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The 1996–97 FA Premier League season was the fifth season of the competition, since its formation in 1992. The majority of the season was contested by the reigning champions, Manchester United, along with Newcastle United, Arsenal and Liverpool. The title was eventually won by Manchester United, after Liverpool and Newcastle's failure to win in their penultimate games of the season.

Team summariesEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity1
Arsenal London Highbury Template:Nts
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park Template:Nts
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Ewood Park Template:Nts
Chelsea London Stamford Bridge Template:Nts
Coventry City Coventry Highfield Road Template:Nts
Derby County Derby Baseball Ground Template:Nts
Everton Liverpool Goodison Park Template:Nts
Leeds United Leeds Elland Road Template:Nts
Leicester City Leicester Filbert Street Template:Nts
Liverpool Liverpool Anfield Template:Nts
Manchester United Manchester Old Trafford Template:Nts
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium Template:Nts
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park Template:Nts
Nottingham Forest Nottingham City Ground Template:Nts
Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield Hillsborough Template:Nts
Southampton Southampton The Dell Template:Nts
Sunderland Sunderland Roker Park Template:Nts
Tottenham Hotspur London White Hart Lane Template:Nts
West Ham United London Boleyn Ground Template:Nts
Wimbledon London Selhurst Park Template:Nts

Personnel and kitsEdit

(as of 11 May 1997)

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal Template:Flagicon Arsène Wenger Template:Flagicon Tony Adams Nike JVC
Aston Villa Template:Flagicon Brian Little Template:Flagicon Andy Townsend Reebok AST Research
Blackburn Rovers Template:Flagicon Tony Parkes Template:Flagicon Tim Sherwood ASICS CIS
Chelsea Template:Flagicon Ruud Gullit Template:Flagicon Dennis Wise Umbro Coors
Coventry City Template:Flagicon Gordon Strachan Template:Flagicon Gary McAllister Le Coq Sportif Peugeot
Derby County Template:Flagicon Jim Smith Template:Flagicon Igor Štimac Puma Puma
Everton Template:Flagicon Dave Watson (caretaker) Template:Flagicon Dave Watson Umbro Danka
Leeds United Template:Flagicon George Graham Template:Flagicon Ian Rush Puma Packard Bell
Leicester City Template:Flagicon Martin O'Neill Template:Flagicon Steve Walsh Fox Leisure Walkers
Liverpool Template:Flagicon Roy Evans Template:Flagicon John Barnes Reebok Carlsberg
Manchester United Template:Flagicon Alex Ferguson Template:Flagicon Eric Cantona Umbro Sharp
Middlesbrough Template:Flagicon Bryan Robson Template:Flagicon Nigel Pearson Erreà Cellnet
Newcastle United Template:Flagicon Kenny Dalglish Template:Flagicon Rob Lee Adidas Newcastle Brown Ale
Nottingham Forest Template:Flagicon Dave Bassett Template:Flagicon Stuart Pearce Umbro Labatt's
Sheffield Wednesday Template:Flagicon David Pleat Template:Flagicon Peter Atherton Puma Sanderson
Southampton Template:Flagicon Graeme Souness Template:Flagicon Matt Le Tissier Pony Sanderson
Sunderland Template:Flagicon Peter Reid Template:Flagicon Kevin Ball Avec Vaux Breweries
Tottenham Hotspur Template:Flagicon Gerry Francis Template:Flagicon Gary Mabbutt Pony Hewlett-Packard
West Ham United Template:Flagicon Harry Redknapp Template:Flagicon Julian Dicks Pony Dagenham Motors
Wimbledon Template:Flagicon Joe Kinnear Template:Flagicon Vinnie Jones Lotto Elonex

Promotion and relegationEdit

Start of seasonEdit

Teams promoted from the First Division 1995-96

End of seasonEdit

Teams relegated to the First Division 1997-98

Final league tableEdit

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Template:Nobr (C) (Q) 38 21 12 5 76 44 +32 75 Champions League Group stage
2 Template:Nobr (Q) 38 19 11 8 73 40 +33 68 Champions League
Second qualifying round
3 Template:Nobr (Q) 38 19 11 8 62 32 +30 68 UEFA Cup First round
4 Template:Nobr (Q) 38 19 11 8 62 37 +25 68
5 Template:Nobr (Q) 38 17 10 11 47 34 +13 61
6 Template:Nobr (Q) 38 16 11 11 58 55 +3 59 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
7 Template:Nobr 38 14 15 9 50 51 -1 57
8 Template:Nobr 38 15 11 12 49 46 +3 56
9 Template:Nobr (Q) 38 12 11 15 46 54 -8 47 UEFA Cup First round
10 Template:Nobr 38 13 7 18 44 51 -7 46
11 Template:Nobr 38 11 13 14 28 38 -10 46
12 Template:Nobr 38 11 13 14 45 58 -13 46
13 Template:Nobr 38 9 15 14 42 43 -1 42
14 Template:Nobr 38 10 12 16 39 48 -9 42
15 Template:Nobr 38 10 12 16 44 57 -13 42
16 Template:Nobr 38 10 11 17 50 56 -6 41
17 Template:Nobr 38 9 14 15 38 54 -16 41
18 Template:Nobr (R) 38 10 10 18 35 53 -18 40 Relegated to the First Division
19 Template:Nobr (R) 38 10 12 16 51 60 -9 39
20 Template:Nobr (R) 38 6 16 16 31 59 -28 34

Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification:Template:Unicode1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points;
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Premier League 1996-97 Winners
Manchester United
4th Premier League title
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Top goalscorersEdit

Scorer Goals Team
Alan Shearer 25 Newcastle United
Ian Wright 23 Arsenal
Robbie Fowler 18 Liverpool
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United
Dwight Yorke 17 Aston Villa
Les Ferdinand 16 Newcastle United
Fabrizio Ravanelli Middlesbrough
Dion Dublin 13 Coventry City
Matt Le Tissier Southampton
Dennis Bergkamp 12 Arsenal
Steve Claridge Leicester City
Stan Collymore Liverpool
Juninho Paulista Middlesbrough

External linksEdit

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