Season 1953-54

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1954 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 West Bromwich Albion 3 2 Preston North End D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 99,852
  Allen 2 (1p), Griffin     Wayman, Morrison      
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1954 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Preston North End 2 0 Sheffield Wednesday D 1 Maine Road, Manchester 75,213
  Wayman, Baxter            
D 1 West Bromwich Albion 2 1 Port ValeD 3N Villa Park, Birmingham 68,221
  Dudley, Allen (p)     Leake      
Final Table for Season 1953-54
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts FA Cup
1 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 16 1 4 61 25 9 6 6 35 31 1.71 57 Rd 3
2 2 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 51 24 9 4 8 35 39 1.37 53Win
3D 2 Huddersfield Town 42 13 6 2 45 24 7 5 9 33 37 1.28 51 Rd 3
4 4 Manchester United 42 11 6 4 41 27 7 6 8 32 31 1.26 48 Rd 3
5 9 Bolton Wanderers 42 14 6 1 45 20 4 6 11 30 40 1.25 48 Rd 6
6 1 Blackpool 42 13 6 2 43 19 6 4 11 37 50 1.16 48 Rd 5
7 -1 Burnley 42 16 2 3 51 23 5 2 14 27 44 1.16 46 Rd 4
8 11 Chelsea 42 12 3 6 45 26 4 9 8 29 42 1.09 44 Rd 3
9 -4 Charlton Athletic 42 14 4 3 51 26 5 2 14 24 51 0.97 44 Rd 3
10 2 Cardiff City 42 12 4 5 32 27 6 4 11 19 44 0.72 44 Rd 4
11 -9 Preston North End 42 12 2 7 43 24 7 3 11 44 34 1.50 43Final
12 -11 Arsenal 42 8 8 5 42 37 7 5 9 33 36 1.03 43 Rd 4
13 -2 Aston Villa 42 12 5 4 50 28 4 4 13 20 40 1.03 41 Rd 3
14 1 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 53 31 1 6 14 28 58 0.91 39 Rd 5
15 1 Newcastle United 42 9 2 10 43 40 5 8 8 29 37 0.94 38 Rd 5
16 -6 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 3 7 38 33 5 2 14 27 43 0.86 37 Rd 6
17 3 Manchester City 42 10 4 7 35 31 4 5 12 27 46 0.81 37 Rd 4
18 -9 Sunderland 42 11 4 6 50 37 3 4 14 31 52 0.91 36 Rd 3
19 -1 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 4 5 43 30 3 2 16 27 61 0.77 36SF
20D 2 Sheffield United 42 9 5 7 43 38 2 6 13 26 52 0.77 33 Rd 3
21 -8 Middlesbrough 42 6 6 9 29 35 4 4 13 31 56 0.66 30 Rd 3
22 -5 Liverpool 42 7 8 6 49 38 2 2 17 19 59 0.70 28 Rd 3
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 4 Leicester City 42 15 4 2 63 23 8 6 7 34 37 1.62 56 Rd 6
2 14 Everton 42 13 6 2 55 27 7 10 4 37 31 1.59 56 Rd 5
3 6 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 4 2 54 16 8 5 8 32 34 1.72 55 Rd 4
4 3 Nottingham Forest 42 15 5 1 61 27 5 7 9 25 32 1.46 52 Rd 3
5 7 Rotherham United 42 13 4 4 51 26 8 3 10 29 41 1.19 49 Rd 4
6 -3 Luton Town 42 11 7 3 36 23 7 5 9 28 36 1.08 48 Rd 3
7 -1 Birmingham City 42 12 6 3 49 18 6 5 10 29 40 1.34 47 Rd 4
8 0 Fulham 42 12 3 6 62 39 5 7 9 36 46 1.15 44 Rd 4
9D 3S Bristol Rovers 42 10 7 4 32 19 4 9 8 32 39 1.10 44 Rd 3
10 0 Leeds United 42 12 5 4 56 30 3 8 10 33 51 1.10 43 Rd 3
11D 1 Stoke City 42 8 8 5 43 28 4 9 8 28 32 1.18 41 Rd 4
12 1 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 5 7 32 28 7 4 10 27 35 0.94 41 Rd 5
13 1 West Ham United 42 11 6 4 44 20 4 3 14 23 49 0.97 39 Rd 4
14 5 Notts County 42 8 6 7 26 29 5 7 9 28 45 0.73 39 Rd 3
15 3 Hull City 42 14 1 6 47 22 2 5 14 17 44 0.97 38 Rd 5
16 -1 Lincoln City 42 11 6 4 46 23 3 3 15 19 60 0.78 37 Rd 4
17 3 Bury 42 9 7 5 39 32 2 7 12 15 40 0.75 36 Rd 3
18D 1 Derby County 42 9 5 7 38 35 3 6 12 26 47 0.78 35 Rd 3
19 -15 Plymouth Argyle 42 6 12 3 38 31 3 4 14 27 51 0.79 34 Rd 4
20 -9 Swansea Town 42 11 5 5 34 25 2 3 16 24 57 0.71 34 Rd 4
21 -4 Brentford 42 9 5 7 25 26 1 6 14 15 52 0.51 31 Rd 3
22D 3N Oldham Athletic 42 6 7 8 26 31 2 2 17 14 58 0.45 25 Rd 3
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 1 Port Vale 46 16 7 0 48 5 10 10 3 26 16 3.52 69SF
2D 2 Barnsley 46 16 3 4 54 24 8 7 8 23 33 1.35 58 Rd 2
3 12 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 14 7 2 49 24 7 8 8 28 32 1.38 57 Rd 4
4 4 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 49 22 6 9 8 25 33 1.35 55 Rd 1
5 11 Bradford City 46 15 6 2 40 14 7 3 13 20 41 1.09 53 Rd 1
6 6 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 41 19 6 8 9 35 45 1.19 52 Rd 4
7 11 Mansfield Town 46 15 5 3 59 22 5 6 12 29 45 1.31 51 Rd 1
8 -5 Wrexham 46 16 4 3 59 19 5 5 13 22 49 1.19 51 Rd 3
9 -2 Bradford 46 13 6 4 57 31 5 8 10 20 37 1.13 50 Rd 3
10 1 Stockport County 46 14 6 3 57 20 4 5 14 20 47 1.15 47 Rd 3
11 -5 Southport 46 12 5 6 41 26 5 7 11 22 34 1.05 46 Rd 2
12 7 Barrow 46 12 7 4 46 26 4 5 14 26 45 1.01 44 Rd 3
13 -4 Carlisle United 46 10 8 5 53 27 4 7 12 30 44 1.17 43 Rd 1
14 -2 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 40 34 7 3 13 19 36 0.84 43 Rd 3
15 9 Accrington Stanley 46 12 7 4 41 22 4 3 16 25 52 0.89 42 Rd 2
16 -6 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 8 6 30 26 5 5 13 19 41 0.73 41 Rd 2
17 -12 Grimsby Town 46 14 5 4 31 15 2 4 17 20 62 0.66 41 Rd 3
18 -1 Hartlepools United 46 10 8 5 40 21 3 6 14 19 44 0.91 40 Rd 3
19 3 Rochdale 46 12 5 6 40 20 3 5 15 19 57 0.77 40 Rd 1
20 3 Workington 46 10 9 4 36 22 3 5 15 23 58 0.74 40 Rd 2
21 0 Darlington 46 11 3 9 31 27 1 11 11 19 44 0.70 38 Rd 1
22 -18 York City 46 8 7 8 39 32 4 6 13 25 54 0.74 37 Rd 1
23 -9 Halifax Town 46 9 6 8 26 21 3 4 16 18 52 0.60 34 Rd 1
24 -4 Chester 46 10 7 6 39 22 1 3 19 9 45 0.72 32 Rd 1
Notes
Halifax Town and Chester re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division North
Nelson, North Shields and Wigan Athletic
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division South Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 15 Ipswich Town 46 15 5 3 47 19 12 5 6 35 32 1.61 64 Rd 5
2 5 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 3 3 57 31 9 6 8 29 30 1.41 61 Rd 2
3 2 Bristol City 46 18 3 2 59 18 7 3 13 29 48 1.33 56 Rd 3
4 6 Watford 46 16 3 4 52 23 5 7 11 33 46 1.23 52 Rd 1
5 -2 Northampton Town 46 18 4 1 63 18 2 7 14 19 37 1.49 51 Rd 2
6D 2 Southampton 46 17 5 1 51 22 5 2 16 25 41 1.21 51 Rd 1
7 -3 Norwich City 46 13 5 5 43 28 7 6 10 30 38 1.11 51 Rd 5
8 3 Reading 46 14 3 6 57 33 6 6 11 29 40 1.18 49 Rd 1
9 8 Exeter City 46 12 2 9 39 22 8 6 9 29 36 1.17 48 Rd 1
10 11 Gillingham 46 14 3 6 37 22 5 7 11 24 44 0.92 48 Rd 1
11 3 Leyton Orient 46 14 5 4 48 26 4 6 13 31 47 1.08 47 Rd 6
12 -10 Millwall 46 15 3 5 44 24 4 6 13 30 53 0.96 47 Rd 2
13 -1 Torquay United 46 10 10 3 48 33 7 2 14 33 55 0.92 46 Rd 1
14 -8 Coventry City 46 14 5 4 36 15 4 4 15 25 41 1.09 45 Rd 1
15 0 Newport County 46 14 4 5 42 28 5 2 16 19 53 0.75 44 Rd 1
16 -8 Southend United 46 15 2 6 46 22 3 5 15 23 49 0.97 43 Rd 2
17 2 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 45 31 6 4 13 29 55 0.86 43 Rd 2
18 2 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 5 8 32 25 6 5 12 28 43 0.88 42 Rd 3
19 -10 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 12 5 6 47 27 4 3 16 20 43 0.96 40 Rd 2
19 -1 Swindon Town 46 13 5 5 48 21 2 5 16 19 49 0.96 40 Rd 2
21 2 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 8 3 48 34 2 4 17 17 42 0.86 40 Rd 1
22 -9 Crystal Palace 46 11 7 5 41 30 3 5 15 19 56 0.70 40 Rd 1
23 -1 Colchester United 46 7 7 9 35 29 3 3 17 15 49 0.64 30 Rd 1
24 0 Walsall 46 8 5 10 22 27 1 3 19 18 60 0.46 26 Rd 3
Notes
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic and Swindon Town finish equal 19th.
Colchester United and Walsall re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division South
Bath City, Merthyr Tydfil, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.