Season 1956-57

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1957 Venue Gate Notes
Aston Villa 2 1 Manchester United Wembley Stadium, London 99,225  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1957 Venue Gate Notes
Manchester United 2 0 Birmingham City Hillsborough, Sheffield 65,107  
Aston Villa 2 2 West Bromwich Albion Molineux, Wolverhampton 55,549  
Aston Villa 1 0 West Bromwich Albion St Andrews, Birmingham 58,067 Replay
Final Table for season 1956-57
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 0 Manchester United 42 14 4 3 55 25 14 4 3 48 29 1.907 64 45,482 Final   European Cup SF
2 16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 4 2 70 24 7 8 6 34 32 1.857 56 43,323 Rd 5    
3 16 Preston North End 42 15 4 2 50 19 8 6 7 34 37 1.5 56 23,519 Rd 5    
4 -2 Blackpool 42 14 3 4 55 26 8 6 7 38 39 1.431 53 21,961 Rd 5    
5 0 Arsenal 42 12 5 4 45 21 9 3 9 40 48 1.232 50 41,093 Rd 6    
6 -3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 17 2 2 70 29 3 6 12 24 41 1.343 48 34,960 Rd 4    
7 0 Burnley 42 14 5 2 41 21 4 5 12 15 29 1.12 46 22,488 Rd 6    
8 D 2 Leeds United 42 10 8 3 42 18 5 6 10 30 45 1.143 44 32,648 Rd 3    
9 -1 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 6 2 42 23 3 6 12 23 42 1 44 25,265 Rd 3    
10 10 Aston Villa 42 10 8 3 45 25 4 7 10 20 30 1.182 43 30,488 Winner    
11 2 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 8 5 31 25 6 6 9 28 36 0.967 42 22,768 SF    
12 -6 Birmingham City 42 12 5 4 52 25 3 4 14 17 44 1 39 32,444 SF    
12 4 Chelsea 42 7 8 6 43 36 6 5 10 30 37 1 39 31,732 Rd 4    
14 D 2 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 3 4 55 29 2 3 16 27 59 0.932 38 28,942 Rd 3    
15 0 Everton 42 10 5 6 34 28 4 5 12 27 51 0.772 38 35,074 Rd 5    
16 -6 Luton Town 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 5 12 26 50 0.763 37 18,262 Rd 3    
17 -6 Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 43 31 4 3 14 24 56 0.77 36 35,202 Rd 4    
18 -14 Manchester City 42 10 2 9 48 42 3 7 11 30 46 0.886 35 29,997 Rd 3    
19 -7 Portsmouth 42 8 6 7 37 35 2 7 12 25 57 0.674 33 25,024 Rd 4    
20 -11 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 40 30 3 3 15 27 58 0.761 32 36,145 Rd 4    
21 -4 Cardiff City 42 7 6 8 35 34 3 3 15 18 54 0.602 29 20,550 Rd 4    
22 -8 Charlton Athletic 42 7 3 11 31 44 2 1 18 31 76 0.517 22 20,365 Rd 3    
Notes
Birmingham City and Chelsea finish equal 12th.
 
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 4 Leicester City 42 14 5 2 68 36 11 6 4 41 31 1.627 61 30,615 Rd 3    
2 5 Nottingham Forest 42 13 4 4 50 29 9 6 6 44 26 1.709 54 23,005 Rd 6    
3 0 Liverpool 42 16 1 4 53 26 5 10 6 29 28 1.519 53 35,739 Rd 3    
4 0 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 6 3 49 32 9 4 8 34 43 1.107 52 23,091 Rd 3    
5 8 Stoke City 42 16 2 3 64 18 4 6 11 19 40 1.431 48 22,141 Rd 3    
6 8 Middlesbrough 42 12 5 4 51 29 7 5 9 33 31 1.4 48 21,127 Rd 4    
7 D 1Sheffield United 42 11 6 4 45 28 8 2 11 42 48 1.145 46 21,803 Rd 3    
8 8 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 31 24 7 4 10 28 39 0.937 46 18,667 Rd 4    
9 -3 Bristol Rovers 42 12 5 4 47 19 6 4 11 34 48 1.209 45 22,188 Rd 4    
10 0 Swansea Town 42 12 3 6 53 34 7 4 10 37 56 1 45 16,633 Rd 3    
11 -2 Fulham 42 13 1 7 53 32 6 3 12 31 44 1.105 42 20,925 Rd 4    
12 D 1Huddersfield Town 42 10 3 8 33 27 8 3 10 35 47 0.919 42 14,861 Rd 5    
13 -2 Bristol City 42 13 2 6 49 32 3 7 11 25 47 0.937 41 21,604 Rd 5    
14 3 Doncaster Rovers 42 12 5 4 51 21 3 5 13 26 56 1 40 12,375 Rd 3    
15D 3SLeyton Orient 42 7 8 6 34 38 8 2 11 32 46 0.786 40 17,372 Rd 3    
16D 3NGrimsby Town 42 12 4 5 41 26 5 1 15 20 36 0.984 39 15,282 Rd 3    
17 2 Rotherham United 42 9 7 5 37 26 4 4 13 37 49 0.987 37 10,736 Rd 3    
18 -10 Lincoln City 42 9 4 8 34 27 5 2 14 20 53 0.675 34 11,180 Rd 3    
19 -1 Barnsley 42 8 7 6 39 35 4 3 14 20 54 0.663 34 12,915 Rd 5    
20 0 Notts County 42 7 6 8 34 32 2 6 13 24 54 0.674 30 15,638 Rd 3    
21 -6 Bury 42 5 3 13 37 47 3 6 12 23 49 0.625 25 11,986 Rd 3    
22 -10 Port Vale 42 7 4 10 31 42 1 2 18 26 59 0.564 22 14,046 Rd 3    
 
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division North Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 1 Derby County 46 18 3 2 69 18 8 8 7 42 35 2.094 63 19,611 Rd 2    
2 2 Hartlepools United 46 18 4 1 56 21 7 5 11 34 42 1.429 59 9,225 Rd 3    
3 0 Accrington Stanley 46 15 4 4 54 22 10 4 9 41 42 1.484 58 8,736 Rd 3    
4 6 Workington 46 16 4 3 60 25 8 6 9 33 38 1.476 58 8,305 Rd 2    
5 2 Stockport County 46 16 3 4 51 26 7 5 11 40 49 1.213 54 9,706 Rd 1    
6 0 Chesterfield 46 17 5 1 60 22 5 4 14 36 57 1.215 53 9,989 Rd 3    
7 4 York City 46 14 4 5 43 21 7 6 10 32 40 1.23 52 9,414 Rd 2    
8 D 2 Hull City 46 14 6 3 45 24 7 4 12 39 45 1.217 52 12,056 Rd 3    
9 -1 Bradford City 46 14 3 6 47 31 8 5 10 31 37 1.147 52 12,823 Rd 1    
10 12 Barrow 46 16 2 5 51 22 5 7 11 25 40 1.226 51 6,379 Rd 2    
11 8 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 40 24 5 5 13 25 46 0.929 49 6,118 Rd 1    
12 2 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 63 33 7 3 13 34 41 1.311 48 9,547 Rd 4    
13 -1 Rochdale 46 14 6 3 38 19 4 6 13 27 46 1 48 6,280 Rd 1    
14 -5 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 9 5 9 44 36 6 10 7 27 33 1.029 45 6,227 Rd 2    
15 6 Carlisle United 46 9 9 5 44 36 7 4 12 32 49 0.894 45 7,430 Rd 3    
16 2 Mansfield Town 46 13 3 7 58 38 4 7 12 33 52 1.011 44 9,039 Rd 1    
17 -4 Gateshead 46 9 6 8 42 40 8 4 11 30 50 0.8 44 3,875 Rd 1    
18 -3 Darlington 46 11 5 7 47 36 6 3 14 35 59 0.863 42 5,870 Rd 2    
19 1 Oldham Athletic 46 9 7 7 35 31 3 8 12 31 43 0.892 39 8,273 Rd 2    
20 3 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 2 10 41 40 5 1 17 25 53 0.71 35 8,484 Rd 2    
21 -4 Chester 46 8 7 8 40 35 2 6 15 15 49 0.655 33 6,472 Rd 1    
22 -17 Southport 46 7 8 8 31 34 3 4 16 21 60 0.553 32 4,376 Rd 1    
23 -7 Tranmere Rovers 46 5 9 9 33 38 2 4 17 18 53 0.56 27 6,061 Rd 1    
24 0 Crewe Alexandra 46 5 7 11 31 46 1 2 20 12 64 0.391 21 4,918 Rd 1    
Notes
Tranmere Rovers and Crewe Alexandra re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division North
Burton Albion, Morecambe, Nelson, North Shields and Wigan Athletic.
 
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division South Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 2 Ipswich Town 46 18 3 2 72 20 7 6 10 29 34 1.87 59 14,372 Rd 3    
2 3 Torquay United 46 19 4 0 71 18 5 7 11 18 46 1.391 59 8,014 Rd 3    
3 9 Colchester United 46 15 8 0 49 19 7 6 10 35 37 1.5 58 9,269 Rd 1    
4 10 Southampton 46 15 4 4 48 20 7 6 10 28 32 1.462 54 14,786 Rd 3    
5 4 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 15 7 1 57 20 4 7 12 31 42 1.419 52 10,950 Rd 6    
6 -4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 6 2 59 26 4 8 11 27 39 1.323 52 11,606 Rd 4    
7 -3 Southend United 46 14 3 6 42 20 4 9 10 31 45 1.123 48 8,993 Rd 4    
8 -2 Brentford 46 12 9 2 55 29 4 7 12 23 47 1.026 48 11,482 Rd 2    
9 4 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 9 3 45 24 4 9 10 27 55 0.911 48 7,592 Rd 1    
10 8 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 7 4 42 21 6 4 13 19 39 1.017 47 9,081 Rd 3    
11 10 Watford 46 11 6 6 44 32 7 4 12 28 43 0.96 46 9,219 Rd 2    
12 7 Newport County 46 15 6 2 51 18 1 7 15 14 44 1.048 45 9,262 Rd 4    
13 4 Reading 46 13 4 6 44 30 5 5 13 36 51 0.988 45 8,832 Rd 3    
14 -3 Northampton Town 46 15 5 3 49 22 3 4 16 17 51 0.904 45 8,158 Rd 1    
15 5 Walsall 46 11 7 5 49 25 5 5 13 31 49 1.081 44 11,347 Rd 1    
16 -8 Coventry City 46 12 5 6 52 36 4 7 12 22 48 0.881 44 13,669 Rd 1    
17 5 Millwall 46 13 7 3 46 29 3 5 15 18 55 0.762 44 11,528 Rd 5    
18 D 2 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 38 31 6 3 14 30 42 0.932 43 12,713 Rd 2    
19 -4 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 43 35 4 7 12 36 57 0.859 42 5,098 Rd 1    
20 3 Crystal Palace 46 7 10 6 31 28 4 8 11 31 47 0.827 40 12,081 Rd 3    
21 -5 Exeter City 46 8 8 7 37 29 4 5 14 24 50 0.772 37 6,765 Rd 1    
22 -12 Gillingham 46 7 8 8 29 29 5 5 13 25 56 0.635 37 7,037 Rd 2    
23 1 Swindon Town 46 12 3 8 43 33 3 3 17 23 63 0.688 36 8,736 Rd 2    
24 -17 Norwich City 46 7 5 11 33 37 1 10 12 28 57 0.649 31 12,539 Rd 1    
Notes
Norwich City and Swindon Town re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division South
Bedford Town, Headington United, Kettering Town, King's Lynn Town, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.