Season 1896-97

FA Cup Final 1897 Venue Gate Notes
Aston Villa 3 2 Everton The Crystal Palace, London 65,891  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1897 Venue Gate Notes
Aston Villa 3 0 Liverpool Bramall Lane, Sheffield 30,000  
Everton 3 2 Derby County Victoria Ground, Stoke-on-Trent 25,000  
 
Test Matches
Notts County 1 0 Sunderland Town Ground, Nottingham 7,000  
Burnley 2 0 Newton Heath Turf Moor, Burnley 10,000  
Sunderland 0 0 Notts County Newcastle Road, Sunderland 10,000  
Newton Heath 2 0 Burnley Bank Street, Manchester 7,000  
Newton Heath 1 1 Sunderland Bank Street, Manchester 20,000  
Notts County 1 1 Burnley Town Ground, Nottingham 15,000  
Burnley 0 1 Notts County Turf Moor, Burnley 11,000  
Sunderland 2 0 Newton Heath Newcastle Road, Sunderland 8,000  
   
Final Table for season 1896-97
First Division
Home Away
Ptn First Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 0 Aston Villa 30 10 3 2 36 16 11 2 2 37 22 1.921 47 13,000 Winner
2 10 Sheffield United 30 6 4 5 22 16 7 6 2 20 13 1.448 36 8,083 Rd 1
3 -1 Derby County 30 10 2 3 45 22 6 2 7 25 28 1.4 36 8,000 SF
4 5 Preston North End 30 8 4 3 35 21 3 8 4 20 19 1.375 34 6,733 Rd 3
5 D 2 Liverpool 30 7 6 2 25 10 5 3 7 21 28 1.211 33 12,073 SF
6 1 The Wednesday 30 9 4 2 29 11 1 7 7 13 26 1.135 31 7,153 Rd 1
7 -4 Everton 30 8 1 6 42 29 6 2 7 20 28 1.088 31 15,780 Final
8 -4 Bolton Wanderers 30 7 3 5 22 18 5 3 7 18 25 0.93 30 7,933 Rd 2
9 2 Bury 30 7 5 3 25 15 3 5 7 14 29 0.886 30 6,160 Rd 3
10 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 6 4 5 26 14 5 2 8 19 27 1.098 28 5,937 Rd 2
11 2 Nottingham Forest 30 8 3 4 30 16 1 5 9 14 33 0.898 26 5,253 Rd 3
12 4 West Bromwich Albion 30 7 2 6 18 16 3 4 8 15 40 0.589 26 5,656 Rd 2
13 -7 Stoke 30 8 3 4 30 18 3 0 12 18 41 0.814 25 5,213 Rd 2
14 -6 Blackburn Rovers 30 8 1 6 27 25 3 2 10 8 37 0.565 25 7,001 Rd 3
15 -10 Sunderland 30 4 6 5 21 21 3 3 9 13 26 0.723 23 5,173 Rd 2
16 -6 Burnley 30 4 5 6 25 25 2 2 11 18 36 0.705 19 5,393 Rd 1
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 9 Notts County 30 12 1 2 60 18 7 3 5 32 25 2.14 42 4,817 Rd 2
2 4 Newton Heath 30 11 4 0 37 10 6 1 8 19 24 1.647 39 6,472 Rd 3
3 0 Grimsby Town 30 12 2 1 44 15 5 2 8 22 30 1.467 38 4,374 Rd 1
4 D 1 Small Heath 30 8 3 4 36 23 8 2 5 33 24 1.468 37 4,508 Rd 1
5 0 Newcastle United 30 13 1 1 42 13 4 0 11 14 39 1.077 35 8,159 Rd 1
6 -4 Manchester City 30 10 3 2 39 15 2 5 8 19 35 1.16 32 7,494 Rd 1
7 NL Gainsborough Trinity 30 10 2 3 35 16 2 5 8 15 31 1.064 31 3,819 Qf Rd
8 NL Blackpool 30 11 3 1 39 16 2 2 11 20 40 1.054 31 2,973 Qf Rd
9 -1 Leicester Fosse 30 11 2 2 44 20 2 2 11 15 37 1.035 30 5,925 Qf Rd
10 -3 Woolwich Arsenal 30 10 1 4 42 20 3 3 9 26 50 0.971 30 6,587 Qf Rd
11 -2 Darwen 30 13 0 2 54 16 1 0 14 13 45 1.098 28 2,388 Qf Rd
12 NL Walsall 30 8 2 5 37 25 3 2 10 16 44 0.768 26 3,962 Qf Rd
13 -1 Loughborough 30 10 0 5 37 14 2 1 12 13 50 0.781 25 2,298 Qf Rd
14 -3 Burton Swifts 30 7 4 4 33 20 2 2 11 13 41 0.754 24 2,588 Rd 1
15 -11 Burton Wanderers 30 8 1 6 22 22 1 1 13 9 45 0.463 20 2,700 Rd 1
16 -3 Lincoln City 30 4 2 9 17 27 1 0 14 10 58 0.318 12 1,590 Qf Rd
Notes
Burton Swifts and Lincoln City re-elected.
Luton Town elected to Second Division in place of Burton Wanderers.
 
Failed election to the Second Division
Burslem Port Vale, Crewe Alexandra, Fairfield Athletic, Glossop North End, Millwall Athletic & Nelson.