1972–73 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
1972–73 season
ManagerHarry Catterick (to April)
Tommy Eggleston (caretaker)
GroundGoodison Park
First Division17th
FA Cup4th Round
League Cup2nd Round

During the 1972–73 English football season, Everton F.C. competed in the Football League First Division. They finished 17th in the table with 37 points.

Final League Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 17 3 1 45 19 8 7 6 27 23 72 42 1.714 +30 60
2 Arsenal[notes 1] 42 14 5 2 31 14 9 6 6 26 29 57 43 1.326 +14 57
3 Leeds United 42 15 4 2 45 13 6 7 8 26 32 71 45 1.578 +26 53
4 Ipswich Town 42 10 7 4 34 20 7 7 7 21 25 55 45 1.222 +10 48
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 3 5 43 23 5 8 8 23 31 66 54 1.222 +12 47
6 West Ham United 42 12 5 4 45 25 5 7 9 22 28 67 53 1.264 +14 46
7 Derby County 42 15 3 3 43 18 4 5 12 13 36 56 54 1.037 +2 46
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 5 6 33 23 6 8 7 25 25 58 48 1.208 +10 45
9 Newcastle United 42 12 6 3 35 19 4 7 10 25 32 60 51 1.176 +9 45
10 Birmingham City 42 11 7 3 39 22 4 5 12 14 32 53 54 0.981 −1 42
11 Manchester City 42 12 4 5 36 20 3 7 11 21 40 57 60 0.950 −3 41
12 Chelsea 42 9 6 6 30 22 4 8 9 19 29 49 51 0.961 −2 40
13 Southampton 42 8 11 2 26 17 3 7 11 21 35 47 52 0.904 −5 40
14 Sheffield United 42 11 4 6 28 18 4 6 11 23 41 51 59 0.864 −8 40
15 Stoke City 42 11 8 2 38 17 3 2 16 23 39 61 56 1.089 +1 38
16 Leicester City 42 7 9 5 23 18 3 8 10 17 28 40 46 0.870 −6 37
17 Everton 42 9 5 7 27 21 4 6 11 14 28 41 49 0.837 −8 37
18 Manchester United 42 9 7 5 24 19 3 6 12 20 41 44 60 0.733 −16 37
19 Coventry City 42 9 5 7 27 24 4 4 13 13 31 40 55 0.727 −15 35
20 Norwich City 42 7 9 5 22 19 4 1 16 14 44 36 63 0.571 −27 32
21 Crystal Palace 42 7 7 7 25 21 2 5 14 16 37 41 58 0.707 −17 30
22 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 7 6 25 24 1 3 17 13 38 38 62 0.613 −24 28

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

  1. ^ Arsenal were not eligible for the UEFA Cup, because Tottenham had qualified by winning the League Cup. The Football League continued to enforce the old Inter-Cities Fairs Cup rule that only one team per city could compete,[1] although UEFA had not carried the rule over.
Key
League champions, qualified for the European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
League Cup winners, qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated

Results[edit]

Win Draw Loss


Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 1972 Norwich City A 1-1
16 August 1972 Manchester City A 1-0
19 August 1972 Manchester United H 2-0
22 August 1972 Crystal Palace H 1-1
26 August 1972 Stoke City A 1-1
29 August 1972 Derby County H 1-0
2 September 1972 West Bromwich Albion H 1-0
9 September 1972 Leicester City A 2-1 21,080
16 September 1972 Southampton H 0-1 37,739
23 September 1972 Birmingham City A 1-2 37,333
30 September 1972 Newcastle United H 3-1 33,028
7 October 1972 Liverpool A 0-1 55,975
14 October 1972 Leeds United H 1-2
21 October 1972 Sheffield United A 1-0
28 October 1972 Ipswich Town H 2-2
4 November 1972 Crystal Palace A 0-1
11 November 1972 Manchester City H 2-3
18 November 1972 Arsenal A 0-1
25 November 1972 West Ham United H 1-2
2 December 1972 Coventry City A 0-1
9 December 1972 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-1
16 December 1972 Tottenham Hotspur H 3-1
23 December 1972 Chelsea A 1-1
26 December 1972 Birmingham City H 1-1
6 January 1973 Stoke City H 2-0
24 January 1973 Manchester United A 0-0
27 January 1973 Leicester City H 0-1
10 February 1973 Southampton A 0-0
24 February 1973 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-3
3 March 1973 Liverpool H 0-2
10 March 1973 Leeds United A 1-2
17 March 1973 Sheffield United H 2-1
24 March 1973 Ipswich Town A 1-0
31 March 1973 West Ham United A 0-2
3 April 1973 Norwich City H 2-2
7 April 1973 Coventry City H 2-0
11 April 1973 West Bromwich Albion A 1-4
14 April 1973 Wolverhampoton Wandeerers A 2-4
17 April 1973 Chelsea H 1-0
21 April 1973 Arsenal H 0-0
25 April 1973 Newcastle United A 0-0
28 April 1973 Derby County A 1-3

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FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
3 13 January 1973 Aston Villa H 3-2
4 3 February 1973 Millwall H 2-0

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League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
2 5 September 1972 Arsenal A 0-1

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Squad[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Jonathan (2011-11-10). Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You: The Biography. Orion. p. 3. ISBN 9781409123187. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Everton's Record in 1972-73
  3. ^ 1972-1973 Summary: Appearances and Goals