Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1976–77 season.
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.
(C) League Champions