1965–66 Football League First Division

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Football League First Division
Season 1965–66
Champions Liverpool (7th English title)
Relegated Northampton Town
Blackburn Rovers
European Cup 1966–67 Liverpool
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1966–67
Everton (3rd FA Cup title)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1965–66 Chelsea
Everton
Leeds United
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,457 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorer Willie Irvine (Burnley) 29 [1]

Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1965-66 season.

Overview[edit]

Liverpool won the First Division title for the seventh time in the club's history that season. They made sure of that with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Anfield on April 30, and ended the season 6 points clear of Leeds United. Blackburn Rovers were relegated on April 20, after losing 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion and Northampton Town's result at White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur (which finished 1-1) going against Blackburn. Northampton Town also went down on May 7, after Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at the City Ground, saving Forest from relegation in the process.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 17 2 2 52 15 9 7 5 27 19 79 34 2.324 + 45 61
2 Leeds United 42 14 4 3 49 15 9 5 7 30 23 79 38 2.079 + 41 55
3 Burnley 42 15 3 3 45 20 9 4 8 34 27 79 47 1.681 + 32 55
4 Manchester United 42 12 8 1 50 20 6 7 8 34 39 84 59 1.424 + 25 51
5 Chelsea 42 11 4 6 30 21 11 3 7 35 32 65 53 1.226 + 12 51
6 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 6 4 58 34 8 6 7 33 35 91 69 1.319 + 22 50
7 Leicester City 42 12 4 5 40 28 9 3 9 40 37 80 65 1.231 + 15 49
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 6 4 55 37 5 6 10 20 29 75 66 1.136 + 9 44
9 Sheffield United 42 11 6 4 37 25 5 5 11 19 34 56 59 0.949 – 3 43
10 Stoke City 42 12 6 3 42 22 3 6 12 23 42 65 64 1.016 + 1 42
11 Everton 42 12 6 3 39 19 3 5 13 17 43 56 62 0.903 – 6 41
12 West Ham United 42 12 5 4 46 33 3 4 14 24 50 70 83 0.843 – 13 39
13 Blackpool 42 9 5 7 36 29 5 4 12 19 36 55 65 0.846 – 10 37
14 Arsenal 42 8 8 5 36 31 4 5 12 26 44 62 75 0.827 – 13 37
15 Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 26 20 4 4 13 24 43 50 63 0.794 – 13 37
16 Aston Villa 42 10 3 8 39 34 5 3 13 30 46 69 80 0.863 – 11 36
17 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 6 4 35 18 3 2 16 21 48 56 66 0.848 – 10 36
18 Nottingham Forest 42 11 3 7 31 26 3 5 13 25 46 56 72 0.778 – 16 36
19 Sunderland 42 13 2 6 36 28 1 6 14 15 44 51 72 0.708 – 21 36
20 Fulham 42 9 4 8 34 37 5 3 13 33 48 67 85 0.788 – 18 35
21 Northampton Town 42 8 6 7 31 32 2 7 12 24 60 55 92 0.598 – 37 33
22 Blackburn Rovers 42 6 1 14 30 36 2 3 16 27 52 57 88 0.648 – 31 20

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
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1965–66 ; see also Everton
League Cup Winners
Relegated

First Division Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ARS AST BLB BLP BUR CHE EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MUN NEW NOR NOT SHU SHW STK SUN TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 3–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 4–2 1–3 1–1 1–0 6–2 5–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2
Aston Villa 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–4 3–2 2–5 0–2 2–2 0–3 1–1 4–2 1–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–1 1–2 3–2 2–3 0–2 1–4 1–4 4–2 6–1 5–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2
Blackpool 5–3 0–1 4–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–0 2–3 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–1
Burnley 2–2 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1
Chelsea 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 2–3 6–2
Everton 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 5–2 3–0 1–3 5–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–3 2–2
Fulham 1–0 3–6 5–2 0–0 2–5 0–3 3–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–0 4–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 3–0
Leeds United 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 6–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 4–0 5–0
Leicester City 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 5–0 3–3 1–3 0–5 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 2–1
Liverpool 4–2 3–1 5–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 5–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–1
Manchester United 2–1 6–1 2–2 2–1 4–2 4–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 6–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–0
Newcastle United 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–5 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1
Northampton Town 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 2–4 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–4 2–1
Nottingham Forest 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–4 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–3 0–0 1–0 3–2 5–0
Sheffield United 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 5–3
Sheffield Wednesday 4–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–0
Stoke City 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 4–0 6–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
Sunderland 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–3 2–2 2–3 2–0 3–0 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–5 2–1
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 5–5 4–0 4–0 0–1 4–2 2–2 4–3 3–2 4–2 2–1 5–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–4
West Bromwich Albion 4–4 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 6–2 1–2 5–1 3–0 3–3 1–2 1–1 5–3 1–1 4–2 6–2 4–1 2–1 3–0
West Ham United 2–1 4–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 2–5 1–5 3–2 4–3 1–1 0–3 4–0 4–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 4–0

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.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Roger Hunt Liverpool 29
1 Republic of Ireland Willie Irvine Burnley 29
3 England Tony Hateley Aston Villa 27
4 Scotland David Herd Manchester United 24
5 England Geoff Hurst West Ham United 23

References[edit]

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