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2012–13 Premier League

2012–13 Premier League

The 2012–13 Premier League (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 21st season of the Premier League, the English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The fixture schedule was released on 18 June 2012.[5][6] The season began on 18 August 2012 and ended on 19 May 2013.[6]

Manchester City were the defending champions, having won their first Premier League title the previous season. This was their first top division league title since the 1967–68 season.

On 22 April 2013, Manchester United won their 13th Premier League title and 20th English title overall by defeating Aston Villa 3–0 at Old Trafford. This left reigning champions Manchester City 16 points behind with only 15 left to play for.[7][8] It was the first time the title had been decided in April since Chelsea were the winners in 2005–06. It was also only the fourth time in the history of the Premier League that it had been won with at least four games remaining in the season, the last time being in 2003–04 when Arsenal were champions.[9] England national football team manager, Roy Hodgson declared that United's manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, was a "magician" having won 13 titles in 21 seasons.[10]

On 28 April 2013, Queens Park Rangers and Reading were both relegated from the Premier League after a 0–0 draw against each other.[11] Wigan Athletic were the third and final club to be relegated, after a 4–1 defeat to Arsenal on 14 May 2013. This brought an end to their eight-year stay in the Premier League, and came 3 days after winning the season's FA Cup. This made them the first ever club to win the FA Cup and suffer relegation in the same season.[12]

[[LINK|lang_en|Premier_League|Premier League]]
Dates18 August 2012–19 May 2013
ChampionsManchester United
13th Premier League title
20th English title
RelegatedWigan Athletic
Queens Park Rangers
Champions LeagueManchester United
Manchester City
Europa LeagueTottenham Hotspur
Swansea City
Wigan Athletic
Matches played380
Goals scored1,063 (2.8 per match)
Top goalscorerRobin van Persie
(26 goals)[3]
Best goalkeeperJoe Hart
(18 clean sheets)
Biggest home winChelsea 8–0 Aston Villa
(23 December 2012)
Biggest away winNewcastle United 0–6 Liverpool
(27 April 2013)
Highest scoringArsenal 7–3 Newcastle United
(29 December 2012)
West Brom 5–5 Manchester United
(19 May 2013)
Longest winning run7 games[4]
Manchester United
Longest unbeaten run18 games[4]
Manchester United
Longest winless run16 games[4]
Queens Park Rangers
Longest losing run7 games[4]
Highest attendance75,605[4]
Manchester United 1–0 Reading
(16 March 2013)
Lowest attendance15,436[4]
Wigan Athletic 3–2 Reading
(24 November 2012)
Average attendance35,931[4]

Season summary

The season opened the weekend of 18 August 2012. Defending champions Manchester City opened their season with a narrow 3–2 victory over Southampton, who had just been promoted back to the Premier League after seven seasons in lower divisions. Man City had taken a 1–0 lead, with Southampton turning it on its head to go 2–1 up with 20 minutes remaining. City eventually came back and Samir Nasri scored the winning goal with ten minutes left.[13] In a Monday evening fixture at Goodison Park, Manchester United started their season with a 1–0 loss to Everton, the goal scored by Marouane Fellaini.[14] The first goal of the season, however, was scored by Swansea City's Michu,[15] whose team thrashed Queens Park Rangers 5–0 away from home.[16]

Manchester United recovered from their opening week loss with a 3–2 win over Fulham in their opening home game at Old Trafford, but lost striker Wayne Rooney to injury during the match.[17] Other second week highlights included Chelsea's 2–0 win over Newcastle United, with recent Belgian signing Eden Hazard involved in both goals.[18][19]

Early leaders Chelsea had week three off, while a win by Manchester City over Queens Park Rangers left the defending champions two points off the pace. The game was a highly anticipated rematch between the two teams that squared off on the final day of the 2011–12 season, when Manchester City snatched the title on goal difference with a late goal by Sergio Agüero. This time though, it was less exciting, with Manchester City comfortably winning 3–1.[20] Level on points with Manchester City in second place were Swansea City, who registered a 2–2 draw with Sunderland, and West Bromwich Albion, who defeated Everton 2–0.[21]

The fourth week of the season began with controversy, as the Chelsea v Queens Park Rangers match was fraught with racial tensions when QPR's Anton Ferdinand refused to shake hands with Chelsea's John Terry, who had been suspended for four games for using racial epithets against Ferdinand during the previous season.[22] The teams would play out a 0–0 draw, however second place Manchester City could not gain ground as they also drew, with Stoke City.[23]

Week five saw Chelsea extend their league lead to 3 points with a 1–0 win over Stoke City. A late goal in the 85th minute by Ashley Cole secured the win for the Blues.[24] Everton and West Bromwich Albion maintained control of second place, with both teams notching a win in week five, though a draw by the Baggies in week six would drop them back to fifth place, which they would share with Tottenham Hotspur following their surprise 3–2 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Chelsea, Everton, and Manchester City would all win in week six. The results table after six games would have Chelsea in the lead with 16 points, followed by Everton and Manchester City with 13 points each, and Manchester United with 12. At the bottom of the league, Liverpool forward Luis Suárez scored a hat trick against Norwich City, leading Liverpool to a 5–2 victory. It was the second consecutive year that Suárez had scored a hat trick at Carrow Road.[25]

The month of October saw a tightening at the top of the standings, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all winning their first two of three games for the month, setting up a vital Sunday afternoon match at Stamford Bridge between third placed Manchester United and the leaders Chelsea. The game did not disappoint, as Chelsea went down 2–0 early on an own goal by David Luiz in the fourth minute and a goal by Robin van Persie in the 12th. Van Persie had also taken the shot that had rebounded off of Luiz, and thus was ultimately responsible for the Red Devil's one-goal lead at half-time, following a late first half goal by Chelsea's Juan Mata from a free kick. Eight minutes into the second half Ramires equalised for Chelsea, and in the 75th minute United's Javier Hernández scored what proved to be the deciding goal via a rebound from a missed Van Persie shot. Replays showed that Hernández was in an offside position, generating a great deal of controversy. After the game, only a single point separated leaders Chelsea from second placed Manchester United.[26] The rest of the standings were tightly packed in mid-table as 4 points separated fourth through ninth place. Another key match in October included a fixture between Liverpool and Reading, with Liverpool winning 1–0 (with winger Raheem Sterling scoring his first goal for the club) and giving manager Brendan Rodgers his first win over Reading, a team he formerly managed.[27] The final week of October featured the longest match in the 20-year history of the Premier League, a 103-minute game between Manchester City and Swansea that featured two serious injuries, one to the groin of Swansea keeper Michel Vorm and the other to the knee of Manchester City back Micah Richards, both of which required stretchers to carry them off. City prevailed 1–0 in the marathon event with a goal from Carlos Tevez.[28][29]

League leaders Chelsea suffered a dip in form in November. They opened the month with draws against Swansea City and Liverpool, dropping them to third in the standings. A loss to West Bromwich Albion on 17 November was marked by ineffective second half play, as the team was unable to capitalise on a late first half equaliser by Eden Hazard.[30] The Blues closed out the month with uninspiring 0–0 draws against Manchester City and Fulham. The primary beneficiaries of Chelsea's slide were Manchester United and Manchester City, as the two rivals moved into commanding control of the first two places in the league table. Key November games included a 2–1 Manchester United win over Arsenal on 3 November,[31] and a dominating 5–0 win by Manchester City over Aston Villa on 17 November marked by a pair of two-goal performances by Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero.[32] West Bromwich Albion proved to be the biggest mover up the league table, moving from eighth up to joint third with Chelsea, on the strength of four wins over Southampton, Wigan Athletic, Chelsea, and Sunderland. At the bottom end of the table, Queens Park Rangers found themselves as the only team without a league win by the end of November.

The month of December saw minimal change in the standings at the top end of the table. The situation by New Year's Eve with the top three places was the same as it was at the start of the month, though Manchester United had extended their lead over second place Manchester City to seven points, with Chelsea four points back from City in third place. Tottenham Hotspur occupied fourth place with Arsenal, Everton, and West Bromwich Albion all tied for fifth. Chelsea stopped their November slide with a 3–1 win at Sunderland on 8 December on the strength of two goals by Fernando Torres.[33] The Manchester derby was renewed on 9 December at the City of Manchester Stadium with first place on the line. United took a two-goal lead thanks to two goals from Wayne Rooney in the 16th and 30th minute. City responded with a Yaya Touré goal in the 60th minute, a goal that followed two saves in rapid succession by United keeper David de Gea. Pablo Zabaleta equalised in the 86th minute, but Robin van Persie once again proved to be the hero for United, scoring the winning goal two minutes into extra time to extend United's lead over City at the top of the table to six points.[34] The last team without a league win, Queens Park Rangers, finally got their first win of the season on 15 December.


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 Reading, Southampton and West Ham United, returning to the top flight after absences of four, seven and one year respectively. They replaced Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers (both teams relegated after eleven years in the top flight) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (ending their three-year top flight spell).

Stadiums and locations

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.[35]
ArsenalLondon(Holloway)Emirates Stadium60,362
Aston VillaBirminghamVilla Park42,785
ChelseaLondon(Fulham)Stamford Bridge41,798
EvertonLiverpool(Walton)Goodison Park40,157
FulhamLondon(Fulham)Craven Cottage25,700
Manchester CityManchesterCity of Manchester Stadium55,097
Manchester UnitedOld TraffordOld Trafford75,765
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle upon TyneSt James' Park52,405
Norwich CityNorwichCarrow Road27,224
Queens Park RangersLondon(Shepherd's Bush)Loftus Road18,439
ReadingReadingMadejski Stadium24,197
SouthamptonSouthamptonSt Mary's Stadium32,689
Stoke CityStoke-on-TrentBritannia Stadium27,740
SunderlandSunderlandStadium of Light48,707
Swansea CitySwanseaLiberty Stadium20,750
Tottenham HotspurLondon(Tottenham)White Hart Lane36,284
West Bromwich AlbionWest BromwichThe Hawthorns26,445
West Ham UnitedLondon(Upton Park)Boleyn Ground35,016
Wigan AthleticWiganDW Stadium25,133

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
ArsenalFranceArsène WengerBelgiumThomas VermaelenNikeFly Emirates
Aston VillaScotlandPaul LambertNetherlandsRon VlaarMacronGenting Casinos
ChelseaSpainRafael BenítezEnglandJohn TerryAdidasSamsung
EvertonScotlandDavid MoyesEnglandPhil NevilleNikeChang Beer
FulhamNetherlandsMartin JolNorwayBrede HangelandKappaFxPro
LiverpoolBrendan RodgersEnglandSteven GerrardWarrior SportsStandard Chartered
Manchester CityEnglandBrian Kidd(caretaker)BelgiumVincent KompanyUmbroEtihad Airways
Manchester UnitedScotlandSir Alex FergusonSerbiaNemanja VidićNikeAon
Newcastle UnitedEnglandAlan PardewArgentinaFabricio ColocciniPumaVirgin Money
Norwich CityRepublic of IrelandChris HughtonEnglandGrant HoltErreàAviva
Queens Park RangersEnglandHarry RedknappEnglandClint HillLottoAirAsia
ReadingEnglandNigel AdkinsJamaicaJobi McAnuffPumaWaitrose
SouthamptonArgentinaMauricio PochettinoEnglandAdam LallanaUmbroaap3
Stoke CityWalesTony PulisEnglandRyan ShawcrossAdidasBet365
SunderlandItalyPaolo Di CanioEnglandLee CattermoleAdidasInvest in Africa
Swansea CityDenmarkMichael LaudrupEnglandGarry MonkAdidas32Red
Tottenham HotspurPortugalAndré Villas-BoasEnglandMichael DawsonUnder ArmourAurasma
West Bromwich AlbionScotlandSteve ClarkeChris BruntAdidasZoopla
West Ham UnitedEnglandSam AllardyceEnglandKevin NolanMacronSBOBET
Wigan AthleticSpainRoberto MartínezScotlandGary CaldwellMiFit12BET
  • Additionally, referee kits are now being sponsored by Expedia.com, and Nike has a new match ball, the Maxim Premier League.

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
West Bromwich AlbionEnglandRoy HodgsonSigned by England13 May 2012[37]Pre-seasonScotlandSteve Clarke8 June 2012[38]
End of contract
Aston VillaScotlandAlex McLeishSacked14 May 2012[39]ScotlandPaul Lambert2 June 2012[40]
LiverpoolScotlandKenny Dalglish16 May 2012[41]Brendan Rodgers1 June 2012[42]
Swansea CityBrendan RodgersSigned by Liverpool1 June 2012[42]DenmarkMichael Laudrup15 June 2012[43]
Norwich CityScotlandPaul LambertSigned by Aston Villa2 June 2012[40]Republic of IrelandChris Hughton7 June 2012[44]
Tottenham HotspurEnglandHarry RedknappSacked13 June 2012[45]PortugalAndré Villas-Boas3 July 2012[46]
ChelseaItalyRoberto Di Matteo21 November 2012[47]3rdSpainRafael Benítez21 November 2012[48]
Queens Park RangersWalesMark Hughes23 November 2012[49]20thEnglandHarry Redknapp24 November 2012[50]
SouthamptonEnglandNigel Adkins18 January 2013[51]15thArgentinaMauricio Pochettino18 January 2013[51]
ReadingEnglandBrian McDermott11 March 2013[52]19thEnglandNigel Adkins26 March 2013[53]
SunderlandMartin O'Neill30 March 2013[54]16thItalyPaolo Di Canio31 March 2013[55]
Manchester CityItalyRoberto Mancini13 May 2013[56]2ndEnglandBrian Kidd(caretaker)13 May 2013[56]

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Manchester United(C)3828558643+4389Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2Manchester City3823966634+3278
4Arsenal38211077237+3573Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5Tottenham Hotspur3821986646+2072Qualification for the Europa League play-off round
8West Bromwich Albion38147175357−449
9Swansea City381113144751−446Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[2]
10West Ham United381210164553−846
11Norwich City381014144158−1744
13Stoke City38915143445−1142
15Aston Villa381011174769−2241
16Newcastle United38118194568−2341
18Wigan Athletic(R)3899204773−2636
Qualification for the Europa League group stage[1]
Relegation to the Football League Championship
19Reading(R)38610224373−3028Relegation to the Football League Championship
20Queens Park Rangers(R)38413213060−3025


Aston Villa0–01–21–31–11–20–12–31–21–13–21–00–10–06–12–00–41–12–10–3
Manchester City1–15–02–01–12–02–22–34–02–33–11–03–23–03–01–02–11–02–11–0
Manchester United2–13–00–12–03–22–11–24–34–03–11–02–14–23–12–12–32–01–04–0
Newcastle United0–11–13–21–21–00–61–30–31–01–01–24–22–10–31–22–12–10–13–0
Norwich City1–01–20–12–10–02–53–41–00–01–12–10–01–02–12–21–14–00–02–1
Queens Park Rangers0–11–10–01–12–10–30–00–21–20–01–11–30–23–10–50–01–21–21–1
Stoke City0–01–30–41–11–03–11–10–22–11–01–02–13–30–02–01–20–00–12–2
Swansea City0–22–21–10–30–30–00–01–11–03–44–12–20–03–12–21–23–13–02–1
Tottenham Hotspur2–12–02–42–20–12–13–11–12–11–12–13–11–00–01–01–01–13–10–1
West Bromwich Albion1–22–22–12–01–23–01–25–51–12–13–21–02–00–12–12–10–10–02–3
West Ham United1–31–03–11–23–02–30–02–20–02–11–14–24–11–11–11–02–33–12–0
Wigan Athletic0–12–20–22–21–20–40–20–42–11–02–23–22–22–22–32–32–21–22–1

Season statistics


  • First goal of the season: Michu for Swansea City against Queens Park Rangers (18 August 2012)[15]

  • Fastest goal of the season: 20 seconds, Theo Walcott for Arsenal against Queens Park Rangers (4 May 2013)[58]

  • Last goal of the season: Urby Emanuelson for Fulham against Swansea City, (19 May 2013)[59]

  • Largest winning margin: 8 goals Chelsea 8–0 Aston Villa (23 December 2012)

  • Highest scoring game: 10 goals Arsenal 7–3 Newcastle United (29 December 2012) West Bromwich Albion 5–5 Manchester United (19 May 2013)

  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 8 goals Chelsea 8–0 Aston Villa (23 December 2012)

  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals Reading 3–4 Manchester United (1 December 2012) Swansea City 3–4 Norwich City (8 December 2012) Manchester United 4–3 Newcastle United (26 December 2012) Norwich City 3–4 Manchester City (29 December 2012) Arsenal 7–3 Newcastle United (29 December 2012)

Top scorers

1NetherlandsRobin van PersieManchester United26
2UruguayLuis SuárezLiverpool23
3WalesGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur21
4BelgiumChristian BentekeAston Villa19
5SpainMichuSwansea City18
6BelgiumRomelu LukakuWest Bromwich Albion17
7SenegalDemba BaChelsea / Newcastle United15
BulgariaDimitar BerbatovFulham
EnglandRickie LambertSouthampton
EnglandFrank LampardChelsea


NetherlandsRobin van PersieManchester UnitedSouthampton3–2[60]2 September 2012
UruguayLuis SuárezLiverpoolNorwich City5–2[61]29 September 2012
SpainJordi GómezWigan AthleticReading3–2[62]24 November 2012
SpainSanti CazorlaArsenalReading5–2[63]17 December 2012
WalesGareth BaleTottenham HotspurAston Villa4–0[64]26 December 2012
EnglandTheo WalcottArsenalNewcastle United7–3[65]29 December 2012
JapanShinji KagawaManchester UnitedNorwich City4–0[66]2 March 2013
UruguayLuis SuárezLiverpoolWigan Athletic4–0[67]2 March 2013
NetherlandsRobin van PersieManchester UnitedAston Villa3–0[68]22 April 2013
BelgiumChristian BentekeAston VillaSunderland6–1[69]29 April 2013
EnglandDaniel SturridgeLiverpoolFulham3–1[70]12 May 2013
EnglandKevin NolanWest Ham UnitedReading4–2[71]19 May 2013
BelgiumRomelu LukakuWest Bromwich AlbionManchester United5–5[72]19 May 2013

Clean sheets


RankPlayerClubClean sheets
1EnglandJoe HartManchester City18
2Czech RepublicPetr ČechChelsea14
SpainPepe ReinaLiverpool
4Bosnia and HerzegovinaAsmir BegovićStoke City12
5SpainDavid de GeaManchester United11
FinlandJussi JääskeläinenWest Ham United
BelgiumSimon MignoletSunderland
8United StatesTim HowardEverton10
PolandWojciech SzczęsnyArsenal
10FranceHugo LlorisTottenham Hotspur9


  • Most clean sheets: 18[4] Manchester City

  • Fewest clean sheets: 5[4] Aston Villa Reading Wigan Athletic



  • Most yellow cards: 10[73] [[INLINE_IMAGE|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/23px-Flag_of_England.svg.png|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/35px-Flag_of_England.svg.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/46px-Flag_of_England.svg.png 2x|England|h14|w23|thumbborder flagicon-img flagicon-img]] Craig Gardner (Sunderland) [[INLINE_IMAGE|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/23px-Flag_of_England.svg.png|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/35px-Flag_of_England.svg.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/46px-Flag_of_England.svg.png 2x|England|h14|w23|thumbborder flagicon-img flagicon-img]] Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) [[INLINE_IMAGE|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/23px-Flag_of_England.svg.png|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/35px-Flag_of_England.svg.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/46px-Flag_of_England.svg.png 2x|England|h14|w23|thumbborder flagicon-img flagicon-img]] Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa) [[INLINE_IMAGE|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Flag_of_Uruguay.svg/23px-Flag_of_Uruguay.svg.png|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Flag_of_Uruguay.svg/35px-Flag_of_Uruguay.svg.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Flag_of_Uruguay.svg/45px-Flag_of_Uruguay.svg.png 2x|Uruguay|h15|w23|thumbborder flagicon-img flagicon-img]] Luis Suárez (Liverpool)

  • Most red cards: 2[73] [[INLINE_IMAGE|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/23px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/35px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Flag_of_South_Africa.svg/45px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png 2x|South Africa|h15|w23|thumbborder flagicon-img flagicon-img]] Steven Pienaar (Everton) [[INLINE_IMAGE|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/23px-Flag_of_England.svg.png|//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/35px-Flag_of_England.svg.png 1.5x, //upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/Flag_of_England.svg/46px-Flag_of_England.svg.png 2x|England|h14|w23|thumbborder flagicon-img flagicon-img]] Steve Sidwell (Fulham)


  • Most yellow cards: 78[74] Stoke City

  • Most red cards: 5[74] Arsenal


Monthly awards

MonthManager of the MonthPlayer of the MonthReference
SeptemberScotlandDavid MoyesEvertonScotlandSteven FletcherSunderland[75]
OctoberScotlandSir Alex FergusonManchester UnitedSpainJuan MataChelsea[76]
NovemberScotlandSteve ClarkeWest Bromwich AlbionBelgiumMarouane FellainiEverton[77]
DecemberPortugalAndré Villas-BoasTottenham HotspurNetherlandsRobin van PersieManchester United[78]
JanuaryEnglandBrian McDermottReadingEnglandAdam le FondreReading[79]
FebruaryPortugalAndré Villas-BoasTottenham HotspurWalesGareth BaleTottenham Hotspur[80]
MarchScotlandDavid MoyesEvertonBelgiumJan VertonghenTottenham Hotspur[81]
AprilSpainRafael BenítezChelseaNetherlandsRobin van PersieManchester United[82]

Annual awards

Premier League Manager of the Season

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, 71, received the Premier League Manager of the Season. It was his 11th win, awarded in the final season of his managerial career.[83]

Premier League Player of the Season

The Premier League Player of the Season was awarded to Gareth Bale.[83]

PFA Players' Player of the Year

The PFA Players' Player of the Year was awarded to Gareth Bale.[84]

PFA Team of the Year

PFA Team of the Year[85]
GoalkeeperDavid de Gea (Manchester United)
DefendersPablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United)Leighton Baines (Everton)
MidfieldersJuan Mata (Chelsea)Eden Hazard (Chelsea)Michael Carrick (Manchester United)Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
ForwardsRobin van Persie (Manchester United)Luis Suárez (Liverpool)

PFA Young Player of the Year

The PFA Young Player of the Year was also awarded to Gareth Bale.[84]

FWA Footballer of the Year

The FWA Footballer of the Year was also awarded to Gareth Bale.[86]

Premier League Golden Glove

The Premier League Golden Glove award was won by Joe Hart of Manchester City.[87]

Premier League Fair Play Award

Arsenal won the Premier League Fair Play Award after finishing the 2012–13 Premier League top of the Fair Play Table.[88] The award for best behaved fans went to Norwich City for the second year running.[89]

Premier League Merit Award

The Premier League Merit Award was awarded to Sir Alex Ferguson.[90]


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