Season 1977-78

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1978 Venue Gate Notes
Ipswich Town 1 0 Arsenal Wembley Stadium, London 100,000  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1978 Venue Gate Notes
Ipswich Town 3 1 West Bromwich Albion Highbury, London 50,922  
Arsenal 3 0 Orient Stamford Bridge, London 49,098  
 
League Cup Final 1978 Venue Gate Notes
Nottingham Forest 0 0 Liverpool Wembley Stadium, London 100,000 aet
Nottingham Forest 1 0 Liverpool Old Trafford, Manchester 54,375  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1978 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 2 1 Arsenal Anfield Road, Liverpool 44,764  
Leeds United 1 3 Nottingham Forest Elland Road, Leeds 43,222  
Arsenal 0 0 Liverpool Highbury, London 49,561 agg 1-2
Nottingham Forest 4 2 Leeds United City Ground, Nottingham 38,131 agg 7-3
 
European Cup Final 1978 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 1 0 Club Brugge (BeI) Wembley Stadium, London 92,500  
Final Table for season 1977-78
First Division
Home Away
Ptn First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 D 2 Nottingham Forest 42 15 6 0 37 8 10 8 3 32 16 45 64 32,501 Rd 6 Winner  
2 -1 Liverpool 42 15 4 2 37 11 9 5 7 28 23 31 57 45,546 Rd 3 Final European Cup Winner
3 6 Everton 42 14 4 3 47 22 8 7 6 29 23 31 55 39,513 Rd 4 Rd 5  
4 -2 Manchester City 42 14 4 3 46 21 6 8 7 28 30 23 52 41,687 Rd 4 Rd 5 UEFA Cup Rd 1
5 3 Arsenal 42 14 5 2 38 12 7 5 9 22 25 23 52 35,447 Final SF  
6 1 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 35 18 5 9 7 27 35 9 50 24,126 SF Rd 4  
7 12 Coventry City 42 13 5 3 48 23 5 7 9 27 39 13 48 23,353 Rd 3 Rd 4  
8 -4 Aston Villa 42 11 4 6 33 18 7 6 8 24 24 15 46 35,459 Rd 3 Rd 4 UEFA Cup QF
9 1 Leeds United 42 12 4 5 39 21 6 6 9 24 32 10 46 29,183 Rd 3 SF  
10 -4 Manchester United 42 9 6 6 32 23 7 4 10 35 40 4 42 51,860 Rd 4 Rd 2 European CWC Rd 3
11 2 Birmingham City 42 8 5 8 32 30 8 4 9 23 30 -5 41 23,896 Rd 4 Rd 2  
12 3 Derby County 42 10 7 4 37 24 4 6 11 17 35 -5 41 23,345 Rd 5 Rd 3  
13 3 Norwich City 42 10 8 3 28 20 1 10 10 24 46 -14 40 19,643 Rd 3 Rd 2  
14 -2 Middlesbrough 42 8 8 5 25 19 4 7 10 17 35 -12 39 19,874 Rd 6 Rd 3  
15 D 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 7 8 6 30 27 5 4 12 21 37 -13 36 22,311 Rd 4 Rd 2  
16 D 2 Chelsea 42 7 11 3 28 20 4 3 14 18 49 -23 36 28,485 Rd 5 Rd 2  
17 1 Bristol City 42 9 6 6 37 26 2 7 12 12 27 -4 35 23,360 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 -15 Ipswich Town 42 10 5 6 32 24 1 8 12 15 37 -14 35 23,586 Winner Rd 4 UEFA Cup Rd 3
19 -5 Queens Park Rangers 42 8 8 5 27 26 1 7 13 20 38 -17 33 19,941 Rd 5 Rd 3  
20 -3 West Ham United 42 8 6 7 31 28 4 2 15 21 41 -17 32 25,620 Rd 4 Rd 2  
21 -16 Newcastle United 42 4 6 11 26 37 2 4 15 16 41 -36 22 24,729 Rd 4 Rd 2 UEFA Cup Rd 2
22 -11 Leicester City 42 4 7 10 16 32 1 5 15 10 38 -44 22 17,768 Rd 4 Rd 2  
 
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Second Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 3 Bolton Wanderers 42 16 4 1 39 14 8 6 7 24 19 30 58 21,834 Rd 5 Rd 4  
2 7 Southampton 42 15 4 2 44 16 7 9 5 26 23 31 57 21,167 Rd 4 Rd 3  
3 D 1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 13 7 1 50 19 7 9 5 33 30 34 56 33,417 Rd 3 Rd 3  
4 D 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 15 5 1 43 21 7 7 7 20 17 25 56 25,265 Rd 4 Rd 2  
5 7 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 4 5 33 16 4 9 8 23 44 -4 45 12,236 Rd 4 Rd 2  
6 D 1 Sunderland 42 11 6 4 36 17 3 10 8 31 42 8 44 22,285 Rd 3 Rd 2  
7 D 1 Stoke City 42 13 5 3 38 16 3 5 13 15 33 4 42 15,114 Rd 4 Rd 2  
8 5 Oldham Athletic 42 9 10 2 32 20 4 6 11 22 38 -4 42 9,520 Rd 3 Rd 3  
9 D 3 Crystal Palace 42 9 7 5 31 20 4 8 9 19 27 3 41 19,575 Rd 3 Rd 2  
10 7 Fulham 42 9 8 4 32 19 5 5 11 17 30 0 41 10,550 Rd 3 Rd 1  
11 5 Burnley 42 11 6 4 35 20 4 4 13 21 44 -8 40 11,581 Rd 4 Rd 3  
12 -1 Sheffield United 42 13 4 4 38 22 3 4 14 24 51 -11 40 15,485 Rd 3 Rd 2  
13 -7 Luton Town 42 11 4 6 35 20 3 6 12 19 32 2 38 9,252 Rd 4 Rd 3  
14 5 Orient 42 8 11 2 30 20 2 7 12 13 29 -6 38 8,365 SF Rd 2  
15 -7 Notts County 42 10 9 2 36 22 1 7 13 18 40 -8 38 9,268 Rd 5 Rd 3  
16 -6 Millwall 42 8 8 5 23 20 4 6 11 26 37 -8 38 8,197 Rd 6 Rd 3  
17 -10 Charlton Athletic 42 11 6 4 38 27 2 6 13 17 41 -13 38 11,307 Rd 3 Rd 2  
18 -3 Bristol Rovers 42 10 7 4 40 26 3 5 13 21 51 -16 38 8,110 Rd 5 Rd 1  
19 -1 Cardiff City 42 12 6 3 32 23 1 6 14 19 48 -20 38 8,365 Rd 3 Rd 2 European CWC Rd 2
20 -15 Blackpool 42 7 8 6 35 25 5 5 11 24 35 -1 37 10,118 Rd 3 Rd 2  
21 D 3 Mansfield Town 42 6 6 9 30 34 4 5 12 19 35 -20 31 8,980 Rd 4 Rd 1  
22 -8 Hull City 42 6 6 9 23 25 2 6 13 11 27 -18 28 6,835 Rd 3 Rd 4  
 
Third Division
Home Away
Ptn Third Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 4 Wrexham 46 14 8 1 48 19 9 7 7 30 26 33 61 11,651 Rd 6 Rd 5  
2 D 4 Cambridge United 46 19 3 1 49 11 4 9 10 23 40 21 58 5,677 Rd 2 Rd 1  
3 3 Preston North End 46 16 5 2 48 19 4 11 8 15 19 25 56 8,799 Rd 2 Rd 2  
4 12 Peterborough United 46 15 7 1 32 11 5 9 9 15 22 14 56 5,969 Rd 3 Rd 3  
5 8 Chester 46 14 8 1 41 24 2 14 7 18 32 3 54 4,016 Rd 2 Rd 1  
6 9 Walsall 46 12 8 3 35 17 6 9 8 26 33 11 53 5,313 Rd 5 Rd 3  
7 5 Gillingham 46 11 10 2 36 21 4 10 9 31 39 7 50 7,167 Rd 2 Rd 1  
8 D 4 Colchester United 46 10 11 2 36 16 5 7 11 19 28 11 48 4,572 Rd 2 Rd 3  
9 9 Chesterfield 46 14 6 3 40 16 3 8 12 18 33 9 48 4,866 Rd 2 Rd 2  
10 1 Swindon Town 46 12 7 4 40 22 4 9 10 27 38 7 48 7,222 Rd 3 Rd 4  
11 -1 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 7 5 42 23 5 8 10 21 34 6 47 3,378 Rd 3 Rd 1  
12 2 Tranmere Rovers 46 13 7 3 39 19 3 8 12 18 33 5 47 3,926 Rd 1 Rd 1  
13 D 2 Carlisle United 46 10 9 4 32 26 4 10 9 27 33 0 47 5,318 Rd 3 Rd 1  
14 -6 Sheffield Wednesday 46 13 7 3 28 14 2 9 12 22 38 -2 46 11,485 Rd 2 Rd 4  
15 -8 Bury 46 7 13 3 34 22 6 6 11 28 34 6 45 4,979 Rd 1 Rd 5  
16 -7 Lincoln City 46 10 8 5 35 26 5 7 11 18 35 -8 45 4,878 Rd 1 Rd 2  
17 D 4 Exeter City 46 11 8 4 30 18 4 6 13 19 41 -10 44 4,884 Rd 3 Rd 2  
18 -1 Oxford United 46 11 10 2 38 21 2 4 17 26 46 -3 40 4,808 Rd 1 Rd 2  
19 D 2 Plymouth Argyle 46 7 8 8 33 28 4 9 10 28 40 -7 39 6,763 Rd 3 Rd 1  
20 -16 Rotherham United 46 11 5 7 26 19 2 8 13 25 49 -17 39 4,913 Rd 3 Rd 2  
21 -2 Port Vale 46 7 11 5 28 23 1 9 13 18 44 -21 36 3,947 Rd 2 Rd 1  
22 D 4 Bradford City 46 11 6 6 40 29 1 4 18 16 57 -30 34 5,103 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23 D 2 Hereford United 46 9 9 5 28 22 0 5 18 6 38 -26 32 4,896 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24 -4 Portsmouth 46 4 11 8 31 38 3 6 14 10 37 -34 31 9,678 Rd 2 Rd 3  
 
Fourth Division
Home Away
Ptn Fourth Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 6 Watford 46 18 4 1 44 14 12 7 4 41 24 47 71 11,352 Rd 3 Rd 3  
2 8 Southend United 46 15 5 3 46 18 10 5 8 20 21 27 60 7,213 Rd 3 Rd 1  
3 2 Swansea City 46 16 5 2 54 17 7 5 11 33 30 40 56 8,097 Rd 3 Rd 1  
4 11 Brentford 46 15 6 2 50 17 6 8 9 36 37 32 56 8,575 Rd 2 Rd 1  
5 12 Aldershot 46 15 8 0 45 16 4 8 11 22 31 20 54 4,347 Rd 1 Rd 1  
6 D 3 Grimsby Town 46 14 6 3 30 15 7 5 11 27 36 6 53 4,692 Rd 3 Rd 2  
7 -1 Barnsley 46 15 4 4 44 20 3 10 10 17 29 12 50 5,635 Rd 2 Rd 1  
8 D 3 Reading 46 12 7 4 33 23 6 7 10 22 29 3 50 4,567 Rd 2 Rd 1  
9 7 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 43 25 4 9 10 14 31 1 47 2,878 Rd 1 Rd 1  
10 D 3 Northampton Town 46 9 8 6 32 30 8 5 10 31 38 -5 47 3,517 Rd 2 Rd 2  
11 -2 Huddersfield Town 46 13 5 5 41 21 2 10 11 22 34 8 45 4,508 Rd 1 Rd 2  
12 -4 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 8 4 37 26 3 9 11 15 39 -13 45 3,228 Rd 1 Rd 1  
13 NL Wimbledon 46 8 11 4 39 26 6 5 12 27 41 -1 44 3,135 Rd 1 Rd 2  
14 6 Scunthorpe United 46 12 6 5 31 14 2 10 11 19 41 -5 44 3,281 Rd 1 Rd 2  
15 -3 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 8 4 34 25 4 6 13 16 44 -19 44 2,290 Rd 2 Rd 1  
16 3 Newport County 46 14 6 3 43 22 2 5 16 22 51 -8 43 4,072 Rd 1 Rd 1  
17 -4 AFC Bournemouth 46 12 6 5 28 20 2 9 12 13 31 -10 43 3,348 Rd 1 Rd 2  
18 -4 Stockport County 46 14 4 5 41 19 2 6 15 15 37 0 42 4,010 Rd 2 Rd 1  
19 -8 Darlington 46 10 8 5 31 22 4 5 14 21 37 -7 41 1,993 Rd 1 Rd 1  
20 1 Halifax Town 46 7 10 6 28 23 3 11 9 24 39 -10 41 2,195 Rd 1 Rd 1  
21 1 Hartlepool United 46 12 4 7 34 29 3 3 17 17 55 -33 37 2,833 Rd 4 Rd 1  
22 D 3 York City 46 8 7 8 27 31 4 5 14 23 38 -19 36 2,222 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23 0 Southport 46 5 13 5 30 32 1 6 16 22 44 -24 31 1,873 Rd 1 Rd 2  
24 -6 Rochdale 46 8 6 9 29 28 0 2 21 14 57 -42 24 1,275 Rd 1 Rd 2  
Notes
Hartlepool United, York City and Rochdale re-elected to league. Southport failed re-election.
Wigan Athletic elected to Fourth Division.
Failed election to Fourth Division
Bath City.