1967–68 Football League First Division

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Football League First Division
Season 1967–68
Champions Manchester City (2nd English title)
Relegated Sheffield United
Fulham
European Cup 1968–69 Manchester United
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1968–69
West Bromwich Albion (5th FA Cup title)
Manchester United (defending champions)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1967–68 Leeds United
Liverpool
Nottingham Forest
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1398 (3.03 per match)
Top goalscorer George Best (Manchester United), 28
Ron Davies (Southampton), 28 [1]
Longest winning run Everton (7)
Longest unbeaten run Leeds United (14)
Longest losing run Stoke City (7)

In the 1967–68 Football League First Division season Manchester City won the First Division title for the second time in the club's history. They won the title on May 11, with a 4-3 win at Newcastle United whilst the defending champions and their nearest rivals Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Sunderland. Fulham were relegated on May 1, after losing 2-0 at home against Stoke City, who survived on the last weekend of the season on May 11, with a draw against Leicester City at the expense of Sheffield United, who lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea.

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 42 26 6 10 86 43 2 58 1968–69 European Cup
2 Manchester United 42 24 8 10 89 55 1.618 56
3 Liverpool 42 22 11 9 71 40 1.775 55 01967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup0
4 Leeds United 42 22 9 11 71 41 1.732 53
5 Everton 42 23 6 13 67 40 1.675 52
6 Chelsea 42 18 12 12 62 68 0.912 48
7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 19 9 14 70 59 1.186 47
8 West Bromwich Albion 42 17 12 13 75 62 1.21 46 01968–69 European Cup Winners' Cup0
9 Arsenal 42 17 10 15 60 56 1.071 44
10 Newcastle United 42 13 15 14 53 54 0.981 41
11 Nottingham Forest 42 13 15 14 52 64 0.813 41 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
12 West Ham United 42 14 10 18 73 69 1.058 38
13 Leicester City 42 13 12 17 64 69 0.928 38
14 Burnley 42 14 10 18 64 71 0.901 38
15 Sunderland 42 13 11 18 51 61 0.836 37
16 Southampton 42 13 11 18 51 61 0.836 37
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 14 8 20 66 75 0.88 36
18 Stoke City 42 14 7 21 50 73 0.685 35
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 12 19 51 63 0.81 34
20 Coventry City 42 9 15 18 51 71 0.718 33
21 Sheffield United (R) 42 11 10 21 49 70 0.7 32 Relegation to 1968–69 Second Division
22 Fulham (R) 42 10 7 25 56 98 0.571 27

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

First Division Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ARS BUR CHE COV EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOT SHU SHW SOU STK SUN TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 5–3 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 0–3 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 0–2
Burnley 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 5–1 0–0 3–3 1–1
Chelsea 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 3–0 2–6 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–3 1–0
Coventry City 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–4 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–0
Everton 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 5–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–2 3–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 4–2
Fulham 1–3 4–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–5 0–1 1–1 2–4 0–4 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–2
Leeds United 3–1 2–1 7–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1
Leicester City 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–2 3–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 0–2 2–3 2–3 2–4 3–1
Liverpool 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 6–0 6–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–1
Manchester City 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 6–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 5–2 1–0 4–2 4–2 1–0 4–1 0–2 3–0 2–0
Manchester United 1–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 6–0 3–0 1–0 4–2 3–2 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 4–0
Newcastle United 2–1 1–0 5–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–4 2–2 0–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–0
Nottingham Forest 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–3 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–1
Sheffield United 2–4 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–3 2–1 1–3 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1
Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–0 4–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–2
Southampton 2–0 2–2 3–5 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–5 1–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1
Stoke City 0–1 0–2 0–1 3–3 1–0 0–1 3–2 3–2 2–1 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–2
Sunderland 2–0 2–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–3 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–5 2–0
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 5–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 5–1 2–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–3 8–1 0–1 0–1 2–6 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 6–3 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 4–1
West Ham United 1–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 7–2 0–0 4–2 1–0 2–3 1–3 5–0 3–0 3–0 2–3 0–1 3–4 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 6–1 1–3 2–3 2–0 3–4 2–1 2–1 3–3 1–2

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Team locations[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1967–1968

Top Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Ireland George Best Manchester United 28
= Wales Ron Davies Southampton 28
2 England Jeff Astle West Bromwich Albion 26
3 England Roger Hunt Liverpool 25
4 England Jimmy Greaves Tottenham Hotspur 23
5 England Allan Clarke Fulham 20
= England Alan Ball Everton 20
= England Martin Chivers Southampton / Tottenham Hotspur 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.