2020 Vision: Who Will Be the Premier League Big Four in Ten Years?

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2020 Vision: Who Will Be the Premier League Big Four in Ten Years?

It’s funny how much and can change in ten years. If we were to take a snapshot of the Premier League in the year 2000, what would some of the highlights be?

Leeds finished third in the league, securing a Champions League qualifying round place in the process. Michael Bridges was their top scorer, bagging 19 league goals.

In fact, four of the top five goal scorers were English–with Kevin Phillips grabbing the European Golden Boot award with an incredible 30 league goals for lowly Sunderland. The top five were; Kevin Phillips (30), Alan Shearer (23), Dwight Yorke (20), Andy Cole (19), and Michael Bridges (19).

At the other end of the table, Sheffield Wednesday and Wimbledon were relegated – never to return to the top flight of football.

Martin O’Neil also led Leicester City into the UEFA Cup, promptly packing his suitcase and heading for Celtic at the end of the season.

Some things never change, as Manchester United won the title, finishing a massive 18 points ahead of rivals Arsenal.

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