1965–66 Football League First Division


Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1965–66 season.

Football League First Division
Season1965–66
ChampionsLiverpool (7th English title)
RelegatedNorthampton Town
Blackburn Rovers
1966–67 European CupLiverpool
FA Cup winners
1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup
Everton (3rd FA Cup title)
1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs CupChelsea
Everton
Leeds United
Matches played462
Goals scored1,457 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorerWillie Irvine (Burnley), 29
Roger Hunt (Liverpool), 29 [1]

Overview


Liverpool won the First Division title for the seventh time in the club's history that season. They made sure of that with a 2–1 win over Chelsea at Anfield on 30 April, and ended the season 6 points clear of Leeds United. Blackburn Rovers were relegated on April 20, after losing 1–0 at home to West Bromwich Albion and Northampton Town's result at White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur (which finished 1–1) going against Blackburn. Northampton Town also went down on 7 May, after Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield Wednesday 1–0 at the City Ground, saving Forest from relegation in the process.

League standings


Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool (C) 42 17 2 2 52 15 9 7 5 27 19 2.324 61 Qualified for European Cup
2 Leeds United 42 14 4 3 49 15 9 5 7 30 23 2.079 55 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
3 Burnley 42 15 3 3 45 20 9 4 8 34 27 1.681 55
4 Manchester United 42 12 8 1 50 20 6 7 8 34 39 1.424 51
5 Chelsea 42 11 4 6 30 21 11 3 7 35 32 1.226 51 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
6 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 6 4 58 34 8 6 7 33 35 1.319 50 League Cup Winners
7 Leicester City 42 12 4 5 40 28 9 3 9 40 37 1.231 49
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 6 4 55 37 5 6 10 20 29 1.136 44
9 Sheffield United 42 11 6 4 37 25 5 5 11 19 34 0.949 43
10 Stoke City 42 12 6 3 42 22 3 6 12 23 42 1.016 42
11 Everton 42 12 6 3 39 19 3 5 13 17 43 0.903 41 FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup and 1965–66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
12 West Ham United 42 12 5 4 46 33 3 4 14 24 50 0.843 39
13 Blackpool 42 9 5 7 36 29 5 4 12 19 36 0.846 37
14 Arsenal 42 8 8 5 36 31 4 5 12 26 44 0.827 37
15 Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 26 20 4 4 13 24 43 0.794 37
16 Aston Villa 42 10 3 8 39 34 5 3 13 30 46 0.863 36
17 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 6 4 35 18 3 2 16 21 48 0.848 36
18 Nottingham Forest 42 11 3 7 31 26 3 5 13 25 46 0.778 36
19 Sunderland 42 13 2 6 36 28 1 6 14 15 44 0.708 36
20 Fulham 42 9 4 8 34 37 5 3 13 33 48 0.788 35
21 Northampton Town 42 8 6 7 31 32 2 7 12 24 60 0.598 33 Relegated
22 Blackburn Rovers 42 6 1 14 30 36 2 3 16 27 52 0.648 20
Source: [citation needed]
(C) League Champions

Results


Home \ Away ARS AST BLB BLP BUR CHE EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MUN NEW NOR NOT SHU SHW STK SUN TOT WBA WHU
Arsenal 3–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 4–2 1–3 1–1 1–0 6–2 5–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2
Aston Villa 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–4 3–2 2–5 0–2 2–2 0–3 1–1 4–2 1–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–1 1–2 3–2 2–3 0–2 1–4 1–4 4–2 6–1 5–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2
Blackpool 5–3 0–1 4–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–0 2–3 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–1
Burnley 2–2 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1
Chelsea 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 2–3 6–2
Everton 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 5–2 3–0 1–3 5–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–3 2–2
Fulham 1–0 3–6 5–2 0–0 2–5 0–3 3–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–0 4–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 3–0
Leeds United 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 6–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 4–0 5–0
Leicester City 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 5–0 3–3 1–3 0–5 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 2–1
Liverpool 4–2 3–1 5–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 5–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–1
Manchester United 2–1 6–1 2–2 2–1 4–2 4–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 6–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–0
Newcastle United 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–5 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–1
Northampton Town 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 2–4 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–4 2–1
Nottingham Forest 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–4 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–3 0–0 1–0 3–2 5–0
Sheffield United 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 5–3
Sheffield Wednesday 4–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–0
Stoke City 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 4–0 6–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
Sunderland 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–3 2–2 2–3 2–0 3–0 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–5 2–1
Tottenham Hotspur 2–2 5–5 4–0 4–0 0–1 4–2 2–2 4–3 3–2 4–2 2–1 5–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–4
West Bromwich Albion 4–4 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 6–2 1–2 5–1 3–0 3–3 1–2 1–1 5–3 1–1 4–2 6–2 4–1 2–1 3–0
West Ham United 2–1 4–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 2–5 1–5 3–2 4–3 1–1 0–3 4–0 4–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 4–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers


Rank Player Club Goals
1 Roger Hunt Liverpool 29
= Willie Irvine Burnley 29
2 Tony HateleyAston Villa27
3 David HerdManchester United24
4 Geoff HurstWest Ham United23
5 Jackie SinclairLeicester City22

References


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