1987–88 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1987–88
Champions Liverpool
Relegated Newport County
New club in League Scarborough
1988–89

The 198788 season was the 89th completed season of The Football League.

Contents

Final league tables and results

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website, [1] with home and away statistics separated.

First Division

Football League, First Division
Season1987–88
Champions Liverpool (17th English title)
Relegated Chelsea
Oxford United
Portsmouth
Watford
FA Cup winners Wimbledon (1st FA Cup title)
Top goalscorer John Aldridge (Liverpool), 26 [2]
1988–89

Liverpool won the league title by nine points, and with only two defeats all season. Second in the league were Manchester United.

The automatically relegated sides were Watford, Oxford United and Portsmouth. Chelsea were subsequently relegated as well after losing to Middlesbrough in the playoff final.

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 40155049911723815+6390Football League Champions [lower-alpha 1]
2 Manchester United 40145141179743021+3381
3 Nottingham Forest 40117240179652722+2873
4 Everton 40144234115961916+2670
5 Queens Park Rangers 40124430147671824+1067
6 Arsenal 40114535167852323+1966
7 Wimbledon 4089332206682627+1157 FA Cup winners
8 Newcastle United 4096532235872330+256
9 Luton Town 401163402135121737153 Football League Cup winners
10 Coventry City 4068623257672328753
11 Sheffield Wednesday 401028273056925361453
12 Southampton 4068627266682227450
13 Tottenham Hotspur 409562623361112251047
14 Norwich City 407582626541114261245
15 Derby County 406771817461017281043
16 West Ham United 406952321361117311242
17 Charlton Athletic 407762321281015311442
18 Chelsea 4071122417241426511842Relegated via the Second Division play-offs [lower-alpha 2]
19 Portsmouth 404882127361115393035Automatically relegated to the Second Division
20 Watford 4045111524361112272432
21 Oxford United 405782434161320463631
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. All English teams excluded from European competition as a result of the Heysel Stadium disaster
  2. Chelsea lost in the final round of the play-offs and were thus relegated.

First Division results

Home \ Away ARS CHA CHE COV DER EVE LIV LUT MUN NEW NWC NOT OXF POR QPR SHW SOU TOT WAT WHU WDN
Arsenal 4–0 3–1 1–12–11–11–22–1 1–2 1–12–00–22–06–00–03–10–1 2–1 0–11–03–0
Charlton Athletic 0–32–22–20–10–00–21–01–32–02–01–20–02–10–13–11–11–11–03–01–1
Chelsea 1–1 1–11–01–00–01–13–01–22–21–04–32–10–01–12–10–10–01–11–11–1
Coventry City 0–00–03–30–31–21–44–00–01–30–00–31–01–00–03–02–32–11–00–03–3
Derby County 0–01–12–02–00–01–11–01–22–11–2 0–1 0–10–00–22–22–01–21–11–00–1
Everton 1–21–14–11–23–0 1–0 2–02–11–01–01–00–02–12–04–01–00–02–03–12–2
Liverpool 2–03–22–14–04–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–00–05–02–04–04–01–01–11–04–00–02–1
Luton Town 1–11–03–00–11–02–10–11–14–01–21–17–44–12–12–22–22–0 2–1 2–22–0
Manchester United 0–0 0–03–11–04–12–1 1–1 3–02–22–12–23–14–12–14–10–21–02–03–12–1
Newcastle United 0–12–13–12–20–01–11–44–01–01–30–13–11–11–12–22–12–03–02–11–2
Norwich City 2–42–03–03–11–20–30–02–21–01–10–24–20–11–10–30–12–10–04–10–1
Nottingham Forest 0–12–23–24–1 2–1 0–02–11–10–00–22–05–35–04–03–03–33–01–00–00–0
Oxford United 0–02–14–41–00–01–10–32–50–21–33–00–24–22–00–30–00–01–11–22–5
Portsmouth 1–11–10–30–02–10–10–23–11–21–22–20–12–20–11–22–20–01–12–12–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–02–03–11–21–11–00–12–00–21–13–02–13–22–11–13–02–00–00–11–0
Sheffield Wednesday 3–32–03–00–32–11–01–50–22–40–11–00–11–11–03–12–10–32–32–11–0
Southampton 4–20–13–01–21–20–42–21–12–21–10–01–13–00–20–11–12–11–02–12–2
Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 0–11–02–20–02–10–22–11–13–11–31–13–00–11–12–02–12–12–10–3
Watford 2–02–10–30–11–11–21–4 0–1 0–11–10–10–03–00–00–11–30–11–11–21–0
West Ham United 0–11–14–11–11–10–01–11–11–12–12–03–21–11–10–30–12–10–11–01–2
Wimbledon 3–14–12–21–22–11–11–12–02–10–01–01–11–12–21–21–12–03–01–21–1
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps

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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1987–1988

Second Division

Football League, Second Division
Season1987–88
Champions Millwall
Promoted Aston Villa,
Middlesbrough
Relegated Huddersfield Town,
Reading,
Sheffield United
Biggest home win Manchester City  Huddersfield Town 10–1 (7 November 1987)
Highest scoring Manchester City  Huddersfield Town 10–1 (7 November 1987)
1988–89

Millwall lifted the Second Division championship trophy and gained promotion to the First Division for the first time in their history. Runners-up were Aston Villa, and Middlesbrough won promotion via play-offs.

Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United were relegated.

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Millwall 441534452310482729+2082Champions - automatically promoted to First Division
2 Aston Villa 44976312113543720+2778Runners-up - automatically promoted to First Division
3 Middlesbrough 44154344167871920+2778Promoted via the Second Division play-offs [lower-alpha 1]
4 Bradford City 44143549268862528+2077Participated in Second Division play-offs
5 Blackburn Rovers 44128238229673030+1677
6 Crystal Palace 441633502166103638+2775
7 Leeds United 44144437185892433+1069
8 Ipswich Town 441435381756112335+966
9 Manchester City 441147502884103032+2065
10 Oldham Athletic 441345432757102937+865
11 Stoke City 441264342255121635762
12 Swindon Town 441075432564123035+1359
13 Leicester City 441255352046122741+159
14 Barnsley 441147423248101930157
15 Hull City 441084322247112238657
16 Plymouth Argyle 441246442644142141256
17 Bournemouth 447783630631320381249
18 Shrewsbury Town 447872322481019321249
19 Birmingham City 447962024461221422548
20 West Bromwich Albion 448772926441421431947
21 Sheffield United 448682728511618462946Relegated via the Third Division play-offs [lower-alpha 2]
22 Reading 4457102025551224452642Automatically relegated to the Third Division
23 Huddersfield Town 4446122038241621625928
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Middlesbrough won the play-offs and were thus promoted.
  2. Sheffield United lost in the first round of the play-offs and were thus relegated.

Second Division play-offs

The team fourth from bottom of the First Division played off for one place in that division with the teams finishing third, fourth and fifth in the Second Division. In the semi-final, Chelsea of the First Division beat fifth-placed Blackburn Rovers 6–1 on aggregate, and third-placed Middlesbrough beat Bradford City 3–2 on aggregate. The final was also played over two legs. Playing at their Ayresome Park ground in front of a crowd of 25,531, Middlesbrough duly won the first leg 2–0 with goals from Bernie Slaven and Trevor Senior. In the second leg at Stamford Bridge, which was marred by violence perpetrated by some of the 40,550 spectators, Chelsea's Gordon Durie scored the only goal. Thus Middlesbrough won 2–1 on aggregate and were promoted to the First Division for 1988–89, while Chelsea were relegated to the Second. [3] [4] [5]

Semi-finals
1st leg – 15 May; 2nd leg – 18 May 1988
Final
1st leg – 25 May; 2nd leg – 28 May 1988
          
Blackburn Rovers 0 1 1
Chelsea (Div 1) 2 4 6
Chelsea (Div 1) 0 1 1
Middlesbrough 2 0 2
Bradford City 2 0 2
Middlesbrough 1 2 3

Source: [6]

Second Division results

Home \ Away AST BAR BIR BLB BOU BRA CRY HUD HUL IPS LEE LEI MCI MID MIL OLD PLY REA SHU SHR STK SWI WBA
Aston Villa 0–00–21–11–11–04–11–15–01–01–22–11–10–11–21–25–22–11–11–00–12–10–0
Barnsley 1–32–20–12–13–02–11–01–32–31–11–13–10–34–11–12–15–21–22–15–20–13–1
Birmingham City 1–22–01–01–11–10–62–01–11–00–02–20–30–01–01–30–12–21–00–02–01–10–1
Blackburn Rovers 3–20–12–03–11–12–02–22–11–01–13–32–10–22–11–01–11–14–12–22–00–03–1
Bournemouth 1–21–24–21–12–02–30–26–21–10–02–30–20–01–22–22–23–01–22–00–02–03–2
Bradford City 2–41–14–02–12–02–00–12–02–30–04–12–42–03–15–33–13–02–01–11–42–04–1
Crystal Palace 1–13–23–02–03–01–12–12–21–23–02–12–03–11–03–15–12–32–11–22–02–14–1
Huddersfield Town 0–12–22–21–21–21–22–20–21–20–01–01–01–42–12–22–10–20–20–00–30–31–3
Hull City 2–11–22–02–22–10–02–14–01–03–12–23–10–00–11–01–12–21–21–10–01–41–0
Ipswich Town 1–11–01–00–21–24–02–33–02–01–00–23–04–01–12–01–22–11–02–02–03–21–1
Leeds United 1–30–24–12–23–22–01–03–00–21–01–02–02–01–21–11–00–05–02–10–04–21–0
Leicester City 0–20–02–01–20–10–24–43–02–11–13–21–00–01–04–14–01–01–00–11–13–23–0
Manchester City 0–21–13–01–22–02–21–310–12–02–01–24–21–14–01–22–12–02–31–33–01–14–2
Middlesbrough 2–12–01–11–13–01–22–12–01–03–12–01–22–11–11–03–10–06–04–02–02–32–1
Millwall 2–13–13–11–41–20–11–14–12–02–13–11–00–12–11–13–23–03–14–12–02–22–0
Oldham Athletic 0–11–01–24–22–00–21–03–21–23–11–12–01–13–10–00–14–23–22–25–14–32–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–30–01–13–01–22–11–36–13–10–06–34–03–20–11–21–01–31–02–03–01–03–3
Reading 0–22–11–10–00–01–12–33–20–01–10–11–20–20–02–33–00–12–11–00–10–11–2
Sheffield United 1–11–00–23–10–11–21–12–22–14–12–22–11–20–21–20–51–04–10–10–01–00–0
Shrewsbury Town 1–21–10–01–22–12–22–03–12–20–01–00–00–00–10–02–32–10–12–00–32–10–1
Stoke City 0–03–13–12–11–01–21–11–11–11–22–12–11–31–01–22–21–04–21–01–11–03–0
Swindon Town 0–03–00–21–24–22–22–24–10–04–21–23–23–41–10–12–01–14–02–01–13–02–0
West Bromwich Albion 0–22–23–10–13–00–11–03–21–12–21–41–11–10–01–40–01–00–14–02–12–01–2
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division

Sunderland won the Third Division and went back up to the Second Division. They were joined by runners-up Brighton & Hove Albion and playoff winners Walsall. The automatic relegation places were occupied by Grimsby Town, York City and Doncaster Rovers, with Rotherham United relegated after play-offs. [7]

Football League, Third Division
Season1987–88
Champions Sunderland
Promoted Brighton and Hove Albion,
Walsall
Relegated Rotherham United,
Grimsby Town,
York City,
Doncaster Rovers
Matches played552
1988–89
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Sunderland 461472512213554126+4493Champions - promoted to Second Division
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46157137168873231+2284Runners-up - promoted to Second Division
3 Walsall 46156239228782928+1882Promoted via the Third Division play-offs
4 Notts County 46144553249862925+3381Participated in Third Division play-offs
5 Bristol City 461463513076102632+1575
6 Northampton Town 461283361861163433+1973
7 Wigan Athletic 461184362394103438+972
8 Bristol Rovers 461454431947122537+1266
9 Fulham 461058362494103336+966
10 Blackpool 461346452741092635+965
11 Port Vale 461283361963142237+265
12 Brentford 46986272376102636662
13 Gillingham 4689645216893240+1659
14 Bury 46977332667102531+159
15 Chester City 469862930581022321158
16 Preston North End 4610673023571118361158
17 Southend United 4610674233471223501855
18 Chesterfield 4610582528551316422955
19 Mansfield Town 4610672521461323381154
20 Aldershot 4612384532351519421053
21 Rotherham United 468872825481122411652Relegated via the Fourth Division play-offs
22 Grimsby Town 4667102529671023291050Automatically relegated to the Fourth Division
23 York City 4647122745421721464333
24 Doncaster Rovers 4665122536241715484433
Source: [7]

Third Division play-offs

Semi-finals
1st leg – 15 May; 2nd leg – 18 May 1988
Final
1st leg – 25 May; 2nd leg – 28 May 1988
          
21st Sheffield United (Div 2) 0 1 1
5th Bristol City 1 1 2
3rd Walsall 3 0 3
5th Bristol City 1 2 3
3rd Walsall 3 1 4
4th Notts County 1 1 2
Replay
Walsall 4–0 Bristol City
Report/Soccerbase
Fellows Park, Walsall
Attendance: 13,007

Third Division results

Home \ Away ALD BLP BRE B&HA BRC BRR BRY CHE CHF DON FUL GIL GRI MAN NOR NTC PTV PNE ROT STD SUN WAL WIG YOR
Aldershot 0–04–11–42–13–00–24–12–02–10–36–03–23–04–40–23–00–01–30–13–21–13–21–2
Blackpool 3–20–11–34–22–15–10–11–04–22–13–33–02–03–11–11–2 3–0 3–01–10–21–20–02–1
Brentford 3–02–11–10–21–10–31–12–01–1 3–1 2–20–22–20–11–01–02–01–11–00–10–02–11–2
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–11–32–13–22–12–11–02–22–02–02–00–03–13–01–12–00–01–10–03–12–11–01–0
Bristol City 2–02–12–35–2 3–3 3–22–22–11–04–03–31–11–22–22–11–03–12–03–20–10–04–13–2
Bristol Rovers 3–12–00–01–2 1–0 0–02–22–04–03–12–04–22–10–21–11–01–23–10–04–03–02–32–1
Bury 1–03–12–22–11–14–10–12–02–11–12–10–21–00–00–10–14–02–22–22–32–20–20–1
Chester City 4–11–11–12–21–00–34–41–11–11–23–11–00–20–51–21–01–01–01–11–21–11–01–0
Chesterfield 1–01–12–10–01–40–11–00–0 0–1 1–01–40–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–30–0 3–2 3–11–12–10–12–1
Doncaster Rovers 0–02–10–10–21–20–11–22–2 1–0 2–24–21–0 0–2 0–20–11–13–2 2–2 0–10–20–43–42–0
Fulham 1–23–1 2–2 1–20–03–10–11–01–34–00–25–00–00–00–01–20–13–13–10–22–03–23–1
Gillingham 2–10–00–11–11–13–03–30–110–03–12–21–10–01–23–10–04–00–2 8–1 0–00–10–13–1
Grimsby Town 1–11–10–10–11–40–02–02–11–10–00–22–02–32–20–03–10–12–11–30–10–20–25–1
Mansfield Town 1–00–02–11–12–01–00–01–2 0–1 2–0 0–22–21–03–1 2–2 4–00–0 0–1 1–00–41–30–12–1
Northampton Town 1–13–32–11–13–02–10–02–04–01–03–22–12–12–00–11–00–10–04–00–22–21–10–0
Notts County 2–12–33–01–20–11–13–01–0 2–0 2–05–10–10–0 1–1 3–11–24–24–06–22–13–14–43–0
Port Vale 4–20–01–02–01–12–11–01–10–15–00–00–02–01–11–11–33–20–04–10–1 2–1 2–12–1
Preston North End 0–2 2–1 1–23–02–03–11–01–10–11–22–11–11–31–00–01–23–20–01–12–21–0 0–1 3–0
Rotherham United 1–00–12–01–04–11–10–15–2 1–1 1–0 0–21–20–0 2–1 2–21–11–02–21–11–40–11–10–1
Southend United 0–14–02–32–12–04–21–02–23–04–10–2 0–0 1–32–11–11–23–31–21–11–41–13–23–1
Sunderland 3–12–22–01–00–11–11–10–23–23–12–02–11–14–13–11–12–11–13–07–01–14–14–2
Walsall 2–03–24–21–11–10–02–11–00–02–10–10–03–22–11–02–1 2–1 1–05–22–12–21–22–1
Wigan Athletic 4–00–01–13–31–11–00–21–01–22–11–31–10–12–12–22–12–0 2–0 3–01–02–23–11–1
York City 2–21–31–10–20–10–41–12–01–01–11–30–20–22–22–23–52–31–11–20–32–11–33–1
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Fourth Division

Wolves ended their two-year tenure in the Fourth Division by finishing top of the table and winning promotion to the Third Division. They also won the Sherpa Van Trophy final by defeating Burnley at Wembley.

Bolton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Swansea City were also promoted.

Newport County were relegated for the second successive season. They were replaced in the Football League by Lincoln City.

Football League, Fourth Division
Season1987–88
Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers
Promoted Cardiff City,
Bolton Wanderers,
Swansea City
Relegated Newport County
New team in League Scarborough
Matches played552
1988–89
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 461535471912653524+3990Champions - automatically promoted to Third Division
2 Cardiff City 46156239149772727+2585Automatically promoted to Third Division; Welsh Cup Winners - qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
3 Bolton Wanderers 461562421276102430+2478Automatically promoted to Third Division
4 Scunthorpe United 461454422061253431+2577Participated in Fourth Division play-offs
5 Torquay United 461076341611753225+2577
6 Swansea City 46977352811392728+670Promoted via the Fourth Division play-offs [lower-alpha 1]
7 Peterborough United 461058282610582427170
8 Leyton Orient 46134655276893036+2269
9 Colchester United 46105823229592429467
10 Burnley 461256312282132640567
11 Wrexham 461337462673132332+1166
12 Scarborough [lower-alpha 2] 461283381956121829+865
13 Darlington 461364392555133244+265
14 Tranmere Rovers 461427432057111833+864 [lower-alpha 3]
15 Cambridge United 461067322467101828261
16 Hartlepool United 46977252567102532759
17 Crewe Alexandra 46711525196893234+458
18 Halifax Town 461175372537131734555 [lower-alpha 4]
19 Hereford United 468782527651216321854
20 Stockport County 467792626581018321451
21 Rochdale 465992834661119422948
22 Exeter City 468693329371320391546
23 Carlisle United 469593833331719532944
24 Newport County 4645141936221916697025Automatically relegated to the Football Conference
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Swansea City won the play-offs and were thus promoted.
  2. Newly promoted from the Football Conference
  3. Tranmere Rovers were deducted two points.
  4. Halifax Town were deducted one point.

Fourth Division play-offs

Semi-finals
1st leg – 15 May; 2nd leg – 18 May 1988
Finals
1st leg – 25 May; 2nd leg – 28 May 1988
          
21st Rotherham United (Div 3) 0 1 1
6th Swansea City 1 1 2
6th Swansea City 2 3 5
5th Torquay United 1 3 4
4th Scunthorpe United 1 1 2
5th Torquay United 2 1 3

Fourth Division results

Home \ Away BOL BUR CAM CAR CRL COL CRE DAR EXE HAL HAR HER LEY NPC PET ROC SCA SCU STP SWA TOR TRA WOL WRE
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 2–21–05–04–01–11–11–02–01–21–01–06–02–00–03–10–02–11–11–22–01–02–0
Burnley 2–1 0–21–24–30–30–02–13–0 3–1 1–00–02–02–01–2 4–0 0–11–1 1–1 1–01–01–10–31–0
Cambridge United 2–22–00–01–2 0–1 4–11–02–12–11–10–12–04–0 1–3 1–21–03–32–00–31–01–11–10–1
Cardiff City 1–02–14–04–21–02–03–13–20–01–10–11–14–00–01–02–00–10–0 1–0 2–13–03–21–1
Carlisle United 0–23–42–10–04–00–1 3–3 0–01–11–33–11–23–10–22–04–03–12–00–13–33–20–10–4
Colchester United 3–00–1 0–0 2–11–01–42–10–22–10–01–00–00–04–11–01–30–32–02–10–10–00–11–2
Crewe Alexandra 2–10–10–00–04–10–03–10–00–01–10–03–32–10–10–11–02–2 3–1 2–20–1 0–0 0–2 2–0
Darlington 1–04–20–10–0 2–1 2–01–04–14–11–13–12–20–22–12–12–11–41–22–01–10–02–22–1
Exeter City 1–11–23–00–21–10–23–14–11–21–02–22–33–00–11–11–01–12–13–1 0–1 0–12–41–1
Halifax Town 0–0 2–1 1–10–11–11–21–22–22–03–12–11–03–10–0 1–2 2–22–22–03–12–32–12–12–0
Hartlepool United 0–02–12–10–10–03–12–12–53–12–11–22–20–00–11–11–01–01–30–20–01–20–01–0
Hereford United 0–32–11–01–22–01–01–11–01–12–14–20–34–20–10–01–12–30–10–00–01–11–20–2
Leyton Orient 1–24–10–24–14–10–01–14–32–34–10–24–04–12–08–03–11–11–13–00–23–10–22–1
Newport County 0–10–10–01–21–21–21–22–11–11–02–30–00–00–40–10–41–11–21–23–10–31–32–0
Peterborough United 0–45–0 1–0 4–31–02–00–41–22–11–00–11–21–23–01–10–01–10–00–10–22–11–11–0
Rochdale 2–2 2–1 2–12–21–21–42–21–30–0 0–0 0–23–11–33–01–11–12–1 0–1 2–31–10–00–11–2
Scarborough 4–01–00–01–13–13–12–00–13–11–11–12–13–13–11–12–10–01–12–01–22–02–20–2
Scunthorpe United 1–11–13–22–11–02–22–11–01–11–03–03–03–23–15–01–00–10–01–22–33–00–13–1
Stockport County 1–2 2–0 0–20–13–01–1 1–1 1–12–11–01–00–21–25–10–1 1–1 1–11–10–22–11–20–21–1
Swansea City 1–00–01–1 2–2 3–11–22–43–00–21–12–13–03–01–22–10–33–01–11–11–11–21–22–1
Torquay United 2–11–30–12–01–00–01–00–0 1–1 1–21–11–01–16–10–05–00–11–23–00–11–00–06–1
Tranmere Rovers 2–00–10–10–13–00–22–22–12–12–03–10–12–14–03–16–11–01–34–01–21–13–0 1–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–03–03–01–43–12–02–25–33–00–12–02–02–02–10–12–00–04–11–12–01–23–00–2
Wrexham 0–11–33–03–04–00–12–10–13–02–22–10–02–24–13–12–31–02–12–11–22–3 3–0 4–2
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Goalscorers

The top goalscorers in each division were:

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