Tue. Jun 28th, 2022

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

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is an entertainment and football lover, promoter, analyst and writer. He aspires to make a name in the media company. He is the CEO of Soccercruz (News site, Podcast, Radio and Television). email: zobanwosu88@gmail.com, phone number: +2348063046744.

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