The FA Premier League 1999–2000 season was the eighth season of the FA Premier League, and Manchester United secured their sixth Premiership title. Like the previous season, they lost only three league games all season. Unlike in 1998–99 season, they won by a comfortable margin – 18 points as opposed to a single point.
Their only disappointment of the season came when they lost their defence of the European Cup following a 3–2 defeat against Real Madrid in the quarter finals. United had withdrawn from the 1999–2000 FA Cup in order to participate in the FIFA World Club Championship at the request of the FA who wanted United to compete to support England's bid to host the World Cup. Chelsea would go on to win the last FA Cup held at Wembley Stadium before its redevelopment. The League Cup final was won by Leicester City, for the second time in four seasons. In Europe, Leeds United reached the UEFA Cup semi final (where two Leeds fans, Christopher Loftus and Kevin Speight, were stabbed to death preceding a game against Turkish side Galatasaray in Istanbul) and Arsenal were on the losing side to Galatasaray in the UEFA Cup final.
This season, only one newly promoted team suffered relegation. Watford, who finished in last place, and achieved a record Premiership low of just 24 points (a record since broken twice by Sunderland and by Derby County), despite a decent start to their campaign which saw them beat both Liverpool (at Anfield) and Chelsea. The most successful promoted team was Sunderland, who finished seventh in the final table and spent much of the season pushing for a place in European competition. Bradford City, back in the top division for the first time since 1922, secured their Premiership survival with a 1–0 win over Liverpool who surrendered a Champions League place. That result also spelled the end for Wimbledon, who relegated on the last day of the season after 14 years of top division football. Second-from-bottom Sheffield Wednesday were relegated after failing to beat Arsenal in their penultimate game of the season, having spent 15 of the last 16 seasons in the top division. The worst moment of the season for Danny Wilson's men came with an 8–0 defeat at Newcastle – who were now being managed by the 66-year-old Bobby Robson.
Amazingly Coventry City went all season without an away win but still managed to secure 14th place due to an impressive home record which saw them win 12 out of their 19 matches.
As well as Premiership champions Manchester United and runners-up Arsenal, third placed Leeds United qualified for the 2000–01 Champions League. UEFA Cup places went to fourth placed Liverpool, F.A Cup winners Chelsea, and League Cup winners Leicester City.
Promoted to the Premiership for 2000–01 were First Division champions Charlton Athletic, runners-up Manchester City and playoff winners Ipswich Town. For the first time since the formation of the Premiership, all of the promoted teams had been members of the Premiership before.
Season 1999-00 matches (grid view)
Season matches ordered by date
Full standing - Home, Away, Total
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