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Season 1919-20

The 1919–1920 season was the 28th season of The Football League.

In 1919, the First Division was extended from 20 to 22 clubs. During previous expansions, the relegated clubs from the previous season were re-elected, while the top Second Division sides were promoted as usual.

Therefore Derby and Preston, the two top Second Division sides in 1915 (there had been a break for the war) did move on up. Chelsea, who had finished 19th that season, were, as expected, re-elected.

But the reason for Chelsea's escape were somewhat arbitrary. In 1915, Manchester United had, to avoid relegation, fixed their last game against Liverpool. They won 2–0 and sent Chelsea into the relegation places instead, but Liverpool chairman John McKenna must have felt some guilt, because at the League's AGM in 1919 he gave a speech insisting on the continued presence in the top flight of the Stamford Bridge club.

For some reason however, he also suggested that lowly Arsenal, who had finished fifth in the Second, should be rewarded for their long service to the League. They should replace the team which came 20th in 1915, he argued. Arsenal has never been relegated from the top flight of the English game ever since. The relegated club were Tottenham Hotspur.

In Second Division, Port Vale took over from Leeds City after 4 October 1919, when Leeds were disbanded by F.A. order following alleged irregular practices. Port Vale then inherited Leeds’ record up to that date.

After the season, Grimsby Town were relegated to the newly formed Third Division. Lincoln City was not re-elected to Second Division and Leeds United was elected to replace it. Cardiff City were elected to take the second available place in Second Division.

Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

Season 1919-20 matches (grid view)

WBABurnleyChelseaLiverpoolSunderlandBolton WanderersManchester CityNewcastle UnitedAston VillaArsenalBradford Park AvenueManchester UnitedMiddlesbroughSheffield UnitedBradford CityEvertonOldham AthleticDerby CountyPreston North EndBlackburn RoversNotts CountyThe Wednesday
WBAWBA4:14:01:14:04:12:03:01:21:03:12:14:10:24:14:33:13:04:15:28:01:3
BurnleyBurnley2:22:31:22:12:12:01:00:02:12:62:15:32:21:15:02:12:01:13:12:12:0
ChelseaChelsea2:00:11:02:02:31:00:02:13:14:01:03:11:01:00:11:00:04:02:12:01:1
LiverpoolLiverpool0:00:10:13:22:01:01:12:12:33:30:01:02:02:13:12:23:01:23:03:01:0
SunderlandSunderland4:13:03:20:12:02:12:02:11:12:03:01:13:22:02:33:02:11:02:03:12:1
Bolton WanderersBolton Wanderers1:21:11:20:31:06:20:32:12:21:23:52:11:01:10:21:03:04:12:11:02:0
Manchester CityManchester City2:33:11:02:11:01:40:02:24:14:13:31:03:31:01:13:13:11:08:24:14:2
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United0:20:03:03:02:30:13:02:03:14:02:10:02:10:13:00:10:01:00:02:11:1
Aston VillaAston Villa2:42:25:20:10:33:60:14:02:11:02:05:34:03:12:23:02:22:41:23:13:1
ArsenalArsenal1:02:01:11:03:22:22:20:10:13:00:32:13:01:21:13:21:00:00:13:13:1
Bradford Park AvenueBradford Park Avenue0:40:11:01:22:22:02:10:16:10:01:41:11:00:00:22:01:13:35:20:13:0
Manchester UnitedManchester United1:20:10:20:02:01:11:02:11:20:10:11:13:00:01:01:10:25:11:10:00:0
MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough0:04:00:03:20:21:30:20:11:41:01:21:11:04:01:11:02:04:12:25:23:0
Sheffield UnitedSheffield United1:01:33:13:23:13:23:12:11:22:02:22:25:10:01:11:00:02:12:03:03:0
Bradford CityBradford City3:02:13:11:32:00:11:01:03:11:10:02:10:11:23:31:13:12:23:13:41:1
EvertonEverton2:52:22:30:01:33:32:04:01:12:32:00:05:23:04:10:24:00:13:01:21:1
Oldham AthleticOldham Athletic2:11:01:01:12:12:01:31:00:33:02:20:31:24:00:14:13:04:10:00:01:0
Derby CountyDerby County0:40:25:03:03:11:20:01:01:02:10:01:11:25:13:02:11:12:00:03:12:1
Preston North EndPreston North End0:10:13:12:15:21:11:12:33:01:10:32:33:12:01:51:12:11:10:02:03:0
Blackburn RoversBlackburn Rovers1:52:33:10:23:02:21:42:05:12:23:35:00:24:04:13:20:12:04:01:11:0
Notts CountyNotts County2:02:00:11:02:22:24:10:02:12:20:20:21:12:25:21:12:12:21:25:03:1
The WednesdayThe Wednesday0:33:10:22:20:20:20:00:10:11:20:11:30:12:11:01:01:02:00:10:00:0

Season matches ordered by date

1.clubNameWBA
2.clubNameBurnley
3.clubNameChelsea
4.clubNameLiverpool
5.clubNameSunderland
6.clubNameBolton Wanderers
7.clubNameManchester City
8.clubNameNewcastle United
9.clubNameAston Villa
10.clubNameArsenal
11.clubNameBradford Park Avenue
12.clubNameManchester United
13.clubNameMiddlesbrough
14.clubNameSheffield United
15.clubNameBradford City
16.clubNameEverton
17.clubNameOldham Athletic
18.clubNameDerby County
19.clubNamePreston North End
20.clubNameBlackburn Rovers
21.clubNameNotts County
22.clubNameThe Wednesday

Full standing - Home, Away, Total

HomeAwayTotal
#ClubTWDLGDPTWDLGDPTWDLGDP
1.WBAWBA21171365:21021113739:2604228410104:4760
2.BurnleyBurnley21135343:2702184922:320422191265:5951
3.ChelseaChelsea21153333:10021721223:410422251556:5149
4.LiverpoolLiverpool21125435:1802175924:2604219101359:4448
5.SunderlandSunderland21172245:16021521427:430422241672:5948
6.Bolton WanderersBolton Wanderers21113735:2902186737:360421991472:6547
7.Manchester CityManchester City21145252:27021441319:350421891571:6245
8.Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United21115531:13021641113:260421791644:3943
9.Aston VillaAston Villa21113749:36021731126:370421861875:7342
10.ArsenalArsenal21115532:21021471024:3704215121556:5842
11.Bradford Park AvenueBradford Park Avenue2186731:2602176829:3704215121560:6342
12.Manchester UnitedManchester United2168720:1702176834:3304213141554:5040
13.MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough21105635:23021551126:4204215101761:6540
14.Sheffield UnitedSheffield United21145243:20021231616:490421681859:6940
15.Bradford CityBradford City21106536:25021451218:3804214111754:6339
16.EvertonEverton2186742:2902148927:3904212141669:6838
17.Oldham AthleticOldham Athletic21124533:19021341416:330421581949:5238
18.Derby CountyDerby County21125436:18021171311:3904213121747:5738
19.Preston North EndPreston North End2196635:27021541222:4604214101857:7338
20.Blackburn RoversBlackburn Rovers21114648:30021271216:4704213111864:7737
21.Notts CountyNotts County2198439:25021341417:4904212121856:7436
22.The WednesdayThe Wednesday21641114:23021151514:41042792628:6423