Last-Minute Thrillers: Six of the Most Dramatic Late Goals in Football History

A-League Men followers have seen a lot in recent years: doom and gloom about crowds, blank expressions when mentioning watching football, the joy and subsequent loss of seeing young prodigies, accusations of bias, the excitable Irish chatter of Tristan McManus, and so on. Late drama has also become common recently, from Adelaide’s 4-4 draws last season to Wanderers and Macarthur’s differing fortunes this season. This has brought memories of dramatic late goals from old games, including Thomas’ goal for Arsenal against Liverpool in 1989, and Solksjaer’s goal for Manchester United against Bayern Munich 10 years later in 1999. Another dramatic moment was Paul Reid’s goal for Wollongong Wolves in the 2000 NSL Grand Final, then Ferran Corominas’ goal for Espanyol against Real Sociedad in the 2006 game, and finally Andrés Iniesta’s 2009 goal for Barcelona against Chelsea.