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With Sky Sports announcing plans to bring the fan-led commentary back, we pick five classics featuring Leeds United, Manchester City and Arsenal

The race for the Premier League title may be as dead as the dodo, but Sky Sports have found a way to liven proceedings up once again.

Yes we know that the battle for top four and even relegation remain alive and kicking, but we are more excited about the news that Fanzone is set to come back.

We’ve missed the supporter-led commentary option on Sky Sports’ live coverage of top-flight games, so have looked through the archives to bring you five of the best Fanzones ever made..

5. Fulham v Blackburn

An often-forgotten Premier League classic between Fulham and Blackburn Rovers at Craven Cottage was helped somewhat by some superb Fanzone coverage which saw two supporters with a clear dislike of one another go head-to-head.

Sustained shouts of “Andy Cole” still live long in the memory while the Cottagers fan’s reaction to Luis Boa Morte’s 90-yard run and finish is also worthy of another visit.

Jon Stead scored the winner, with the Blackburn fan declaring that the visiting Rovers support were going "radio rental".

 

4. Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

The contrasting and seemingly ever-changing emotions that accompanied Tottenham’s 4-4 draw with Arsenal – arguably the greatest North London derby of recent times –were perfectly encapsulated in their Fanzone coverage of the match.

Like the game itself, the commentary had everything from a spot of “bantz” between the two local rivals to some good natured ribbing and eight moments of pure fan pandemonium – or fandemonium if you like.

The Tottenham fan’s reaction to Aaron Lennon’s late leveller – the Spurs supporter takes his shirt off and seemingly attempts to mount the Gooner – ranks as the undoubted highlight though.

3. Leicester City 4-0 Leeds United

Once upon a time, the idea of Leeds United crashing to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City would have seemed almost laughable with the Whites riding high in the Premier League.

But as the wheels began to fall off the Peter Ridsdale project at Elland Road that very nightmare became a reality for Leeds fans.

No-one told the United supporter picked to commentate for Fanzone, however, with the supremely-confident Yorkshire resident predicting a 4-0 win for Leeds. He could not have been more wrong.

2. Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City

Putting a Surrey-based Manchester United fan in a confined space with a true blue Manchester City supporter was always likely to provide fireworks but throw in a 6-1 victory for the latter at Old Trafford and you have the makings of TV gold.

From his sustained screams of “yeessss!” to the now iconic “take it, take it, take it” this was sweet televisual justice for millions who grew up hating United’s fickle support from the south.

1. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

Tim Lovejoy’s finest moment and a careful reminder of why he swapped Soccer AM for Sunday Brunch came during the 2002 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Part of a special celebrity edition of Fanzone alongside Gunners supporter Bradley Walsh (we’ve no idea why either) Lovejoy managed to cement his place as a precursor to Robbie Savage with this sage spot of commentary.

Spotting Ray “the Romford Pele” Parlour bearing down on the Blues goal, avid Chelsea fan Lovejoy proclaimed: “It’s only Parlour.” Nice one Tim.

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