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1999/2000 Premier League Table: Red Devils Clinch The Title

Champions: Manchester United

Runners-up: Arsenal

Champions League places: Manchester United, Arsenal, Leeds United

UEFA Cup places: Liverpool, Chelsea (FA Cup), Leicester City (League Cup)

Promoted (from 1998/99): Sunderland, Bradford City, Watford

Relegated: Watford, Sheffield Wednesday, Wimbledon

Leading Scorer: Kevin Phillips (Sunderland) 18 goals

Premier League Table 1999 – 2000

1Manchester United3828739745+5291
3Leeds United38216115843+1569
6Aston Villa381513104635+1158
8Leicester City38167155555055
9West Ham United 381510135253-155
10 Tottenham Hotspur38158155749+853
11Newcastle United381410146354+952
14Coventry City38128184754-744
16Derby County38911184457-1338
17Bradford city3899203868-3036
19Sheffield Wednesday3887233870-3231

1999/2000 Season Review

The Red machine was unstoppable as Manchester United stormed to victory again, with an enormous 18-point margin over runners-up Arsenal at the top of the 1999/2000 Premier League table. Even new £10.5million signing Thierry Henry couldn’t keep the Gunners in the chase. But the season has to go down, marking the end of Wimbledon’s incredible rags to riches story.

The Dons joined the Football League in 1977, taking nine years to reach the top flight. However, perennial underdogs had always performed well against the odds, finishing most seasons in the top half of the table. So expectations were high in pre-season as former Norwegian coach Egil Olsen took over.

Newly promoted, Watford made an impressive start, beating Liverpool at Anfield and claiming the scalp of Chelsea. But their success was short-lived, and they were relegated, eventually finishing with a then-record Premier League low of 24 points. Sheffield Wednesday swiftly followed them. Their worst moment was an 8-0 thrashing at the hands of Bobby Robson’s Newcastle United.

wimbledon relegated from premier league 2000

Relegation Spots Go To The Last Match

But the final relegation spot wasn’t decided until the very last match. Bradford City – back in the FA Carling Premiership after 77 years – was widely expected to go down. Instead, somehow they pulled off one of the shocks of the season, defeating Liverpool 1-0 – a result which denied the Reds a Champions’ League spot.

Instead, the Dons lost to Southampton and were relegated 12 years after beating Liverpool to achieve a shock FA Cup triumph. Former manager Dave Bassett said: “The club has been in the top flight for 14 years and, as the manager who took them there, it’s sad for me to see them relegated.”

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Sunderland impressed in their return to the top flight. Chasing a UEFA Cup spot all season, they eventually missed out, ending the campaign in seventh place on the 1999/2000 Premier League table.

The title’s winners were already decided long before the season ended – but it wasn’t always a one-horse race. Manchester United started the season well but was still second to Leeds United at the start of the new millennium. The Elland Road side were favorites, but the Red Devils came good when it mattered and powered to the top. Manchester United was sensational in the second half of the season. Seemingly scoring for fun, they took their final goal tally to an incredible 97.

FIFA Club World Championship 2000

FIFA Club World Championship

But there was to be no repeat of the treble. United pulled out of the FA Cup, electing to participate in the inaugural FIFA Club World Championship instead. Real Madrid ended their defense of the European Cup in the quarter-finals.

Leeds ended the season 22 points adrift, but third was still their highest Premier League finish. However, they had more significant matters to worry about as disaster struck in the UEFA Cup. Two fans were stabbed to death during their semi-final defeat to Galatasaray.

In other matters, Chelsea won their fourth cup in as many seasons – triumphing in the last FA Cup match to be played at the old Wembley stadium. And theatrical impresario Bill Kenwright completed his takeover of Everton after buying out former owner Peter Johnson.


1999/2000 Cup Results

1999/2000 FA Cup Winners: Chelsea [Final – Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa]

1999/2000 League Cup Winners: Leicester City [Final – Leicester City 2-1 Tranmere Rovers]

1999/2000 Champions League Winners: Real Madrid [Final – Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia]

1999/2000 UEFA Cup Winners: Galatasaray [Final – Galatasaray 0-0 Arsenal (aet) (Galatasaray win 4-3 on penalties)]

bobby robson and steve bruce chatting

1999/2000 Managerial Changes

Newcastle United: Ruud Gullit out, Bobby Robson in

Nottingham Forest: Ron Atkinson out, David Platt in

Sheffield Wednesday: Danny Wilson out, Peter Shreeves in (caretaker)

Southampton: Dave Jones out, Glenn Hoddle in (temp)

Wimbledon: Joe Kinnear out, Egil Olsen in, Egil Olsen out, Terry Burton in


1999/2000 Premier League Player of the Month Awards

The following soccer players received the award for their achievements in the Premier League Player of the Month 1999/2000 season.

August 1999: Robbie Keane (Coventry City)

September 1999: Muzzy Izzet (Leicester City)

October 1999: Kevin Philips (Sunderland)

November 1999: Sami Hyypia (Liverpool)

December 1999: Roy Keane (Manchester United)

January 2000: Gareth Southgate (Aston Villa)

February 2000: Paul Merson (Aston Villa)

March 2000: Dwight Yorke (Manchester United)

April 2000: Thierry Henry (Arsenal)

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