1969–70 Football League First Division


Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1969–70 season.

Football League First Division
Season1969–70
ChampionsEverton (7th English title)
RelegatedSunderland
Sheffield Wednesday
1970–71 European CupEverton
FA Cup winners
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup
Chelsea (1st FA Cup title)
Manchester City (defending champions)
1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs CupArsenal
Liverpool
Newcastle United
Southampton
Matches played462
Goals scored1,212 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorerJeff Astle (West Bromwich Albion), 25[1]

Overview


Everton won the First Division title for the seventh time in the club's history that season. They made sure of that on 1 April, with a 2–0 win over West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park. Sheffield Wednesday went down on 22 April, after losing 2–1 at home to Manchester City whilst Sunderland had gone 7 days earlier, losing 1–0 at home to Liverpool (a win would have saved them from relegation at the expense of Crystal Palace).

League standings


Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Everton (C) 42 17 3 1 46 19 12 5 4 26 15 2.118 66 Qualified for European Cup
2 Leeds United 42 15 4 2 50 19 6 11 4 34 30 1.714 57
3 Chelsea 42 13 7 1 36 18 8 6 7 34 32 1.400 55 FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
4 Derby County 42 15 3 3 45 14 7 6 8 19 23 1.730 53
5 Liverpool 42 10 7 4 34 20 10 4 7 31 22 1.548 51 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
6 Coventry City 42 9 6 6 35 28 10 5 6 23 20 1.208 49
7 Newcastle United 42 14 2 5 42 16 3 11 7 15 19 1.629 47 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
8 Manchester United 42 8 9 4 37 27 6 8 7 29 34 1.082 45
9 Stoke City 42 10 7 4 31 23 5 8 8 25 29 1.077 45
10 Manchester City 42 8 6 7 25 22 8 5 8 30 26 1.146 43 League Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
11 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 2 8 27 21 6 7 8 27 34 0.982 43
12 Arsenal 42 7 10 4 29 23 5 8 8 22 26 1.041 42 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 8 8 5 30 23 4 8 9 25 34 0.965 40
14 Burnley 42 7 7 7 33 29 5 8 8 23 32 0.918 39
15 Nottingham Forest 42 8 9 4 28 28 2 9 10 22 43 0.704 38
16 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 6 5 39 25 4 3 14 19 41 0.879 37
17 West Ham United 42 8 8 5 28 21 4 4 13 23 39 0.850 36
18 Ipswich Town 42 9 5 7 23 20 1 6 14 17 43 0.635 31
19 Southampton 42 3 12 6 24 27 3 5 13 22 40 0.687 29 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
20 Crystal Palace 42 5 6 10 20 36 1 9 11 14 32 0.500 27
21 Sunderland 42 4 11 6 17 24 2 3 16 13 44 0.441 26 Relegated
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 6 5 10 23 27 2 4 15 17 44 0.563 25
Source: [citation needed]
(C) League Champions

Results


Home \ Away ARS BUR CHE COV CRY DER EVE IPS LEE LIV MCI MUN NEW NOT SHW SOU STK SUN TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 3–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–2
Burnley 0–1 3–1 0–0 4–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–5 1–1 1–1 0–1 5–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–3
Chelsea 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–5 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–2
Coventry City 2–0 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–3 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 4–0 0–3 1–1 3–2 3–1 2–2 1–0
Crystal Palace 1–5 1–2 1–5 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–0 2–1
Derby County 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–1 3–1 4–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 3–0 2–0
Everton 2–2 2–1 5–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 0–3 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–2 6–2 3–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–0
Ipswich Town 2–1 0–1 1–4 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–3 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1
Leeds United 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 6–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 3–1
Liverpool 0–1 3–3 4–1 2–1 3–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–4 0–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Manchester City 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 4–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–5 1–0
Manchester United 2–1 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 3–1 3–1 7–0 5–2 0–0
Newcastle United 3–1 0–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 5–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–1 1–1
Nottingham Forest 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 4–2
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–3 2–3
Southampton 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–3
Stoke City 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–1
Sunderland 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–1
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–1
West Bromwich Albion 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–3
West Ham United 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–4 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–3 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 3–3 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
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.

Managerial changes


Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Manchester United Matt Busby Retired 6 June 1969 Pre-season Wilf McGuinness 6 June 1969
Sheffield Wednesday Tom McAnearney End of caretaker spell 1 August 1969 Danny Williams 1 August 1969
Burnley Harry Potts Became general manager 21 February 1970 16th Jimmy Adamson 21 February 1970

Top scorers


Rank Player Club Goals
1 Jeff Astle West Bromwich Albion 25
2 Joe RoyleEverton23
= Peter OsgoodChelsea23
4 Pop RobsonNewcastle United22
5 Hugh CurranWolverhampton Wanderers20

References


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