On this day in 2011, Arsenal drew 4-4 away to Newcastle after being 4-0 ahead in 26 minutes.
Despite the draw being Arsenal’s eighth unbeaten match in a 16-game run, it will go down as one of the most infuriating games of all time.
The game kicked off and everything was fine. Arsenal scored through Theo Walcott in the first minute, swiftly followed by Johan Djourou (I know) in the third and Robin van Persie in the 10th and 26th. We were flying and everyone thought it could end up in double figures.
However, Phil Dowd, the referee on the day, was having none of it.
It started with a penalty in the 68th minute. Laurent Koscielny brought Leon Best down in the box and Joey Barton, who would become an Arsenal hate figure for more than just his antics with Gervinho, slotted it home.
Seven minutes later, Leon Best scored before the home side were gifted a second penalty. This one was bizarre as the Newcastle player, looking for another penalty, just fell over near Kos and the centreback was penalised. Barton scored from the spot again.
All it took was a long-range, once-in-a-lifetime Cheick Tiote goal and the scoreline was 4-4.
The match was full of cards: Abou Diaby was sent off, Wojciech Szczesny was on a yellow, as were Bacary Sagna and Eboue, while Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique were also booked.
How Joey Barton remained on the pitch, despite his scuffle with Gervinho and constant harassment of our players, no one knows to this day. Barton believes this cost him a move to Arsenal, but Arsene Wenger denies that we were every really interested.
A great game for the neutral, not so good for Gooners.