What have been the biggest upsets in Premier League history?

The usual suspects are battling it out for Premier League glory this season, as Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are the teams to beat.

Tottenham Hotspur are also in the mix and while there has yet to be a big upset this season, these teams have all been partial to slipping up against teams of a lower stature throughout the years.

Sheffield United 6 Tottenham Hotspur 0, March 1993

Spurs look rejueventated under Ange Postecoglou and they could upset the apple cart this season as a bet on Premier League ouright market sees them sitting at odds of 10/1 to win their first Premier League crown.
Towards the end of the 1992/93 season however, they suffered one of their heaviest defeats of all time, shipping six goals against Sheffield United.

The Blades were in the bottom four at the time, yet goals from Franz Carr, Brian Deane and Paul Rogers, along with two from Ian Bryson and an own goal by Andrew Gray, saw the North Londoners suffer an embarrasing loss.
They have had a fair few poor results since, yet with regards to the Premier League era, this has to go down as one of the low points.

Manchester United 8 Arsenal 2, August 2011

Arsenal are on the cusp of glory under Mikel Arteta and a bet on football sees the Gunners as 9/2 second favourties behind City as they look to claim their first league title since 2003/04.

Rewind back to August 2011 however and the club were in turmoil. Arsene Wenger had failed to lead them to a trophy since 2005 and with a visit to Old Trafford to play the current league holders, nobody gave them much of a chance.

An 8-2 defeat was certainly not in the script, however, as the North London side were ravaged by a United side in cruise control.

A 3-1 halftime deficit was bad, but it was nothing compared to the events of the next 45 minutes. A further five goals were scored, with Wayne Rooney securing his hattrick, and it remains one of Arsenal's worst ever defeats.

Bradford 1 Liverpool 0, May 2000

From 1990 until 2020, Liverpool went 30 years without a league title. Everything changed the moment Jurgen Klopp strolled through the doors at Anfield in 2015 and the club have enjoyed their best period since the 1980s.

One of their lowest points however was on the final day of the 1999/00 Premier League season. The Reds required a win to qualify for the Champions League, while Bradford needed three points to stay in the top flight.

A goal in the first 15 minutes by Bradford's David Wetherall gave the home side an unlikely lead, yet there was still plenty of time for Liverpool to score twice.

As the minutes ticked on, Bradford edged closer and closer to salvation and when the final whistle eventually sounded, they had pulled off the impossible.

Despite Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool all achieving various degrees of success over the previous 30 years, the occasional upset does happen. While none of the three clubs have suffered an embarrasing defeat this term, there could be one lurking just around the corner if they fail to maintain their focus.