|Dates||20 August 1994 – 14 May 1995|
|Champions|| Blackburn Rovers |
1st Premier League title
3rd English title
|Relegated|| Crystal Palace |
|Champions League||Blackburn Rovers|
|Cup Winners' Cup||Everton|
|UEFA Cup|| Manchester United |
|Goals scored||1,195 (2.59 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Alan Shearer |
|Biggest home win|| Manchester United 9–0 Ipswich Town |
(4 March 1995)
|Biggest away win|| Sheffield Wednesday 1–7 Nottingham Forest|
(1 April 1995)
|Highest scoring||Manchester United 9–0 Ipswich Town|
(4 March 1995)
|Longest winning run||7 games |
|Longest unbeaten run||13 games |
|Longest winless run||12 games |
|Longest losing run||8 games |
|Highest attendance||43,868 |
Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday
(7 May 1995)
|Lowest attendance||5,268 |
Wimbledon v Manchester City
(21 March 1995)
The 1994–95 FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the third season of the Premier League, the top division of professional football in England.
Just before the start of the 1994–95 season, the English transfer record was broken when Blackburn Rovers paid £5 million for 21-year-old Norwich City striker Chris Sutton. But that record was broken again in January when Manchester United paid £6 million for Newcastle United's Andy Cole, in a deal which also saw £1 million-rated Keith Gillespie move to Newcastle. Other significant transfers before and during the 1994–95 season included: Vinny Samways (Tottenham to Everton, £2 million), David Rocastle (Manchester City to Chelsea, £1.25 million), Jürgen Klinsmann (Monaco to Tottenham Hotspur, £2 million), John Scales (Wimbledon to Liverpool, £3 million) and Paul Kitson (Derby County to Newcastle United, £2.2 million).
The title race was won by Blackburn Rovers, whose last title success was in 1914, and also was Blackburn's first major trophy in 67 years (last 1927–28 FA Cup).Kenny Dalglish's side secured the championship on the last day of the season despite losing 2–1 at his former club Liverpool, as Manchester United could only manage a 1–1 draw at West Ham. This meant that Blackburn Rovers qualified for the European Cup for the first time in their history, while Manchester United finished second earning a UEFA Cup place. A single point separated the two sides, who for more than half of the season enjoyed a wide gap in terms of point between themselves and the rest of the league, despite the likes of Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and Newcastle United briefly topping the league during the first three months of the season.
Also qualifying for the UEFA Cup were Nottingham Forest (who finished third in their first season back in the Premier League), Liverpool (who finished fourth and won their fifth League Cup in the club's first full season following the appointment of Roy Evans) and fifth placed Leeds United.
The number of teams in the league for the following year would be reduced to 20. This was to be achieved by increasing the number of teams facing relegation to four, and reducing the number of teams being promoted from Division 1 to two.
In January 1995, Manchester United's 28-year-old French striker Eric Cantona (then holder of the PFA Players' Player of the Year award) assaulted a Crystal Palace fan who racially abused himin his team's 1–1 draw at Selhurst Park. Cantona was banned from football for eight months, fined £20,000 and sentenced to 14 days in prison. The prison sentence was later reduced to 120 hours community service on appeal.
Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise was convicted of criminal damage and assault, relating to a fight with a taxi driver in London. He was given a three-month prison sentence but the conviction and prison sentence were quickly overturned on appeal.
Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson admitted in November 1994 that he was an alcoholic and was also addicted to cocaine and gambling. He underwent a three-month drug rehabilitation programme before being allowed to resume his playing career.
Crystal Palace striker Chris Armstrong failed a drugs test in February 1995 but admitted that he had done wrong and returned to action after just four weeks undergoing rehabilitation. Armstrong was Palace's leading goalscorer in 1994–95, helping them reach the semi finals of both domestic cup competitions, but was unable to prevent them from being relegated back to the First Division just one season after winning promotion.
Arsenal manager George Graham was sacked in February 1995 after nearly nine years in charge, when it was revealed that he had accepted an illegal payment of £425,000 from Norwegian agent Rune Hauge relating to the purchases of Norwegian and Danish players Pål Lydersen and John Jensen three years earlier. Graham was later banned from football for one year by the FA.
Twenty-two teams competed in the league – the top nineteen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the First Division. The promoted teams were Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest (both teams returning to the top flight after a season's absence) and Leicester City (returning after a top flight absence of seven years). This was also Leicester City's first season in the Premier League. They replaced Sheffield United, Oldham Athletic and Swindon Town, ending their top flight spells of four, three and one year respectively.
|Arsenal||London (Highbury)||Arsenal Stadium||38,419|
|Aston Villa||Birmingham||Villa Park||39,399|
|Blackburn Rovers||Blackburn||Ewood Park||31,367|
|Chelsea||London (Fulham)||Stamford Bridge||36,000|
|Coventry City||Coventry||Highfield Road||23,489|
|Crystal Palace||London (Selhurst)||Selhurst Park||26,309|
|Everton||Liverpool (Walton)||Goodison Park||40,157|
|Ipswich Town||Ipswich||Portman Road||30,300|
|Leeds United||Leeds||Elland Road||40,204|
|Leicester City||Leicester||Filbert Street||22,000|
|Manchester City||Manchester||Maine Road||35,150|
|Manchester United||Old Trafford||Old Trafford||55,314|
|Newcastle United||Newcastle upon Tyne||St James' Park||36,649|
|Norwich City||Norwich||Carrow Road||27,010|
|Nottingham Forest||West Bridgford||City Ground||30,539|
|Queens Park Rangers||London (Shepherd's Bush)||Loftus Road||18,439|
|Sheffield Wednesday||Sheffield||Hillsborough Stadium||39,859|
|Tottenham Hotspur||London (Tottenham)||White Hart Lane||36,230|
|West Ham United||London (Upton Park)||Boleyn Ground||28,000|
|Wimbledon||London (Wimbledon)||Selhurst Park||26,309|
(as of 14 May 1995)
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Arsenal||Stewart Houston (caretaker)||Tony Adams||Nike||JVC|
|Aston Villa||Brian Little||Kevin Richardson||Asics||Müller|
|Blackburn Rovers||Kenny Dalglish||Tim Sherwood||Asics||McEwan's Lager|
|Chelsea||Glenn Hoddle||Dennis Wise||Umbro||Coors|
|Coventry City||Ron Atkinson||Brian Borrows||Pony||Peugeot|
|Crystal Palace||Alan Smith||Gareth Southgate||Nutmeg||TDK|
|Everton||Joe Royle||Dave Watson||Umbro||NEC|
|Ipswich Town||George Burley||Steve Palmer||Umbro||Fisons|
|Leeds United||Howard Wilkinson||Gary McAllister||Asics||Thistle Hotels|
|Leicester City||Mark McGhee||Steve Walsh||Fox Leisure||Walkers|
|Liverpool||Roy Evans||Ian Rush||Adidas||Carlsberg|
|Manchester City||Brian Horton||Keith Curle||Umbro||Brother|
|Manchester United||Alex Ferguson||Steve Bruce||Umbro||Sharp|
|Newcastle United||Kevin Keegan||Peter Beardsley||Asics||Scottish and Newcastle Breweries|
|Norwich City||Gary Megson (caretaker)||Jon Newsome||Ribero||Norwich and Peterborough|
|Nottingham Forest||Frank Clark||Stuart Pearce||Umbro||Labatt's|
|Queens Park Rangers||Ray Wilkins||David Bardsley||Clubhouse||Compaq|
|Sheffield Wednesday||Trevor Francis||Chris Waddle||Puma||Sanderson|
|Southampton||Alan Ball||Matt Le Tissier||Pony||Dimplex|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Gerry Francis||Gary Mabbutt||Umbro||Holsten|
|West Ham United||Harry Redknapp||Steve Potts||Pony||Dagenham Motors|
|Wimbledon||Joe Kinnear||Vinnie Jones||Ribero||Elonex|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|West Ham United||Billy Bonds||Resigned||10 August 1994||Pre-season||Harry Redknapp||10 August 1994|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Osvaldo Ardiles||Sacked||1 November 1994||11th||Steve Perryman (caretaker)||1 November 1994|
|Everton||Mike Walker||8 November 1994||22nd||Joe Royle||10 November 1994|
|Aston Villa||Ron Atkinson||10 November 1994||19th||Jim Barron (caretaker)||10 November 1994|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Steve Perryman||End of caretaker spell||15 November 1994||13th||Gerry Francis||15 November 1994|
|Queens Park Rangers||Gerry Francis||Resigned||18th||Ray Wilkins|
|Leicester City||Brian Little||Resigned||22 November 1994||20th||Kevin MacDonald (caretaker)||22 November 1994|
|Aston Villa||Jim Barron||End of caretaker spell||25 November 1994||19th||Brian Little||25 November 1994|
|Ipswich Town||John Lyall||Resigned||5 December 1994||22nd||Paul Goddard (caretaker)||5 December 1994|
|Leicester City||Kevin MacDonald||End of caretaker spell||14 December 1994||21st||Mark McGhee||14 December 1994|
|Ipswich Town||Paul Goddard||28 December 1994||22nd||George Burley||28 December 1994|
|Coventry City||Phil Neal||Sacked||14 February 1995||13th||Ron Atkinson||15 February 1995|
|Arsenal||George Graham||21 February 1995||12th||Stewart Houston||21 February 1995|
|Norwich City||John Deehan||Resigned||9 April 1995||20th||Gary Megson (caretaker)||9 April 1995|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Blackburn Rovers (C)||42||27||8||7||80||39||+41||89||Qualification for the Champions League group stage|
|2||Manchester United||42||26||10||6||77||28||+49||88||Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round|
|8||Queens Park Rangers||42||17||9||16||61||59||+2||60|
|14||West Ham United||42||13||11||18||44||48||−4||50|
|15||Everton||42||11||17||14||44||51||−7||50||Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round|
|19||Crystal Palace (R)||42||11||12||19||34||49||−15||45||Relegation to the Football League First Division|
|20||Norwich City (R)||42||10||13||19||37||54||−17||43|
|21||Leicester City (R)||42||6||11||25||45||80||−35||29|
|22||Ipswich Town (R)||42||7||6||29||36||93||−57||27|
|1||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||34|
|3||Les Ferdinand||Queens Park Rangers||24|
|4||Stan Collymore||Nottingham Forest||22|
|5||Andy Cole||Newcastle United|
|Jürgen Klinsmann||Tottenham Hotspur||21|
|7||Matt Le Tissier||Southampton||19|
|8||Teddy Sheringham||Tottenham Hotspur||18|
|10||Uwe Rösler||Manchester City||15|
|Dean Saunders||Aston Villa||15|
|Chris Sutton||Blackburn Rovers||15|
|Chris Sutton||Blackburn Rovers||Coventry City||4–0 (H)||27 August 1994|
|Robbie Fowler||Liverpool||Arsenal||4–3 (H)||28 August 1994|
|Andrei Kanchelskis||Manchester United||Manchester City||5–0 (H)||10 November 1994|
|Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||Queens Park Rangers||4–0 (H)||26 November 1994|
|Teddy Sheringham||Tottenham Hotspur||Newcastle United||4–2 (H)||3 December 1994|
|Tony Cottee||West Ham United||Manchester City||3–0 (H)||17 December 1994|
|Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||West Ham United||4–2 (H)||30 October 1994|
|Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||Ipswich Town||4–1 (H)||2 January 1995|
|Tommy Johnson||Aston Villa||Wimbledon||7–1 (H)||11 February 1995|
|Andy Cole 5||Manchester United||Ipswich Town||9–0 (H)||4 March 1995|
|Peter Ndlovu||Coventry City||Liverpool||3–2 (A)||14 March 1995|
|Tony Yeboah||Leeds United||Ipswich Town||4–0 (H)||5 April 1995|
|Ian Wright||Arsenal||Ipswich Town||4–1 (H)||15 April 1995|
|1||Matt Le Tissier||Southampton||15|
|2||Darren Anderton||Tottenham Hotspur||14|
|3||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||13|
|4||Ruel Fox||Norwich City||11|
|Ryan Giggs||Manchester United|
|Bryan Roy||Nottingham Forest|
|8||Kevin Gallen||Queens Park Rangers||10|
|Jürgen Klinsmann||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Chris Sutton||Blackburn Rovers|
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month|
|August||Kevin Keegan||Newcastle United||Jürgen Klinsmann||Tottenham Hotspur|
|September||Frank Clark||Nottingham Forest||Rob Lee||Newcastle United|
|October||Alex Ferguson||Manchester United||Paul Ince||Manchester United|
|November||Kenny Dalglish||Blackburn Rovers||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers|
|December||Gerry Francis||Tottenham Hotspur||Matt Le Tissier||Southampton|
|January||Brian Little||Aston Villa||Chris Waddle||Sheffield Wednesday|
|February||Kevin Keegan||Newcastle United||Duncan Ferguson||Everton|
|March||Ron Atkinson||Coventry City||Tony Yeboah||Leeds United|
|April||Howard Wilkinson||Leeds United||David Seaman||Arsenal|
|Premier League Manager of the Season||Kenny Dalglish||Blackburn Rovers|
|PFA Players' Player of the Year||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers|
|PFA Young Player of the Year||Robbie Fowler||Liverpool|
|FWA Footballer of the Year||Jürgen Klinsmann||Tottenham Hotspur|
|PFA Team of the Year|
|Goalkeeper||Tim Flowers (Blackburn Rovers)|
|Defence||Rob Jones (Liverpool)||Gary Pallister (Manchester United)||Colin Hendry (Blackburn Rovers)||Graeme Le Saux (Blackburn Rovers)|
|Midfield||Tim Sherwood (Blackburn Rovers)||Matt Le Tissier (Southampton)||Paul Ince (Manchester United)|
|Attack||Jürgen Klinsmann (Tottenham Hotspur)|| Alan Shearer |
|Chris Sutton (Blackburn Rovers)|
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