Season 1979-80

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1980 Venue Gate Notes
D 2 West Ham United 1 0 Arsenal D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 100,000
  Brooking            
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1980 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Everton 1 1 West Ham United D 2 Villa Park, Birmingham 47,685
  Kidd     Pearson      
D 1 Liverpool 0 0 Arsenal D 1 Hillsborough, Sheffield 50,174
               
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1980 Replay Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Liverpool 1 1 Arsenal D 1 Villa Park, Birmingham 40,679 aet
  Fairclough     Sunderland        
D 2 West Ham United 2 1 Everton D 1 Elland Road, Leeds 40,720
  Devonshire, Lampard     Latchford      
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1980 Replay 2 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Liverpool 1 1 Arsenal D 1 Villa Park, Birmingham 42,975 aet
  Dalglish     Sunderland        
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1980 Replay 3 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Arsenal 1 0 Liverpool D 1 Highfield Road, Coventry 35,335
  Talbot            
 
League Cup Final 1980 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 0 Nottingham Forest D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 100,000
  Gray            
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1980 1st & 2nd Leg Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Nottingham Forest 1 0 Liverpool D 1 City Ground  32,234
  Robertson (p)            
D 3 Swindon Town 2 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1 County Ground 26,000
  Rowlands, Maynes     Daniel      
D 1 Liverpool 1 1 Nottingham Forest D 1 Anfield Road 50,880 agg 1-2
  Fairclough     Robertson (p)        
D 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 1 Swindon TownD 3 Molineux 41,031 agg 4-3
  Richards 2, Eves     McHale        
 
European Cup Final 1980 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Nottingham Forest 1 0 Hamburg SV Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 50,000
  Robertson            
 
European Cup Winners Cup Final 1980 Venue Gate Notes
Valencia  0 0 Arsenal D 1 Heysel Stadium, Brussels 40,000 aet 5-4p
Final Table for Season 1979-80
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 0 Liverpool 42 15 6 0 46 8 10 4 7 35 22 51 60 SF SF EC Rd 2
2 7 Manchester United 42 17 3 1 43 8 7 7 7 22 27 30 58 Rd 3 Rd 3
3 3 Ipswich Town 42 14 4 3 43 13 8 5 8 25 26 29 53 Rd 6 Rd 2 UEFA Rd 2
4 3 Arsenal 42 8 10 3 24 12 10 6 5 28 24 16 52Final Rd 5CWC Final
5 -3 Nottingham Forest 42 16 4 1 44 11 4 4 13 19 32 20 48 Rd 4Final EC Win
6 12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 9 6 6 29 20 10 3 8 29 27 11 47 Rd 5 Win
7 1 Aston Villa 42 11 5 5 29 22 5 9 7 22 28 1 46 Rd 6 Rd 3
8 6 Southampton 42 14 2 5 53 24 4 7 10 12 29 12 45 Rd 3 Rd 3
9 3 Middlesbrough 42 11 7 3 31 14 5 5 11 19 30 6 44 Rd 4 Rd 3
10 -7 West Bromwich Albion 42 9 8 4 37 23 2 11 8 17 27 4 41 Rd 3 Rd 4 UEFA Rd 1
11 -6 Leeds United 42 10 7 4 30 17 3 7 11 16 33 -4 40 Rd 3 Rd 2 UEFA Rd 2
12 4 Norwich City 42 10 8 3 38 30 3 6 12 20 36 -8 40 Rd 4 Rd 5
13D 2 Crystal Palace 42 9 9 3 26 13 3 7 11 15 37 -9 40 Rd 3 Rd 3
14 -3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 5 5 30 22 4 5 12 22 40 -10 40 Rd 6 Rd 2
15 -5 Coventry City 42 12 2 7 34 24 4 5 12 22 42 -10 39 Rd 4 Rd 3
16D 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 8 5 25 20 3 7 11 22 37 -10 37 Rd 4 Rd 4
17 -2 Manchester City 42 8 8 5 28 25 4 5 12 15 41 -23 37 Rd 3 Rd 3
18D 2 Stoke City 42 9 4 8 27 26 4 6 11 17 32 -14 36 Rd 3 Rd 3
19 -15 Everton 42 7 7 7 28 25 2 10 9 15 26 -8 35 SF Rd 4 UEFA Rd 1
20 -7 Bristol City 42 6 6 9 22 30 3 7 11 15 36 -29 31 Rd 4 Rd 4
21 -2 Derby County 42 9 4 8 36 29 2 4 15 11 38 -20 30 Rd 3 Rd 2
22 -5 Bolton Wanderers 42 5 11 5 19 21 0 4 17 19 52 -35 25 Rd 5 Rd 2
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 16 Leicester City 42 12 5 4 32 19 9 8 4 26 19 20 55 Rd 3 Rd 1
2 2 Sunderland 42 16 5 0 47 13 5 7 9 22 29 27 54 Rd 3 Rd 4
3D 1 Birmingham City 42 14 5 2 37 16 7 6 8 21 22 20 53 Rd 5 Rd 3
4D 1 Chelsea 42 14 3 4 34 16 9 4 8 32 36 14 53 Rd 3 Rd 2
5D 1 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 9 2 46 25 8 4 9 29 28 22 49 Rd 3 Rd 4
6 12 Luton Town 42 9 10 2 36 17 7 7 7 30 28 21 49 Rd 3 Rd 1
7 -2 West Ham United 42 13 2 6 37 21 7 5 9 17 22 11 47 Win Rd 5
8 4 Cambridge United 42 11 6 4 40 23 3 10 8 21 30 8 44 Rd 4 Rd 2
9 -1 Newcastle United 42 13 6 2 35 19 2 8 11 18 30 4 44 Rd 3 Rd 2
10 -3 Preston North End 42 8 10 3 30 23 4 9 8 26 29 4 43 Rd 3 Rd 2
11 3 Oldham Athletic 42 12 5 4 30 21 4 6 11 19 32 -4 43 Rd 3 Rd 2
12 D 3 Swansea City 42 13 1 7 31 20 4 8 9 17 33 -5 43 Rd 5 Rd 2
13 D 3 Shrewsbury Town 42 12 3 6 41 23 6 2 13 19 30 7 41 Rd 3 Rd 2
14 -3 Orient 42 7 9 5 29 31 5 8 8 19 23 -6 41 Rd 4 Rd 2
15 -6 Cardiff City 42 11 4 6 21 16 5 4 12 20 32 -7 40 Rd 3 Rd 2
16 -1 Wrexham 42 13 2 6 26 15 3 4 14 14 34 -9 38 Rd 5 Rd 2 CWC Rd 2
17 -11 Notts County 42 4 11 6 24 22 7 4 10 27 30 -1 37 Rd 3 Rd 3
18 D 3 Watford 42 9 6 6 27 18 3 7 11 12 28 -7 37 Rd 6 Rd 1
19 -3 Bristol Rovers 42 9 8 4 33 23 2 5 14 17 41 -14 35 Rd 3 Rd 1
20 -10 Fulham 42 6 4 11 19 28 5 3 13 23 46 -32 29 Rd 3 Rd 2
21 -8 Burnley 42 5 9 7 19 23 1 6 14 20 50 -34 27 Rd 4 Rd 2
22 -3 Charlton Athletic 42 6 6 9 25 31 0 4 17 14 47 -39 22 Rd 3 Rd 1
Third Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1D 4 Grimsby Town 46 18 2 3 46 16 8 8 7 27 26 31 62 Rd 3 Rd 5
2D 2 Blackburn Rovers 46 13 5 5 34 17 12 4 7 24 19 22 59 Rd 5 Rd 2
3 11 Sheffield Wednesday 46 12 6 5 44 20 9 10 4 37 27 34 58 Rd 2 Rd 2
4 16 Chesterfield 46 16 5 2 46 16 7 6 10 25 30 25 57 Rd 1 Rd 3
5 2 Colchester United 46 10 10 3 39 20 10 2 11 25 36 8 52 Rd 3 Rd 2
6 0 Carlisle United 46 13 6 4 45 26 5 6 12 21 30 10 48 Rd 4 Rd 1
7D 4 Reading 46 14 6 3 43 19 2 10 11 23 46 1 48 Rd 4 Rd 2
8 1 Exeter City 46 14 5 4 38 22 5 5 13 22 46 -8 48 Rd 1 Rd 4
9 7 Chester 46 14 6 3 29 18 3 7 13 20 39 -8 47 Rd 5 Rd 2
10 -5 Swindon Town 46 15 4 4 50 20 4 4 15 21 43 8 46 Rd 4 SF
11D 4 Barnsley 46 10 7 6 29 20 6 7 10 24 36 -3 46 Rd 2 Rd 2
12D 2 Sheffield United 46 13 5 5 35 21 5 5 13 25 45 -6 46 Rd 2 Rd 1
13 4 Rotherham United 46 13 4 6 38 24 5 6 12 20 42 -8 46 Rd 2 Rd 2
14D 2 Millwall 46 14 6 3 49 23 2 7 14 16 36 6 45 Rd 4 Rd 1
15 0 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 7 3 39 17 3 5 15 20 38 4 44 Rd 1 Rd 3
16 -12 Gillingham 46 8 9 6 26 18 6 5 12 23 33 -2 42 Rd 1 Rd 2
17 -6 Oxford United 46 10 4 9 34 24 4 9 10 23 38 -5 41 Rd 1 Rd 1
18 -6 Blackpool 46 10 7 6 39 34 5 4 14 23 40 -12 41 Rd 1 Rd 2
19 -9 Brentford 46 10 6 7 33 26 5 5 13 26 47 -14 41 Rd 1 Rd 1
20 -12 Hull City 46 11 7 5 29 21 1 9 13 22 48 -18 40 Rd 1 Rd 1
21 -2 Bury 46 10 4 9 30 23 6 3 14 15 36 -14 39 Rd 5 Rd 1
22 -9 Southend United 46 11 6 6 33 23 3 4 16 14 35 -11 38 Rd 2 Rd 3
23 -5 Mansfield Town 46 9 9 5 31 24 1 7 15 16 34 -11 36 Rd 3 Rd 3
24D 4 Wimbledon 46 6 8 9 34 38 4 6 13 18 43 -29 34 Rd 2 Rd 4
Fourth Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Fourth Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 8 Huddersfield Town 46 16 5 2 61 18 11 7 5 40 30 53 66 Rd 1 Rd 2
2 D 3 Walsall 46 12 9 2 43 23 11 9 3 32 24 28 64 Rd 2 Rd 1
3 5 Newport County 46 16 5 2 47 22 11 2 10 36 28 33 61 Rd 1 Rd 1
4 3 Portsmouth 46 15 5 3 62 23 9 7 7 29 26 42 60 Rd 3 Rd 1
5 10 Bradford City 46 14 6 3 44 14 10 6 7 33 36 27 60 Rd 3 Rd 2
6 0 Wigan Athletic 46 13 5 5 42 26 8 8 7 34 35 15 55 Rd 4 Rd 1
7 D 3 Lincoln City 46 14 8 1 43 12 4 9 10 21 30 22 53 Rd 1 Rd 1
8 D 3 Peterborough United 46 14 3 6 39 22 7 7 9 19 25 11 52 Rd 1 Rd 3
9 2 Torquay United 46 13 7 3 47 25 2 10 11 23 44 1 47 Rd 2 Rd 2
10 -5 Aldershot 46 10 7 6 35 23 6 6 11 27 30 9 45 Rd 3 Rd 1
11 7 AFC Bournemouth 46 8 9 6 32 25 5 9 9 20 26 1 44 Rd 2 Rd 1
12 10 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 6 6 37 27 4 8 11 25 36 -1 44 Rd 2 Rd 2
13 6 Northampton Town 46 14 5 4 33 16 2 7 14 18 50 -15 44 Rd 1 Rd 3
14 -2 Scunthorpe United 46 11 9 3 37 23 3 6 14 21 52 -17 43 Rd 1 Rd 1
15 D 3 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 4 9 32 24 4 9 10 18 32 -6 41 Rd 2 Rd 2
16 1 Stockport County 46 9 7 7 30 31 5 5 13 18 41 -24 40 Rd 1 Rd 2
17 -7 York City 46 9 6 8 35 34 5 5 13 30 48 -17 39 Rd 2 Rd 1
18 5 Halifax Town 46 11 9 3 29 20 2 4 17 17 52 -26 39 Rd 4 Rd 1
19 -6 Hartlepool United 46 10 7 6 36 28 4 3 16 23 36 -5 38 Rd 1 Rd 1
20 -4 Port Vale 46 8 6 9 34 24 4 6 13 22 46 -14 36 Rd 1 Rd 1
21 -7 Hereford United 46 8 7 8 22 21 3 7 13 16 31 -14 36 Rd 2 Rd 1
22 -1 Darlington 46 7 11 5 33 26 2 6 15 17 48 -24 35 Rd 2 Rd 1
23 1 Crewe Alexandra 46 10 6 7 25 27 1 7 15 10 41 -33 35 Rd 1 Rd 1
24 -4 Rochdale 46 6 7 10 20 28 1 6 16 13 51 -46 27 Rd 3 Rd 1
Notes
Hereford United, Darlington, Crewe Alexandra and Rochdale re-elected to league.
Failed election to Fourth Division
Altrincham