Season 1972-73

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1973 Venue Gate Notes
Sunderland 1 0 Leeds United Wembley Stadium, London 100,000  
 
FA Cup 3/4 Place play off 1973 Venue Gate Notes
Arsenal 1 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers Highbury, London 21,038  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1973 Venue Gate Notes
Sunderland 2 1 Arsenal Hillsborough, Sheffield 55,000  
Leeds United 1 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Maine Road, Manchester 52,505  
 
League Cup Final 1973 Venue Gate Notes
Tottenham Hotspur 1 0 Norwich City Wembley Stadium, London 100,000  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1973 Venue Gate Notes
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 2 Tottenham Hotspur Molineux, Wolverhampton 28,357  
Chelsea 0 2 Norwich City Stamford Bridge, London 34,316  
Tottenham Hotspur 2 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers White Hart Lane, London 41,716 aet agg 4-3
Norwich City 1 0 Chelsea Carrow Road, Norwich 34,265 agg 3-0
 
European Cup Winners Cup Final 1973 Venue Gate Notes
Milan (Ita) 1 0 Leeds United Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Salonica 45,000  
 
European UEFA Cup Final 1973 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 3 0 Borussia Monchengladbach (Ger) Anfield Road, Liverpool 41,169 1st Leg
Borussia Monchengladbach (Ger) 2 0 Liverpool Bokelbergstadion, Monchengladbach 34,905 2nd Leg agg 2-3
Notes
For the following season promotion and relegation between First, Second and Third Divisions was altered to 3 up and 3 down.
Promotion and relegation between Third and Fourth Divisions remained 4 up and 4 down.
Final Table for season 1972-73
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 2 Liverpool 42 17 3 1 45 19 8 7 6 27 23 1.714 60 48,104 Rd 4 Rd 5 UEFA Cup Winner
2 3 Arsenal 42 14 5 2 31 14 9 6 6 26 29 1.326 57 40,253 4th Place Rd 5  
3 -1 Leeds United 42 15 4 2 45 13 6 7 8 26 32 1.578 53 35,830 Final Rd 4 European CWC Final
4 9 Ipswich Town 42 10 7 4 34 20 7 7 7 21 25 1.222 48 22,241 Rd 4 Rd 3  
5 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 3 5 43 23 5 8 8 23 31 1.222 47 24,418 3rd Place SF  
6 8 West Ham United 42 12 5 4 45 25 5 7 9 22 28 1.264 46 30,174 Rd 4 Rd 3  
7 -6 Derby County 42 15 3 3 43 18 4 5 12 13 36 1.037 46 29,767 Rd 6 Rd 3 European Cup SF
8 -2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 10 5 6 33 23 6 8 7 25 25 1.208 45 32,318 Rd 4 Winner UEFA Cup SF
9 2 Newcastle United 42 12 6 3 35 19 4 7 10 25 32 1.176 45 27,940 Rd 4 Rd 3  
10 D 2 Birmingham City 42 11 7 3 39 22 4 5 12 14 32 0.981 42 36,663 Rd 3 Rd 4  
11 -7 Manchester City 42 12 4 5 36 20 3 7 11 21 40 0.95 41 32,330 Rd 5 Rd 3 UEFA Cup Rd 1
12 -5 Chelsea 42 9 6 6 30 22 4 8 9 19 29 0.961 40 29,722 Rd 6 SF  
13 6 Southampton 42 8 11 2 26 17 3 7 11 21 35 0.904 40 18,121 Rd 3 Rd 3  
14 -4 Sheffield United 42 11 4 6 28 18 4 6 11 23 41 0.864 40 23,512 Rd 4 Rd 4  
15 2 Stoke City 42 11 8 2 38 17 3 2 16 23 39 1.089 38 23,815 Rd 3 Rd 4 UEFA Cup Rd 1
16 -4 Leicester City 42 7 9 5 23 18 3 8 10 17 28 0.87 37 23,017 Rd 3 Rd 2  
17 -2 Everton 42 9 5 7 27 21 4 6 11 14 28 0.837 37 34,471 Rd 4 Rd 2  
18 -10 Manchester United 42 9 7 5 24 19 3 6 12 20 41 0.733 37 48,623 Rd 3 Rd 3  
19 -1 Coventry City 42 9 5 7 27 24 4 4 13 13 31 0.727 35 24,623 Rd 6 Rd 3  
20 D 2 Norwich City 42 7 9 5 22 19 4 1 16 14 44 0.571 32 28,535 Rd 3 Final  
21 -1 Crystal Palace 42 7 7 7 25 21 2 5 14 16 37 0.707 30 30,198 Rd 4 Rd 2  
22 -6 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 7 6 25 24 1 3 17 13 38 0.613 28 21,427 Rd 5 Rd 3  
Notes
For the following season promotion and relegation between First, Second and Third Divisions was altered to 3 up and 3 down.
Promotion and relegation between Third and Fourth Divisions remained 4 up and 4 down.
 
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 6 Burnley 42 13 6 2 44 18 11 8 2 28 17 2.057 62 14,083 Rd 3 Rd 2  
2 2 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 4 1 54 13 8 9 4 27 24 2.189 61 14,715 Rd 5 Rd 2  
3D 3Aston Villa 42 12 5 4 27 17 6 9 6 24 30 1.085 50 27,678 Rd 3 Rd 3  
4 5 Middlesbrough 42 12 6 3 29 15 5 7 9 17 28 1.07 47 10,418 Rd 3 Rd 3  
5 3 Bristol City 42 10 7 4 34 18 7 5 9 29 33 1.235 46 12,881 Rd 4 Rd 2  
6 -1 Sunderland 42 12 6 3 35 17 5 6 10 24 32 1.204 46 22,604 Winner Rd 2  
7 -1 Blackpool 42 12 6 3 37 17 6 4 11 19 34 1.098 46 10,782 Rd 3 Rd 5  
8 7 Oxford United 42 14 2 5 36 18 5 5 11 16 25 1.209 45 9,059 Rd 4 Rd 2  
9 11 Fulham 42 11 6 4 32 16 5 6 10 26 33 1.184 44 10,285 Rd 3 Rd 2  
10 4 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 4 3 40 20 3 6 12 19 35 1.073 44 17,224 Rd 5 Rd 3  
11 -8 Millwall 42 12 5 4 33 18 4 5 12 22 29 1.17 42 10,264 Rd 5 Rd 4  
12 1 Luton Town 42 6 9 6 24 23 9 2 10 20 30 0.83 41 10,643 Rd 6 Rd 2  
13 -1 Hull City 42 9 7 5 39 22 5 5 11 25 37 1.085 40 9,233 Rd 5 Rd 3  
14 D 1Nottingham Forest 42 12 5 4 32 18 2 7 12 15 34 0.904 40 9,995 Rd 3 Rd 2  
15 2 Orient 42 11 6 4 33 18 1 6 14 16 35 0.925 36 6,443 Rd 3 Rd 2  
16 -5 Swindon Town 42 8 9 4 28 23 2 7 12 18 37 0.767 36 10,097 Rd 4 Rd 2  
17 -1 Portsmouth 42 7 6 8 21 22 5 5 11 21 37 0.712 35 9,477 Rd 3 Rd 2  
18 -8 Carlisle United 42 10 5 6 40 24 1 7 13 10 28 0.962 34 7,606 Rd 5 Rd 2  
19 -1 Preston North End 42 6 8 7 19 25 5 4 12 18 39 0.578 34 10,199 Rd 3 Rd 1 European CWC Rd 2
20 -1 Cardiff City 42 11 4 6 32 21 0 7 14 11 37 0.741 33 11,456 Rd 4 Rd 1  
21 D 1Huddersfield Town 42 7 9 5 21 20 1 8 12 15 36 0.643 33 8,175 Rd 3 Rd 2  
22D 3Brighton & Hove Albion 42 7 8 6 32 31 1 5 15 14 52 0.554 29 14,186 Rd 3 Rd 2  
 
Third Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 6 Bolton Wanderers 46 18 4 1 44 9 7 7 9 29 30 1.872 61 13,794 Rd 5 Rd 2  
2 2 Notts County 46 17 4 2 40 12 6 7 10 27 35 1.426 57 10,701 Rd 3 Rd 5  
3 7 Blackburn Rovers 46 12 8 3 34 16 8 7 8 23 31 1.213 55 9,214 Rd 2 Rd 1  
4 7 Oldham Athletic 46 12 7 4 40 18 7 9 7 32 36 1.333 54 8,276 Rd 1 Rd 1  
5 1 Bristol Rovers 46 17 4 2 55 20 3 9 11 22 36 1.375 53 8,885 Rd 1 Rd 4  
6 9 Port Vale 46 15 6 2 41 21 6 5 12 15 48 0.812 53 5,429 Rd 3 Rd 2  
7 -4 AFC Bournemouth 46 14 6 3 44 16 3 10 10 22 28 1.5 50 12,268 Rd 3 Rd 2  
8 0 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 3 6 43 26 6 7 10 31 40 1.121 50 9,057 Rd 4 Rd 1  
9D 4 Grimsby Town 46 16 2 5 45 18 4 6 13 22 43 1.098 48 10,784 Rd 4 Rd 2  
10 10 Tranmere Rovers 46 12 8 3 38 17 3 8 12 18 35 1.077 46 5,615 Rd 2 Rd 1  
11 D 2 Charlton Athletic 46 12 7 4 46 24 5 4 14 23 43 1.03 45 5,658 Rd 3 Rd 3  
12 4 Wrexham 46 11 9 3 39 23 3 8 12 16 31 1.019 45 4,431 Rd 2 Rd 2 European CWC Rd 2
13 5 Rochdale 46 8 8 7 22 26 6 9 8 26 28 0.889 45 3,186 Rd 1 Rd 2  
14D 4 Southend United 46 13 6 4 40 14 4 4 15 21 40 1.13 44 7,240 Rd 1 Rd 2  
15 -3 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 10 3 31 21 5 4 14 15 33 0.852 44 3,004 Rd 2 Rd 1  
16 -3 Chesterfield 46 13 4 6 37 22 4 5 14 20 39 0.934 43 5,723 Rd 2 Rd 3  
17 -8 Walsall 46 14 3 6 37 26 4 4 15 19 40 0.848 43 4,806 Rd 2 Rd 1  
18 1 York City 46 8 10 5 24 14 5 5 13 18 32 0.913 41 3,690 Rd 3 Rd 1  
19 D 2 Watford 46 11 8 4 32 23 1 9 13 11 25 0.896 41 6,749 Rd 3 Rd 1  
20 -3 Halifax Town 46 9 8 6 29 23 4 7 12 14 30 0.811 41 2,742 Rd 2 Rd 1  
21 -16 Rotherham United 46 12 4 7 34 27 5 3 15 17 38 0.785 41 4,496 Rd 2 Rd 3  
22D 4 Brentford 46 12 5 6 33 18 3 2 18 18 51 0.739 37 8,742 Rd 1 Rd 2  
23 -9 Swansea City 46 11 5 7 37 29 3 4 16 14 44 0.699 37 3,104 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24D 4 Scunthorpe United 46 8 7 8 18 25 2 3 18 15 47 0.458 30 3,736 Rd 3 Rd 1  
 
Fourth Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Fourth Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 6 Southport 46 17 4 2 40 19 9 6 8 31 29 1.479 62 3,580 Rd 1 Rd 2  
2 NL Hereford United 46 18 4 1 39 12 5 8 10 17 26 1.474 58 8,917 Rd 1 Rd 1  
3 7 Cambridge United 46 15 6 2 40 23 5 11 7 27 34 1.175 57 4,227 Rd 1 Rd 1  
4 13 Aldershot 46 14 6 3 33 14 8 6 9 27 24 1.579 56 4,442 Rd 2 Rd 1  
5 9 Newport County 46 14 6 3 37 18 8 6 9 27 26 1.455 56 4,812 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6D 3Mansfield Town 46 15 7 1 52 17 5 7 11 26 34 1.529 54 5,010 Rd 1 Rd 2  
7 9 Reading 46 14 7 2 33 7 3 11 9 18 31 1.342 52 5,321 Rd 4 Rd 1  
8 7 Exeter City 46 13 8 2 40 18 5 6 12 17 33 1.118 50 4,956 Rd 1 Rd 1  
9 4 Gillingham 46 15 4 4 44 20 4 7 12 19 38 1.086 49 3,186 Rd 1 Rd 2  
10 -5 Lincoln City 46 12 7 4 38 27 4 9 10 26 30 1.123 48 4,547 Rd 1 Rd 1  
11 12 Stockport County 46 14 7 2 38 18 4 5 14 15 35 1 48 3,728 Rd 3 Rd 4  
12 -3 Bury 46 11 7 5 37 19 3 11 9 21 32 1.137 46 2,971 Rd 1 Rd 4  
13 -7 Workington 46 15 7 1 44 20 2 5 16 15 41 0.967 46 1,442 Rd 1 Rd 2  
14D 3Barnsley 46 9 8 6 32 24 5 8 10 26 36 0.967 44 2,862 Rd 1 Rd 1  
15 5 Chester 46 11 6 6 40 19 3 9 11 21 33 1.173 43 2,897 Rd 1 Rd 2  
16D 3Bradford City 46 12 6 5 42 25 4 5 14 19 40 0.938 43 3,495 Rd 4 Rd 1  
17 -5 Doncaster Rovers 46 10 8 5 28 19 5 4 14 21 39 0.845 42 2,259 Rd 3 Rd 1  
18D 3Torquay United 46 8 10 5 23 17 4 7 12 21 30 0.936 41 3,300 Rd 2 Rd 1  
19 -11 Peterborough United 46 10 8 5 42 29 4 5 14 29 47 0.934 41 4,756 Rd 3 Rd 1  
20 -2 Hartlepool United 46 8 10 5 17 15 4 7 12 17 34 0.694 41 3,691 Rd 1 Rd 2  
21 3 Crewe Alexandra 46 7 8 8 18 23 2 10 11 20 38 0.623 36 2,059 Rd 3 Rd 1  
22 -11 Colchester United 46 8 8 7 36 28 2 3 18 12 48 0.632 31 3,229 Rd 2 Rd 1  
23 -2 Northampton Town 46 7 6 10 24 30 3 5 15 16 43 0.548 31 2,835 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24 -5 Darlington 46 5 9 9 28 41 2 6 15 14 44 0.494 29 1,697 Rd 1 Rd 1  
Notes
Crewe Alexandra, Colchester United, Northampton Town and Darlington re-elected to league.
Failed election to Fourth Division
Barrow, Bedford Town, Boston United, Bradford Park Avenue, Cambridge City, Chelmsford City, Kettering Town, Nuneaton Borough, Telford United, Wigan Athletic, Wimbledon & Yeovil Town.