PREMIER LEAGUE    1996/97
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorer:
Alan Shearer
 (Newcastle United)
 25  goals

September 1996 and football fans wake up to the news that Tony Adams is an alcoholic.

More light-heartedly,  perhaps the greatest footballing hoax saw the worst-ever player to appear in the Premier League make his brief debut.
Whoops!

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Manchester United 38 21 12 5 76 44 75
    Season Results 2 Newcastle United 38 19 11 8 73 40 68
    Season Results 3 Arsenal 38 19 11 8 62 32 68
    Season Results 4 Liverpool 38 19 11 8 62 37 68
    Season Results 5 Aston Villa 38 17 10 11 47 34 61
    Season Results 6 Chelsea 38 16 11 11 58 55 59
    Season Results 7 Sheffield Wednesday 38 14 15 9 50 51 57
    Season Results 8 Wimbledon 38 15 11 12 49 46 56
    Season Results 9 Leicester City 38 12 11 15 46 54 47
    Season Results 10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 7 18 44 51 46
    Season Results 11 Leeds United 38 11 13 14 28 38 46
    Season Results 12 Derby County 38 11 13 14 45 58 46
    Season Results 13 Blackburn Rovers 38 9 15 14 42 43 42
    Season Results 14 West Ham United 38 10 12 16 39 48 42
    Season Results 15 Everton 38 10 12 16 44 57 42
    Season Results 16 Southampton 38 10 11 17 50 56 41
    Season Results 17 Coventry City 38 9 14 15 38 54 41
    Season Results 18 Sunderland 38 10 10 18 35 53 40 Relegated
    Season Results 19 Middlesbrough 38 10 12 16 51 60 39

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Relegated
    Season Results 20 Nottingham Forest 38 6 16 16 31 59 34 Relegated
     
     

Full home and away table

* Middlesbrough had 3 points deducted for the unauthorised calling off of their match at Blackburn in December when they had team selection problems due to injuries and illness. The points deduction saw them relegated - a sad ending to a season which had also seen them beaten in the finals of both the FA Cup and Coca Cola Cup - postponed matches.