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Premier League
Season 1998–99
Champions Manchester United
5th Premier League title
12th English title
Relegated Charlton Athletic
Nottingham Forest
Blackburn Rovers
Champions League Manchester United
Arsenal
Chelsea
UEFA Cup Leeds United
Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur
Intertoto Cup West Ham United
Matches played 380
Goals scored 959 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Michael Owen
Dwight Yorke
(18 goals each)
← 1997–98
1999–2000 →

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

League table

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
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
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:


Season statistics

Top scorers

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

Player For Against Result Date Ref
England Mendonca, CliveClive Mendonca Charlton Athletic Southampton 5–0 (H) 22 August 1998
England Owen, MichaelMichael Owen Liverpool Newcastle United 4–1 (A) 30 August 1998
England Owen, MichaelMichael Owen4 Liverpool Nottingham Forest 5–1 (H) 24 October 1998
England Dublin, DionDion Dublin Aston Villa Leicester City 4–1 (A) 14 November 1998
England Fowler, RobbieRobbie Fowler Liverpool Aston Villa 4–2 (A) 21 November 1998
England Armstrong, ChrisChris Armstrong Tottenham Hotspur Everton 4–1 (H) 28 December 1998
England Huckerby, DarrenDarren Huckerby Coventry City Nottingham Forest 4–0 (H) 9 January 1999
England Fowler, RobbieRobbie FowlerP Liverpool Southampton 7–1 (H) 16 January 1999
Trinidad and Tobago Yorke, DwightDwight Yorke Manchester United Leicester City 6–2 (A) 16 January 1999
Norway Solskjær, Ole GunnarOle Gunnar Solskjær4 Manchester United Nottingham Forest 8–1 (A) 6 February 1999
France Anelka, NicolasNicolas Anelka Arsenal Leicester City 5–0 (H) 20 February 1999
England Campbell, KevinKevin Campbell Everton West Ham United 6–0 (H) 8 May 1999
Note: 4 Player scored 4 goals; P Player scored a perfect hat-trick; (H) – Home; (A) – Away

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists
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

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