Premier League newly promoted teams have started well apart from Cardiff City. The Welsh side has only managed 2 draws so far this season. However, the story is very different for Wolves. The yellow army has collected 15 points. Nuno Espírito Santo side is 2 points ahead of Manchester United who are eighth and only 5 behind leaders Manchester City. Today, we want to look at five best newly-promoted teams in Premier League era by final points and position.
5. Sunderland- 7th Place Finish 1999/00
Kevin Phillips remains the only English player ever to win European Golden Boot. He achieved this in 1999/00 season when he helped newly-promoted Sunderland finish 7th in their debut season in Premier League. Peter Reid team garnered 58 points that season.
4. Ipswich- 5th Place Finish 2000/01
George Burley biggest job in Premier League came in the year 2000/01 when he guided newly-promoted side Ipswich to a 5th place finish. They managed to win 20 matches to collect 66 points. Marcus Stewart was the star with 19 goals to his name that season.
3. Blackburn Rovers- 4th Place Finish 1992/93
Kenny Dalglish is no doubt a Liverpool legend. In fact, a few years ago the club unveiled a stand in his honor at Anfield. He won everything as a player for the Reds in the 1970s and 80s.
Blackburn Rovers can also claim him because he was their manager when they last played great football. In fact, they surprised everybody by finishing 4th with 71 points in their debut season in 1992/93 season. They went on to win the League in 1995. Alan Shearer was the star and he justified his position with 16 goals in 21 League matches.