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How every Premier League season would have finished after gameweek 29: 1994-95

Given the current uncertainty over the resumption of the Premier League, Sports Mole looks at how the 1994-95 season would have ended after gameweek 29.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the Premier League season to a standstill and it remains to be seen whether the campaign will conclude.

Top-flight clubs met on Friday to discuss the next steps, six weeks after the last ball was kicked, but a restart date was not on the agenda.

Many teams face an anxious wait over their own positions, from Liverpool in top spot down to Norwich City at the foot of the table, with an early end to the campaign a possibility.

As talks between the powers-that-be continue behind the scenes, we look at what would have happened in years gone by had the Premier League season ended after 29 games.


Blackburn Rovers celebrate their Premier League title triumph in 1994-95© Reuters

The 1994-95 campaign is best remembered as the season Blackburn Rovers topped the pile in English football by finishing one point better off than Manchester United.

Even if the season had ended after both title contenders had played 29 matches, Blackburn still would have finished as champions and United runners-up.

At the same stage in the season, Newcastle United - then under the management of Kevin Keegan - were flying high in third place, well on course for a UEFA Cup spot.

However, fast forward a few months and the Magpies dramatically slipped to sixth in the table, missing out on European football the following campaign.

Leeds United were the side to capitalise on Newcastle's slip, moving from seventh at this stage to fifth, while Nottingham Forest and Liverpool maintained their position in the top five.

At the opposite end of the table, four teams faced the drop in 1994-95 and the bottom two remained unchanged in the latter part of the campaign.

While Ipswich Town and Leicester City left themselves with too much to do, though, West Ham United finished the term strongly to move from 20th to 14th.

Crystal Palace were the other side to go down, unable to change their position of 19th with 14 games of their season to play.

Queens Park Rangers were big climbers in the final quarter of the season, meanwhile, as they finished eighth after finding themselves 17th at the period in question.

Elsewhere, Arsenal went from 10th to 12th, Chelsea 15th to 11th, Tottenham Hotspur from sixth to seventh and Manchester City from 13th to 17th, narrowly avoiding the drop.

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