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Premier League
Season 2013–14
Champions Manchester City
2nd Premier League title
4th English title
Relegated Norwich City
Fulham
Cardiff City
Champions League Manchester City
Liverpool
Chelsea
Arsenal
Europa League Everton
Tottenham Hotspur
Hull City
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1052 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorer Luis Suárez (31 goals)[1]
Best goalkeeper Petr Čech
Wojciech Szczęsny
(16 clean sheets)[2]
Biggest home win Manchester City 7–0 Norwich City[3]
(2 November 2013)
Biggest away win Tottenham Hotspur 0–5 Liverpool[3]
(15 December 2013)
Highest scoring Manchester City 6–3 Arsenal[3]
(14 December 2013)
Cardiff City 3–6 Liverpool[3]
(22 March 2014)
Longest winning run 11 games[3]
Liverpool
Longest unbeaten run 16 games[3]
Liverpool
Longest winless run 9 games[3]
Fulham
Sunderland
West Bromwich Albion
Longest losing run 7 games[3]
Crystal Palace
Highest attendance 75,368[3]
Manchester United 4–1 Aston Villa
(29 March 2014)
Lowest attendance 19,242[3]
Swansea City 3–3 Stoke City
(10 November 2013)
Total attendance 13,929,810[3]
Average attendance 36,657[3]
All statistics correct as of 11 May 2014.

The 2013–14 Premier League was the 22nd season of the Premier League, the top-flight English professional league for men's association football clubs. The fixtures were announced on 19 June 2013. The season started on Saturday 17 August 2013, and concluded on Sunday 11 May 2014.

On the final day of the season, Manchester City won the Premier League with a 2–0 victory over West Ham United, finishing with 86 points. Liverpool had looked on course to win the title with two weeks to go, but a loss and a draw in two of their last three matches left the team in second place with 84 points. Chelsea placed third, while 2013 champions Manchester United had a disappointing season and ended up seventh. Norwich City, Fulham, and Cardiff City were the bottom three teams and were relegated to the Football League Championship.

Luis Suárez easily won the scoring title with 31 goals, and was also named Player of the Season. Goalkeepers Wojciech Szczęsny of Arsenal and Petr Čech of Chelsea led the league with 16 clean sheets each. Tony Pulis of Crystal Palace won the Manager of the Season award.

Teams

A total of 20 teams contested the league, including 17 sides from the 2012–13 season[4] and three promoted from the 2012–13 Football League Championship.[5]

On 16 April 2013, Cardiff City earned promotion from the 2012–13 Football League Championship. They returned to the top division after being absent for 51 years.[6] This is the first season that Cardiff City are in the Premier League. This season features both Cardiff City and Swansea City which means that it is the first time the South Wales derby is featured in the top flight.[7] It is also the first time that two clubs outside of England are featured in the top flight of English football in the same season.

On 4 May 2013, Hull City earned promotion to the Premier League after a brief absence of three seasons. Hull needed to beat Cardiff City on the final day of the season to maintain second place, but a draw was sufficient following Watford's dramatic loss at home to Leeds United.[8]

On 27 May 2013, Crystal Palace claimed the final promotion place, after beating Watford in the Football League Championship play-off final[9] with Kevin Phillips converting the winning penalty in extra time. Palace are playing in the Premier League for the first time since the 2004–05 season.

The three teams promoted replace Queens Park Rangers, Reading and Wigan Athletic who were all relegated to the Championship at the end of the previous season.

Greater London Premier League football clubs

Stadiums and locations

Note: Table lists clubs in alphabetical order.
Team Stadium[10] Capacity[10]
Arsenal Emirates Stadium 60,338
Aston Villa Villa Park 42,682
Cardiff City Cardiff City Stadium 27,815
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 41,798
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 26,255
Everton Goodison Park 39,571
Fulham Craven Cottage 25,700
Hull City KC Stadium 25,400
Liverpool Anfield 45,276
Manchester City Etihad Stadium 47,405
Manchester United Old Trafford 75,731
Newcastle United St James' Park 52,405
Norwich City Carrow Road 27,244
Southampton St Mary's Stadium 32,589
Stoke City Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,750
Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane 36,284
West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns 26,445
West Ham United Boleyn Ground 35,016

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.

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal Wenger, ArsèneArsène Wenger Vermaelen, ThomasThomas Vermaelen Nike[11] Emirates[12]
Aston Villa Lambert, PaulPaul Lambert Vlaar, RonRon Vlaar Macron[13] dafabet[14]
Cardiff City Solskjær, Ole GunnarOle Gunnar Solskjær Hudson, MarkMark Hudson Puma[15] Malaysia[16]
Chelsea Mourinho, JoséJosé Mourinho Terry, JohnJohn Terry Adidas[17] Samsung[18]
Crystal Palace Pulis, TonyTony Pulis McCarthy, PaddyPaddy McCarthy Avec[19] GAC Logistics[20]
Everton Martínez, RobertoRoberto Martínez Jagielka, PhilPhil Jagielka Nike[21] Chang[22]
Fulham Magath, FelixFelix Magath Hangeland, BredeBrede Hangeland Adidas[23] Marathonbet[24]
Hull City Bruce, SteveSteve Bruce Koren, RobertRobert Koren Adidas[25] Cash Converters[25]
Liverpool Rodgers, BrendanBrendan Rodgers Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard Warrior[26] Standard Chartered[27]
Manchester City Pellegrini, ManuelManuel Pellegrini Kompany, VincentVincent Kompany Nike[28] Etihad Airways[29]
Manchester United Giggs, RyanRyan Giggs
(interim player-manager)
Vidić, NemanjaNemanja Vidić Nike[30] Aon[31]
Newcastle United Pardew, AlanAlan Pardew Coloccini, FabricioFabricio Coloccini Puma[32] Wonga[33]
Norwich City Adams, NeilNeil Adams Martin, RussellRussell Martin Erreà[34] Aviva[35]
Southampton Pochettino, MauricioMauricio Pochettino Lallana, AdamAdam Lallana Adidas[36] aap3[37]
Stoke City Hughes, MarkMark Hughes Shawcross, RyanRyan Shawcross Adidas[38] Bet365[39]
Sunderland Poyet, GusGus Poyet O'Shea, JohnJohn O'Shea Adidas[40] BFS Group[41]
Swansea City Monk, GarryGarry Monk Williams, AshleyAshley Williams Adidas[42] GWFX[43]
Tottenham Hotspur Sherwood, TimTim Sherwood Dawson, MichaelMichael Dawson Under Armour[44] HP[45]
West Bromwich Albion Mel, PepePepe Mel Brunt, ChrisChris Brunt Adidas[46] Zoopla[47]
West Ham United Allardyce, SamSam Allardyce Nolan, KevinKevin Nolan Adidas[48] Alpari[49]

Managerial changes

A record ten managers left their position mid-season during the 2013–14 campaign.[50]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Everton Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes End of contract 19 May 2013[51] Pre-season Martínez, RobertoRoberto Martínez 5 June 2013[52]
Stoke City Pulis, TonyTony Pulis Mutual consent 21 May 2013[53] Hughes, MarkMark Hughes 30 May 2013[54]
Chelsea Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez End of contract 27 May 2013[55] Mourinho, JoséJosé Mourinho 3 June 2013[56]
Manchester United Ferguson, Sir AlexSir Alex Ferguson Retired 1 July 2013[57] Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes 1 July 2013[58]
Sunderland Di Canio, PaoloPaolo Di Canio Sacked 22 September 2013[59] 20th Poyet, GusGus Poyet 8 October 2013[60]
Crystal Palace Holloway, IanIan Holloway Mutual consent 23 October 2013[61] 19th Pulis, TonyTony Pulis 23 November 2013[62]
Fulham Jol, MartinMartin Jol Sacked 1 December 2013[63] 18th Meulensteen, RenéRené Meulensteen 1 December 2013[63]
West Bromwich Albion Clarke, SteveSteve Clarke 14 December 2013[64] 16th Mel, PepePepe Mel 9 January 2014[65]
Tottenham Hotspur Villas-Boas, AndréAndré Villas-Boas 16 December 2013[66] 7th Sherwood, TimTim Sherwood 16 December 2013[67]
Cardiff City Mackay, MalkyMalky Mackay 27 December 2013[68] 16th Solskjær, Ole GunnarOle Gunnar Solskjær 2 January 2014[69]
Swansea City Laudrup, MichaelMichael Laudrup 4 February 2014[70] 12th Monk, GarryGarry Monk 4 February 2014[70]
Fulham Meulensteen, RenéRené Meulensteen 14 February 2014[71] 20th Magath, FelixFelix Magath 14 February 2014[71]
Norwich City Hughton, ChrisChris Hughton 6 April 2014[72] 17th Adams, NeilNeil Adams 6 April 2014
Manchester United Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes 22 April 2014[73] 7th Gaal, Louis vanLouis van Gaal 19 May 2014 [74]

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 27 5 6 102 37 +65 86 2014–15 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Liverpool 38 26 6 6 101 50 +51 84
3 Chelsea 38 25 7 6 71 27 +44 82
4 Arsenal 38 24 7 7 68 41 +27 79 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Everton 38 21 9 8 61 39 +22 72 2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage 1
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 21 6 11 55 51 +4 69 2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round 1
7 Manchester United 38 19 7 12 64 43 +21 64
8 Southampton 38 15 11 12 54 46 +8 56
9 Stoke City 38 13 11 14 45 52 −7 50
10 Newcastle United 38 15 4 19 43 59 −16 49
11 Crystal Palace 38 13 6 19 33 48 −15 45
12 Swansea City 38 11 9 18 54 54 0 42
13 West Ham United 38 11 7 20 40 51 −11 40
14 Sunderland 38 10 8 20 41 60 −19 38
15 Aston Villa 38 10 8 20 39 61 −22 38
16 Hull City 38 10 7 21 38 53 −15 37 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 2
17 West Bromwich Albion 38 7 15 16 43 59 −16 36
18 Norwich City (R) 38 8 9 21 28 62 −34 33 Relegation to 2014–15 Football League Championship
19 Fulham (R) 38 9 5 24 40 85 −45 32
20 Cardiff City (R) 38 7 9 22 32 74 −42 30

Source: Barclays Premier League Official League Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Since the winners of 2013–14 FA Cup and 2013–14 Football League Cup (Arsenal and Manchester City) qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the 5th and 6th placed teams qualified for the group stage and the play-off round of 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.
2 Hull City qualified for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round as runners-up of the 2013–14 FA Cup since winners Arsenal qualified for 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Season summary

The 380 fixtures for the 2013–14 Premier League season were announced on 19 June 2013. The television broadcast rights were given two-to-three weeks later. The season started on Saturday 17 August 2013, and concluded on Sunday 11 May 2014.[75] During the 2013–14 season, the Premier League used goal-line technology for the first time.[76]

During the 2013–14 season, first place changed hands 25 times, compared to just four times during the 2012–13 season. That represented the most lead changes since the 2001–02 season – which had 29, the most ever. The championship was not decided until the final day of play for just the seventh time in league history.[50] Manchester City won the league with a 2–0 victory over West Ham United on the final day, finishing with 86 points.[77] In total, Manchester City led the league just 14 days throughout the season en route to their second championship in the last three seasons. The club scored 102 goals, one short of the record, while also conceding the second fewest goals in the league.[50]

With two weeks to go, Liverpool looked like having a chance to win the championship before they had a loss and a draw in two of their final three games.[78] The team ended up in second place with 84 points. Chelsea came third, while perennial power and 2013 champions Manchester United had a disappointing season under new manager David Moyes (who was sacked in April) and finished seventh.[50] It was their first finish outside the top four in Premier League history, their worst finish overall since 1989–90, and the first time they had not qualified for European football in 25 years.[79] Southampton's eighth place finish and Everton's 72 points were club records.

Sunderland became only the second team in the Premier League era to avoid relegation having been bottom of the table on Christmas Day.[50] Defeat at home to Everton on 12 April left Gus Poyet's side bottom of the table, seven points from safety (albeit with two games in hand). The club's 'great escape' [80] began with a draw away at eventual champions Manchester City, followed by a run of four wins, including remarkable away victories at Chelsea and Manchester United. The side's survival was confirmed by a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on 7 May. Norwich City, Fulham, and Cardiff City were the bottom three teams and were relegated to the Football League Championship.

Two teams (Manchester City and Liverpool) scored more than 100 goals for the first time in league history. The feat has only once been achieved before – by Chelsea in 2009–10. Luis Suárez easily won the golden boot for most goals with 31, ahead of team-mate Daniel Sturridge who came second with 21 goals. Wojciech Szczęsny of Arsenal and Petr Čech of Chelsea led the league with 16 clean sheets each. In a game against Southampton, Asmir Begovic became just the fifth goalkeeper in league history to score.[50] Begovic's goal was also the fastest of the season, occurring just 12 seconds into the game.[81] Mile Jedinak had the most tackles with 133. Chelsea manager José Mourinho lost a home game for the first time in his Premier League career losing to Sunderland, ending a run of 77 straight home games unbeaten stretching over two stints as Chelsea manager.[50]

Result table

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST CAR CHE CPA EVE FUL HUL LIV MNC MNU NEW NOR SOT STO SUN SWA TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 1–3 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1
Aston Villa 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 0–1 3–2 0–3 1–2 4–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2
Cardiff City 0–3 0–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 3–1 0–4 3–6 3–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–2
Chelsea 6–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 2–2 0–0
Crystal Palace 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–0 3–3 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 1–0
Everton 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–3 4–1 2–1 3–3 2–3 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–0
Fulham 1–3 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–3 2–4 1–3 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–4 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1
Hull City 0–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 6–0 3–1 0–2 2–3 1–4 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0
Liverpool 5–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–1 4–0 4–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 5–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–3 4–0 4–1 4–1
Manchester City 6–3 4–0 4–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 4–0 7–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 6–0 3–1 2–0
Manchester United 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 3–1
Newcastle United 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 2–3 2–2 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 5–1 0–3 1–2 0–4 2–1 0–0
Norwich City 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1
Southampton 2–2 2–3 0–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–3 1–0 0–0
Stoke City 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 3–5 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1
Sunderland 1–3 0–1 4–0 3–4 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–2
Swansea City 1–2 4–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–4 3–0 3–0 0–1 3–3 4–0 1–3 1–2 0–0
Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–5 1–5 2–2 0–1 2–0 3–2 3–0 5–1 1–0 1–1 0–3
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 2–2 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–3 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 0–2 3–3 1–0
West Ham United 1–3 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–1 2–3 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–3

Updated to games played on 11 May 2014.
Source: Premier League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics

Scoring

  • First goal: Daniel Sturridge for Liverpool against Stoke City (37th minute, 13:22 BST)[82] (17 August 2013)
  • Fastest goal: 12 seconds (Asmir Begović (GK); Stoke City 1–1 Southampton[81] 2 November 2013)
  • Largest winning margin: 7 goals[3]
    • Manchester City 7–0 Norwich City (2 November 2013)
  • Highest scoring game: 9 goals[3]
    • Manchester City 6–3 Arsenal (14 December 2013)
    • Cardiff City 3–6 Liverpool (22 March 2014)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 7 goals[3]
    • Manchester City 7–0 Norwich City (2 November 2013)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals[citation needed]
    • Sunderland 3–4 Chelsea (4 December 2013)
    • Manchester City 6–3 Arsenal (14 December 2013)
    • Stoke City 3–5 Liverpool (12 January 2014)
    • Aston Villa 4–3 West Bromwich Albion (29 January 2014)
    • Liverpool 4–3 Swansea City (23 February 2014)
    • Cardiff City 3–6 Liverpool (22 March 2014)

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1 Luis Suárez Liverpool 31
2 Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 21
3 Yaya Touré Manchester City 20
4 Sergio Agüero Manchester City 17
Wayne Rooney Manchester United
6 Wilfried Bony Swansea City 16
Edin Džeko Manchester City
Olivier Giroud Arsenal
9 Romelu Lukaku Everton 15
Jay Rodriguez Southampton

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez Liverpool West Bromwich Albion 4–1[83] 26 October 2013
Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez4 Liverpool Norwich City 5–1[84] 4 December 2013
Johnson, AdamAdam Johnson Sunderland Fulham 4–1[85] 11 January 2014
Eto'o, SamuelSamuel Eto'o Chelsea Manchester United 3–1[86] 19 January 2014
Hazard, EdenEden Hazard Chelsea Newcastle United 3–0[87] 8 February 2014
Schürrle, AndréAndré Schürrle Chelsea Fulham 3–1[88] 1 March 2014
Touré, YayaYaya Touré Manchester City Fulham 5–0[89] 22 March 2014
Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez Liverpool Cardiff City 6–3[90] 22 March 2014

4 Player scored 4 goals

Clean sheets

Player

Rank Player Club Clean sheets[2]
1 Petr Čech Chelsea 16
Wojciech Szczęsny Arsenal
3 Tim Howard Everton 15
4 Artur Boruc Southampton 14
Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur
6 Joe Hart Manchester City 13
7 David de Gea Manchester United 12
John Ruddy Norwich City
Julián Speroni Crystal Palace
10 Vito Mannone Sunderland 11

Club

  • Fewest clean sheets: 5[3]
    • Fulham

Discipline

Player

Club

  • Most yellow cards:[92] 78
    • Aston Villa
  • Most red cards:[92] 7
    • Sunderland

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Reference
Manager Club Player Club
August Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Daniel Sturridge Liverpool [93]
September Arsène Wenger Arsenal Aaron Ramsey Arsenal [94]
October Mauricio Pochettino Southampton Sergio Agüero Manchester City [95]
November Alan Pardew Newcastle United Tim Krul Newcastle United [96]
December Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City Luis Suárez Liverpool [97]
January Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City Adam Johnson Sunderland [98]
February Sam Allardyce West Ham United Daniel Sturridge Liverpool [99]
March Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Luis Suárez & Steven Gerrard (shared) Liverpool [100]
April Tony Pulis Crystal Palace Connor Wickham Sunderland [101]

Annual awards

Premier League Manager of the season

Tony Pulis won the manager of the season award.[102]

Premier League Player of the season

The Premier League Player of the Season was awarded to Luis Suarez.[102]

PFA Player of the Year

The PFA Players' Player of the Year was awarded to Luis Suarez.[103]

PFA Team of the Year

The PFA team of the year was:[104]

FWA Footballer of the Year

The FWA Footballer of the Year was also awarded to Luis Suarez.[105]

PFA Young Player of the Year

The PFA Young Player of the Year was also awarded to Eden Hazard.[105]

Golden Glove

The Premier League Golden Glove award was won by Petr Cech of Chelsea and Wojciech Szczęsny of Arsenal.[106]

Premier League Fair Play League

The Premier League Fair Play League was topped by Liverpool.[107]

Average attendances[108]

Club Average attendance
Manchester United 75,207
Arsenal 60,013
Newcastle United 50,395
Manchester City 47,075
Liverpool 44,671
Chelsea 41,482
Sunderland 41,090
Everton 37,732
Aston Villa 36,081
Tottenham Hotspur 35,808
West Ham United 34,197
Southampton 30,212
Cardiff City 27,430
Norwich City 26,805
Stoke City 26,137
West Bromwich Albion 25,194
Fulham 24,977
Crystal Palace 24,375
Hull City 24,117
Swansea City 20,407

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