Season 1988-89

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 3 2 Everton Wembley Stadium, London 82,800 aet
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1989 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 0 0 Nottingham Forest Hillsborough, Sheffield 53,000 *
*The Hillsborough Disaster. Abandoned after 6 Minutes as scale of disaster unfolded. 96 dead
Everton 1 0 Norwich City Villa Park, Birmingham 46,553  
Liverpool 3 1 Nottingham Forest Old Trafford, Manchester 38,000  
 
League Cup Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
Nottingham Forest 3 1 Luton Town Wembley Stadium, London 76,130  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1989 Venue Gate Notes
West Ham United 0 3 Luton Town Upton Park, London 24,602  
Nottingham Forest 1 1 Bristol City City Ground, Nottingham 30,060  
Bristol City 0 1 Nottingham Forest Ashton Gate, Bristol 28,084 aet agg 1-2
Luton Town 2 0 West Ham United Kenilworth Road, Luton 12,020 agg 5-0
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
Blackburn Rovers 3 1 Crystal Palace Ewood Park, Blackburn 16,421 1st Leg
Crystal Palace 3 0 Blackburn Rovers Selhurst Park, London 30,000 2nd Leg agg 4-3 
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
Bristol Rovers 1 1 Port Vale Twerton Park, Bath 9,042 1st Leg
Port Vale 1 0 Bristol Rovers Vale Park, Burslem 17,353 2nd Leg agg 2-1 
 
Fourth Divison Play-off Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
Wrexham 0 0 Leyton Orient Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 7,915 1st Leg
Leyton Orient 2 1 Wrexham Brisbane Road, London 13,355 2nd Leg agg 2-1 
Final Table for season 1988-89
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 5 Arsenal 38 10 6 3 35 19 12 4 3 38 17 37 76 35,595 Rd 3 Rd 3  
2 -1 Liverpool 38 11 5 3 33 11 11 5 3 32 17 37 76 38,701 Winner Rd 4  
3 0 Nottingham Forest 38 8 7 4 31 16 9 6 4 33 27 21 64 20,785 SF Winner  
4 10 Norwich City 38 8 7 4 23 20 9 4 6 25 25 3 62 16,783 SF Rd 3  
5 10 Derby County 38 9 3 7 23 18 8 4 7 17 20 2 58 17,535 Rd 4 Rd 3  
6 7 Tottenham Hotspur 38 8 6 5 31 24 7 6 6 29 22 14 57 24,467 Rd 3 Rd 4  
7 3 Coventry City 38 9 4 6 28 23 5 9 5 19 19 5 55 16,063 Rd 3 Rd 3  
8 -4 Everton 38 10 7 2 33 18 4 5 10 17 27 5 54 27,777 Final Rd 4  
9 -4 Queens Park Rangers 38 9 5 5 23 16 5 6 8 20 21 6 53 12,281 Rd 3 Rd 5  
10 D 2 Millwall 38 10 3 6 27 21 4 8 7 20 31 -5 53 15,425 Rd 4 Rd 3  
11 -9 Manchester United 38 10 5 4 27 13 3 7 9 18 22 10 51 36,488 Rd 6 Rd 3  
12 -5 Wimbledon 38 10 3 6 30 19 4 6 9 20 27 4 51 7,803 Rd 6 Rd 4  
13 -1 Southampton 38 6 7 6 25 26 4 8 7 27 40 -14 45 15,590 Rd 3 Rd 5  
14 3 Charlton Athletic 38 6 7 6 25 24 4 5 10 19 34 -14 42 9,398 Rd 5 Rd 3  
15 -4 Sheffield Wednesday 38 6 6 7 21 25 4 6 9 13 26 -17 42 20,037 Rd 4 Rd 2  
16 -7 Luton Town 38 8 6 5 32 21 2 5 12 10 31 -10 41 9,504 Rd 3 Final  
17 D 2 Aston Villa 38 7 6 6 25 22 2 7 10 20 34 -11 40 23,310 Rd 4 Rd 5  
18 D 2 Middlesbrough 38 6 7 6 28 30 3 5 11 16 31 -17 39 20,002 Rd 3 Rd 2  
19 -3 West Ham United 38 3 6 10 19 30 7 2 10 18 32 -25 38 20,738 Rd 6 SF  
20 -12 Newcastle United 38 3 6 10 19 28 4 4 11 13 35 -31 31 22,921 Rd 3 Rd 2  
Manager of the Season
1. Kenny Dalglish - Liverpool
2. George Graham - Arsenal
3. Brian Clough - Nottingham Forest
 
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 D 1Chelsea 46 15 6 2 50 25 14 6 3 46 25 46 99 15,952 Rd 3 Rd 2  
2 7 Manchester City 46 12 8 3 48 28 11 5 7 29 25 24 82 23,500 Rd 4 Rd 4  
3 3 Crystal Palace 46 15 6 2 42 17 8 6 9 29 32 22 81 10,671 Rd 3 Rd 3  
4 D 1Watford 46 14 5 4 41 18 8 7 8 33 30 26 78 12,292 Rd 5 Rd 2  
5 0 Blackburn Rovers 46 16 4 3 50 22 6 7 10 24 37 15 77 8,891 Rd 5 Rd 3  
6 6 Swindon Town 46 13 8 2 35 15 7 8 8 33 38 15 76 8,658 Rd 4 Rd 2  
7 7 Barnsley 46 12 8 3 37 21 8 6 9 29 37 8 74 7,215 Rd 5 Rd 2  
8 0 Ipswich Town 46 13 3 7 42 23 9 4 10 29 38 10 73 12,582 Rd 3 Rd 4  
9 11 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 7 3 43 18 5 11 7 22 23 24 72 12,757 Rd 3 Rd 1  
10 -3 Leeds United 46 12 6 5 34 20 5 10 8 25 30 9 67 21,727 Rd 4 Rd 3  
11D 3Sunderland 46 12 8 3 40 23 4 7 12 20 37 0 63 14,879 Rd 3 Rd 2  
12 5 AFC Bournemouth 46 13 3 7 32 20 5 5 13 21 42 -9 62 8,089 Rd 5 Rd 2  
13 -2 Stoke City 46 10 9 4 33 25 5 5 13 24 47 -15 59 9,883 Rd 4 Rd 2  
14 -10 Bradford City 46 8 11 4 29 22 5 6 12 23 37 -7 56 10,524 Rd 4 Rd 5  
15 -2 Leicester City 46 11 6 6 31 20 2 10 11 25 43 -7 55 10,693 Rd 3 Rd 4  
16 -6 Oldham Athletic 46 9 10 4 49 32 2 11 10 26 40 3 54 7,199 Rd 3 Rd 3  
17 D 1Oxford United 46 11 6 6 40 34 3 6 14 22 36 -8 54 6,352 Rd 4 Rd 2  
18 -2 Plymouth Argyle 46 11 4 8 35 22 3 8 12 20 44 -11 54 8,628 Rd 4 Rd 2  
19D 3Brighton & Hove Albion 46 11 5 7 36 24 3 4 16 21 42 -9 51 9,039 Rd 3 Rd 1  
20 D 1Portsmouth 46 10 6 7 33 21 3 6 14 20 41 -9 51 10,201 Rd 3 Rd 2  
21 -6 Hull City 46 7 9 7 31 25 4 5 14 21 43 -16 47 6,666 Rd 5 Rd 2  
22 -4 Shrewsbury Town 46 4 11 8 25 31 4 7 12 15 36 -27 42 4,714 Rd 3 Rd 1  
23 -4 Birmingham City 46 6 4 13 21 33 2 7 14 10 43 -45 35 6,265 Rd 3 Rd 2  
24D 3Walsall 46 3 10 10 27 42 2 6 15 14 38 -39 31 6,108 Rd 3 Rd 2  
Manager of the Season
1. Bobby Campbell - Chelsea
2. Mel Machin - Manchester City
3. John Duncan - Ipswich Town
 
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
1D 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 4 1 61 19 8 10 5 35 30 47 92 14,392 Rd 1 Rd 1  
2 D 2 Sheffield United 46 16 3 4 57 21 9 6 8 36 33 39 84 12,222 Rd 5 Rd 3  
3 8 Port Vale 46 15 3 5 46 21 9 9 5 32 27 30 84 6,731 Rd 3 Rd 2  
4 5 Fulham 46 12 7 4 42 28 10 2 11 27 39 2 75 4,938 Rd 1 Rd 1  
5 3 Bristol Rovers 46 9 11 3 34 21 10 6 7 33 30 16 74 5,267 Rd 2 Rd 1  
6 10 Preston North End 46 14 7 2 56 31 5 8 10 23 29 19 72 7,710 Rd 1 Rd 2  
7 5 Brentford 46 14 5 4 36 21 4 9 10 30 40 5 68 5,682 Rd 6 Rd 2  
8 7 Chester City 46 12 6 5 38 18 7 5 11 26 43 3 68 3,051 Rd 2 Rd 2  
9 -5 Notts County 46 11 7 5 37 22 7 6 10 27 32 10 67 5,676 Rd 2 Rd 2  
10D 4 Bolton Wanderers 46 12 8 3 42 23 4 8 11 16 31 4 64 5,528 Rd 2 Rd 1  
11 -6 Bristol City 46 10 3 10 32 25 8 6 9 21 30 -2 63 8,104 Rd 3 SF  
12D 4 Swansea City 46 11 8 4 33 22 4 8 11 18 31 -2 61 4,894 Rd 2 Rd 1  
13 1 Bury 46 11 7 5 27 22 5 6 12 28 45 -12 61 3,368 Rd 2 Rd 2  
14 D 2 Huddersfield Town 46 10 8 5 35 25 7 1 15 28 48 -10 60 5,821 Rd 3 Rd 1  
15 4 Mansfield Town 46 10 8 5 32 22 4 9 10 16 30 -4 59 3,998 Rd 1 Rd 1  
16D 4 Cardiff City 46 10 9 4 30 16 4 6 13 14 40 -12 57 4,385 Rd 3 Rd 2 European CWC Rd 1
17 -10 Wigan Athletic 46 9 5 9 28 22 5 9 9 27 31 2 56 3,152 Rd 1 Rd 1  
18 D 2 Reading 46 10 6 7 37 29 5 5 13 31 43 -4 56 5,106 Rd 4 Rd 2  
19 -9 Blackpool 46 10 6 7 36 29 4 7 12 20 30 -3 55 4,277 Rd 3 Rd 3  
20 -14 Northampton Town 46 11 2 10 41 34 5 4 14 25 42 -10 54 3,919 Rd 1 Rd 2  
21 -4 Southend United 46 10 9 4 33 26 3 6 14 23 49 -19 54 3,697 Rd 1 Rd 2  
22 -4 Chesterfield 46 9 5 9 35 35 5 2 16 16 51 -35 49 3,717 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23 -10 Gillingham 46 7 3 13 25 32 5 1 17 22 49 -34 40 3,675 Rd 1 Rd 2  
24 -4 Aldershot 46 7 6 10 29 29 1 7 15 19 49 -30 37 2,609 Rd 2 Rd 1  
Manager of the Season
1. Graham Turner - Wolverhampton Wanderers
2. Dave Bassett - Sheffield United
3. John Rudge - Port Vale
 
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
1D 3Rotherham United 46 13 6 4 44 18 9 10 4 32 17 41 82 5,061 Rd 2 Rd 2  
2 12 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 6 2 34 13 6 11 6 28 30 19 80 5,331 Rd 3 Rd 4  
3 14 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 7 3 42 24 8 8 7 25 24 19 78 3,296 Rd 3 Rd 1  
4 0 Scunthorpe United 46 11 9 3 40 22 10 5 8 37 35 20 77 4,547 Rd 1 Rd 3  
5 7 Scarborough 46 12 7 4 33 23 9 7 7 34 29 15 77 2,950 Rd 2 Rd 3  
6 2 Leyton Orient 46 16 2 5 61 19 5 10 8 25 31 36 75 3,794 Rd 1 Rd 3  
7 4 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 44 28 7 7 9 33 35 14 71 2,636 Rd 1 Rd 1  
8 7 Cambridge United 46 13 7 3 45 25 5 7 11 26 37 9 68 2,653 Rd 3 Rd 1  
9D 3Grimsby Town 46 11 9 3 33 18 6 6 11 32 41 6 66 4,302 Rd 5 Rd 1  
10 NL Lincoln City 46 12 6 5 39 26 6 4 13 25 34 4 64 3,899 Rd 1 Rd 2  
11D 3York City 46 10 8 5 43 27 7 5 11 19 36 -1 64 2,613 Rd 1 Rd 1  
12 11 Carlisle United 46 9 6 8 26 25 6 9 8 27 27 1 60 3,176 Rd 3 Rd 1  
13 9 Exeter City 46 14 4 5 46 23 4 2 17 19 45 -3 60 2,667 Rd 1 Rd 1  
14 -9 Torquay United 46 15 2 6 32 23 2 6 15 13 37 -15 59 2,350 Rd 3 Rd 1  
15 4 Hereford United 46 11 8 4 40 27 3 8 12 26 45 -6 58 2,132 Rd 1 Rd 1  
16 -6 Burnley 46 12 6 5 35 20 2 7 14 17 41 -9 55 7,062 Rd 1 Rd 2  
17 -10 Peterborough United 46 10 3 10 29 32 4 9 10 23 42 -22 54 3,262 Rd 2 Rd 2  
18 3 Rochdale 46 10 10 3 32 26 3 4 16 24 56 -26 53 1,968 Rd 1 Rd 1  
19 -3 Hartlepool United 46 10 6 7 33 33 4 4 15 17 45 -28 52 2,048 Rd 4 Rd 1  
20 0 Stockport County 46 8 10 5 31 20 2 11 10 23 32 2 51 2,792 Rd 1 Rd 1  
21 -3 Halifax Town 46 10 7 6 42 27 3 4 16 27 48 -6 50 1,947 Rd 3 Rd 1  
22 -13 Colchester United 46 8 7 8 35 30 4 7 12 25 48 -18 50 2,895 Rd 4 Rd 1  
23D 3Doncaster Rovers 46 9 6 8 32 32 4 4 15 17 46 -29 49 2,159 Rd 2 Rd 1  
24 -11 Darlington 46 3 12 8 28 38 5 6 12 25 38 -23 42 2,316 Rd 1 Rd 2  
Notes
Darlington relegated from Fourth Division.
Maidstone United are promoted to Fourth Division.
Manager of the Season
1. Billy McEwan - Rotherham United
2. John King - Tranmere Rovers
3. Dixie McNeill - Wrexham
 
Outstanding Manager of all divisions for the season Bobby Campbell - Chelsea