The 2012/13 Premier League season was a success with Manchester United being crowned champions.
United won Sir Alex Ferguson a 13th Premier League title, in the final year of his managerial career.
A number of newcomers to English football impressed. The most notable were Aston Villa’s Belgium striker Christian Benteke, Swansea’s £2.2m bargain buy Michu and young centre-back Matija Nastasic, who formed a formidable defensive partnership with Vincent Kompany at City.
Some experienced heads caught the eye as well. Frank Lampard, for example, got yet another double-figure goal haul to become Chelsea’s all-time top scorer, while Paul Scholes called time on his career.
Statistically speaking, the 2012-13 season was fascinating for so many reasons. Incidents such as the Luis Suarez ‘bite’ and Ferguson’s retirement dominated social media, while the managerial merry-go-round continued to spin.
Some things didn’t change, however. Following his summer move to United, Robin van Persie was in the goals, finishing as the Premier League’s top scorer.
Despite his impressive debut season at Old Trafford, Gareth Bale picked up the Player of the Year awards. The Tottenham talisman had his best season ever, scoring 21 Premier League goals and setting up countless others.
On average, roughly 2.8 goals were scored per game.
To show how interesting this season has been, Ladbrokes created this infographic to show everything from the number of goals scored to the disciplinary record of each team.