Premier League  1996/97

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1st   Manchester United 38 21 12 5 76 44 +32 75 Champions ♦CL
2nd  Newcastle United 38 19 11 8 73 40 +33 68 Runners Up ♦CL
3rd   Arsenal 38 19 11 8 62 32 +30 68 ♦UC
4th   Liverpool 38 19 11 8 62 37 +25 68 ♦UC
5th  Aston Villa 38 17 10 11 47 34 +13 61 ♦UC
6th   Chelsea 38 16 11 11 58 55 +3 59 ♦UCWC
7th  Sheffield Wednesday 38 14 15 9 50 51 -1 57 -
8th  Wimbledon 38 15 11 12 49 46 +3 56 -
9th  Leicester City 38 12 11 15 46 54 -8 47 ♦UC
10th   Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 7 18 44 51 -7 46 -
11th  Leeds United 38 11 13 14 28 38 -10 46 -
12th  Derby County 38 11 13 14 45 58 -13 46 -
13th  Blackburn Rovers 38 9 15 14 42 43 -1 42

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14th  West Ham United 38 10 12 16 39 48 -9 42

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15th  Everton 38 10 12 16 44 57 -13 42

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16th  Southampton 38 10 11 17 50 56 -6 41

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17th  Coventry City 38 9 14 15 38 54 -16 41

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18th  Sunderland 38 10 10 18 35 53 -18 40

▼Relegated

19th  Middlesbrough 38 10 12 16 51 60 -9  39*

▼Relegated

20th  Nottingham Forest 38 6 16 16 31 59 -28 34

▼Relegated

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End of Season Notes

 * Middlesbrough had 3 Points Deducted for the unauthorised calling off of their match at Blackburn in December when they had selection problems due to injuries and illness
  ♦ Manchester United finished as Premier League Champions (4th Time)
  ♦ Newcastle United finished as Premier League Runners Up
  ♦ Manchester United Qualified for the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League Group Stage
  ♦ Newcastle United Qualified for the 1997/98 UEFA Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round
  ♦ Arsenal Qualified for the 1997/98 UEFA Cup 1st Round
  ♦ Liverpool Qualified for the 1997/98 UEFA Cup 1st Round
  ♦ Aston Villa Qualified for the 1997/98 UEFA Cup 1st Round
  ♦ Chelsea Qualified for the 1997/98 UEFA Cup Winners Cup 1st Round
  ♦ Leicester City Qualified for the 1997/98 UEFA Cup 1st Round
 ▼Sunderland were Relegated to Football League Division 1
 ▼Middlesbrough were Relegated to Football League Division 1
 ▼Nottingham Forest were Relegated to Football League Division 1
 ▲Bolton Wanderers were Promoted from Football League Division 1
 ▲Barnsley were Promoted from Football League Division 1
 ♦▲Crystal Palace were Promoted from Football League Division 1 via the Playoffs