Sky news update: Sky Sports look at some of the greatest come-backs of all time in the afterglow of the America’s Cup sailing event that saw this outcome. As Ben Ainslie’s Oracle Team USA salvaged a win having started with two points deducted before the race even began and then slip to 8-1. In one of the most impressive sporting performances in history, this recovery has left the Sky team debating whether it was the greatest comeback of all time or whether there has been a better one. They have looked at the Liverpool in Instanbul, Ian Botham’s Ashes match at Headingley in 1981, Dennis Taylor’s Crucible final in 1985, the Ryder Cup and have then put it to a public vote for which one is the most impressive of all time. To date, of course. In amongst the mix for the most memorable is Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool in Istanbul. They faced Milan in the final of the Champions League and when half time arrived and Liverpool were three goals down, it looked like all was lost. That was until they came back out with some fire in the bellies and managed three goals in just six minutes, which forced extra time and ultimately penalties. It was thanks to some exceptional footwork by Jerzy Dudek during the penalties that left Liverpool fifth time conquerors of Europe. The Ryder Cup, a golfing competition between two heavyweights – Europe and the United States – repeatedly leaves its spectators agog with the performances summoned for success. Snooker as a sport is one of the more elitist ones, those who love it put their heart and soul in but those who struggle to see the art fail to become engrossed. Dennis Taylor’s performance of 1985 at the Crucible however saw him come from 8-0 down to the legend that is Steve Davis and saw him drag it back to 17-17 and ultimately defeat the great Davis. Following years and years of misery at the hands of the Australian cricket team, Sir Ian Botham’s performance at Headingley, Leeds during the 1981 Ashes tour saw England pull back from going 2-0 down. Described as swashbuckling, his innings of 149 during England’s second innings ensured that their follow-on enforcing rivals had to go back out to the middle and bat again. With Bob Willis getting involved and taking 8-43 not only did England become only the second Test team to win after following-on they also shifted the tone of the series and walked away with the urn and a result of 3-1. There are dozens more comebacks that could be discussed and for more information on all of them you can visit sky.com and read all about it. Contact details for Sky can be found on the following link should all this talk of sport inspire you to receive Sky Sports.
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