Season 1988-89

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Liverpool 3 2 Everton D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 82,800 aet
  Aldridge, Rush 2 Line-ups McCall 2        
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1989 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Liverpool 0 0 Nottingham Forest D 1 Hillsborough, Sheffield 53,000 *
                 
*The Hillsborough Disaster. Abandoned after 6 Minutes as scale of disaster unfolded. 96 dead
D 1 Everton 1 0 Norwich City D 1 Villa Park, Birmingham 46,553
  Nevin            
D 1 Liverpool 3 1 Nottingham Forest D 1 Old Trafford, Manchester 38,000
  Aldridge 2, Laws OG     Webb      
 
League Cup Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Nottingham Forest 3 1 Luton Town D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 76,130
  Clough 2, Webb     Harford      
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1989 1st & 2nd Leg Venue Gate Notes
D 1 West Ham United 0 3 Luton Town D 1 Upton Park 24,602
        Harford, Wegerle, Wilson (p)      
D 1 Nottingham Forest 1 1 Bristol CityD 3 City Ground  30,060
  Pender OG     Mardon      
D 3 Bristol City 0 1 Nottingham Forest D 1 Ashton Gate 28,084 aet agg 1-2
        Parker        
D 1 Luton Town 2 0 West Ham United D 1 Kenilworth Road 12,020 agg 5-0
  Harford, Wegerle              
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
D 2 Blackburn Rovers 3 1 Crystal Palace D 2 Ewood Park, Blackburn 16,421 1st Leg
  Gayle 2, Garner     McGoldrick        
D 2 Crystal Palace 3 0Blackburn Rovers D 2 Selhurst Park, London 30,000 2nd Leg agg 4-3 
  Wright 2, Madden (p)              
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
D 3 Bristol Rovers 1 1 Port ValeD 3 Twerton Park, Bath 9,042 1st Leg
  Penrice     Earle        
D 3 Port Vale 1 0 Bristol RoversD 3 Vale Park, Burslem 17,353 2nd Leg agg 2-1 
  Earle              
 
Fourth Divison Play-off Final 1989 Venue Gate Notes
D 4 Wrexham 0 0 Leyton Orient D 4 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 7,915 1st Leg
                
D 4 Leyton Orient 2 1 Wrexham D 4 Brisbane Road, London 13,355 2nd Leg agg 2-1 
  Harvey, Cooper     Bowden       
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 FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 5 Arsenal 38 10 6 3 35 19 12 4 3 38 17 37 76 Rd 3 Rd 3
2 -1 Liverpool 38 11 5 3 33 11 11 5 3 32 17 37 76 Win Rd 4
3 0 Nottingham Forest 38 8 7 4 31 16 9 6 4 33 27 21 64 SF Win
4 10 Norwich City 38 8 7 4 23 20 9 4 6 25 25 3 62 SF Rd 3
5 10 Derby County 38 9 3 7 23 18 8 4 7 17 20 2 58 Rd 4 Rd 3
6 7 Tottenham Hotspur 38 8 6 5 31 24 7 6 6 29 22 14 57 Rd 3 Rd 4
7 3 Coventry City 38 9 4 6 28 23 5 9 5 19 19 5 55 Rd 3 Rd 3
8 -4 Everton 38 10 7 2 33 18 4 5 10 17 27 5 54Final Rd 4
9 -4 Queens Park Rangers 38 9 5 5 23 16 5 6 8 20 21 6 53 Rd 3 Rd 5
10D 2 Millwall 38 10 3 6 27 21 4 8 7 20 31 -5 53 Rd 4 Rd 3
11 -9 Manchester United 38 10 5 4 27 13 3 7 9 18 22 10 51 Rd 6 Rd 3
12 -5 Wimbledon 38 10 3 6 30 19 4 6 9 20 27 4 51 Rd 6 Rd 4
13 -1 Southampton 38 6 7 6 25 26 4 8 7 27 40 -14 45 Rd 3 Rd 5
14 3 Charlton Athletic 38 6 7 6 25 24 4 5 10 19 34 -14 42 Rd 5 Rd 3
15 -4 Sheffield Wednesday 38 6 6 7 21 25 4 6 9 13 26 -17 42 Rd 4 Rd 2
16 -7 Luton Town 38 8 6 5 32 21 2 5 12 10 31 -10 41 Rd 3Final
17D 2 Aston Villa 38 7 6 6 25 22 2 7 10 20 34 -11 40 Rd 4 Rd 5
18D 2 Middlesbrough 38 6 7 6 28 30 3 5 11 16 31 -17 39 Rd 3 Rd 2
19 -3 West Ham United 38 3 6 10 19 30 7 2 10 18 32 -25 38 Rd 6 SF
20 -12 Newcastle United 38 3 6 10 19 28 4 4 11 13 35 -31 31 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 FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1D 1 Chelsea 46 15 6 2 50 25 14 6 3 46 25 46 99 Rd 3 Rd 2
2 7 Manchester City 46 12 8 3 48 28 11 5 7 29 25 24 82 Rd 4 Rd 4
3 3 Crystal Palace 46 15 6 2 42 17 8 6 9 29 32 22 81 Rd 3 Rd 3
4D 1 Watford 46 14 5 4 41 18 8 7 8 33 30 26 78 Rd 5 Rd 2
5 0 Blackburn Rovers 46 16 4 3 50 22 6 7 10 24 37 15 77 Rd 5 Rd 3
6 6 Swindon Town 46 13 8 2 35 15 7 8 8 33 38 15 76 Rd 4 Rd 2
7 7 Barnsley 46 12 8 3 37 21 8 6 9 29 37 8 74 Rd 5 Rd 2
8 0 Ipswich Town 46 13 3 7 42 23 9 4 10 29 38 10 73 Rd 3 Rd 4
9 11 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 7 3 43 18 5 11 7 22 23 24 72 Rd 3 Rd 1
10 -3 Leeds United 46 12 6 5 34 20 5 10 8 25 30 9 67 Rd 4 Rd 3
11 D 3 Sunderland 46 12 8 3 40 23 4 7 12 20 37 0 63 Rd 3 Rd 2
12 5 AFC Bournemouth 46 13 3 7 32 20 5 5 13 21 42 -9 62 Rd 5 Rd 2
13 -2 Stoke City 46 10 9 4 33 25 5 5 13 24 47 -15 59 Rd 4 Rd 2
14 -10 Bradford City 46 8 11 4 29 22 5 6 12 23 37 -7 56 Rd 4 Rd 5
15 -2 Leicester City 46 11 6 6 31 20 2 10 11 25 43 -7 55 Rd 3 Rd 4
16 -6 Oldham Athletic 46 9 10 4 49 32 2 11 10 26 40 3 54 Rd 3 Rd 3
17D 1 Oxford United 46 11 6 6 40 34 3 6 14 22 36 -8 54 Rd 4 Rd 2
18 -2 Plymouth Argyle 46 11 4 8 35 22 3 8 12 20 44 -11 54 Rd 4 Rd 2
19 D 3 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 11 5 7 36 24 3 4 16 21 42 -9 51 Rd 3 Rd 1
20D 1 Portsmouth 46 10 6 7 33 21 3 6 14 20 41 -9 51 Rd 3 Rd 2
21 -6 Hull City 46 7 9 7 31 25 4 5 14 21 43 -16 47 Rd 5 Rd 2
22 -4 Shrewsbury Town 46 4 11 8 25 31 4 7 12 15 36 -27 42 Rd 3 Rd 1
23 -4 Birmingham City 46 6 4 13 21 33 2 7 14 10 43 -45 35 Rd 3 Rd 2
24 D 3 Walsall 46 3 10 10 27 42 2 6 15 14 38 -39 31 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 FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1D 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 4 1 61 19 8 10 5 35 30 47 92 Rd 1 Rd 1
2D 2 Sheffield United 46 16 3 4 57 21 9 6 8 36 33 39 84 Rd 5 Rd 3
3 8 Port Vale 46 15 3 5 46 21 9 9 5 32 27 30 84 Rd 3 Rd 2
4 5 Fulham 46 12 7 4 42 28 10 2 11 27 39 2 75 Rd 1 Rd 1
5 3 Bristol Rovers 46 9 11 3 34 21 10 6 7 33 30 16 74 Rd 2 Rd 1
6 10 Preston North End 46 14 7 2 56 31 5 8 10 23 29 19 72 Rd 1 Rd 2
7 5 Brentford 46 14 5 4 36 21 4 9 10 30 40 5 68 Rd 6 Rd 2
8 7 Chester City 46 12 6 5 38 18 7 5 11 26 43 3 68 Rd 2 Rd 2
9 -5 Notts County 46 11 7 5 37 22 7 6 10 27 32 10 67 Rd 2 Rd 2
10D 4 Bolton Wanderers 46 12 8 3 42 23 4 8 11 16 31 4 64 Rd 2 Rd 1
11 -6 Bristol City 46 10 3 10 32 25 8 6 9 21 30 -2 63 Rd 3 SF
12D 4 Swansea City 46 11 8 4 33 22 4 8 11 18 31 -2 61 Rd 2 Rd 1
13 1 Bury 46 11 7 5 27 22 5 6 12 28 45 -12 61 Rd 2 Rd 2
14D 2 Huddersfield Town 46 10 8 5 35 25 7 1 15 28 48 -10 60 Rd 3 Rd 1
15 4 Mansfield Town 46 10 8 5 32 22 4 9 10 16 30 -4 59 Rd 1 Rd 1
16D 4 Cardiff City 46 10 9 4 30 16 4 6 13 14 40 -12 57 Rd 3 Rd 2 CWC Rd 1
17 -10 Wigan Athletic 46 9 5 9 28 22 5 9 9 27 31 2 56 Rd 1 Rd 1
18D 2 Reading 46 10 6 7 37 29 5 5 13 31 43 -4 56 Rd 4 Rd 2
19 -9 Blackpool 46 10 6 7 36 29 4 7 12 20 30 -3 55 Rd 3 Rd 3
20 -14 Northampton Town 46 11 2 10 41 34 5 4 14 25 42 -10 54 Rd 1 Rd 2
21 -4 Southend United 46 10 9 4 33 26 3 6 14 23 49 -19 54 Rd 1 Rd 2
22 -4 Chesterfield 46 9 5 9 35 35 5 2 16 16 51 -35 49 Rd 1 Rd 1
23 -10 Gillingham 46 7 3 13 25 32 5 1 17 22 49 -34 40 Rd 1 Rd 2
24 -4 Aldershot 46 7 6 10 29 29 1 7 15 19 49 -30 37 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 FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 D 3 Rotherham United 46 13 6 4 44 18 9 10 4 32 17 41 82 Rd 2 Rd 2
2 12 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 6 2 34 13 6 11 6 28 30 19 80 Rd 3 Rd 4
3 14 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 7 3 42 24 8 8 7 25 24 19 78 Rd 3 Rd 1
4 0 Scunthorpe United 46 11 9 3 40 22 10 5 8 37 35 20 77 Rd 1 Rd 3
5 7 Scarborough 46 12 7 4 33 23 9 7 7 34 29 15 77 Rd 2 Rd 3
6 2 Leyton Orient 46 16 2 5 61 19 5 10 8 25 31 36 75 Rd 1 Rd 3
7 4 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 44 28 7 7 9 33 35 14 71 Rd 1 Rd 1
8 7 Cambridge United 46 13 7 3 45 25 5 7 11 26 37 9 68 Rd 3 Rd 1
9 D 3 Grimsby Town 46 11 9 3 33 18 6 6 11 32 41 6 66 Rd 5 Rd 1
10 NL Lincoln City 46 12 6 5 39 26 6 4 13 25 34 4 64 Rd 1 Rd 2
11 D 3 York City 46 10 8 5 43 27 7 5 11 19 36 -1 64 Rd 1 Rd 1
12 11 Carlisle United 46 9 6 8 26 25 6 9 8 27 27 1 60 Rd 3 Rd 1
13 9 Exeter City 46 14 4 5 46 23 4 2 17 19 45 -3 60 Rd 1 Rd 1
14 -9 Torquay United 46 15 2 6 32 23 2 6 15 13 37 -15 59 Rd 3 Rd 1
15 4 Hereford United 46 11 8 4 40 27 3 8 12 26 45 -6 58 Rd 1 Rd 1
16 -6 Burnley 46 12 6 5 35 20 2 7 14 17 41 -9 55 Rd 1 Rd 2
17 -10 Peterborough United 46 10 3 10 29 32 4 9 10 23 42 -22 54 Rd 2 Rd 2
18 3 Rochdale 46 10 10 3 32 26 3 4 16 24 56 -26 53 Rd 1 Rd 1
19 -3 Hartlepool United 46 10 6 7 33 33 4 4 15 17 45 -28 52 Rd 4 Rd 1
20 0 Stockport County 46 8 10 5 31 20 2 11 10 23 32 2 51 Rd 1 Rd 1
21 -3 Halifax Town 46 10 7 6 42 27 3 4 16 27 48 -6 50 Rd 3 Rd 1
22 -13 Colchester United 46 8 7 8 35 30 4 7 12 25 48 -18 50 Rd 4 Rd 1
23 D 3 Doncaster Rovers 46 9 6 8 32 32 4 4 15 17 46 -29 49 Rd 2 Rd 1
24 -11 Darlington 46 3 12 8 28 38 5 6 12 25 38 -23 42 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