2003–04 Football League First Division

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Football League First Division
Season 2003–04
Champions Norwich City
Promoted Norwich City
West Bromwich Albion
Crystal Palace
Relegated Bradford City
Walsall
Wimbledon

The 2003-04 Football League First Division is the eleventh season of the league under its current title and eleventh season under its current league division format.

Changes from last season[edit]

Team changes[edit]

From First Division[edit]

Promoted to Premier League

Relegated to Second Division

To First Division[edit]

Promoted from Second Division

Relegated from Premier League

Team overview[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Burnley Burnley Turf Moor 22,546
Cardiff City Cardiff Ninian Park 21,508
Coventry City Coventry Highfield Road 23,489
Crewe Alexandra Crewe Alexandra Stadium 10,153
Crystal Palace London Selhurst Park 26,309
Derby County Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,597
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Ipswich Town Ipswich Portman Road 30,311
Millwall London The Den 20,146
Nottingham Forest Nottingham City Ground 30,576
Norwich City Norwich Carrow Road 26,018
Preston North End Preston Deepdale 23,408
Reading Reading Madjeski Stadium 24,161
Rotherham United Rotherham Millmoor 8,300
Sheffield United Sheffield Bramall Lane 32,702
Stoke City Stoke Britannia Stadium 27,740
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 49,000
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Watford Watford Vicarage Road 17,504
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich The Hawthorns 26,484
West Ham United London Boleyn Ground 35,303
Wigan Athletic Wigan JJB Stadium 25,133
Wimbledon Milton Keynes National Hockey Stadium 9,000

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Norwich City (C) (P) 46 28 10 8 79 39 +40 94 Promotion to 2004–05 FA Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 25 11 10 64 42 +22 86
3 Sunderland 46 22 13 11 62 45 +17 79 Qualification to 2003–04 First Division Play-offs
4 West Ham United 46 19 17 10 67 45 +22 74
5 Ipswich Town 46 21 10 15 84 72 +12 73
6 Crystal Palace (P) 46 21 10 15 72 61 +11 73
7 Wigan Athletic 46 18 17 11 60 45 +15 71
8 Sheffield United 46 20 11 15 65 56 +9 71
9 Reading 46 20 10 16 55 57 −2 70
10 Millwall 46 18 15 13 55 48 +7 69 2004–05 UEFA Cup First round
11 Stoke City 46 18 12 16 58 55 +3 66
12 Coventry City 46 17 14 15 67 54 +13 65
13 Cardiff City 46 17 14 15 68 58 +10 65
14 Nottingham Forest 46 15 15 16 61 51 +10 60
15 Preston North End 46 15 14 17 69 71 −2 59
16 Watford 46 15 12 19 54 68 −14 57
17 Rotherham United 46 13 15 18 53 61 −8 54
18 Crewe Alexandra 46 14 11 21 57 66 −9 53
19 Burnley 46 13 14 19 60 77 −17 53
20 Derby County 46 13 13 20 53 67 −14 52
21 Gillingham 46 14 9 23 48 67 −19 51
22 Walsall (R) 46 13 12 21 45 65 −20 51 Relegation to 2004-05 League One
23 Bradford City (R) 46 10 6 30 38 69 −31 36
24 Wimbledon (R) 46 8 5 33 41 89 −48 29

Updated to games played on 30 April 2011.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification:
(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.

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

2004-05-14
19:45 BST
Crystal Palace 3 – 2 Sunderland
Shipperley Goal 52'
Butterfield Goal 64'
Johnson Goal 87'
Statistics Stewart Goal 51' (pen)
Kyle Goal 85'
Selhurst Park, London
Attendance: 25,287
Referee: Richard Beeby

2004-05-15
12:15 BST
Ipswich Town 1 – 0 West Ham United
Bent Goal 57' Statistics
Portman Road, Ipswich
Attendance: 28,435
Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Second leg[edit]

2004-05-17
20:00 BST
Sunderland 2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
(4 - 5p)
Crystal Palace
Kyle Goal 42'
Stewart Goal 45'
Statistics Powell Goal 90'
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Attendance: 34,536
Referee: David Pugh
  • Aggregate score 4-4. Crystal Palace win 5-4 on penalties.

2004-05-18
19:45 BST
West Ham United 2 – 0 Ipswich Town
Etherington Goal 50'
Dailly Goal 71'
Statistics
Boleyn Ground, London
Attendance: 34,002
Referee: Neale Barry
  • West Ham United win 2-1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

2004-05-29
15:00 BST
Crystal Palace 1 – 0 West Ham United
Shipperley Goal 62' Statistics
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 72,523
Referee: Graham Poll

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