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English Premier League Form Table: Ranking All 20 Teams

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterMay 14, 2012

English Premier League Form Table: Ranking All 20 Teams

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    A frantic final day saw Manchester City crowned champions of England for the first time in 44 years.

    But will City also top the final B/R English Premier League form table of the season?

    Read on to find out.

    Each team was ranked based on their last eight league matches. Only league matches—no cup competitions or any other league, foreign or domestic—were considered.

    Ties were broken first with goal differential and second with number of goals scored.

    W=home win

    w=away win

    L=home loss

    l=away loss

    D=home draw

    d=away draw

20. Blackburn Rovers

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    Previous: 20

    Form: l, L, l, W, l, L, l, L

    Points: 3

    Goal differential: -11

    Final league position: 19

    Comments: Way to go, Venky's. You've turned a once-proud club into a laughingstock.

19. Wolverhampton Wanderers

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    Previous: 19

    Form: l, D, d, L, d, L, l, L

    Points: 3

    Goal differential: -8

    Final league position: 20

    Comments: That's new Wolves boss Stale Solbakken, a "proven winner." It's hoped his ideas are fresher than his first name.

18. Aston Villa

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    Previous: 17

    Form: l, D, d, L, D, l, D, d

    Points: 5

    Goal differential: -7

    Final league position: 16

    Comments: Alex McLeish was sacked as Villa boss on Monday.

    Along those lines, I liked this tweet:

    BREAKING NEWS: Alex McLeish is "considering his future" after failing his mission to relegate every Midlands football club within 5 years.

    — Betfair Poker (@Betfairpoker) May 14, 2012

17. Sunderland

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    Previous: 13

    Form: L, l, D, d, D, l, D, d

    Points: 5

    Goal differential: -6

    Final league position: 13

    Comments: Ho-hum.

16. Bolton Wanderers

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    Previous: 12

    Form: d, D, L, d, w, D, l, L

    Points: 7

    Goal differential: -7

    Final league position: 18

    Comments: So close. We'll miss you, Wanderers.

15. Stoke City

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    Previous: 16

    Form: D, l, D, D, l, d, W, l

    Points: 7

    Goal differential: -5

    Final league position: 14

    Comments: Again, ho-hum.

14. Norwich City

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    Previous: 14

    Form: W, d, L, l, L, w, D, l

    Points: 8

    Goal differential: -8

    Final league position: 12

    Comments: Once again, ho-hum.

13. Swansea City

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    Previous: 18

    Form: W, l, D, d, W, l, L, l

    Points: 8

    Goal differential: -5

    Final league position: 11

    Comments: Swansea beat Liverpool on the final day of the season. That was not as big an accomplishment as it normally would have been.

12. Liverpool

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    Previous: 15

    Form: l, W, L, w, L, w, D, l

    Points: 10

    Goal differential: 2

    Final league position: 8

    Comments: Mid-table mediocrity, if you want the truth of it.

11. West Bromwich Albion

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    Previous: 11

    Form: L, d, D, w, W, l, W, l

    Points: 11

    Goal differential: -2

    Final league position: 10

    Comments: Good luck with England, Roy. You'll need it.

10. Queens Park Rangers

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    Previous: 10

    Form: l, W, l, W, l, W, l, W

    Points: 12

    Goal differential: -3

    Final league position: 17

    Comments: See, kiddies, all you have to do to stay in the Premier League is win at home and lose away!

    Please, though, get rid of Joey Barton. Fast.

9. Arsenal

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    Previous: 8

    Form: w, D, d, D, L, w, W, l

    Points: 12

    Goal differential: 3

    Final league position: 3

    Comments: Finally.

    Arsenal finally won without Mikel Arteta.

    And Arsenal finally clinched third place.

    But that was much harder than it should have been.

8. Chelsea

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    Previous: 7

    Form: W, l, L, W, d, d, W, w

    Points: 14

    Goal differential: 4

    Final league position: 6

    Comments: Champions League winners or bust.

7. Tottenham Hotspur

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    Previous: 9

    Form: W, d, w, W, l, L, d, W

    Points: 14

    Goal differential: 7

    Final league position: 4

    Comments: Lookie—here's a table where Spurs finished ahead of Arsenal.

    Take a good, long gander, Tottenham supporters.

6. Newcastle United

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    Previous: 2

    Form: l, L, w, l, W, W, w, W

    Points: 15

    Goal differential: 3

    Final league position: 5

    Comments: So it's the Europa League for Newcastle. That sounds just about correct, really.

5. Fulham

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    Previous: 6

    Form: l, W, w, l, W, D, w, W

    Points: 16

    Goal differential: 1

    Final league position: 9

    Comments: Fulham lost on the final day but gained a position in the form table. Go figure.

    Here's another head-scratcher: Fulham collected 16 points from their final eight games but somehow posted a goal-differential of only plus-1.

4. Manchester United

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    Previous: 5

    Form: w, W, l, D, W, l, W, w

    Points: 16

    Goal differential: 9

    Final league position: 2

    Comments: So close, United. But cheer up and drown your sorrows in those three gazillion other trophies you've won.

3. Everton

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    Previous: 4

    Form: W, d, d, W, d, W, d, W

    Points: 16

    Goal differential: 12

    Final league position: 7

    Comments: Everton finished ahead of Liverpool and finished the season on a nine-match unbeaten run.

    Not bad at all.

2. Wigan Athletic

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    Previous: 1

    Form: W, w, W, l, w, W, l, W

    Points: 18

    Goal differential: 8

    Final league position: 15

    Comments: You can't help but like the way Wigan escaped relegation this spring. What a run.

1. Manchester City

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    Previous: 3

    Form: W, w, W, w, w, W, l, D

    Points: 19

    Goal differential: 14

    Final league position: 1

    Comments: Congrats, City. You earned it.

     

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