Season 1989-90

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1990 Venue Gate Notes
Manchester United 3 3 Crystal Palace Wembley Stadium, London 80,000 aet
Manchester United 1 0 Crystal Palace Wembley Stadium, London 80,000  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1990 Venue Gate Notes
Manchester United 3 3 Oldham Athletic Maine Road, Manchester 44,026 aet
Crystal Palace 4 3 Liverpool Villa Park, Birmingham 38,389 aet
Manchester United 2 1 Oldham Athletic Maine Road, Manchester 35,005 aet
 
League Cup Final 1990 Venue Gate Notes
Nottingham Forest 1 0 Oldham Athletic Wembley Stadium, London 74,343  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1990 Venue Gate Notes
Nottingham Forest 2 1Coventry City City Ground  26,153  
Oldham Athletic 6 0 West Ham United Boundary Park 19,263  
Coventry City 0 0Nottingham Forest Highfield Road 25,900 agg 1-2
West Ham United 3 0 Oldham Athletic Upton Park 15,431 agg 3-6
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1990 Venue Gate Notes
Swindon Town 1 0 Sunderland Wembley Stadium, London 72,873  
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1990 Venue Gate Notes
Notts County 2 0 Tranmere Rovers Wembley Stadium, London 29,252  
 
Fourth Divison Play-off Final 1990 Venue Gate Notes
Cambridge United 1 0 Chesterfield Wembley Stadium, London 26,404  
Final Table for season 1989-90
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 38 13 5 1 38 15 10 5 4 40 22 41 79 36,873 SF Rd 3  
2 15 Aston Villa 38 13 3 3 36 20 8 4 7 21 18 19 70 25,535 Rd 6 Rd 3  
3 3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 12 1 6 35 24 7 5 7 24 23 12 63 26,570 Rd 3 Rd 5  
4 -3 Arsenal 38 14 3 2 38 11 4 5 10 16 27 16 62 33,714 Rd 4 Rd 4  
5 D 2 Chelsea 38 8 7 4 31 24 8 5 6 27 26 8 60 21,691 Rd 4 Rd 2  
6 2 Everton 38 14 3 2 40 16 3 5 11 17 30 11 59 26,328 Rd 5 Rd 4  
7 6 Southampton 38 10 5 4 40 27 5 5 9 31 36 8 55 16,494 Rd 5 Rd 5  
8 4 Wimbledon 38 5 8 6 22 23 8 8 3 25 17 7 55 7,674 Rd 3 Rd 4  
9 -6 Nottingham Forest 38 9 4 6 31 21 6 5 8 24 26 8 54 20,606 Rd 3 Winner  
10 -6 Norwich City 38 7 10 2 24 14 6 4 9 20 28 2 53 16,737 Rd 4 Rd 3  
11 -2 Queens Park Rangers 38 9 4 6 27 22 4 7 8 18 22 1 50 13,226 Rd 6 Rd 3  
12 -5 Coventry City 38 11 2 6 24 25 3 5 11 15 34 -20 49 14,300 Rd 3 SF  
13 -2 Manchester United 38 8 6 5 26 14 5 3 11 20 33 -1 48 39,078 Winner Rd 3  
14 D 2 Manchester City 38 9 4 6 26 21 3 8 8 17 31 -9 48 27,975 Rd 3 Rd 4  
15 D 2 Crystal Palace 38 8 7 4 27 23 5 2 12 15 43 -24 48 17,324 Final Rd 3  
16 -11 Derby County 38 9 1 9 29 21 4 6 9 14 19 3 46 17,426 Rd 3 Rd 5  
17 -1 Luton Town 38 8 8 3 24 18 2 5 12 19 39 -14 43 9,872 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 -3 Sheffield Wednesday 38 8 6 5 21 17 3 4 12 14 34 -16 43 20,927 Rd 4 Rd 3  
19 -5 Charlton Athletic 38 4 6 9 18 25 3 3 13 13 32 -26 30 10,748 Rd 4 Rd 3  
20 -10 Millwall 38 4 6 9 23 25 1 5 13 16 40 -26 26 12,418 Rd 4 Rd 3  
Notes
*Swindon Town were automatically relegated back to the Second Division because of irregular payments.
Sunderland were promoted to the First Division instead.
 
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 9 Leeds United 46 16 6 1 46 18 8 7 8 33 34 27 85 28,567 Rd 3 Rd 2  
2 D 3 Sheffield United 46 14 5 4 43 27 10 8 5 35 31 20 85 16,991 Rd 6 Rd 1  
3 D 1 Newcastle United 46 17 4 2 51 26 5 10 8 29 29 25 80 21,590 Rd 5 Rd 3  
4 2 Swindon Town* 46 12 6 5 49 29 8 8 7 30 30 20 74 9,396 Rd 3 Rd 4  
5 0 Blackburn Rovers 46 10 9 4 43 30 9 8 6 31 29 15 74 9,623 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 5 Sunderland 46 10 8 5 41 32 10 6 7 29 32 6 74 17,790 Rd 3 Rd 5  
7 D 1 West Ham United 46 14 5 4 50 22 6 7 10 30 35 23 72 20,311 Rd 3 SF  
8 8 Oldham Athletic 46 15 7 1 50 23 4 7 12 20 34 13 71 9,727 SF Final  
9 -1 Ipswich Town 46 13 7 3 38 22 6 5 12 29 44 1 69 12,913 Rd 4 Rd 2  
10 D 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 12 5 6 37 20 6 8 9 30 40 7 67 17,045 Rd 3 Rd 2  
11 D 3 Port Vale 46 11 9 3 37 20 4 7 12 25 37 5 61 8,997 Rd 4 Rd 2  
12 8 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 40 34 6 8 9 22 31 -3 61 8,959 Rd 3 Rd 2  
13 2 Leicester City 46 10 8 5 34 29 5 6 12 33 50 -12 59 11,715 Rd 3 Rd 2  
14 7 Hull City 46 7 8 8 27 31 7 8 8 31 34 -7 58 6,518 Rd 3 Rd 1  
15 -11 Watford 46 11 6 6 41 28 3 9 11 17 32 -2 57 10,353 Rd 4 Rd 2  
16 2 Plymouth Argyle 46 9 8 6 30 23 5 5 13 28 40 -5 55 8,749 Rd 3 Rd 2  
17 0 Oxford United 46 8 7 8 35 31 7 2 14 22 35 -9 54 5,820 Rd 4 Rd 1  
18 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 10 6 7 28 27 5 3 15 28 45 -16 54 8,660 Rd 4 Rd 1  
19 -12 Barnsley 46 7 9 7 22 23 6 6 11 27 48 -22 54 9,033 Rd 5 Rd 2  
20 -11 West Bromwich Albion 46 6 8 9 35 37 6 7 10 32 34 -4 51 11,308 Rd 5 Rd 4  
21 D 1 Middlesbrough 46 10 3 10 33 29 3 8 12 19 34 -11 50 16,380 Rd 3 Rd 3  
22 -10 AFC Bournemouth 46 8 6 9 30 31 4 6 13 27 45 -19 48 7,454 Rd 3 Rd 3  
23 -9 Bradford City 46 9 6 8 26 24 0 8 15 18 44 -24 41 8,778 Rd 3 Rd 2  
24 -11 Stoke City 46 4 11 8 20 24 2 8 13 15 39 -28 37 12,449 Rd 3 Rd 2  
Notes
* Promoted through play-offs. Relegated automatically because of irregular payments
 
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 4 Bristol Rovers 46 15 8 0 43 14 11 7 5 28 21 36 93 6,209 Rd 1 Rd 1  
2 9 Bristol City 46 15 5 3 40 16 12 5 6 36 24 36 91 11,473 Rd 5 Rd 1  
3 6 Notts County 46 17 4 2 40 18 8 8 7 33 35 20 87 6,151 Rd 1 Rd 1  
4 D 4 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 5 3 54 22 8 6 9 32 27 37 80 7,449 Rd 1 Rd 4  
5 8 Bury 46 11 7 5 35 19 10 4 9 35 30 21 74 3,450 Rd 1 Rd 1  
6 4 Bolton Wanderers 46 12 7 4 32 19 6 8 9 27 29 11 69 7,290 Rd 1 Rd 3  
7 D 2 Birmingham City 46 10 7 6 33 19 8 5 10 27 40 1 66 8,558 Rd 3 Rd 2  
8 6 Huddersfield Town 46 11 5 7 30 23 6 9 8 31 39 -1 65 5,630 Rd 4 Rd 2  
9 D 4 Rotherham United 46 12 6 5 48 28 5 7 11 23 34 9 64 5,577 Rd 2 Rd 2  
10 8 Reading 46 10 9 4 33 21 5 10 8 24 32 4 64 4,060 Rd 4 Rd 2  
11 D 2 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 9 4 38 24 6 6 11 21 30 5 63 3,521 Rd 1 Rd 2  
12 D 4 Crewe Alexandra 46 10 8 5 32 24 5 9 9 24 29 3 62 4,008 Rd 3 Rd 2  
13 -6 Brentford 46 11 4 8 41 31 7 3 13 25 35 0 61 5,662 Rd 1 Rd 2  
14 D 4 Leyton Orient 46 9 6 8 28 24 7 4 12 24 32 -4 58 4,482 Rd 1 Rd 2  
15 0 Mansfield Town 46 13 2 8 34 25 3 5 15 16 40 -15 55 3,129 Rd 1 Rd 2  
16 -8 Chester City 46 11 7 5 30 23 2 8 13 13 32 -12 54 2,476 Rd 2 Rd 1  
17 -5 Swansea City 46 10 6 7 25 27 4 6 13 20 36 -18 54 4,211 Rd 3 Rd 1 European CWC Rd 2
18 -1 Wigan Athletic 46 10 6 7 29 22 3 8 12 19 42 -16 53 2,756 Rd 3 Rd 2  
19 -13 Preston North End 46 10 7 6 42 30 4 3 16 23 49 -14 52 6,313 Rd 2 Rd 1  
20 -16 Fulham 46 8 8 7 33 27 4 7 12 22 39 -11 51 4,484 Rd 2 Rd 2  
21 -5 Cardiff City 46 6 9 8 30 35 6 5 12 21 35 -19 50 3,642 Rd 3 Rd 1  
22 -2 Northampton Town 46 7 7 9 27 31 4 7 12 24 37 -17 47 3,187 Rd 4 Rd 1  
23 -4 Blackpool 46 8 6 9 29 33 2 10 11 20 40 -24 46 4,077 Rd 5 Rd 3  
24 D 2 Walsall 46 6 8 9 23 30 3 6 14 17 42 -32 41 4,077 Rd 3 Rd 1  
 
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 12 Exeter City 46 20 3 0 50 14 8 2 13 33 34 35 89 4,858 Rd 3 Rd 4  
2 7 Grimsby Town 46 14 4 5 41 20 8 9 6 29 27 23 79 5,984 Rd 3 Rd 2  
3 D 3 Southend United 46 15 3 5 35 14 7 6 10 26 34 13 75 3,837 Rd 1 Rd 2  
4 16 Stockport County 46 13 6 4 45 27 8 5 10 23 35 6 74 3,899 Rd 1 Rd 2  
5 NL Maidstone United 46 14 4 5 49 21 8 3 12 28 40 16 73 2,433 Rd 2 Rd 1  
6 2 Cambridge United 46 14 3 6 45 30 7 7 9 31 36 10 73 3,358 Rd 6 Rd 2  
7 D 3 Chesterfield 46 12 9 2 41 19 7 5 11 22 31 13 71 4,188 Rd 2 Rd 1  
8 4 Carlisle United 46 15 4 4 38 20 6 4 13 23 40 1 71 4,740 Rd 2 Rd 1  
9 8 Peterborough United 46 10 8 5 35 23 7 9 7 24 23 13 68 4,826 Rd 2 Rd 1  
10 0 Lincoln City 46 11 6 6 30 27 7 8 8 18 21 0 68 4,071 Rd 2 Rd 1  
11 -7 Scunthorpe United 46 9 9 5 42 25 8 6 9 27 29 15 66 3,524 Rd 2 Rd 1  
12 6 Rochdale 46 11 4 8 28 23 9 2 12 24 32 -3 66 2,027 Rd 5 Rd 1  
13 -2 York City 46 10 5 8 29 24 6 11 6 26 29 2 64 2,615 Rd 1 Rd 2  
14 D 3 Gillingham 46 9 8 6 28 21 8 3 12 18 27 -2 62 3,887 Rd 1 Rd 1  
15 -1 Torquay United 46 12 2 9 33 29 3 10 10 20 37 -13 57 2,147 Rd 4 Rd 1  
16 0 Burnley 46 6 10 7 19 18 8 4 11 26 37 -10 56 6,222 Rd 3 Rd 1  
17 -2 Hereford United 46 7 4 12 31 32 8 6 9 25 30 -6 55 2,694 Rd 4 Rd 2  
18 -13 Scarborough 46 10 5 8 35 28 5 5 13 25 45 -13 55 2,325 Rd 1 Rd 3  
19 0 Hartlepool United 46 12 4 7 45 33 3 6 14 21 55 -22 55 2,503 Rd 1 Rd 1  
20 3 Doncaster Rovers 46 7 7 9 29 29 7 2 14 24 31 -7 51 2,706 Rd 2 Rd 1  
21 -14 Wrexham 46 8 8 7 28 28 5 4 14 23 39 -16 51 2,367 Rd 1 Rd 1  
22 D 3 Aldershot 46 8 7 8 28 26 4 7 12 21 43 -20 50 2,022 Rd 1 Rd 2  
23 -2 Halifax Town 46 5 9 9 31 29 7 4 12 26 36 -8 49 1,895 Rd 2 Rd 2  
24 -2 Colchester United 46 9 3 11 26 25 2 7 14 22 50 -27 43 3,150 Rd 2 Rd 1  
Notes
Colchester United relegated from Fourth Division.
Darlington are promoted to Fourth Division.