Silvinho – Chelsea vs. ARSENAL (September 2000)

In this early season London Derby clash between Chelsea and Arsenal, the visitors seemed to be heading towards a second defeat of the campaign. Arsenal were 2-0 down going into the final 25 minutes, courtesy of goals from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Gianfranco Zola. Thierry Henry had pulled a goal back but the equaliser was something special from Brazilian left-back Silvinho.

He raced onto a loose ball after Franck Leboeuf had successfully challenged Sylvain Wiltord. Silvinho smashed an unstoppable shot past Carlo Cudicini’s defences. The bend on the shot saw his attempt fly into the top corner. For the second season running, Arsenal had rescued a positive result at Stamford Bridge from a two-goal deficit and a week later, Chelsea sensationally sacked manager Gianluca Vialli.

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