Season 1997-98

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1998 Venue Gate Notes
Arsenal 2 0 Newcastle United Wembley Stadium, London 79,183  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1998 Venue Gate Notes
Newcastle United 1 0 Sheffield United Old Trafford, Manchester 53,452  
Arsenal 1 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Villa Park, Birmingham 39,372  
 
League Cup Final 1998 Venue Gate Notes
Chelsea 2 0 Middlesbrough Wembley Stadium, London 77,698 aet
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1998 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 2 1 Middlesbrough Anfield Road, Liverpool 33,438  
Arsenal 2 1 Chelsea Highbury, London 38,114  
Middlesbrough 2 0 Liverpool Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough 34,330 agg 3-2
Chelsea 3 1 Arsenal Stamford Bridge, London 29,828 agg 4-3
 
European Cup Winners Cup Final 1998 Venue Gate Notes
Chelsea 1 0 VfB Stuttgart (Ger) RĂ¥sunda Stadium, Stockholm 30,216  
 
First Divison Play-off Final 1998 Venue Gate Notes
Charlton Athletic 4 4 Sunderland Wembley Stadium, London 77,739 aet 7-6p
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1998 Venue Gate Notes
Grimsby Town 1 0 Northampton Town Wembley Stadium, London 62,988  
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1998 Venue Gate Notes
Colchester United 1 0 Torquay United Wembley Stadium, London 19,486  
Final Table for season 1997-98
Premier League
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Premier League Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts Ave Gate FA Cup League Cup European
1 2 Arsenal 38 15 2 2 43 10 8 7 4 25 23 35 78 38,053 Winner SF UEFA Cup Rd 3
2 -1 Manchester United 38 13 4 2 42 9 10 4 5 31 17 47 77 55,168 Rd 5 Rd 3 European Cup QF
3 1 Liverpool 38 13 2 4 42 16 5 9 5 26 26 26 65 40,628 Rd 3 SF UEFA Cup Rd 4
4 2 Chelsea 38 13 2 4 37 14 7 1 11 34 29 28 63 32,901 Rd 3 Winner European CWC Winner
5 6 Leeds United 38 9 5 5 31 21 8 3 8 26 25 11 59 34,725 Rd 6 Rd 4  
6 7 Blackburn Rovers 38 11 4 4 40 26 5 6 8 17 26 5 58 25,253 Rd 5 Rd 3  
7 -2 Aston Villa 38 9 3 7 26 24 8 3 8 23 24 1 57 36,136 Rd 5 Rd 3 UEFA Cup QF
8 6 West Ham United 38 13 4 2 40 18 3 4 12 16 39 -1 56 24,967 Rd 6 Rd 5  
9 3 Derby County 38 12 3 4 33 18 4 4 11 19 31 3 55 29,105 Rd 4 Rd 4  
10 -1 Leicester City 38 6 10 3 21 15 7 4 8 30 26 10 53 20,615 Rd 4 Rd 3 UEFA Cup Rd 3
11 6 Coventry City 38 8 9 2 26 17 4 7 8 20 27 2 52 19,718 Rd 6 Rd 4  
12 4 Southampton 38 10 1 8 28 23 4 5 10 22 32 -5 48 15,159 Rd 3 Rd 4  
13 -11 Newcastle United 38 8 5 6 22 20 3 6 10 13 24 -9 44 36,680 Final Rd 5 European Cup Rd 3
14 -4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 7 8 4 23 22 4 3 12 21 34 -12 44 29,143 Rd 4 Rd 3  
15 -7 Wimbledon 38 5 6 8 18 25 5 8 6 16 21 -12 44 16,675 Rd 5 Rd 3  
16 -9 Sheffield Wednesday 38 9 5 5 30 26 3 3 13 22 41 -15 44 28,709 Rd 4 Rd 2  
17 -2 Everton 38 7 5 7 25 27 2 8 9 16 29 -15 40 35,376 Rd 3 Rd 3  
18 D 1Bolton Wanderers 38 7 8 4 25 22 2 5 12 16 39 -20 40 24,352 Rd 3 Rd 4  
19 D 1Barnsley 38 7 4 8 25 35 3 1 15 12 47 -45 35 18,449 Rd 6 Rd 3  
20 D 1Crystal Palace 38 2 5 12 15 39 6 4 9 22 32 -34 33 21,983 Rd 5 Rd 2  
 
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 PLNottingham Forest 46 18 2 3 52 20 10 8 5 30 22 82 94 20,543 Rd 3 Rd 2  
2 PLMiddlesbrough 46 17 4 2 51 12 10 6 7 26 29 77 91 29,997 Rd 4 Final  
3 PLSunderland 46 14 7 2 49 22 12 5 6 37 28 86 90 34,319 Rd 4 Rd 3  
4 11 Charlton Athletic 46 17 5 1 48 17 9 5 9 32 32 80 88 13,275 Rd 4 Rd 1  
5 -1 Ipswich Town 46 14 5 4 47 20 9 9 5 30 23 77 83 14,895 Rd 4 Rd 5  
6 -1 Sheffield United 46 16 5 2 44 20 3 12 8 25 34 69 74 17,942 SF Rd 3  
7 3 Birmingham City 46 10 8 5 27 15 9 9 5 33 20 60 74 18,751 Rd 5 Rd 3  
8 D 2 Stockport County 46 14 6 3 46 21 5 2 16 25 48 71 65 8,323 Rd 4 Rd 2  
9 -6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 13 6 4 42 25 5 5 13 15 28 57 65 23,281 SF Rd 3  
10 6 West Bromwich Albion 46 9 8 6 27 26 7 5 11 23 30 50 61 16,662 Rd 4 Rd 3  
11 D 2 Crewe Alexandra 46 10 2 11 30 34 8 3 12 28 31 58 59 5,243 Rd 3 Rd 1  
12 5 Oxford United 46 12 6 5 36 20 4 4 15 24 44 60 58 7,491 Rd 3 Rd 4  
13 8 Bradford City 46 10 9 4 26 23 4 6 13 20 36 46 57 15,564 Rd 3 Rd 1  
14 -3 Tranmere Rovers 46 9 8 6 34 26 5 6 12 20 31 54 56 8,000 Rd 5 Rd 3  
15 -2 Norwich City 46 9 8 6 32 27 5 5 13 20 42 52 55 14,445 Rd 3 Rd 1  
16 4 Huddersfield Town 46 9 5 9 28 28 5 6 12 22 44 50 53 12,145 Rd 4 Rd 2  
17 D 2 Bury 46 7 10 6 22 22 4 9 10 20 36 42 52 6,179 Rd 3 Rd 2  
18 1 Swindon Town 46 9 6 8 28 25 5 4 14 14 48 42 52 9,629 Rd 3 Rd 1  
19 -11 Port Vale 46 7 6 10 25 24 6 4 13 31 42 56 49 8,432 Rd 3 Rd 1  
20 -13 Portsmouth 46 8 6 9 28 21 2 10 11 23 42 51 49 11,149 Rd 3 Rd 1  
21 -12 Queens Park Rangers 46 8 9 6 28 30 5 4 14 23 33 51 49 13,083 Rd 3 Rd 1  
22 -8 Manchester City 46 6 6 11 28 26 6 6 11 28 31 56 48 28,197 Rd 4 Rd 1  
23 -11 Stoke City 46 8 5 10 30 40 3 8 12 14 34 44 46 14,945 Rd 3 Rd 3  
24 -6 Reading 46 8 4 11 27 31 3 5 15 12 47 39 42 9,676 Rd 5 Rd 5  
 
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 12 Watford 46 13 7 3 36 22 11 9 3 31 19 67 88 11,533 Rd 3 Rd 2  
2 3 Bristol City 46 16 5 2 41 17 9 5 9 28 22 69 85 11,846 Rd 2 Rd 2  
3 D 1Grimsby Town 46 11 7 5 30 14 8 8 7 25 23 55 72 5,338 Rd 4 Rd 4  
4D 3Northampton Town 46 14 5 4 33 17 4 12 7 19 20 52 71 6,390 Rd 3 Rd 1  
5 12 Bristol Rovers 46 13 2 8 43 33 7 8 8 27 31 70 70 6,413 Rd 3 Rd 1  
6D 3Fulham 46 12 7 4 31 14 8 3 12 29 29 60 70 8,969 Rd 3 Rd 2  
7 1 Wrexham 46 10 10 3 31 23 8 6 9 24 28 55 70 4,088 Rd 3 Rd 1  
8 3 Gillingham 46 13 7 3 30 18 6 6 11 22 29 52 70 6,450 Rd 1 Rd 1  
9 7 AFC Bournemouth 46 11 8 4 28 15 7 4 12 29 37 57 66 4,732 Rd 3 Rd 1  
10 0 Chesterfield 46 13 7 3 31 19 3 10 10 15 25 46 65 4,749 Rd 2 Rd 2  
11D 3Wigan Athletic 46 12 5 6 41 31 5 6 12 23 35 64 62 3,968 Rd 3 Rd 1  
12 -5 Blackpool 46 13 6 4 35 24 4 5 14 24 43 59 62 5,220 Rd 2 Rd 2  
13 D 1Oldham Athletic 46 13 7 3 43 23 2 9 12 19 31 62 61 5,588 Rd 3 Rd 1  
14 4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 10 10 3 32 20 4 8 11 19 33 51 60 5,414 Rd 1 Rd 1  
15 0 Preston North End 46 10 6 7 29 26 5 8 10 27 30 56 59 9,468 Rd 3 Rd 2  
16 4 York City 46 9 7 7 26 21 5 10 8 26 37 52 59 3,853 Rd 2 Rd 2  
17 -14 Luton Town 46 7 7 9 35 38 7 8 8 25 26 60 57 6,020 Rd 1 Rd 2  
18 -4 Millwall 46 7 8 8 23 23 7 5 11 20 31 43 55 7,023 Rd 1 Rd 2  
19 -7 Walsall 46 10 8 5 26 16 4 4 15 17 36 43 54 4,062 Rd 4 Rd 4  
20 -11 Burnley 46 10 9 4 34 23 3 4 16 21 42 55 52 10,473 Rd 1 Rd 2  
21 -17 Brentford 46 9 7 7 33 29 2 10 11 17 42 50 50 5,026 Rd 1 Rd 2  
22 -3 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 5 8 36 30 2 8 13 19 40 55 49 5,323 Rd 1 Rd 1  
23D 3Carlisle United 46 8 5 10 27 28 4 3 16 30 45 57 44 5,393 Rd 1 Rd 2  
24 D 1Southend United 46 8 7 8 29 30 3 3 17 18 49 47 43 4,120 Rd 2 Rd 2  
 
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 Notts County 46 14 7 2 41 20 15 5 3 41 23 82 99 5,711 Rd 2 Rd 2  
2 NL Macclesfield Town 46 19 4 0 40 11 4 9 10 23 33 63 82 2,906 Rd 2 Rd 1  
3 6 Lincoln City 46 11 7 5 32 24 9 8 6 28 27 60 75 3,968 Rd 2 Rd 1  
4 4 Colchester United 46 14 5 4 41 24 7 6 10 31 36 72 74 3,145 Rd 2 Rd 1  
5 16 Torquay United 46 14 4 5 39 22 7 7 9 29 37 68 74 2,679 Rd 2 Rd 2  
6 6 Scarborough 46 14 6 3 44 23 5 9 9 23 35 67 72 2,489 Rd 1 Rd 1  
7 8 Barnet 46 10 8 5 35 22 9 5 9 26 29 61 70 2,254 Rd 1 Rd 2  
8 5 Scunthorpe United 46 11 7 5 30 24 8 5 10 26 28 56 69 3,006 Rd 3 Rd 2  
9 D 2 Rotherham United 46 10 9 4 41 30 6 10 7 26 31 67 67 3,651 Rd 3 Rd 1  
10 D 2 Peterborough United 46 13 6 4 37 16 5 7 11 26 35 63 67 6,187 Rd 3 Rd 2  
11 5 Leyton Orient 46 14 5 4 40 20 5 7 11 22 27 62 66* 4,374 Rd 1 Rd 2  
12 -1 Mansfield Town 46 11 9 3 42 26 5 8 10 22 29 64 65 2,720 Rd 1 Rd 1  
13 D 2 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 3 8 35 28 4 10 9 26 34 61 61 2,403 Rd 1 Rd 1  
14 -8 Chester City 46 12 7 4 34 15 5 3 15 26 46 60 61 2,255 Rd 2 Rd 1  
15 7 Exeter City 46 10 8 5 39 25 5 7 11 29 38 68 60 3,990 Rd 1 Rd 1  
16 -6 Cambridge United 46 11 8 4 39 27 3 10 10 24 30 63 60 2,899 Rd 2 Rd 1  
17 3 Hartlepool United 46 10 12 1 40 22 2 11 10 21 31 61 59 2,258 Rd 1 Rd 1  
18 -4 Rochdale 46 15 3 5 43 15 2 4 17 13 40 56 58 1,884 Rd 1 Rd 1  
19 -1 Darlington 46 13 6 4 43 28 1 6 16 13 44 56 54 2,314 Rd 2 Rd 2  
20 -15 Swansea City 46 8 8 7 24 16 5 3 15 25 46 49 50 3,441 Rd 1 Rd 1  
21 -14 Cardiff City 46 5 13 5 27 22 4 10 9 21 30 48 50 3,610 Rd 4 Rd 1  
22 -5 Hull City 46 10 6 7 36 32 1 2 20 20 51 56 41 4,684 Rd 1 Rd 3  
23 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 3 10 10 21 34 3 7 13 17 32 38 35 2,328 Rd 1 Rd 1  
24 -5 Doncaster Rovers 46 3 3 17 14 48 1 5 17 16 65 30 20 1,715 Rd 1 Rd 1  
Notes
Leyton Orient deducted 3 pts.
Doncaster Rovers relegated from the Third Division.
Halifax Town promoted to the Third Division.