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10 sporting final day showdowns and deciders

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Lewis Hamilton v Felipe Massa, 2008

Massa thought he’d won the Drivers’ Championship in Brazil, only for Hamilton to pass Timo Glock on the final corner.


Liverpool v Arsenal, 1989

Arsenal had to win by two goals at Anfield to take the title from Liverpool. Michael Thomas’s 89th minute strike did the job.


Manchester City and Manchester United, 2012

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Sergio Aguero’s late winner against QPR gave City the title on goal difference after United beat Sunderland.


England v Australia, 2005

England led the series 2-1 going into the final day of the Fifth Test. Kevin Pietersen’s 158 and Andrew Flintoff’s five-wicket-haul sealed England’s first Ashes series win in 18 years.


San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals, 2014

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With baseball’s World Series locked at 3-3, superb pitcher Madison Bumgarner led Giants to victory.


Europe v USA, Ryder Cup, 2012

The “Miracle at Medinah” saw Europe battle back from 6-10 down to win 14.5-13.5 after the singles.


Ayrton Senna v Alain Prost, 1990

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Prost got a better start but the rivals crashed out at the first corner of the Japanese GP, leaving Senna to be crowned champion.


Barcelona v Atletico Madrid, La Liga, 2014

Atletico led Barcelona by three points when they met in the . Diego Godin salvaged a draw to secure their first title in 18 years.


Saracens v Northampton Saints, Aviva Premiership, 2014

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Twickenham final went to extra time before Saints sealed historic win.


Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier, 1975

With their heavyweight trilogy locked at 1-1, Ali won the classic “Thrilla in Manila”.


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