1976–77 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1976–77 season
Chairman Walter Needham
Manager Jimmy Bloomfield
First Division 11th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Worthington (14)
Average home league attendance 18,806

During the 1976–77 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1976–77 season, Leicester made a slow start with 6 consecutive draws but after 13 games, the Foxes were fifth in the table and in the UEFA Cup places despite scoring 13 goals. Then on though, throughout the season was ensured by lack of consistency and finished the campaign with 1 win in 10 league matches but despite that poor run, the Foxes finished in 11th place. A week after the season was over, Jimmy Bloomfield resigned as Leicester boss.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 18 3 0 47 11 5 8 8 15 22 62 33 + 29 57
2 Manchester City 42 15 5 1 38 13 6 9 6 22 21 60 34 + 26 56
3 Ipswich Town 42 15 4 2 41 11 7 4 10 25 28 66 39 + 27 52
4 Aston Villa 42 17 3 1 55 17 5 4 12 21 33 76 50 + 26 51
5 Newcastle United 42 14 6 1 40 15 4 7 10 24 34 64 49 + 15 49
6 Manchester United 42 12 6 3 41 22 6 5 10 30 40 71 62 + 9 47
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 6 5 38 22 6 7 8 24 34 62 56 + 6 45
8 Arsenal 42 11 6 4 37 20 5 5 11 27 39 64 59 + 5 43
9 Everton 42 9 7 5 35 24 5 7 9 27 40 62 64 – 2 42
10 Leeds United 42 8 8 5 28 26 7 4 10 20 25 48 51 – 3 42
11 Leicester City 42 8 9 4 30 28 4 9 8 17 32 47 60 – 13 42
12 Middlesbrough 42 11 6 4 25 14 3 7 11 15 31 40 45 – 5 41
13 Birmingham City 42 10 6 5 38 25 3 6 12 25 36 63 61 + 2 38
14 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 7 4 31 21 3 5 13 16 31 47 52 – 5 38
15 Derby County 42 9 9 3 36 18 0 10 11 14 37 50 55 – 5 37
16 Norwich City 42 12 4 5 30 23 2 5 14 17 41 47 64 – 17 37
17 West Ham United 42 9 6 6 28 23 2 8 11 18 42 46 65 – 19 36
18 Bristol City 42 8 7 6 25 19 3 6 12 13 29 38 48 – 10 35
19 Coventry City 42 7 9 5 34 26 3 6 12 14 33 48 59 – 11 35
20 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 29 16 2 7 12 17 38 46 54 – 8 34
21 Stoke City 42 9 8 4 21 16 1 6 14 7 35 28 51 – 23 34
22 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 7 5 26 20 3 2 16 22 52 48 72 – 24 33

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; 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

Results[edit]

Leicester City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
21 August 1976 Manchester City H 2–2 22,612 Alderson, Garland
24 August 1976 Sunderland A 0–0 36,668
28 August 1976 West Ham United A 0–0 24,960
4 September 1976 Everton H 1–1 18,083 Worthington
11 September 1976 Ipswich Town A 0–0 19,610
18 September 1976 Queens Park Rangers H 2–2 18,439 Rofe, Garland
25 September 1976 Aston Villa A 0–2 36,652
29 September 1976 Stoke City H 1–0 15,391 Worthington
2 October 1976 Coventry City A 1–1 20,957 Worthington
16 October 1976 Bristol City A 1–0 20,102 Worthington
23 October 1976 Arsenal H 4–1 19,351 Weller (2), Earle, Worthington (pen)
27 October 1976 Liverpool H 0–1 29,384
30 October 1976 Middlesbrough A 1–0 24,288 Worthington
6 November 1976 Norwich City H 1–1 17,781 Worthington
9 November 1976 Liverpool A 1–5 39,851 Worthington
20 November 1976 Manchester United H 1–1 26,421 Garland
27 November 1976 Leeds United A 2–2 29,713 Worthington, Earle
4 December 1976 Birmingham City H 2–6 20,388 Kember, Worthington (pen)
11 December 1976 West Bromwich Albion A 2–2 19,049 Weller, Sims
18 December 1976 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–1 16,397 Blockley, Earle
27 December 1976 Derby County A 0–1 32,892
1 January 1977 Norwich City A 2–3 21,531 Sammels, Earle
15 January 1977 Sunderland H 2–0 16,051 Alderson, Earle
22 January 1977 Manchester City A 0–5 37,609
5 February 1977 West Ham United H 2–0 16,201 Worthington, Weller
12 February 1977 Everton A 2–1 28,024 Earle, Alderson
19 February 1977 Ipswich Town H 1–0 21,134 Earle
26 February 1977 Queens Park Rangers A 2–3 20,356 Earle, Sammels
5 March 1977 Aston Villa H 1–1 22,038 Sammels (pen)
12 March 1977 Coventry City H 3–1 16,766 Alderson, Earle, Worthington
15 March 1977 Middlesbrough H 3–3 13,483 Worthington, Kember, Earle
19 March 1977 Stoke City A 1–0 14,087 Worthington
26 March 1977 Bristol City H 0–0 16,454
2 April 1977 Arsenal A 0–3 23,013
9 April 1977 Newcastle United A 0–0 32,300
12 April 1977 Derby County H 1–1 22,393 Alderson
16 April 1977 Manchester United A 1–1 49,161 Earle
30 April 1977 Birmingham City A 1–1 20,836 Earle
4 May 1977 Newcastle United H 1–0 14,289 Earle
7 May 1977 West Bromwich Albion H 0–5 18,139
14 May 1977 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–2 26,094
16 May 1977 Leeds United H 0–1 13,642

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1976-77 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1977 Aston Villa H 0–1 27,112

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1 September 1976 Wrexham A 0–1 9,776

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- England GK Mark Wallington
- England DF Steve Whitworth
- England DF Dennis Rofe
- England MF Steve Kember
- England DF Jeff Blockley
- England DF Alan Woollett
- England MF Keith Weller
- Scotland MF Brian Alderson
- England FW Frank Worthington
- England FW Bob Lee
- England FW Chris Garland
No. Position Player
- England MF Alan Birchenall
- England FW Steve Earle
- England MF Jon Sammels
- England DF Steve Sims
- England DF Steve Yates
- England MF David Tomlin
- England MF Winston White
- England DF Larry May
- England MF Steve Bicknell
- England DF Peter Welsh
- England GK Carl Jayes

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