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The 2011–12 Premier League (known as the Barclays Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the 20th season of the Premier League since its establishment in 1992. The season began on 13 August 2011 and ended on 13 May 2012 with Manchester City sealing their first league title since 1968 with victory over Queens Park Rangers on the final day. The title was City's first Premier League success, making them the fifth club to win the Premier League in its 20-year history.[3] City finished level on 89 points with Manchester United, but their goal difference was eight better than their local rivals', making it the first time the Premier League had been won on goal difference.

Premier League
Manchester City open top bus 2012.jpg
Season2011–12
Dates13 August 2011–13 May 2012
ChampionsManchester City
1st Premier League title
3rd English title
RelegatedBlackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Champions LeagueManchester City
Manchester United
Arsenal
Chelsea (as Champions League winners)
Europa LeagueTottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United
Liverpool
Matches played380
Goals scored1,066 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorerRobin van Persie (30 goals)
Best goalkeeperJoe Hart (17 clean sheets)
Biggest home winManchester United 8–2 Arsenal (28 August 2011)
Arsenal 7–1 Blackburn Rovers (4 February 2012)
Fulham 6–0 Queens Park Rangers (2 October 2011)
Biggest away winManchester United 1–6 Manchester City
(23 October 2011)
Bolton Wanderers 0–5 Manchester United
(10 September 2011)
Fulham 0–5 Manchester United
(21 December 2011)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–5 Manchester United
(18 March 2012)
Norwich City 1–6 Manchester City
(14 April 2012)
Highest scoringManchester United 8–2 Arsenal (28 August 2011)
Longest winning run8 games[1]
Manchester United
Longest unbeaten run14 games[1]
Manchester City
Longest winless run12 games[1]
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Longest losing run8 games[1]
Wigan Athletic
Highest attendance75,627[1]
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
(10 December 2011)
Lowest attendance15,195[1]
Queens Park Rangers v Bolton Wanderers
(13 August 2011)
Total attendance13,148,465[1][2]
Average attendance34,601[1][2]

The league was contested by 20 teams, 17 returning from the 2010–11 season and three promoted from the Football League Championship. Championship winners Queens Park Rangers and runners-up Norwich City gained automatic promotion whilst Swansea City gained promotion through the Football League Championship play-offs beating Reading 4–2 in May 2011, becoming the first non-English team to play in the Premier League. All three promoted clubs avoided relegation for the first time since the 2001–02 campaign. The season was voted as the greatest Premier League season in the Premier League 20 Seasons Awards.[4]

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Season summaryEdit

Manchester City won the title in a tense finale, their first championship since 1968. City's local rivals Manchester United were the early pace-setters, leading the table until October when they drew at Liverpool allowing Manchester City to overtake them. The following week, City increased their lead to five points with a shock 6–1 away victory at Old Trafford, which they maintained until December, when they dropped points and their lead narrowed, but City remained in front until March, when a defeat at Swansea City saw them drop behind United. City's bad form continued for the next month while United went on a winning run, so that with six matches remaining United were eight points ahead of City and the title seemingly decided. However, United then faltered with a defeat and a draw in their next two games, while City won all three to narrow the gap to three points. City then beat United 1–0 at the City of Manchester Stadium to move back ahead of United on goal difference. Both sides won their penultimate matches to maintain the status quo.

Going into the final matches, which were played simultaneously, City were top of the league, ahead of Manchester United on goal difference. However, a Wayne Rooney goal away to Sunderland gave United the advantage. A 39th-minute goal from Pablo Zabaleta, his first of the season, put City back on top at half time. In a dramatic second half Djibril Cissé equalised for Queens Park Rangers in the 48th minute. Shortly after, Joey Barton of QPR was sent off for elbowing Carlos Tevez; on his way off the pitch, he kicked Sergio Agüero, attempted to headbutt Vincent Kompany and squared up to Mario Balotelli. Despite the numerical advantage, City went behind after Jamie Mackie gave QPR the lead in the 66th minute. As time wound down in both matches, it appeared that Manchester United would win the title with their victory over Sunderland. But Edin Džeko equalised for City in the 92nd minute. While United players waited on the field at Sunderland for a possible trophy presentation, Manchester City's Sergio Agüero scored the game winner in the 95th minute to clinch the title on goal difference.[5][6] The 6–1 loss was even more important than it seemed at the time, because if the score had been 2–1 then both teams would have ended with identical records (points, goal difference, goals scored, win record, etc.) which by Premier League rules would have meant a play-off game at a neutral ground to decide the title.[7]

For most of the season, Tottenham Hotspur were in third place, a couple of points behind the Manchester clubs, and there was much speculation as to whether Tottenham could mount a title challenge. However, from late February onward their season collapsed, starting with a 5–2 defeat to local rivals Arsenal, whom they had been 10 points ahead of before the game, and just four wins in their last 13 games condemned Tottenham to finishing a point below Arsenal, who finished third to join Manchester City and Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League,[8] completing a strong recovery from a disastrous start to the season including an 8–2 defeat at Manchester United in August. Tottenham finished in the fourth and final Champions League slot but missed out on qualification for the competition because Chelsea's victory in the 2012 Champions League Final automatically entitled them to defend their title in the 2012–13 tournament at the expense of the lowest ranked team that would otherwise qualify for the competition through league position. This was the first time that this rule had been implemented in the Premier League, having been introduced by UEFA after Liverpool's controversial qualification for the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League. This consequently marked the first time that the club finishing fourth in the Premier League had not qualified for the tournament since the fourth qualifying spot was introduced in the 2001–02 season. Newcastle United finished fifth and qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.[9] Everton finished 7th, just above local rivals Liverpool. Despite finishing above them for the first time in seven years, it was Liverpool who claimed the final Europa League slot, by virtue of winning the 2011–12 Football League Cup.[10]

Elsewhere in the league, QPR avoided relegation, despite losing to Manchester City; Bolton Wanderers could only draw at Stoke City, failing to overtake QPR, and therefore joining Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers in being relegated to the Championship. For the second time in the Premier League's history, none of the three clubs promoted from the Championship in the previous season were relegated at the end of the season with the other two teams, Swansea City and Norwich City, finishing 11th and 12th respectively. The last time all three newly promoted teams stayed up (2001–02), Blackburn and Bolton were two of those teams.

Liverpool's Luis Suárez was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra and was given an eight-match ban.

TeamsEdit

Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the Championship. The promoted teams were Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City and Swansea City, returning to the top flight after absences of fifteen, six and twenty-eight years respectively. This was also Swansea City's first season in the Premier League. They replaced Birmingham City, Blackpool and West Ham United, ending their top-flight spells of two, one and six years respectively. This was the first season in the Premier League era where a Welsh team competed and the first season where a Welsh team competed in the top flight of English football since the 1982–83 season.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Greater London Premier League football clubs
Greater Manchester Premier League football clubs
Team Location Stadium Capacity[11]
Arsenal London (Holloway) Emirates Stadium 60,361
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,785
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Ewood Park 31,154
Bolton Wanderers Bolton Reebok Stadium 28,100
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 42,449
Everton Liverpool (Walton) Goodison Park 40,157
Fulham London (Fulham) Craven Cottage 25,700
Liverpool Liverpool (Anfield) Anfield 45,276
Manchester City Manchester City of Manchester Stadium 47,405
Manchester United Old Trafford Old Trafford 75,811
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,409
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road 27,183
Queens Park Rangers London (Shepherd's Bush) Loftus Road 18,439
Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 49,000
Swansea City Swansea Liberty Stadium 20,520
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) White Hart Lane 36,230
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns 27,877
Wigan Athletic Wigan DW Stadium 25,133
Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Molineux Stadium 27,828[a]
  1. ^ Molineux underwent redevelopment during the 2011–12 season. The season began with capacity limited to 24,259, but increased with the opening of the bottom of a two-tier new stand during September 2011.[12]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer[11] Shirt sponsor[11]
Arsenal   Arsène Wenger   Robin van Persie Nike Emirates
Aston Villa   Alex McLeish   Stiliyan Petrov4 Nike Genting Casinos
Blackburn Rovers   Steve Kean   Paul Robinson5 Umbro The Prince's Trust[13]
Bolton Wanderers   Owen Coyle   Kevin Davies Reebok 188BET
Chelsea   Roberto Di Matteo   John Terry Adidas Samsung
Everton   David Moyes   Phil Neville Le Coq Sportif Chang Beer
Fulham   Martin Jol   Danny Murphy Kappa FxPro
Liverpool   Kenny Dalglish   Steven Gerrard Adidas Standard Chartered
Manchester City   Roberto Mancini   Vincent Kompany Umbro Etihad Airways
Manchester United   Sir Alex Ferguson   Nemanja Vidić6 Nike Aon
Newcastle United   Alan Pardew   Fabricio Coloccini Puma Northern Rock/Virgin Money1
Norwich City   Paul Lambert   Grant Holt Erreà Aviva
Queens Park Rangers   Mark Hughes   Joey Barton Lotto No sponsor7/Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia2
Stoke City   Tony Pulis   Ryan Shawcross Adidas Britannia
Sunderland   Martin O'Neill   Lee Cattermole Umbro Tombola
Swansea City   Brendan Rodgers   Garry Monk Adidas 32Red
Tottenham Hotspur   Harry Redknapp   Ledley King Puma Aurasma3
West Bromwich Albion   Roy Hodgson   Chris Brunt Adidas Bodog
Wigan Athletic   Roberto Martínez   Gary Caldwell MiFit 12BET
Wolverhampton Wanderers   Terry Connor   Roger Johnson BURRDA Sportingbet
  • 1 Following Virgin Money's acquisition of Northern Rock on 1 January 2012, Virgin Money started to appear on the team's kits from 4 January 2012.[14]
  • 2 Malaysia Airlines appeared on Queens Park Rangers' home kit, with Air Asia appearing on their two away kits.[15]
  • 3 Aurasma is a subsidiary of Autonomy
  • 4Stiliyan Petrov was Villa's captain until March, when he was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. Gabriel Agbonlahor was handed the captaincy in Petrov's absence.[16]
  • 5Chris Samba was previously Blackburn's captain. Following Samba's transfer to Anzhi Makhachkala, Robinson was handed the captaincy.[17]
  • 6On 7 December 2011, Vidić twisted his knee during United's Champions League clash at Basel and left the field on a stretcher.[18] Vidic missed the rest of the season and Patrice Evra assumed the captaincy of Manchester United.[19]
  • 7 Queens Park Rangers ran sponsorless until 12 September 2011

In addition, Nike had a new design for their match ball (white from August to October and March to May; high-visibility yellow from November through February) called Seitiro, featuring a modified flame design.[20]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position at departure Incoming manager Date of appointment
Chelsea   Carlo Ancelotti Sacked 22 May 2011[21] Pre-season   André Villas-Boas 22 June 2011[22]
Aston Villa   Gérard Houllier Resigned on grounds of ill health 1 June 2011[23]   Alex McLeish 17 June 2011[24]
Fulham   Mark Hughes Resigned 2 June 2011[25]   Martin Jol 7 June 2011[26]
Sunderland   Steve Bruce Sacked 30 November 2011[27] 16th   Martin O'Neill 3 December 2011[28]
Queens Park Rangers   Neil Warnock 8 January 2012[29] 17th   Mark Hughes 10 January 2012[30]
Wolverhampton Wanderers   Mick McCarthy 13 February 2012[31] 18th   Terry Connor 24 February 2012[32]
Chelsea   André Villas-Boas 4 March 2012[33] 5th   Roberto Di Matteo 4 March 2012[33]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 28 5 5 93 29 +64 89 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Manchester United 38 28 5 5 89 33 +56 89
3 Arsenal 38 21 7 10 74 49 +25 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 20 9 9 66 41 +25 69 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Group stage[a]
5 Newcastle United 38 19 8 11 56 51 +5 65 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]
6 Chelsea 38 18 10 10 65 46 +19 64 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage[a]
7 Everton 38 15 11 12 50 40 +10 56
8 Liverpool 38 14 10 14 47 40 +7 52 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round[b]
9 Fulham 38 14 10 14 48 51 −3 52
10 West Bromwich Albion 38 13 8 17 45 52 −7 47
11 Swansea City 38 12 11 15 44 51 −7 47
12 Norwich City 38 12 11 15 52 66 −14 47
13 Sunderland 38 11 12 15 45 46 −1 45
14 Stoke City 38 11 12 15 36 53 −17 45
15 Wigan Athletic 38 11 10 17 42 62 −20 43
16 Aston Villa 38 7 17 14 37 53 −16 38
17 Queens Park Rangers 38 10 7 21 43 66 −23 37
18 Bolton Wanderers (R) 38 10 6 22 46 77 −31 36 Relegation to 2012–13 Football League Championship
19 Blackburn Rovers (R) 38 8 7 23 48 78 −30 31
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers (R) 38 5 10 23 40 82 −42 25
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Chelsea won the Champions League and thus qualified for the group stage as defending champions, forfeiting their spot in the Europa League as FA Cup winners. This meant that Tottenham were to compete in the Europa League group stage, since, pursuant to the rules in effect at the time, only four clubs from the Premier League could play in the Champions League. Fifth-placed Newcastle United, who originally participated directly in the group stage, were pushed one round back.
  2. ^ Liverpool won the League Cup and thus qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS AST BLB BOL CHE EVE FUL LIV MCI MUN NEW NOR QPR STK SUN SWA TOT WBA WIG WOL
Arsenal 3–0 7–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–3 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 5–2 3–0 1–2 1–1
Aston Villa 1–2 3–1 1–2 2–4 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0
Blackburn Rovers 4–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 4–2 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–2
Bolton Wanderers 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–5 0–2 0–3 3–1 2–3 0–5 0–2 1–2 2–1 5–0 0–2 1–1 1–4 2–2 1–2 1–1
Chelsea 3–5 1–3 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–3 0–2 3–1 6–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–0
Everton 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 4–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–1
Fulham 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–2 0–5 5–2 2–1 6–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 5–0
Liverpool 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1
Manchester City 1–0 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 5–1 3–2 3–0 3–3 4–0 3–2 4–0 3–0 3–1
Manchester United 8–2 4–0 2–3 3–0 3–1 4–4 1–0 2–1 1–6 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 5–0 4–1
Newcastle United 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–3 1–0 2–2
Norwich City 1–2 2–0 3–3 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–6 1–2 4–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–3 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2
Stoke City 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–1
Sunderland 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 0–0
Swansea City 3–2 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 4–4
Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–5 1–3 5–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–1
West Bromwich Albion 2–3 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–2 1–3 1–2 2–0
Wigan Athletic 0–4 0–0 3–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 0–2 1–2 1–1 3–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–3 2–3 0–2 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–5 1–2 2–2 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–5 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on 13 May 2012. Source: Premier League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

  • First goal of the season: Luis Suárez for Liverpool against Sunderland (13 August 2011)[34]
  • Last goal of the season: Sergio Agüero for Manchester City against Queens Park Rangers (13 May 2012).
  • Fastest goal of the season: 24 secondsAndrea Orlandi for Swansea City against Wolverhampton Wanderers (28 April 2012)[35]
  • Largest winning margin: 6 goals[1]
    • Manchester United 8–2 Arsenal (28 August 2011)
    • Fulham 6–0 Queens Park Rangers (2 October 2011)
    • Arsenal 7–1 Blackburn Rovers (4 February 2012)
  • Highest scoring game: 10 goals[1]
    • Manchester United 8–2 Arsenal (28 August 2011)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 8 goals[1]
    • Manchester United 8–2 Arsenal (28 August 2011)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 3 goals[1]
    • Blackburn Rovers 4–3 Arsenal (17 September 2011)
    • Chelsea 3–5 Arsenal (29 October 2011)

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[36]
1   Robin van Persie Arsenal 30
2   Wayne Rooney Manchester United 27
3   Sergio Agüero Manchester City 23
4   Clint Dempsey Fulham 17
  Emmanuel Adebayor Tottenham Hotspur 17
  Yakubu Blackburn Rovers 17
7   Demba Ba Newcastle United 16
8   Grant Holt Norwich City 15
9   Edin Džeko Manchester City 14
10   Mario Balotelli Manchester City 13
  Papiss Cissé Newcastle United 13

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Edin Džeko4 Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 5–1[37] 28 August 2011
  Wayne Rooney Manchester United Arsenal 8–2[38] 28 August 2011
  Sergio Agüero Manchester City Wigan Athletic 3–0[39] 10 September 2011
  Wayne Rooney Manchester United Bolton Wanderers 5–0[40] 10 September 2011
  Demba Ba Newcastle United Blackburn Rovers 3–1[41] 24 September 2011
  Frank Lampard Chelsea Bolton Wanderers 5–1[42] 2 October 2011
  Andrew Johnson Fulham Queens Park Rangers 6–0[43] 2 October 2011
  Robin van Persie Arsenal Chelsea 5–3[44] 29 October 2011
  Demba Ba Newcastle United Stoke City 3–1[45] 31 October 2011
  Yakubu4 Blackburn Rovers Swansea City 4–2[46] 3 December 2011
  Dimitar Berbatov Manchester United Wigan Athletic 5–0[47] 26 December 2011
  Clint Dempsey Fulham Newcastle United 5–2[48] 21 January 2012
  Robin van Persie Arsenal Blackburn Rovers 7–1[49] 4 February 2012
  Peter Odemwingie West Bromwich Albion Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–1[50] 12 February 2012
  Pavel Pogrebnyak Fulham Wolverhampton Wanderers 5–0[51] 4 March 2012
  Steven Gerrard Liverpool Everton 3–0[52] 13 March 2012
  Carlos Tevez Manchester City Norwich City 6–1[53] 14 April 2012
  Luis Suárez Liverpool Norwich City 3–0[54] 28 April 2012
  Fernando Torres Chelsea Queens Park Rangers 6–1[55] 29 April 2012
  • 4 Player scored four goals

20,000th goalEdit

On 21 December in a 2–1 loss to Arsenal at Villa Park, Marc Albrighton of Aston Villa was officially credited with the 20,000th goal scored since the formation of the Premier League in 1992. He was given £20,000 from league sponsor Barclays to donate to a charity of his choice. He chose Acorns Children's Hospice, who used to sponsor Aston Villa.[56]

Clean sheetsEdit

  • Most clean sheets: 17[1]
    • Manchester City
  • Fewest clean sheets: 3[1]
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • Norwich City

DisciplineEdit

ClubEdit

  • Worst overall disciplinary record (1 point per yellow card, 2 points per red card):
    • Chelsea: 77 points (69 yellow & 4 red cards)[57]
  • Best overall disciplinary record:
    • Swansea City: 43 points (39 yellow & 2 red cards)[57]
  • Most yellow cards: 69[57]
    • Chelsea
  • Most red cards: 9[58]
    • Queens Park Rangers

PlayerEdit

1 Retrospectively suspended for three matches, using video evidence.[59]

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
August[60][61]   Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United   Edin Džeko Manchester City
September[62][63]   Harry Redknapp Tottenham Hotspur   David Silva Manchester City
October[64]   Roberto Mancini Manchester City   Robin van Persie Arsenal
November[65]   Harry Redknapp Tottenham Hotspur   Scott Parker Tottenham Hotspur
December[66]   Martin O'Neill Sunderland   Demba Ba Newcastle United
January[67][68]   Brendan Rodgers Swansea City   Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur
February[69]   Arsène Wenger Arsenal   Peter Odemwingie West Bromwich Albion
March[70][71]   Owen Coyle Bolton Wanderers   Gylfi Sigurðsson Swansea City
April[72]   Roberto Martínez Wigan Athletic   Nikica Jelavić Everton

Annual awardsEdit

Premier League Manager of the SeasonEdit

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew, 50, received the Premier League Manager of the Season.[73] Pardew was the first Newcastle manager to receive the award, and only the second Englishman after Harry Redknapp to do so.

Premier League Player of the SeasonEdit

The Premier League Player of the Season award was won by Vincent Kompany of Manchester City.[73]

Premier League Goal of the seasonEdit

The Goal of the Season award was given to Papiss Cissé of Newcastle United for his second goal in their 2–0 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 28 April, becoming the first player for the club to win the award since its inception.

PFA Players' Player of the YearEdit

The PFA Players' Player of the Year was awarded to Robin van Persie.[74]

PFA Team of the YearEdit

PFA Team of the Year[75]
Goalkeeper Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Defenders Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) Leighton Baines (Everton)
Midfielders David Silva (Manchester City) Yaya Touré (Manchester City) Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur) Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forwards Robin van Persie (Arsenal) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

PFA Young Player of the YearEdit

The PFA Young Player of the Year was awarded to Kyle Walker.[76]

FWA Footballer of the YearEdit

The FWA Footballer of the Year was also awarded to Robin van Persie.[77]

Premier League Golden BootEdit

The Premier League Golden Boot award went to Robin van Persie, who scored 30 goals throughout the season.

Premier League Golden GloveEdit

The Premier League Golden Glove award was won by Joe Hart of Manchester City, who achieved 17 clean sheets.

Premier League Fair Play AwardEdit

Swansea City won the Premier League Fair Play Award after finishing the 2011–12 Premier League top of the Fair Play Table. The award for best behaved fans went to Norwich.[78]

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