Season 1987-88

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Wimbledon 1 0 Liverpool Wembley Stadium, London 98,203  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 2 1 Nottingham Forest Hillsborough, Sheffield 51,627  
Wimbledon 2 1 Luton Town White Hart Lane, London 25,963  
 
League Cup Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Luton Town 3 2 Arsenal Wembley Stadium, London 95,732  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Everton 0 1 Arsenal Goodison Park, Liverpool 25,476  
Oxford United 1 1 Luton Town Manor Ground, Oxford 12,943  
Arsenal 3 1 Everton Highbury, London 51,148 agg 4-1
Luton Town 2 0 Oxford United Kenilworth Road, Luton 13,010 agg 3-1
Notes
Next season First Division will contain 20 clubs.
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Middlesbrough 2 0 Chelsea Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough 25,531 1st Leg
Chelsea 1 0 Middlesbrough Stamford Bridge, London 40,550 2nd Leg agg 1-2 
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Bristol City 3 1 Walsall Ashton Gate, Bristol 25,128 1st Leg
Walsall 0 2 Bristol City Fellows Park, Walsall 13,941 2nd Leg aet agg 3-3
Walsall 4 0 Bristol City Fellows Park, Walsall 13,007 Play-off
 
Fourth Divison Play-off Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Swansea City 2 1 Torquay United Recreation Ground, Aldershot 10,825 1st Leg
Torquay United 3 3 Swansea City Molineux, Wolverhampton 4,999 2nd Leg agg 4-5 
Final Table for season 1987-88
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 1 Liverpool 40 15 5 0 49 9 11 7 2 38 15 63 90 39,648 Final Rd 3  
2 9 Manchester United 40 14 5 1 41 17 9 7 4 30 21 33 81 39,153 Rd 5 Rd 5  
3 5 Nottingham Forest 40 11 7 2 40 17 9 6 5 27 22 28 73 19,670 SF Rd 3  
4 -3 Everton 40 14 4 2 34 11 5 9 6 19 16 26 70 27,776 Rd 5 SF  
5 11 Queens Park Rangers 40 12 4 4 30 14 7 6 7 18 24 10 67 13,268 Rd 5 Rd 3  
6 -2 Arsenal 40 11 4 5 35 16 7 8 5 23 23 19 66 29,903 Rd 6 Final  
7 -1 Wimbledon 40 8 9 3 32 20 6 6 8 26 27 11 57 8,006 Winner Rd 4  
8 9 Newcastle United 40 9 6 5 32 23 5 8 7 23 30 2 56 21,059 Rd 5 Rd 3  
9 -2 Luton Town 40 11 6 3 40 21 3 5 12 17 37 -1 53 8,039 SF Winner  
10 0 Coventry City 40 6 8 6 23 25 7 6 7 23 28 -7 53 17,509 Rd 4 Rd 3  
11 2 Sheffield Wednesday 40 10 2 8 27 30 5 6 9 25 36 -14 53 19,797 Rd 3 Rd 5  
12 0 Southampton 40 6 8 6 27 26 6 6 8 22 27 -4 50 14,539 Rd 4 Rd 2  
13 -10 Tottenham Hotspur 40 9 5 6 26 23 3 6 11 12 25 -10 47 25,921 Rd 4 Rd 3  
14 -9 Norwich City 40 7 5 8 26 26 5 4 11 14 26 -12 45 15,809 Rd 3 Rd 3  
15 D 2 Derby County 40 6 7 7 18 17 4 6 10 17 28 -10 43 17,213 Rd 3 Rd 2  
16 -1 West Ham United 40 6 9 5 23 21 3 6 11 17 31 -12 42 19,802 Rd 4 Rd 2  
17 2 Charlton Athletic 40 7 7 6 23 21 2 8 10 15 31 -14 42 8,681 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 -4 Chelsea 40 7 11 2 24 17 2 4 14 26 51 -18 42 20,427 Rd 4 Rd 2  
19 D 2 Portsmouth 40 4 8 8 21 27 3 6 11 15 39 -30 35 15,923 Rd 6 Rd 2  
20 -11 Watford 40 4 5 11 15 24 3 6 11 12 27 -24 32 14,530 Rd 6 Rd 4  
21 -3 Oxford United 40 5 7 8 24 34 1 6 13 20 46 -36 31 8,367 Rd 4 SF  
Notes
Next season First Division will contain 20 clubs.
 
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 15 Millwall 44 15 3 4 45 23 10 4 8 27 29 20 82 8,428 Rd 3 Rd 2  
2 D 1Aston Villa 44 9 7 6 31 21 13 5 4 37 20 27 78 18,342 Rd 4 Rd 4  
3D 3Middlesbrough 44 15 4 3 44 16 7 8 7 19 20 27 78 14,521 Rd 4 Rd 2  
4 6 Bradford City 44 14 3 5 49 26 8 8 6 25 28 20 77 12,908 Rd 5 Rd 5  
5 7 Blackburn Rovers 44 12 8 2 38 22 9 6 7 30 30 16 77 9,503 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 0 Crystal Palace 44 16 3 3 50 21 6 6 10 36 38 27 75 9,755 Rd 3 Rd 3  
7 -3 Leeds United 44 14 4 4 37 18 5 8 9 24 33 10 69 20,279 Rd 3 Rd 3  
8 -3 Ipswich Town 44 14 3 5 38 17 5 6 11 23 35 9 66 11,780 Rd 3 Rd 4  
9 D 1Manchester City 44 11 4 7 50 28 8 4 10 30 32 20 65 19,472 Rd 6 Rd 5  
10 -7 Oldham Athletic 44 13 4 5 43 27 5 7 10 29 37 8 65 6,905 Rd 3 Rd 4  
11 -3 Stoke City 44 12 6 4 34 22 5 5 12 16 35 -7 62 9,607 Rd 3 Rd 4  
12D 3Swindon Town 44 10 7 5 43 25 6 4 12 30 35 13 59 9,542 Rd 4 Rd 3  
13 D 1Leicester City 44 12 5 5 35 20 4 6 12 27 41 1 59 10,153 Rd 3 Rd 3  
14 -3 Barnsley 44 11 4 7 42 32 4 8 10 19 30 -1 57 7,683 Rd 4 Rd 3  
15 -1 Hull City 44 10 8 4 32 22 4 7 11 22 38 -6 57 8,135 Rd 3 Rd 2  
16 -9 Plymouth Argyle 44 12 4 6 44 26 4 4 14 21 41 -2 56 10,280 Rd 5 Rd 2  
17D 3AFC Bournemouth 44 7 7 8 36 30 6 3 13 20 38 -12 49 7,873 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 0 Shrewsbury Town 44 7 8 7 23 22 4 8 10 19 32 -12 49 4,947 Rd 4 Rd 2  
19 0 Birmingham City 44 7 9 6 20 24 4 6 12 21 42 -25 48 8,578 Rd 5 Rd 1  
20 -5 West Bromwich Albion 44 8 7 7 29 26 4 4 14 21 43 -19 47 10,126 Rd 3 Rd 1  
21 -12 Sheffield United 44 8 6 8 27 28 5 1 16 18 46 -29 46 10,207 Rd 4 Rd 2  
22 -9 Reading 44 5 7 10 20 25 5 5 12 24 45 -26 42 6,945 Rd 3 Rd 4  
23 -6 Huddersfield Town 44 4 6 12 20 38 2 4 16 21 62 -59 28 6,801 Rd 3 Rd 1  
Notes
Next season Second Division will contain 24 clubs.
Next season the Second Division play-offs will concern the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th clubsfor the final promotion place to the First Division.
 
Third Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 D 2 Sunderland 46 14 7 2 51 22 13 5 5 41 26 44 93 17,425 Rd 2 Rd 1  
2 D 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 7 1 37 16 8 8 7 32 31 22 84 8,937 Rd 4 Rd 1  
3 5 Walsall 46 15 6 2 39 22 8 7 8 29 28 18 82 5,593 Rd 2 Rd 2  
4 3 Notts County 46 14 4 5 53 24 9 8 6 29 25 33 81 6,336 Rd 2 Rd 1  
5 1 Bristol City 46 14 6 3 51 30 7 6 10 26 32 15 75 9,802 Rd 2 Rd 1  
6D 4 Northampton Town 46 12 8 3 36 18 6 11 6 34 33 19 73 5,514 Rd 2 Rd 2  
7 -3 Wigan Athletic 46 11 8 4 36 23 9 4 10 34 38 9 72 3,764 Rd 2 Rd 2  
8 11 Bristol Rovers 46 14 5 4 43 19 4 7 12 25 37 12 66 3,693 Rd 3 Rd 1  
9 9 Fulham 46 10 5 8 36 24 9 4 10 33 36 9 66 4,945 Rd 1 Rd 2  
10 -1 Blackpool 46 13 4 6 45 27 4 10 9 26 35 9 65 4,062 Rd 4 Rd 2  
11 1 Port Vale 46 12 8 3 36 19 6 3 14 22 37 2 65 3,847 Rd 5 Rd 1  
12 -1 Brentford 46 9 8 6 27 23 7 6 10 26 36 -6 62 4,581 Rd 1 Rd 1  
13 -8 Gillingham 46 8 9 6 45 21 6 8 9 32 40 16 59 4,596 Rd 3 Rd 2  
14 2 Bury 46 9 7 7 33 26 6 7 10 25 31 1 59 2,567 Rd 1 Rd 4  
15 0 Chester City 46 9 8 6 29 30 5 8 10 22 32 -11 58 2,664 Rd 1 Rd 1  
16D 4 Preston North End 46 10 6 7 30 23 5 7 11 18 36 -11 58 6,164 Rd 1 Rd 1  
17D 4 Southend United 46 10 6 7 42 33 4 7 12 23 50 -18 55 3,616 Rd 1 Rd 3  
18 -1 Chesterfield 46 10 5 8 25 28 5 5 13 16 42 -29 55 2,662 Rd 1 Rd 1  
19 -9 Mansfield Town 46 10 6 7 25 21 4 6 13 23 38 -11 54 3,809 Rd 4 Rd 2  
20D 4 Aldershot 46 12 3 8 45 32 3 5 15 19 42 -10 53 3,259 Rd 1 Rd 1  
21 -7 Rotherham United 46 8 8 7 28 25 4 8 11 22 41 -16 52 3,659 Rd 2 Rd 2  
22 D 2 Grimsby Town 46 6 7 10 25 29 6 7 10 23 29 -10 50 3,415 Rd 2 Rd 1  
23 -3 York City 46 4 7 12 27 45 4 2 17 21 46 -43 33 2,761 Rd 2 Rd 2  
24 -11 Doncaster Rovers 46 6 5 12 25 36 2 4 17 15 48 -44 33 1,913 Rd 1 Rd 2  
Notes
Next season the Third Division play-offs will concern the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th clubs for the final promotion place to the Second Division.
 
Fourth Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Fourth Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 3 5 47 19 12 6 5 35 24 39 90 9,863 Rd 3 Rd 2  
2 11 Cardiff City 46 15 6 2 39 14 9 7 7 27 27 25 85 4,390 Rd 1 Rd 1 European CWC Rd 3
3D 3Bolton Wanderers 46 15 6 2 42 12 7 6 10 24 30 24 78 5,022 Rd 3 Rd 1  
4 4 Scunthorpe United 46 14 5 4 42 20 6 12 5 34 31 25 77 3,233 Rd 3 Rd 2  
5 18 Torquay United 46 10 7 6 34 16 11 7 5 32 25 25 77 3,002 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 6 Swansea City 46 9 7 7 35 28 11 3 9 27 28 6 70 4,467 Rd 2 Rd 1  
7 3 Peterborough United 46 10 5 8 28 26 10 5 8 24 27 -1 70 3,210 Rd 2 Rd 3  
8 -1 Leyton Orient 46 13 4 6 55 27 6 8 9 30 36 22 69 3,933 Rd 4 Rd 1  
9 -4 Colchester United 46 10 5 8 23 22 9 5 9 24 29 -4 67 1,754 Rd 3 Rd 1  
10 12 Burnley 46 12 5 6 31 22 8 2 13 26 40 -5 67 6,282 Rd 1 Rd 2  
11 -2 Wrexham 46 13 3 7 46 26 7 3 13 23 32 11 66 2,184 Rd 2 Rd 1  
12 NL Scarborough 46 12 8 3 38 19 5 6 12 18 29 8 65 3,019 Rd 1 Rd 1  
13D 3Darlington 46 13 6 4 39 25 5 5 13 32 44 2 65 2,191 Rd 1 Rd 2  
14 6 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 2 7 43 20 5 7 11 18 33 8 64* 3,322 Rd 1 Rd 1  
15 -4 Cambridge United 46 10 6 7 32 24 6 7 10 18 28 -2 61 2,274 Rd 2 Rd 2  
16 2 Hartlepool United 46 9 7 7 25 25 6 7 10 25 32 -7 59 2,129 Rd 3 Rd 1  
17 0 Crewe Alexandra 46 7 11 5 25 19 6 8 9 32 34 4 58 2,281 Rd 1 Rd 1  
18 -3 Halifax Town 46 11 7 5 37 25 3 7 13 17 34 -5 55* 1,595 Rd 3 Rd 1  
19 -3 Hereford United 46 8 7 8 25 27 6 5 12 16 32 -18 54 2,267 Rd 2 Rd 2  
20 -1 Stockport County 46 7 7 9 26 26 5 8 10 18 32 -14 51 2,272 Rd 3 Rd 1  
21 0 Rochdale 46 5 9 9 28 34 6 6 11 19 42 -29 48 1,939 Rd 1 Rd 2  
22 -8 Exeter City 46 8 6 9 33 29 3 7 13 20 39 -15 46 2,465 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23D 3Carlisle United 46 9 5 9 38 33 3 3 17 19 53 -29 44 2,236 Rd 1 Rd 2  
24D 3Newport County 46 4 5 14 19 36 2 2 19 16 69 -70 25 1,766 Rd 1 Rd 2  
Notes
Next season the Fourth Division play-offs will concern the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th clubs for the final promotion place to the Third Division.
Newport County relegated from Fourth Division. Tranmere Rovers deducted 2 pts. 
Lincoln City are promoted to Fourth Division. Halifax Town deducted 1 pt.