1998–99 Premier League

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Premier League
Season1998–99
Dates15 August 1998 – 16 May 1999
ChampionsManchester United
5th Premier League title
12th English title
RelegatedCharlton Athletic
Nottingham Forest
Blackburn Rovers
Champions LeagueManchester United
Arsenal
Chelsea
UEFA CupLeeds United
Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur
Intertoto CupWest Ham United
Matches played380
Goals scored959 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorerJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Michael Owen
Dwight Yorke
(18 goals each)

The 1998–99 Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the seventh season of the Premier League. That season, Manchester United won the league. That year, United also won the treble: the league title, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

Teams[change | change source]

League table[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 22 13 3 80 37 +43 79 Qualification for the Champions League first group stage
2 Arsenal 38 22 12 4 59 17 +42 78
3 Chelsea 38 20 15 3 57 30 +27 75 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Leeds United 38 18 13 7 62 34 +28 67 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
5 West Ham United 38 16 9 13 46 53 −7 57 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
6 Aston Villa 38 15 10 13 51 46 +5 55
7 Liverpool 38 15 9 14 68 49 +19 54
8 Derby County 38 13 13 12 40 45 −5 52
9 Middlesbrough 38 12 15 11 48 54 −6 51
10 Leicester City 38 12 13 13 40 46 −6 49
11 Tottenham Hotspur 38 11 14 13 47 50 −3 47 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[a]
12 Sheffield Wednesday 38 13 7 18 41 42 −1 46
13 Newcastle United 38 11 13 14 48 54 −6 46 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[b]
14 Everton 38 11 10 17 42 47 −5 43
15 Coventry City 38 11 9 18 39 51 −12 42
16 Wimbledon 38 10 12 16 40 63 −23 42
17 Southampton 38 11 8 19 37 64 −27 41
18 Charlton Athletic (R) 38 8 12 18 41 56 −15 36 Relegation to Football League First Division
19 Blackburn Rovers (R) 38 7 14 17 38 52 −14 35
20 Nottingham Forest (R) 38 7 9 22 35 69 −34 30
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners.
  2. As Manchester United qualified for the Champions League, their UEFA Cup place as FA Cup winners defaulted to Newcastle United, the runners-up.


Season statistics[change | change source]

Top scorers[change | change source]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Leeds United 18
England Michael Owen Liverpool
Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Manchester United
4 France Nicolas Anelka Arsenal 17
England Andy Cole Manchester United
6 Colombia Hámilton Ricard Middlesbrough 15
7 England Dion Dublin Aston Villa 14
England Robbie Fowler Liverpool
England Julian Joachim Aston Villa
England Alan Shearer Newcastle United

Hat-tricks[change | change source]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
England Clive Mendonca Charlton Athletic Southampton 5–0 (H) 22 August 1998 [1]
England Michael Owen Liverpool Newcastle United 4–1 (A) 30 August 1998 [2]
England Michael Owen4 Liverpool Nottingham Forest 5–1 (H) 24 October 1998 [3]
England Dion Dublin Aston Villa Leicester City 4–1 (A) 14 November 1998 [4]
England Robbie Fowler Liverpool Aston Villa 4–2 (A) 21 November 1998 [5]
England Chris Armstrong Tottenham Hotspur Everton 4–1 (H) 28 December 1998 [6]
England Darren Huckerby Coventry City Nottingham Forest 4–0 (H) 9 January 1999 [7]
England Robbie FowlerP Liverpool Southampton 7–1 (H) 16 January 1999 [8]
Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Manchester United Leicester City 6–2 (A) 16 January 1999 [9]
Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær4 Manchester United Nottingham Forest 8–1 (A) 6 February 1999 [10]
France Nicolas Anelka Arsenal Leicester City 5–0 (H) 20 February 1999 [11]
England Kevin Campbell Everton West Ham United 6–0 (H) 8 May 1999 [12]
Note: 4 Player scored 4 goals; P Player scored a perfect hat-trick; (H) – Home; (A) – Away

Top assists[change | change source]

Rank Player Club Assists[13]
1 Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal 13
Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Leeds United
3 England David Beckham Manchester United 11
Israel Eyal Berkovic West Ham United
England Steve Guppy Leicester City
Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Manchester United
7 France David Ginola Tottenham Hotspur 10
8 England Darren Anderton Tottenham Hotspur 9
Australia Harry Kewell Leeds United
10 England James Beattie Southampton 7

References[change | change source]

  1. Brown, Geoff (22 August 1998). "Football Round-up: Mendonca's Valley high". The Independent. London. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  2. Moore, Glenn (31 August 1998). "Football: Owen defines Gullit's task with hat-trick". The Independent. London. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  3. "Soccer – England: Owen Returns With Four Goals". The New York Times. 26 October 1998. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  4. Fox, Norman (15 November 1998). "Football: Dublin's treble leaves Villa in clover". The Independent. London. Retrieved 18 July 2009.
  5. Townsend, Nick (22 November 1998). "Football Fowler trick trumps Villa". The Independent. London. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  6. Rowbottom, Mike (29 December 1998). "Football: Armstrong treble traumatises Everton". The Independent. London. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  7. Mackay, Duncan (9 January 1999). "Huckerby hat-trick fells forlorn Forest". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  8. Bramwell, Neil (17 January 1999). "Football: Fowler preys on sorry Saints". The Independent. London. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  9. Curtis, John. "Leicester 2–6 Manchester United". Sporting Life. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  10. "United romp to record win". BBC News. 7 February 1999. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  11. Townsend, Nick (21 February 1999). "Football: Arsenal fired by Anelka hat-trick". The Independent. London. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
  12. Taylor, Louise (9 May 1999). "Everton joy as Campbell serves up treble treat". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
  13. "Statistical Leaders – 1999". Premier League. Archived from the original on 24 June 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2018.

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