On this day in 1996 Liverpool played out arguably one of the most exciting Premier League matches of all time, beating Newcastle United 4-3.
Coming up against League title contenders Newcastle, Liverpool looked to have their work cut out for them in this Wednesday evening fixture. The match got off to a flying start with Robbie Fowler scoring in the second minute to give the Reds the lead. However, Newcastle quickly struck back with goals from Les Ferdinand and David Ginola, giving them a 2-1 lead after just 14 minutes.
Roy Evans’ Liverpool pulled themselves level in the second half through another Robbie Fowler goal, though it would be long until Newcastle led again, this time it was Faustino Asprilla scoring to gift the visitors a 3-2 lead on the night. Stan Collymore equalised with little over 20 minutes remaining at it was looking as if the score would remain at 3-3 until the dying seconds of the match. In dramatic fashion Collymore netted his second of the game sending Anfield wild with delirium and leaving Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan distraught on the sidelines after a remarkable comeback saw Liverpool run out 4-3 winners.