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England
2013–14
Season information
Premier League Manchester City
Championship Leicester City
League One Wolverhampton Wanderers
League Two Chesterfield
Conference Luton Town
FA Cup Arsenal
League Cup Manchester City
Community Shield Manchester United
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The 2013–14 season is the 134th season of competitive football in England.

Promotion and relegation

Pre-season

League Promoted Teams Relegated Teams
Premier League
Championship
League One
League Two

England national football team

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

2014 FIFA World
Cup qualifying
6 September 2013
England.png England 4 – 0 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova , England  
Gerrard Soccerball 12'
Lambert Soccerball 26'
Welbeck Yellow card 44', Soccerball 45'50'
Report Golovatenco Yellow card 27' Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 61,607
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)
2014 FIFA World
Cup qualifying
10 September 2013
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 0 – 0 England.png England Kiev, Ukraine  
Kucher Yellow card 62' Report Walker Yellow card 71' Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskiy
Attendance: 69,890
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
2014 FIFA World
Cup qualifying
11 October 2013
England.png England 4 – 1 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro , England  
Rooney Soccerball 49'
Walker Yellow card 52'
Bošković Soccerball 62' (o.g.)
Townsend Soccerball 78'
Sturridge Soccerball 90+3' (pen.)
report Pavićević Yellow card 50'
Volkov Yellow card 53'
Damjanović Soccerball 71'
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 83,807
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
2014 FIFA World
Cup qualifying
15 October 2013
England.png England 2 – 0 Flag of Poland.png Poland London, England  
20:00 Rooney Soccerball 41'
Gerrard Soccerball 88'
Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 85,186
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

International Friendlies

Friendly 14 August 2013 England.png England 3 – 2 Scotland.png Scotland London, England  
Walcott Soccerball 28'
Welbeck Soccerball 53'
Lambert Soccerball 70'
Morrison Soccerball 11'
Miller Soccerball 49'
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 80,486
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Friendly 5 March 2014 England.png England 1 – 0 Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark London, England  
20:00 GMT Sturridge Soccerball 82' Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 68,573
Referee: Kevin Blom (Netherlands)

Premier League

Main article: 2013–14 Premier League

Manchester City won their second Premier League title in Manuel Pellegrini's first season in charge. Despite being overwhelming favourites at the start of the season, they left it relatively late to take top spot. They also won the League Cup, marking their first domestic double. Liverpool took second place, and were in a good position to end their long wait for a league title, but defeat to Chelsea with 3 games remaining fatally wounded their title challenge; the season was nonetheless a major improvement, as they qualified for the Champions League for the first time in five years and striker Luis Suárez was the league's top marksman with 31 goals despite being banned for the first 5 games of the season. Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea ended in disappointment, despite the Blues managing a serious title challenge for the first time since 2010. A third-place finish ultimately failed to improve on the previous season's finish. Arsenal took the final Champions League spot, having led the league for a large part of the season before injuries to key players and a terrible run of form in the spring consigned them to another fourth-place finish, though they at least ended their nine-year trophy drought by winning the FA Cup.

Roberto Martinez's first season in charge of Everton saw the blue half of Merseyside take fifth place, making a serious challenge for the final Champions League spot, but ultimately falling short. Tottenham Hotspur, despite a somewhat turbulent season that saw the departure of Gareth Bale, and the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas early in the campaign and replacement manager Tim Sherwood days after the season ended, took sixth place and the final Europa League spot.

Arguably, the biggest shock of the season was defending champions Manchester United's woeful relinquishment of their Premier League trophy. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, an aging squad and poor home form meant they surrendered their crown as early as December. A seventh-place finish, the lowest in the club's history since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, saw David Moyes sacked as manager after less than a year, and a late improvement under the caretaker management of United veteran Ryan Giggs ultimately wasn't enough to take sixth place. This meant that United had failed to qualify for Europe for the first time since English clubs were re-admitted to Europe in 1990.

In a surprising turn of events, Crystal Palace fared the best of the three promoted clubs, finishing 11th. Few had given them any hope of surviving after they lost 9 of their first 10 games, but a huge improvement after Tony Pulis took over as manager meant that the Eagles would be playing a second consecutive season in the Premier League for the first time ever. Hull City also performed reasonably well, never being seriously threatened with relegation and managing a highest-ever finish of 16th place, along with reaching the FA Cup Final.

Sunderland became only the second club to beat the "Curse of Christmas," as they were bottom on Christmas Day (and in fact for much of the campaign), but a late rally of 13 points from their final 6 games saw them earn survival. There was some controversy over their season, as they fielded an ineligible player in four early games, yet were not deducted points as would happen in the Football League and Conference; ultimately though, Sunderland would have lost just one point from such a deduction, not enough to result in their relegation.

Cardiff City's first Premier League season resulted in a bottom-place finish and immediate relegation. Their season had begun reasonably well, but quickly imploded after promotion-winning manager Malky Mackay was controversially sacked after a fall-out with club owner Vincent Tan. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was drafted in, but unable to save the Welsh side from the drop. Fulham's 13-year stay in the Premier League came to an end after a season in which they employed three different managers (Martin Jol, Rene Meulensteen, and Felix Magath) and conceded 85 goals, the most out of the bottom 3. Norwich City occupied the third relegation spot, as an inability to score, terrible away form and a disastrous end to the season following the sacking of Chris Hughton and appointment of youth team coach Neil Adams all cost them dearly, and resulted in them returning to the Championship after three years.

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Manchester City  (C) 38 27 5 6 102 37+65 86
2014–15 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Liverpool 38 26 6 6 101 50+51 84
3 Chelsea 38 25 7 6 71 27+44 82
4 Arsenal 38 24 7 7 68 41+27 79
2014–15 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Everton 38 21 9 8 61 39+22 72
2014–15 UEFA Europa League group stage
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 21 6 11 55 51+4 69
2014–15 UEFA Europa League play-off round
7 Manchester United 38 19 7 12 64 43+21 64
8 Southampton 38 15 11 12 54 46+8 56
9 Stoke City 38 13 11 14 45 52−7 50
10 Newcastle United 38 15 4 19 43 59−16 49
11 Crystal Palace 38 13 6 19 33 48−15 45
12 Swansea City 38 11 9 18 54 540 42
13 West Ham United 38 11 7 20 40 51−11 40
14 Sunderland 38 10 8 20 41 60−19 38
15 Aston Villa 38 10 8 20 39 61−22 38
12 Hull City 38 10 7 21 38 53−15 37
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
17 West Bromwich Albion 38 7 15 16 43 59−16 36
18 Norwich City 38 8 9 21 28 62−34 33 Relegation to 2014–15 Football League Championship
19 Fulham 38 9 5 24 40 85−45 32
20 Cardiff City 38 7 9 22 32 74−42 30
Updated to games played on End of season
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Championship

Main article: 2013–14 Football League Championship

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Leicester City 46 31 9 6 83 43+40 102 Promotion to the 2014–15 Premier League
2 Burnley 46 26 15 5 72 37+35 93
3 Derby County 46 25 10 11 84 52+32 85 Qualification to the Championship Play-offs
4 Queens Park Rangers 46 23 11 12 60 44+16 80
5 Wigan Athletic 46 21 10 15 61 48+13 73
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 15 12 55 40+15 72
7 Reading 46 19 14 13 70 56+14 71
8 Blackburn Rovers 46 18 16 12 70 62+8 70
9 Ipswich Town 46 18 14 14 60 54+6 68
10 Bournemouth 46 18 12 16 67 66+1 66
11 Nottingham Forest 46 16 17 13 67 64+3 65
12 Middlesbrough 46 16 16 14 62 50+12 64
13 Watford 46 15 15 16 74 64+10 60
14 Bolton Wanderers 46 14 17 15 59 60−1 59
15 Leeds United 46 16 9 21 59 67−8 57
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 14 19 63 65−2 53
17 Huddersfield Town 46 14 11 21 58 65−7 53
18 Charlton Athletic 46 13 12 21 41 61−20 51
19 Millwall 46 11 15 20 46 74−28 48
20 Blackpool 46 11 13 22 38 66−28 46
21 Birmingham City 46 11 11 24 58 74−16 44
22 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 11 24 39 70−31 44 Relegation to the 2014–15 Football League One
23 Barnsley 46 9 12 25 44 77−33 39
24 Yeovil Town 46 8 13 25 44 75−31 37
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


League One

Main article: 2013–14 Football League One

League table

Template:2013–14 Football League One table

League Two

Main article: 2013–14 Football League Two

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Chesterfield 46 23 15 8 71 40+31 84
Promotion to the  2014–15 Football League One
2 Scunthorpe United 46 20 21 5 68 44+24 81
3 Rochdale 46 24 9 13 69 48+21 81
4 Fleetwood Town 46 22 10 14 6 52−46 76
Qualification for the  2014 Football League play-offs
5 Southend United 46 19 15 12 56 39+17 72
6 Burton Albion 46 19 15 12 47 42+5 72
7 York City 46 18 17 11 52 41+11 71
8 Oxford United 46 16 14 16 53 50+3 62
9 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 15 15 16 53 59−6 60
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 12 18 51 58−7 60
11 Mansfield Town 46 15 15 16 49 58−9 60
12 Bury 46 13 20 13 59 51+8 59
13 Portsmouth 46 14 17 15 56 66−10 59
14 Newport County 46 14 16 16 56 59−3 58
15 Accrington Stanley 46 14 15 17 54 56−2 57
16 Exeter City 46 14 13 19 54 57−3 55
17 Cheltenham Town 46 13 16 17 53 63−10 55
18 Morecambe 46 13 15 18 52 64−12 54
19 Hartlepool United 46 14 11 21 50 56−6 53
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 14 14 18 49 57−8 56
21 Northampton Town 46 13 14 19 42 57−15 53
22 Wycombe Wanderers 46 12 14 20 46 54−8 50
23 Bristol Rovers 46 12 14 20 43 54−11 50
Relegation to the  2014-15 Conference National
24 Torquay United 46 12 9 25 42 66−24 45
Updated to games played on 3 May 2014
Source: BBC Sport The Football League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


League Cup

Main article: 2013–14 Football League Cup

F.A. Cup

Main article: 2013–14 FA Cup

Football Conference

Main article: 2013–14 Football Conference

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Luton Town 28 17 9 2 60 23+37 60 Promotion to the 2014–15 League Two
2 Cambridge United 28 16 9 3 43 16+27 57 Qualification to the Conference Premier Playoffs
3 Alfreton Town 30 17 1 12 48 49−1 52
4 Gateshead 31 14 8 9 51 40+11 50
5 Grimsby Town 26 14 6 6 42 27+15 48
6 Nuneaton Town 31 13 8 10 38 39−1 47
7 Kidderminster Harriers 29 14 4 11 47 43+4 46
8 Salisbury City 28 14 4 10 39 36+3 46
9 F.C. Halifax Town 32 12 9 11 57 50+7 45
10 Barnet 30 12 9 9 40 33+7 45
11 Wrexham 29 12 6 11 48 41+7 42
12 Welling United 30 11 9 10 43 39+4 42
13 Macclesfield Town 27 12 5 10 41 35+6 41
14 Forest Green Rovers 27 12 4 11 52 39+13 40
15 Hereford United 30 10 9 11 35 36−1 39
16 Braintree Town 25 11 5 9 32 24+8 38
17 Woking 29 10 6 13 37 43−6 36
18 Lincoln City 30 9 9 12 35 41−6 36
19 Aldershot Town 29 11 7 11 45 40+5 030
20 Chester 29 6 10 13 25 43−18 28
21 Tamworth 27 7 6 14 26 44−18 27 Relegation to the 2014–15 Conference North/South
22 Southport 29 7 6 16 24 45−21 27
23 Dartford 30 6 5 19 29 55−26 23
24 Hyde 30 1 4 25 25 81−56 7
Updated to games played on 3 February 2014
Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Doncaster Rovers Flag of Wales Flynn, BrianBrian Flynn End of contract 3 May 2013 Pre-season Scotland Dickov, PaulPaul Dickov 20 May 2013
Millwall Flag of Wales Jackett, KennyKenny Jackett Resigned 7 May 2013 Flag of Northern Ireland Lomas, SteveSteve Lomas 6 June 2013
Stoke City Flag of Wales Pulis, TonyTony Pulis Mutual Consent 21 May 2013 Flag of Wales Hughes, MarkMark Hughes 30 May 2013
Chelsea Flag of Spain Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez End of interim contract 27 May 2013 Flag of Portugal Mourinho, JoséJosé Mourinho 3 June 2013
Wigan Athletic Flag of Spain Martínez, RobertoRoberto Martínez Resigned 28 May 2013 Scotland Coyle, OwenOwen Coyle 14 June 2013
Sheffield United England Morgan, ChrisChris Morgan End of caretaker tenure 10 June 2013 Scotland Weir, DavidDavid Weir 10 June 2013
Brighton & Hove Albion Flag of Uruguay Poyet, GusGus Poyet Sacked 23 June 2013 Flag of Spain García Junyent, ÓscarÓscar García Junyent 26 June 2013
Everton Scotland Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes End of contract 1 July 2013 Flag of Spain Martínez, RobertoRoberto Martínez 5 June 2013
Manchester United Scotland Ferguson, Sir AlexSir Alex Ferguson Retired 1 July 2013 Scotland Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes 1 July 2013
Swindon Town Scotland MacDonald, KevinKevin MacDonald Mutual consent 13 July 2013 England Cooper, MarkMark Cooper 20 August 2013
Gateshead England Smith, AnthAnth Smith Resigned 18 August 2013 21st England Mills, GaryGary Mills 3 September 2013
Carlisle United England Abbott, GregGreg Abbott Sacked 9 September 2013 22nd Flag of Republic Ireland Kavanagh, GrahamGraham Kavanagh 30 September 2013
Sunderland Flag of Italy Di Canio, PaoloPaolo Di Canio Sacked 22 September 2013 20th Flag of Uruguay Poyet, GusGus Poyet 8 October 2013
Derby County England Clough, NigelNigel Clough Sacked 28 September 2013 14th England McClaren, SteveSteve McClaren 30 September 2013
Sheffield United Scotland Weir, DavidDavid Weir Sacked 11 October 2013 22nd England Clough, NigelNigel Clough 23 October 2013
Gillingham England Allen, MartinMartin Allen Sacked 13 October 2013 17th England Taylor, PeterPeter Taylor 14 October 2013
Bury England Blackwell, KevinKevin Blackwell Sacked 14 October 2013 21st England Jepson, RonnieRonnie Jepson 25 October 2013
Middlesbrough England Mowbray, TonyTony Mowbray Mutual consent 21 October 2013 16th Flag of Spain Karanka, AitorAitor Karanka 13 November 2013
Crystal Palace England Holloway, IanIan Holloway Mutual consent 23 October 2013 19th Flag of Wales Pulis, TonyTony Pulis 23 November 2013
Notts County England Kiwomya, ChrisChris Kiwomya Mutual consent 27 October 2013 24th England Derry, ShaunShaun Derry 6 November 2013
Portsmouth England Whittingham, GuyGuy Whittingham Sacked 25 November 2013 17th England Richie Barker 9 December 2013
Crawley Town England Richie Barker Sacked 27 November 2013 12th England John Gregory 3 December 2013
Bristol City Flag of Republic Ireland Sean O'Driscoll Sacked 28 November 2013 22nd England Cotterill, SteveSteve Cotterill 3 December 2013
Barnsley England Flitcroft, DavidDavid Flitcroft Sacked 30 November 2013 24th Flag of Northern Ireland Wilson, DannyDanny Wilson 17 December 2013
Sheffield Wednesday England Jones, DaveDave Jones Sacked 1 December 2013 23rd
Fulham Netherlands Jol, MartinMartin Jol Sacked 1 December 2013 18th Netherlands Meulensteen, RenéRené Meulensteen 1 December 2013
Wigan Athletic Flag of Republic Ireland Coyle, OwenOwen Coyle Sacked 2 December 2013 14th Germany Rösler, UweUwe Rösler 7 December 2013
Brentford Germany Rösler, UweUwe Rösler Signed by Wigan Athletic 7 December 2013 4th England Mark Warburton 10 December 2013
Bury England Jepson, RonnieRonnie Jepson End of contract 9 December 2013 20th England Flitcroft, DavidDavid Flitcroft 9 December 2013
West Bromwich Albion Scotland Clarke, SteveSteve Clarke Sacked 14 December 2013 16th Flag of Spain Mel, PepePepe Mel 9 January 2014
Tottenham Hotspur Flag of Portugal Villas-Boas, AndréAndré Villas-Boas Sacked 16 December 2013 7th England Sherwood, TimTim Sherwood 23 December 2013
Watford Flag of Italy Zola, GianfrancoGianfranco Zola Resigned 16 December 2013 13th Flag of Italy Sannino, GiuseppeGiuseppe Sannino 18 December 2013
Northampton Town England Boothroyd, AidyAidy Boothroyd Sacked 21 December 2013 24th England Wilder, ChrisChris Wilder 27 January 2014
Millwall Flag of Northern Ireland Lomas, SteveSteve Lomas Sacked 26 December 2013 20th England Holloway, IanIan Holloway 9 January 2014
Cardiff City Scotland Mackay, MalkyMalky Mackay Sacked 27 December 2013 16th Flag of Norway Solskjær, Ole GunnarOle Gunnar Solskjær 2 January 2014
Torquay United Flag of Wales Knill, AlanAlan Knill Sacked 2 January 2014 23rd England Hargreaves, ChrisChris Hargreaves 6 January 2014
Blackpool England Ince, PaulPaul Ince Sacked 21 January 2014 14th
Shrewsbury Town England Turner, GrahamGraham Turner Resigned 21 January 2014 21st
Oxford United England Wilder, ChrisChris Wilder Signed by Northampton Town 27 January 2014 6th

Transfers

List of English football transfers summer 2013

Diary of the season

  • 2 August: Coventry City are deducted ten points for exiting administration without a Company Voluntary Agreement. Later that day, Sheffield United beat Notts County 2-1 in the first match of the season.
  • 5 August: The first League Cup match of the season sees League One side Preston North End defeat Championship opponents (and local rivals) Blackpool 1-0. However, the match is marred by a pitch invasion, during which a steward is severely injured after accidentally being trampled by a police horse.
  • 9 August: Hull City A.F.C. chairman Assem Allam announced plans to change the club name to Hull City Tigers for domestic football and Hull Tigers internationally.
  • 11 August: The 2013 FA Community Shield features the unusual sight of both competing teams, Manchester United and Wigan Athletic, having new managers (David Moyes and Owen Coyle respectively) taking charge of their teams for the first time in a competitive fixture. Manchester United are ultimately victorious thanks to a brace from Robin van Persie.
  • 17 August: The first Premier League fixture of the season sees Liverpool defeat Stoke City 1-0. Later that day Aston Villa inflict a shock 3-1 defeat on Arsenal, before Manchester United top the table after handily beating Swansea City 4-1 in the day's final fixture, and David Moyes's first Premier League game as United manager.
  • 18 August: José Mourinho makes a winning return as Chelsea manager as his side defeat Hull City 2-0 in what, coincidentally, is a repeat of the sides' first fixture in Hull's last Premier League campaign in 2009-10.
  • 31 August: August ends with Chelsea looking to repeat their success during Mourinho's first spell in charge, as they lead the Premiership table. Manchester City are second on goal difference, but have played one game more than Liverpool and Tottenham, both of whom play their matches for this matchweek on 1 September. Stoke City, Manchester United (with a game in hand) and West Ham United complete the top seven, while pointless Swansea City are joined in the relegation zone by Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion. In the Championship, Blackpool and QPR hold the top two spots at the end of August, while Burnley, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Bournemouth stand in the play-off places. Bolton Wanderers prop up the table, along with Millwall and Yeovil Town.
  • 1 September: Tottenham and Wales winger Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid for a reported world record fee of £85 million.
  • 30 September: September ends with an Arsenal side revitalised by the signing of German superstar Mesut Ozil leading the table, while Liverpool are leading Tottenham in second by virtue of goals scored. Everton, Chelsea, Southampton and Manchester City complete the top seven, while reigning champions Manchester United stand twelfth with only seven points from six games, their worst start in 23 years. Sunderland are bottom of the Premiership with only one point out of a possible 21 obtained, followed by Crystal Palace and Fulham. In the Championship, QPR continue to defy expectations that they will struggle and lead the division; Burnley, who sold star striker Charlie Austin to QPR over the summer, are second. Leicester, Watford, Nottingham Forest and Reading complete the top six. At the opposite end of the table, Barnsley are now bottom but are only below Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday on goal difference.
  • 11 October: England defeat Montenegro 4-1 at Wembley in their penultimate 2014 World Cup qualifying match, with Tottenham winger Andros Townsend scoring on his international debut. The result means that England are now top of their qualifying group and guaranteed to at least make the play-offs (and eliminates Montenegro, barring a highly improbable set of result in the final set of matches), but Ukraine's win the same day means that should England fail to defeat Poland in four days time, they will almost certainly be forced to settle for the play-offs due to Ukraine's final match being against no-hopers San Marino.
  • 15 October: England secure automatic qualification for the World Cup, beating Poland 2-0 at Wembley and consigning Ukraine (who beat San Marino 8-0 at the same time) to the play-offs.
  • 31 October: Arsenal remain top of the Premiership as October closes, although Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are hot on their heels and looking to make title challenges of their own. Everton and Southampton are continuing their surprise European charges as they stand in fifth and sixth respectively, while the two Manchester clubs, City and United, have failed to live up to pre-season expectations thus far and stand in seventh and eighth respectively. Sunderland have moved off the bottom of the Premiership table at the expense of managerless Crystal Palace but remain in the relegation zone, joined by Norwich City. Burnley have maintained their excellent start to the season and lead the Championship, followed by Leicester City. QPR, Blackpool, Reading and Nottingham Forest stand in the play-off places. Sheffield Wednesday, the only team in the Football League without a league win this season, are bottom of the Championship and are joined in the relegation zone by Yeovil (22nd) and Barnsley (23rd).
  • 1 November: Tranmere Rovers midfielder Joe Thompson is diagnosed with nolar sclerosing Hodgkin Lymphona, a rare form of cancer.
  • 2 November: Manchester City record their biggest ever Premier League victory after beating Norwich 7-0 with is seven different scorers.
  • 5 November: Manchester City qualify for the knock-out rounds of the Champions League for the first time, after a 5-2 victory over CSKA Moscow.
  • 28 November: The arrests of six men involved in an alleged football betting syndicate is revealed in the 2013 English match fixing scandal.
  • 30 November: At the end of November, Premier League leaders Arsenal have opened up a seven-point gap between them and joint-second Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton, thanks in part to Liverpool and Chelsea's next fixtures falling on the first of December. Newcastle United are making a tilt for European qualification and stand in fifth, ahead of Manchester City and Southampton. Crystal Palace and Sunderland remain the bottom two clubs and are joined in the drop zone by Fulham. In the Championship, Leicester hold a three-point lead over Burnley, while the play-off and relegation spots remain unchanged from the end of November, although Barnsley have now dropped below Sheffield Wednesday to the foot of the table on goal difference.
  • 29 December: As 2013 closes second-placed Manchester City have whittled Arsenal's lead at the top of the Premier League to one point; Chelsea are themselves one point behind City. Everton are continuing their European challenge and are in fourth, ahead of Merseyside rivals Liverpool. Manchester United have overcome their early poor form to stand sixth, ahead of a Tottenham Hotspur side responding well to new manager Tim Sherwood. Sunderland remain bottom, while Crystal Palace have climbed clear of the relegation zone at the expense of West Ham, who are sandwiched by Fulham. Leicester City remain top of the Championship, four points ahead of Derby County and Burnley. QPR, Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town continue their top-six pushes. At the other end of the table, Millwall and Doncaster Rovers are looking nervously over their shoulders at Sheffield Wednesday, who have climbed to 22nd with a game in hand and a superior goal difference over their nearest rivals; the Sheffield club's upturn in form has pushed Yeovil and Barnsley below them.
  • 31 January: January ends with Manchester City at the top of the league, leading Arsenal by a single point. Chelsea remain in third, while Liverpool have climbed back into the top four, followed by Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Sunderland have moved out of the relegation zone and are replaced at the foot of the table by Cardiff City. West Ham United and Fulham continue to struggle. Leicester remain leaders of the Championship, eight points clear of QPR and eleven of Burnley, although both have a game in hand. Derby County sit comfortably in the play-off zone, with Nottingham Forest and Reading in 5th and 6th. Charlton Athletic, Barnsley and Yeovil Town make up the relegation zone.

Deaths

Retirements

220px-England crest 2009.svg
2013–14 in English football
FA competitions

FA Cup (Qualifying Rounds, Final) · Community Shield · FA Trophy (Final) · FA Youth Cup

Premier League and Football Leagues

Premier League (Academy · Reserve) · Football League (Championship · League One · League Two) · League Cup (Final) · Football League Trophy (Final)

Football Conference

Football Conference (National · North · South)

Lower leagues

Isthmian League (Isthmian League Cup· Northern Premier League · Southern Football League

Regional cups

Cheshire · Essex · Lancashire (FA Challenge) · Liverpool · Sheffield and Hallamshire · Surrey

European competitions

Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final)

Related to national team

2014 FIFA World Cup · Roy Hodgson

Club seasons
Premier League

Arsenal · Aston Villa · Cardiff City · Chelsea · Crystal Palace · Everton · Fulham · Hull City · Liverpool · Manchester City · Manchester United · Newcastle United · Norwich City · Southampton · Stoke City · Sunderland · Swansea City · Tottenham Hotspur · West Bromwich Albion · West Ham United

Championship

Barnsley · Birmingham City · Blackburn Rovers · Blackpool · Bolton Wanderers · Bournemouth · Brighton & Hove Albion · Burnley · Charlton Athletic · Derby County · Doncaster Rovers · Huddersfield Town · Ipswich Town · Leeds United · Leicester City · Middlesbrough · Millwall · Nottingham Forest · Queens Park Rangers · Reading · Sheffield Wednesday · Watford · Wigan Athletic · Yeovil Town

League One

Bradford City · Brentford · Bristol City · Carlisle United · Colchester United · Coventry City · Crawley Town · Crewe Alexandra · Gillingham · Leyton Orient · Milton Keynes Dons · Notts County · Oldham Athletic · Peterborough United · Port Vale · Preston North End · Rotherham United · Sheffield United · Shrewsbury Town · Stevenage · Swindon Town · Tranmere Rovers · Walsall · Wolverhampton Wanderers

League Two

Accrington Stanley · AFC Wimbledon · Bristol Rovers · Burton Albion · Bury · Cheltenham Town · Chesterfield · Dagenham & Redbridge · Exeter City · Fleetwood Town · Hartlepool United · Mansfield Town · Morecambe · Newport County · Northampton Town · Oxford United · Plymouth Argyle · Portsmouth · Rochdale · Scunthorpe United · Southend United · Torquay United · Wycombe Wanderers · York City

Conference National

Aldershot Town · Alfreton Town · Barnet · Braintree Town · Cambridge United · Chester · Dartford · FC Halifax Town · Forest Green Rovers · Gateshead · Grimsby Town · Hereford United · Hyde · Kidderminster Harriers · Lincoln City · Luton Town · Macclesfield Town · Nuneaton Town · Salisbury City · Southport · Tamworth · Welling United · Woking · Wrexham

Transfers 2013-14

Summer 2013 transfers · Winter 2013–14 transfers · Summer 2014 transfers

2012-13                                                        2014-15

English football seasons

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