 6-5 ahead, Huddersfield equalised but Charlton won the match in the last minute.
Feb 06, 2004, 12:50 PM
Some interesting betting results from the game:
Feb 13, 2004, 02:41 PM
Werder Bremen-Anderlecht for the 93/94 Champions League was also great, but I think Hitro knows it better than I do. In that year the game that I normally have in mind is Werder Bremen-FC Porto. :D