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Premier League
1994-95
Premier League Logo (1992-2001)
Season information
Winners Blackburn Rovers
Relegated Crystal Palace
Ipswich Town
Leicester City
Norwich City
Domestic cup winners
FA Cup Everton
Coca-Cola Cup Liverpool
Charity Shield Manchester United
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Blackburn Rovers
UEFA Cup Leeds United
Liverpool
Manchester United
Nottingham Forest
Cup Winners' Cup Everton
Season statistics
Goals scored 1195
Average 2.58
Top goalscorer Alan Shearer (34)
Previous season
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The 1994–95 FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the third season of the Premier League, the top division of professional football in England.

Promotion and relegation

Start of season

Teams promoted from the First Division 1993-94

End of season

Teams relegated to the First Division 1995-96

Controversial incidents

In January 1995, Manchester United's 28-year-old French striker Eric Cantona (then holder of the PFA Players' Player of the Year award) assaulted a Crystal Palace fan in his team's 1–1 draw at Selhurst Park. Cantona was banned from football for eight months, fined £20,000 and sentenced to 14 days in prison. The prison sentence was later reduced to 120 hours community service on appeal.

Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise was convicted of criminal damage and assault, relating to a fight with a taxi driver in London. He was given a three-month prison sentence but the conviction and prison sentence were quickly overturned on appeal.

Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson admitted in November 1994 that he was an alcoholic and was also addicted to cocaine and gambling. He underwent a three-month drug rehabilitation programme before being allowed to resume his playing career.

Crystal Palace striker Chris Armstrong failed a drugs test in February 1995 but admitted that he had done wrong and returned to action after just four weeks undergoing rehabilitation. Armstrong was Palace's leading goalscorer in 1994–95, helping them reach the semi finals of both domestic cup competitions, but was unable to prevent them from being relegated back to the First Division just one season after winning promotion.

Arsenal manager George Graham was sacked in February 1995 after nearly nine years in charge, when it was revealed that he had accepted an illegal payment of £425,000 from Norwegian agent Rune Hauge relating to the purchases of Norwegian and Danish players Pål Lydersen and John Jensen three years earlier. Graham was later banned from football for one year by the FA.

Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest, and Leicester City were promoted to the league following the 1993–94 First Division season.

Relegated teams

1994–95 was the last season of the 22-club Premier League. The FA had decided to decrease the division to 20 clubs. To accommodate the redistribution of clubs across the Football League and Premier League, four teams were relegated from the Premier League and two promoted from Division One, alongside four relegations from Division One and two promotions from Division Two.

The bottom place in the 1994–95 final Premier League table was occupied by Ipswich Town, who conceded 93 goals and won just seven games. Second from bottom came Leicester City, who won just six Premier League games in their first top division season for eight years. Third from bottom was Norwich City, who won just one of their final 20 games after spending the first half of the season near the top of the table. The final relegation place went to Crystal Palace, who went down on the final day. They lost 3–2 to Newcastle on the final day of the season, and manager Alan Smith was sacked within a week of the defeat.

Personnel and kits

(as of 14 May 1995)

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal Stewart Houston (caretaker) Tony Adams Nike JVC
Aston Villa Brian Little Kevin Richardson Asics Müller
Blackburn Rovers Kenny Dalglish Tim Sherwood Asics McEwan's Lager
Chelsea Glenn Hoddle Dennis Wise Umbro Coors
Coventry City Ron Atkinson Brian Borrows Pony Peugeot
Crystal Palace Alan Smith Gareth Southgate Nutmeg TDK
Everton Joe Royle Dave Watson Umbro NEC
Ipswich Town George Burley Steve Palmer Umbro Fisons
Leeds United Howard Wilkinson Gary McAllister Asics Thistle Hotels
Leicester City Mark McGhee Steve Walsh Fox Leisure Walkers
Liverpool Roy Evans Ian Rush Adidas Carlsberg
Manchester City Brian Horton Keith Curle Umbro Brother
Manchester United Alex Ferguson Steve Bruce Umbro Sharp
Newcastle United Kevin Keegan Peter Beardsley Asics Scottish and Newcastle Breweries
Norwich City Gary Megson (caretaker) Jon Newsome Ribero Norwich and Peterborough
Nottingham Forest Frank Clark Stuart Pearce Umbro Labatt's
Queens Park Rangers Ray Wilkins David Bardsley Clubhouse Compaq
Sheffield Wednesday Trevor Francis Chris Waddle Puma Sanderson
Southampton Alan Ball Matt Le Tissier Pony Dimplex
Tottenham Hotspur Gerry Francis Gary Mabbutt Umbro Holsten
West Ham United Harry Redknapp Steve Potts Pony Dagenham Motors
Wimbledon Joe Kinnear Vinnie Jones Ribero Elonex

Final league table

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Blackburn Rovers (C) (Q) 42 27 8 7 80 39 +41 89 Champions League Group stage
2 Manchester United (Q) 42 26 10 6 77 28 +49 88 UEFA Cup First round
3 Nottingham Forest (Q) 42 22 11 9 72 43 +29 77
4 Liverpool (Q) 42 21 11 10 65 37 +28 74
5 Leeds United (Q) 42 20 13 9 59 38 +21 73
6 Newcastle United 42 20 12 10 67 47 +20 72
7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 14 12 66 58 +8 62
8 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 9 16 61 59 +2 60
9 Wimbledon 42 15 11 16 48 65 -17 56
10 Southampton 42 12 18 12 61 63 -2 54
11 Chelsea 42 13 15 14 50 55 -5 54
12 Arsenal 42 13 12 17 52 49 +3 51
13 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 12 17 49 57 -8 51
14 West Ham United 42 13 11 18 44 48 -4 50
15 Everton (Q) 42 11 17 14 44 51 -7 50 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
16 Coventry City 42 12 14 16 44 62 -18 50
17 Manchester City 42 12 13 17 53 64 -11 49
18 Aston Villa 42 11 15 16 51 56 -5 48
19 Crystal Palace (R) 42 11 12 19 34 49 -15 45 Relegated to the First Division
20 Norwich City (R) 42 10 13 19 37 54 -17 43
21 Leicester City (R) 42 6 11 25 45 80 -35 29
22 Ipswich Town (R) 42 7 6 29 36 93 -57 27

Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points;
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Premier League 1994-95 Winners
Blackburn Rovers
1st Premier League title
3rd English title

Results

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Arsenal 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 2–3 5–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0
Aston Villa 0–4 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 4–4 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 7–1
Blackburn Rovers 3–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–3 2–4 1–0 0–0 3–0 4–0 3–1 3–2 2–0 4–2 2–1
Chelsea 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–3 4–0 0–0 3–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1
Coventry City 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–4 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1
Crystal Palace 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–6 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Everton 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–3 0–2 3–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–4 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Ipswich Town 0–2 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–3 1–2 3–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Leeds United 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 3–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–1
Leicester City 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 2–4 1–1 0–1 4–3 3–1 1–2 3–4
Liverpool 3–0 3–2 2–1 3–1 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 3–0
Manchester City 1–2 2–2 1–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–0 3–3 2–3 3–2 3–3 5–2 3–0 2–0
Manchester United 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 9–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0
Newcastle United 1–0 3–1 1–1 4–2 4–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 5–1 3–3 2–0 2–1
Norwich City 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 4–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–2
Nottingham Forest 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 4–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–1
Queens Park Rangers 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–3 1–2 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–3 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–1
Sheffield Wednesday 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 5–1 1–0 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–7 0–2 1–1 3–4 1–0 0–1
Southampton 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–3 1–1 2–3
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 3–4 3–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 1–0 1–4 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–2
West Ham United 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–2 3–0
Wimbledon 1–3 4–3 0–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–3 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–0
Source: na
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

Scorer Goals Team
Alan Shearer 34 Blackburn Rovers
Robbie Fowler 25 Liverpool
Les Ferdinand 24 Queens Park Rangers
Stan Collymore 22 Nottingham Forest
Andy Cole 21 Manchester United
Newcastle United
Jurgen Klinsmann 20 Tottenham Hotspur
Matt Le Tissier 19 Southampton
Teddy Sheringham 18 Tottenham Hotspur
Ian Wright Arsenal
Uwe Rosler 15 Manchester City
Dean Saunders Aston Villa
Chris Sutton Blackburn Rovers

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
August Kevin Keegan Newcastle United Jürgen Klinsmann Tottenham Hotspur
September Frank Clark Nottingham Forest Rob Lee Newcastle United
October Alex Ferguson Manchester United Paul Ince Manchester United
November Kenny Dalglish Blackburn Rovers Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers
Chris Sutton
December Gerry Francis Tottenham Hotspur Matt Le Tissier Southampton
January Brian Little Aston Villa Chris Waddle Sheffield Wednesday
February Kevin Keegan Newcastle United Duncan Ferguson Everton
March Ron Atkinson Coventry City Tony Yeboah Leeds United
April Howard Wilkinson Leeds United David Seaman Arsenal

External links

Premier League 1994-95

Arsenal · Aston Villa · Blackburn Rovers · Chelsea · Coventry City · Crystal Palace · Everton · Ipswich Town · Leeds United · Leicester City · Liverpool · Manchester City · Manchester United · Newcastle United · Norwich City · Nottingham Forest · Queens Park Rangers · Sheffield Wednesday · Southampton · Tottenham Hotspur · West Ham United · Wimbledon

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