1973–74 Football League First Division

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Football League First Division
Season 1973–74
Champions Leeds United (2nd English title)
Relegated Manchester United,
Norwich City,
Southampton
European Cup 1974–75 Leeds United
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1974–75
Liverpool (2nd FA Cup title)
UEFA Cup 1974–75 Derby County
Ipswich Town,
Stoke City,
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1107 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorer Mick Channon (Southampton), 21 [1]
Biggest home win IpswichSouthampton 7–0 (2 Feb 1974)
Biggest away win NorwichArsenal 0–4 (15 Sep 1973)
Highest scoring DerbySouthampton 6–2 (22 Sep 1973)

Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1973-74 season.

Overview[edit]

Leeds United won the First Division title for the second time in their history. Leeds United's second First Division title was confirmed on April 24, after title challengers Liverpool lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal. Norwich City were relegated on April 20, despite beating Burnley 1-0 at Carrow Road, Southampton's 1-1 draw with Manchester United sent the Canaries down. Manchester United went down on April 27, after losing 1-0 at home to their fierce rivals Manchester City and Birmingham City's result going against them with a 2-1 win against relegated Norwich City at St Andrew's. Southampton were also relegated because of Birmingham City's result despite winning 3-0 at Everton.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Leeds United 42 12 8 1 38 18 12 6 3 28 13 66 31 2.129 + 35 62
2 Liverpool 42 18 2 1 34 11 4 11 6 18 20 52 31 1.677 + 21 57
3 Derby County 42 13 7 1 40 16 4 7 10 12 26 52 42 1.238 + 10 48
4 Ipswich Town 42 10 7 4 38 21 8 4 9 29 37 67 58 1.155 + 9 47
5 Stoke City 42 13 6 2 39 15 2 10 9 15 27 54 42 1.286 + 12 46
6 Burnley 42 10 9 2 29 16 6 5 10 27 37 56 53 1.057 + 3 46
7 Everton 42 12 7 2 29 14 4 5 12 21 34 50 48 1.042 + 2 44
8 Queens Park Rangers 42 8 10 3 30 17 5 7 9 26 35 56 52 1.077 + 4 43
9 Leicester City 42 10 7 4 35 17 3 9 9 16 24 51 41 1.244 + 10 42
10 Arsenal 42 9 7 5 23 16 5 7 9 26 35 49 51 0.961 – 2 42
11 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 26 27 5 10 6 19 23 45 50 0.900 – 5 42
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 11 6 4 30 18 2 9 10 19 31 49 49 1.000 ± 0 41
13 Sheffield United 42 7 7 7 25 22 7 5 9 19 27 44 49 0.898 – 5 40
14 Manchester City 42 10 7 4 25 17 4 5 12 14 29 39 46 0.848 – 7 40
15 Newcastle United 42 9 6 6 28 21 4 6 11 21 27 49 48 1.021 + 1 38
16 Coventry City 42 10 5 6 25 18 4 5 12 18 36 43 54 0.796 – 11 38
17 Chelsea 42 9 4 8 36 29 3 9 9 20 31 56 60 0.933 – 4 37
18 West Ham United 42 7 7 7 36 32 4 8 9 19 28 55 60 0.917 – 5 37
19 Birmingham City 42 10 7 4 30 21 2 6 13 22 43 52 64 0.813 – 12 37
20 Southampton 42 8 10 3 30 20 3 4 14 17 48 47 68 0.691 – 21 36
21 Manchester United 42 7 7 7 23 20 3 5 13 15 28 38 48 0.792 – 10 32
22 Norwich City 42 6 9 6 25 27 1 6 14 12 35 37 62 0.597 – 25 29

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

Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
Relegated

First Division Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ARS BIR BUR CHE COV DER EVE IPS LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOR QPR SHU SOU STK TOT WHU WOL
Arsenal 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–2
Birmingham City 3–1 2–2 2–4 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–1
Burnley 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1
Chelsea 1–3 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–2 4–0 0–1 0–0 2–4 2–2
Coventry City 3–3 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
Derby County 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–1 6–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0
Everton 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Ipswich Town 2–2 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–1 7–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 2–0
Leeds United 3–1 3–0 1–4 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 4–1
Leicester City 2–0 3–3 2–0 3–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 5–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–2
Liverpool 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–0
Manchester City 1–2 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1
Manchester United 1–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 2–3 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–0
Newcastle United 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 5–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–3 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–0
Norwich City 0–4 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–4 1–3 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 3–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–3 3–1 0–0 0–0
Sheffield United 5–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
Southampton 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
Stoke City 0–0 5–2 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–2 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–3
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 4–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–3
West Ham United 1–3 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–3 0–0 4–3 3–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 4–2 2–3 2–2 4–1 0–2 0–1 0–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–4 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0

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 1973–1974

Top Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Mick Channon Southampton 21
2 England Frank Worthington Leicester City 20
3 England Kevin Hector Derby County 19
= England Stan Bowles Queens Park Rangers 19
4 England Bob Latchford Birmingham City / Everton 17
= England Martin Chivers Tottenham Hotspur 17
= England Alan Woodward Sheffield United 17
5 Northern Ireland Bryan Hamilton Ipswich Town 16

References[edit]

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