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Season 1971-72

The 1971–1972 season was the 72nd completed season of The Football League.

Brian Clough, 37, won the first major trophy of his managerial career by guiding Derby County to their first ever league championship. They overcame Leeds United to win a four-horse race also contested with Liverpool and Manchester City. There were later bribery allegations from The Sun newspaper regarding Leeds manager Don Revie and Leeds' final opponents Wolverhampton Wanderers. The footballing authorities never investigated these allegations to decide whether they were true or not.

Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town lost their First Division status. By the end of the decade, Forest had made an explosive comeback to the top flight. 1971 – 1972 was Huddersfield's last season in the top flight to date, and within a few seasons they would be in the Fourth Division — most of their existence since 1972 has been spent in the league's lower two divisions.

In the Second Division Norwich City and Birmingham City were promoted. This marked the first time that Norwich City reached the top flight in their history, less than 70 years after the club was founded. Charlton Athletic and Watford were relegated.

Aston Villa ended their two-year spell in the Third Division by gaining promotion as champions, and by the end of the decade would be firmly re-established as a First Division club. Brighton & Hove Albion followed Villa into the Second Division, but would not reach the heady heights that the midlanders would experience. Mansfield Town, Barnsley, Torquay United and Bradford City were relegated.

Grimsby Town, Southend United, Brentford and Scunthorpe United were promoted from the Fourth Division. Barrow were voted out of the Football League and replaced by Hereford United, who a short time earlier had achieved a shock FA Cup victory over Newcastle United.

Ernie Tagg sacked himself as manager of Crewe Alexandra because he felt that a younger manager should take charge of the club.

Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

Season 1971-72 matches (grid view)

Derby CountyLeeds UnitedLiverpoolManchester CityArsenalTottenham HotspurChelseaManchester UnitedWolverhampton WanderersSheffield UnitedNewcastle UnitedLeicester CityIpswich TownWest Ham UnitedEvertonWBAStoke CityCoventry CitySouthamptonCrystal PalaceNottingham ForestHuddersfield Town
Derby CountyDerby County2:01:03:12:12:21:02:22:13:00:13:01:02:02:00:04:01:02:23:04:03:0
Leeds UnitedLeeds United3:01:03:03:01:12:05:10:01:05:12:12:20:03:23:01:01:07:02:06:13:1
LiverpoolLiverpool3:20:23:03:20:00:02:23:22:05:03:22:01:04:02:02:13:11:04:13:12:0
Manchester CityManchester City2:00:11:02:04:01:03:35:22:12:11:14:03:11:02:11:24:03:04:02:21:0
ArsenalArsenal2:02:00:01:20:23:03:02:10:14:23:02:12:11:12:00:12:01:02:13:01:0
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur0:11:02:01:11:13:02:04:12:00:04:32:10:13:03:22:01:01:03:06:14:1
ChelseaChelsea1:10:00:02:21:21:02:33:12:03:32:12:03:14:01:02:03:33:02:12:02:2
Manchester UnitedManchester United1:00:10:31:33:13:10:11:32:00:23:21:04:20:03:13:02:23:24:03:22:0
Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers2:12:10:02:15:12:20:21:11:22:00:12:21:01:10:12:01:14:21:04:22:2
Sheffield UnitedSheffield United0:43:01:13:30:52:21:01:12:21:01:17:03:01:10:02:32:03:11:02:13:1
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United0:11:03:20:02:03:10:00:12:01:22:00:12:20:04:20:04:23:11:22:10:0
Leicester CityLeicester City0:20:01:00:00:00:11:12:01:20:13:01:02:00:00:12:11:00:10:02:12:0
Ipswich TownIpswich Town0:00:20:02:10:12:11:20:02:10:00:01:21:00:02:32:13:11:10:21:11:0
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United3:32:20:20:20:02:02:13:01:01:20:11:10:01:00:12:14:01:01:14:23:0
EvertonEverton0:20:01:01:22:11:12:01:02:20:11:00:01:12:12:10:01:28:00:01:12:2
WBAWBA0:00:11:00:20:11:14:02:12:32:20:30:11:20:02:00:11:13:21:11:01:1
Stoke CityStoke City1:10:30:01:30:02:00:11:10:12:23:33:13:30:01:11:11:03:13:10:21:0
Coventry CityCoventry City2:23:10:21:10:11:01:12:30:03:21:01:11:11:14:10:21:11:01:11:12:1
SouthamptonSouthampton1:22:10:12:00:10:02:22:51:23:21:21:00:03:30:11:13:13:11:04:11:2
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace0:11:10:11:22:21:12:31:30:25:12:01:11:10:32:10:22:02:22:31:10:0
Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest0:20:22:32:21:10:12:10:01:32:31:01:20:21:01:04:10:04:02:30:11:2
Huddersfield TownHuddersfield Town2:12:10:11:10:11:11:20:30:10:00:02:21:31:00:01:00:00:10:20:10:1

Season matches ordered by date

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

Full standing - Home, Away, Total

HomeAwayTotal
#ClubTWDLGDPTWDLGDPTWDLGDP
1.Derby CountyDerby County21164143:1002186726:230422410869:3358
2.Leeds UnitedLeeds United21174054:1002175919:21042249973:3157
3.LiverpoolLiverpool21173148:1602176816:14042249964:3057
4.Manchester CityManchester City21163248:1502178629:300422311877:4557
5.ArsenalArsenal21152436:1302176822:270422281258:4052
6.Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur21163245:13021310818:2904219131063:4251
7.ChelseaChelsea21127241:20021651017:2904218121258:4948
8.Manchester UnitedManchester United21132639:2602168730:3504219101369:6148
9.Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers21107435:2302184930:3404218111365:5747
10.Sheffield UnitedSheffield United21108339:26021741022:3404217121361:6046
11.Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United21106530:18021551119:3404215111649:5241
12.Leicester CityLeicester City2196618:11021471023:3504213131641:4639
13.Ipswich TownIpswich Town2178619:1902148920:3404211161539:5338
14.West Ham UnitedWest Ham United21106531:19021261316:3204212121847:5136
15.EvertonEverton2189428:1702119119:310429181537:4836
16.WBAWBA2167822:23021641120:3104212111942:5435
17.Stoke CityStoke City21610526:25021451213:3104210151739:5635
18.Coventry CityCoventry City21710427:23021251417:440429151844:6733
19.SouthamptonSouthampton2185831:28021421521:520421272352:8031
20.Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace2148926:31021451213:340428132139:6529
21.Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest21641125:29021251422:52042892547:8125
22.Huddersfield TownHuddersfield Town21471012:22021261315:370426132327:5925