April 25, 1998 - Manchester City 2-2 Queens Park Rangers.
To the vast majority of football fans the fixture Manchester City vs QPR evokes one memory - The culmination of the 2011/12 Premier League. QPR fans however will point to the penultimate game of the 97/98 season as the most remarkable meeting between the two sides.
And perhaps no two fixtures than those between Man City and QPR in 1998 and 2012 better captures the polar extremes of footballing emotion. For City fans, 2012 was unrivalled joy while 1998 was heartbreaking sorrow. And for the neutral, 2012 was jaw-dropping disbelief, where 1998 was outright hilarity.
The own goal will always be football's funniest event. It's impossible not to laugh at Tony Popovic, Chris Brass or Frank Queudrue, but they have nothing on Man City's Jamie Pollock - the scorer of football's most disastrous own goal.
Pollock, a journeyman defensive midfielder, was signed by City in March 1998 to help with their ailing bid to avoid relegation to English football's third tier for the first time in the club's history. A month after his signing 22nd placed City played 21st placed QPR at Maine Road in the second-to-last game of the season. The equation for Pollock and City was simple - win or be relegated.
And with the game at 1-1 entering the end of the first half a backtracking Pollock promptly flicked a loose ball over one of QPR's strikers before looping a header over his own goalkeeper Martyn Margetson. Shades of Le Tissier against Newcastle, just in the wrong net.
Despite a late Lee Bradbury equaliser City were down, relegated by their own doing, while QPR survived in 21st place. For Pollock, he remains as City's most infamous player, and you couldn't watch a football blooper DVD for the next 10 years without seeing this goal. It is as hilarious as it is calamitous, and while one can sympathise with Pollock, it is at times difficult to do so through the fits of laughter this goal elicits.
City, of course, were to be promoted straight back to the first division the next season after an epic play-off tie with Gillingham, before embarking on a rather upward trend in their history during the 21st century.
Things didn't exactly get better for Pollock however. Having won the hearts and minds of every QPR supporter with his own goal, Rangers fans took to hijacking an internet poll later that year in which they voted Pollock as the most influential figure of the last 2,000 years, where "Jesus came second apparently".
Still, it could be worse. In my mind he only holds the honour of having scored the second most farcical own goal ever. First place goes to Wayne Hatswell of non-league Forest Green during the 00/01 FA Cup.