5. Tottenham Hotspur W21D9L8 GD+20 = 72
Tottenham finished the season with 72 points, their highest ever total in the Premier League, spearheaded by triple Player of the Season award winning Gareth Bale.
In any other season preceding this one it would have been enough to see them reach the top four and get into the Champions League — they came 4th with 70 points in 2010/11, and 4th with 69 points in 2011/12.
At one point during Spurs final game with Sunderland a rumor spread through the stands that Newcastle had scored (and tied the game) against Arsenal, thus giving Tottenham the chance to overhaul the Gunners for the final CL qualification spot. Needless to say these rumors were false…and hilarious (unless you’re a Tottenham fan):
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