Since its inception in 1992, the FA Premier League has provided countless games of high drama, entertainment, joy and despair.
The self-titled “Greatest league in the world” has been a bastion of quality, excitement, controversy and emotion with the drama at the bottom of the table often proving more alluring than events at the top.
Staying in the Premier League is the main priority for every club that starts out each campaign, with the vast riches and global profile offered by the competition meaning failure to do so could signal financial disaster for previously well-run clubs.
And so it has proved, with the likes of Portsmouth and Leeds United’s dramatic fall from grace illustrating how perilous relegation can be for a club.
Read on for a recap of some of the more dramatic last-day relegation escapes of the Premier League era.