1976–77 Football League First Division

Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1976–77 season.

1976–77 season of Football League First Division
Football League First Division
Season 1976–77
Champions Liverpool (10th English title)
Relegated Stoke City
Sunderland,
Tottenham Hotspur
1977–78 European Cup Liverpool
FA Cup winners
1977–78 European Cup Winners’ Cup
Manchester United (4th FA Cup title)
1977–78 UEFA Cup Aston Villa,
Ipswich Town
Manchester City,
Newcastle United
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,183 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorer Andy Gray (Aston Villa), 25
Malcolm Macdonald (Arsenal), 25 [1]
Biggest home win Ipswich TownWest Bromwich Albion 7–0 (6 Nov 1976)
Biggest away win Leicester CityWest Bromwich Albion 0–5 (7 Mar 1977)
Highest scoring Derby CountyTottenham Hotspur 8–2 (16 Oct 1976)

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Liverpool retained their league championship trophy and won their first European Cup to confirm Bob Paisley as a successful replacement for Bill Shankly in his third season at the helm. Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City‘s long spells in the First Division came to an end with relegation. Stoke sacked their manager Tony Waddington. On the last day of the season, Coventry City and Bristol City played out a controversial 2–2 draw, with play virtually stopping when it was heard that Sunderland had lost to Everton. Both clubs survived while Sunderland were relegated.

After Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty had admitted his affair with the wife of the club’s physiotherapist, the club’s directors decided that he had broken their moral code and he was sacked.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool(C) 42 18 3 0 47 11 5 8 8 15 22 +29 57 Qualified for European Cup
2 Manchester City 42 15 5 1 38 13 6 9 6 22 21 +26 56 Qualified for UEFA Cup
3 Ipswich Town 42 15 4 2 41 11 7 4 10 25 28 +27 52
4 Aston Villa 42 17 3 1 55 17 5 4 12 21 33 +26 51 League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
5 Newcastle United 42 14 6 1 40 15 4 7 10 24 34 +15 49 Qualified for UEFA Cup
6 Manchester United 42 12 6 3 41 22 6 5 10 30 40 +9 47 FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners’ Cup
7 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 6 5 38 22 6 7 8 24 34 +6 45
8 Arsenal 42 11 6 4 37 20 5 5 11 27 39 +5 43
9 Everton 42 9 7 5 35 24 5 7 9 27 40 2 42
10 Leeds United 42 8 8 5 28 26 7 4 10 20 25 3 42
11 Leicester City 42 8 9 4 30 28 4 9 8 17 32 13 42
12 Middlesbrough 42 11 6 4 25 14 3 7 11 15 31 5 41
13 Birmingham City 42 10 6 5 38 25 3 6 12 25 36 +2 38
14 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 7 4 31 21 3 5 13 16 31 5 38
15 Derby County 42 9 9 3 36 18 0 10 11 14 37 5 37
16 Norwich City 42 12 4 5 30 23 2 5 14 17 41 17 37
17 West Ham United 42 9 6 6 28 23 2 8 11 18 42 19 36
18 Bristol City 42 8 7 6 25 19 3 6 12 13 29 10 35
19 Coventry City 42 7 9 5 34 26 3 6 12 14 33 11 35
20 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 29 16 2 7 12 17 38 8 34 Relegated
21 Stoke City 42 9 8 4 21 16 1 6 14 7 35 23 34
22 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 7 5 26 20 3 2 16 22 52 24 33
Source: [citation needed]
(C) League Champions

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