Back down memory lane we go, this time it's the 1995/96 season of the Premier League where we fix our focus.
Here are the best facts, figures and stats to impress your friends.
📊 OPTA highlights from EPL 1995/96
- Manchester United won the Premier League title in 1995-96, becoming the first team to lift the trophy in a 38-game season.
- Alan Shearer scored 30+ goals for the third consecutive Premier League campaign (31 in 1995/96) – Shearer is the only player in the competition’s history to score 30 or more goals in a campaign on more than one occasion (1993-94, 1994-95 and 1995-96).
- Steve McManaman made a league-high 15 assists in the 1995-96 campaign; the most by a Liverpool player in a single season in the competition
- Alan Shearer became the first player to score 100 goals in the Premier League thanks to his strike vs Tottenham on 30th December 1995. He reached the milestone of 100 goals in just 124 apps; the fewest of any player in the competition’s history.
- Newcastle finished as runners-up to Man Utd; their joint-best finish in a Premier League season (2nd in 95-96 & 96-97). Their manager in this campaign, Kevin Keegan, is the last English coach (excl. caretakers) to finish in the top two in the PL table.
- Manchester United had four players score 10 or more goals for them in the 1995-96 campaign (Cantona, Cole, Giggs and Scholes) – no team has had more in a single season in the Premier League.
- Sir Alex Ferguson became the first manager to win the Premier League manager of the season award twice, having previously been the first to win it in 1993-94. The Scotsman went on to scoop the award a record 11 times prior to his retirement.
- Newcastle United spent 212 days top of the Premier League in the 1995-96 season, the most of any side not to win the title in a single campaign. Slip.
- Blackburn striker Alan Shearer scored five hat-tricks in the Premier League in 1995-96; the most of any player in a single season in the competition.
We'll be back tomorrow with more stats, trivia, quizzes and more from the Premier League and indeed the rest of the world.
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