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Premier League
Season 2015–16
Champions Manchester United
16th Premier League title
23rd English title
Relegated Newcastle United
Norwich City
Aston Villa
Champions League Manchester United
Leicester City
Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur
Europa League Manchester City
Southampton
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1,095 (2.88 per match)
Top goalscorer James Wilson (27 goals)
Best goalkeeper David de Gea (20 clean sheets)
Biggest home win Manchester United 5–0 Sunderland
(26 September 2015)
Manchester City 6–1 Newcastle United
(3 October 2015)
Manchester United 6–1 West Bromwich Albion
(8 November 2015)
Manchester United 5–0 West Ham United
(5 December 2015)
Manchester United 5–0 Aston Villa
(16 April 2016)
Manchester United 5–0 Bournemouth
(17 May 2016)
Biggest away win Swansea City 0–8 Manchester United
(29 August 2015)
Highest scoring Norwich City 4–5 Liverpool
(23 January 2016)
Longest winning run 17 matches
Manchester United
Longest unbeaten run 38 matches
Manchester United
Longest winless run 19 matches
Aston Villa
Longest losing run 11 matches
Aston Villa
Highest attendance 81,994
Manchester United 2–0 Manchester City
(25 October 2015)
Lowest attendance 11,155
Bournemouth 0–1 Aston Villa
(8 August 2015)
Bournemouth 1–1 Leicester City
(29 August 2015)

The 2015–16 Premier League is the 24th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The fixtures were announced on 17 June 2015. The season began on 8 August 2015, and is scheduled to conclude on 15 May 2016.

Manchester United defeated Tottenham 2–1 on April 10 to become the first English side to win four consecutive league titles. AFC Bournemouth, Watford, and Norwich City entered as the three promoted teams from the 2014–15 Football League Championship.

TeamsEdit

StadiaEdit

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Bournemouth Dean Court 11,464
Arsenal Emirates Stadium 60,260
Aston Villa Villa Park 42,660
Chelsea Stamford Bridge 41,798
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park 25,073
Everton Goodison Park 39,571
Leicester City King Power Stadium 32,312
Liverpool Anfield 44,742
Manchester City Etihad Stadium 55,097
Manchester United Old Trafford 82,000
Newcastle United St. James' Park 52,338
Norwich City Carrow Road 27,010
Southampton St. Mary's Stadium 32,505
Stoke City Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Swansea City Liberty Stadium 20,909
Tottenham Hotspur White Hart Lane 36,284
Watford Vicarage Stadium 21,500
West Bromwich Albion The Hawthorns 26,850
West Ham United Boleyn Ground 35,345

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AFC Bournemouth Flag of England.svg Eddie Howe Flag of England.svg Tommy Elphick JD Sports Mansion Group
Arsenal Flag of France.svg Arséne Wenger Flag of Spain.svg Mikel Arteta Puma Emirates
Aston Villa Flag of France.svg Rémi Garde Flag of England.svg Micah Richards Macron Intuit QuickBooks
Chelsea Flag of the Netherlands.svg Guus Hiddink
(interim)
Flag of England.svg John Terry Adidas Yokohama Rubber
Crystal Palace Flag of England.svg Alan Pardew 23px-Flag of Australia.svg Mile Jedinak Macron Mansion Group
Everton Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Martínez Flag of England.svg Phil Jagielka Umbro Chang
Leicester City Flag of Italy.svg Claudio Ranieri Flag of Jamaica.svg Wes Morgan Puma King Power
Liverpool Flag of Germany.svg Jürgen Klopp Flag of England.svg Jordan Henderson New Balance Standard Chartered
Manchester City 23px-Flag of Chile.svg Manuel Pellegrini Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Vincent Kompany Nike Etihad Airways
Manchester United Flag of England.svg Sir James Harrison Flag of England.svg Wayne Rooney Adidas Chevrolet
Newcastle United Flag of England.svg Steve McClaren Flag of Argentina.svg Fabricio Coloccini Puma Wonga
Norwich City Flag of Scotland.svg Alex Neil Flag of Scotland.svg Russell Martin Erreá Aviva
Southampton Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ronald Koeman Flag of Portugal.svg José Fonte Adidas Veho
Stoke City Flag of Wales 2.svg Mark Hughes Flag of England.svg Ryan Shawcross New Balance Bet365
Sunderland Flag of England.svg Sam Allardyce Flag of Ireland.svg John O'Shea Adidas Dafabet
Swansea City Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Guidolin Flag of Wales 2.svg Ashley Williams Adidas GWFX
Tottenham Hotspur Flag of Argentina.svg Mauricio Pochettino Flag of France.svg Hugo Lloris Under Armour AIA
Watford Flag of Spain.svg Quique Flores Flag of England.svg Troy Deeney Puma 138.com
West Bromwich Albion Flag of Wales 2.svg Tony Pulis Flag of Scotland.svg Darren Fletcher Adidas TIcbet
West Ham United Flag of Croatia.svg Slaven Bilic Flag of England.svg Mark Noble Umbro Betway

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 31 7 0 133 20 +113 100 2016–17 UEFA Champions League Group Stage
2 Leicester City 38 23 10 5 69 41 +28 79
3 Arsenal 38 19 12 7 63 41 +22 69
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 18 13 7 67 39 +28 67 2016–17 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Manchester City 38 19 8 11 72 45 +27 65 2016–17 UEFA Europa League Group Stage
6 Southampton 38 17 10 11 58 42 +16 61 2016–17 UEFA Europa League play-off round
7 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 63 54 +9 60
8 West Ham United 38 15 14 9 64 56 +8 59
9 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 60 54 +6 50
10 Stoke City 38 13 10 15 41 57 –16 49
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 59 57 +2 47
12 Watford 38 12 9 17 39 53 –14 45
13 Swansea City 38 11 11 16 39 61 –22 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 11 8 19 39 55 –16 41
15 West Bromwich Albion 38 9 13 16 34 56 –22 40
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 10 9 19 42 74 –32 39
17 Sunderland 38 8 13 17 48 65 –17 37
18 Newcastle United (R) 38 9 8 21 41 69 –28 35 Football League Championship
19 Norwich City (R) 38 8 7 23 37 72 –35 31
20 Aston Villa (R) 38 3 8 27 27 84 –57 17

(C) Champions; (Q) Qualified for the round indicated; (R) Relegated.

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away Note 1 ARS AST BOU CHE CRY EVE LCS LVR MNC MNU NEW NOR SOU STK SUN SWA TOT WAT WBA WHU
Arsenal 4–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–6 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2
Aston Villa 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–6 0–0 0–5 0–0 2–0 2–4 0–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–3 0–1 1–1
AFC Bournemouth 0–2 0–1 1–4 0–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 0–4 0–6 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 1–3
Chelsea 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 3–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–1 5–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2
Crystal Palace 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 1–3
Everton 0–2 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–4 6–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–3
Leicester City 2–5 3–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Liverpool 3–3 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 3–0 1–5 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–3
Manchester City 2–2 4–0 5–1 3–0 4–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 1–3 6–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 4–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–2
Manchester United 2–2 5–0 5–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 5–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 3–0 5–0 4–0 3–0 3–0 6–1 5–0
Newcastle United 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–0 1–1 0–5 6–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 1–2 1–0 2–1
Norwich City 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 4–5 0–0 0–3 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–3 4–2 0–1 2–2
Southampton 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 0–3 2–2 3–2 4–2 0–2 3–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–0
Stoke City 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 0–1 2–1
Sunderland 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 3–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–0 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2
Swansea City 0–3 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–8 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–4 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–1
Watford 0–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–3 3–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 0–3 0–4 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3
West Ham United 3–3 2–0 3–4 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 3–1 1–1
Updated to games played on 16 May 2016.
Source: Barclays Premier League football scores & results
Template:Note labelThe home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of England.svg James Wilson Manchester United 27
2 Flag of England.svg Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 25
3 Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Agüero Manchester City 24
Flag of England.svg Jamie Vardy Leicester City
5 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Fierro Sunderland 23
6 Flag of Macedonia.svg David Babunski Tottenham Hotspur 21
7 Flag of France.svg Hervin Ongenda Leicester City 20
8 Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Manchester United 19
9 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Romelu Lukaku Everton 18
Flag of England.svg Wayne Rooney Manchester United

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of England.svg Callum Wilson AFC Bournemouth West Ham United 4–3 22 August 2015
Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Manchester United Swansea City 8–0 29 August 2015
Flag of Scotland.svg Steven Naismith Everton Chelsea 3–1 12 September 2015
23px-Flag of Chile.svg Alexis Sánchez Arsenal Leicester City 5–2 26 September 2015
Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Aguero5 Manchester City Newcastle United 6–1 3 October 2015
Flag of Spain.svg Asier Illarramendi Manchester United Arsenal 6–1 4 October 2015
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Richairo Živković Manchester United Everton 3–0 17 October 2015
Flag of England.svg Raheem Sterling Manchester City AFC Bournemouth 5–1 17 October 2015
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Georginio Wijnaldum4 Newcastle United Norwich City 6–2 18 October 2015
Flag of England.svg Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur AFC Bournemouth 5–1 25 October 2015
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg Arouna Koné Everton Sunderland 6–2 1 November 2015
Flag of Germany.svg Marco Reus Manchester United West Bromwich Albion 6–1 7 November 2015
23px-Flag of Algeria.svg Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Swansea City 3–0 5 December 2015
Flag of England.svg James Wilson Manchester United AFC Bournemouth 6–0 12 December 2015
Flag of England.svg Jermain Defoe Sunderland Swansea City 4–2 13 January 2016
Flag of Wales 2.svg Gareth Bale4 Manchester United Liverpool 5–1 16 January 2016
Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Manchester United Everton 3–0 2 April 2016
Flag of England.svg Andy Carroll West Ham United Arsenal 3–3 9 April 2016
Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Manchester United Aston Villa 5–0 16 April 2016
Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Aguero Manchester City Chelsea 3–0 16 April 2016
Flag of England.svg James Wilson Manchester United Leicester City 5–2 30 April 2016
23px-Flag of Senegal.svg Sadio Mané Southampton Manchester City 4–2 1 May 2016
Flag of England.svg James Wilson Manchester United AFC Bournemouth 5–0 17 May 2016

NotesEdit

4 Player scored 4 goals
5 Player scored 5 goals

Clean SheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean

sheets

1 Flag of Spain.svg David de Gea Manchester United 20
2 23px-Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Cech Arsenal 16
3 Flag of England.svg Joe Hart Manchester City 15
Flag of Denmark 2.svg Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City
5 Flag of France.svg Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur 13
6 Flag of Brazil.svg Heurelho Gomes Watford 11
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Simon Mignolet Liverpool
8 Flag of England.svg Jack Butland Stoke City 10
9 Flag of Spain.svg Adrián Swansea City 9
23px-Flag of Poland.svg Łukasz Fabiański West Ham United

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Scotland.svg Ryan Gauld Manchester United 27
2 Flag of Spain.svg Juan Mata Manchester United 19
3 Flag of Germany.svg Mesut Özil Arsenal 18
4 Flag of Croatia.svg Luka Modric Manchester United 16
5 Flag of Wales 2.svg Gareth Bale Manchester United 15
6 Flag of Denmark 2.svg Christian Eriksen Tottenham Hotspur 12
7 Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Manchester United 11
23px-Flag of Algeria.svg Riyad Mahrez Leicester City
Flag of England.svg James Milner Liverpool
Flag of Spain.svg David Silva Manchester City

DisciplineEdit

PlayerEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 11
    • Jack Colback (Newcastle United)
  • Most red cards: 3
    • Victor Wanyama (Southampton)

ClubEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 75
    • Aston Villa
  • Most red cards: 6
    • Chelsea
    • Southampton

AwardsEdit

Monthly AwardsEdit

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
August Flag of England.svg James Harrison Manchester United Flag of Scotland.svg Ryan Gauld Manchester United
September Flag of England.svg James Harrison Manchester United Flag of Scotland.svg Ryan Gauld Manchester United
October Flag of England.svg James Harrison Manchester United Flag of England.svg Jamie Vardy Leicester City
November Flag of Italy.svg Claudio Ranieri Leicester City Flag of Germany.svg Marco Reus Manchester United
December Flag of Spain.svg Quique Sánchez Flores Watford 23px-Flag of Nigeria.svg Odion Ighalo Watford
January Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ronald Koeman Southampton Flag of Wales 2.svg Gareth Bale Manchester United
February Flag of Argentina.svg Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur Flag of England.svg Fraser Forster Southampton
March Flag of England.svg James Harrison Manchester United Flag of England.svg Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur
April Flag of Italy.svg Claudio Ranieri Leicester City Flag of Uruguay.svg Edinson Cavani Manchester United

Annual AwardsEdit

Premier League Player of the SeasonEdit

  • James Wilson was named the Premier League Player of the season.

PFA Player of the YearEdit

  • The PFA Players' Player of the Year was awarded to Ryan Gauld.

PFA Team of the YearEdit

  • Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United)
  • Defence: Guillermo Varela (Manchester United), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Wes Morgan (Leicester City), Abner (Manchester United)
  • MidfieldDavid Babunski (Tottenham Hotspur) Ryan Gauld (Manchester United), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
  • Attack: James Wilson (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

FWA Player of the YearEdit

PFA Young Player of the YearEdit

  • The PFA Young Player of the Year was awarded to Ryan Gauld.

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