Premier League's best midweek games: From Anfield goalfests to 'Crystanbul'
As the Premier League prepares for a full round of midweek fixtures, we look back at some of the best games played on a school night. Quite a few of them involve Liverpool...
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Fixture congestion be damned, for there is something truly and undeniably special about a midweek round of Premier League games.
There's always a crackle in the atmosphere as fans file into the stadium beneath the ethereal glare of the floodlights. The smell of cool, damp grass permeates the cold night air. Noses and cheeks start to flush. Magical.
Then there's the beguiling promise of getting stranded 200 miles from home after missing the last train or coach. And you have work in the morning. Truly magical.
It's the perfect cocktail, and one that has seen the Premier League serve up a plethora of timeless tussles over the years. Here are five of the best.
Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle United (Wednesday April 3, 1996)