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1999–2000 FA Premier League

1999–2000 FA Premier League

The 1999–2000 FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the eighth season of the FA Premier League, and Manchester United secured their sixth Premiership title. Like the previous season, they lost only three league games all season. Unlike in 1998–99 season, they won by a comfortable margin – 18 points as opposed to a single point.

Their only disappointment of the season came when they lost their defence of the European Cup following a 3–2 defeat against Real Madrid in the quarter finals. Manchester United had withdrawn from the 1999–2000 FA Cup to participate in the FIFA World Club Championship at the request of the FA who wanted Manchester United to compete to support England's bid to host the World Cup. Chelsea would go on to win the last FA Cup held at Wembley Stadium before its redevelopment. The League Cup final was won by Leicester City, for the second time in four seasons. In Europe, Leeds United reached the UEFA Cup semi final and Arsenal were on the losing side to Galatasaray in the UEFA Cup final.

Only one newly promoted team suffered relegation: Watford, who finished in last place, and achieved a record Premiership low of just 24 points (a record since broken by Sunderland (twice) and by Derby County, Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town), despite a decent start to their campaign which saw them beat both Liverpool (at Anfield) and Chelsea. The most successful promoted team was Sunderland, who finished seventh in the final table and spent much of the season pushing for a place in European competition. Bradford City, back in the top division for the first time since 1922, secured their Premiership survival on the last day of the season with a 1–0 win over Liverpool. The result meant that Liverpool lost out on a Champions League place, and Wimbledon were relegated after 14 years of top-division football. Second-from-bottom Sheffield Wednesday were relegated in their penultimate game of the season, having spent 15 of the previous 16 seasons in the top division. Wednesday's season included an 8–0 defeat at Newcastle. Amazingly Coventry City went all season without an away win but still managed to secure 14th place due to an impressive home record which saw them win 12 out of their 19 matches.

As well as Premiership champions Manchester United and runners-up Arsenal, third placed Leeds United qualified for the 2000–01 Champions League. UEFA Cup places went to fourth placed Liverpool, F.A Cup winners Chelsea, and League Cup winners Leicester City.

Promoted to the Premiership for 2000–01 were First Division champions Charlton Athletic, runners-up Manchester City and playoff winners Ipswich Town. For the first time since the formation of the Premiership, all of the promoted teams had been members of the Premiership before.

FA Premier League
Dates7 August 1999–14 May 2000
ChampionsManchester United
6th Premier League title
13th English title
Sheffield Wednesday
Champions LeagueManchester United
Leeds United
UEFA CupChelsea
Leicester City
Intertoto CupAston Villa
Bradford City
Matches played380
Goals scored1,060 (2.79 per match)
Top goalscorerKevin Phillips (30 goals)
Biggest home winNewcastle United 8–0 Sheffield Wednesday
(19 September 1999)
Biggest away winDerby County 0–5 Sunderland
(18 September 1999)
Highest scoringWest Ham United 5–4 Bradford City
(12 February 2000)
Tottenham Hotspur 7–2 Southampton
(11 March 2000)
Longest winning run11 games[4]
Manchester United
Longest unbeaten run16 games[4]
Longest winless run11 games[4]
Longest losing run8 games[4]
Highest attendance61,619
Manchester United v Derby County
(11 March 2000)
Lowest attendance8,248
Wimbledon v Sheffield Wednesday
(12 April 2000)
Average attendance30,755
← 1998–99


Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the First Division. The promoted teams were Sunderland, Bradford City and Watford, returning after absences of two, seventy-seven and eleven years respectively. This was also Bradford City and Watford's first season in the Premier League. They replaced Charlton Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest. Charlton Athletic and Nottingham Forest were immediately relegated after a season's presence while Blackburn Rovers' seven year top flight spell came to an end.

Stadiums and Locations

ArsenalLondon(Highbury)Arsenal Stadium38,419
Aston VillaBirminghamVilla Park42,573
Bradford CityBradfordValley Parade25,136
ChelseaLondon(Fulham)Stamford Bridge42,055
Coventry CityCoventryHighfield Road23,489
Derby CountyDerbyPride Park Stadium33,597
EvertonLiverpool(Walton)Goodison Park40,569
Leeds UnitedLeedsElland Road40,242
Leicester CityLeicesterFilbert Street22,000
Manchester UnitedOld TraffordOld Trafford68,174
MiddlesbroughMiddlesbroughRiverside Stadium35,049
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle upon TyneSt James' Park52,387
Sheffield WednesdaySheffieldHillsborough Stadium39,732
SouthamptonSouthamptonThe Dell15,200
SunderlandSunderlandStadium of Light49,000
Tottenham HotspurLondon(Tottenham)White Hart Lane36,240
WatfordWatfordVicarage Road19,920
West Ham UnitedLondon(Upton Park)Boleyn Ground35,647
WimbledonLondon(Wimbledon)Selhurst Park[1]26,074

Personnel and kits

(as of 14 May 2000)

TeamManagerCaptainKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
ArsenalFranceArsène WengerEnglandTony AdamsNikeDreamcast
Aston VillaEnglandJohn GregoryEnglandGareth SouthgateReebokLDV Vans
Bradford CityEnglandPaul JewellScotlandStuart McCallAsicsJCT600
ChelseaItalyGianluca VialliEnglandDennis WiseUmbroAutoglass
Coventry CityScotlandGordon StrachanScotlandGary McAllisterCCFC GarmentsSubaru
Derby CountyEnglandJim SmithJamaicaDarryl PowellPumaEDS
EvertonScotlandWalter SmithEnglandDave WatsonUmbroOne2One
Leeds UnitedRepublic of IrelandDavid O'LearySouth AfricaLucas RadebePumaPackard Bell
Leicester CityMartin O'NeillScotlandMatt ElliottFox LeisureWalkers Crisps
LiverpoolFranceGérard HoullierEnglandJamie RedknappReebokCarlsberg Group
Manchester UnitedScotlandSir Alex FergusonRepublic of IrelandRoy KeaneUmbroSharp
MiddlesbroughEnglandBryan RobsonEnglandPaul InceErreàBT Cellnet
Newcastle UnitedEnglandBobby RobsonEnglandAlan ShearerAdidasNewcastle Brown Ale
Sheffield WednesdayWalesPeter Shreeves (caretaker)EnglandDes WalkerPumaSanderson
SouthamptonEnglandGlenn HoddleEnglandMatt Le TissierSaintsFriends Provident
SunderlandEnglandPeter ReidEnglandSteve BouldAsicsReg Vardy
Tottenham HotspurScotlandGeorge GrahamEnglandSol CampbellAdidasHolsten
WatfordEnglandGraham TaylorWalesRob PageLe Coq SportifPhones4U
West Ham UnitedEnglandHarry RedknappSteve LomasFilaDr. Martens
WimbledonEnglandTerry BurtonJamaicaRobbie EarleLottoTiny

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
WimbledonRepublic of IrelandJoe KinnearResigned9 June 1999Pre-seasonNorwayEgil Olsen9 June 1999
Newcastle UnitedNetherlandsRuud GullitResigned28 August 1999[5]19thEnglandBobby Robson2 September 1999[6]
SouthamptonEnglandDave JonesContract terminated27 January 200017thEnglandGlenn Hoddle28 January 2000
Sheffield WednesdayEnglandDanny WilsonSacked21 March 2000[7]19thWalesPeter Shreeves (caretaker)21 March 2000
WimbledonNorwayEgil OlsenSacked1 May 2000[8]18thEnglandTerry Burton1 May 2000

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Manchester United(C)3828739745+5291Qualification for the Champions League first group stage
3Leeds United38216115843+1569Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4Liverpool38191095130+2167Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[2]
6Aston Villa381513104635+1158Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
8Leicester City38167155555055Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[3]
9West Ham United381510135253−155
10Tottenham Hotspur38158155749+853
11Newcastle United381410146354+952
14Coventry City38128184754−744
16Derby County38911184457−1338
17Bradford City3899203868−3036Qualification for the Intertoto Cup second round
18Wimbledon(R)38712194674−2833Relegation to the Football League First Division
19Sheffield Wednesday(R)3887233870−3231


Aston Villa1–11–00–01–02–03–01–02–20–00–11–00–12–10–11–11–14–02–21–1
Bradford City2–11–11–11–14–40–01–23–11–00–41–12–01–11–20–41–13–20–33–0
Coventry City3–22–14–02–22–01–03–40–10–31–22–14–14–10–13–20–14–01–02–0
Derby County1–20–20–13–10–01–00–13–00–21–21–30–03–32–00–50–12–01–24–0
Leeds United0–41–22–10–13–00–01–12–11–20–12–03–22–01–02–11–03–11–04–1
Leicester City0–33–13–02–21–00–11–12–12–20–22–11–23–02–15–20–11–01–32–1
Manchester United1–13–04–03–23–23–15–12–02–01–11–05–14–03–34–03–14–17–11–1
Newcastle United4–20–12–00–12–02–01–12–20–22–23–02–18–05–01–22–11–02–23–3
Sheffield Wednesday1–10–12–01–00–00–20–20–34–01–20–11–00–20–10–21–22–23–15–1
Tottenham Hotspur2–12–41–10–13–21–13–21–22–31–03–12–33–10–17–23–14–00–02–0
West Ham United2–11–15–40–05–01–10–40–02–11–02–40–12–14–32–01–11–01–02–1

Top goal scorers

1EnglandKevin PhillipsSunderland30
2EnglandAlan ShearerNewcastle United23
3Trinidad and TobagoDwight YorkeManchester United20
4EnglandMichael BridgesLeeds United19
EnglandAndy ColeManchester United19
6FranceThierry HenryArsenal17
7ItalyPaolo Di CanioWest Ham United16
8EnglandChris ArmstrongTottenham Hotspur14
NorwaySteffen IversenTottenham Hotspur14
Republic of IrelandNiall QuinnSunderland14



Monthly awards

AugustAlex Ferguson (Manchester United)Robbie Keane (Coventry City)
SeptemberWalter Smith (Everton)Muzzy Izzet (Leicester City)
OctoberPeter Reid (Sunderland)Kevin Phillips (Sunderland)
NovemberMartin O'Neill (Leicester City)Sami Hyypiä (Liverpool)
DecemberGérard Houllier (Liverpool)Roy Keane (Manchester United)
JanuaryDanny Wilson (Sheffield Wednesday)Gareth Southgate (Aston Villa)
FebruaryBobby Robson (Newcastle United)Paul Merson (Aston Villa)
MarchAlex Ferguson (Manchester United)Dwight Yorke (Manchester United)
AprilAlex Ferguson (Manchester United)Thierry Henry (Arsenal)


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