1981–82 in English football

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The 1981–82 season was the 102nd season of competitive football in England. It was also the first season that the Three points for a win system was introduced.

Overview[edit]

First Division[edit]

Three points for a win was introduced for the first time in England. Liverpool made up for the previous season's slip in league form by winning the league championship for the 13th time in their history, fighting off competition from Ipswich Town, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Their season of triumph was overshadowed, however, by the death of former manager Bill Shankly in late September. Shankly had suffered a heart attack. He was 68.

Swansea City competed in the First Division for the first time in their history, and led the league at several stages during the early months of the season before finishing sixth in the final table.

Middlesbrough, Leeds United and Wolves were relegated.

Second Division[edit]

Luton Town won promotion from the Second Division. Luton's local rivals Watford were runners-up and would begin 1982–83 as First Division members for the first time in their history. Also promoted were third placed Norwich City, who ensured an instant return to the First Division. Cardiff City, Wrexham and Orient were the three clubs to lose their Second Division status at the end of the 1981–82 season.

Third Division[edit]

Burnley, Carlisle United and Fulham won promotion to the Second Division. Going down were Wimbledon, Swindon Town, Bristol City and Chester.

Fourth Division[edit]

Sheffield United won the Fourth Division championship. Also promoted were Bradford City, Wigan Athletic and Bournemouth.

Crewe Alexandra finished bottom of the league with 27 points.

FA Cup[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur retained the trophy, drawing 1–1 with Queens Park Rangers, managed by former Tottenham player Terry Venables, in the final before winning the replay 1–0.

League Cup[edit]

Liverpool won the League Cup with a 3–1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the final.

European football[edit]

Aston Villa beat Bayern Munich 1–0 in the 1982 European Cup Final.

Awards[edit]

Successful managers[edit]

  • Bob Paisley retained the League Cup and won the league title for Liverpool.
  • Tony Barton won the European Cup with Aston Villa.
  • Keith Burkinshaw helped Tottenham win the FA Cup for the second year running.
  • David Pleat ended Luton Town's absence from the top flight by guiding them to the Second Division title.
  • Graham Taylor took Watford into the First Division for the first time in their history.
  • David Webb took Bournemouth into the Third Division after they finished fourth in the Fourth Division.

Top goalscorers[edit]

First Division[edit]

Second Division[edit]

Third Division[edit]

Fourth Division[edit]

Diary of the season[edit]

13 July 1981: Everton sign 22-year-old goalkeeper Neville Southall from Bury for £150,000.

19 August 1981: Brighton & Hove Albion sign Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case for £350,000.

29 August 1981: The first Football League games of the season are played. Swansea City begin life as a First Division side on a high note by beating Leeds United 5–1. Promoted Notts County win 1–0 at Villa Park against defending champions Aston Villa. Howard Kendall begins his career as Everton manager by guiding them to a 3–1 win over Birmingham City. Liverpool lose 1–0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers.[2]

9 September 1981: England suffer a shock 2–1 defeat away to Norway in a qualifier for the World Cup.[3]

20 September 1981: Alan Brazil scores twice as Ipswich Town beat Notts County for 4–1 at Meadow Lane, while Liverpool and Aston Villa draw 0–0.[4]

29 September 1981: Legendary former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, 68, dies from a heart attack three days after being admitted to hospital.

30 September 1981: The month ends with Ipswich Town leading the First Division. Newly promoted West Ham United and Swansea City are their nearest challengers, with Nottingham Forest completing the top four, but champions Aston Villa are struggling with just one win from seven games. Leeds United are already adrift at the bottom of the table following a horrific start to the season, with Sunderland and, surprisingly, West Bromwich Albion also in the bottom three.[2] The race for a place in next season's First Division is headed by Sheffield Wednesday, Luton Town and Norwich City.[5] In the UEFA Cup, Liverpool beat Finnish league champions Oulun Palloseura 7–0 at Anfield to complete an 8–0 aggregate first leg triumph, with 19-year-old striker Ian Rush scoring his first senior goal for the club.[6]

1 October 1981: Manchester United pay a national record fee of £1.5 million for West Bromwich Albion midfielder Bryan Robson.

7 October 1981: Ian Rush scores his first domestic goals for Liverpool, finding the net twice in their second round first leg League Cup 5–0 win over Exeter City at Anfield.

27 October 1981: First Division clubs Notts County and Swansea City are eliminated from the League Cup by lower league opposition: Division Three's Lincoln City despatch the Nottingham club while the Welsh were beaten by Barnsley of the Second Division.[7]

31 October 1981: Manchester United finish October as First Division leaders, although Ipswich Town are level on points with them, and have two games in hand. Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City, Nottingham Forest and West Ham United are also amonsgt the front-runners. Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesbrough occupy the relegation places.[2] Luton Town's recent excellent form has taken them to the top of the Second Division, heading a promotion race in which Watford stand second and Sheffield Wednesday are third.[8]

4 November 1981: Fourth Division side York City sack manager Barry Lyons, following a poor start to the season on top of last year's bottom-place finish, and replace him with Kevin Randall.

18 November 1981: England seal qualification for the World Cup with a 1–0 win over Hungary at Wembley in their final qualifying game.[3]

30 November 1981: November draws to a close with Manchester United still top of the First Division, though Swansea City are two points behind them with a game in hand. Ipswich Town and Tottenham Hotspur are still pushing them hard, as are Southampton, Nottingham Forest and West Ham United. Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Birmingham City occupy the relegation places, while defending champions Aston Villa are 13th in the league and Liverpool are 10th.[2] Luton Town continue to head the Second Division promotion race, with Watford and Queens Park Rangers completing the top three.[9]

15 December 1981: Swansea City go top of the First Division after beating Aston Villa 2-1.[2]

16 December 1981: The Football Association bans Chelsea supporters from visiting away grounds for the remainder of the season in response to an incident by travelling Chelsea fans at Derby County.[10]

31 December 1981: The year draws to a close with Manchester City top of the First Division. However, just two points separate the top five places, with Southampton, Swansea City, Manchester United and Ipswich Town in close pursuit.[2] Luton Town remain the runaway leaders of the Second Division, while Oldham Athletic have muscled into second place, with Watford third.[11]

2 January 1982: Holders Tottenham Hotspur beat Arsenal 1-0 in the North London derby in the FA Cup third round. Liverpool beat Swansea City 4-0, while Manchester United are beaten 1-0 by Second Division Watford.[12]

8 January 1982: John Barnwell resigns as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers, whose fortunes have declined sharply in the two years since he took them to sixth place in the First Division and a League Cup victory.

23 January 1982: Third Division Oxford United cause the shock of the FA Cup fourth round with a 3-0 win away to Brighton & Hove Albion. Watford claim another First Division victim, beating West Ham United 2-0.[12]

31 January 1982: January ends with Southampton top of the First Division. Manchester United are a point behind, while Ipswich Town are two points off the top but still have three games in hand. Manchester City occupy fourth place, two points behind the leaders. Liverpool's resurgence has seen them climb into fifth place. Brighton & Hove Albion, in only their third season as a top flight club, are in seventh position. Defending champions Aston Villa, meanwhile, are struggling in 17th place. Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers occupy the relegation places.[2] Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Watford head the Second Division promotion race, followed closely behind by Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers.[13]

2 February 1982: Wolverhampton Wanderers appoint Oxford United's Ian Greaves as their new manager.

9 February 1982: Ron Saunders announces his resignation as manager of defending league champions Aston Villa and is succeeded by assistant Tony Barton.

13 February 1982: Chelsea shock Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round. Shrewsbury Town surprisingly beat Ipswich Town 2-1, Watford's run ends with a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City, and Tottenham Hotspur beat troubled Aston Villa 1-0.[12]

15 February 1982: Birmingham City sack manager Jim Smith, following a run of just one win since the beginning of October, which has left the club only a single place outside the relegation zone.

18 February 1982: Nine days after walking out on Aston Villa, Ron Saunders makes a surprise return to management with their local rivals Birmingham City.

28 February 1982: February ends with Southampton still top of the First Division, with Swansea City's challenge back on track as they occupy second place. Manchester United are six points off the top with two games in hand, and Liverpool now stand fourth, eight points off top place with three games in hand. Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers remain in the bottom three.[2] Luton Town, Watford and Oldham Athletic continue to head the Second Division promotion race, with their nearest challenge now coming from Rotherham United, who have yet to play top division football.[14]

1 March 1982: Jim Smith makes a swift return to management at Oxford United, who had been managerless since the departure of Ian Greaves the previous month.

6 March 1982: Shrewsbury Town's impressive FA Cup run comes to an end when they lose 5–2 to Second Division rivals Leicester City at Filbert Street in the sixth round. In two London derbies, Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea 3-2 and Queens Park Rangers win 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace. West Bromwich Albion take the remaining semi-final place with a 2-0 win over Coventry City.[12]

13 March 1982: Liverpool retain the Football League Cup with a 3–1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Wembley final.[15]

16 March 1982: York City, who have been bottom of the Fourth Division for much of the last few months, sack Kevin Randall. Former captain Barry Swallow is appointed as the third manager of the season at the club, who are considered highly likely to be voted out of the Football League if they finish bottom for the second year in a row.

31 March 1982: Southampton remain the leaders of the First Division, but Liverpool and Ipswich Town are closing in, a point behind with three games in hand. Swansea City and Manchester United complete the top five. The bottom three of Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers remains unchanged.[16] Watford have overhauled Luton Town as Second Division leaders, with Sheffield Wednesday now completing the top three. Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United are close behind in the promotion race.[17] Fulham defender Dave Clement, who was capped five times by England and spent the first 14 years of his career at Queens Park Rangers, commits suicide.[18]

3 April 1982: FA Cup holders Tottenham Hotspur reach the final for the second reason running with a 2–0 semi-final win over surprise contestants Leicester City at Villa Park, while Second Division Queens Park Rangers overcome West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at Highbury to reach the final for the first time in their history.[12] Tottenham's victory is marred by Leicester fans booing Argentine midfielder Ossie Ardiles amid hostility over the Falklands War.[19]

7 April 1982: Liverpool achieve a vital 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford to move two points ahead of Ipswich Town at the top of the First Division.[2]

21 April 1982: Tottenham Hotspur lose the European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final 2–1 on aggregate to Barcelona.[20]

30 April 1982: Liverpool are now clear at the top of the First Division, four points ahead of Ipswich Town with a game in hand. Swansea City are third. Manchester City, who led the league four months ago, are now 10th. Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Wanderers remain in the relegation zone, but Sunderland have climbed out of the bottom three at the expense of West Bromwich Albion.[2] Luton Town's promotion is now almost certain, while Watford are also looking likely to reach the First Division for the first time in their history. Sheffield Wednesday currently occupy the final promotion place, but Leicester City, Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers remain in contention.[21]

4 May 1982: Southampton and Coventry City draw 5-5 in the highest-scoring match of the First Division season.[2] A brace from Ross Jenkins in Watford's Second Division win over Wrexham seals their promotion into the First Division for the first time in their history; Jenkins himself was playing for the Hertfordshire club in Division Four five years previously.[22]

15 May 1982: Liverpool win the Football League championship for the 13th time after they beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 and Ipswich Town lose 3-1 at home to Nottingham Forest. Wolverhampton Wanderers are relegated despite beating West Ham United 2-1 in their last match of the season. The other two relegation places are still to be decided, with Middlesbrough, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United all still in danger.[2]

18 May 1982: Middlesbrough draw 0-0 with Liverpool and are relegated to the Second Division, finishing bottom of the First Division table. West Bromwich Albion guarantee safety by beating Leeds United 2-0.[2]

20 May 1982: Stoke City beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 to survive at the expense of Leeds United, who are relegated after 18 successive seasons in the First Division.[2]

22 May 1982: The FA Cup final between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers ends in a 1–1 draw after extra time.[12] Tottenham's line-up does not include Argentinians Ricardo Villa and Ossie Ardiles, who have withdrawn from first-team action owing to the Falklands War.

26 May 1982: Aston Villa lift the European Cup when a Peter Withe goal gives them victory over Bayern Munich in Rotterdam.

27 May 1982: Tottenham Hotspur retain the FA Cup thanks to a penalty from Glenn Hoddle in the replay against Queens Park Rangers.[12]

29 May 1982: England beat Scotland 1-0 in the 100th international between the countries to win the Home Championship with a 100% record.[3]

16 June 1982: England open their World Cup campaign with a 3–1 win over France.[3]

20 June 1982: England seal qualification to the next stage of the World Cup by defeating Czechoslovakia 2–0.[3]

25 June 1982: England complete the first stage of the World Cup with a 1–0 win over Kuwait.[3]

29 June 1982: England draw 0–0 with West Germany in the first game of the second round of the World Cup.[3]

5 July 1982: England are eliminated from the World Cup after only managing a goalless draw with host nation Spain in a match they needed to win.[3] Ron Greenwood retires as national team manager, and is succeeded by Ipswich's Bobby Robson.

Famous debutants[edit]

5 September 1981: John Barnes, 17-year-old Jamaica born winger, makes his debut for Watford in their 1–1 home draw with Oldham Athletic in the Second Division.[23]

10 October 1981: Gary Stevens, 18-year-old full back, makes his debut for Everton in their 1–1 league draw with West Ham United at Upton Park.[24]

21 November 1981: Kevin Richardson, 18-year-old midfielder, makes his debut for Everton in their 2–1 league defeat at home to Sunderland.[25]

5 December 1981: Stewart Robson, 17-year-old midfielder, makes his debut for Arsenal in their 2–1 league win over West Ham United at Upton Park.[26]

24 April 1982: Norman Whiteside, 16-year-old Northern Irish forward, makes his debut for Manchester United in their 1–0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Goldstone Ground 13 days before his 17th birthday.[27]

28 April 1982: Mark Walters, 17-year-old midfielder, makes his debut for Aston Villa in their 4–1 home defeat by Leeds United in the league.[28]

1 May 1982: Peter Davenport, 21-year-old striker, makes his debut for Nottingham Forest in a 2–0 league defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.[29]

15 May 1982: Steve Hodge, 19-year-old midfielder, makes his debut for Nottingham Forest in a 3–1 league win over Ipswich Town at Portman Road.[30]

National team[edit]

Ron Greenwood, 61, retired as England manager after the 1982 World Cup. He was succeeded by the Ipswich manager Bobby Robson.

Deaths[edit]

  • 29 September 1981 – Bill Shankly, 68, former Liverpool manager who transformed the Reds into one of Europe's top footballing sides. Shankly had taken Liverpool into the First Division in 1962, and over the next 12 years they were league champions three times, FA Cup winners twice and UEFA Cup winners once.
  • 8 December 1981 - Bob Lord, 73, chairman of Burnley F.C. for 26 years until three months before his death, died of cancer.
  • 31 March 1982 – Dave Clement, 34, former QPR and England full-back who committed suicide after breaking his leg.
  • 13 May 1982 - Billy Steel, 59, became the most expensive player in Britain in 1947 when he left Morton in his native Scotland to move south of the border to Derby County.

Honours[edit]

Competition Winner Runner-up
First Division Liverpool (13*) Ipswich Town
Second Division Luton Town Watford
Third Division Burnley Carlisle United
Fourth Division Sheffield United Bradford City
FA Cup Tottenham Hotspur (7*) Queens Park Rangers
League Cup Liverpool (2) Tottenham Hotspur
Charity Shield Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur (shared)
Home Championship  England  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
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool (C) 42 26 9 7 80 32 +48 87 1982–83 European Cup first round
2 Ipswich Town 42 26 5 11 75 53 +22 83 1982–83 UEFA Cup first round
3 Manchester United 42 22 12 8 59 29 +30 78
4 Tottenham Hotspur 42 20 11 11 67 48 +19 71 1982–83 Cup Winners' Cup first round 1
5 Arsenal 42 20 11 11 48 37 +11 71 1982–83 UEFA Cup first round
6 Swansea City 42 21 6 15 58 51 +7 69 1982–83 Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round 2
7 Southampton 42 19 9 14 72 67 +5 66 1982–83 UEFA Cup first round
8 Everton 42 17 13 12 56 50 +6 64
9 West Ham United 42 14 16 12 66 57 +9 58
10 Manchester City 42 15 13 14 49 50 −1 58
11 Aston Villa 42 15 12 15 55 53 +2 57 1982–83 European Cup first round 3
12 Nottingham Forest 42 15 12 15 42 48 −6 57
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 13 13 16 43 52 −9 52
14 Coventry City 42 13 11 18 56 62 −6 50
15 Notts County 42 13 8 21 61 69 −8 47
16 Birmingham City 42 10 14 18 53 61 −8 44
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 11 20 46 57 −11 44
18 Stoke City 42 12 8 22 44 63 −19 44
19 Sunderland 42 11 11 20 38 58 −20 44
20 Leeds United (R) 42 10 12 20 39 61 −22 42 1982–83 Football League Second Division
21 Wolverhampton Wanderers (R) 42 10 10 22 32 63 −31 40
22 Middlesbrough (R) 42 8 15 19 34 52 −18 39

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Tottenham Hotspur won the 1981-82 FA Cup and thus qualified for the first round of the 1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup.
2Swansea City won the 1981-82 Welsh Cup and thus qualified for the preliminary round of the 1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup.
3Aston Villa won the 1981–82 European Cup and thus qualified for the first round of the 1982–83 European Cup
(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.

Leading goalscorer: Kevin Keegan (Southampton) – 26

Second Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Luton Town 42 25 13 4 86 46 +40 88
2 Watford 42 23 11 8 76 42 +34 80
3 Norwich City 42 22 5 15 64 50 +14 71
4 Sheffield Wednesday 42 20 10 12 55 51 +4 70
5 Queens Park Rangers 42 21 6 15 65 43 +22 69
6 Barnsley 42 19 10 13 59 41 +18 67
7 Rotherham United 42 20 7 15 66 54 +12 67
8 Leicester City 42 18 12 12 56 48 +8 66
9 Newcastle United 42 18 8 16 52 50 +2 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 11 15 47 43 +4 59
11 Oldham Athletic 42 15 14 13 50 51 −1 59
12 Chelsea 42 15 12 15 60 60 0 57
13 Charlton Athletic 42 13 12 17 50 65 −15 51
14 Cambridge United 42 13 9 20 48 53 −5 48
15 Crystal Palace 42 13 9 20 34 45 −11 48
16 Derby County 42 12 12 18 53 68 −15 48
17 Grimsby Town 42 11 13 18 53 65 −12 46
18 Shrewsbury Town 42 11 13 18 37 57 −20 46
19 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 7 22 39 61 −22 46
20 Cardiff City 42 12 8 22 45 61 −16 44
21 Wrexham 42 11 11 20 40 56 −16 44
22 Leyton Orient 42 10 9 23 36 61 −25 39

Third Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Burnley 46 21 17 8 66 45 +21 80
2 Carlisle United 46 23 11 12 65 50 +15 80
3 Fulham 46 21 15 10 77 51 +26 78
4 Lincoln City 46 21 14 11 66 40 +26 77
5 Oxford United 46 19 14 13 63 49 +14 71
6 Gillingham 46 20 11 15 64 56 +8 71
7 Southend United 46 18 15 13 63 51 +12 69
8 Brentford 46 19 11 16 56 47 +9 68
9 Millwall 46 18 13 15 62 62 0 67
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 18 11 17 64 56 +8 65
11 Chesterfield 46 18 10 18 57 58 −1 64
12 Reading 46 17 11 18 67 75 −8 62
13 Portsmouth 46 14 19 13 56 51 +5 61
14 Preston North End 46 16 13 17 50 56 −6 61
15 Bristol Rovers 46 18 9 19 58 65 −7 61
16 Newport County 46 14 16 16 54 54 0 58
17 Huddersfield Town 46 15 12 19 64 59 +5 57
18 Exeter City 46 16 9 21 71 85 −14 57
19 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 17 16 55 68 −13 56
20 Walsall 46 13 14 19 51 55 −4 53
21 Wimbledon 46 14 11 21 61 75 −14 53
22 Swindon Town 46 13 13 20 55 71 −16 52
23 Bristol City 46 11 13 22 41 65 −24 46
24 Chester 46 7 11 28 36 78 −42 32

Fourth Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Sheffield United 46 27 15 4 94 41 +53 96
2 Bradford City 46 26 13 7 88 45 +43 91
3 Wigan Athletic 46 26 13 7 80 46 +34 91
4 Bournemouth 46 23 19 4 62 30 +32 88
5 Peterborough United 46 24 10 12 71 57 +14 82
6 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 82 57 +25 72
7 Port Vale 46 18 16 12 56 49 +7 70
8 Hull City 46 19 12 15 70 61 +9 69
9 Bury 46 17 17 12 80 59 +21 68
10 Hereford United 46 16 19 11 64 58 +6 67
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 18 14 51 56 −5 60
12 Blackpool 46 15 13 18 66 60 +6 58
13 Darlington 46 15 13 18 61 62 −1 58
14 Hartlepool United 46 13 16 17 73 84 −11 55
15 Torquay United 46 14 13 19 47 59 −12 55
16 Aldershot 46 13 15 18 57 68 −11 54
17 York City 46 14 8 24 69 91 −22 50
18 Stockport County 46 12 13 21 48 67 −19 49
19 Halifax Town 46 9 22 15 51 72 −21 49
20 Mansfield Town 46 13 10 23 63 81 −18 47
21 Rochdale 46 10 16 20 50 62 −12 46
22 Northampton Town 46 11 9 26 57 84 −27 42
23 Scunthorpe United 46 9 15 22 43 79 −36 42
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 6 9 31 29 84 −55 27

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

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