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Season 1973-74

The 1973–1974 season was the 74th completed season of The Football League.

Don Revie marked his last season as Leeds United's manager by guiding them to league championship glory, before taking over from Sir Alf Ramsey as the England national football team manager, with England having failed to qualify for the 1974 World Cup. Revie's conquering side had a two-horse race with Liverpool all season but won in the end, taking the title for the second time in their history by five points. Newly promoted Burnley adapted well to life back in the top flight, finishing in sixth place.

Manchester United were relegated from the First Division just six years after winning the European Cup at the end of a traumatic season. Their 36-year stay at the top was finally ended by a 1-0 home defeat against Manchester City. Former United striker Denis Law scored City's winning goal. But Birmingham City's win on that same afternoon would have sent United down even if they had beaten City. Despite this the board kept faith in manager Tommy Docherty as the man to regain the club's top flight place.

Joining United in the Second Division were Norwich City and Southampton. This was the first season in which the League introduced three relegation places from the top division.

Former Leeds player Jack Charlton had a fine debut in management by guiding Middlesbrough to the Second Division title and a place in the First Division. Second in the table were Luton Town, who finished 15 points behind the runaway champions. Third-placed Carlisle United, managed by Alan Ashman (who won the FA Cup with West Bromwich Albion in 1968), gained a place in the First Division for the first, and so far only, time in their history, completing a rapid rise from the Fourth Division to the First Division. Crystal Palace, Preston North End and Swindon Town were all relegated.

Promotion from the Third Division was secured by champions Oldham Athletic, Bristol Rovers and York City, which at the time represented York's highest ever League finish. Cambridge United, Shrewsbury Town, Southport and Rochdale were all relegated.

Peterborough United won Division Four and were promoted along with Gillingham, Colchester United and Bury. The league's re-election system voted in favour of the bottom four league clubs and there were no departures or arrivals in the league in 1974.

Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

Season 1973-74 matches (grid view)

Leeds UnitedLiverpoolDerby CountyIpswich TownStoke CityBurnleyEvertonQueens Park RangersLeicester CityArsenalTottenham HotspurWolverhampton WanderersSheffield UnitedManchester CityNewcastle UnitedCoventry CityChelseaWest Ham UnitedBirmingham CitySouthamptonManchester UnitedNorwich City
Leeds UnitedLeeds United1:02:03:21:11:43:12:21:13:11:14:10:01:01:13:01:14:13:02:10:01:0
LiverpoolLiverpool1:02:04:21:01:00:02:11:10:13:21:01:04:02:12:11:01:03:21:02:01:0
Derby CountyDerby County0:03:12:01:15:12:11:22:11:12:02:04:11:01:01:01:01:11:16:22:21:1
Ipswich TownIpswich Town0:31:13:01:13:23:01:01:12:20:02:00:12:11:33:01:11:33:07:02:11:1
Stoke CityStoke City3:21:10:01:14:00:04:11:00:01:02:31:21:12:13:01:02:05:24:11:02:0
BurnleyBurnley0:02:11:10:11:03:12:10:02:12:21:11:23:01:12:21:01:12:13:00:01:0
EvertonEverton0:00:12:13:01:11:01:01:11:01:12:11:12:01:11:01:11:04:10:31:04:1
Queens Park RangersQueens Park Rangers0:12:20:00:13:32:11:00:02:03:10:00:03:03:23:01:10:02:21:13:01:2
Leicester CityLeicester City2:21:10:15:01:12:02:12:02:03:02:21:11:11:00:23:00:13:30:11:03:0
ArsenalArsenal1:20:22:01:12:11:11:01:10:20:12:21:02:00:12:20:00:01:01:03:02:0
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur0:31:11:01:12:12:30:20:01:02:01:31:20:20:22:11:22:04:23:12:10:0
Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers0:20:14:03:11:10:21:12:41:03:11:12:00:01:01:12:00:01:02:12:13:1
Sheffield UnitedSheffield United0:21:03:00:30:00:21:11:11:15:02:21:01:21:10:11:21:01:14:20:11:0
Manchester CityManchester City0:11:11:01:30:02:01:11:02:01:20:01:10:12:11:03:22:13:11:10:02:1
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United0:10:00:23:12:11:22:12:31:11:10:22:01:01:05:12:01:11:10:13:20:0
Coventry CityCoventry City0:01:01:00:12:01:11:20:11:23:31:01:03:12:12:22:20:10:12:01:01:0
ChelseaChelsea1:20:11:12:30:13:03:13:33:21:30:02:21:21:01:01:02:43:14:01:33:0
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United3:12:20:03:30:20:14:32:31:11:30:10:02:22:11:22:33:00:04:12:14:2
Birmingham CityBirmingham City1:11:10:00:30:02:20:24:03:03:11:22:11:01:11:01:02:43:11:11:02:1
SouthamptonSouthampton1:21:01:12:03:02:22:02:21:01:11:12:13:00:23:11:10:01:10:21:12:2
Manchester UnitedManchester United0:20:00:12:01:03:33:02:11:21:10:10:01:20:11:02:32:23:11:00:00:0
Norwich CityNorwich City0:11:12:41:24:01:01:30:01:00:41:11:12:11:11:10:02:22:22:12:00:2

Season matches ordered by date

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

Full standing - Home, Away, Total

HomeAwayTotal
#ClubTWDLGDPTWDLGDPTWDLGDP
1.Leeds UnitedLeeds United21128138:18021126328:130422414466:3162
2.LiverpoolLiverpool21182134:11021411618:200422213752:3157
3.Derby CountyDerby County21137140:16021471012:2604217141152:4248
4.Ipswich TownIpswich Town21107438:2102184929:3704218111367:5847
5.Stoke CityStoke City21136239:15021210915:2704215161154:4246
6.BurnleyBurnley21109229:16021651027:3704216141256:5346
7.EvertonEverton21127229:14021451221:3404216121450:4844
8.Queens Park RangersQueens Park Rangers21810330:1702157926:3504213171256:5243
9.Leicester CityLeicester City21107435:1702139916:2404213161351:4142
10.ArsenalArsenal2197523:1602157926:3504214141449:5142
11.Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur2194826:27021510619:2304214141445:5042
12.Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers21116430:18021291019:3104213151449:4941
13.Sheffield UnitedSheffield United2177725:2202175919:2704214121644:4940
14.Manchester CityManchester City21107425:17021451214:2904214121639:4640
15.Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United2196628:21021461121:2704213121749:4838
16.Coventry CityCoventry City21105625:18021451218:3604214101843:5438
17.ChelseaChelsea2194836:2902139920:3104212131756:6037
18.West Ham UnitedWest Ham United2177736:3202148919:2804211151655:6037
19.Birmingham CityBirmingham City21107430:21021261322:4304212131752:6437
20.SouthamptonSouthampton21810330:20021341417:4804211141747:6836
21.Manchester UnitedManchester United2177723:20021351315:2804210122038:4832
22.Norwich CityNorwich City2169625:27021161412:350427152037:6229