2012–13 Premier League
Parts of this article (those related to Season summary) need to be updated.(May 2014)
13th Premier League title
20th English title
Queens Park Rangers
|Champions League||Manchester United
|Europa League||Tottenham Hotspur
|Goals scored||1,063 (2.8 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Robin van Persie
|Best goalkeeper||Joe Hart
(18 clean sheets)
|Biggest home win||Chelsea 8–0 Aston Villa
(23 December 2012)
|Biggest away win||Newcastle United 0–6 Liverpool
(27 April 2013)
|Highest scoring||Arsenal 7–3 Newcastle United
(29 December 2012)
West Brom 5–5 Manchester United
(19 May 2013)
|Longest winning run||7 games
|Longest unbeaten run||18 games
|Longest winless run||16 games
Queens Park Rangers
|Longest losing run||7 games
Manchester United 1–0 Reading
(16 March 2013)
Wigan Athletic 3–2 Reading
(24 November 2012)
The 2012–13 Premier League (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 21st season of the Premier League, the English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The fixture schedule was released on 18 June 2012. The season began on 18 August 2012 and ended on 19 May 2013.
On 22 April 2013, Manchester United won their 13th Premier League title and 20th English title overall by defeating Aston Villa 3–0 at Old Trafford. This left reigning champions Manchester City 16 points behind with only 15 left to play for. It was the first time the title had been decided in April since Chelsea were the winners in 2005–06. It was also only the fourth time in the history of the Premier League that it had been won with at least four games remaining in the season, the last time being in 2003–04 when Arsenal were champions. England national football team manager, Roy Hodgson declared that United's manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, was a "magician" having won 13 titles in 21 seasons.
On 28 April 2013, Queens Park Rangers and Reading were both relegated from the Premier League after a 0–0 draw against each other. Queens Park had barely escaped relegation the prior season, and Reading's relegation reversed their promotion into the league one season earlier. Wigan Athletic were the third and final club to be relegated, after a 4–1 defeat to Arsenal on 14 May 2013. This brought an end to their eight-year stay in the Premier League, and came 3 days after winning the season's FA Cup. This made them the first ever club to win the FA Cup and suffer relegation in the same season.
- 1 Season summary
- 2 Teams
- 3 League table
- 4 Results
- 5 Season statistics
- 6 Awards
- 6.1 Monthly awards
- 6.2 Annual awards
- 6.2.1 Premier League Manager of the season
- 6.2.2 Premier League Player of the season
- 6.2.3 PFA Player of the Year
- 6.2.4 PFA Team of the Year
- 6.2.5 FWA Footballer of the Year
- 6.2.6 PFA Young Player of the Year
- 6.2.7 Barclays Golden Glove
- 6.2.8 Barclays Premier League Fair Play Award
- 6.2.9 Barclays Merit Award
- 7 References
The season opened the weekend of 18 August 2012. Defending champions Manchester City opened their season with a narrow 3–2 victory over Southampton, who had just been promoted back to the Premier League after seven seasons in lower divisions. Man City had taken a 1–0 lead, with Southampton turning it on its head to go 2–1 up with 20 minutes remaining. City eventually came back and Samir Nasri scored the winning goal with ten minutes left. In a Monday evening fixture at Goodison Park, Manchester United started their season with a 1–0 loss to Everton, the goal scored by Marouane Fellaini. The first goal of the season, however, was scored by Swansea City's Michu, whose team thrashed Queens Park Rangers 5–0 away from home.
Manchester United recovered from their opening week loss with a 3–2 win over Fulham in their opening home game at Old Trafford, but lost striker Wayne Rooney to injury during the match. Other second week highlights included Chelsea's 2–0 win over Newcastle United, with recent Belgian signing Eden Hazard involved in both goals.
Early leaders Chelsea had week three off, while a win by Manchester City over Queens Park Rangers left the defending champions two points off the pace. The game was a highly anticipated rematch between the two teams that squared off on the final day of the 2011–12 season, when Manchester City snatched the title on goal difference with a late goal by Sergio Agüero. This time though, it was less exciting, with Manchester City comfortably winning 3–1. Level on points with Manchester City in second place were Swansea City, who registered a 2–2 draw with Sunderland, and West Bromwich Albion, who defeated Everton 2–0.
The fourth week of the season began with controversy, as the Chelsea v Queens Park Rangers match was fraught with racial tensions when QPR's Anton Ferdinand refused to shake hands with Chelsea's John Terry, who had been suspended for four games for using racial epithets against Ferdinand during the previous season. The teams would play out a 0–0 draw, however second place Manchester City could not gain ground as they also drew, with Stoke City.
Week five saw Chelsea extend their league lead to 3 points with a 1–0 win over Stoke City. A late goal in the 85th minute by Ashley Cole secured the win for the Blues. Everton and West Bromwich Albion maintained control of second place, with both teams notching a win in week five, though a draw by the Baggies in week six would drop them back to fifth place, which they would share with Tottenham Hotspur following their surprise 3–2 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Chelsea, Everton, and Manchester City would all win in week six. The results table after six games would have Chelsea in the lead with 16 points, followed by Everton and Manchester City with 13 points each, and Manchester United with 12. At the bottom of the league, Liverpool forward Luis Suárez scored a hat trick against Norwich City, leading Liverpool to a 5–2 victory. It was the second consecutive year that Suárez had scored a hat trick at Carrow Road.
The month of October saw a tightening at the top of the standings, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all winning their first two of three games for the month, setting up a vital Sunday afternoon match at Stamford Bridge between third placed Manchester United and the leaders Chelsea. The game did not disappoint, as Chelsea went down 2–0 early on an own goal by David Luiz in the fourth minute and a goal by Robin van Persie in the 12th. Van Persie had also taken the shot that had rebounded off of Luiz, and thus was ultimately responsible for the Red Devil's one goal lead at half-time, following a late first half goal by Chelsea's Juan Mata from a free kick. Eight minutes into the second half Ramires equalised for Chelsea, and in the 75th minute United's Javier Hernández scored what proved to be the deciding goal via a rebound from a missed Van Persie shot. Replays showed that Hernández was in an offside position, generating a great deal of controversy. After the game, only a single point separated leaders Chelsea from second placed Manchester United. The rest of the standings were tightly packed in mid-table as 4 points separated fourth through ninth place. Another key match in October included a fixture between Liverpool and Reading, with Liverpool winning 1–0 (with winger Raheem Sterling scoring his first goal for the club) and giving manager Brendan Rodgers his first win over Reading, a team he formerly managed. The final week of October featured the longest match in the 20-year history of the Premier League, a 103-minute game between Manchester City and Swansea that featured two serious injuries, one to the groin of Swansea keeper Michel Vorm and the other to the knee of Manchester City back Micah Richards, both of which required stretchers to carry them off. City prevailed 1–0 in the marathon event with a goal from Carlos Tevez.
League leaders Chelsea suffered a dip in form in November. They opened the month with draws against Swansea City and Liverpool, dropping them to third in the standings. A loss to West Bromwich Albion on 17 November was marked by ineffective second half play, as the team was unable to capitalise on a late first half equaliser by Eden Hazard. The Blues closed out the month with uninspiring 0–0 draws against Manchester City and Fulham. The primary beneficiaries of Chelsea's slide were Manchester United and Manchester City, as the two rivals moved into commanding control of the first two places in the league table. Key November games included a 2–1 Manchester United win over Arsenal on 3 November, and a dominating 5–0 win by Manchester City over Aston Villa on 17 November marked by a pair of two-goal performances by Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero. West Bromwich Albion proved to be the biggest mover up the league table, moving from eighth up to joint third with Chelsea, on the strength of four wins over Southampton, Wigan Athletic, Chelsea, and Sunderland. At the bottom end of the table, Queens Park Rangers found themselves as the only team without a league win by the end of November.
The month of December saw minimal change in the standings at the top end of the table. The situation by New Year's Eve with the top three places was the same as it was at the start of the month, though Manchester United had extended their lead over second place Manchester City to seven points, with Chelsea four points back from City in third place. Tottenham Hotspur occupied fourth place with Arsenal, Everton, and West Bromwich Albion all tied for fifth. Chelsea stopped their November slide with a 3–1 win at Sunderland on 8 December on the strength of two goals by Fernando Torres. The Manchester derby was renewed on 9 December at the City of Manchester Stadium with first place on the line. United took a two-goal lead thanks to two goals from Wayne Rooney in the 16th and 30th minute. City responded with a Yaya Touré goal in the 60th minute, a goal that followed two saves in rapid succession by United keeper David de Gea. Pablo Zabaleta equalised in the 86th minute, but Robin van Persie once again proved to be the hero for United, scoring the winning goal two minutes into extra time to extend United's lead over City at the top of the table to six points. The last team without a league win, Queens Park Rangers, finally got their first win of the season on 15 December.
A total of 20 teams contested the league, including 17 sides from the 2011–12 season and three promoted from the 2011–12 Football League Championship.
The relegation for Wolverhampton Wanderers to the 2012–13 Football League Championship was confirmed on 22 April 2012, ending a three-season Premier League tenure. Blackburn Rovers were relegated after a 1–0 defeat against Wigan Athletic on 7 May 2012, ending an eleven-season tenure in top-flight football. The final team to be relegated from the 2011–12 Premier League was Bolton Wanderers on 13 May 2012, the final day of the season, also after eleven seasons in the top flight. For only the second time in the history of the Premier League, all three sides who were promoted from the 2010–11 Football League Championship survived and competed in this season.
Reading (as Champions) and Southampton (as runners-up) secured direct promotion to the Premier League from the Championship. Reading returned to the Premier League after an absence of four years, while Southampton make a comeback to the highest tier after making two successive promotions and seven seasons in the leagues below. The third promoted team was decided in a four-team play-off between the Championship teams ranked third through sixth. Ultimately, third-placed West Ham United defeated fifth-placed Blackpool in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium on 19 May 2012. West Ham returned to the Premier League after one season of absence.
Stadia and locations
- Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
|Aston Villa||Villa Park||42,785|
|Manchester City||Etihad Stadium||55,097|
|Manchester United||Old Trafford||75,765|
|Newcastle United||St James' Park||52,405|
|Norwich City||Carrow Road||27,224|
|Queens Park Rangers||Loftus Road||18,439|
|Southampton||St Mary's Stadium||32,689|
|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|
|Wigan Athletic||DW Stadium||25,133|
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, ArseneArsène Wenger||Vermaelen, ThomasThomas Vermaelen||Nike||Fly Emirates|
|Aston Villa||Lambert, PaulPaul Lambert||Vlaar, RonRon Vlaar||Macron||Genting Casinos|
|Chelsea||Benitez, RafaelRafael Benítez||Terry, JohnJohn Terry||Adidas||Samsung|
|Everton||Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes||Neville, PhilPhil Neville||Nike||Chang Beer|
|Fulham||Jol, MartinMartin Jol||Hangeland, BredeBrede Hangeland||Kappa||FxPro|
|Liverpool||Rodgers, BrendanBrendan Rodgers||Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard||Warrior Sports||Standard Chartered|
|Manchester City||Kidd, BrianBrian Kidd (caretaker)||Kompany, VincentVincent Kompany||Umbro||Etihad Airways|
|Manchester United||Ferguson, AlexSir Alex Ferguson||Vidic, NemanjaNemanja Vidić||Nike||Aon|
|Newcastle United||Pardew, AlanAlan Pardew||Coloccini, FabricioFabricio Coloccini||Puma||Virgin Money|
|Norwich City||Hughton, ChrisChris Hughton||Holt, GrantGrant Holt||Erreà||Aviva|
|Queens Park Rangers||Redknapp, HarryHarry Redknapp||Hill, ClintClint Hill||Lotto||AirAsia|
|Reading||Adkins, NigelNigel Adkins||Macanuff, JobiJobi McAnuff||Puma||Waitrose|
|Southampton||Pochettino, MauricioMauricio Pochettino||Lallana, AdamAdam Lallana||Umbro||aap3|
|Stoke City||Pulis, TonyTony Pulis||Shawcross, RyanRyan Shawcross||Adidas||Bet365|
|Sunderland||Di Canio, PaoloPaolo Di Canio||Cattermole, LeeLee Cattermole||Adidas||Invest in Africa|
|Swansea City||Laudrup, MichaelMichael Laudrup||Monk, GarryGarry Monk||Adidas||32Red|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Villas-Boas, AndreAndré Villas-Boas||Dawson, MichaelMichael Dawson||Under Armour||Aurasma|
|West Bromwich Albion||Clarke, SteveSteve Clarke||Brunt, ChrisChris Brunt||Adidas||Zoopla|
|West Ham United||Allardyce, SamSam Allardyce||Nolan, KevinKevin Nolan||Macron||SBOBET|
|Wigan Athletic||Martinez, RobertoRoberto Martínez||Caldwell, GaryGary Caldwell||MiFit||12BET|
- 1 According to current revision of List of English Football League managers
- Additionally, referee kits are now being sponsored by Expedia.com, and Nike has a new match ball, the Maxim Premier League.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|West Bromwich Albion||Hodgson, RoyRoy Hodgson||Being full-time head coach of England with end of contract||13 May 2012||Pre-season||Clarke, SteveSteve Clarke||8 June 2012|
|Aston Villa||Macleish, AlexAlex McLeish||Sacked||14 May 2012||Lambert, PaulPaul Lambert||2 June 2012|
|Liverpool||Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish||16 May 2012||Rodgers, BrendanBrendan Rodgers||1 June 2012|
|Swansea City||Rodgers, BrendanBrendan Rodgers||Signed by Liverpool||1 June 2012||Laudrup, MichaelMichael Laudrup||15 June 2012|
|Norwich City||Lambert, PaulPaul Lambert||Signed by Aston Villa||2 June 2012||Hughton, ChrisChris Hughton||7 June 2012|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Redknapp, HarryHarry Redknapp||Sacked||13 June 2012||Villas-Boas, AndreAndré Villas-Boas||3 July 2012|
|Chelsea||Di Matteo, RobertoRoberto Di Matteo||21 November 2012||3rd||Benitez, RafaelRafael Benítez||21 November 2012|
|Queens Park Rangers||Hughes, MarkMark Hughes||23 November 2012||20th||Redknapp, HarryHarry Redknapp||24 November 2012|
|Southampton||Adkins, NigelNigel Adkins||18 January 2013||15th||Mauricio Pochettino||18 January 2013|
|Reading||Macdermott, BrianBrian McDermott||11 March 2013||19th||Adkins, NigelNigel Adkins||26 March 2013|
|Sunderland||Oneill, MartinMartin O'Neill||30 March 2013||16th||Di Canio, PaoloPaolo Di Canio||31 March 2013|
|Manchester City||Mancini, RobertoRoberto Mancini||13 May 2013||2nd||Pellegrini, ManuelManuel Pellegrini||14 June 2013|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Manchester United (C)||38||28||5||5||86||43||+43||89||2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage|
|4||Arsenal||38||21||10||7||72||37||+35||73||2013–14 UEFA Champions League play-off round|
|5||Tottenham Hotspur||38||21||9||8||66||46||+20||72||2013–14 UEFA Europa League play-off round|
|8||West Bromwich Albion||38||14||7||17||53||57||−4||49|
|9||Swansea City||38||11||13||14||47||51||−4||46||2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round 1|
|10||West Ham United||38||12||10||16||45||53||−8||46|
|18||Wigan Athletic (R)||38||9||9||20||47||73||–26||36||2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage 2|
|Relegation to the 2013–14 Football League Championship|
|20||Queens Park Rangers (R)||38||4||13||21||30||60||−30||25|
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Swansea City qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the League Cup.
2Wigan Athletic qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the FA Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
|Home \ Away||ARS||AST||CHE||EVE||FUL||LIV||MCI||MUN||NEW||NOR||QPR||REA||SOU||STK||SUN||SWA||TOT||WBA||WHU||WIG|
|Queens Park Rangers||0–1||1–1||0–0||1–1||2–1||0–3||0–0||0–2||1–2||0–0||—||1–1||1–3||0–2||3–1||0–5||0–0||1–2||1–2||1–1|
|West Bromwich Albion||1–2||2–2||2–1||2–0||1–2||3–0||1–2||5–5||1–1||2–1||3–2||1–0||2–0||0–1||2–1||2–1||0–1||—||0–0||2–3|
|West Ham United||1–3||1–0||3–1||1–2||3–0||2–3||0–0||2–2||0–0||2–1||1–1||4–2||4–1||1–1||1–1||1–0||2–3||3–1||—||2–0|
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
- First goal of the season: Michu for Swansea City against Queens Park Rangers (18 August 2012)
- Fastest goal of the season: 20 seconds, Theo Walcott for Arsenal against Queens Park Rangers (4 May 2013)
- Last goal of the season: Urby Emanuelson for Fulham against Swansea City, (19 May 2013)
- Largest winning margin: 8 goals
- Chelsea 8–0 Aston Villa (23 December 2012)
- Highest scoring game: 10 goals
- Arsenal 7–3 Newcastle United (29 December 2012)
- West Bromwich Albion 5–5 Manchester United (19 May 2013)
- Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 8 goals
- Chelsea 8–0 Aston Villa (23 December 2012)
- Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals
- Reading 3–4 Manchester United (1 December 2012)
- Swansea City 3–4 Norwich City (8 December 2012)
- Manchester United 4–3 Newcastle United (26 December 2012)
- Norwich City 3–4 Manchester City (29 December 2012)
- Arsenal 7–3 Newcastle United (29 December 2012)
|1||Robin van Persie||Manchester United||26|
|3||Gareth Bale||Tottenham Hotspur||21|
|4||Christian Benteke||Aston Villa||19|
|6||Romelu Lukaku||West Bromwich Albion||17|
|7||Demba Ba||Chelsea / Newcastle United||15|
|Persie, Robin vanRobin van Persie||Manchester United||Southampton||3–2||2 September 2012|
|Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez||Liverpool||Norwich City||5–2||29 September 2012|
|Gomez, JordiJordi Gómez||Wigan Athletic||Reading||3–2||24 November 2012|
|Cazorla, SantiSanti Cazorla||Arsenal||Reading||5–2||17 December 2012|
|Bale, GarethGareth Bale||Tottenham Hotspur||Aston Villa||4–0||26 December 2012|
|Walcott, TheoTheo Walcott||Arsenal||Newcastle United||7–3||29 December 2012|
|Kagawa, ShinjiShinji Kagawa||Manchester United||Norwich City||4–0||2 March 2013|
|Suarez, LuisLuis Suárez||Liverpool||Wigan Athletic||4–0||2 March 2013|
|Persie, Robin vanRobin van Persie||Manchester United||Aston Villa||3–0||22 April 2013|
|Benteke, ChristianChristian Benteke||Aston Villa||Sunderland||6–1||29 April 2013|
|Sturridge, DanielDaniel Sturridge||Liverpool||Fulham||3–1||12 May 2013|
|Nolan, KevinKevin Nolan||West Ham United||Reading||4–2||19 May 2013|
|Lukaku, RomeluRomelu Lukaku||West Bromwich Albion||Manchester United||5–5||19 May 2013|
|1||Joe Hart||Manchester City||18|
|4||Asmir Begović||Stoke City||12|
|5||David de Gea||Manchester United||11|
|Jussi Jääskeläinen||West Ham United|
|10||Hugo Lloris||Tottenham Hotspur||9|
- Most clean sheets: 18
- Manchester City
- Fewest clean sheets: 5
- Aston Villa
- Wigan Athletic
- Most yellow cards: 10
- Most red cards: 2
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month||Reference|
|September||David Moyes||Everton||Steven Fletcher||Sunderland|||
|October||Sir Alex Ferguson||Manchester United||Juan Mata||Chelsea|||
|November||Steve Clarke||West Bromwich Albion||Marouane Fellaini||Everton|||
|December||André Villas-Boas||Tottenham Hotspur||Robin van Persie||Manchester United|||
|January||Brian McDermott||Reading||Adam le Fondre||Reading|||
|February||André Villas-Boas||Tottenham Hotspur||Gareth Bale||Tottenham Hotspur|||
|March||David Moyes||Everton||Jan Vertonghen||Tottenham Hotspur|||
|April||Rafael Benítez||Chelsea||Robin van Persie||Manchester United|||
Premier League Manager of the season
Premier League Player of the season
PFA Player of the Year
PFA Team of the Year
|PFA Team of the Year|
- Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United)
- Defence: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Leighton Baines (Everton)
- Midfield: Juan Mata, Eden Hazard (both Chelsea), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Attack: Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Luis Suárez (Liverpool)
FWA Footballer of the Year
PFA Young Player of the Year
Barclays Golden Glove
Barclays Premier League Fair Play Award
Barclays Merit Award
The Barclays Merit Award was awarded to Sir Alex Ferguson.
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