1898–99 in English football

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The 1898–99 season was the 28th season of competitive football in England.

Overview[edit]

Events[edit]

This was the first season in which automatic promotion/relegation was introduced between the First and Second divisions. Both Divisions were expanded to 18 teams.

The new teams to join the Second Division were: Barnsley, Glossop North End and New Brighton Tower. Burslem Port Vale also returned to the Football League.

On 26 November 1898, the First Division match between Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa was abandoned after 79 minutes due to bad light. Rather than let the score stand or replay the whole match, The Football Association ordered that the remaining 11 minutes should be played at Hillsborough on 13 March 1899. Sheffield Wednesday, who were leading 3–1 when the game was abandoned, scored one more goal to win 4–1.[1]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner
First Division Aston Villa (4*)
Second Division Manchester City
FA Cup Sheffield United (1)
Home Championship  England

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

League table[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Aston Villa 34 19 7 8 76 40 1.900 45
2 Liverpool 34 19 5 10 49 33 1.485 43
3 Burnley 34 15 9 10 45 47 0.957 39
4 Everton 34 15 8 11 48 41 1.171 38
5 Notts County 34 12 13 9 47 51 0.922 37
6 Blackburn Rovers 34 14 8 12 60 52 1.154 36
7 Sunderland 34 15 6 13 41 41 1.000 36
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 14 7 13 54 48 1.125 35
9 Derby County 34 12 11 11 62 57 1.088 35
10 Bury 34 14 7 13 48 49 0.980 35
11 Nottingham Forest 34 11 11 12 42 42 1.000 33
12 Stoke 34 13 7 14 47 52 0.904 33
13 Newcastle United 34 11 8 15 49 48 1.021 30
14 West Bromwich Albion 34 12 6 16 42 57 0.737 30
15 Preston North End 34 10 9 15 44 47 0.936 29
16 Sheffield United 34 9 11 14 45 51 0.882 29
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 9 7 18 37 51 0.725 25
18 The Wednesday 34 8 8 18 32 61 0.525 24

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Manchester City 34 23 6 5 92 35 2.629 52
2 Glossop North End 34 20 6 8 76 38 2.000 46
3 Leicester Fosse 34 18 9 7 64 42 1.524 45
4 Newton Heath 34 19 5 10 67 43 1.558 43
5 New Brighton Tower 34 18 7 9 71 52 1.365 43
6 Walsall 34 15 12 7 79 36 2.194 42
7 Woolwich Arsenal 34 18 5 11 72 41 1.756 41
8 Small Heath 34 17 7 10 85 50 1.700 41
9 Burslem Port Vale 34 17 5 12 56 34 1.647 39
10 Grimsby Town 34 15 5 14 71 60 1.183 35
11 Barnsley 34 12 7 15 52 56 0.929 31
12 Lincoln City 34 12 7 15 51 56 0.911 31
13 Burton Swifts 34 10 8 16 51 70 0.729 28
14 Gainsborough Trinity 34 10 5 19 56 72 0.778 25
15 Luton Town 34 10 3 21 51 95 0.537 23
16 Blackpool[2] 34 8 4 22 49 90 0.544 20
17 Loughborough 34 6 6 22 38 92 0.413 18
18 Darwen[2] 34 2 5 27 22 141 0.156 9

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abandoned Matches". www.footballsite.co.uk. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Failed to be re-elected