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10 greatest upsets in English Premier League history

If there's anything we've learned throughout English Premier League history, it's that on any given day, we can witness some of the most unlikeliest of results to go down. Such has been the case time and time again, as we've witnessed some truly incredible EPL upsets. 

Keeping that in mind, which stunning results have been the craziest? In this piece, we take a look at the 10 greatest upsets in English Premier League history.  

Watford takes down eventual Premier League champs Liverpool in 2020

The scenes were sublime at Vicarage Road. During their 2019-20 season where the club looked unstoppable throughout the year, Liverpool scored 99 points and only lost three matches. In the unlikeliest of outcomes, one of those defeats came to Watford, a club which ended up getting relegated at the end of the campaign. 

Two goals from Ismaila Sarr and another strike from Troy Deeney buried LFC 3-0. It was one of the craziest upsets in the Premier League in recent years, no question. 

Hull City with an unforgettable win at the Emirates Stadium in 2008

Do you believe in miracles? That's exactly what Hull City fans had to be asking themselves in 2008 when they defeated Arsenal on the road at the Emirates Stadium. Trailing 1-0, goals from Geovanni Cousin and Daniel Cousin in the second half powered HC to the improbable victory. 

Sunderland with a tremendous night against Chelsea in 2010

Who thought Sunderland had a chance in this one? Going up against reigning champs Chelsea in 2010, Sunderland took down the Blues 3-0 in convincing fashion. The defeat proved to be costly for Chelsea FC, as they finished in second that season and watched Manchester United lift the trophy. 

Dwight Gayle blows Liverpool right out of the title picture in 2014

No one will ever forget the night Dwight Gayle and Crystal Palace broke Liverpool hearts everywhere in London. With LFC in need of a win to keep their championship hopes alive, the Reds found themselves up 3-0, with the three points basically in their pockets. 

However, they absolutely blew it, as Crystal Palace came all the way back to tie things up at 3-3, needing eight minutes late in this contest to even the score. While CP didn't win the game, it's a monster upset because LFC was up 3-0, and the costly result basically gifted Manchester City the title. Liverpool fans still have nightmares thinking about this draw. 

Burnley is too much for Manchester United in 2009

It had been a long 33 years for Burnley fans to wait for another home top-flight match, but they got their wish in 2009 against Manchester United. Believe it or not, Burnley came away with a 1-0 victory over United, who had just won the Premier League the season before. Congrats to anyone who bet on Burnley to win that match. 

Leicester City comes from behind to shock Manchester United in 2014

In this match, things looked like they were all over, with Manchester United up 3-1 over Leicester City. However, the Foxes refused to quit and scored four unanswered goals to stun United with a 5-3 victory. Leicester City had just been moved up to the Premiership. What a result for them.  

Shaun Wright-Phillips upsets his former club Chelsea FC in 2013 while with QPR

Talk about making your former team really miss you! In 2013, Shaun Wright-Phillips, a former Chelsea FC player, suited up for QPR against his former club. The Blues were overwhelming favorites to win. However, a Wright-Phillips goal late in the second half gave QPR the massive 1-0 upset over Chelsea. 

Bradford City stuns Liverpool to stay in the Premiership in 2000

With Bradford City on the verge of being relegated to the Championship, they needed a result against Liverpool at home to keep them above water. In dramatic fashion, they recorded a stunning 1-0 victory to keep them in the PL for one more season. No one, and we mean no one saw this coming. 

Crystal Palace enjoys an incredible 3-2 win against Manchester City in 2018

Taking down Manchester City during the 2018-19 season was nearly impossible, as the club captured yet another English Premier League title. However, Crystal Palace proved they weren't perfect, as the London side traveled to the Etihad Stadium and left Manchester with a 3-2 win, highlighted by Andros Townsend's unforgettable strike from 30 yards out. 

Arsenal loses to West Brom at home in 2010

With Arsene Winger and Arsenal sitting in second place of the Premier League table in 2010, the team hosted West Brom in a match everyone figured they'd handle with ease. However, the opposite was the case, as newly-promoted West Brom took down the Gunners 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium. Unreal. 

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