FeatureKop 10: Memorable Premier League stoppage-time winners

By Joe Urquhart


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On the anniversary of Liverpool's iconic 4-3 victory over Newcastle United in 1995-96 (April 3), relive 10 of the best Premier League stoppage-time winners by the Reds.

Stan Collymore v Newcastle (90+2) – 1995-96

A true Premier League classic.

Collymore’s thunderous drive in the second minute of added time has been replayed on countless occasions with Liverpool stealing the points in a game that ebbed and flowed.

Anfield witnessed one of the greatest top-flight matches as the Reds led and trailed within the first 15 minutes; equalised and fell behind again in the second half; and were still the ones to triumph 4-3 courtesy of a dramatic Collymore double.

Neil Mellor (90+2) v Arsenal – 2004-05

This was a goal worthy of winning any football match.

Neil Mellor – an Academy product making only his second Premier League start – rifled a laser-like finish into the bottom corner of Arsenal’s net from long range at the Kop end to seal a 2-1 victory over the reigning champions.

“It was magical for me – the best part of it all was to share it with the Kop,” Mellor later told Liverpoolfc.com about the goal.

“You want to score that winning moment. As a young player at the Academy, I was always thinking that I want to score a winning goal, but to do it at the Kop end in the last minute against a top side – that made it even more special.”

Dirk Kuyt (90+2) v Everton – 2007-08

A pressure spot-kick to settle the 206th Merseyside derby.

Dirk Kuyt netted many crucial goals during his Liverpool career but his two efforts from 12 yards across Stanley Park have lived especially long in the memory.

It was the Dutchman’s second penalty of the day, which came in added time, that gave the Reds the points and their travelling supporters huge delight.

Yossi Benayoun (90+2) v Fulham – 2008-09

A vital goal that kept up Liverpool’s pursuit of the Premier League title.

Craven Cottage was the venue and Yossi Benayoun the hero in the capital as his high drive from the right side of the box snatched a 1-0 victory for Rafael Benitez’s charges.

The Israeli was a late substitute in the encounter as the visitors toiled for a breakthrough and boy did he make his presence felt in the final throes.

Adam Lallana (90+5) v Norwich City – 2015-16

A bonkers goal and a bonkers celebration to end an utterly bonkers game.

Such was the drama at Carrow Road, Jürgen Klopp’s glasses were broken on the touchline amid the scenes of elation that followed the deciding moment.

The Canaries had themselves equalised in the second minute of injury time and a 4-4 draw was seemingly set to be the result of a match that went back and forth throughout.

But Adam Lallana’s finish – which was struck into the ground before bouncing high into the net – concluded the chaos with early evidence of the mentality being fostered by new boss Klopp.

“I have a second pair of glasses, but I can’t find them! It’s really difficult looking for glasses without glasses,” he quipped post-match.

Sadio Mane (90+4) v Everton – 2016-17

This 1-0 win over the Blues was an early Christmas present for Reds supporters.

A scrappy affair in the Merseyside derby was settled by Sadio Mane in the fourth minute of added time at Goodison Park.

The Senegalese attacker was in the right place at the right time to turn the ball home from close range after a Daniel Sturridge effort struck the post.

“Mane’s scoring…”

Divock Origi (90+6) v Everton – 2018-19

This list, of course, required the presence of Divock Origi.

The former Liverpool striker rightly earned himself a reputation for late goals, and goals against Everton in particular.

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In the 232nd Merseyside derby the game was settled 1-0 in bizarre fashion, which caused Klopp to go wandering onto the pitch.

Virgil van Dijk’s half-volley ballooned up into the air and was seemingly heading out of play until the ball came down off the crossbar and was suddenly nudged into the net by Origi.

Cue bedlam at Anfield.

Alisson Becker (90+5) v West Bromwich Albion – 2020-21

The first and only competitive goal from a Liverpool goalkeeper on record.

An incredible moment that will be replayed for years and years to come. When Alisson Becker sprinted forward in the fifth minute of added time there wasn’t much left for him to achieve in a Liverpool shirt.

That was until he met Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner ball to make the game 2-1 with a glancing header any former Reds No.9 would have been proud of.

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Diogo Jota (90+4) v Tottenham Hotspur – 2022-23

The calmest man in the stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur’s celebrations had barely calmed after Richarlison scored three minutes into stoppage time to make it 3-3 from three goals down.

But Liverpool promptly went back up the other end and Diogo Jota arrowed a low finish home to ensure a sweet sign-off to another Anfield thriller.

Darwin Nunez (90+9) v Nottingham Forest – 2023-24

The latest winning goal in Liverpool’s history.

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. The City Ground was the scene only last month as Darwin Nunez netted in minute 99 to grab an incredible 1-0 victory.

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Alexis Mac Allister’s dinked cross into the box was a last throw of the dice with the encounter in stalemate, and Nunez leapt to guide a downward header home and secure three important points.



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