Season 1947-48

FA Cup Final 1948 Venue Gate Notes
Manchester United 4 2 Blackpool Wembley Stadium, London 99,000  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1948 Venue Gate Notes
Manchester United 3 1 Derby County Hillsborough, Sheffield60,000  
Blackpool 3 1 Tottenham Hotspur Villa Park, Birmingham 70,687 aet
Final Table for season 1947-48
First Division
Home Away
Ptn First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 12 Arsenal 42 15 3 3 56 15 8 10 3 25 17 2.531 59 55,002 Rd 3
2 0 Manchester United 42 11 7 3 50 27 8 7 6 31 21 1.688 52 54,517 Winner
3 D 2 Burnley 42 12 5 4 31 12 8 7 6 25 31 1.302 52 33,626 Rd 3
4 10 Derby County 42 11 6 4 38 24 8 6 7 39 33 1.351 50 27,044 SF
5 -2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 12 4 5 45 29 7 5 9 38 41 1.186 47 39,636 Rd 4
6 2 Aston Villa 42 13 5 3 42 22 6 4 11 23 35 1.14 47 41,431 Rd 3
7 0 Preston North End 42 13 4 4 43 35 7 3 11 24 33 0.985 47 30,205 Rd 6  
8 4 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 44 17 6 2 13 24 33 1.36 45 31,226 Rd 4
9 -4 Blackpool 42 13 4 4 37 14 4 6 11 20 27 1.39 44 25,195 Final
10 D 2 Manchester City 42 13 3 5 37 22 2 9 10 15 25 1.106 42 42,725 Rd 5
11 -10 Liverpool 42 9 8 4 39 23 7 2 12 26 38 1.066 42 44,302 Rd 4
12 -6 Sheffield United 42 13 4 4 44 24 3 6 12 21 46 0.929 42 35,098 Rd 3
13 6 Charlton Athletic 42 8 4 9 33 29 9 2 10 24 37 0.864 40 36,248 Rd 5
14 -4 Everton 42 10 2 9 30 26 7 4 10 22 40 0.788 40 44,205 Rd 5
15 -11 Stoke City 42 9 5 7 29 23 5 5 11 12 32 0.745 38 31,369 Rd 4
16 -5 Middlesbrough 42 8 7 6 37 27 6 2 13 34 46 0.973 37 33,901 Rd 5
17 1 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 2 8 29 25 5 3 13 17 33 0.793 37 29,408 Rd 3
18 -3 Chelsea 42 11 6 4 38 27 3 3 15 15 44 0.746 37 47,588 Rd 4
19 1 Huddersfield Town 42 7 6 8 25 24 5 6 10 26 36 0.85 36 25,548 Rd 3
20 -11 Sunderland 42 11 4 6 33 18 2 6 13 23 49 0.836 36 42,888 Rd 3
21 -4 Blackburn Rovers 42 8 5 8 35 30 3 5 13 19 42 0.75 32 27,883 Rd 4
22 -6 Grimsby Town 42 5 5 11 20 35 3 1 17 25 76 0.405 22 16,031 Rd 3
Manager of the Season
1. Matt Busby - Manchester United
2. Tom Whittaker - Arsenal
3. Staurt McMillan - Derby County
 
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 2 Birmingham City 42 12 7 2 34 13 10 8 3 21 11 2.292 59 38,454 Rd 3
2 3 Newcastle United 42 18 1 2 46 13 6 7 8 26 28 1.756 56 56,283 Rd 3
3 11 Southampton 42 15 3 3 53 23 6 7 8 18 30 1.34 52 20,782 Rd 6  
4 16 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 6 2 39 21 7 5 9 27 32 1.245 51 35,859 Rd 4
5 D 3S Cardiff City 42 12 6 3 36 18 6 5 10 25 40 1.052 47 37,871 Rd 3
6 6 West Ham United 42 10 7 4 29 19 6 7 8 26 34 1.038 46 24,875 Rd 3
7 0 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 4 6 37 29 7 5 9 26 29 1.086 45 30,860 Rd 4
8 -2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 6 5 36 24 5 8 8 20 19 1.302 44 37,710 SF
9 0 Leicester City 42 10 5 6 36 29 6 6 9 24 28 1.053 43 27,113 Rd 5
10 -2 Coventry City 42 10 5 6 33 16 4 8 9 26 36 1.135 41 22,479 Rd 4
11 4 Fulham 42 6 9 6 24 19 9 1 11 23 27 1.022 40 21,437 Rd 6  
12 -2 Barnsley 42 10 5 6 31 22 5 5 11 31 42 0.969 40 21,262 Rd 3
13 0 Luton Town 42 8 8 5 31 25 6 4 11 25 34 0.949 40 17,948 Rd 5
14 2 Bradford Park Avenue 42 11 3 7 45 30 5 5 11 23 42 0.944 40 17,687 Rd 4
15 D 1 Brentford 42 10 6 5 31 26 3 8 10 13 35 0.721 40 23,341 Rd 4
16 -12 Chesterfield 42 8 4 9 32 26 8 3 10 22 29 0.982 39 15,372 Rd 3
17 2 Plymouth Argyle 42 8 9 4 27 22 1 11 9 13 36 0.69 38 23,081 Rd 3
18 D 1 Leeds United 42 12 5 4 44 20 2 3 16 18 52 0.861 36 28,493 Rd 3
19 -8 Nottingham Forest 42 10 5 6 32 23 2 6 13 22 37 0.9 35 24,234 Rd 3
20 -3 Bury 42 6 8 7 27 28 3 8 10 31 40 0.853 34 16,037 Rd 3
21 D 3N Doncaster Rovers 42 7 8 6 23 20 2 3 16 17 46 0.606 29 22,317 Rd 3
22 -4 Millwall 42 7 7 7 27 28 2 4 15 17 46 0.595 29 21,797 Rd 3
Manager of the Season
1. George Storer - Birmingham City
2. George Martin - Newcastle United
3. Bill Dodgin - Southampton
 
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 11 Lincoln City 42 14 3 4 47 18 12 5 4 34 22 2.025 60 13,187 Rd 1
2 0 Rotherham United 42 15 4 2 56 18 10 5 6 39 31 1.939 59 14,330 Rd 3
3 4 Wrexham 42 14 3 4 49 23 7 5 9 25 31 1.37 50 11,303 Rd 2
4 10 Gateshead 42 11 5 5 48 28 8 6 7 27 29 1.316 49 6,341 Rd 1
5 6 Hull City 42 12 5 4 38 21 6 6 9 21 27 1.229 47 24,019 Rd 3
6 14 Accrington Stanley 42 13 1 7 36 24 7 5 9 26 35 1.051 46 6,225 Rd 1
7 2 Barrow 42 9 4 8 24 19 7 9 5 25 21 1.225 45 7,814 Rd 3
8 D 3S Mansfield Town 42 11 4 6 37 24 6 7 8 20 27 1.118 45 11,545 Rd 3
9 7 Carlisle United 42 10 4 7 50 35 8 3 10 38 42 1.143 43 13,128 Rd 1
10 -2 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 41 24 6 3 12 20 39 0.968 43 7,540 Rd 4
11 8 Oldham Athletic 42 6 10 5 25 25 8 3 10 38 39 0.984 41 12,950 Rd 2
12 -6 Rochdale 42 12 4 5 32 23 3 7 11 16 49 0.667 41 8,124 Rd 2
13 2 York City 42 8 7 6 38 25 5 7 9 27 35 1.083 40 9,006 Rd 1
14 -9 Bradford City 42 10 4 7 38 27 5 6 10 27 39 0.985 40 10,104 Rd 2
15 6 Southport 42 10 4 7 34 27 4 7 10 26 36 0.952 39 8,034 Rd 1
16 1 Darlington 42 7 8 6 30 31 6 5 10 24 39 0.771 39 6,878 Rd 1
17 -13 Stockport County 42 9 6 6 42 28 4 6 11 21 39 0.94 38 11,024 Rd 4
18 -8 Tranmere Rovers 42 10 1 10 30 28 6 3 12 24 44 0.75 36 8,862 Rd 2
19 -6 Hartlepools United 42 10 6 5 34 23 4 2 15 17 50 0.699 36 7,485 Rd 2
20 -17 Chester 42 11 6 4 44 25 2 3 16 20 42 0.955 35 7,870 Rd 4
21 1 Halifax Town 42 4 10 7 25 27 3 3 15 18 49 0.566 27 7,508 Rd 1
22 -4 New Brighton 42 5 6 10 20 28 3 3 15 18 53 0.469 25 5,229 Rd 2
Notes
Halifax Town and New Brighton re-elected to league.
Failed election to the Third Division North
Nelson, North Sheilds, Northwich Victoria, Scunthorpe & Lindsey United, Shrewsbury Town, South Liverpool, Wigan Athletic and Workington.
Manager of the Season
1. Bill Anderson - Lincoln City
2. Reg Freeman - Rotherham United
3. Bill Tulip - Gateshead
 
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Third Division South Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 1 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 3 2 44 17 10 6 5 30 20 2 61 22,273 Rd 6  
2 5 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 13 5 3 42 13 11 4 6 34 22 2.171 57 16,852 Rd 3
3 2 Walsall 42 13 5 3 37 12 8 4 9 33 28 1.75 51 15,695 Rd 3
4 2 Ipswich Town 42 16 1 4 42 18 7 2 12 25 43 1.098 49 13,352 Rd 1
5 D 2 Swansea Town 42 14 6 1 48 14 4 6 11 22 38 1.346 48 17,858 Rd 3
6 6 Notts County 42 12 4 5 44 27 7 4 10 24 32 1.153 46 25,379 Rd 4
7 -4 Bristol City 42 11 4 6 47 26 7 3 11 30 39 1.185 43 20,901 Rd 2
8 2 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 48 18 2 7 12 15 36 1.167 43 13,569 Rd 1
9 -1 Southend United 42 11 8 2 32 16 4 5 12 19 42 0.879 43 10,129 Rd 1
10 -1 Reading 42 10 5 6 37 28 5 6 10 19 30 0.966 41 13,610 Rd 3
11 4 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 34 22 4 5 12 21 41 0.873 41 9,898 Rd 1
12 D 2 Newport County 42 9 8 4 38 28 5 5 11 23 45 0.836 41 11,240 Rd 2
13 5 Crystal Palace 42 12 5 4 32 14 1 8 12 17 35 1 39 14,937 Rd 3
14 -1 Northampton Town 42 10 5 6 35 28 4 6 11 23 44 0.806 39 8,571 Rd 2
15 1 Watford 42 6 6 9 31 37 8 4 9 26 42 0.722 38 11,506 Rd 1
16 -12 Swindon Town 42 6 10 5 21 20 4 6 11 20 26 0.891 36 15,829 Rd 5
17 2 Leyton Orient 42 8 5 8 31 32 5 5 11 20 41 0.699 36 13,345 Rd 1
18 -7 Torquay United 42 7 6 8 40 29 4 7 10 23 33 1.016 35 7,186 Rd 3
19 1 Aldershot 42 5 10 6 22 26 5 5 11 23 41 0.672 35 6,729 Rd 2
20 -6 Bristol Rovers 42 7 3 11 39 34 6 5 10 32 41 0.947 34 15,013 Rd 4
21 0 Norwich City 42 8 3 10 33 34 5 5 11 28 42 0.803 34 21,410 Rd 2
22 -5 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 4 9 26 31 3 8 10 17 42 0.589 34 11,486 Rd 3
Notes
Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion re-elected to league.
Mansfield Town tranferred to Third Division North for next season.
Failed election to Third Division South
Bath City, Bridgend, Chelmsford City, Colchester United, Gillingham, Lovell's Athletic, Merthyr Tydfil, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.
Manager of the Season
1. Dave Mangnal - Queens Park Rangers
2. Harry Lowe - Bournemouth and Boscombe
3. Harry Hibbs - Walsall
 
Outstanding Manager of all divisions for the season Dave Mangnal - Queens Park Rangers