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Season 1972-73

The 1972–1973 season was the 73rd completed season of The Football League.

Liverpool cruised to another championship triumph in Bill Shankly's penultimate season as manager despite competition from Arsenal, Leeds United, Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Manchester United sacked manager Frank O'Farrell after 18 months in charge. He had been unable to mount a title challenge. Tommy Docherty, the 44-year-old Scottish national coach and former Aston Villa manager, was appointed as his successor.

Bobby Charlton and Denis Law both played their last games for the club while George Best's appearances were becoming increasingly rare.

Burnley and Queens Park Rangers won promotion to the First Division. Huddersfield Town's decline continued as they slid into the Third Division, where they were joined by Brighton & Hove Albion.

Bolton Wanderers and Notts County occupied the two promotion places in the Third Division. Rotherham United, Brentford, Swansea City and Scunthorpe United were relegated to the Fourth Division.

Hereford United were promoted from the Fourth Division in their first season as a Football League club. They had been elected to the Football League a year earlier after winning the Southern League and achieving a shock win over Newcastle United in the FA Cup. They were joined in the promotion zone by champions Southport, Cambridge United and Aldershot. Newport County missed promotion only on goal average. There were no arrivals or departures in the league for 1973.

Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

Season 1972-73 matches (grid view)

LiverpoolArsenalLeeds UnitedIpswich TownWolverhampton WanderersWest Ham UnitedDerby CountyTottenham HotspurNewcastle UnitedBirmingham CityManchester CityChelseaSouthamptonSheffield UnitedStoke CityLeicester CityEvertonManchester UnitedCoventry CityNorwich CityCrystal PalaceWBA
LiverpoolLiverpool0:22:02:14:23:21:11:13:24:32:03:13:25:02:10:01:02:02:03:11:01:0
ArsenalArsenal0:02:11:05:21:00:11:12:22:00:01:11:03:22:01:01:03:10:22:01:02:1
Leeds UnitedLeeds United1:26:13:30:01:05:02:11:04:03:01:11:02:11:03:12:10:11:12:04:02:0
Ipswich TownIpswich Town1:11:22:22:11:13:11:11:02:01:13:02:21:12:00:20:14:12:01:22:12:0
Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers2:11:30:20:13:01:23:21:13:25:11:00:11:15:32:04:22:03:03:01:12:0
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United0:11:21:10:12:21:22:21:12:02:13:14:33:13:25:22:02:21:04:04:02:1
Derby CountyDerby County2:15:02:33:03:01:12:11:11:01:01:24:02:10:32:13:13:12:01:02:22:0
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur1:21:20:00:12:21:01:03:22:02:30:11:22:04:31:13:01:12:13:02:11:1
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United2:12:13:21:22:11:22:00:13:02:11:10:04:11:02:20:02:11:13:12:01:1
Birmingham CityBirmingham City2:11:12:11:20:10:02:00:03:24:12:21:11:23:11:12:13:13:04:11:13:2
Manchester CityManchester City1:11:21:01:11:14:34:02:12:01:00:12:13:11:11:00:13:01:23:02:32:1
ChelseaChelsea1:20:14:02:00:21:31:10:11:10:02:12:14:21:31:11:11:02:03:10:03:1
SouthamptonSouthampton1:12:23:11:21:10:01:11:11:12:01:13:11:11:00:00:00:22:11:02:02:1
Sheffield UnitedSheffield United0:31:00:20:01:20:03:13:21:20:11:12:13:10:02:00:11:03:12:02:03:0
Stoke CityStoke City0:10:02:21:02:02:04:01:12:01:25:11:13:32:21:01:12:22:12:02:02:0
Leicester CityLeicester City3:20:12:01:11:12:10:00:10:00:11:11:11:00:02:01:22:20:01:22:13:1
EvertonEverton0:20:01:22:20:11:21:03:13:11:12:31:00:12:12:00:12:02:02:21:11:0
Manchester UnitedManchester United2:00:01:11:22:12:23:01:42:11:00:00:02:11:20:21:10:00:11:02:02:1
Coventry CityCoventry City1:21:10:12:10:13:10:20:10:30:03:21:31:13:02:13:21:01:13:12:00:0
Norwich CityNorwich City1:13:21:20:01:10:11:02:10:11:21:11:00:01:12:01:11:10:21:12:12:0
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace1:12:32:21:11:11:30:00:02:10:01:02:03:00:13:20:11:05:00:10:20:2
WBAWBA1:11:01:12:01:00:02:10:12:32:21:21:11:10:22:11:04:12:21:00:10:4

Season matches ordered by date

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

Full standing - Home, Away, Total

HomeAwayTotal
#ClubTWDLGDPTWDLGDPTWDLGDP
1.LiverpoolLiverpool21173145:1902187627:230422510772:4260
2.ArsenalArsenal21145231:1402196626:290422311857:4357
3.Leeds UnitedLeeds United21154245:1302167826:3204221111071:4553
4.Ipswich TownIpswich Town21107434:2002177721:2504217141155:4548
5.Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers21133543:2302158823:3104218111366:5447
6.West Ham UnitedWest Ham United21125445:2502157922:2804217121367:5346
7.Derby CountyDerby County21153343:18021451213:360421981556:5446
8.Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur21105633:2302168725:2504216131358:4845
9.Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United21126335:19021471025:3204216131360:5145
10.Birmingham CityBirmingham City21117339:22021451214:3204215121553:5442
11.Manchester CityManchester City21124536:20021371121:4004215111657:6041
12.ChelseaChelsea2196630:2202148919:2904213141549:5140
13.SouthamptonSouthampton21811226:17021371121:3504211181347:5240
14.Sheffield UnitedSheffield United21114628:18021461123:4104215101751:5940
15.Stoke CityStoke City21118238:17021321623:3904214101861:5638
16.Leicester CityLeicester City2179523:18021381017:2804210171540:4637
17.EvertonEverton2195727:21021461114:2804213111841:4937
18.Manchester UnitedManchester United2197524:19021361220:4104212131744:6037
19.Coventry CityCoventry City2195727:24021441313:310421392040:5535
20.Norwich CityNorwich City2179522:19021411614:4404211102136:6332
21.Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace2177725:21021251416:370429122141:5830
22.WBAWBA2187625:24021131713:380429102338:6228