2008–09 Premier Reserve League

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2008–09 Premier Reserve League
Champions Aston Villa (1st title)
Goals scored 511
Average goals/game 2.79
Top goalscorer Italy Federico Macheda (9)
Biggest home win Chelsea 6–0 Portsmouth (16 February 2009)
Biggest away win Bolton Wanderers 1–5 Manchester City (17 March 2009)
Hull City 1–5 Blackburn Rovers (22 October 2008)
Highest scoring Wigan Athletic 4–5 Manchester United (18 February 2009)
Longest winning run 5 games – Sunderland
(8 October–19 November 2008)
Longest unbeaten run 10 games – Fulham
(25 November 2008–14 April 2009)
Longest losing run 8 games – Stoke City
(9 March–28 April 2009)
Highest attendance 3,955 – Liverpool v Manchester United (12 March 2009)
Lowest attendance 80 – Wigan Athletic v Bolton Wanderers (16 December 2008)

The 2008–09 Premier Reserve League (officially known as the 2008–09 Barclays Premier Reserve League for sponsorship reasons) is the tenth season since the establishment of the Premier Reserve League. The season began on 1 September 2008, and ended with the play-off final on 21 May 2009.

The events in the senior leagues during the 2007–08 season saw Birmingham City, Derby County and Reading all relegated and replaced by the promoted teams Hull City, Stoke City, and West Bromwich Albion.

Sunderland won Premier Reserve League North title after beating Manchester City 3–0 on 14 April 2009. Aston Villa sealed the Premier Reserve League South title for a second successive season with a 2–0 win over West Bromwich Albion on 27 April.

On 21 May, Aston Villa were crowned the 2008–09 Premier Reserve League Champions after a 3–1 win against Sunderland in the Play-off Final at Villa Park. It is Aston Villa Reserves' first national title.

Tables[edit]

Premier Reserve League North[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Sunderland Reserves (C) 20 13 4 3 33 13 +20 43
2 Manchester United Reserves 20 10 6 4 35 19 +16 36
3 Blackburn Rovers Reserves 20 9 6 5 30 19 +11 33
4 Newcastle United Reserves 20 9 5 6 34 30 4 32
5 Manchester City Reserves 20 10 0 10 32 29 +3 30
6 Wigan Athletic Reserves 20 8 3 10 25 36 −11 24
7 Liverpool Reserves 20 5 7 8 26 26 0 22
8 Everton Reserves 20 5 7 8 19 25 −6 22
9 Hull City Reserves 20 6 4 9 22 36 −14 22
10 Middlesbrough Reserves 20 6 3 11 26 33 −7 21
11 Bolton Wanderers Reserves 20 6 3 11 22 38 −16 21

Premier Reserve League South[edit]

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Aston Villa Reserves (C) 16 11 3 2 29 13 +16 36
2 Tottenham Hotspur Reserves 16 10 1 5 26 19 +7 31
3 Fulham Reserves 16 7 5 4 28 20 +8 26
4 Portsmouth Reserves 16 8 1 7 18 25 −7 25
5 West Ham United Reserves 16 7 1 8 19 26 −7 22
6 Arsenal Reserves 16 5 3 7 17 22 −5 19
7 Chelsea Reserves 16 5 3 8 28 26 +2 18
8 Stoke City Reserves 16 4 2 10 18 23 −5 14
9 West Bromwich Albion Reserves 16 4 2 10 20 29 −9 14

Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored
Pos = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points; C = Champions

Play-off Final[edit]

21 May 2009
19:00 BST
Aston Villa 3 – 1 Sunderland
Delfouneso Goal 25'
Collins Goal 58'
Lowry Goal 87'
Report Waghorn Goal 28'
Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 5,337
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne and Wear)

Top scorers[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

See also[edit]

Match reports[edit]

Premier Reserve League North Premier Reserve League South

Blackburn Rovers | Bolton Wanderers | Everton
Hull City | Liverpool | Manchester City | Manchester United
Middlesbrough | Newcastle United | Sunderland | Wigan Athletic

Arsenal | Aston Villa | Chelsea
Fulham | Portsmouth | Stoke City
Tottenham Hotspur | West Brom | West Ham United

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