Season 1996-97

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1997 Venue Gate Notes
Chelsea 2 0 Middlesbrough Wembley Stadium, London 79,160  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1997 Venue Gate Notes
Chelsea 3 0 Wimbledon Highbury, London 32,674  
Middlesbrough 3 3 Chesterfield Old Trafford, Manchester 49,640 aet
Middlesbrough 3 0 Chesterfield Hillsborough, Sheffield 30,339  
 
League Cup Final 1997 Venue Gate Notes
Leicester City 1 1 Middlesbrough Wembley Stadium, London 76,757 aet
Leicester City 1 0 Middlesbrough Hillsborough, Sheffield 39,428 aet
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1997 Venue Gate Notes
Leicester City 0 0 Wimbledon Filbert Street, Leicester 16,021  
Stockport County 0 2 Middlesbrough Edgeley Park, Stockport 11,778  
Wimbledon 1 1 Leicester City Selhurst Park, London 17,810 aet agg 1-1*
*Leicester City won on away goal rule.
Middlesbrough 0 1 Stockport County Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough 29,633 agg 2-1
 
First Divison Play-off Final 1997 Venue Gate Notes
Crystal Palace 1 0 Sheffield United Wembley Stadium, London 64,383  
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1997 Venue Gate Notes
Crewe Alexandra 1 0 Brentford Wembley Stadium, London 34,149  
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1997 Venue Gate Notes
Northampton Town 1 0 Swansea City Wembley Stadium, London 46,804  
Final Table for season 1996-97
Premier League
Home Away
Ptn Premier League Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 0 Manchester United 38 12 5 2 38 17 9 7 3 38 27 32 75 55,081 Rd 4 Rd 4 European Cup SF
2 0 Newcastle United 38 13 3 3 54 20 6 8 5 19 20 33 68 36,428 Rd 4 Rd 4 UEFA Cup QF
3 2 Arsenal 38 10 5 4 36 18 9 6 4 26 14 30 68 37,821 Rd 4 Rd 4 UEFA Cup Rd 3
4 -1 Liverpool 38 10 6 3 38 19 9 5 5 24 18 25 68 39,777 Rd 4 Rd 5 European CWC SF
5 -1 Aston Villa 38 11 5 3 27 13 6 5 8 20 21 13 61 36,027 Rd 4 Rd 4 UEFA Cup Rd 3
6 5 Chelsea 38 9 8 2 33 22 7 3 9 25 33 3 59 27,001 Winner Rd 3  
7 8 Sheffield Wednesday 38 8 10 1 25 16 6 5 8 25 35 -1 57 25,693 Rd 6 Rd 2  
8 6 Wimbledon 38 9 6 4 28 21 6 5 8 21 25 3 56 15,156 SF SF  
9 D 1 Leicester City 38 7 5 7 22 26 5 6 8 24 28 -8 47 20,184 Rd 5 Winner  
10 -2 Tottenham Hotspur 38 8 4 7 19 17 5 3 11 25 34 -7 46 31,067 Rd 3 Rd 4  
11 2 Leeds United 38 7 7 5 15 13 4 6 9 13 25 -10 46 32,109 Rd 5 Rd 3  
12 D 1 Derby County 38 8 6 5 25 22 3 7 9 20 36 -13 46 17,889 Rd 6 Rd 2  
13 -6 Blackburn Rovers 38 8 4 7 28 23 1 11 7 14 20 -1 42 24,945 Rd 4 Rd 3  
14 -4 West Ham United 38 7 6 6 27 25 3 6 10 12 23 -9 42 23,242 Rd 3 Rd 4  
15 -9 Everton 38 7 4 8 24 22 3 8 8 20 35 -13 42 36,186 Rd 4 Rd 2  
16 1 Southampton 38 6 7 6 32 24 4 4 11 18 32 -6 41 15,099 Rd 3 Rd 5  
17 -1 Coventry City 38 4 8 7 19 23 5 6 8 19 31 -16 41 19,625 Rd 5 Rd 3  
18 D 1 Sunderland 38 7 6 6 20 18 3 4 12 15 35 -18 40 20,864 Rd 3 Rd 3  
19 -7 Middlesbrough 38 8 5 6 34 25 2 7 10 17 35 -9 39* 29,867 Final Final  
20 -11 Nottingham Forest 38 3 9 7 15 27 3 7 9 16 32 -28 34 24,587 Rd 5 Rd 3  
Notes
Middlesbrough deducted 3 pts.
 
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 PL Bolton Wanderers 46 18 4 1 60 20 10 10 3 40 33 100 98 15,826 Rd 4 Rd 5  
2 8 Barnsley 46 14 4 5 43 19 8 10 5 33 36 76 80 11,393 Rd 4 Rd 2  
3 17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 10 5 8 31 24 12 5 6 37 27 68 76 24,763 Rd 3 Rd 1  
4 3 Ipswich Town 46 13 7 3 44 23 7 7 9 24 27 68 74 12,054 Rd 3 Rd 5  
5 4 Sheffield United 46 13 5 5 46 23 7 8 8 29 29 75 73 16,674 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 -3 Crystal Palace 46 10 7 6 39 22 9 7 7 39 26 78 71 15,467 Rd 3 Rd 3  
7 14 Portsmouth 46 12 4 7 32 24 8 4 11 27 29 59 68 8,856 Rd 6 Rd 2  
8 4 Port Vale 46 9 9 5 36 28 8 7 8 22 27 58 67 7,385 Rd 3 Rd 3  
9 PL Queens Park Rangers 46 10 5 8 33 25 8 7 8 31 35 64 66 12,344 Rd 5 Rd 2  
10 5 Birmingham City 46 11 7 5 30 18 6 8 9 22 30 52 66 17,732 Rd 5 Rd 2  
11 2 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 9 4 42 27 7 5 11 21 29 63 65 8,170 Rd 3 Rd 2  
12 -8 Stoke City 46 15 3 5 34 22 3 7 13 17 35 51 64 12,712 Rd 3 Rd 3  
13 3 Norwich City 46 9 10 4 28 18 8 2 13 35 50 63 63 14,719 Rd 4 Rd 1  
14 PL Manchester City 46 12 4 7 34 25 5 6 12 25 35 59 61 26,753 Rd 5 Rd 2  
15 -9 Charlton Athletic 46 11 8 4 36 28 5 3 15 16 38 52 59 11,093 Rd 3 Rd 3  
16 -5 West Bromwich Albion 46 7 7 9 37 33 7 8 8 31 39 68 57 15,064 Rd 3 Rd 1  
17 D 2 Oxford United 46 14 3 6 44 26 2 6 15 20 42 64 57 7,608 Rd 3 Rd 4  
18 1 Reading 46 13 7 3 37 24 2 5 16 21 43 58 57 9,160 Rd 4 Rd 1  
19 D 2 Swindon Town 46 11 6 6 36 27 4 3 16 16 44 52 54 9,376 Rd 3 Rd 3  
20 -12 Huddersfield Town 46 10 7 6 28 20 3 8 12 20 41 48 54 12,175 Rd 3 Rd 3  
21 D 2 Bradford City 46 10 5 8 29 32 2 7 14 18 40 47 48 12,925 Rd 5 Rd 1  
22 -5 Grimsby Town 46 7 7 9 31 34 4 6 13 29 47 60 46 5,667 Rd 3 Rd 1  
23 -5 Oldham Athletic 46 6 8 9 30 30 4 5 14 21 36 51 43 7,058 Rd 3 Rd 3  
24 -10 Southend United 46 7 9 7 32 32 1 6 16 10 54 42 39 5,219 Rd 3 Rd 1  
 
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 Bury 46 18 5 0 39 7 6 7 10 23 31 62 84 4,502 Rd 1 Rd 2  
2 7 Stockport County 46 15 5 3 31 14 8 8 7 28 27 59 82 6,424 Rd 4 SF  
3 D 1 Luton Town 46 13 7 3 38 14 8 8 7 33 31 71 78 6,781 Rd 3 Rd 3  
4 11 Brentford 46 8 11 4 26 22 12 3 8 30 21 56 74 5,832 Rd 3 Rd 2  
5 8 Bristol City 46 14 4 5 43 18 7 6 10 26 33 69 73 10,794 Rd 3 Rd 2  
6 -1 Crewe Alexandra 46 15 4 4 38 15 7 3 13 18 32 56 73 3,978 Rd 3 Rd 1  
7 -4 Blackpool 46 13 7 3 41 21 5 8 10 19 26 60 69 4,987 Rd 2 Rd 2  
8 0 Wrexham 46 11 9 3 37 28 6 9 8 17 22 54 69 4,113 Rd 6 Rd 1  
9 8 Burnley 46 14 3 6 48 27 5 8 10 23 28 71 68 10,052 Rd 3 Rd 2  
10 -3 Chesterfield 46 10 9 4 25 18 8 5 10 17 21 42 68 4,638 SF Rd 1  
11 D 3 Gillingham 46 13 3 7 37 25 6 7 10 23 34 60 67 6,022 Rd 3 Rd 4  
12 -1 Walsall 46 12 8 3 35 21 7 2 14 19 32 54 67 3,892 Rd 2 Rd 1  
13 D 1 Watford 46 10 8 5 24 14 6 11 6 21 24 45 67 8,894 Rd 4 Rd 2  
14 D 1 Millwall 46 12 4 7 27 22 4 9 10 23 33 50 61 7,740 Rd 1 Rd 1  
15 D 3 Preston North End 46 14 5 4 33 19 4 2 17 16 36 49 61 9,411 Rd 2 Rd 2  
16 -2 AFC Bournemouth 46 8 9 6 24 20 7 6 10 19 25 43 60 4,581 Rd 1 Rd 1  
17 -7 Bristol Rovers 46 13 4 6 34 22 2 7 14 13 28 47 56 5,612 Rd 1 Rd 1  
18 -6 Wycombe Wanderers 46 13 4 6 31 14 2 6 15 20 42 51 55 5,232 Rd 3 Rd 2  
19 D 3 Plymouth Argyle 46 7 11 5 19 18 5 7 11 28 40 47 54 6,495 Rd 3 Rd 1  
20 0 York City 46 8 6 9 27 31 5 7 11 20 37 47 52 3,359 Rd 3 Rd 3  
21 -2 Peterborough United 46 7 7 9 38 34 4 7 12 17 39 55 47 5,297 Rd 4 Rd 2  
22 -4 Shrewsbury Town 46 8 6 9 27 32 3 7 13 22 42 49 46 3,179 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23 -7 Rotherham United 46 4 7 12 17 29 3 7 13 22 41 39 35 2,844 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24 -20 Notts County 46 4 9 10 20 25 3 5 15 13 34 33 35 4,239 Rd 3 Rd 1  
 
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 9 Wigan Athletic 46 17 3 3 53 21 9 6 8 31 30 84 87 3,899 Rd 1 Rd 1  
2 15 Fulham 46 13 5 5 41 20 12 7 4 31 18 72 87 6,643 Rd 1 Rd 2  
3 D 2 Carlisle United 46 16 3 4 41 21 8 9 6 26 23 67 84 5,440 Rd 4 Rd 2  
4 7 Northampton Town 46 14 4 5 43 17 6 8 9 24 27 67 72 4,823 Rd 1 Rd 2  
5 D 2 Swansea City 46 13 5 5 37 20 8 3 12 25 38 62 71 3,827 Rd 1 Rd 1  
6 2 Chester City 46 11 8 4 30 16 7 8 8 25 27 55 70 2,263 Rd 3 Rd 1  
7 15 Cardiff City 46 11 4 8 30 23 9 5 9 26 31 56 69 3,594 Rd 2 Rd 1  
8 -1 Colchester United 46 11 9 3 36 23 6 8 9 26 28 62 68 3,251 Rd 1 Rd 2  
9 9 Lincoln City 46 10 8 5 35 25 8 4 11 35 44 70 66 3,163 Rd 1 Rd 3  
10 6 Cambridge United 46 11 5 7 30 27 7 6 10 23 32 53 65 3,380 Rd 2 Rd 1  
11 8 Mansfield Town 46 9 8 6 21 17 7 8 8 26 28 47 64 2,283 Rd 2 Rd 1  
12 11 Scarborough 46 9 9 5 36 31 7 6 10 29 37 65 63 2,455 Rd 2 Rd 2  
13 -1 Scunthorpe United 46 11 3 9 36 33 7 6 10 23 29 59 63 2,606 Rd 2 Rd 1  
14 1 Rochdale 46 10 6 7 34 24 4 10 9 24 34 58 58 1,827 Rd 2 Rd 1  
15 -6 Barnet 46 9 9 5 32 23 5 7 11 14 28 46 58 2,141 Rd 2 Rd 2  
16 5 Leyton Orient 46 11 6 6 28 20 4 6 13 22 38 50 57 4,336 Rd 2 Rd 1  
17 D 2 Hull City 46 9 8 6 29 26 4 10 9 15 24 44 57 3,413 Rd 2 Rd 1  
18 -13 Darlington 46 11 5 7 37 28 3 5 15 27 50 64 52 2,796 Rd 2 Rd 1  
19 -6 Doncaster Rovers 46 9 7 7 29 23 5 3 15 23 43 52 52 2,090 Rd 1 Rd 1  
20 0 Hartlepool United 46 8 6 9 33 32 6 3 14 20 34 53 51 2,107 Rd 1 Rd 1  
21 3 Torquay United 46 9 4 10 24 24 4 7 12 22 38 46 50 2,322 Rd 1 Rd 1  
22 -8 Exeter City 46 6 9 8 25 30 6 3 14 23 43 48 48 3,014 Rd 2 Rd 1  
23 D 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 12 6 5 41 27 1 4 18 12 43 53 47* 5,850 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24 -18 Hereford United 46 6 8 9 26 25 5 6 12 24 40 50 47 2,931 Rd 1 Rd 2  
Notes
Hereford United relegated from the Third Division.
Macclesfield Town promoted to the Third Division. Brighton & Hove Albion deducted 2 pts.