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Season 1975-76

The 1975–1976 season was the 76th completed season of The Football League.

Liverpool won their first major trophy under Bob Paisley by narrowly winning the league title after heated competition from Queens Park Rangers. They also lifted the UEFA Cup for the second time in their history. Dave Sexton's QPR side failed to win their first-ever league title but still managed to finish in their highest ever position of runners-up and qualify for the UEFA Cup. Following QPR into Europe were Tommy Docherty's promising young Manchester United side, David Mackay's defending champions Derby County and Jimmy Armfield's Leeds United.

Going down were Wolverhampton Wanderers, Burnley and Sheffield United.

Bertie Mee, 57, retired after ten years as manager of Arsenal. The highlights of his career had been the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup triumph of 1970 and the Double win 1971, but Arsenal had fallen behind the best in recent seasons and Mee handed over the reins to Terry Neill.

Three years after winning the FA Cup, Bob Stokoe's Sunderland finally won promotion to the top flight as Second Division champions. Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion occupied the two other promotion places. Oxford United, York City and Portsmouth went down to the Third Division.

The division's biggest headline hitters were Southampton, who finished sixth in the league but surprised the footballing world by overcoming Manchester United to win the FA Cup.

Hereford United won the Third Division title to reach the Second Division just four years after joining the league. Also going up to the Second Division were Cardiff City and Millwall. Aldershot, Colchester United, Southend United and Halifax Town were relegated to the Fourth Division. Narrowly avoiding the drop were Sheffield Wednesday, who a decade ago were one of the most feared sides in England and during the interwar years had won the league championship and the FA Cup.

32-year-old Graham Taylor achieved the first success of his managerial career by winning the Fourth Division title for Lincoln City. He was linked with several job vacancies in the First and Second Divisions but surprised everyone by taking over at Elton John's Watford, who were still in the Fourth Division. It was to be the start of a long and successful association with the Hornets for Taylor. Joining Lincoln in the Third Division were Northampton Town, Reading and Tranmere Rovers. 1975–76 had finally brought something positive after a decade of trauma for Northampton Town, which had been them slump from the First Division to the Fourth Division.

This year, the Football League voted in favour of the bottom four clubs in the Fourth Division and there were no departures or arrivals in the league for 1976–77.

Source: Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

Season 1975-76 matches (grid view)

LiverpoolQueens Park RangersManchester UnitedDerby CountyLeeds UnitedIpswich TownLeicester CityManchester CityTottenham HotspurNorwich CityEvertonStoke CityMiddlesbroughCoventry CityNewcastle UnitedAston VillaArsenalWest Ham UnitedBirmingham CityWolverhampton WanderersBurnleySheffield United
LiverpoolLiverpool2:03:11:12:03:31:01:03:21:31:05:30:21:12:03:02:22:23:12:02:01:0
Queens Park RangersQueens Park Rangers2:01:01:12:03:11:01:00:02:05:03:24:24:11:01:12:11:12:14:21:01:0
Manchester UnitedManchester United0:02:11:13:21:00:02:03:21:02:10:13:01:11:02:03:14:03:11:02:15:1
Derby CountyDerby County1:11:52:13:21:02:21:02:33:11:31:13:22:03:22:02:02:14:23:23:03:2
Leeds UnitedLeeds United0:32:11:21:11:04:02:11:10:35:22:00:22:03:01:03:01:13:03:02:10:1
Ipswich TownIpswich Town2:01:13:02:62:11:12:11:22:01:01:10:31:10:33:02:04:04:23:00:01:1
Leicester CityLeicester City1:10:12:12:12:10:01:02:30:01:01:10:00:31:02:22:13:33:32:03:21:1
Manchester CityManchester City0:30:02:24:30:11:11:12:13:03:01:04:04:24:02:13:13:02:03:20:04:0
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur0:40:31:12:30:01:11:12:22:22:21:11:04:10:35:20:01:11:32:12:15:0
Norwich CityNorwich City0:13:21:10:01:11:02:02:23:14:20:10:10:31:25:33:11:01:01:13:11:3
EvertonEverton0:00:21:12:01:33:31:11:11:01:12:13:11:43:02:10:02:05:23:02:33:0
Stoke CityStoke City1:10:10:11:03:20:11:20:01:20:23:21:00:11:11:12:11:21:02:24:12:1
MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough0:10:00:00:20:02:00:11:01:00:11:13:02:03:30:00:13:02:01:01:13:0
Coventry CityCoventry City0:01:11:11:10:10:00:22:02:21:01:20:30:11:11:11:12:03:23:11:21:0
Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United1:21:23:44:32:31:13:02:12:25:25:00:11:14:03:02:02:14:05:10:11:1
Aston VillaAston Villa0:00:22:11:01:20:01:11:01:13:23:10:02:11:01:12:04:12:11:11:15:1
ArsenalArsenal1:02:03:10:11:21:21:12:30:22:12:20:12:15:00:00:06:11:02:11:01:0
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United0:41:02:11:21:11:21:11:01:00:10:13:12:11:12:12:21:01:20:03:22:0
Birmingham CityBirmingham City0:11:10:22:12:23:02:12:13:11:10:11:12:11:13:23:23:11:50:14:02:0
Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers1:32:20:20:01:11:02:20:40:11:01:22:11:20:15:00:00:00:12:03:25:1
BurnleyBurnley0:01:00:11:20:10:11:00:01:24:41:10:14:11:30:12:20:02:01:01:53:1
Sheffield UnitedSheffield United0:00:01:41:10:21:21:22:21:20:10:00:21:10:11:02:11:33:21:11:42:1

Season matches ordered by date

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

Full standing - Home, Away, Total

HomeAwayTotal
#ClubTWDLGDPTWDLGDPTWDLGDP
1.LiverpoolLiverpool21145241:2102199325:100422314566:3160
2.Queens Park RangersQueens Park Rangers21174042:1302177725:200422411767:3359
3.Manchester UnitedManchester United21164140:1302176828:290422310968:4256
4.Derby CountyDerby County21153345:3002168730:2804221111075:5853
5.Leeds UnitedLeeds United21133537:1902186728:270422191265:4651
6.Ipswich TownIpswich Town21116436:2302158818:2504216141254:4846
7.Leicester CityLeicester City2199329:24021410719:2704213191048:5145
8.Manchester CityManchester City21145246:18021261318:2804216111564:4643
9.Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur21610533:3202185830:3104214151363:6343
10.Norwich CityNorwich City21105633:26021651025:3204216101658:5842
11.EvertonEverton21107437:24021551123:4204215121560:6642
12.Stoke CityStoke City2185825:2402176823:2604215111648:5041
13.MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough2197523:11021631223:3404215101746:4540
14.Coventry CityCoventry City2169622:2202175925:3504213141547:5740
15.Newcastle UnitedNewcastle United21114651:26021451220:360421591871:6239
16.Aston VillaAston Villa21118232:17021091219:4204211171451:5939
17.ArsenalArsenal21114633:19021261314:3404213101947:5336
18.West Ham UnitedWest Ham United21105626:23021351322:4804213101948:7136
19.Birmingham CityBirmingham City21115536:26021221721:490421372257:7533
20.Wolverhampton WanderersWolverhampton Wanderers2176827:25021341424:4304210102251:6830
21.BurnleyBurnley2166923:26021341420:400429102343:6628
22.Sheffield UnitedSheffield United21471019:32021231614:500426102633:8222