Season 1948-49

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1949 Venue Gate Notes
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 1 Leicester City Wembley Stadium, London 98,920  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1949 Venue Gate Notes
Leicester City 3 1 Portsmouth Highbury, London 62,000  
Manchester United 1 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Hillsborough, Sheffield 62,250 aet
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 0 Manchester United Goodison Park, Liverpool 72,631 Replay
Final Table for season 1948-49
First Division
Home Away
Ptn First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 7 Portsmouth 42 18 3 0 52 12 7 5 9 32 30 2 58 37,082 SF
2 0 Manchester United 42 11 7 3 40 20 10 4 7 37 24 1.75 53 47,989 SF
3 1 Derby County 42 17 2 2 48 22 5 7 9 26 33 1.345 53 29,798 Rd 6  
4 D 2 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 35 29 8 7 6 35 27 1.25 52 53,959 Rd 3
5 -4 Arsenal 42 13 5 3 51 18 5 8 8 23 26 1.682 49 51,475 Rd 4
6 -1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 48 19 4 7 10 31 47 1.197 46 43,690 Winner
7 3 Manchester City 42 10 8 3 28 21 5 7 9 19 30 0.922 45 38,640 Rd 3
8 12 Sunderland 42 8 10 3 27 19 5 7 9 22 39 0.845 43 45,220 Rd 4
9 4 Charlton Athletic 42 10 5 6 38 31 5 7 9 25 36 0.94 42 40,216 Rd 3
10 -4 Aston Villa 42 10 6 5 40 36 6 4 11 20 40 0.789 42 47,315 Rd 4
11 4 Stoke City 42 14 3 4 43 24 2 6 13 23 44 0.971 41 29,949 Rd 5
12 -1 Liverpool 42 5 10 6 25 18 8 4 9 28 25 1.233 40 44,230 Rd 5
13 5 Chelsea 42 10 6 5 43 27 2 8 11 26 41 1.015 38 46,357 Rd 5
14 3 Bolton Wanderers 42 10 4 7 43 32 4 6 11 16 36 0.868 38 34,113 Rd 3
15 -12 Burnley 42 10 6 5 27 19 2 8 11 16 31 0.86 38 30,225 Rd 5
16 -7 Blackpool 42 8 8 5 24 25 3 8 10 30 42 0.806 38 24,882 Rd 4
17 D 2 Birmingham City 42 9 7 5 19 10 2 8 11 17 28 0.947 37 38,547 Rd 3
18 -4 Everton 42 12 5 4 33 25 1 6 14 8 38 0.651 37 45,130 Rd 4
19 -3 Middlesbrough 42 10 6 5 37 23 1 6 14 9 34 0.807 34 34,292 Rd 3
20 -1 Huddersfield Town 42 6 7 8 19 24 6 3 12 21 45 0.58 34 22,137 Rd 4
21 -14 Preston North End 42 8 6 7 36 36 3 5 13 26 39 0.827 33 33,226 Rd 4
22 -10 Sheffield United 42 8 9 4 32 25 3 2 16 25 53 0.731 33 34,387 Rd 4
Manager of the Season
1. Bob Jackson - Portsmouth
2. Matt Busby - Manchester United
3. George Martin Newcastle United
 
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 10 Fulham 42 16 4 1 52 14 8 5 8 25 23 2.081 57 29,327 Rd 3
2 5 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 3 2 47 16 8 5 8 22 23 1.769 56 33,393 Rd 6  
3 0 Southampton 42 16 4 1 48 10 7 5 9 21 26 1.917 55 25,385 Rd 3
4 1 Cardiff City 42 14 4 3 45 21 5 9 7 17 26 1.319 51 35,091 Rd 5
5 3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 14 4 3 50 18 3 12 6 22 26 1.636 50 48,250 Rd 3
6 10 Chesterfield 42 9 7 5 24 18 6 10 5 27 27 1.133 47 14,229 Rd 3
7 -1 West Ham United 42 13 5 3 38 23 5 5 11 18 35 0.966 46 23,354 Rd 3
8 -4 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 6 3 36 17 3 7 11 27 39 1.125 43 33,784 Rd 4
9 3 Barnsley 42 10 7 4 40 18 4 5 12 22 43 1.016 40 19,305 Rd 3
10 3 Luton Town 42 11 6 4 32 16 3 6 12 23 41 0.965 40 17,796 Rd 5
11 D 1 Grimsby Town 42 10 5 6 44 28 5 5 11 28 48 0.947 40 16,602 Rd 4
12 8 Bury 42 12 5 4 41 23 5 1 15 26 53 0.882 40 16,361 Rd 3
13 D 3S Queens Park Rangers 42 11 4 6 31 26 3 7 11 13 36 0.71 39 21,628 Rd 3
14 D 1 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 5 4 41 23 3 3 15 12 40 0.841 38 22,527 Rd 3
15 3 Leeds United 42 11 6 4 36 21 1 7 13 19 42 0.873 37 29,356 Rd 3
16 -6 Coventry City 42 12 3 6 35 20 3 4 14 20 44 0.859 37 22,342 Rd 3
17 -3 Bradford Park Avenue 42 8 8 5 37 26 5 3 13 28 52 0.833 37 14,983 Rd 4
18 -3 Brentford 42 7 10 4 28 21 4 4 13 14 32 0.792 36 22,755 Rd 6  
19 -10 Leicester City 42 6 10 5 41 38 4 6 11 21 41 0.785 36 30,347 Final
20 -3 Plymouth Argyle 42 11 4 6 33 25 1 8 12 16 39 0.766 36 22,826 Rd 3
21 -2 Nottingham Forest 42 9 6 6 22 14 5 1 15 28 40 0.926 35 24,087 Rd 3
22 D 3N Lincoln City 42 6 7 8 31 35 2 5 14 22 56 0.582 28 15,945 Rd 3
 
Manager of the Season
1. Frank Osborne - Fulham
2. Billy Dodgin - Southampton
3. Jack Smith - West Bromwich Albion
 
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F AGD Pts Ave Gate FA Cup
1 4 Hull City 42 17 1 3 65 14 10 10 1 28 14 3.321 65 36,760 Rd 6  
2 0 Rotherham United 42 16 4 1 47 17 12 2 7 43 29 1.957 62 13,541 Rd 4
3 D 2 Doncaster Rovers 42 10 8 3 26 12 10 2 9 27 28 1.325 50 13,843 Rd 1
4 12 Darlington 42 10 3 8 42 36 10 3 8 41 38 1.122 46 10,234 Rd 3
5 -1 Gateshead 42 10 6 5 41 28 6 7 8 28 30 1.19 45 7,334 Rd 4
6 5 Oldham Athletic 42 12 4 5 49 28 6 5 10 26 39 1.119 45 15,893 Rd 3
7 5 Rochdale 42 14 3 4 37 16 4 6 11 18 37 1.038 45 8,616 Rd 1
8 9 Stockport County 42 13 5 3 44 16 3 6 12 17 40 1.089 43 10,912 Rd 3
9 -6 Wrexham 42 12 6 3 35 22 5 3 13 21 40 0.903 43 9,560 Rd 1
10 -2 Mansfield Town 42 13 6 2 39 15 1 8 12 13 33 1.083 42 11,312 Rd 3
11 7 Tranmere Rovers 42 8 9 4 23 19 5 6 10 23 38 0.807 41 8,307 Rd 1
12 -2 Crewe Alexandra 42 13 4 4 31 18 3 5 13 21 56 0.703 41 7,316 Rd 3
13 -6 Barrow 42 10 8 3 27 13 4 4 13 14 35 0.854 40 6,939 Rd 2
14 -1 York City 42 11 3 7 49 28 4 6 11 25 46 1 39 10,412 Rd 2
15 -6 Carlisle United 42 12 7 2 46 32 2 4 15 14 45 0.779 39 11,129 Rd 1
16 3 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 34 25 4 5 12 11 33 0.776 38 8,796 Rd 1
17 5 New Brighton 42 10 4 7 25 19 4 4 13 21 39 0.793 36 6,861 Rd 3
18 2 Chester 42 10 7 4 36 19 1 6 14 21 37 1.018 35 6,959 Rd 2
19 2 Halifax Town 42 8 4 9 26 27 4 7 10 19 35 0.726 35 8,914 Rd 1
20 -14 Accrington Stanley 42 11 4 6 39 23 1 6 14 16 41 0.859 34 6,001 Rd 1
21 -6 Southport 42 6 5 10 24 29 5 4 12 21 35 0.703 31 7,637 Rd 3
22 -8 Bradford City 42 7 6 8 29 31 3 3 15 19 46 0.623 29 10,447 Rd 2
Notes
Southport and Bradford City re-elected to league.
Failed election to the Third Division North
Nelson, North Sheilds, Scunthorpe & Lindsey United, Shrewsbury Town, South Liverpool and Wigan Athletic
Manager of the Season
1. Raich Carter - Hull City
2. Reg Freeman - Rotherham United
3. Bill Forrest - Darlington
 
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 4 Swansea Town 42 20 1 0 60 11 7 7 7 27 23 2.559 62 22,467 Rd 2
2 8 Reading 42 17 1 3 48 18 8 4 9 29 32 1.54 55 15,588 Rd 2
3 -1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 15 2 4 42 17 7 6 8 27 31 1.438 52 15,975 Rd 3
4 12 Swindon Town 42 11 9 1 38 20 7 6 8 26 36 1.143 51 16,625 Rd 3
5 15 Bristol Rovers 42 13 5 3 42 23 6 5 10 19 28 1.196 48 17,430 Rd 1
6 16 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 11 5 5 32 26 4 13 4 23 29 1 48 17,729 Rd 3
7 -3 Ipswich Town 42 14 3 4 53 30 4 6 11 25 47 1.013 45 13,398 Rd 1
8 D 2 Millwall 42 12 7 2 42 23 5 4 12 21 41 0.984 45 24,629 Rd 2
9 9 Torquay United 42 12 5 4 45 26 5 6 10 20 44 0.929 45 7,939 Rd 4
10 11 Norwich City 42 11 6 4 32 10 5 6 10 35 39 1.367 44 24,326 Rd 2
11 -5 Notts County 42 15 3 3 68 19 4 2 15 34 49 1.5 43 30,002 Rd 4
12 -1 Exeter City 42 12 5 4 45 26 3 5 13 18 50 0.829 40 10,041 Rd 3
13 -5 Port Vale 42 11 3 7 32 21 3 8 10 19 33 0.944 39 12,069 Rd 1
14 -11 Walsall 42 9 5 7 34 28 6 3 12 22 36 0.875 38 10,776 Rd 4
15 -3 Newport County 42 8 6 7 41 35 6 3 12 27 57 0.739 37 11,878 Rd 5
16 -9 Bristol City 42 8 9 4 28 24 3 5 13 16 38 0.71 36 16,379 Rd 3
17 -2 Watford 42 6 9 6 24 21 4 6 11 17 33 0.759 35 11,161 Rd 1
18 -9 Southend United 42 5 10 6 18 18 4 6 11 23 28 0.891 34 11,399 Rd 1
19 -2 Leyton Orient 42 9 6 6 36 29 2 6 13 22 51 0.725 34 12,444 Rd 2
20 -6 Northampton Town 42 9 6 6 33 20 3 3 15 18 42 0.823 33 9,211 Rd 2
21 -2 Aldershot 42 6 5 10 26 29 5 6 10 22 30 0.814 33 7,351 Rd 3
22 -9 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 27 27 1 3 17 11 49 0.5 27 14,874 Rd 1
Notes
Aldershot and Crystal Palace re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division South
Gillingham, Merthyr Tydfil, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.
Manager of the Season
1. Ted Drake - Reading
2. Billy McCandless - Swansea Town
3. Harry Lowe - Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic
 
Outstanding Manager of all divisions for the season Raich Carter - Hull City