2011–12 Aston Villa F.C. season

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Aston Villa
2011–12 season
Chairman Randy Lerner
Manager Alex McLeish
Stadium Villa Park
Premier League 16th
FA Cup 4th Round
Football League Cup 3rd Round
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 Aston Villa F.C. season was Aston Villa's 137th professional season; their 101st season in the top-flight; and their 24th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, the Premier League. The club was managed by former Birmingham boss Alex McLeish, following Gérard Houllier's departure on 1 June 2011 after less than a year in charge. An extremely disappointing season for the club, saw them finish in 16th place and only two points off relegation. Numerous records were broken during the season including: the lowest points total in the Premier League (38 from 38 games), fewest wins in a season (7) and worst home record in Villa's 138-year history (19 points from 57 available). As well as poor performances in both domestic cups - being knocked out in the third round of the League Cup and the fourth round of the FA Cup. This awful season eventually culminated in the sacking of McLeish on 14 May 2012, a day after the season had concluded.[1]

As Villa finished 9th in the previous season, this term was the first since 2007–08 without the club participating in European competition. There was also no Second City derby in the Premier League as local arch-rivals Birmingham City were relegated to the Football League Championship at the end of the 2010–11 season. Derbies with Villa's other West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers were played in the Premier League.

The season was marred with the tragic news that club captain Stiliyan Petrov had been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. The news was a shock to the Villa faithful and the footballing world alike; clubs all around the world have united donning t-shirts with Petrov's name and words of support written across them. The game on 31 March 2012 against Chelsea was the first game played since the diagnosis and fans of both teams gave him a standing ovation in the 19th minute, the significance being Petrov's squad number is 19. He was at the game with his wife and two children, and you could see the emotion of the event was getting to him as he acknowledged the fans.[2][3]

An under-19 Aston Villa team also took part in the inaugural season of the NextGen Series, a tournament similar to the UEFA Champions League for young European footballers to compete in.[4] The team reached the Quarter-finals, before being knocked out by Marseille.[5]

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Nike / Sponsor: Genting Casinos

Home
Home alt.
Home alt. 2
Home alt. 3
Home alt. 4
Away
Away alt.
Away alt. 2
Away alt. 3
Goalkeeper 1
Goalkeeper 2
Goalkeeper 3

Kit information[edit]

The home kit featured a subtle checkerboard print on the shirt and was very interestingly worn with black socks, last seen between mid 1920s until 1957. The away kit was unsurprisingly white with claret shorts and white socks - and has the same design as the home kit. Claret and sky blue shorts/socks were worn in several away games in order to prevent kit mix-ups. The three goalkeeper kits were blue, black and grey and was based on Nike's 2011 template which featured stunning details on the sleeves and the side of the shirt.

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

In the 2010–11 season the Premier League introduced new rules on squad lists. The rules included a cap on the number of players at 25; players under the age of 21 on 1 January of the year in which the season starts are exempt from the list of 25. A "home-grown rule" also requires clubs to name at least eight players in their squad of 25 players that have been registered domestically for a minimum of three seasons prior to their 21st birthday.[6][7]

Players under 21 do not need to be named and can still be used.[8]
Correct as of 12 January 2012. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Shay Given
2 Scotland DF Alan Hutton
3 England DF Stephen Warnock
5 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne (vice-captain)
6 Wales DF James Collins
7 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Ireland
9 England FW Darren Bent
10 France MF Charles N'Zogbia
11 England FW Gabriel Agbonlahor (temporary captain)1
12 England MF Marc Albrighton
14 England FW Nathan Delfouneso
16 England MF Fabian Delph
17 Cameroon MF Jean Makoun
18 England FW Emile Heskey
19 Bulgaria MF Stiliyan Petrov (captain)
21 Republic of Ireland DF Ciaran Clark
No. Position Player
22 United States GK Brad Guzan
24 Spain DF Carlos Cuéllar
25 Scotland MF Barry Bannan
26 Austria FW Andreas Weimann
29 Republic of Ireland DF Enda Stevens
30 United States DF Eric Lichaj
31 Australia MF Chris Herd
32 England DF Nathan Baker
33 England GK Andy Marshall
35 England MF Daniel Johnson
36 Republic of Ireland FW Graham Burke
37 Republic of Ireland DF Derrick Williams
38 England MF Gary Gardner
40 Republic of Ireland MF Samir Carruthers
41 Republic of Ireland MF Jack Grealish
  • 1 Stiliyan Petrov was the club's permanent captain, but Gabriel Agbonlahor was named temporary captain while Petrov underwent treatment for acute leukemia.

Left club during season[edit]

These players were given squad numbers at the beginning of the 2011-12 season before transferring to another club for all or part of the season.

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

No. Position Player
2 England DF Luke Young (transferred to Queens Park Rangers during the season)
8 England MF Jermaine Jenas (on loan for part of season but returned to Tottenham Hotspur during the season)
14 England FW Nathan Delfouneso (on loan at Leicester City during the season)
16 England MF Fabian Delph (on loan at Leeds United during the season)
17 Cameroon MF Jean Makoun (on loan at Olympiacos)
20 Republic of Ireland FW Robbie Keane (on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy during the season)
23 Senegal DF Habib Beye (on loan at Doncaster Rovers during the season before being released in February)
No. Position Player
26 Austria FW Andreas Weimann (on loan at Watford during the season)
28 England MF Jonathan Hogg (transferred to Watford during the season)
32 England DF Nathan Baker (on loan at Millwall during the season)
34 Australia DF Shane Lowry (on loan at Millwall during the season before joining permanently in January)
38 England MF Gary Gardner (on loan at Coventry City during the season)
43 England GK Elliot Parish (on loan at Cardiff City during the season before joining permanently in January)

Squad numbers[edit]

Following the exit of Ashley Young to Manchester United, Stephen Ireland was given the #7 which was held by the former winger. With Ireland having worn the #9 shirt last season, him taking the #7 allowed Darren Bent to wear the #9 this season.[7][9] Also, after Stewart Downing's departure to Liverpool, James Collins took over the #6 meaning his old #29 shirt could be given to January signing Enda Stevens.[7][10]

New signings goalkeeper Shay Given and winger Charles N'Zogbia were given the #1 (vacated by the departed Brad Friedel) and #10 (vacated by the departed John Carew) shirts, respectively.[7]

Deadline day capture Alan Hutton, took the #2 shirt left free after Luke Young's transfer to Queens Park Rangers and loan signing Jermaine Jenas had been given the #8 shirt for the season, last worn by Robert Pirès. It was again vacated, however, when Jenas returned to Tottenham Hotspur in December.[7][11]

Young striker Graham Burke was added to the first-team squad ahead of the League Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers on 20 September, being handed the #36 shirt.[7][12]

January loan signing Robbie Keane was given the #20 shirt for his short spell at Villa, left vacated since Nigel Reo-Coker's summer departure[13]

Youngsters Derrick Williams, Samir Carruthers and Jack Grealish were also given squad numbers (#37, #40, #41, respectively) at different points during the season, when called up for first team action.[7]

Sponsorship[edit]

Aston Villa had a new club sponsor for this season, after the deal with previous partner FxPro was terminated in February 2011.[14] On 22 June 2011, Aston Villa announced via their official website that the club's new sponsor until the end of the 2012–13 season would be Malaysian-based Genting Casinos.[15]

Managerial changes[edit]

Manager Gérard Houllier missed the final five games of Villa's 2010–11 campaign due to health issues. He had previously faced similar problems during his time at Liverpool.

On 1 June 2011, the club confirmed that Houllier had parted ways with the club by mutual consent due to the Frenchman's ill health.[16]

He was replaced by Scottish former Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish on 17 June 2011, despite protests from some Villa fans outside Villa Park.[17][18]

Date Outgoing Manager New Club Incoming Manager Previous Team Notes
17 June 2011 France Gérard Houllier European Union Unattached Scotland Alex McLeish England Birmingham City Villa paid £2 million compensation for McLeish's services.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Summer

Date Position Player name Previous club League Transfer fee Notes
18 July 2011 GK Republic of Ireland Shay Given[19] England Manchester City England Premier League £3.5m
29 July 2011 MF France Charles N'Zogbia[20] England Wigan Athletic England Premier League £9.5m
31 August 2011 DF Scotland Alan Hutton[21] England Tottenham Hotspur England Premier League £3m

Winter

Date Position Player name Previous club League Transfer fee Notes
1 January 2012 DF Republic of Ireland Enda Stevens[22] Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers Republic of Ireland League of Ireland Premier Division £250,000 Transfer was announced on 31 August, with player joining in January 2012

Out[edit]

Summer

Date Position Player name New club League Transfer fee Notes
27 May 2011 MF England Nigel Reo-Coker[23] England Bolton Wanderers England Premier League Released Joined Bolton Wanderers following release from Villa
27 May 2011 FW Norway John Carew[23] England West Ham United England Championship Released Joined West Ham United following release from Villa
27 May 2011 MF England Isaiah Osbourne[23] Scotland Hibernian Scotland Scottish Premier League Released Joined Hibernian following release from Villa
27 May 2011 MF Togo Moustapha Salifou[23] Germany Saarbrücken Germany 3rd Liga Released Joined Saarbrücken following release from Villa
27 May 2011 MF France Robert Pirès[23] European Union Unattached Released
27 May 2011 MF England Harry Forrester[23] England Brentford England League 1 Released Youth player; joined Brentford following release from Villa
27 May 2011 DF/FW Netherlands Arsenio Halfhuid[23] Netherlands HBS Craeyenhout Netherlands Topklasse Sunday Released Youth player; joined HBS following release from Villa
27 May 2011 DF England Durrell Berry[23] England Plymouth Argyle England League 2 Released Youth player; joined Plymouth Argyle following release from Villa
27 May 2011 DF England Ellis Deeney[23] England Kettering Town England Conference National Released Youth player; joined Kettering Town following release from Villa
27 May 2011 DF England Calum Flanagan[23] England Hinckley United England Conference North Released Youth player; joined Hinckley United following release from Villa
3 June 2011 GK United States Brad Friedel[24] England Tottenham Hotspur England Premier League Free Transfer
23 June 2011 MF England Ashley Young[25] England Manchester United England Premier League £17m
15 July 2011 MF England Stewart Downing[26] England Liverpool England Premier League £20m
27 August 2011 MF England Jonathan Hogg[27] England Watford England Championship Undisclosed
27 August 2011 DF England Luke Young[28] England Queens Park Rangers England Premier League Undisclosed

Winter

Date Position Player name New club League Transfer fee Notes
3 January 2012 GK England Elliot Parish[29] Wales Cardiff City England Championship Undisclosed
27 January 2012 DF Australia Shane Lowry[30] England Millwall England Championship Undisclosed
2 February 2012 DF Senegal Habib Beye[31] England Doncaster Rovers England Championship Released Contract was cancelled by mutual consent. Joined Doncaster Rovers following release from Villa.

Loans[edit]

In[edit]

Summer

Date Position Player name Previous club League Duration Return Date Notes
31 August 2011 MF England Jermaine Jenas[32] England Tottenham Hotspur England Premier League 4 months December 2011 Initially seson-long, the loan was ended early after Jenas was ruled out for the rest of the season with an achilles injury[33]

Winter

Date Position Player name Previous club League Duration Return Date Notes
12 January 2012 FW Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane[34] United States Los Angeles Galaxy United States MLS 1.5 months 25 February 2012

Out[edit]

Summer

Date Position Player name New club League Duration Return Date Notes
26 August 2011 FW Austria Andreas Weimann[35] England Watford England Championship 1 month 23 September 2011 Initially a 5 month loan but Villa recalled player in late September.[36]
29 August 2011 MF Cameroon Jean Makoun[37] Greece Olymipacos Greece Super League Season-long June 2012
24 September 2011 GK England Elliot Parish[38] Wales Cardiff City England Championship 2 months 10 November 2011

Winter

Date Position Player name New club League Duration Return Date Notes
21 November 2011 DF Senegal Habib Beye[39] England Doncaster Rovers England Championship 2 months January 2012
22 November 2011 DF England Nathan Baker[40] England Millwall England Championship 1 month December 2011
23 November 2011 DF Australia Shane Lowry[41] England Millwall England Championship 1 month 2 January 2012
24 November 2011 MF England Gary Gardner[42] England Coventry City England Championship 1 month 21 December 2012 Initially a loan until January but Villa recalled player in late December.[43]
3 January 2012 DF Australia Shane Lowry[44] England Millwall England Championship 1 month January 2012
20 January 2012 MF England Fabian Delph[45] England Leeds United England Championship 1 month 20 February 2012
23 January 2012 FW England Nathan Delfouneso[46] England Leicester City England Championship 1 month February 2012

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Premier League Asia Trophy[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 7 17 14 37 53 −16 38 4 7 8 20 25 −5 3 10 6 17 28 −11

Last updated: 13 May 2012.
Source: Competitive matches

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H H A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H H A H A
Result D W D D D D W L L D W L D L W L L D W L D W D L L D D W L L D D L D L D D L
Position 7 1 6 8 8 8 6 8 11 9 8 8 8 9 8 10 12 12 9 13 13 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16

Last updated: 13 May 2012.
Source: http://www.premierleague.com/page/Results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 28 5 5 93 29 +64 89 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Manchester United 38 28 5 5 89 33 +56 89
3 Arsenal 38 21 7 10 74 49 +25 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 20 9 9 66 41 +25 69 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Group stage 1
5 Newcastle United 38 19 8 11 56 51 +5 65 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Chelsea 38 18 10 10 65 46 +19 64 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage 1
7 Everton 38 15 11 12 50 40 +10 56
8 Liverpool 38 14 10 14 47 40 +7 52 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 2
9 Fulham 38 14 10 14 48 51 −3 52
10 West Bromwich Albion 38 13 8 17 45 52 −7 47
11 Swansea City 38 12 11 15 44 51 −7 47
12 Norwich City 38 12 11 15 52 66 −14 47
13 Sunderland 38 11 12 15 45 46 −1 45
14 Stoke City 38 11 12 15 36 53 −17 45
15 Wigan Athletic 38 11 10 17 42 62 −20 43
16 Aston Villa 38 7 17 14 37 53 −16 38
17 Queens Park Rangers 38 10 7 21 43 66 −23 37
18 Bolton Wanderers (R) 38 10 6 22 46 77 −31 36 Relegation to 2012–13 Football League Championship
19 Blackburn Rovers (R) 38 8 7 23 48 78 −30 31
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers (R) 38 5 10 23 40 82 −42 25

Updated to games played on 13 May 2012.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Chelsea won the 2011–12 Champions League and thus qualified for the group stage of the 2012–13 competition. This means that Tottenham are now to compete in the Europa League in the 2012-13 season, since only four clubs from the Premier League can play in the Champions League.
2Liverpool won the 2011–12 Football League Cup and thus qualified for the third qualifying round of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2011-12 FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total Notes
Start Sub Start Sub Start Sub Start Sub
1 Republic of Ireland GK Given 32 - 1 - 1 - 33 0
22 United States GK Guzan 6 1 1 - 1 - 8 1
2 England DF Young 2 - - - - - 2 0 [Note 1]
23 Senegal DF Beye - - - - - 1 0 1 [Note 2] [Note 3]
2 Scotland DF Hutton 28 2 2 - 1 - 31 2
30 United States DF Lichaj 9 - - - 1 - 10 0
24 Spain DF Cuéllar 17 1 1 - - - 18 1
5 Republic of Ireland DF Dunne 28 - 2 - 2 - 31 0
6 Wales DF Collins 32 1 1 - 1 - 34 1
21 Republic of Ireland DF Clark 12 2 2 - 1 - 15 2
32 England DF Baker 6 2 - - - - 6 2
3 England DF Warnock 32 1 2 - 1 - 35 1
31 Australia MF Herd 18 - - - 1 - 19 0
19 Bulgaria MF Petrov 25 1 2 - 1 - 27 1
16 England MF Delph 10 1 - - - - 10 1 [Note 4]
38 England MF Gardner 5 8 - 2 - - 5 11 [Note 5]
7 Republic of Ireland MF Ireland 17 5 2 - 2 - 21 5
17 Cameroon MF Makoun - - - - 1 - 1 0 [Note 6]
25 Scotland MF Bannan 10 17 - 2 2 - 12 19
8 England MF Jenas 1 2 - - - - 1 2 [Note 7]
40 Republic of Ireland MF Carruthers - 3 - - - - 0 3
12 England MF Albrighton 14 10 1 - 2 - 18 9
10 France MF N'Zogbia 26 5 - - 1 1 27 6
26 Austria FW Weimann 5 9 - - - 1 5 10 [Note 8]
14 England FW Delfouneso 1 5 - - 1 1 2 6 [Note 9]
18 England FW Heskey 18 10 1 - - - 20 10
20 Republic of Ireland FW Keane 5 1 1 - - - 6 1 [Note 10]
11 England FW Agbonlahor 32 1 1 1 1 - 34 2
9 England FW Bent 21 1 2 - 1 - 24 1

|} Last updated: 13 May 2012
Source: Squad stats and Start formations.
Only competitive matches.
Using the most used start formation.
Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).
Includes Cup competitions as well (Carling Cup and FA Cup)

Goalscorers[edit]

Correct as of 13 May 2012
Players are listed by their position on the club's official website Source      Players highlighted in light grey denote the player had scored for the club before leaving for another club
     Players highlighted in light cyan denote the player has scored for the club after arriving at Aston Villa during the season
     Players highlighted in Blonde denote the player has scored for the club before leaving the club on loan for part/the rest of the season

Pos. Playing Pos. Nation Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1
FW
England Darren Bent
9
1
10
2
FW
England Gabriel Agbonlahor
5
1
6
3
MF
Bulgaria Stiliyan Petrov
4
4
4
MF
England Marc Albrighton
2
1
3
FW
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
3
3
6
DF
England Stephen Warnock
2
2
DF
Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne
1
1
2
DF
Republic of Ireland Ciaran Clark
1
1
2
DF
United States Eric Lichaj
1
1
2
MF
France Charles N'Zogbia
2
2
FW
Austria Andreas Weimann
2
2
7
DF
Wales James Collins
1
1
MF
Republic of Ireland Stephen Ireland
1
1
MF
Scotland Barry Bannan
1
1
MF
Australia Chris Herd
1
1
FW
England Nathan Delfouneso
1
1
FW
England Emile Heskey
1
1
Total Goals
37
5
2
44

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Correct as of 13 May 2012
Players are listed by their position on the club's official website Source      Players highlighted in light grey denote the player has received a yellow/red card for the club before leaving for another club
     Players highlighted in light cyan denote the player has received a yellow/red card for the club after arriving at Aston Villa during the season
     Players highlighted in Blonde denote the player has received a yellow/red card for the club before leaving the club on loan for part/the rest of the season

Number Nation Position Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
5 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne 7 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
6 Wales DF James Collins 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
19 Bulgaria MF Stiliyan Petrov 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2 Scotland DF Alan Hutton 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
3 England DF Stephen Warnock 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
11 England FW Gabriel Agbonlahor 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
30 United States DF Eric Lichaj 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
10 France MF Charles N'Zogbia 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
21 Republic of Ireland DF Ciaran Clark 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
12 England MF Marc Albrighton 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
16 England MF Fabian Delph 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
25 Scotland MF Barry Bannan 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
18 England FW Emile Heskey 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
24 Spain DF Carlos Cuéllar 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Ireland 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
31 Australia MF Chris Herd[57] 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1[Note 11]
1 Republic of Ireland GK Shay Given 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
38 England MF Gary Gardner 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
40 Republic of Ireland MF Samir Carruthers 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 England FW Darren Bent 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
26 Austria FW Andreas Weimann 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
TOTALS 70[58] 2 1 0 3 0 74 1
Notes
  1. ^ Left for Queens Park Rangers on 27 August 2011
  2. ^ Loaned out until January to Doncaster Rovers on 21 November 2011
  3. ^ Player's contract was then cancelled on 2 February 2012.
  4. ^ Loaned out until February to Leeds United on 20 January 2012
  5. ^ Loaned out until January to Coventry City on 24 November 2011, before being recalled in late December (all appearances made after return from loan spell)
  6. ^ Loaned out until end of season to Olympiacos on 28 August 2011
  7. ^ Returned to Tottenham Hotspur in early December after being on loan at Villa since August (all appearances made in first half of season)
  8. ^ Loaned out for five months to Watford on 26 August 2011, before being recalled in late September (all appearances made after return from loan spell)
  9. ^ Loaned out until February to Leicester City on 23 January 2012
  10. ^ On loan at Villa from Los Angeles Galaxy from 12 January - 25 February 2012 (all appearances made in second half of season)
  11. ^ Red card against West Bromwich Albion on 22 October 2011 was rescinded on appeal.

Home Attendances[edit]

Correct as of 6 May 2012
      Win       Draw       Loss

Comp Week/Round Date Score Opponent Attendance
Premier League Wk 2 20 August 2011 3-1 Blackburn Rovers 32,319
League Cup Rd 2 23 August 2011 2-0 Hereford United 21,058
Premier League Wk 3 27 August 2011 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30,776
Premier League Wk 5 17 September 2011 1-1 Newcastle United 34,248
League Cup Rd 3 20 September 2011 0-2 Bolton Wanderers 22,261
Premier League Wk 7 1 October 2011 2-0 Wigan Athletic 30,744
Premier League Wk 9 22 October 2011 1-2 West Bromwich Albion 34,152
Premier League Wk 11 5 November 2011 3-2 Norwich City 35,290
Premier League Wk 14 3 December 2011 0-1 Manchester United 40,053
Premier League Wk 16 18 December 2011 0-2 Liverpool 37,460
Premier League Wk 17 21 December 2011 1-2 Arsenal 35,818
Premier League Wk 20 2 January 2012 0-2 Swansea City 35,642
Premier League Wk 21 14 January 2012 1-1 Everton 31,853
Premier League Wk 23 1 February 2012 2-2 Queens Park Rangers 32,063
Premier League Wk 25 12 February 2012 0-1 Manchester City 35,132
Premier League Wk 28 10 March 2012 1-0 Fulham 32,372
Premier League Wk 30 31 March 2012 2-4 Chelsea 34,740
Premier League Wk 32 9 April 2012 1-1 Stoke City 30,100
Premier League Wk 34 21 April 2012 0-0 Sunderland 32,557
Premier League Wk 35 24 April 2012 1-2 Bolton Wanderers 32,263
Premier League Wk 37 6 May 2012 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 36,008
Total Attendance 686,099
Average League Attendance 33,873[59]
Average Attendance 32,643

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