2013 Premier League Asia Trophy

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2013 Premier League Asia Trophy
Tournament details
Host country Hong Kong
Dates 24 July – 27 July
Teams (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Manchester City (1st title)
Runners-up Sunderland
Third place Tottenham Hotspur
Fourth place South China
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 12 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s) Jermain Defoe (3 goals)
Best player Edin Džeko

The 2013 Premier League Asia Trophy was the sixth edition of the Premier League Asia Trophy. Sunderland, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Hong Kong club South China competed for the title on 24 July 2013 and 27 July 2013 at Hong Kong Stadium in So Kon Po, Hong Kong.[1] Manchester City were the winners, beating Sunderland 1–0 in the final.

The tournament was also notable for the absence of Tottenham Hotspurs star Gareth Bale. Bale traveled with Spurs to Hong Kong, but an injury he suffered in training meant he did not play in either of Tottenham's matches.

Participating Teams[edit]

Team Appearances Best result
England Manchester City 2nd Winner (2013)
Hong Kong South China 2nd 4th (2007, 2013)
England Sunderland 1st 2nd (2013)
England Tottenham Hotspur 2nd Winner (2009)

Results[edit]

Semi-finals Final
24 July – Hong Kong
 England Manchester City   1  
 Hong Kong South China   0  
 
27 July – Hong Kong
     England Manchester City   1
   England Sunderland   0
Third place
24 July – Hong Kong 27 July – Hong Kong
 England Tottenham Hotspur   1  England Tottenham Hotspur   6
 England Sunderland   3    Hong Kong South China   0

Semifinals[edit]

All kick-off times are local (UTC+08:00).

24 July 2013
18:30
Tottenham Hotspur England 1–3 England Sunderland
Sigurðsson Goal 28' Report Cabral Goal 33'
Brown Goal 64'
Karlsson Goal 80'
Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po
Attendance: 35,950
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)

Delayed by 30 minutes due to rain. Game reduced to 80 minutes (40 minute halves).


24 July 2013
20:40
Manchester City England 1–0 Hong Kong South China
Džeko Goal 21' Report
Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po
Attendance: 35,950
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)

Delayed by 10 minutes due to rain. Game reduced to 80 minutes (40 minute halves).

Third-place playoff[edit]

27 July 2013
18:00
Tottenham Hotspur England 6–0 Hong Kong South China
Tse Goal 12' (o.g.)
Dempsey Goal 34'
Defoe Goal 45'54'80'
Townsend Goal 86'
Report
Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po
Attendance: 39,544
Referee: Neil Swarbrick (England)

Final[edit]

27 July 2013
20:30
Manchester City England 1–0 England Sunderland
Džeko Goal 9' Report
Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po
Attendance: 39,544
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)

Ticket sales[edit]

Unlike previous edition in 2011, ticket prices for each match day were different. For the first matchday (24 July), ticket prices in Hong Kong dollars (with all British prices an approximation) were: $150 (£13), $250 (£21), $300 (£25), $350 (£30), $500 (£42), while for the second matchday (27 July), ticket prices were: $200 (£17), $300 (£25), $400 (£34), $450 (£38), $600 (£51).

Ticket sales started from 31 May 2013 online at www.cityline.com.[2] Tickets for the final sold out in one day.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Barclays Asia Trophy line-up announced". Premier League official website. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tickets for Barclays Asia Trophy 2013 go on sale". Premier League official website. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tickets sold out for Barclays Asia Trophy finals day". BarclaysPremierLeague.com. 31 May 2013.