If you are bottom of the league at Christmas, it means you are definitely relegated—or at least, that was how it had been every single season of the Premier League until 2005. West Bromwich Albion were not only bottom at Xmas but also on the season's final day, and looked a certainty to be dropped to the second tier of English soccer. It was thus considered a miracle when West Brom's 2-0 win—coupled with Crystal Palace, Southampton, and Norwich all failing to win—saw the Baggies escape relegation. Cue pitch invasion.