This victory lifts Ferguson's team into fifth place, nine points behind leaders Norwich. - Благодаря этой победе команда Фергюсона поднимается на пятое место, в девяти очках позади лидеров — "Норвича".
behind time: late
drop behind: to be outdistanced; fall behind
behind the times: You can use the times to refer to the present time and to modern fashions, tastes, and developments . For example, if you say that someone keeps up with the times, you mean they are fashionable or aware of modern developments. If you say they are behind the times, you mean they are unfashionable or not aware of them.
to do something behind someone's back: If you say that something was done behind someone's back, you disapprove of it because it was done without them knowing about it, in an unfair or dishonest way .