1973–74 Football League First Division


Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1973-74 season.

Football League First Division
Season1973–74
ChampionsLeeds United (2nd English title)
RelegatedManchester United,
Norwich City,
Southampton
1974–75 European CupLeeds United
FA Cup winners
1974–75 European Cup Winners' Cup
Liverpool (2nd FA Cup title)
1974–75 UEFA CupDerby County
Ipswich Town,
Stoke City,
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,107 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorerMick Channon (Southampton), 21 [1]
Biggest home winIpswich TownSouthampton 7–0 (2 Feb 1974)
Biggest away winNorwich CityArsenal 0–4 (15 Sep 1973)
Highest scoringDerby CountySouthampton 6–2 (22 Sep 1973)

Overview


Leeds United won the First Division title for the second time in their history. The title was confirmed on 24 April, after title challengers Liverpool lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal. Norwich City were relegated on 20 April, despite beating Burnley 1-0 at Carrow Road, Southampton's 1-1 draw with Manchester United sent the Canaries down. Manchester United went down on 27 April, after losing 1-0 at home to their fierce rivals Manchester City and Birmingham City's result going against them with a 2-1 win against relegated Norwich City at St Andrew's. Southampton were also relegated because of Birmingham City's result despite winning 3-0 at Everton.

League standings


Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Leeds United (C) 42 12 8 1 38 18 12 6 3 28 13 2.129 62 Qualified for European Cup
2 Liverpool 42 18 2 1 34 11 4 11 6 18 20 1.677 57 FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
3 Derby County 42 13 7 1 40 16 4 7 10 12 26 1.238 48 Qualified for UEFA Cup
4 Ipswich Town 42 10 7 4 38 21 8 4 9 29 37 1.155 47
5 Stoke City 42 13 6 2 39 15 2 10 9 15 27 1.286 46
6 Burnley 42 10 9 2 29 16 6 5 10 27 37 1.057 46
7 Everton 42 12 7 2 29 14 4 5 12 21 34 1.042 44
8 Queens Park Rangers 42 8 10 3 30 17 5 7 9 26 35 1.077 43
9 Leicester City 42 10 7 4 35 17 3 9 9 16 24 1.244 42
10 Arsenal 42 9 7 5 23 16 5 7 9 26 35 0.961 42
11 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 26 27 5 10 6 19 23 0.900 42
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 11 6 4 30 18 2 9 10 19 31 1.000 41 League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
13 Sheffield United 42 7 7 7 25 22 7 5 9 19 27 0.898 40
14 Manchester City 42 10 7 4 25 17 4 5 12 14 29 0.848 40
15 Newcastle United 42 9 6 6 28 21 4 6 11 21 27 1.021 38
16 Coventry City 42 10 5 6 25 18 4 5 12 18 36 0.796 38
17 Chelsea 42 9 4 8 36 29 3 9 9 20 31 0.933 37
18 West Ham United 42 7 7 7 36 32 4 8 9 19 28 0.917 37
19 Birmingham City 42 10 7 4 30 21 2 6 13 22 43 0.813 37
20 Southampton 42 8 10 3 30 20 3 4 14 17 48 0.691 36 Relegated
21 Manchester United 42 7 7 7 23 20 3 5 13 15 28 0.792 32
22 Norwich City 42 6 9 6 25 27 1 6 14 12 35 0.597 29
Source: [citation needed]
(C) League Champions

Results


Home \ Away ARS BIR BUR CHE COV DER EVE IPS LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NWC QPR SHU SOU STK TOT WHU WOL
Arsenal 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–2
Birmingham 3–1 2–2 2–4 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–1
Burnley 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1
Chelsea 1–3 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–2 4–0 0–1 0–0 2–4 2–2
Coventry City 3–3 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
Derby County 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–1 6–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0
Everton 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Ipswich Town 2–2 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–1 7–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 2–0
Leeds United 3–1 3–0 1–4 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 4–1
Leicester City 2–0 3–3 2–0 3–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 5–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–2
Liverpool 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–0
Manchester City 1–2 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1
Manchester United 1–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 2–3 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–0
Newcastle United 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 5–1 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–3 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–0
Norwich City 0–4 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–4 1–3 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 3–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–3 3–1 0–0 0–0
Sheffield United 5–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
Southampton 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–1
Stoke City 0–0 5–2 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–2 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–3
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 4–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–3
West Ham United 1–3 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–3 0–0 4–3 3–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 4–2 2–3 2–2 4–1 0–2 0–1 0–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–4 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0
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
Everton Tom Eggleston End of caretaker spell 28 May 1973 Pre-season Billy Bingham 1 June 1974
Derby County Brian Clough Sacked[2] 15 October 1973 3rd Dave Mackay 22 October 1973
Manchester City Johnny Hart Illness 23 October 1973 10th Ron Saunders 22 November 1973
Southampton Ted Bates Became general manager 17 November 1973 8th Lawrie McMenemy 22 November 1973
Norwich City Ron Saunders Signed by Manchester City 22 November 1973 20th John Bond 27 November 1973
Sheffield United John Harris Retired 5 December 1973 14th Ken Furphy 7 December 1973
Manchester City Ron Saunders Sacked 12 April 1974 16th Tony Book 12 April 1974

Team locations


Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1973–1974

Top scorers


Rank Player Club Goals
1 Mick Channon Southampton 21
2 Frank WorthingtonLeicester City20
3 Kevin HectorDerby County19
= Stan BowlesQueens Park Rangers19
5 Bob LatchfordBirmingham City / Everton17
= Martin ChiversTottenham Hotspur17
= Alan WoodwardSheffield United17
8 Bryan HamiltonIpswich Town16

References


  1. "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  2. Clough and assistant manager Peter Taylor submitted their resignations, without actually intending to leave the club, in protest of chairman Sam Longson's transfer policies. Longson nonetheless accepted the resignations, effectively dismissing them.