2010–11 Premier League

The Premier League 2010/11 was the 19th season of the English Premier League and at the same time the 112th Erstligasaison in English football. It started on 14 August 2010 and ended on May 22, 2011. Victorious was Manchester United with nine points ahead of the defending champion Chelsea. This won "United " 19th English championship in their history, and finally overtook Liverpool. Behind Chelsea to Manchester City and Arsenal secured the further qualification places for the Champions League. The last three places went to Birmingham City FC Blackpool and West Ham United, so had to start the transition into the second class the Football League Championship.

Course of the season

Cup decision

Manchester United compensated for the departure of former key player Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 and long term good and although the team of Alex Ferguson was in a transitional phase - with seasoned campaigners like Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs in the autumn of their careers -, it showed especially in home games with 55 of 57 possible points, constant and stable. Important factors were again the stability in central defense with Nemanja Vidić and the experienced Rio Ferdinand and well built into the system newcomers, such as the Mexican talent Javier Hernández.

Holders FC Chelsea suffered from the beginning of the season among the injury breaks of John Terry and Frank Lampard. The spectacular obligation of Fernando Torres for 50 million pounds in the winter transfer period did not provide the desired initial spark, especially since these Personnel brought problems of tactical alignment with it. Nevertheless, once again succeeded at the end of a final sprint, in turn, the 1-2 defeat at Old Trafford came to an end and left end Chelsea in second place. The same points in third place finished off Manchester City, whose high yield on investments, for the first time with the direct Champions League qualification in addition to the FA Cup win. Re- had with Yaya Toure and David Silva two high-profile reinforcements found the way to the "Citizens" and together with captain and leading figure of Carlos Tévez put Roberto Mancini a strong team together, although the winter refilled, Edin Džeko and the eccentric Mario Balotelli her speak could not provide lasting proof high value.

Another year without winning the title went through the Arsenal. In addition to playful highlights how in home games against Chelsea and Manchester United ( as well as in the Champions League against FC Barcelona), reiterated the lack of physical presence in midfield and defensive center in important phases Season crucial disadvantages. As a " broken neck " in the struggle for direct Champions League qualification, the bitter League Cup defeat proved against Birmingham City. Glimmer of hope, however, were the achievements of the young Jack Wilshere and Wojciech Szczęsny the performances of the goalkeeper. Local rivals Tottenham Hotspur missed the re-entry to the Champions League and reached only a Europa League place. The fact that the team of Harry Redknapp not pushed forward into higher regions, was also recalled that both the new star player Gareth Bale in the second half due to injury had to take breaks, and that the striker at times showed little accurate.


Far away from the front seats was disappointing, especially early in the season Liverpool. As the successor to Rafael Benítez obliged the experienced successor Roy Hodgson was no access to the new environment and purchasing errors such as Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen and Paul Konchesky worsened his reputation locally. Shortly after the turn of the new owner of the club pulled the ripcord and installed the " Reds legend" Kenny Dalglish than Hodgson's successor. Dalglish was the team with the sale of Torres and the obligation of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll a new face and led the club even more from the lower half of the table to a respectable sixth place. The local rivals Everton in seventh place was satisfied, was available mainly in the context of low financial margin, the manager David Moyes. As a problem area another time proved the offensive series, wherein at least Jermaine Beckford crystallized with ten goals as a future hope. Other performers were Leighton Baines and U -21 player Jack Rodwell.

Another positive was the weak start Fulham FC, the manager Mark Hughes still led to eighth place and was rewarded for its good placement in the domestic fair play competition with participation in the Europa League the following season. Nevertheless, Hughes announced at the end of the season his resignation as Fulham coach. Even without a coach stood Aston Villa after the sudden departure of Martin O'Neill already early in the season there. At successor Gerard Houllier, the club had to wait for and against the background of the difficult initial situation then first - Houllier had because of its history at Liverpool with resentment of their own fans and also to deal with problem players like Richard Dunne and James Collins - The year with the ninth final Table Place conciliatory. Despite the simplistic internal record purchase of Darren Bent for £ 24 million to Houllier expressed pessimistic about its long-term plans and left the "Villans " early for health reasons.

In the more densely staggered midfield Sunderland AFC followed with West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United, as well as two of the three newly promoted Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers. In this case, the managed by Steve Bruce team from Sunderland had already talked for a very good start to the season of European competitions before after a run of eight defeats in nine league games disillusionment stopped off - besides injury problems here the Bent - sale for unrest had made at the club. Also " WBA " was furious start to the season and after temporarily fallen so low with 13 defeats in 18 games that the initially celebrated coach Roberto Di Matteo was replaced by Roy Hodgson. Especially the committed from Moscow Peter Odemwingie showed up with 15 goals as a " stroke of luck ". Accustomed turbulent we went to in Newcastle, in a season that brought alongside a trainer early dismissal in December and the sale of Andy Carroll crowd some sports highlights with them, including a 5-1 in the derby against Sunderland and a 4-4 tie against Arsenal after 0-4 residue. Stoke City, which is often criticized for its supposedly antiquated way of playing team of Tony Pulis, was far away from the relegation zone in his third consecutive Erstligajahr, made ​​with the tricky wing play on Jermaine Pennant and Matthew Etherington for playful accents and qualified on the FA- Cup finals for the first time for the Europa League. Payable by this qualification was gone for Bolton Wanderers, who had previously failed to Stoke in the semi-finals. Otherwise, the located in the transition team of Owen Coyle showed increasingly ambitious playful and modern; especially the end of January 2011 on loan from Chelsea Daniel Sturridge would fit inside the collective.

Relegation battle

A seemingly safe mid-table also seemed to Blackburn Rovers to drive, as the new Indian owners in December surprisingly manager Sam Allardyce sacked and the inexperienced newcomer Steve Kean to succeed given. Almost the decision would have had the destitution and only some of liberation to the end of the season saved the team in the defensive talent Phil Jones celebrated his breakthrough and then prompt for 16 million pounds moved to Manchester United. Wigan Athletic under Roberto Martinez had in the penultimate game already safe descent before his eyes before the " Latics " a 0:2 behind against West Ham United have turned into a 3-2 win and followed by a 1-0 away win Stoke almost at the last minute adopted by the relegation places. As in previous years, the team from which the Frenchman Charles N'Zogbia in particular stood out, again shown very fickle and surprise successes such as the 1-0 stood at Spurs disastrous performance as in 0:4 against bottom side West Ham against had. Also on the last matchday, the Wolverhampton Wanderers secured the league, after a long battle against Birmingham in which the " Wolves " late condensed against Blackburn with two goals at 2:3, so at the last minute a better goal difference against Birmingham had, which in turn lost only in the final phase in Tottenham. It was important for the " Wolves", the spectacular home wins against Chelsea and Manchester celebrated that in the decisive phase players like Steven Fletcher compensated the absence of striker Kevin Doyle.

A particularly bitter disappointment of relegation for Birmingham City, which had recently even won the League Cup and thus at the same time qualified for the Europa League. Although Alex McLeish good work has been certified at the club in the medium term, caused a sudden form weakness coupled with long-term injuries that the "Blues " could decisively distance themselves from the relegation zone never and with just one point from their last six league games at the end only 18 final Table space occupied. Also until recently also the FC Blackpool had been able to still hope for the Klassernverbleib and leave with a temporary 2-1 at champions Manchester United the relegation zone before the game was still lost with 2:4. Highlights for the team of Ian Holloway with the service providers Charlie Adam and David Vaughan were both the two wins against Liverpool, but especially the 4-0 opening win against Wigan. Disappointing were the achievements of West Ham United, held in contrast to many relegation rivals to his coach Avram Grant, but could not prevent that with the exception of Scott Parker almost the entire squad showed no normal form, and consequently the team the " Red Lantern " was finished last.


Cross Table

The cross table presents the results of all games this season represents the home team is listed in the left column and the visiting team in the top row.

Top scorers

Awards during the season


The champion team of Manchester United

According to the rules of the Premier League, a player receives an official award medal when he graduated at least 10 Premier League appearances for the club champion. Against this background, include only the following players as English champions of the season 2010/11. In brackets the number of bets as well as the goals achieved are called.

Anderson (18/ 1) | Dimitar Berbatov (32/ 21) | Michael Carrick ( 28/ 0 ) | Jonny Evans (13/ 0 ) | Patrice Evra ( 35/1 ) | Fábio (11/ 1) | Rio Ferdinand (19 / 0 ) | Darren Fletcher ( 26/2 ) | Darron Gibson ( 12/0 ) | Ryan Giggs ( 25/2 ) | Javier Hernández (27/ 13) | Nani (33/ 9) | John O'Shea (20 / 0 ) | Michael Owen ( 11/2) | Park Ji-sung (15/ 5) | Rafael ( 16/ 0 ) | Wayne Rooney (28/ 11) | Paul Scholes ( 22/1 ) | Chris Smalling (16/ 0 ) | Antonio Valencia (10/1 ) | Edwin van der Sar (33/ 0 ) | Nemanja Vidić (35 /5).

  • Coach: Alex Ferguson