1930–31 in English football

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Football in England
Season1930–31
Men's football
Football League Arsenal
Football League Second Division Everton
FA Cup West Bromwich Albion
1929-30 Flag of England.svg 1931-32

The 1930–31 season was the 56th season of competitive football in England.

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Overview

Aston Villa scored 128 league goals, a First Division record, and the number of goals scored per match, at just under four, was the highest in any season since 1900. [1]

Manchester United lost fourteen consecutive matches, including twelve at the start of this season, to create a long-time record for most consecutive losses in top-flight English football. The record was beaten by Sunderland who lost the last fifteen matches of the 2002–03 Premier League season. [2]

Chesterfield scored in 47 consecutive games between December 1929 and December 1930 in the Third Division North, setting the record for the most number of consecutive games in which a club has scored in League football; a record that would not be broken until 2003, when Arsenal scored in 55 consecutive games in the Premier League between May 2001 and December 2003.

Honours

CompetitionWinnerRunner-up
First Division Arsenal (1) Aston Villa
Second Division Everton West Bromwich Albion
Third Division North Chesterfield Lincoln City
Third Division South Notts County Crystal Palace
FA Cup West Bromwich Albion (3) Birmingham
Charity Shield Arsenal Sheffield Wednesday
Home Championship Shared by Flag of England.svg  England and Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland

Notes = Number in parentheses is the times that club has won that honour. * indicates new record for competition

Football League

First Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Arsenal 4228104127592.15366
2 Aston Villa 422598128781.64159
3 Sheffield Wednesday 4222812102751.36052
4 Portsmouth 4218131184671.25449
5 Huddersfield Town 4218121281651.24648
6 Derby County 4218101494791.19046
7 Middlesbrough 421981598901.08946
8 Manchester City 4218101475701.07146
9 Liverpool 4215121586851.01242
10 Blackburn Rovers 421781783840.98842
11 Sunderland 421691789851.04741
12 Chelsea 4215101764670.95540
13 Grimsby Town 421752082870.94339
14 Bolton Wanderers 421591868810.84039
15 Sheffield United 4214101878840.92938
16 Leicester City 421662080950.84238
17 Newcastle United 421562178870.89736
18 West Ham United 421482079940.84036
19 Birmingham 4213101955700.78636
20 Blackpool 42111021711250.56832
21 Leeds United 421272368810.84031Relegated to the Second Division
22 Manchester United 427827531150.46122
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Second Division

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Everton 422859121661.83361Promoted to the First Division
2 West Bromwich Albion 4222101083491.69454
3 Tottenham Hotspur 422271388551.60051
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 422151684671.25447
5 Port Vale 422151667611.09847
6 Bradford Park Avenue 4218101497661.47046
7 Preston North End 4217111483641.29745
8 Burnley 4217111481771.05245
9 Southampton 421961774621.19444
10 Bradford City 4217101561630.96844
11 Stoke City 4217101564710.90144
12 Oldham Athletic 4216101661720.84742
13 Bury 421932075820.91541
14 Millwall 421671971800.88839
15 Charlton Athletic 421591859860.68639
16 Bristol City 421581954820.65938
17 Nottingham Forest 421491980850.94137
18 Plymouth Argyle 421482076840.90536
19 Barnsley 421392059790.74735
20 Swansea Town 4212102051740.68934
21 Reading 421262472960.75030Relegated to the Third Division South
22 Cardiff City 42892547870.54025
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Third Division North

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Chesterfield 4226610102571.78958Promoted to the Second Division
2 Lincoln City 4225710102591.72957
3 Wrexham 422112994621.51654
4 Tranmere Rovers 4224612111741.50054
5 Southport 422291188561.57153
6 Hull City 4220101299551.80050
7 Stockport County 422091377611.26249
8 Carlisle United 422051798811.21045
9 Gateshead 4216131371730.97345
10 Wigan Borough 421951876860.88443
11 Darlington 4216101671591.20342
12 York City 421861885821.03742
13 Accrington Stanley 4215918841080.77839
14 Rotherham United 4213121781830.97638
15 Doncaster Rovers 4213111865651.00037
16 Barrow 421572068890.76437
17 Halifax Town 421392055890.61835
18 Crewe Alexandra 421462266930.71034
19 New Brighton 421372249760.64533
20 Hartlepools United 421262467860.77930
21 Rochdale 4212624621070.57930Re-elected
22 Nelson 426729431130.38119Not re-elected
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Third Division South

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGRPtsQualification or relegation
1 Notts County 422411797462.10959Promoted to the Second Division
2 Crystal Palace 4222713107711.50751
3 Brentford 422261490641.40650
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 4217151068531.28349
5 Southend United 422251576601.26749
6 Northampton Town 4218121277591.30548
7 Luton Town 421981576511.49046
8 Queens Park Rangers 422031982751.09343
9 Fulham 421871777751.02743
10 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 4215131472730.98643
11 Torquay United 421791680840.95243
12 Swindon Town 421861889940.94742
13 Exeter City 421781784900.93342
14 Coventry City 421691775651.15441
15 Bristol Rovers 421681875920.81540
16 Gillingham 4214101861760.80338
17 Walsall 421491978950.82137Transferred to the Third Division North
18 Watford 421472172750.96035
19 Clapton Orient 421472163910.69235
20 Thames 421382154930.58134
21 Newport County 4211625691110.62228Not re-elected
22 Norwich City 421082447760.61828Re-elected
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Top goalscorers

First Division

Second Division

Third Division North

Third Division South

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