2009 Premier League Asia Trophy

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The 2009 Premier League Asia Trophy (Chinese: 巴克莱亚洲杯2009) was the fourth edition of the Premier League Asia Trophy, a four-team association football tournament held every two years. Hull City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and the local Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan competed for the title on 29 July and 31 July in the Workers Stadium, Beijing. Tottenham Hotspur won the trophy.

Competition format[edit]

The competition uses a knock-out format. On July 29, West Ham United played against Tottenham Hotspur, while Hull City meeting Beijing Guoan. Final, 3rd and 4th playoff were played two days later.

Results[edit]

Semi-finals Final
29 July 2009 – Beijing (Workers Stadium)
 England West Ham United   0  
 England Tottenham Hotspur   1  
 
31 July 2009 – Beijing (Workers Stadium)
     England Tottenham Hotspur   3
   England Hull City   0
Third place
29 July 2009 - Beijing (Workers Stadium) 31 July 2009 – Beijing (Workers Stadium)
 England Hull City  1 (5)  England West Ham United   2
 China Beijing Guoan   1 (4)    China Beijing Guoan   0

Third place play-off[edit]

2009-07-31
18:00 UTC+8
11:00 BST
West Ham United England 2 – 0 China Beijing Guoan
Gabbidon Goal 80'
Hines Goal 90'
(Report)
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 7,501
Referee: Sun Baojie (China PR)

Final[edit]

2009-07-31
20:30 UTC+8
13:30 BST
Tottenham Hotspur England 3 – 0 England Hull City
Keane Goal 16'68' (pen.)
Lennon Goal 88'
(Report)
Workers Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 10,056
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

Ticket sales issues[edit]

Ticket prices started as low as RMB80 (GBP 7) and rose to RMB380 (GBP 34). Prices were the same for both days.[1]

However, by 15 July 2009, only 20,000 of the 120,000 tickets available for the 29 July and 31 July knockout tournament had been sold, with most fans buying the cheap seats. Reports that Beijing Guoan would field a second-string side as they rest their best players for a China Super League match against Chongqing Lifan on 2 August, while the latter refused to change the schedule also hampered sales.[2]

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