Aston Villa were sure for the drop, but can they sensationally turn things around, like these teams managed to..?
Aston Villa ended their long wait for a Premier League win on Tuesday night, with new boss Tim Sherwood bagging his first three point haul since taking over the managerial reigns from sacked Paul Lambert.
The victory begged the question – could Sherwood lead Villa, who were considered a certainty for relegation following a dismal first-half of the season, to safety?
In light of such drama, we take a look at some of the greatest ever Premier League escapes – including a stunning moment from Juventus star Carlos Tevez in his Hammers days…
(Video) Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom Highlights: Benteke Penalty Hands Sherwood First Win
(Videos) Tim Sherwood Reacts To His First Win As Aston Villa Boss In Typical Tim Sherwood Fashion
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West Ham United – 2006/07
Three consecutive victories saw the Hammers’ Premier League survival boil down to the final day of the season – and who else were they to need three points against than English giants Manchester United.
But they did just that. Star man Carlos Tevez capped off an epic recovery for the Irons – scoring the winner at Old Trafford to ensure they remained in the top-flight, and forever indebted to the Argentinian.