2019–20 Premier League
The 2019–20 Premier League was the 28th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The 2019-20 season started on 10 August 2019 and ended on 26 July 2020. It is the first Premier League season to have a mid-season break and also the first season to use VAR. Liverpool won the league (their first league title).
1st Premier League title
19th English title
|Europa League||Leicester City|
|Goals scored||1034 (2.79 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Jamie Vardy|
|Best goalkeeper||Ederson Moraes (16 clean sheets)|
|Biggest home win||Manchester City 8–0 Watford|
(21 September 2019)
|Biggest away win||Southampton 0–9 Leicester City|
(25 October 2019)
|Highest scoring||Southampton 0–9 Leicester City|
(25 October 2019)
|Longest winning run||Liverpool|
|Longest unbeaten run||Liverpool|
|Longest winless run||Watford|
|Longest losing run||Norwich City|
Manchester United 1–1 Liverpool
(20 October 2019)
Bournemouth 0–1 Burnley
(21 December 2019)
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Liverpool (C, Q)||38||32||3||3||85||33||+52||99||Qualification for the Champions League group stage|
|2||Manchester City[a] (Q)||38||26||3||9||102||35||+67||81|
|3||Manchester United (Q)||38||18||12||8||66||36||+30||66|
|5||Leicester City (Q)||38||18||8||12||67||41||+26||62||Qualification for the Europa League group stage|
|6||Tottenham Hotspur (Q)||38||16||11||11||61||47||+14||59||Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]|
|15||Brighton & Hove Albion||38||9||14||15||39||54||−15||41|
|16||West Ham United||38||10||9||19||49||62||−13||39|
|18||Bournemouth (R)||38||9||7||22||40||65||−25||34||Relegation to the EFL Championship|
|20||Norwich City (R)||38||5||6||27||26||75||−49||21|
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) If the champions, relegated teams or qualified teams for UEFA competitions cannot be determined by rules 1 to 3, rules 4.1 to 4.3 are applied – 4.1) Points gained in head to head record between such teams; 4.2) Away goals scored in head to head record between such teams; 4.3) Play-offs
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
- Manchester City were initially banned from all UEFA club competitions for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons by the UEFA Club Financial Control Body on 14 February 2020 due to alleged breaches of the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations. The decision was appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 26 February 2020. That appeal was heard on 8 June 2020. The appeal was upheld on 13 July 2020, and the ban was overturned.
- Since the winners of the 2019–20 EFL Cup, Manchester City, have qualified for the Champions League group stage by league position, the spot given to the EFL Cup winners (Europa League second qualifying round) is passed down to the sixth-placed team.
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- "Start date of 2019/20 season announced". www.premierleague.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
- "Clubs agree to introduce VAR from 2019/20 season". www.premierleague.com. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
- "Premier League to introduce VAR for start of 2019/20 season". The Independent. 2018-11-15. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
- "VAR to be introduced in the Premier League for start of 2019-20 season". Mail Online. 2018-11-15. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
- "Club Financial Control Body Adjudicatory Chamber decision on Manchester City Football Club". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 14 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered the appeal of Manchester City v. UEFA" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
- Marcotti, Gabriele (5 June 2020). "Man City's appeal of UEFA ban: What's at stake for City and Financial Fair Play". ESPN.com.
- "Decision in the arbitration procedure between Manchester City FC & UEFA" (PDF). The Court of Arbitration for Sport. Retrieved 13 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Premier League Handbook Season 2019/20: Rules of the Premier League Section C pages 101–102". premierleague.com. 2 August 2019.