Top five: Title meltdowns (6)

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1. Newcastle United, 1995/1996

"I will love it if we beat them!" - eight words immortalised by the subsequent collapse of Newcastle United.

 12-points clear in February, Kevin Keegan was probably hoping his famous television interview would galvanise his squad and rouse the Geordie faithful.

Instead, it stunk of a man desperately out of control.

Newcastle went on to miss out on the title after losing to Manchester United and being defeated 4-3 in a famous game at Anfield.

It was an incredible season nonetheless for the Magpies, but it will always be remembered for Keegan's famous rant.

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