Season 1986-87

FA Cup Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
Coventry City 3 2 Tottenham Hotspur Wembley Stadium, London 98,000 aet
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1987 Venue Gate Notes
Tottenham Hotspur 4 1 Watford Villa Park, Birmingham 46,161  
Coventry City 3 2 Leeds United Hillsborough, Sheffield 51,372 aet
 
League Cup Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
Arsenal 2 1 Liverpool Wembley Stadium, London 96,000  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1987 Venue Gate Notes
Arsenal 0 1 Tottenham Hotspur Highbury, London 41,306  
Southampton 0 0 Liverpool The Dell, Southampton 22,818  
Liverpool 3 0 Southampton Anfield Road, Liverpool 38,481 agg 3-0
Tottenham Hotspur 1 2 Arsenal White Hart Lane, London 37,099 aet agg 2-2
Tottenham Hotspur 1 2 Arsenal White Hart Lane, London 41,005 Replay
Notes
Next season First Division will contain 21 clubs.
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
Charlton Athletic 1 0 Leeds United Selhurst Park, London 16,680 1st Leg
Leeds United 1 0 Charlton Athletic Elland Road, Leeds 31,395 2nd Leg aet agg 1-1 
Charlton Athletic 2 1 Leeds United St Andrews, Birmingham 18,000 Replay
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
Gillingham 1 0 Swindon Town Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham 16,775 1st Leg
Swindon Town 2 1 Gillingham County Ground, Swindon 14,382 2nd Leg aet agg 2-2 
Swindon Town 2 0 Gillingham Selhurst Park, London 18,491 Replay
 
Fourth Divison Play-off Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
Aldershot 2 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Recreation Ground, Aldershot 5,000 1st Leg
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 1 Aldershot Molineux, Wolverhampton 19,962 2nd Leg agg 3-0 
Final Table for season 1986-87
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 Everton 42 16 4 1 49 11 10 4 7 27 20 45 86 32,969 Rd 5 Rd 5  
2 -1 Liverpool 42 15 3 3 43 16 8 5 8 29 26 30 77 36,284 Rd 3 Final  
3 7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 14 3 4 40 14 7 5 9 28 29 25 71 25,881 Final SF  
4 3 Arsenal 42 12 5 4 31 12 8 5 8 27 23 23 70 29,030 Rd 6 Winner  
5 D 2 Norwich City 42 9 10 2 27 20 8 7 6 26 31 2 68 17,833 Rd 4 Rd 4  
6 D 2 Wimbledon 42 11 5 5 32 22 8 4 9 25 28 7 66 7,807 Rd 6 Rd 2  
7 2 Luton Town 42 14 5 2 29 13 4 7 10 18 32 2 66 10,256 Rd 4 DSQ  
8 0 Nottingham Forest 42 12 8 1 36 14 6 3 12 28 37 13 65 19,039 Rd 3 Rd 5  
9 3 Watford 42 12 5 4 38 20 6 4 11 29 34 13 63 15,800 SF Rd 3  
10 7 Coventry City 42 14 4 3 35 17 3 8 10 15 28 5 63 16,073 Winner Rd 4  
11 -7 Manchester United 42 13 3 5 38 18 1 11 9 14 27 7 56 40,594 Rd 4 Rd 3  
12 2 Southampton 42 11 5 5 44 24 3 5 13 25 44 1 52 14,948 Rd 3 SF  
13 -8 Sheffield Wednesday 42 9 7 5 39 24 4 6 11 19 35 -1 52 23,148 Rd 6 Rd 3  
14 -8 Chelsea 42 8 6 7 30 30 5 7 9 23 34 -11 52 17,694 Rd 4 Rd 3  
15 -12 West Ham United 42 10 4 7 33 28 4 6 11 19 39 -15 52 20,608 Rd 5 Rd 5  
16 -3 Queens Park Rangers 42 9 7 5 31 27 4 4 13 17 37 -16 50 11,754 Rd 5 Rd 3  
17 -6 Newcastle United 42 10 4 7 33 29 2 7 12 14 36 -18 47 24,801 Rd 5 Rd 2  
18 0 Oxford United 42 8 8 5 30 25 3 5 13 14 44 -25 46 10,366 Rd 3 Rd 4  
19 D 2 Charlton Athletic 42 7 7 7 26 22 4 4 13 19 33 -10 44 9,012 Rd 3 Rd 4  
20 -1 Leicester City 42 9 7 5 39 24 2 2 17 15 52 -22 42 11,697 Rd 3 Rd 3  
21 -6 Manchester City 42 8 6 7 28 24 0 9 12 8 33 -21 39 21,922 Rd 3 Rd 3  
22 -6 Aston Villa 42 7 7 7 25 25 1 5 15 20 54 -34 36 18,172 Rd 3 Rd 4  
Notes
Next season First Division will contain 21 clubs.
 
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 D 3 Derby County 42 14 6 1 42 18 11 3 7 22 20 26 84 15,539 Rd 3 Rd 3  
2 2 Portsmouth 42 17 2 2 37 11 6 7 8 16 17 25 78 13,405 Rd 4 Rd 3  
3 5 Oldham Athletic 42 13 6 2 36 16 9 3 9 29 28 21 75 6,884 Rd 3 Rd 3  
4 10 Leeds United 42 15 4 2 43 16 4 7 10 15 28 14 68 17,612 SF Rd 2  
5 D 1 Ipswich Town 42 12 6 3 29 10 5 7 9 30 33 16 64 12,051 Rd 3 Rd 3  
6 -1 Crystal Palace 42 12 4 5 35 20 7 1 13 16 33 -2 62 7,582 Rd 4 Rd 3  
7 D 3 Plymouth Argyle 42 12 6 3 40 23 4 7 10 22 34 5 61 12,387 Rd 4 Rd 1  
8 2 Stoke City 42 11 5 5 40 21 5 5 11 23 32 10 58 9,987 Rd 5 Rd 2  
9 -2 Sheffield United 42 10 8 3 31 19 5 5 11 19 30 1 58 9,992 Rd 4 Rd 3  
10 3 Bradford City 42 10 5 6 36 27 5 5 11 26 35 0 55 8,249 Rd 4 Rd 4  
11 1 Barnsley 42 8 7 6 26 23 6 6 9 23 29 -3 55 5,870 Rd 5 Rd 2  
12 7 Blackburn Rovers 42 11 4 6 30 22 4 6 11 15 33 -10 55 6,773 Rd 3 Rd 2  
13 D 3 Reading 42 11 4 6 33 23 3 7 11 19 36 -7 53 6,883 Rd 3 Rd 2  
14 -8 Hull City 42 10 6 5 25 22 3 8 10 16 33 -14 53 6,683 Rd 5 Rd 3  
15 D 1 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 6 7 29 22 5 6 10 22 27 2 51 9,134 Rd 3 Rd 2  
16 -7 Millwall 42 10 5 6 27 16 4 4 13 12 29 -6 51 4,408 Rd 3 Rd 3  
17 -1 Huddersfield Town 42 9 6 6 38 30 4 6 11 16 31 -7 51 6,617 Rd 3 Rd 2  
18 -1 Shrewsbury Town 42 11 3 7 24 14 4 3 14 17 39 -12 51 4,097 Rd 3 Rd 5  
19 D 1 Birmingham City 42 8 9 4 27 21 3 8 10 20 38 -12 50 7,426 Rd 4 Rd 3  
20 -2 Sunderland 42 8 6 7 25 23 4 6 11 24 36 -10 48 13,601 Rd 3 Rd 1  
21 -6 Grimsby Town 42 5 8 8 18 21 5 6 10 21 38 -20 44 5,045 Rd 3 Rd 2  
22 -11 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 7 6 8 22 20 2 6 13 15 34 -17 39 8,285 Rd 3 Rd 2  
Notes
Next season Second Division will contain 23 clubs.
 
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 14 AFC Bournemouth 46 19 3 1 44 14 10 7 6 32 26 36 97 6,611 Rd 2 Rd 1  
2 D 2 Middlesbrough 46 16 5 2 38 11 12 5 6 29 19 37 94 10,174 Rd 3 Rd 2  
3 D 4 Swindon Town 46 14 5 4 37 19 11 7 5 40 28 30 87 7,714 Rd 4 Rd 2  
4 0 Wigan Athletic 46 15 5 3 47 26 10 5 8 36 34 23 85 3,397 Rd 6 Rd 1  
5 0 Gillingham 46 16 5 2 42 14 7 4 12 23 34 17 78 4,971 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 3 Bristol City 46 14 6 3 42 15 7 8 8 21 21 27 77 9,440 Rd 3 Rd 2  
7 1 Notts County 46 14 6 3 52 24 7 7 9 25 32 21 76 4,729 Rd 2 Rd 1  
8 -2 Walsall 46 16 4 3 50 27 6 5 12 30 40 13 75 5,313 Rd 5 Rd 2  
9 3 Blackpool 46 11 7 5 35 20 5 9 9 39 39 15 64 3,866 Rd 1 Rd 1  
10 D 4 Mansfield Town 46 9 9 5 30 23 6 7 10 22 32 -3 61 3,216 Rd 1 Rd 1  
11 -1 Brentford 46 9 7 7 39 32 6 8 9 25 34 -2 60 3,918 Rd 2 Rd 1  
12 D 4 Port Vale 46 8 6 9 43 36 7 6 10 33 34 6 57 3,310 Rd 2 Rd 2  
13 -2 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 8 4 32 19 3 7 13 24 43 -6 57 2,406 Rd 2 Rd 1  
14 0 Rotherham United 46 10 6 7 29 23 5 6 12 19 34 -9 57 2,983 Rd 1 Rd 2  
15 D 4 Chester City 46 7 9 7 32 28 6 8 9 29 31 2 56 2,716 Rd 4 Rd 1  
16 4 Bury 46 9 7 7 30 26 5 6 12 24 34 -6 55 2,502 Rd 1 Rd 2  
17 0 Chesterfield 46 11 5 7 36 33 2 10 11 20 36 -13 54 2,576 Rd 1 Rd 1  
18 D 2 Fulham 46 8 8 7 35 41 4 9 10 24 36 -18 53 4,082 Rd 3 Rd 2  
19 -3 Bristol Rovers 46 7 8 8 26 29 6 4 13 23 46 -26 51 3,243 Rd 1 Rd 1  
20 -13 York City 46 11 8 4 34 29 1 5 17 21 50 -24 49 3,432 Rd 2 Rd 2  
21 -3 Bolton Wanderers 46 8 5 10 29 26 2 10 11 17 32 -12 45 4,851 Rd 3 Rd 1  
22 D 2 Carlisle United 46 7 5 11 26 35 3 3 17 13 43 -39 38 2,644 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23 -10 Darlington 46 6 10 7 25 28 1 6 16 20 49 -32 37 2,037 Rd 2 Rd 1  
24 -5 Newport County 46 4 9 10 26 34 4 4 15 23 52 -37 37 2,070 Rd 2 Rd 2  
 
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 7 Northampton Town 46 20 2 1 56 20 10 7 6 47 33 50 99 6316 Rd 3 Rd 1  
2 21 Preston North End 46 16 4 3 36 18 10 8 5 36 29 25 90 8080 Rd 4 Rd 2  
3 6 Southend United 46 14 4 5 43 27 11 1 11 25 28 13 80 3686 Rd 2 Rd 2  
4 D 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 12 3 8 36 24 12 4 7 33 26 19 79 5754 Rd 1 Rd 1  
5 1 Colchester United 46 15 3 5 41 20 6 4 13 23 36 8 70 2740 Rd 2 Rd 1  
6 10 Aldershot 46 13 5 5 40 22 7 5 11 24 35 7 70 2359 Rd 4 Rd 1  
7 -2 Orient 46 15 2 6 40 25 5 7 11 24 36 3 69 2857 Rd 3 Rd 1  
8 7 Scunthorpe United 46 15 3 5 52 27 3 9 11 21 30 16 66 2126 Rd 3 Rd 2  
9 4 Wrexham 46 8 13 2 38 24 7 7 9 32 27 19 65 2521 Rd 3 Rd 2 European CWC Rd 2
10 7 Peterborough United 46 10 7 6 29 21 7 7 9 28 29 7 65 3715 Rd 1 Rd 2  
11 11 Cambridge United 46 12 6 5 37 23 5 5 13 23 39 -2 62 2780 Rd 2 Rd 4  
12 D 3 Swansea City 46 13 3 7 31 21 4 8 11 25 40 -5 62 5169 Rd 4 Rd 2  
13 D 3 Cardiff City 46 6 12 5 24 18 9 4 10 24 32 -2 61 2826 Rd 4 Rd 4  
14 7 Exeter City 46 11 10 2 37 17 0 13 10 16 32 4 56 2628 Rd 1 Rd 1  
15 5 Halifax Town 46 10 5 8 32 32 5 5 13 27 42 -15 55 1327 Rd 1 Rd 1  
16 -6 Hereford United 46 10 6 7 33 23 4 5 14 27 38 -1 53 2584 Rd 1 Rd 1  
17 -5 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 9 6 38 35 5 5 13 32 37 -2 53 1932 Rd 1 Rd 1  
18 -11 Hartlepool United 46 6 11 6 24 30 5 7 11 20 35 -21 51 1651 Rd 1 Rd 1  
19 -8 Stockport County 46 9 6 8 25 27 4 6 13 15 42 -29 51 2113 Rd 1 Rd 2  
20 -1 Tranmere Rovers 46 6 10 7 32 37 5 7 11 22 35 -18 50 2126 Rd 2 Rd 1  
21 -3 Rochdale 46 8 8 7 31 30 3 9 11 23 43 -19 50 2151 Rd 2 Rd 2  
22 -8 Burnley 46 9 7 7 31 35 3 6 14 22 39 -21 49 3342 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23 1 Torquay United 46 8 8 7 28 29 2 10 11 28 43 -16 48 1777 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24 D 3 Lincoln City 46 8 7 8 30 27 4 5 14 15 38 -20 48 2023 Rd 1 Rd 2  
Notes
Lincoln City relegated from Fourth Division.
Scarborough are promoted to Fourth Division.