Premier League Rule Change fro 2019-20 Season onwards.

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  1. BlueAnorak

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    16/09 UPDATE:
    A change in the The Premier League rules for determining league position has been announced. Sadly different newspapers (e.g. Daily Mail) report this rule change differently.

    The consensus of news in the media is that league position at the end of the 2019/20 season will be determined by (in order):
    1. Points.
    2. Goal difference.
    3. Goals scored.
    4. Head-to-head record (with away goals counting double in the event of a tie).
    5. The result of a play-off game.
    Point 4 is new and makes the chance of a play-off game at the end of the season less likely.
    This rule change will be confirmed when the Premier League Handbook for 2019/20 is published.
     
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  2. TonyM

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    Can we get an example? I’m confused as hell. :-)
     
  3. David 'El Mago' Silva

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    If we'd have finished on the same points and GD as Liverpool last season then we'd have won on head to head (0-0, 2-1)
     
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  4. BlueAnorak

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    Updated first post with example.
     
  5. TonyM

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    That’s fair.
     
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  6. David 'El Mago' Silva

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    However, if the game at the Etihad had finished in a score draw then Liverpool would win the head to head on away goals.
     
  7. Gray

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    Or put it another way, by millimetres with the Stones goal line clearance.
     
  8. MillionMilesAway

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    But would also have won on pts.
     
  9. roxy

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    We’d have won on goals scored, which is still a factor after points and GD. Only if clubs are tied after those 3 things will the head-to-head rule kick in.
     
  10. Dubai Blue

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    Not sure the first part is quite right.

    The article I read said that the head-to-head ruling only comes into play if points, goal difference, AND goals scored are all the same. So goals scored still comes first.

    Previously there would have been a play-off, but now they'll use head-to-head records to separate them. If the head-to-records are the same, they then go to away goals. If they still can't be separated, the play-off takes place.

    However, I read all this in the Mail, so there's every chance that it's them who's got it wrong!
     

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