Season 1985-86

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1986 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 3 1 Everton Wembley Stadium, London 98,000  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1986 Venue Gate Notes
Everton 2 1 Sheffield Wednesday Villa Park, Birmingham 47,711 aet
Liverpool 2 0 Southampton White Hart Lane, London 44,605 aet
 
League Cup Final 1986 Venue Gate Notes
Oxford United 3 0 Queens Park Rangers Wembley Stadium, London 90,396  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1986 Venue Gate Notes
Queens Park Rangers 1 0 Liverpool Loftus Road, London 15,051  
Aston Villa 2 2 Oxford United Villa Park, Birmingham 23,098  
Liverpool 2 2 Queens Park Rangers Anfield Road, Liverpool 23,863 agg 2-3
Oxford United 2 1 Aston Villa Manor Ground, Oxford 13,989 agg 4-3
Final Table for season 1985-86
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 1 Liverpool 42 16 4 1 58 14 10 6 5 31 23 52 88 35,311 Winner SF  
2 -1 Everton 42 16 3 2 54 18 10 5 6 33 23 46 86 32,324 Final Rd 4  
3 13 West Ham United 42 17 2 2 48 16 9 4 8 26 24 34 84 21,179 Rd 6 Rd 3  
4 0 Manchester United 42 12 5 4 35 12 10 5 6 35 24 34 76 46,322 Rd 5 Rd 4  
5 3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 6 2 36 23 8 4 9 27 31 9 73 23,111 SF Rd 3  
6 0 Chelsea 42 12 4 5 32 27 8 7 6 25 29 1 71 21,985 Rd 4 Rd 5  
7 0 Arsenal 42 13 5 3 29 15 7 4 10 20 32 2 69 23,813 Rd 5 Rd 5  
8 1 Nottingham Forest 42 11 5 5 38 25 8 6 7 31 28 16 68 16,856 Rd 3 Rd 4  
9 4 Luton Town 42 12 6 3 37 15 6 6 9 24 29 17 66 11,062 Rd 6 Rd 3  
10 -7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 12 2 7 47 25 7 6 8 27 27 22 65 20,859 Rd 5 Rd 4  
11 3 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 46 31 5 7 9 21 41 -5 63 23,434 Rd 3 Rd 3  
12 -1 Watford 42 11 6 4 40 22 5 5 11 29 40 7 59 15,360 Rd 6 Rd 3  
13 6 Queens Park Rangers 42 12 3 6 33 20 3 4 14 20 44 -11 52 12,808 Rd 3 Final  
14 -9 Southampton 42 10 6 5 32 18 2 4 15 19 44 -11 46 14,922 SF Rd 4  
15 D 2 Manchester City 42 7 7 7 25 26 4 5 12 18 31 -14 45 24,229 Rd 4 Rd 3  
16 -6 Aston Villa 42 7 6 8 27 28 3 8 10 24 39 -16 44 15,237 Rd 4 SF  
17 1 Coventry City 42 6 5 10 31 35 5 5 11 17 36 -23 43 11,634 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 D 2 Oxford United 42 7 7 7 34 27 3 5 13 28 53 -18 42 11,028 Rd 3 Winner  
19 -4 Leicester City 42 7 8 6 35 35 3 4 14 19 41 -22 42 11,755 Rd 3 Rd 2  
20 -3 Ipswich Town 42 8 5 8 20 24 3 3 15 12 31 -23 41 14,469 Rd 4 Rd 5  
21 D 2 Birmingham City 42 5 2 14 13 25 3 3 15 17 48 -43 29 10,918 Rd 3 Rd 3  
22 -10 West Bromwich Albion 42 3 8 10 21 36 1 4 16 14 53 -54 24 12,164 Rd 3 Rd 4  
Notes
Next season will see the introduction of play-offs. 19th club in First Division will play-off against the 3rd, 4th and 5th clubs in Second Division for final promotion place.
 
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 D 1 Norwich City 42 16 4 1 51 15 9 5 7 33 22 45 84 14,184 Rd 3 Rd 4  
2 15 Charlton Athletic 42 14 5 2 44 15 8 6 7 34 30 33 77 6,028 Rd 3 Rd 1  
3 9 Wimbledon 42 13 6 2 38 16 8 7 6 20 21 21 76 4,539 Rd 3 Rd 3  
4 0 Portsmouth 42 13 4 4 43 17 9 3 9 26 24 28 73 13,614 Rd 3 Rd 5  
5 10 Crystal Palace 42 12 3 6 29 22 7 6 8 28 30 5 66 6,765 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 D 3 Hull City 42 11 7 3 39 19 6 6 9 26 36 10 64 7,672 Rd 4 Rd 2  
7 11 Sheffield United 42 10 7 4 36 24 7 4 10 28 39 1 62 10,798 Rd 4 Rd 2  
8 6 Oldham Athletic 42 13 4 4 40 28 4 5 12 22 33 1 60 4,649 Rd 3 Rd 2  
9 D 3 Millwall 42 12 3 6 39 24 5 5 11 25 41 -1 59 5,459 Rd 5 Rd 2  
10 D 1 Stoke City 42 8 11 2 29 16 6 4 11 19 34 -2 57 8,282 Rd 3 Rd 3  
11 -5 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 10 5 6 42 30 6 3 12 22 34 2 56 9,726 Rd 6 Rd 3  
12 -1 Barnsley 42 9 6 6 29 26 5 8 8 18 24 -3 56 6,067 Rd 3 Rd 2  
13 D 3 Bradford City 42 14 1 6 36 24 2 5 14 15 39 -12 54 5,816 Rd 3 Rd 2  
14 -7 Leeds United 42 9 7 5 30 22 6 1 14 26 50 -16 53 13,259 Rd 3 Rd 3  
15 -5 Grimsby Town 42 11 4 6 35 24 3 6 12 23 38 -4 52 5,152 Rd 3 Rd 3  
16 -3 Huddersfield Town 42 10 6 5 30 23 4 4 13 21 44 -16 52 6,821 Rd 3 Rd 2  
17 -9 Shrewsbury Town 42 11 5 5 29 20 3 4 14 23 44 -12 51 3,927 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 D 1 Sunderland 42 10 5 6 33 29 3 6 12 14 32 -14 50 16,052 Rd 4 Rd 2  
19 -14 Blackburn Rovers 42 10 4 7 30 20 2 9 10 23 42 -9 49 5,826 Rd 4 Rd 2  
20 -4 Carlisle United 42 10 2 9 30 28 3 5 13 17 43 -24 46 4,010 Rd 4 Rd 1  
21 -2 Middlesbrough 42 8 6 7 26 23 4 3 14 18 30 -9 45 6,257 Rd 3 Rd 1  
22 -13 Fulham 42 8 3 10 29 32 2 3 16 16 37 -24 36 4,613 Rd 3 Rd 3  
Notes
Next season will see the introduction of play-offs. 20th club in Second Division will play-off against the 3rd, 4th and 5th clubs in Third Division for the final promotion place.
 
Third Division
Home Away
Ptn Third Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 8 Reading 46 16 3 4 39 22 13 4 6 28 29 16 94 6,891 Rd 4 Rd 1  
2 13 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 3 3 56 20 9 6 8 32 33 35 87 8,297 Rd 3 Rd 1  
3 4 Derby County 46 13 7 3 45 20 10 8 5 35 21 39 84 12,386 Rd 5 Rd 3  
4 12 Wigan Athletic 46 17 4 2 54 17 6 10 7 28 31 34 83 4,272 Rd 4 Rd 1  
5 -1 Gillingham 46 14 5 4 48 17 8 8 7 33 37 27 79 3,691 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 5 Walsall 46 15 7 1 59 23 7 2 14 31 41 26 75 4,891 Rd 3 Rd 2  
7 1 York City 46 16 4 3 49 17 4 7 12 28 41 19 71 4,111 Rd 5 Rd 2  
8 D 2 Notts County 46 12 6 5 42 26 7 8 8 29 34 11 71 4,404 Rd 4 Rd 2  
9 -4 Bristol City 46 14 5 4 43 19 4 9 10 26 41 9 68 6,604 Rd 2 Rd 1  
10 3 Brentford 46 8 8 7 29 29 10 4 9 29 32 -3 66 3,957 Rd 1 Rd 2  
11 3 Doncaster Rovers 46 7 10 6 20 21 9 6 8 25 31 -7 64 2,804 Rd 1 Rd 1  
12 D 4 Blackpool 46 11 6 6 38 19 6 6 11 28 36 11 63 4,536 Rd 2 Rd 1  
13 D 4 Darlington 46 10 7 6 39 33 5 6 12 22 45 -17 58 3,027 Rd 1 Rd 2  
14 -2 Rotherham United 46 13 5 5 44 18 2 7 14 17 41 2 57 3,474 Rd 4 Rd 1  
15 -5 AFC Bournemouth 46 9 6 8 41 31 6 3 14 24 41 -7 54 3,424 Rd 3 Rd 2  
16 -10 Bristol Rovers 46 9 8 6 27 21 5 4 14 24 54 -24 54 4,192 Rd 4 Rd 2  
17 D 4 Chesterfield 46 10 6 7 41 30 3 8 12 20 34 -3 53 3,212 Rd 1 Rd 1  
18 -1 Bolton Wanderers 46 10 4 9 35 30 5 4 14 19 38 -14 53 4,847 Rd 1 Rd 2  
19 -1 Newport County 46 7 8 8 35 33 4 10 9 17 32 -13 51 2,497 Rd 3 Rd 1  
20 D 4 Bury 46 11 7 5 46 26 1 6 16 17 41 -4 49 2,889 Rd 5 Rd 2  
21 -2 Lincoln City 46 7 9 7 33 34 3 7 13 22 43 -22 46 2,617 Rd 1 Rd 1  
22 D 2 Cardiff City 46 7 5 11 22 29 5 4 14 31 54 -30 45 3,061 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23 D 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 6 6 11 29 47 5 4 14 28 51 -41 43 4,020 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24 -4 Swansea City 46 9 6 8 27 27 2 4 17 16 60 -44 43 4,312 Rd 2 Rd 2  
Notes
Next season will see the introduction of play-offs. 21st club in Third Division will play-off against the 4th, 5th and 6th clubs in Third Division for the final promotion place.
 
Fourth Division
Home Away
Ptn Fourth Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 7 Swindon Town 46 20 2 1 52 19 12 4 7 30 24 39 102 6,518 Rd 1 Rd 4  
2 14 Chester City 46 15 5 3 44 16 8 10 5 39 34 33 84 2,948 Rd 1 Rd 2  
3 11 Mansfield Town 46 13 8 2 43 17 10 4 9 31 30 27 81 3,764 Rd 1 Rd 2  
4 8 Port Vale 46 13 9 1 42 11 8 7 8 25 26 30 79 3,581 Rd 2 Rd 2  
5 D 3 Orient 46 11 6 6 39 21 9 6 8 40 43 15 72 2,648 Rd 4 Rd 2  
6 1 Colchester United 46 12 6 5 51 22 7 7 9 37 41 25 70 2,328 Rd 1 Rd 1  
7 12 Hartlepool United 46 15 6 2 41 20 5 4 14 27 47 1 70 2,593 Rd 2 Rd 1  
8 15 Northampton Town 46 9 7 7 44 29 9 3 11 35 29 21 64 2,385 Rd 1 Rd 2  
9 11 Southend United 46 13 4 6 43 27 5 6 12 26 40 2 64 2,769 Rd 1 Rd 1  
10 -5 Hereford United 46 15 6 2 55 30 3 4 16 19 43 1 64 2,756 Rd 2 Rd 2  
11 11 Stockport County 46 9 9 5 35 28 8 4 11 28 43 -8 64 2,666 Rd 1 Rd 1  
12 -2 Crewe Alexandra 46 10 6 7 35 26 8 3 12 19 35 -7 63 1,817 Rd 1 Rd 2  
13 2 Wrexham 46 11 5 7 34 24 6 4 13 34 56 -12 60 1,824 Rd 2 Rd 2  
14 D 3 Burnley 46 11 3 9 35 30 5 8 10 25 35 -5 59 3,204 Rd 2 Rd 1  
15 -6 Scunthorpe United 46 11 7 5 33 23 4 7 12 17 32 -5 59 1,778 Rd 2 Rd 1  
16 -3 Aldershot 46 12 5 6 45 25 5 2 16 21 49 -8 58 1,480 Rd 1 Rd 1  
17 -6 Peterborough United 46 9 11 3 31 19 4 6 13 21 45 -12 56 2,590 Rd 5 Rd 1  
18 -1 Rochdale 46 12 7 4 41 29 2 6 15 16 48 -20 55 1,790 Rd 3 Rd 1  
19 -13 Tranmere Rovers 46 9 1 13 46 41 6 8 9 28 32 1 54 1,566 Rd 2 Rd 1  
20 1 Halifax Town 46 10 8 5 35 27 4 4 15 25 44 -11 54 1,413 Rd 1 Rd 1  
21 -3 Exeter City 46 10 4 9 26 25 3 11 9 21 34 -12 54 1,976 Rd 3 Rd 2  
22 D 3 Cambridge United 46 12 2 9 45 38 3 7 13 20 42 -15 54 2,089 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23 D 3 Preston North End 46 7 4 12 32 41 4 6 13 22 48 -35 43 3,502 Rd 1 Rd 2  
24 0 Torquay United 46 8 5 10 29 32 1 5 17 14 56 -45 37 1,240 Rd 2 Rd 1  
Notes
Exeter City, Cambridge United, Preston North End and Torquay United re-elected to league.
Next season will see automatic relegation for the bottom club from the Fourth Division and the promotion of leading non-league club.
Failed election to Fourth Division
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