|Dates||16 August 2008 – 24 May 2009|
|Champions|| Manchester United |
11th Premier League title
18th English title
|Relegated|| Newcastle United |
West Bromwich Albion
|Champions League|| Manchester United |
|Europa League|| Everton |
|Goals scored||942 (2.48 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Nicolas Anelka (19 goals)|
|Biggest home win|| Manchester City 6–0 Portsmouth |
(21 September 2008)
|Biggest away win|| Hull City 0–5 Wigan Athletic |
(30 August 2008)
Middlesbrough 0–5 Chelsea
(18 October 2008)
West Bromwich Albion 0–5 Manchester United
(27 January 2009)
|Highest scoring|| Arsenal 4–4 Tottenham Hotspur |
(29 October 2008)
Liverpool 4–4 Arsenal
(21 April 2009)
|Longest winning run||11 games |
|Longest unbeaten run||21 games |
|Longest winless run||14 games |
|Longest losing run||6 games |
Manchester United v Liverpool
(14 March 2009)
Wigan Athletic v West Ham United
(4 March 2009)
The 2008–09 Premier League (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 17th season since the establishment of the Premier League in 1992. Manchester United became champions for the 11th time on the penultimate weekend of the season, defending their crown after winning their tenth Premier League title on the final day of the previous season. They were run close by Liverpool, who had a better goal difference and who had beaten United home and away, including a 4–1 victory at Old Trafford, but who were undone by a series of draws. The campaign – the fixtures for which were announced on 16 June 2008 – began on Saturday, 16 August 2008,and ended on 24 May 2009. A total of 20 teams contested the league, consisting of 17 who competed in the previous season and three promoted from the Football League Championship. The new match ball was the Nike T90 Omni.
At the start of this season, clubs were allowed to name seven substitutes on the bench instead of five. million just seconds before the 2008 summer transfer window closed in the process.This season was also different in that there was no New Year's Day game, as is traditional. This was because the FA Cup Third Round is traditionally played on the first Saturday in January, which in 2009 fell in the usual spot for New Year's league games. September saw Manchester City taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group, transforming them into one of the world's wealthiest football clubs, securing the signing of Robinho for a British record £32.5
The first goal of the season was scored by Arsenal's Samir Nasri against newly promoted West Bromwich Albion in the fourth minute of the early kick-off game on the opening day of the season on 16 August.Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa scored the first hat-trick of the season against Manchester City, scoring three goals in the space of seven minutes. Manchester United clinched the 2009 Premier League title with a scoreless draw against Arsenal on 16 May 2009, their 11th Premier League title, and 18th League title overall, drawing level with fierce rivals Liverpool who finished as runners-up. It is the second time they clinched the title for three consecutive years, the first being in 2001.
West Bromwich Albion were the first team to be relegated to the Championship after losing 2–0 at home to Liverpool on 17 May 2009. They were joined in the Championship by Middlesbrough and Newcastle United on the last day of the season after Middlesbrough's defeat at West Ham United and Newcastle's 1–0 defeat at Aston Villa. It meant that Hull City and Sunderland stayed up despite home defeats to Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. The fact that Hull City avoided relegation (along with Stoke City, who stayed up relatively comfortably under the management of Tony Pulis), meant it was the first time since the 2005–06 season that more than one promoted club maintained their Premier League status. Aston Villa, Everton and Fulham all secured European football for the 2009–10 season through their league position.
Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the Championship. The promoted teams were West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City (returning to the top flight after absences of two and twenty-three years respectively) and Hull City (playing top flight football for the first time ever). This was also Stoke City's first season in the Premier League. They replaced Reading (ending their two-year top flight spell), Birmingham City and Derby County (both teams relegated after a season's presence).
|Arsenal||London (Holloway)||Emirates Stadium||60,432|
|Aston Villa||Birmingham||Villa Park||42,640|
|Blackburn Rovers||Blackburn||Ewood Park||31,367|
|Bolton Wanderers||Bolton||Reebok Stadium||28,723|
|Chelsea||London (Fulham)||Stamford Bridge||42,055|
|Everton||Liverpool (Walton)||Goodison Park||40,157|
|Fulham||London (Fulham)||Craven Cottage||26,500|
|Hull City||Kingston upon Hull||KC Stadium||25,404|
|Manchester City||Manchester||City of Manchester Stadium||47,726|
|Manchester United||Old Trafford||Old Trafford||76,212|
|Newcastle United||Newcastle upon Tyne||St James' Park||52,387|
|Stoke City||Stoke-on-Trent||Britannia Stadium||28,000|
|Sunderland||Sunderland||Stadium of Light||49,000|
|Tottenham Hotspur||London (Tottenham)||White Hart Lane||36,240|
|West Bromwich Albion||West Bromwich||The Hawthorns||25,369|
|West Ham United||London (Upton Park)||Upton Park||35,303|
|Wigan Athletic||Wigan||JJB Stadium||25,138|
(as of 24 May 2009)
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|Arsenal||Arsène Wenger||Cesc Fàbregas||Nike||Fly Emirates|
|Aston Villa||Martin O'Neill||Martin Laursen||Nike||Acorns|
|Blackburn Rovers||Sam Allardyce||Ryan Nelsen||Umbro||Crown Paints|
|Bolton Wanderers||Gary Megson||Kevin Davies||Reebok||Reebok|
|Chelsea||Guus Hiddink||John Terry||Adidas||Samsung|
|Everton||David Moyes||Phil Neville||Umbro||Chang|
|Fulham||Roy Hodgson||Danny Murphy||Nike||LG|
|Hull City||Phil Brown||Ian Ashbee||Umbro||Karoo (H) / Kingston Communications (A, 3rd)|
|Liverpool||Rafael Benítez||Steven Gerrard||Adidas||Carlsberg|
|Manchester City||Mark Hughes||Richard Dunne||Le Coq Sportif||Thomas Cook|
|Manchester United||Sir Alex Ferguson||Gary Neville||Nike||AIG|
|Middlesbrough||Gareth Southgate||Emmanuel Pogatetz||Erreà||Garmin|
|Newcastle United||Alan Shearer||Nicky Butt||Adidas||Northern Rock|
|Portsmouth||Paul Hart||David James||Canterbury||Oki|
|Stoke City||Tony Pulis||Andy Griffin||Le Coq Sportif||Britannia|
|Sunderland||Ricky Sbragia||Dean Whitehead||Umbro||Boylesports|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Harry Redknapp||Ledley King||Puma||Mansion.com|
Casino & Poker
|West Bromwich Albion||Tony Mowbray||Jonathan Greening||Umbro||None|
|West Ham United||Gianfranco Zola||Matthew Upson||Umbro||XL Holidays / SBOBET|
|Wigan Athletic||Steve Bruce||Mario Melchiot||Champion||JJB Sports|
Also, Nike provided new match balls, white with red and yellow (autumn/spring) and yellow with purple and black (winter), based on their T90 Laser II Omni model.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Chelsea||Avram Grant||Sacked||24 May 2008||Pre-season||Luiz Felipe Scolari||1 July 2008|
|Manchester City||Sven-Göran Eriksson||Mutual consent||2 June 2008||Mark Hughes||4 June 2008|
|Blackburn Rovers||Mark Hughes||Manchester City purchased rights for £4.6m||4 June 2008||Paul Ince||22 June 2008|
|West Ham United||Alan Curbishley||Resigned||3 September 2008||5th||Gianfranco Zola||11 September 2008|
|Newcastle United||Kevin Keegan||4 September 2008||11th||Joe Kinnear||26 September 2008|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Juande Ramos||Sacked||25 October 2008||20th||Harry Redknapp||26 October 2008|
|Portsmouth||Harry Redknapp||Signed by Tottenham||26 October 2008||7th||Tony Adams||28 October 2008|
|Sunderland||Roy Keane||Resigned||4 December 2008||18th||Ricky Sbragia||27 December 2008|
|Blackburn Rovers||Paul Ince||Sacked||16 December 2008||19th||Sam Allardyce||17 December 2008|
|Portsmouth||Tony Adams||9 February 2009||16th||Paul Hart||9 February 2009|
|Chelsea||Luiz Felipe Scolari||9 February 2009||4th||Guus Hiddink||11 February 2009|
|Newcastle United||Joe Kinnear||Medical break clause||16 February 2009||13th||Alan Shearer||31 March 2009|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Manchester United (C)||38||28||6||4||68||24||+44||90||Qualification for the Champions League group stage|
|4||Arsenal||38||20||12||6||68||37||+31||72||Qualification for the Champions League play-off round|
|5||Everton||38||17||12||9||55||37||+18||63||Qualification for the Europa League play-off round|
|7||Fulham||38||14||11||13||39||34||+5||53||Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round|
|9||West Ham United||38||14||9||15||42||45||−3||51|
|18||Newcastle United (R)||38||7||13||18||40||59||−19||34||Relegation to the Football League Championship|
|20||West Bromwich Albion (R)||38||8||8||22||36||67||−31||32|
|2||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United||18|
|6||Gabriel Agbonlahor||Aston Villa||12|
|Darren Bent||Tottenham Hotspur||12|
|Kevin Davies||Bolton Wanderers||12|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||12|
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month|
|September||Phil Brown||Hull City||Ashley Young||Aston Villa|
|October||Rafael Benítez||Liverpool||Frank Lampard||Chelsea|
|November||Gary Megson||Bolton Wanderers||Nicolas Anelka||Chelsea|
|December||Martin O'Neill||Aston Villa||Ashley Young||Aston Villa|
|January||Sir Alex Ferguson||Manchester United||Nemanja Vidić||Manchester United|
|February||David Moyes||Everton||Phil Jagielka||Everton|
|March||Rafael Benítez||Liverpool||Steven Gerrard||Liverpool|
|April||Sir Alex Ferguson||Manchester United||Andrey Arshavin||Arsenal|
Sir Alex Ferguson, 67, picked up the Premier League Manager of the Season for the ninth time. During his hugely successful spell with Manchester United, which began in 1986, he won eleven Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, three European titles, one Intercontinental Cup and one Club World Cup.
Nemanja Vidić, 27, won the Premier League Player of the Season accolade for the first time.
The PFA Players' Player of the Year award for 2009 was won by Ryan Giggs of Manchester United.
The shortlist for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United)
Defence: Glen Johnson (Portsmouth), Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidić (all Manchester United)
Midfield: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs (both Manchester United), Ashley Young (Aston Villa)
Attack: Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
The PFA Young Player of the Year award was won by Ashley Young of Aston Villa.
The shortlist for the award was as follows:
The FWA Footballer of the Year award for 2009 was won by Steven Gerrard for the first time. The Liverpool captain saw off the challenges of Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs and forward Wayne Rooney, who finished second and third respectively.
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka won the Premier League Golden Boot award for the first time. He scored 19 goals in 35 appearances, which ensured he finished as the season's top scorer.
Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar collected the Premier League Golden Glove award for the first time. He kept a total of 21 clean sheets in 33 appearances, including a record run of 11 consecutive clean sheets (1,311 minutes) from Stoke City on 15 November 2008 to West Bromwich Albion on 27 January 2009.
The Premier League Fair Play Award is merit given to the team who has been the most sporting and best behaved team. Fulham won this, ahead of London neighbours Chelsea and Arsenal. Hull City were deemed the least sporting side, finished in last place in the rankings
The LMA Manager of the Year award was won by David Moyes after leading Everton to back-to-back fifth-place finishes and the FA Cup Final.
Steven Gerrard was named the PFA Fans' Player of the Year.
The Premier League Spirit Award is given to "the player or manager whose actions best encapsulate the spirit of the game". In recognition for leading his club to the top of the Fair Play league, the Premier League Spirit Award for 2008–09 was given to Fulham manager Roy Hodgson.
Given to the best-behaved fans, Fulham won this for the third consecutive year, rounding off a hat-trick of sporting awards.
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