2013–14 Premier League

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Premier League
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Season2013–14
Dates17 August 2013 – 11 May 2014
Champions Manchester City
2nd Premier League title
4th English title
Relegated Norwich City
Fulham
Cardiff City
Champions League Manchester City
Liverpool
Chelsea
Arsenal
Europa League Everton
Tottenham Hotspur
Hull City
Matches played380
Goals scored1,052 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorer Luis Suárez (31 goals) [1]
Best goalkeeper Petr Čech
Wojciech Szczęsny
(16 clean sheets) [2]
Biggest home win Manchester City 7–0 Norwich City [3]
(2 November 2013)
Biggest away win Tottenham Hotspur 0–5 Liverpool [3]
(15 December 2013)
Highest scoring Manchester City 6–3 Arsenal [3]
(14 December 2013)
Cardiff City 3–6 Liverpool [3]
(22 March 2014)
Longest winning run11 games [3]
Liverpool
Longest unbeaten run16 games [3]
Liverpool
Longest winless run9 games [3]
Fulham
Sunderland
West Bromwich Albion
Longest losing run7 games [3]
Crystal Palace
Highest attendance75,368 [3]
Manchester United 4–1 Aston Villa
(29 March 2014)
Lowest attendance19,242 [3]
Swansea City 3–3 Stoke City
(10 November 2013)
Total attendance13,929,810 [3]
Average attendance36,657 [3]
2014–15

The 2013–14 Premier League (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 22nd season of the Premier League, the top-flight English professional league for men's football clubs. The fixtures were announced on 19 June 2013. The season started on Saturday 17 August 2013, and concluded on Sunday 11 May 2014.

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On the final day of the season, Manchester City sealed their fourth league title and second Premier League title with a 2–0 victory over West Ham United, finishing with 86 points. Liverpool had looked on course to win the title with two weeks to go, but a loss and a draw in two of their last three matches, combined with Manchester City winning their final five league matches, ultimately meant they finished in second place with 84 points. Chelsea finished third and Arsenal, who led the table for the longest period, finished fourth. Manchester United had a disappointing season attempting to defend their title and ended up seventh, a then-joint worst performance for Premier League holders. Norwich City, Fulham, and Cardiff City finished in the bottom three and were relegated to the Football League Championship.

Luis Suárez was the top scorer with 31 goals, and was also named Player of the Season. Goalkeepers Wojciech Szczęsny of Arsenal and Petr Čech of Chelsea led the league with 16 clean sheets each. Tony Pulis of Crystal Palace won the Manager of the Season award.

Season summary

The 380 fixtures for the 2013–14 Premier League season were announced on 19 June 2013. The television broadcast rights were given two-to-three weeks later. The season started on Saturday 17 August 2013, and concluded on Sunday 11 May 2014. [4] During the 2013–14 season, the Premier League used goal-line technology for the first time. [5]

During the 2013–14 season, first place changed hands 25 times, compared to just four times during the 2012–13 season. That represented the most lead changes since the 2001–02 season – which had 29, the most ever. The championship was not decided until the final day of play for just the seventh time in league history. [6] Manchester City won the league with a 2–0 victory over West Ham United on the final day, finishing with 86 points. [7] In total, Manchester City led the league just 14 days throughout the season en route to their second championship in the last three seasons. The club scored 102 goals, one short of the record, while also conceding the second fewest goals in the league. [6]

With two weeks to go, Liverpool looked on course to win the championship before they had a loss and a draw in two of their final three games. [8] The team ended up in second place with 84 points. Chelsea came third, while perennial power and 2013 champions Manchester United had a disappointing season under new manager David Moyes (who was sacked in April) and finished seventh. [6] It was their first finish outside the top four in Premier League history, their worst finish overall since 1989–90, and the first time they had not qualified for European football in 25 years. [9] Southampton's eighth-place finish and Everton's 72 points were club records.

Sunderland became only the second team in the Premier League era to avoid relegation having been bottom of the table on Christmas Day. [6] Defeat at home to Everton on 12 April left Gus Poyet's side bottom of the table, seven points from safety (albeit with two games in hand). The club's 'great escape' [10] began with a draw away at eventual champions Manchester City, followed by a run of four wins, including remarkable away victories at Chelsea and Manchester United. The side's survival was confirmed by a 2–0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on 7 May. Norwich City, Fulham, and Cardiff City were the bottom three teams and were relegated to the Football League Championship.

Two teams (Manchester City and Liverpool) scored more than 100 goals for the first time in Premier league history. The feat had only once been achieved before – by Chelsea in 2009–10. Luis Suárez won the golden boot for most goals with 31, ahead of teammate Daniel Sturridge who came second with 21 goals. Wojciech Szczęsny of Arsenal and Petr Čech of Chelsea led the league with 16 clean sheets each. In a game against Southampton, Asmir Begović became just the fifth goalkeeper in league history to score. [6] Begovic's goal was also the fastest of the season, occurring just 12 seconds into the game. [11] Mile Jedinak had the most tackles with 133. Chelsea manager José Mourinho lost a home game for the first time in his Premier League career, losing to Sunderland and ending a run of 77-straight home games unbeaten, stretching over two stints as Chelsea manager. [6]

Teams

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 Cardiff City, Hull City and Crystal Palace, returning to the top flight after absences of fifty-one, three and eight years respectively. This was also Cardiff City's first season in the Premier League. They replaced Wigan Athletic, Reading and Queens Park Rangers, who were relegated after spending eight, one and two years in the top flight respectively.

Stadiums and locations

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Greater London Premier League football clubs
Note: Table lists clubs in alphabetical order.
TeamLocationStadium [12] Capacity [12]
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium 60,338
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,682
Cardiff City Cardiff Cardiff City Stadium 27,815
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 41,798
Crystal Palace London (Selhurst) Selhurst Park 26,255
Everton Liverpool (Walton) Goodison Park 39,571
Fulham London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 25,700
Hull City Kingston upon Hull KC Stadium 25,400
Liverpool Liverpool (Anfield) Anfield 45,276
Manchester City Manchester City of Manchester Stadium 47,405
Manchester United Old Trafford Old Trafford 75,731
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,405
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road 27,244
Southampton Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,589
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium 20,750
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) White Hart Lane 36,284
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,445
West Ham United London (Upton Park) Boleyn Ground 35,016

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

TeamManagerCaptainKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
Arsenal Flag of France.svg Arsène Wenger Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Thomas Vermaelen Nike [13] Emirates [14]
Aston Villa Flag of Scotland.svg Paul Lambert Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ron Vlaar Macron [15] dafabet [16]
Cardiff City Flag of Norway.svg Ole Gunnar Solskjær Flag of England.svg Mark Hudson Puma [17] Malaysia [18]
Chelsea Flag of Portugal.svg José Mourinho Flag of England.svg John Terry Adidas [19] Samsung [20]
Crystal Palace Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Tony Pulis Flag of Ireland.svg Paddy McCarthy Avec [21] GAC Logistics [22]
Everton Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Martínez Flag of England.svg Phil Jagielka Nike [23] Chang [24]
Fulham Flag of Germany.svg Felix Magath Flag of Norway.svg Brede Hangeland Adidas [25] Marathonbet [26]
Hull City Flag of England.svg Steve Bruce Flag of Slovenia.svg Robert Koren Adidas [27] Cash Converters [27]
Liverpool Ulster Banner.svg Brendan Rodgers Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard Warrior [28] Standard Chartered [ deprecated source ]
Manchester City Flag of Chile.svg Manuel Pellegrini Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Vincent Kompany Nike [29] Etihad Airways [30]
Manchester United Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ryan Giggs
(interim player-manager)
Flag of Serbia.svg Nemanja Vidić Nike [31] Aon [32]
Newcastle United Flag of England.svg Alan Pardew Flag of Argentina.svg Fabricio Coloccini Puma [33] Wonga [34]
Norwich City Flag of England.svg Neil Adams Flag of Scotland.svg Russell Martin Erreà [35] Aviva [36]
Southampton Flag of Argentina.svg Mauricio Pochettino Flag of England.svg Adam Lallana Adidas [37] aap3 [38]
Stoke City Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Mark Hughes Flag of England.svg Ryan Shawcross Adidas [39] Bet365 [40]
Sunderland Flag of Uruguay.svg Gus Poyet Flag of Ireland.svg John O'Shea Adidas [41] BFS Group [42]
Swansea City Flag of England.svg Garry Monk Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ashley Williams Adidas [43] GWFX [44]
Tottenham Hotspur Flag of England.svg Tim Sherwood Flag of England.svg Michael Dawson Under Armour [45] HP [46]
West Bromwich Albion Flag of Spain.svg Pepe Mel Ulster Banner.svg Chris Brunt Adidas [47] Zoopla [48]
West Ham United Flag of England.svg Sam Allardyce Flag of England.svg Kevin Nolan Adidas [49] Alpari [50]

Managerial changes

A record 10 managers left their position mid-season during the 2013–14 campaign. [6]

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
Everton Flag of Scotland.svg David Moyes End of contract19 May 2013 [51] Pre-season Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Martínez 5 June 2013 [52]
Manchester City Flag of England.svg Brian Kidd (caretaker)End of caretaker spell19 May 2013 Flag of Chile.svg Manuel Pellegrini 14 June 2013 [53]
Stoke City Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Tony Pulis Mutual consent21 May 2013 [54] Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Mark Hughes 30 May 2013 [55]
Chelsea Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Benítez End of contract27 May 2013 [56] Flag of Portugal.svg José Mourinho 3 June 2013 [57]
Manchester United Flag of Scotland.svg Sir Alex Ferguson Retired1 July 2013 [58] Flag of Scotland.svg David Moyes 1 July 2013 [59]
Sunderland Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Di Canio Sacked22 September 2013 [60] 20th Flag of Uruguay.svg Gus Poyet 8 October 2013 [61]
Crystal Palace Flag of England.svg Ian Holloway Mutual consent23 October 2013 [62] 19th Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Tony Pulis 23 November 2013 [63]
Fulham Flag of the Netherlands.svg Martin Jol Sacked1 December 2013 [64] 18th Flag of the Netherlands.svg René Meulensteen 1 December 2013 [64]
West Bromwich Albion Flag of Scotland.svg Steve Clarke 14 December 2013 [65] 16th Flag of Spain.svg Pepe Mel 9 January 2014 [66]
Tottenham Hotspur Flag of Portugal.svg André Villas-Boas Mutual consent [67] 16 December 2013 [68] 7th Flag of England.svg Tim Sherwood 16 December 2013 [69]
Cardiff City Flag of Scotland.svg Malky Mackay Sacked27 December 2013 [70] 16th Flag of Norway.svg Ole Gunnar Solskjær 2 January 2014 [71]
Swansea City Flag of Denmark.svg Michael Laudrup 4 February 2014 [72] 12th Flag of England.svg Garry Monk 4 February 2014 [72]
Fulham Flag of the Netherlands.svg René Meulensteen 14 February 2014 [73] 20th Flag of Germany.svg Felix Magath 14 February 2014 [73]
Norwich City Flag of Ireland.svg Chris Hughton 6 April 2014 [74] 17th Flag of England.svg Neil Adams 6 April 2014
Manchester United Flag of Scotland.svg David Moyes 22 April 2014 [75] 7th Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ryan Giggs
(interim player-manager)
22 April 2014 [76]
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ryan Giggs End of caretaker spell19 May 2014 [77] 7th Flag of the Netherlands.svg Louis van Gaal 19 May 2014 [77]

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C)38275610237+6586Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Liverpool 38266610150+5184
3 Chelsea 3825767127+4482
4 Arsenal 3824776841+2779Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Everton 3821986139+2272Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38216115551+469Qualification for the Europa League play-off round [lower-alpha 1]
7 Manchester United 38197126443+2164
8 Southampton 381511125446+856
9 Stoke City 381311144552750
10 Newcastle United 381541943591649
11 Crystal Palace 381361933481545
12 Swansea City 38119185454042
13 West Ham United 381172040511140
14 Sunderland 381082041601938
15 Aston Villa 381082039612238
16 Hull City 381072138531537Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round [lower-alpha 2]
17 West Bromwich Albion 387151643591636
18 Norwich City (R)38892128623433Relegation to the Football League Championship
19 Fulham (R)38952440854532
20 Cardiff City (R)38792232744230
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions). [78]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Since the winners of 2013–14 Football League Cup (Manchester City) qualified for the Champions League, the spot awarded to them (Europa League play-off round) was passed to the 6th-placed team.
  2. Hull City qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round as runners-up of the 2013–14 FA Cup since winners Arsenal qualified for Champions League.

Results

Home \ Away ARS AVL CAR CHE CRY EVE FUL HUL LIV MCI MUN NEW NOR SOU STK SUN SWA TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 1–32–0 0–0 2–01–12–02–02–01–1 0–0 3–04–12–03–14–12–2 1–0 1–03–1
Aston Villa 1–22–01–00–10–21–23–10–13–20–31–24–10–01–40–01–10–2 4–3 0–2
Cardiff City 0–30–01–20–30–03–10–43–63–22–21–22–10–31–12–2 1–0 0–11–00–2
Chelsea 6–0 2–14–12–11–0 2–0 2–02–12–13–13–00–03–13–01–21–0 4–0 2–20–0
Crystal Palace 0–21–02–01–00–01–41–03–30–20–20–31–10–11–03–10–20–13–11–0
Everton 3–02–12–11–02–34–12–1 3–3 2–32–03–22–02–14–00–13–20–00–01–0
Fulham 1–32–01–2 1–3 2–21–32–22–32–41–31–01–00–31–01–41–21–21–12–1
Hull City 0–30–01–10–20–10–26–03–10–22–31–41–00–10–01–01–01–12–01–0
Liverpool 5–12–23–10–23–1 4–0 4–02–0 3–2 1–0 2–15–10–11–02–14–34–04–14–1
Manchester City 6–34–04–20–11–03–15–02–0 2–1 4–1 4–07–04–11–02–23–06–03–12–0
Manchester United 1–0 4–12–00–02–00–12–23–1 0–3 0–3 0–14–01–13–20–12–01–21–23–1
Newcastle United 0–11–03–02–01–00–31–02–32–20–20–42–11–15–1 0–3 1–20–42–10–0
Norwich City 0–20–10–01–31–02–21–21–02–30–00–10–01–01–12–01–11–00–13–1
Southampton 2–22–30–10–32–02–02–04–10–31–11–14–04–22–21–12–02–31–00–0
Stoke City 1–02–10–03–22–11–14–11–03–50–02–11–00–11–12–01–10–10–03–1
Sunderland 1–30–14–03–40–00–10–10–21–31–01–2 2–1 0–02–21–01–31–22–01–2
Swansea City 1–24–1 3–0 0–11–11–22–01–12–22–31–43–03–00–13–34–01–31–20–0
Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 3–01–0 1–1 2–01–03–11–00–51–52–20–12–03–23–05–11–01–10–3
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 2–2 3–31–12–01–11–11–11–12–30–31–00–20–11–23–00–23–31–0
West Ham United 1–30–02–00–30–12–33–02–11–21–30–21–32–03–10–10–02–02–03–3
Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2014. Source: Premier League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Scoring

Top scorers

RankPlayerClubGoals [1]
1 Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez Liverpool31
2 Flag of England.svg Daniel Sturridge Liverpool21
3 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Yaya Touré Manchester City20
4 Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Agüero Manchester City17
Flag of England.svg Wayne Rooney Manchester United
6 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Wilfried Bony Swansea City16
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Edin Džeko Manchester City
Flag of France.svg Olivier Giroud Arsenal
9 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Romelu Lukaku Everton15
Flag of England.svg Jay Rodriguez Southampton

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez LiverpoolWest Bromwich Albion4–1 [79] 26 October 2013
Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez 4LiverpoolNorwich City5–1 [80] 4 December 2013
Flag of England.svg Adam Johnson SunderlandFulham4–1 [81] 11 January 2014
Flag of Cameroon.svg Samuel Eto'o ChelseaManchester United3–1 [82] 19 January 2014
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Eden Hazard ChelseaNewcastle United3–0 [83] 8 February 2014
Flag of Germany.svg André Schürrle ChelseaFulham3–1 [84] 1 March 2014
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Yaya Touré Manchester CityFulham5–0 [85] 22 March 2014
Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez LiverpoolCardiff City6–3 [86] 22 March 2014

4 Player scored four goals

Most assists

RankPlayerClubAssists [87]
1 Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard Liverpool13
2 Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez Liverpool12
3 Flag of England.svg Rickie Lambert Southampton10
Flag of England.svg Wayne Rooney Manchester United
5 Flag of Germany.svg Mesut Özil Arsenal9
Flag of Spain.svg David Silva Manchester City
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Yaya Touré Manchester City
8 Flag of Spain.svg Santi Cazorla Arsenal8
Flag of Denmark.svg Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur
Flag of France.svg Olivier Giroud Arsenal
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Kevin Mirallas Everton
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Aaron Ramsey Arsenal

Clean sheets

Player

RankPlayerClubClean sheets [2]
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Čech Chelsea16
Flag of Poland.svg Wojciech Szczęsny Arsenal
3 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Howard Everton15
4 Flag of Poland.svg Artur Boruc Southampton14
Flag of France.svg Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur
6 Flag of England.svg Joe Hart Manchester City13
7 Flag of Spain.svg David de Gea Manchester United12
Flag of England.svg John Ruddy Norwich City
Flag of Argentina.svg Julián Speroni Crystal Palace
10 Flag of Italy.svg Vito Mannone Sunderland11

Club

Discipline

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards: [89] 78
    • Aston Villa
  • Most red cards: [89] 7
    • Sunderland

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
ManagerClubPlayerClub
August Ulster Banner.svg Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Flag of England.svg Daniel Sturridge Liverpool [90]
September Flag of France.svg Arsène Wenger Arsenal Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Aaron Ramsey Arsenal [91]
October Flag of Argentina.svg Mauricio Pochettino Southampton Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Agüero Manchester City [92]
November Flag of England.svg Alan Pardew Newcastle United Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tim Krul Newcastle United [93]
December Flag of Chile.svg Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez Liverpool [94]
January Flag of England.svg Adam Johnson Sunderland [95]
February Flag of England.svg Sam Allardyce West Ham United Flag of England.svg Daniel Sturridge Liverpool [96]
March Ulster Banner.svg Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Flag of Uruguay.svg Luis Suárez & Flag of England.svg Steven Gerrard (shared)Liverpool [97]
April Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Tony Pulis Crystal Palace Flag of England.svg Connor Wickham Sunderland [98]

Annual awards

Premier League Manager of the season

Tony Pulis won the Premier League Manager of the Season award. [99]

Premier League Player of the season

The Premier League Player of the Season was awarded to Luis Suárez. [99]

PFA Players' Player of the Year

The PFA Players' Player of the Year was awarded to Luis Suárez. [100]

PFA Team of the Year

PFA Team of the Year [101]
Goalkeeper Petr Čech (Chelsea)
Defenders Séamus Coleman (Everton) Gary Cahill (Chelsea) Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) Luke Shaw (Southampton)
Midfielders Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Adam Lallana (Southampton) Yaya Touré (Manchester City) Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Forwards Luis Suárez (Liverpool) Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)

PFA Young Player of the Year

The PFA Young Player of the Year was also awarded to Eden Hazard. [102]

FWA Footballer of the Year

The FWA Footballer of the Year was also awarded to Luis Suárez. [102]

Premier League Golden Glove

The Premier League Golden Glove award was won by Petr Čech of Chelsea and Wojciech Szczęsny of Arsenal. [103]

Premier League Fair Play League

The Premier League Fair Play League was topped by Liverpool. [104]

Average attendances

ClubAverage attendance [105]
Manchester United 75,207
Arsenal 60,013
Newcastle United 50,395
Manchester City 47,075
Liverpool 44,671
Chelsea 41,482
Sunderland 41,090
Everton 37,732
Aston Villa 36,081
Tottenham Hotspur 35,808
West Ham United 34,197
Southampton 30,212
Cardiff City 27,430
Norwich City 26,805
Stoke City 26,137
West Bromwich Albion 25,194
Fulham 24,977
Crystal Palace 24,375
Hull City 24,117
Swansea City 20,407

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The 2013–14 season was Fulham's 116th professional season and their 13th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, the Premier League. They also competed in the League Cup and the FA Cup. Fulham were relegated from the Premier League, finishing in 19th place. They also exited the League Cup in the fourth round and the FA Cup in the fourth round.

2014–15 Premier League

The 2014–15 Premier League was the 23rd season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The fixtures were announced on 18 June 2014. The season started on 16 August 2014 and concluded on 24 May 2015.

2015–16 Premier League

The 2015–16 Premier League was the 24th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season began on 8 August 2015, and was scheduled to conclude on 15 May 2016. However, the match between Manchester United and Bournemouth on the final day was postponed to 17 May 2016 due to a suspicious package found at Old Trafford.

The 2018–19 Premier League was the 27th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season started on 10 August 2018 and concluded on 12 May 2019. Fixtures for the 2018–19 season were announced on 14 June 2018. The league was contested by the top 17 teams from the 2017–18 season as well as Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Fulham, who joined as the promoted clubs from the 2017–18 EFL Championship. They replaced West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and Stoke City who were relegated to the 2018–19 EFL Championship.

The 2020–21 Premier League was the 29th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992. The season was initially scheduled to start on 8 August, but this was delayed until 12 September as a consequence of the postponement of the previous season's conclusion due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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