1976–77 Football League First Division

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Football League First Division
Season 1976–77
Champions Liverpool (10th English title)
Relegated Stoke City
Sunderland,
Tottenham Hotspur
European Cup 1977–78 Liverpool
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1977–78
Manchester United (4th FA Cup title)
UEFA Cup 1977–78 Aston Villa,
Ipswich Town
Manchester City,
Newcastle United
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,183 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorer Andy Gray (Aston Villa), 25
Malcolm Macdonald (Arsenal), 25 [1]
Biggest home win IpswichWest Brom 7–0 (6 Nov 1976)
Biggest away win LeicesterWest Brom 0–5 (7 Mar 1977)
Highest scoring DerbyTottenham 8–2 (16 Oct 1976)

Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1976-77 season.

Overview[edit]

Liverpool retained their league championship trophy and won their first European Cup to confirm Bob Paisley as a successful replacement for Bill Shankly in his third season at the helm. Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City's long spells in the First Division came to an end with relegation. Stoke sacked their manager Tony Waddington. On the last day of the season, Coventry City and Bristol City played out a controversial 2–2 draw, with play virtually stopping when it was heard that Sunderland had lost to Everton. Both clubs survived while Sunderland were relegated.

After Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty had admitted his affair with the wife of the club's physiotherapist, the club's directors decided that he had broken their moral code and he was sacked.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 18 3 0 47 11 5 8 8 15 22 62 33 +29 57
2 Manchester City 42 15 5 1 38 13 6 9 6 22 21 60 34 + 26 56
3 Ipswich Town 42 15 4 2 41 11 7 4 10 25 28 66 39 + 27 52
4 Aston Villa 42 17 3 1 55 17 5 4 12 21 33 76 50 + 26 51
5 Newcastle United 42 14 6 1 40 15 4 7 10 24 34 64 49 + 15 49
6 Manchester United 42 12 6 3 41 22 6 5 10 30 40 71 62 + 9 47
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 6 5 38 22 6 7 8 24 34 62 56 + 6 45
8 Arsenal 42 11 6 4 37 20 5 5 11 27 39 64 59 + 5 43
9 Everton 42 9 7 5 35 24 5 7 9 27 40 62 64 – 2 42
10 Leeds United 42 8 8 5 28 26 7 4 10 20 25 48 51 – 3 42
11 Leicester City 42 8 9 4 30 28 4 9 8 17 32 47 60 – 13 42
12 Middlesbrough 42 11 6 4 25 14 3 7 11 15 31 40 45 – 5 41
13 Birmingham City 42 10 6 5 38 25 3 6 12 25 36 63 61 + 2 38
14 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 7 4 31 21 3 5 13 16 31 47 52 – 5 38
15 Derby County 42 9 9 3 36 18 0 10 11 14 37 50 55 – 5 37
16 Norwich City 42 12 4 5 30 23 2 5 14 17 41 47 64 – 17 37
17 West Ham United 42 9 6 6 28 23 2 8 11 18 42 46 65 – 19 36
18 Bristol City 42 8 7 6 25 19 3 6 12 13 29 38 48 – 10 35
19 Coventry City 42 7 9 5 34 26 3 6 12 14 33 48 59 – 11 35
20 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 29 16 2 7 12 17 38 46 54 – 8 34
21 Stoke City 42 9 8 4 21 16 1 6 14 7 35 28 51 – 23 34
22 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 7 5 26 20 3 2 16 22 52 48 72 – 24 33

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

Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ARS AST BIR BRI COV DER EVE IPS LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN MID NEW NWC QPR STK SUN TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 3–0 4–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–4 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 5–3 1–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–3
Aston Villa 5–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 5–2 2–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 4–0 4–0
Birmingham 3–3 2–1 3–0 3–0 5–1 1–1 2–4 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 3–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–0
Bristol City 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 1–1
Coventry City 1–2 2–3 2–1 2–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 5–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1
Derby County 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–3 4–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 8–2 2–2 1–1
Everton 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–2
Ipswich Town 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 5–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 3–1 7–0 4–1
Leeds United 2–1 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Leicester City 4–1 1–1 2–6 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–5 2–0
Liverpool 2–0 3–0 4–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 5–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0
Manchester City 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 5–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 5–0 1–0 4–2
Manchester United 3–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 3–3 2–3 2–2 0–2
Middlesbrough 3–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
Newcastle United 0–2 3–2 3–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 5–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0
Norwich City 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 1–0 1–0
Queens Park Rangers 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–0 1–2 2–3 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1
Stoke City 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 3–3 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–1
Sunderland 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 6–1 6–0
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 4–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–3 4–2 3–0
West Ham United 0–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 5–3 0–0

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.

Team locations[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1976–1977

References[edit]

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