Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Long and Winding Road has come to an end

So, it all started in back in August with the Moyes Era starting at Old Trafford. Would it make a difference? Would United just keep on winning even without SAF? Well, we all know that was an emphatic NO! With the absence of United as a factor, it was all shaping up to an exciting finish with three clubs with a chance of winning the title. Sadly, that hasn't panned out either. It is pretty much all done and dusted at both ends of the table. It is a shame because NBC deserves to be able to show the drama of the end of the season. They have been BRILLIANT! Excellent coverage everywhere, going to games that aren't finished, being at the stadium before kick off to soak up the atmosphere, staying at the end to show the reactions!! AGAIN…. well done!

I may not be around for the whole of the last day, Matt's team won three games yesterday and play today in a tourney

WORLD CUP IS COMING!!

UWS

192 Comments:

Blogger United We Stand said...

Morning Boys
Because of Formula 1, the pre game stuff is going to be on CNBC
I will have to be leaving before kick off!
Hate to miss it but I'm a good dad

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning UWS. That was a brilliant post and really well stated. You are correct to go and watch Matt. Citeh have all but won the title anyway

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Richard Burton Albion have defeated Southend on Sea 1-0 in the first leg of a League 2playoff.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have the PIP option in action. I will be watching the matches on NBC and NBCSN

9:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, boys - thanks for posting the thread this morning, UWS. I'm watching the make-up tips on NBC. Sergio Aguero could definitely use those - his skin is terrible!

Okay, I'm turning over to CNBC.

9:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pub coverage on CNBC now.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Bob. I have Formula 1 on NBCSN and a Tejano music informercial on NBC. Now Becky is on NBCSN.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

UWS is correct that there is a lack of drama in the Prem. For once it was north of the border and in LA Liga. Hibs AKA as hibernation are involved in a bizarre playoff format.

9:54 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams coming out and I going out!

Sorry I will be missing. Maybe I'll be back

Come on Tottenham!

9:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

UWS is clearly not looking forward to Europa League footie. I'm back on NBC with City and West Ham.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Championship Sunday is underway

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am not watching the Syfy Channel today. United may not even be in Europe next season

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I got your message about the TEA evaluation system, MUR. I'll have a look and respond to it later.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shola Ameobi heads wide from a corner.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers Bob. I's supposed to be a big change.

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Slow start to this morning's action. No goals in the Prem in the first seven minutes.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The scenario in La Liga . If Atheltico win today then Real are eliminated. If both Baraca and Athletico win today then Barca can beat Athletico at the nou Camp next Sunday and win La Liga. Both teams would be level on points and Barca would win on head to head. Revenge for the CL elimination?

10:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Brendan Rogers was commenting earlier in the week that Andy Carroll was going to do the biz for him against Citeh today. Was that why he shopped him to West Ham?

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Swans have taken the lkead at the SOL and Sturrioge was offside as he shot wide with just the keeper to beat

10:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Swansea have taken the lead in a dead rubber of a match against Sunderland.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ameobi heads straight to Mignolet.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andy Carroll was never going to fit in to Breandan's plans . It was expected that he would go to a side like Fat Sam;s

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Never a pen on Sterling as Everton take the lead at the KC.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nathan Dyer with the Swansea goal and Sen. James McCarthy with the Everton goal.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I anoraked yesterday and found out the playoff format for the SPL playoffs if you are interested.

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not at all, mate. Sorry - I have no time for the SPL.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh win a corner as the Spuds take the lead vs Villa.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That would eliminate United from the EL no matter what happens on the SY FY Channel.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Swansea two up at the SOL.

10:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spurs have taken the lead against Villa. One more step toward EL qualification. Sorry, mate.

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Paulinho with a close range goal for the Spuds.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's okay. Look how Pool took advantage of not being in Europe.

10:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The goals are coming thick and fast now. Relegated Cardiff have gone 1-0 over Chelski through a goal by Craig Bellamy.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Too little too late for the Red Dragons/ Blue Birds as Cardiff take the lead vs Chelsea.

10:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That has to be your model for next season. Rebuild under the leadership of a visionary new leader.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Where were his goals when they needed them?

10:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wow - Newcastle have taken the lead at Anfield through a Martin Skrtel own goal.

10:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Aguero's shot is blocked off there.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL!!! THE TOON HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD AT ANFIELD THANKS TO A SKRTEL OG. A VOLLEY THAT ALLAN CLARKE WOULD HAVE BRAGGED ABOUT

10:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh dear - that was a horrible shank by Dzeko at the end of a great move through Nasri.

10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I wish they were showing the goals here. One little quibble.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great Toon possession and a cross by Gouffrhan after three one twos and his cross was volleyed perfectly in the corner by Skrtel in front oif the KOP!

10:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another O.G.! He's getting a workout today. This one is by the Baggies' McAuley, benefiting Stoke City away.

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure why the cheeky goal by Suarez was disallowed ?

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Adrian did well to tip over a shot from Milner.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Marvin emnes with the second Swansea goal

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great counter by the Toon and but for Mignolet they would have been two down. Gouffrhan through on goal and a great block from Mignolet as the rebound landed in row M of the KOP.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Why did Suarez have a goal disallowed?

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Soton have taken the lead through a Ricky Lambert goal. Sorry, mate.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gouffrhan in again and great defending by Johnson

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Didn't see the incident, mate. Not sure.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's okay. I thought they were pretty much out anyway.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Palace take the lead at Fulham.

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Noble went in hard on Joe Hart. Roy Hodgson won't like that challenge.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool have a free kick off a naughty challenge from Steven Taylor. Suarez into the wall.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It wasn't a noble action.

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Young Dwight Gayle, the hero on Monday , with the Palace goal.

10:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom, mate!

10:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Toon last won a league match at Anfield in 1994 and have won two of the last 41 league meetings at Anfield.

10:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This one and the Arsenal match are the only ones without a goal now.

10:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'd love to see a freak West Ham goal right about now. NBC deserve that.

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ta, Bob. Great run by Suarez but a weak finish was easily saved by Krul

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Debuchy booked for time wasting.

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OG is still the top scorer.

10:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spurs are 2-0 up now. O.G. has been busy this morning.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds go two up vs Vanilla on their way to an EL spot.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nathan Baker cooked up that OG , who now has a first half hat-trick.

10:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

O.G. is a superstar this morning - sign him up, LUFC!

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Derby County vs Brighton is on after this match, but unfortunately , I will have to miss that one.

10:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Samir Nasri with a corker!

10:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nasri put his foot through that one with no backlift. No chance for Adrian.

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What a finish by Nasri, but the Hammers defense did not close him down. Surely, the title is on it's way to the Etihad.

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Spuds are three up vs Vanilla.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ade with the goal from the spot. I am conceding the EL spot.

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero is well wide from a free kick

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James THompkins with a last ditch interception for a corner off a pass from, Zaba off a run from Sguero.

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Gooner is watching the action at CR then he is watching the only match without a goal.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time at the Etihad.

10:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A really late Citeh corner. OH! Off the post from Silva and as it deflected off of Kevin Nolan and Citeh are one up at the half.

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Toon one up at the half at Anfield. Citeh one half away from lifting the Prem title.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OG is the top scorer, with a hat-trick.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the Etihad.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jerko is offside/

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Anfield.

11:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm with UWS - I've got no excitement about this season any more. Just bring on the World Cup.

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. The real excitement is in La Liga and the relegation playoff , albeit a weird format, north of the border. Never heard of that format.

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling has a shot deflected for a corner. Nasri with a free kick headed out for a corner

11:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

2-0! The Skipper does the business!

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! 2-0 CITEH AND KOMPANY BLASTS HOME FROM A CORNER. ANDY CAROOLL HEADED DOWN AND KPMPANY HAS ALL BUT GIVEN CITEH THE TIT;LE

11:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Everton are 0-2 up at Hull now. The Chunk with another goal. He did okay for me this season but no one was going to catch Suarez in that mood.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Elizabeth and I responded to your post on FB

11:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh fans now enjoying a round or two of the Poznan.

11:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheers, mate - I saw that. Happy Mother's Day to you and Elizabeth. Did she get a brekkies in bed?

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed Bob. Joe Mou didn't, but who would he have picked for player of the year?

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. She did. The girls fixed her brekkies. Yesterday, Elizabeth walked her tush down the catwalk.

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A goal at CR as thhe Gunners take the lead.

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Swansea go 1-3 up at the SOL after Borini9 had pulled one back with a header.

11:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The goals are flying in now. Aaron Ramsey is finishing his season as he started it - with scoring. Arsenal are 0-1 up. Ramsey will end up the Gunners' top scorer, which has to be a source of concern for them.

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aaron Ramsey with the Gunners goal off an assist form Giroud.

11:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Bone with the third Swansea goal.

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Baggies tie it up vs Stoke. The Baggies are the draw specialists this season/

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A quick look at the Golden Boot stats on Championship Sunday:

Suarez - 31 goals!
Sturridge - 21
Toure - 20
Aguero - 17
Rooney - 17
Dzeko - 16
Giroud - 16
Bony - 15
Lukaku - 15
Rodriguez - 15
Hazard - 14

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sess with the goal for the Baggies.

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nothing for predicting second

11:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So NBC has got goals in all matches now. Well done!

11:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Three goals for West Ham in the last half hour? Don't think so.

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United tie it up at Sty. Mary's, but it really doesn't mean anything.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners go two up at CR.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

And Pool need two. I don't see it happening either. Fulham tie it up vs Palace.

11:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal are 0-2 up now at Carrow Road. Private Jenkinson adding to Norwich's woes.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Juan Mata with the United goal, but it doesn't Mata.

11:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

If West Ham were to get one back, it might stir the Liverpool players. I can't believe that they're going to lose to Newcastle at home on the last day of a good season for them.

11:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Liverpool do have one back through Daniel Agger. 1-1 at Anfield.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! POOL TIE IT UP AT ANFIELD.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tiote booked for afoul on Coutinho

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jack Wilshere is coming on after a lengthy absence due to a fractured foot. Good news for England.

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! 2-1 AS DANNY BOY SCORES AT HE FAR POST OFF A FREE KICK FROM STEVIE G. HE WAS COMPLETELY UNMARKED.

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Daniel Sturridge has scored his 21st goal of the season for Pool. They're 2-1 up now. Hope to see him scoring bags of goals next month.

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shola Ameobi sent off . Why was he sent off?

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Newcastle down to ten men now!

11:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I see that Mata equalized for you lot. I had missed that one.

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dzeko comes off after a great run of form at just the right time. Fernandinho on for him.

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think it was for a second yellow and he will miss the opening day of the season.

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What was Ameobi thinking? UWS is correct that modern day footballers are morons.. He talked himself into the book twice in ten seconds.

11:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So 37 points means safety this season for Hull and West Brom. In truth, 34 points would have meant safety.

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first Pool goal was identical to the second. The free kick from Stevie G was taken at the same spot, but put away by Agger. Anita had fouled Sterling.

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The highest points total for Hull City in the top flight./

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second Arsenal goal scored by Major Jenkinson . His first ever Prem goal?

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Silva coming off to a huge ovation, with Jamie Milner on for him.

11:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yes - his first goal for the Gunners in 57 matches!

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Pool need fourteen more goals.

11:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am here for the 'climax' of the season

What a shame it has ended this way

11:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome back, mate. I agree - NBC deserved better from its Championship Sunday coverage.

11:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Chelsea take the lead as I came in the house

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea have scored two quick goals at Cardiff.

11:39 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Giggs not playing
Is he on the bench?
First EVER time in the Prem League… Giggs doesn't score

11:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shame. It was to see a tribute to him on Wednesday.

11:41 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United have won 11 lost 11!!!!

YIKES!

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a good season at OT for sure.

11:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'm being a good boy
Watching United on Scify

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Schurrle Temple and Torres with the goals.

11:42 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Crystal Pulis retake the lead at The Cottage… not Bob's

11:43 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Mata tries a side volley from six yard… JUST HEAD IT!!!!

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

My Cottage is definitely not Craven.

11:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United fans making a lot of noise and dancing in the aisles…. must be thrilled this season is over!!!

11:44 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Paul Dummett with a red for Newcastle… second of the day. Not deserved

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dwight Gayle with the second Palace goal. His fourth in two games

11:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"We gonna win the league" ringing out round the City of Manc Stadium now.

11:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A nasty scuffle now at the Etihad - hardly the way to end the season.

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am glad the season is over. Bring on the world Cup.

11:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

players almost fighting at the Etihad!

Aguerro with a late challenge.. stupid!
Why? YOU'RE CHAMPS

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nasty challenge there from Aguero. Could be red for him. Silly boy. Yellow.

11:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United fans still doing the Conga

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time at the Etihad.

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Looks like NBC regular is off at Noon. All the trophy presentations will be in on NBCSN

11:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

MANCHESTER…. TITLE TOWN

11:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke go 1-2 up at the Hawthorns.

11:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The Arse warm up for the Cup Final with a two nil win


There will be an East Anglian derby next season

11:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Charlie Adam has scored a winner for Stoke on the last day of the season.

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Charlie Adam with the Stoke goal.

11:49 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All over at WHL… United out of Europe


City are CHAMPIONS

11:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There it is - City are champions for the second time in three seasons.

11:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not exactly the same way as last season
Crowd are pouring on the field

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over and Citeh are Premier League Champions. They won it because they kept their nerve down the stretch.

11:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great scenes at the Etihad. Full on pitch invasion. Martin DiMichaelis is being mobbed as he struggles off the pitch.

11:51 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

How the hell does a flare get back into the stadium

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over at Anfield and Pool win 2-1

11:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Get them off so they can give the trophy

11:52 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Liverpool win

11:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Liverpool have won 2-1 but it's not enough. They're two points back.

11:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fulham tie it late on vs Palace as they make it Desmond.

11:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The tannoy is trying to get the fans off the pitch to no avail.

11:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Desmond makes his last appearance of the season… at the Cottage

11:53 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Desmond makes his last appearance of the season… at the Cottage

11:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chris David with the Fulham goal.

11:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Joe Hart out of breath after battling through the fans. Did he have a save to make today?

11:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The pitch is slowly being cleared at the Etihad.

11:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The fans in the stands are now giving the supporters on the pitch some stick.

11:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NBC have split screen.. well done again
I went to Scify and they are doing it too

11:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off for lunch, lads. Enjoy the trophy ceremony.

11:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stoke move up to ninth .Their highest ever Prem finish? The Toon down to tenth.

11:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

That Palace result for Liverpool really didn't matter after all

11:57 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Palace finish 11th

HOW ON EARTH DID NEWCASTLE FINISH NINTH???

11:58 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I think Stoke finished 10th behind the Toon

Hull end just out of the drop zone

11:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have to leave too. We are having lunch with Elizabeth's family then off to Melanie's end of the year Mother's Day concert.

11:59 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

NBC keeping up the great coverage…watching Little Lucas kicking the ball on the Anfield pitch

11:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No. Stoke finished ninth. I think that's their best ever Prem finish.

12:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Take care boys

Cup Final next

TTFN

12:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm off. Wishing Kath a Happy Mother's Day

12:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

One last plug for NBC
They have kept on the main network for the trophy presentation… fantastic

Of course, who's watching?

12:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

The trophy has been presented.
Arlo White sends it back to Rebecca and Co but they stay at the stadium for the lap of honor

More thumbs up

12:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Some interesting facts about the just completed season
13,929,810
The total gate in the Premier League this season, up 275,902 from last season. United’s home game against Aston Villa at Old Trafford drew the biggest crowd — 75,368.

2nd
Sunderland are only the second side in Premier League history to stay up after being bottom at Christmas. They secured their survival with a win over West Bromwich Albion, who did it in 2004-05.

4
Martin Skrtel scored his fourth own goal of the season against Newcastle, a new Premier League record. Liverpool and Sunderland were the league’s top own goal scorers this season with six each.

1,052
Goals this season, the lowest Premier League total since 2008-09. Manchester City hit the most with 102, just one shy of Chelsea’s Premier League record, but Norwich scored just 28, the third-worst tally in Premier League history.

64
Manchester United’s 64 points is their lowest total in the Premier League. Their previous worst was 75 in 1996-97 and 2003-04.

31
Mile Jedinak played the first 3,389 minutes of Premier League football for Crystal Palace before being subbed off for the final 31 against Fulham.

1961
This is the first time since 1961 that more than one team have scored 100 top-flight goals.

10
This is the first time 10 managers have left their clubs in a single Premier League season.


9:09 PM  

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