Season 1920-21

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1921 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers D 2 Stamford Bridge, London 72,805 Film footage from the match Receipts £13414.04.07
  Dimmock              
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1921 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 Preston North EndD 1 Hillsborough, Sheffield 44,688
  Bliss 2     Jefferis     
D 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 Cardiff City D 2 Anfield Road, Liverpool 41,892 *
                 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1921 Replay Venue Gate Notes
D 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 1 Cardiff City D 2 Old Trafford, Manchester 44,863
  Richards, Edmonds, Brooks     Keenor (p)      
Notes
*Played on same day as Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool. King George V, Queen Mary, Prince Henry & Princess Mary travelled from Aintree to see second half of this match.
Final Table for Season 1920-21
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts FA Cup
1 1 Burnley 42 17 3 1 56 16 6 10 5 23 20 2.19 59 Rd 3
2 5 Manchester City 42 19 2 0 50 13 5 4 12 20 37 1.40 54 Rd 1
3 3 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 6 0 53 17 4 8 9 24 36 1.45 52 Rd 1
4 0 Liverpool 42 11 7 3 41 17 7 8 6 22 18 1.80 51 Rd 2
5 3 Newcastle United 42 14 3 4 43 18 6 7 8 23 27 1.47 50 Rd 3
6D 2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 2 4 46 16 4 7 10 24 32 1.46 47Win
7 9 Everton 42 9 8 4 40 26 8 5 8 26 29 1.20 47 Rd 4
8 5 Middlesbrough 42 10 6 5 29 21 7 6 8 24 32 1.00 46 Rd 1
9 1 Arsenal 42 9 8 4 31 25 6 6 9 28 38 0.94 44 Rd 1
10 -1 Aston Villa 42 11 4 6 39 21 7 3 11 24 49 0.90 43 Rd 4
11 9 Blackburn Rovers 42 7 9 5 36 27 6 6 9 21 32 0.97 41 Rd 1
12 -7 Sunderland 42 11 4 6 34 19 3 9 9 23 41 0.95 41 Rd 1
13 -1 Manchester United 42 9 4 8 34 26 6 6 9 30 42 0.94 40 Rd 1
14 -13 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 7 6 31 23 5 7 9 23 35 0.93 40 Rd 1
15 0 Bradford City 42 7 9 5 38 28 5 6 10 23 35 0.97 39 Rd 2
16 3 Preston North End 42 10 4 7 38 25 5 5 11 23 40 0.94 39SF
17D 2 Huddersfield Town 42 11 4 6 26 16 4 5 12 16 33 0.86 39 Rd 3
18 -15 Chelsea 42 9 7 5 35 24 4 6 11 13 34 0.83 39 Rd 4
19 -2 Oldham Athletic 42 6 9 6 23 26 3 6 12 26 60 0.57 33 Rd 1
20 -6 Sheffield United 42 5 11 5 22 19 1 7 13 20 49 0.62 30 Rd 1
21 -3 Derby County 42 3 12 6 21 23 2 4 15 11 35 0.55 26 Rd 2
22 -11 Bradford 42 6 5 10 29 35 2 3 16 14 41 0.57 24 Rd 2
Manager of the Season
1. John Haworth - Burnley
2. Ernest Mangnall - Manchester City
3. Frank Watt - Newcastle United
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 2 Birmingham 42 16 4 1 55 13 8 6 7 24 25 2.08 58 Rd 1
2 NL Cardiff City 42 13 5 3 27 9 11 5 5 32 23 1.84 58SF
3 5 Bristol City 42 14 3 4 35 12 5 10 6 14 17 1.69 51 Rd 1
4 0 Blackpool 42 12 3 6 32 19 8 7 6 22 23 1.29 50 Rd 2
5 2 West Ham United 42 13 5 3 38 11 6 5 10 13 19 1.70 48 Rd 1
6D 1 Notts County 42 12 5 4 36 17 6 6 9 19 23 1.38 47 Rd 2
7 8 Clapton Orient 42 13 6 2 31 9 3 7 11 12 33 1.02 45 Rd 1
8 1 South Shields 42 13 4 4 41 16 4 6 11 20 30 1.33 44 Rd 2
9 -3 Fulham 42 14 4 3 33 12 2 6 13 10 35 0.91 42 Rd 3
10D 1 The Wednesday 42 9 7 5 31 14 6 4 11 17 34 1.00 41 Rd 2
11 -6 Bury 42 10 8 3 29 13 5 2 14 16 36 0.92 40 Rd 1
12 2 Leicester City 42 10 8 3 26 11 2 8 11 13 35 0.85 40 Rd 1
13 -2 Hull City 42 7 10 4 24 18 3 10 8 19 35 0.81 40 Rd 4
14 NL Leeds United 42 11 5 5 30 14 3 5 13 10 31 0.89 38 Qf Rd
15 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 11 4 6 34 24 5 2 14 15 42 0.74 38Final
16 -4 Barnsley 42 9 10 2 31 17 1 6 14 17 33 0.96 36 Rd 1
17 -4 Port Vale 42 7 6 8 28 19 4 8 9 15 30 0.88 36 Qf Rd
18 0 Nottingham Forest 42 9 6 6 37 26 3 6 12 11 29 0.87 36 Rd 1
19 -2 Rotherham County 42 8 9 4 23 21 4 3 14 14 32 0.70 36 Qf Rd
20 -10 Stoke 42 9 5 7 26 16 3 6 12 20 40 0.82 35 Rd 1
21 -1 Coventry City 42 8 6 7 24 25 4 5 12 15 45 0.56 35 Qf Rd
22 -6 Stockport County 42 8 6 7 30 24 1 6 14 12 51 0.56 30 Rd 1
Notes

Stockport County relegated to new Third Division North.

* Stockport County average home attendance does not include the last home game of the season played at Old Trafford, Manchester, as only 13 people paid to see that match, although 2000 stayed behind from the earlier Manchester United v Derby County First Division match.

Manager of the Season
1. Frank Richards - Birmingham
2. Fred Stewart - Cardiff City
3. Joe Palmer - Bristol City
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 NL Crystal Palace 42 15 4 2 45 17 9 7 5 25 17 2.06 59 Rd 2
2 NL Southampton 42 14 5 2 46 10 5 11 5 18 18 2.29 54 Rd 3
3 NL Queens Park Rangers 42 14 4 3 38 11 8 5 8 23 21 1.91 53 Rd 2
4 NL Swindon Town 42 14 5 2 51 17 7 5 9 22 32 1.49 52 Rd 2
5 NL Swansea Town 42 9 10 2 32 19 9 5 7 24 26 1.24 51 Rd 2
6 NL Watford 42 14 4 3 40 15 6 4 11 19 29 1.34 48 Rd 2
7 NL Millwall 42 11 5 5 25 8 7 6 8 17 22 1.40 47 Rd 1
8 NL Merthyr Town 42 13 5 3 46 20 2 10 9 14 29 1.22 45 Qf Rd
9 NL Luton Town 42 14 6 1 51 15 2 6 13 10 41 1.09 44 Rd 3
10 NL Bristol Rovers 42 15 3 3 51 22 3 4 14 17 35 1.19 43 Rd 1
11 NL Plymouth Argyle 42 10 7 4 25 13 1 14 6 10 21 1.03 43 Rd 3
12 NL Portsmouth 42 10 8 3 28 14 2 7 12 18 34 0.96 39 Rd 1
13D 2 Grimsby Town 42 12 5 4 32 16 3 4 14 17 43 0.83 39 Rd 2
14 NL Northampton Town 42 11 4 6 32 23 4 4 13 27 52 0.79 38 Rd 1
15 NL Newport County 42 8 5 8 20 23 6 4 11 23 41 0.67 37 Qf Rd
16 NL Norwich City 42 9 10 2 31 14 1 6 14 13 39 0.83 36 Rd 1
17 NL Southend United 42 13 2 6 32 20 1 6 14 12 41 0.72 36 Rd 3
18 NL Brighton & Hove Albion 42 11 6 4 28 20 3 2 16 14 41 0.69 36 Rd 2
19 NL Exeter City 42 9 7 5 27 15 1 8 12 12 39 0.72 35 Rd 1
20 NL Reading 42 8 4 9 26 22 4 3 14 16 37 0.71 31 Rd 1
21 NL Brentford 42 7 9 5 27 23 2 3 16 15 44 0.63 30 Rd 1
22 NL Gillingham 42 6 9 6 19 24 2 3 16 15 50 0.46 28 Qf Rd
Notes
Brentford and Gillingham re-elected to league. Third Division North established with 20 clubs.
Aberdare Athletic and Charlton Athletic elected to Third Division South.
Third Division North established with 20 clubs.
Accrington Stanley, Ashington, Barrow, Chesterfield, Crewe Alexandra, Darlington, Durham City, Hartlepools United, Lincoln City, Nelson, Rochdale, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall and Wrexham.
Grimsby Town transferred to new Third Division North for the following season.
Elected to the new Third Division North
Halifax Town, Southport, Stalybridge Celtic and Wigan Borough.
Failed election to the new Third Division South
Abertillery Town, Barry, Bath City and Pontypridd. Aberaman and Bridgend withdrew application.
Failed election to the new Third Division North
Blyth Spartans, Castleford Town, Doncaster Rovers, Gainsborough Trinity, Lancaster Town, Rotherham Town, Scunthorpe & Lindsey United, South Liverpool, Wakefield City and West Stanley.
Manager of the Season
1. Edmund Goodman - Crystal Palace
2. James McIntyre - Southampton
3. Ned Liddell - Queens Park Rangers
Outstanding Manager of all divisions for the season Frank Richards - Birmingham