1930–31 in English football

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The 1930–31 season was the 56th season of competitive football in England.

Overview[edit]

Events[edit]

Aston Villa scored 128 league goals, a First Division record, and the number of goals scored per match, at just under four, was the highest in any season since 1900.[1]

Manchester United lost fourteen consecutive matches, including twelve at the start of this season, to create a long-time record for most consecutive losses in top-flight English football. The record was beaten by Sunderland who lost the last fifteen matches of the 2002–03 Premier League season.[2]

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
First Division Arsenal (1) Aston Villa
Second Division Everton West Bromwich Albion
Third Division North Chesterfield Lincoln City
Third Division South Notts County Crystal Palace
FA Cup West Bromwich Albion (3) Birmingham
Charity Shield Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday
Home Championship Shared by  England and  Scotland

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 Arsenal 42 28 10 4 127 59 2.153 66
2 Aston Villa 42 25 9 8 128 78 1.641 59
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 22 8 12 102 75 1.360 52
4 Portsmouth 42 18 13 11 84 67 1.254 49
5 Huddersfield Town 42 18 12 12 81 65 1.246 48
6 Derby County 42 18 10 14 94 79 1.190 46
7 Middlesbrough 42 19 8 15 98 90 1.089 46
8 Manchester City 42 18 10 14 75 70 1.071 46
9 Liverpool 42 15 12 15 86 85 1.012 42
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 17 8 17 83 84 0.988 42
11 Sunderland 42 16 9 17 89 85 1.047 41
12 Chelsea 42 15 10 17 64 67 0.955 40
13 Grimsby Town 42 17 5 20 82 87 0.943 39
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 9 18 68 81 0.840 39
15 Sheffield United 42 14 10 18 78 84 0.929 38
16 Leicester City 42 16 6 20 80 95 0.842 38
17 Newcastle United 42 15 6 21 78 87 0.897 36
18 West Ham United 42 14 8 20 79 94 0.840 36
19 Birmingham 42 13 10 19 55 70 0.786 36
20 Blackpool 42 11 10 21 71 125 0.568 32
21 Leeds United 42 12 7 23 68 81 0.840 31
22 Manchester United 42 7 8 27 53 115 0.461 22

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Everton 42 28 5 9 121 66 1.833 61
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 22 10 10 83 49 1.694 54
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 22 7 13 88 55 1.600 51
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 21 5 16 84 67 1.254 47
5 Port Vale 42 21 5 16 67 61 1.098 47
6 Bradford Park Avenue 42 18 10 14 97 66 1.470 46
7 Preston North End 42 17 11 14 83 64 1.297 45
8 Burnley 42 17 11 14 81 77 1.052 45
9 Southampton 42 19 6 17 74 62 1.194 44
10 Bradford City 42 17 10 15 61 63 0.968 44
11 Stoke City 42 17 10 15 64 71 0.901 44
12 Oldham Athletic 42 16 10 16 61 72 0.847 42
13 Bury 42 19 3 20 75 82 0.915 41
14 Millwall 42 16 7 19 71 80 0.887 39
15 Charlton Athletic 42 15 9 18 59 86 0.686 39
16 Bristol City 42 15 8 19 54 82 0.659 38
17 Nottingham Forest 42 14 9 19 80 85 0.941 37
18 Plymouth Argyle 42 14 8 20 76 84 0.905 36
19 Barnsley 42 13 9 20 59 79 0.747 35
20 Swansea Town 42 12 10 20 51 74 0.689 34
21 Reading 42 12 6 24 72 96 0.750 30
22 Cardiff City 42 8 9 25 47 87 0.540 25

Third Division North[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Chesterfield 42 26 6 10 102 57 1.789 58
2 Lincoln City 42 25 7 10 102 59 1.729 57
3 Wrexham 42 21 12 9 94 62 1.516 54
4 Tranmere Rovers 42 24 6 12 111 74 1.500 54
5 Southport 42 22 9 11 88 56 1.571 53
6 Hull City 42 20 10 12 99 55 1.800 50
7 Stockport County 42 20 9 13 77 61 1.262 49
8 Carlisle United 42 20 5 17 98 81 1.210 45
9 Gateshead 42 16 13 13 71 73 0.973 45
10 Wigan Borough 42 19 5 18 76 86 0.884 43
11 Darlington 42 16 10 16 71 59 1.203 42
12 York City 42 18 6 18 85 82 1.037 42
13 Accrington Stanley 42 15 9 18 84 108 0.778 39
14 Rotherham United 42 13 12 17 81 83 0.976 38
15 Doncaster Rovers 42 13 11 18 65 65 1.000 37
16 Barrow 42 15 7 20 68 89 0.764 37
17 Halifax Town 42 13 9 20 55 89 0.618 35
18 Crewe Alexandra 42 14 6 22 66 93 0.710 34
19 New Brighton 42 13 7 22 49 76 0.645 33
20 Hartlepools United 42 12 6 24 67 86 0.779 30
21 Rochdale 42 12 6 24 62 107 0.579 30
22 Nelson 42 6 7 29 43 113 0.381 19

Third Division South[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Notts County 42 24 11 7 97 46 2.109 59
2 Crystal Palace 42 22 7 13 107 71 1.507 51
3 Brentford 42 22 6 14 90 64 1.406 50
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 17 15 10 68 53 1.283 49
5 Southend United 42 22 5 15 76 60 1.267 49
6 Northampton Town 42 18 12 12 77 59 1.305 48
7 Luton Town 42 19 8 15 76 51 1.490 46
8 Queens Park Rangers 42 20 3 19 82 75 1.093 43
9 Fulham 42 18 7 17 77 75 1.027 43
10 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 15 13 14 72 73 0.986 43
11 Torquay United 42 17 9 16 80 84 0.952 43
12 Swindon Town 42 18 6 18 89 94 0.947 42
13 Exeter City 42 17 8 17 84 90 0.933 42
14 Coventry City 42 16 9 17 75 65 1.154 41
15 Bristol Rovers 42 16 8 18 75 92 0.815 40
16 Gillingham 42 14 10 18 61 76 0.803 38
17 Walsall 42 14 9 19 78 95 0.821 37
18 Watford 42 14 7 21 72 75 0.960 35
19 Clapton Orient 42 14 7 21 63 91 0.692 35
20 Thames 42 13 8 21 54 93 0.581 34
21 Newport County 42 11 6 25 69 111 0.622 28
22 Norwich City 42 10 8 24 47 76 0.618 28

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. ^ Groot, Lucas Franciscus Michaël, Economics, Uncertainty and European Football: Trends in Competitive Balance; pp. 34-35 ISBN 178100823X
  2. ^ Football League: Most Consecutive Losses