Tottenham’s season has ended with an award for the Premier League’s ‘Most Improbable Comeback’.
It has been handed to Spurs for their incredible 3-2 victory over Leicester at the King Power Stadium back in January.
Four minutes into stoppage time, Antonio Conte’s side were 2-1 down, only for Steven Bergwijn to score in the 95th and 97th minute to clinch three points – which ultimately proved pivotal in the race for Champions League qualification.
In a video posted by the Premier League’s official account, Tottenham had a win possibility of just 0.02% as the game entered stoppage time.
That increased to just 1.5% when Bergwijn netted the first of his two last-gasp goals.
Spurs claimed the inaugural award on the basis that their 0.02% chance, was the lowest probability of victory of any moment from any game in the Premier League this season.
The ‘win probability statistic’ developed by Stats Perform, calculates the chance of a team securing a win or draw by simulating the remainder of the match 100,000 times.
Their award win got a mixed reaction on social media in response to the Premier League’s official account.
One user commented: ‘Warra (what a) trophy for Spurs’, while another used wrote: ‘Since when did the Premier League turn into an award show? Swear they’ve created a dozen new categories this season.’
Tottenham have famously been the victims of defeats like the one Leicester suffered, with many pundits and fans using the word ‘Spursy’ to describe such a situation.
Adapted from Dailymail