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English Premier League 2008-09
"The 2008-09 season saw records broken, established teams struggle and new ones perform way above expectation."
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The 2008-09 season began with three newly promoted sides. Hull City were making their debut in the top flight of English football after 104 years (they were founded in 1904), whilst West Bromwich Albion were returning after a two year absence. Who were the third promoted club, a top flight fixture in years past but embarking upon their first season ever in the Premier League?
In September Alan Curbishley resigned as manager at West Ham United, becoming the first Premier League managerial casualty of the season. His replacement was a first-time club manager. Which legend at West Ham's rivals Chelsea, was chosen to succeed Curbishley at the club?
Between a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal in November and a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in February, Manchester United did not concede a single league goal. How many completed games did their run of clean sheets last?
Only once prior to the 2008-09 season had a club been bottom of the Premier League at Christmas and not been relegated by the following May. The same team were bottom at Christmas 2008 but failed to repeat their great escape. Which team?
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
Portsmouth achieved the rare feat of having three managers in the course of the 2008-09 season. Harry Redknapp began the season in charge before leaving for Tottenham Hotspur in October. Paul Hart ended the season in charge after being appointed in March. Which manager had a 14-week tenure in between the two?
The 2008-09 season was one of struggle for the Premier League's three clubs from the North-East of England. Two of the three ended the season being relegated. Which was the only one to avoid the drop?
They were all relegated
Hull City, in their first ever season in the top flight of English football, finished in 17th place, narrowly avoiding relegation. This was despite making a remarkably strong start to their campaign. What was the highest position they reached in the table in the course of the season?
Ryan Giggs was voted as PFA Player of the Season for 2008-09 but despite their team being crowned champions, a Manchester United player didn't win the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award. Which player did?
Who scored a single goal for Chelsea on the final day of the season against Sunderland, to finish as the Premier League's top scorer for the season on 19 goals?
With both of the 2009 FA Cup finalists finishing in the top six of the Premier League, the last place in the newly formed Europa League competition (formerly the UEFA Cup) would go to the team that finished seventh. Which team won the race for this position?
West Ham United
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