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Season 1970-71

The 1970–1971 season was the 71st completed season of The Football League.

Arsenal won the league championship at the home of their bitter rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, with Ray Kennedy scoring the winner. This would soon be followed by their FA Cup final tie with Liverpool. They narrowly overcame Leeds to win the league, with a 12-point gap separating Leeds from third-placed Tottenham. Wolves and Liverpool joined these two teams in the UEFA Cup. Chelsea missed out on the top five on goal average but compensated for this shortcoming by achieving European Cup Winners' Cup glory over Real Madrid.

Burnley and Blackpool (who won this year's Anglo-Italian Cup) were relegated to the Second Division. Burnley returned from 1973/74 to 1975/76 but it took Blackpool until the 2009–10 season to regain their top flight status after a 3–2 victory over Cardiff in the Playoff Final (only to be relegated back after the 2010–11 season).

Wilf McGuinness was sacked after 18 unsuccessful months as manager of Manchester United. Sir Matt Busby was re-appointed as manager on a temporary basis, but never considered returning to his old job on a permanent basis. Leicester City manager Frank O'Farrell was appointed at the end of the season.

Leicester City and Sheffield United were promoted to the First Division. Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers, two of the most famous and historic names in English football, were relegated to the Third Division.

Preston North End and Fulham finally had something to shout about by getting promoted to the Second Division. Halifax Town achieved its best ever league position, missing out on the Second Division by one place. Reading, Bury, Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham slid into the Fourth Division.

Notts County, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, Oldham Athletic and York City were promoted to the Third Division. The Football League voted for the league's four bottom clubs to maintain their status.

Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

Season 1970-71 matches (grid view)

ArsenalLeeds UnitedTottenham HotspurWolverhampton WanderersLiverpoolChelseaSouthamptonManchester UnitedDerby CountyCoventry CityManchester CityNewcastle UnitedStoke CityEvertonHuddersfield TownNottingham ForestWBACrystal PalaceIpswich TownWest Ham UnitedBurnleyBlackpool
ArsenalArsenal0:02:02:12:02:00:04:02:01:01:01:01:04:01:04:06:21:13:22:01:01:0
Leeds UnitedLeeds United1:01:23:00:11:01:02:21:02:01:03:04:13:22:02:01:22:10:03:04:03:1
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur0:10:20:01:02:11:32:22:11:02:01:23:02:11:10:12:22:02:02:24:03:0
Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers0:32:30:31:01:00:13:22:40:03:03:21:12:03:14:02:12:10:02:01:01:0
LiverpoolLiverpool2:01:10:02:01:01:01:12:00:00:01:10:03:24:03:01:11:12:11:02:02:2
ChelseaChelsea2:13:10:22:21:02:21:22:12:11:11:02:12:20:02:04:11:12:12:10:12:0
SouthamptonSouthampton1:20:30:01:21:00:01:04:03:01:12:02:12:21:04:11:06:01:01:22:01:1
Manchester UnitedManchester United1:30:12:11:00:20:05:11:22:01:41:02:22:01:12:02:10:13:21:11:11:1
Derby CountyDerby County2:00:21:11:20:01:20:04:43:40:01:22:03:13:21:22:01:02:02:41:02:0
Coventry CityCoventry City1:30:10:00:11:00:11:02:10:02:12:01:03:10:02:01:12:11:00:13:02:0
Manchester CityManchester City0:20:20:10:02:21:11:13:41:11:11:14:13:01:11:34:11:02:02:00:02:0
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United1:11:11:03:20:00:12:21:03:10:00:00:22:12:01:13:02:00:01:13:11:2
Stoke CityStoke City5:03:00:11:00:11:20:01:21:02:12:03:01:13:10:02:00:00:02:10:01:1
EvertonEverton2:20:10:01:20:03:04:11:01:13:00:13:12:02:11:03:33:12:00:11:10:0
Huddersfield TownHuddersfield Town2:10:01:11:20:00:13:11:20:01:01:01:10:11:10:02:10:21:01:10:13:0
Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest0:30:00:14:10:11:12:01:22:42:00:12:10:03:21:33:33:10:11:01:03:1
WBAWBA2:22:23:12:41:12:21:04:32:10:00:01:25:23:02:10:10:00:12:11:01:1
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace0:21:10:31:11:00:03:13:50:01:20:11:03:22:00:32:03:01:01:10:21:0
Ipswich TownIpswich Town0:12:41:22:31:00:01:34:00:10:22:01:02:00:02:00:02:21:22:13:02:1
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United0:02:32:23:31:22:21:12:11:41:20:00:21:01:20:12:02:10:02:23:12:1
BurnleyBurnley1:20:30:02:31:20:00:10:21:20:00:41:11:12:22:32:11:12:12:21:01:0
BlackpoolBlackpool0:11:10:00:20:03:40:31:10:11:03:30:11:10:22:22:33:13:10:21:11:1

Season matches ordered by date

1.clubNameArsenal
2.clubNameLeeds United
3.clubNameTottenham Hotspur
4.clubNameWolverhampton Wanderers
5.clubNameLiverpool
6.clubNameChelsea
7.clubNameSouthampton
8.clubNameManchester United
9.clubNameDerby County
10.clubNameCoventry City
11.clubNameManchester City
12.clubNameNewcastle United
13.clubNameStoke City
14.clubNameEverton
15.clubNameHuddersfield Town
16.clubNameNottingham Forest
17.clubNameWBA
18.clubNameCrystal Palace
19.clubNameIpswich Town
20.clubNameWest Ham United
21.clubNameBurnley
22.clubNameBlackpool

Full standing - Home, Away, Total

HomeAwayTotal
#ClubTWDLGDPTWDLGDPTWDLGDP
1.ArsenalArsenal00000:0000000:0042297671:2965
2.Leeds UnitedLeeds United00000:0000000:00422710572:3064
3.Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur00000:0000000:00421914954:3352
4.Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers00000:0000000:00422281264:5452
5.LiverpoolLiverpool00000:0000000:00421717842:2451
6.ChelseaChelsea00000:0000000:00421815952:4251
7.SouthamptonSouthampton00000:0000000:004217121356:4446
8.Manchester UnitedManchester United00000:0000000:004216111565:6643
9.Derby CountyDerby County00000:0000000:004216101656:5442
10.Coventry CityCoventry City00000:0000000:004216101637:3842
11.Manchester CityManchester City00000:0000000:004212171347:4241
12.Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United00000:0000000:004214131544:4641
13.Stoke CityStoke City00000:0000000:004212131744:4837
14.EvertonEverton00000:0000000:004212131754:6037
15.Huddersfield TownHuddersfield Town00000:0000000:004211141740:4936
16.Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest00000:0000000:00421482042:6136
17.WBAWBA00000:0000000:004210151758:7535
18.Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace00000:0000000:004212111939:5735
19.Ipswich TownIpswich Town00000:0000000:004212102042:4834
20.West Ham UnitedWest Ham United00000:0000000:004210141847:6034
21.BurnleyBurnley00000:0000000:00427132229:6327
22.BlackpoolBlackpool00000:0000000:00424152334:6623