Season 1979-80

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1980 Venue Gate Notes
West Ham United 1 0 Arsenal Wembley Stadium, London 100,000  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1980 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 0 0 Arsenal Hillsborough, Sheffield 50,174  
Everton 1 1 West Ham United Villa Park, Birmingham 47,685  
West Ham United 2 1 Everton Elland Road, Leeds 40,720  
Liverpool 1 1 Arsenal Villa Park, Birmingham 40,679 aet
Liverpool 1 1 Arsenal Villa Park, Birmingham 42,975 aet
Arsenal 1 0 Liverpool Highfield Road, Coventry 35,335  
 
League Cup Final 1980 Venue Gate Notes
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 0 Nottingham Forest Wembley Stadium, London 100,000  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1980 Venue Gate Notes
Nottingham Forest 1 0 Liverpool City Ground, Nottingham 32,234  
Swindon Town 2 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers County Ground, Swindon 26,000  
Liverpool 1 1 Nottingham Forest Anfield Road, Liverpool 50,880 agg 1-2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 1 Swindon Town Molineux, Wolverhampton 41,031 agg 4-3
 
European Cup Final 1980 Venue Gate Notes
Nottingham Forest 1 0 Hamburger SV (Ger) Bernabeu, Madrid 50,000  
 
European Cup Winners Cup Final 1980 Venue Gate Notes
Valencia (Spa) 0 0 Arsenal Heysal Stadium, Brussels 40,000 aet 5-4p
Final Table for season 1979-80
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 0 Liverpool 42 15 6 0 46 8 10 4 7 35 22 51 60 44,582 SF SF European Cup Rd 2
2 7 Manchester United 42 17 3 1 43 8 7 7 7 22 27 30 58 51,608 Rd 3 Rd 3  
3 3 Ipswich Town 42 14 4 3 43 13 8 5 8 25 26 29 53 21,621 Rd 6 Rd 2 UEFA Cup Rd 2
4 3 Arsenal 42 8 10 3 24 12 10 6 5 28 24 16 52 33,596 Final Rd 5 European CWC Final
5 -3 Nottingham Forest 42 16 4 1 44 11 4 4 13 19 32 20 48 26,382 Rd 4 Final European Cup Winner
6 12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 9 6 6 29 20 10 3 8 29 27 11 47 25,731 Rd 5 Winner  
7 1 Aston Villa 42 11 5 5 29 22 5 9 7 22 28 1 46 27,976 Rd 6 Rd 3  
8 6 Southampton 42 14 2 5 53 24 4 7 10 12 29 12 45 21,421 Rd 3 Rd 3  
9 3 Middlesbrough 42 11 7 3 31 14 5 5 11 19 30 6 44 18,739 Rd 4 Rd 3  
10 -7 West Bromwich Albion 42 9 8 4 37 23 2 11 8 17 27 4 41 22,418 Rd 3 Rd 4 UEFA Cup Rd 1
11 -6 Leeds United 42 10 7 4 30 17 3 7 11 16 33 -4 40 22,788 Rd 3 Rd 2 UEFA Cup Rd 2
12 4 Norwich City 42 10 8 3 38 30 3 6 12 20 36 -8 40 17,573 Rd 4 Rd 5  
13 D 2 Crystal Palace 42 9 9 3 26 13 3 7 11 15 37 -9 40 29,606 Rd 3 Rd 3  
14 -3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 5 5 30 22 4 5 12 22 40 -10 40 32,018 Rd 6 Rd 2  
15 -5 Coventry City 42 12 2 7 34 24 4 5 12 22 42 -10 39 19,315 Rd 4 Rd 3  
16 D 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 8 5 25 20 3 7 11 22 37 -10 37 24,768 Rd 4 Rd 4  
17 -2 Manchester City 42 8 8 5 28 25 4 5 12 15 41 -23 37 35,271 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 D 2 Stoke City 42 9 4 8 27 26 4 6 11 17 32 -14 36 20,176 Rd 3 Rd 3  
19 -15 Everton 42 7 7 7 28 25 2 10 9 15 26 -8 35 28,708 SF Rd 4 UEFA Cup Rd 1
20 -7 Bristol City 42 6 6 9 22 30 3 7 11 15 36 -29 31 18,628 Rd 4 Rd 4  
21 -2 Derby County 42 9 4 8 36 29 2 4 15 11 38 -20 30 19,904 Rd 3 Rd 2  
22 -5 Bolton Wanderers 42 5 11 5 19 21 0 4 17 19 52 -35 25 16,229 Rd 5 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 16 Leicester City 42 12 5 4 32 19 9 8 4 26 19 20 55 18,614 Rd 3 Rd 1  
2 2 Sunderland 42 16 5 0 47 13 5 7 9 22 29 27 54 27,119 Rd 3 Rd 4  
3 D 1 Birmingham City 42 14 5 2 37 16 7 6 8 21 22 20 53 20,420 Rd 5 Rd 3  
4 D 1 Chelsea 42 14 3 4 34 16 9 4 8 32 36 14 53 23,022 Rd 3 Rd 2  
5 D 1 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 9 2 46 25 8 4 9 29 28 22 49 14,087 Rd 3 Rd 4  
6 12 Luton Town 42 9 10 2 36 17 7 7 7 30 28 21 49 11,676 Rd 3 Rd 1  
7 -2 West Ham United 42 13 2 6 37 21 7 5 9 17 22 11 47 22,825 Winner Rd 5  
8 4 Cambridge United 42 11 6 4 40 23 3 10 8 21 30 8 44 6,134 Rd 4 Rd 2  
9 -1 Newcastle United 42 13 6 2 35 19 2 8 11 18 30 4 44 23,345 Rd 3 Rd 2  
10 -3 Preston North End 42 8 10 3 30 23 4 9 8 26 29 4 43 9,734 Rd 3 Rd 2  
11 3 Oldham Athletic 42 12 5 4 30 21 4 6 11 19 32 -4 43 7,924 Rd 3 Rd 2  
12 D 3 Swansea City 42 13 1 7 31 20 4 8 9 17 33 -5 43 14,376 Rd 5 Rd 2  
13 D 3 Shrewsbury Town 42 12 3 6 41 23 6 2 13 19 30 7 41 8,762 Rd 3 Rd 2  
14 -3 Orient 42 7 9 5 29 31 5 8 8 19 23 -6 41 7,241 Rd 4 Rd 2  
15 -6 Cardiff City 42 11 4 6 21 16 5 4 12 20 32 -7 40 9,926 Rd 3 Rd 2  
16 -1 Wrexham 42 13 2 6 26 15 3 4 14 14 34 -9 38 10,094 Rd 5 Rd 2 European CWC Rd 2
17 -11 Notts County 42 4 11 6 24 22 7 4 10 27 30 -1 37 8,818 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 D 3 Watford 42 9 6 6 27 18 3 7 11 12 28 -7 37 15,438 Rd 6 Rd 1  
19 -3 Bristol Rovers 42 9 8 4 33 23 2 5 14 17 41 -14 35 7,399 Rd 3 Rd 1  
20 -10 Fulham 42 6 4 11 19 28 5 3 13 23 46 -32 29 8,419 Rd 3 Rd 2  
21 -8 Burnley 42 5 9 7 19 23 1 6 14 20 50 -34 27 8,118 Rd 4 Rd 2  
22 -3 Charlton Athletic 42 6 6 9 25 31 0 4 17 14 47 -39 22 7,200 Rd 3 Rd 1  
 
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 D 4 Grimsby Town 46 18 2 3 46 16 8 8 7 27 26 31 62 10,528 Rd 3 Rd 5  
2 D 2 Blackburn Rovers 46 13 5 5 34 17 12 4 7 24 19 22 59 10,311 Rd 5 Rd 2  
3 11 Sheffield Wednesday 46 12 6 5 44 20 9 10 4 37 27 34 58 18,188 Rd 2 Rd 2  
4 16 Chesterfield 46 16 5 2 46 16 7 6 10 25 30 25 57 7,760 Rd 1 Rd 3  
5 2 Colchester United 46 10 10 3 39 20 10 2 11 25 36 8 52 3,816 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 0 Carlisle United 46 13 6 4 45 26 5 6 12 21 30 10 48 4,406 Rd 4 Rd 1  
7 D 4 Reading 46 14 6 3 43 19 2 10 11 23 46 1 48 6,833 Rd 4 Rd 2  
8 1 Exeter City 46 14 5 4 38 22 5 5 13 22 46 -8 48 4,574 Rd 1 Rd 4  
9 7 Chester 46 14 6 3 29 18 3 7 13 20 39 -8 47 3,621 Rd 5 Rd 2  
10 -5 Swindon Town 46 15 4 4 50 20 4 4 15 21 43 8 46 8,778 Rd 4 SF  
11 D 4 Barnsley 46 10 7 6 29 20 6 7 10 24 36 -3 46 11,890 Rd 2 Rd 2  
12 D 2 Sheffield United 46 13 5 5 35 21 5 5 13 25 45 -6 46 16,584 Rd 2 Rd 1  
13 4 Rotherham United 46 13 4 6 38 24 5 6 12 20 42 -8 46 6,158 Rd 2 Rd 2  
14 D 2 Millwall 46 14 6 3 49 23 2 7 14 16 36 6 45 5,918 Rd 4 Rd 1  
15 0 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 7 3 39 17 3 5 15 20 38 4 44 5,776 Rd 1 Rd 3  
16 -12 Gillingham 46 8 9 6 26 18 6 5 12 23 33 -2 42 6,131 Rd 1 Rd 2  
17 -6 Oxford United 46 10 4 9 34 24 4 9 10 23 38 -5 41 4,783 Rd 1 Rd 1  
18 -6 Blackpool 46 10 7 6 39 34 5 4 14 23 40 -12 41 5,818 Rd 1 Rd 2  
19 -9 Brentford 46 10 6 7 33 26 5 5 13 26 47 -14 41 7,818 Rd 1 Rd 1  
20 -12 Hull City 46 11 7 5 29 21 1 9 13 22 48 -18 40 5,986 Rd 1 Rd 1  
21 -2 Bury 46 10 4 9 30 23 6 3 14 15 36 -14 39 4,239 Rd 5 Rd 1  
22 -9 Southend United 46 11 6 6 33 23 3 4 16 14 35 -11 38 4,611 Rd 2 Rd 3  
23 -5 Mansfield Town 46 9 9 5 31 24 1 7 15 16 34 -11 36 5,452 Rd 3 Rd 3  
24 D 4 Wimbledon 46 6 8 9 34 38 4 6 13 18 43 -29 34 3,426 Rd 2 Rd 4  
 
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 8 Huddersfield Town 46 16 5 2 61 18 11 7 5 40 30 53 66 8,714 Rd 1 Rd 2  
2 D 3 Walsall 46 12 9 2 43 23 11 9 3 32 24 28 64 5,547 Rd 2 Rd 1  
3 5 Newport County 46 16 5 2 47 22 11 2 10 36 28 33 61 5,139 Rd 1 Rd 1  
4 3 Portsmouth 46 15 5 3 62 23 9 7 7 29 26 42 60 15,850 Rd 3 Rd 1  
5 10 Bradford City 46 14 6 3 44 14 10 6 7 33 36 27 60 5,744 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 0 Wigan Athletic 46 13 5 5 42 26 8 8 7 34 35 15 55 5,899 Rd 4 Rd 1  
7 D 3 Lincoln City 46 14 8 1 43 12 4 9 10 21 30 22 53 3,713 Rd 1 Rd 1  
8 D 3 Peterborough United 46 14 3 6 39 22 7 7 9 19 25 11 52 4,132 Rd 1 Rd 3  
9 2 Torquay United 46 13 7 3 47 25 2 10 11 23 44 1 47 3,184 Rd 2 Rd 2  
10 -5 Aldershot 46 10 7 6 35 23 6 6 11 27 30 9 45 3,859 Rd 3 Rd 1  
11 7 AFC Bournemouth 46 8 9 6 32 25 5 9 9 20 26 1 44 3,924 Rd 2 Rd 1  
12 10 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 6 6 37 27 4 8 11 25 36 -1 44 4,321 Rd 2 Rd 2  
13 6 Northampton Town 46 14 5 4 33 16 2 7 14 18 50 -15 44 3,024 Rd 1 Rd 3  
14 -2 Scunthorpe United 46 11 9 3 37 23 3 6 14 21 52 -17 43 2,266 Rd 1 Rd 1  
15 D 3 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 4 9 32 24 4 9 10 18 32 -6 41 2,246 Rd 2 Rd 2  
16 1 Stockport County 46 9 7 7 30 31 5 5 13 18 41 -24 40 2,911 Rd 1 Rd 2  
17 -7 York City 46 9 6 8 35 34 5 5 13 30 48 -17 39 2,713 Rd 2 Rd 1  
18 5 Halifax Town 46 11 9 3 29 20 2 4 17 17 52 -26 39 2,575 Rd 4 Rd 1  
19 -6 Hartlepool United 46 10 7 6 36 28 4 3 16 23 36 -5 38 2,915 Rd 1 Rd 1  
20 -4 Port Vale 46 8 6 9 34 24 4 6 13 22 46 -14 36 3,462 Rd 1 Rd 1  
21 -7 Hereford United 46 8 7 8 22 21 3 7 13 16 31 -14 36 3,355 Rd 2 Rd 1  
22 -1 Darlington 46 7 11 5 33 26 2 6 15 17 48 -24 35 1,972 Rd 2 Rd 1  
23 1 Crewe Alexandra 46 10 6 7 25 27 1 7 15 10 41 -33 35 2,745 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24 -4 Rochdale 46 6 7 10 20 28 1 6 16 13 51 -46 27 1,926 Rd 3 Rd 1  
Notes
Hereford United, Darlington, Crewe Alexandra and Rochdale re-elected to league.
Failed election to Fourth Division
Altrincham