Season 1888-89

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1889 Venue Gate Notes
Preston North End 3 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Kennington Oval, London 22,250  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1889 Venue Gate Notes
Preston North End 1 0 West Bromwich Albion Bramall Lane, Sheffield 22,688  
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 1 Blackburn Rovers Alexandra Road, Crewe 15,000  
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 1 Blackburn Rovers Alexandra Road, Crewe 9,900 Replay
 
Final Table for season 1888-89
Football League
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Football LeaguePld W D L F A W D L F AG AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 NL Preston North End 22 10 1 0 39 7 8 3 0 35 8 4.933 40 6,336 Winner
2 NL Aston Villa 22 10 0 1 44 16 2 5 4 17 27 1.419 29 4,782 Rd 3
3 NL Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 8 2 1 30 14 4 2 5 20 23 1.351 28 4,236 Final
4 NL Blackburn Rovers 22 7 4 0 44 22 3 2 6 22 23 1.467 26 5,773 SF
5 NL Bolton Wanderers 22 6 0 5 35 30 4 2 5 28 29 1.068 22 5,294 Qf Rd
6 NL West Bromwich Albion 22 6 2 3 25 24 4 0 7 15 22 0.87 22 4,253 SF
7 NL Accrington 22 5 3 3 26 17 1 5 5 22 31 1 20 4,000 Rd 4
8 NL Everton 22 8 0 3 24 17 1 2 8 11 29 0.761 20 7,518 Withdrew
9 NL Burnley 22 6 3 2 21 19 1 0 10 21 43 0.677 17 4,545 Rd 2
10 NL Derby County 22 5 1 5 22 20 2 1 8 19 41 0.672 16 3,091 Rd 2
11 NL Notts County 22 4 2 5 25 32 1 0 10 15 41 0.548 12 4,318 Rd 2
12 NL Stoke 22 3 4 4 15 18 1 0 10 11 33 0.51 12 3,593 Qf Rd
Notes
Burnley, Derby County, Notts County and Stoke re-elected.
Failed election to the Football League
Bootle, Grimsby Town, Birmingham St. George, Newton Heath, South Shore,  Sunderland, Sunderland Albion, The Wednesday & Walsall Town Swifts