1967–68 Football League First Division

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Football League First Division
Season 1967–68
Champions Manchester City (2nd English title)
Relegated Sheffield United
Fulham
1968–69 European Cup Manchester United
FA Cup winners
1968–69 European Cup Winners' Cup
West Bromwich Albion (5th FA Cup title)
Manchester United (defending champions)
1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Leeds United
Liverpool
Nottingham Forest
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,398 (3.03 per match)
Top goalscorer George Best (Manchester United), 28
Ron Davies (Southampton), 28 [1]
Longest winning run Everton (7)
Longest unbeaten run Leeds United (14)
Longest losing run Stoke City (7)

In the 1967–68 Football League First Division season Manchester City won the First Division title for the second time in the club's history. They won the title on 11 May, with a 4–3 win at Newcastle United whilst the defending champions and their nearest rivals Manchester United lost 2–1 at home to Sunderland. Fulham were relegated on 1 May, after losing 2–0 at home against Stoke City, who survived on the last weekend of the season on 11 May, with a draw against Leicester City at the expense of Sheffield United, who lost 2–1 at home to Chelsea.

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 42 26 6 10 86 43 +43 58 1968–69 European Cup
2 Manchester United 42 24 8 10 89 55 +34 56
3 Liverpool 42 22 11 9 71 40 +31 55 01967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup0
4 Leeds United 42 22 9 11 71 41 +30 53
5 Everton 42 23 6 13 67 40 +27 52
6 Chelsea 42 18 12 12 62 68 −6 48
7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 19 9 14 70 59 +11 47
8 West Bromwich Albion 42 17 12 13 75 62 +13 46 01968–69 European Cup Winners' Cup0
9 Arsenal 42 17 10 15 60 56 +4 44
10 Newcastle United 42 13 15 14 53 54 −1 41
11 Nottingham Forest 42 13 15 14 52 64 −12 41 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
12 West Ham United 42 14 10 18 73 69 +4 38
13 Leicester City 42 13 12 17 64 69 −5 38
14 Burnley 42 14 10 18 64 71 −7 38
15 Sunderland 42 13 11 18 51 61 −10 37
16 Southampton 42 13 11 18 51 61 −10 37
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 14 8 20 66 75 −9 36
18 Stoke City 42 14 7 21 50 73 −23 35
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 12 19 51 63 −12 34
20 Coventry City 42 9 15 18 51 71 −20 33
21 Sheffield United (R) 42 11 10 21 49 70 −21 32 Relegation to 1968–69 Second Division
22 Fulham (R) 42 10 7 25 56 98 −42 27

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

First Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ARS BUR CHE COV EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOT SHU SHW SOU STK SUN TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 5–3 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 0–3 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 0–2
Burnley 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 5–1 0–0 3–3 1–1
Chelsea 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 3–0 2–6 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–3 1–0
Coventry City 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–4 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–0
Everton 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 5–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–2 3–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 4–2
Fulham 1–3 4–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–5 0–1 1–1 2–4 0–4 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–2
Leeds United 3–1 2–1 7–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1
Leicester City 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–2 3–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 0–2 2–3 2–3 2–4 3–1
Liverpool 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 6–0 6–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–1
Manchester City 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 6–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 5–2 1–0 4–2 4–2 1–0 4–1 0–2 3–0 2–0
Manchester United 1–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 6–0 3–0 1–0 4–2 3–2 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 4–0
Newcastle United 2–1 1–0 5–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–4 2–2 0–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–0
Nottingham Forest 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–3 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–1
Sheffield United 2–4 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–3 2–1 1–3 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1
Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–0 4–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–2
Southampton 2–0 2–2 3–5 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–5 1–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1
Stoke City 0–1 0–2 0–1 3–3 1–0 0–1 3–2 3–2 2–1 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–2
Sunderland 2–0 2–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–3 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–5 2–0
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 5–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 5–1 2–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–3 8–1 0–1 0–1 2–6 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 6–3 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 4–1
West Ham United 1–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 7–2 0–0 4–2 1–0 2–3 1–3 5–0 3–0 3–0 2–3 0–1 3–4 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 6–1 1–3 2–3 2–0 3–4 2–1 2–1 3–3 1–2

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 1967–68

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Northern Ireland George Best Manchester United 28
= Wales Ron Davies Southampton 28
3 England Jeff Astle West Bromwich Albion 26
4 England Roger Hunt Liverpool 25
5 England Jimmy Greaves Tottenham Hotspur 23

References[edit]

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