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1994_95 Premier League Table

1994/95 Premier League Table: Blackburn Win On Final Day

Champions: Blackburn Rovers

Runners-up: Manchester United

Champions League places: Blackburn Rovers

UEFA Cup places: Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool (League Cup), Leeds United

Cup Winners Cup places: Everton

Promoted (from 1993/94): Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City

Relegated: Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Norwich City, Crystal Palace

Leading Scorer: Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers) 34 goals

Premier League Table 1994 – 1995

1Blackburn Rovers4227878039+4189
2Manchester United42261067728+4988
3Nottingham Forest42221197243+2977
5Leeds United 42201395938+2173
6Newcastle United422012106747+2072
7Tottenham Hotspur421614126658+862
8Queens Park Rangers42179166159+260
13Sheffield Wednesday421312174957-851
14West Ham421311184448-450
16Coventry City421214164462-1850
17Manchester City421213175364-1149
18Aston Villa421115165156-548
19Crystal Palace421112193449-1545
20Norwich City421013193754-1743
21Leicester City42611254580-3529
22Ipswich Town4276293693-5727

1994/95 Season Review

Blackburn Rovers broke the British transfer record in July when they signed Norwich City striker Chris Sutton for £5 million in their quest for FA Carling Premiership glory and to finish on top of the 1994/95 Premier League Table.

Manchester United broke that record again in January when they purchased England’s Andy Cole from Newcastle United for £ 6 million pounds plus Keith Gillespie worth £1 million.

Jurgen Klinsmann was also signed by Tottenham Hotspur before the season began in a £ 2 million deal from Monaco.

During the campaign’s opening day, the German played in a thrilling match. In a 4-3 win over Sheffield Wednesday, he dived across the pitch to celebrate, an apparent reference to his reputation for too quickly going down.

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An eight-minute hat-trick by Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler helped the club beat Arsenal 3-0 in August. In February, Manchester United destroyed Ipswich 9-0 at Old Trafford, also an English Premier League record. Again, Andy Cole netted five goals for man-of-the-match honors.

On the final day, Blackburn Rovers pipped Manchester United to the title in a thrilling season. A win would have sufficed for the Red Devils, but they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham following Blackburn’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool.

In addition to United, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, and Leeds United were also entered into the UEFA Cup.

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Eric Cantona kung fu kicks a Crystal Palace after receiving abuse

Eric Cantona Kicks Fan

In January, Manchester United striker Eric Cantona became the biggest headline maker of the season after assaulting a Crystal Palace fan. After verbally abusing him from the stands, the French striker launched a sensational kung-fu kick at Simmons.

A nine-month ban and a £20,000 fine were imposed on Cantona. In a press conference later in the season, the player made one of the most bizarre comments.

Instead of commenting on Selhurst Park, Cantona said: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.” He then got up and left, leaving the assembled crowd confused.

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George Graham, the Arsenal manager, was also in the news for the wrong reasons. During the signing of Danish duo Pal Lydersen and John Jensen, he was found to have received an illegal payment of £425,000 from Norwegian agent Rune Hauge. A one-year ban was later imposed on Graham by the Football Association.

After finishing 12th in the Premier League, Arsenal seemed to be pushed into a relegation dogfight that eventually saw Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Norwich City, and Crystal Palace relegated.

The four clubs that finished at the bottom of the 1994/95 Premier League Table dropped out of the FA Carling Premiership, and only two teams from the Championship came up.

John Burridge manchester city

Oldest Soccer Player In Premier League History

During the 1995 season, John Burridge played for Manchester City at the age of 43, becoming the oldest player to play in the English Premier League. As a professional footballer, Burridge began his career with Bury FC in 1971 and went on to play for Blackpool, Oldham Athletic, and Southampton.

During his professional football career, he made 771 appearances and twice represented the England national team. As a member of Manchester City’s mid-table finish in the 1994/95 Premier League season, Burridge made four appearances during his final year.

Jurgen Klinsmann And Osvaldo (Ossie) Ardiles

1994/95 Cup Results

1994/95 FA Cup Winners: Everton [Final – Everton 1 v 0 Manchester United]

1994/95 League Cup Winners: Liverpool [Final – Liverpool 2 v 1 Bolton]

Champions League Winners: Ajax [Final – Ajax 1 v 0 Milan]

UEFA Cup Winners: Parma [Final – First-leg – Parma 1 v 0 Juventus], [Second-leg – Juventus 1 v 1 Parma]

Cup Winners Cup Winners: Real Zaragoza [Final – Real Zaragoza 2 v 1 Arsenal (aet)]

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Harry Redknapp Ex-West Ham Manager

1994/95 Managerial Changes

Arsenal: George Graham out, Stewart Houston in

Aston Villa: Ron Atkinson out, Brian Little in

Coventry City: Phil Neal out, Ron Atkinson in

Crystal Palace: Alan Smith out, Steve Coppell in

Everton: Mike Walker out, Joe Royle in

Ipswich: John Lyall out, George Burley in

Leicester City: Brian Little out, Mark McGhee in

Norwich City: John Deehan out, Gary Megson in

Queens Park Rangers: Gerry Francis out, Ray Wilkins in

Sheffield Wednesday: Trevor Francis out, David Pleat in

Tottenham Hotspur: Osvaldo Ardiles out, Gerry Francis in

West Ham United: Billy Bonds out, Harry Redknapp in

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