That goal and results elsewhere meant Doncaster were champions. Brentford finished third and lost to Yeovil in the play-off final.
The winning goal worth £1bn?
Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool, 2003
This is the tale of how Jesper Gronkjaer helped Chelsea win four Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League.
That may sound a little far-fetched, but Chelsea could have been a far different club had the Denmark international winger not scored the winner in the Blues’ final game of the 2002-03 Premier League campaign against Liverpool.
Victory guaranteed Claudio Ranieri’s side a place in the following season’s Champions League. A few weeks later, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich completed his takeover of Chelsea, who were reported to be £80m in debt at the time.
Abramovich’s investment since then? It is estimated to be more than £1bn.
‘It’s not something I want to go through again…’
Hereford 1-1 Brighton, 1997
Forget fighting for a Premier League place – as recently as 1997, Brighton were fighting to stay in the Football League.
Defeat at bottom club Hereford on the final day of the season would have left Brighton contemplating life in the Conference. “There’s an awful lot at stake,” said boss Steve Gritt.
Kerry Mayo’s own goal put Hereford in front but Robbie Reinelt netted the equaliser that Brighton required to preserve their Football League status.
It was an emotional moment for their supporters, who had seen the Seagulls win their final game at the Goldstone Ground – their home for nearly a century – a week earlier.
Gritt, who had taken charge five months earlier with Brighton 11 points adrift at the bottom of the fourth tier, admitted afterwards: “It’s not something I really want to go through again.”