Season 1944-45

 

The War Cups
Cup Winners Cup Final 1945 Venue Gate Notes
Chelsea 1 2 Bolton Wanderers Stamford Bridge, London 45,000  
 
Football League North (War) Cup Final 1945 Venue Gate Notes
Bolton Wanderers 1 0 Manchester United Burnden Park, Bolton 40,785 1st Leg
Manchester United 2 2 Bolton Wanderers Maine Road, Manchester 57,395 2nd Leg agg 2-3
 
Football League North (War) Cup Semi-Finals 1945 Venue Gate Notes
Manchester United 1 1 Chesterfield Maine Road, Manchester 32,013  
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 2 Bolton Wanderers Molineux, Wolverhampton 29,861  
Bolton Wanderers 2 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Burnden Park, Bolton 29,683 agg 4-3
Chesterfield 0 1 Manchester United Saltergate, Chesterfield 30,000 agg 1-2
 
Football League South (War) Cup Final 1945 Venue Gate Notes
Chelsea 2 0 Millwall Wembley Stadium, London 90,000  
 
Football League South (War) Cup Semi Final 1945 Venue Gate Notes
Millwall 1 0 Arsenal Stamford Bridge, London 49,513  
Chelsea 2 1 West Ham United White Hart Lane, London 35,109  
 
Football League West (War) Cup Final 1945 Venue Gate Notes
Bath City 1 0 Bristol City Twerton Park, Bath 5,000 1st Leg
Bristol City 3 4 Bath City Ashton Gate, Bristol 6,400 2nd Leg agg 3-5
 

 

Football League North
Home Away
    Football League North Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 1 Huddersfield Town 18 7 1 1 26 9 7 2 0 24 13 2.27 31  
2D 1 Derby County 18 8 0 1 37 12 6 1 2 17 7 2.84 29  
3D 1 Sunderland 18 6 3 0 26 12 6 1 2 26 13 2.08 28  
4D 1 Aston Villa 18 6 3 0 29 7 6 0 3 25 12 2.84 27  
5D 1 Everton 18 4 1 3 24 16 8 1 1 34 9 2.32 26  
6 D 3N Wrexham 18 6 2 1 23 8 5 1 3 17 10 2.22 25  
7 D 3N Doncaster Rovers 18 6 0 3 25 14 6 0 3 23 13 1.78 24  
8D 1 Bolton Wanderers 18 4 5 0 13 5 5 1 3 21 17 1.55 24  
9 D 2 Bradford 18 6 1 2 27 18 4 3 2 18 13 1.45 24  
10 D 2 Manchester City 18 6 2 2 31 12 3 2 3 22 19 1.71 22  
11D 1 Stoke City 18 6 1 2 24 8 3 3 3 13 17 1.48 22  
12 D 2 Birmingham 18 4 4 1 17 10 4 2 3 13 11 1.43 22  
13 D 2 Barnsley 18 7 0 2 30 19 3 2 4 12 13 1.31 22  
14 D 3N Rotherham United 18 5 2 2 13 9 4 2 3 18 16 1.24 22  
15 D 2 West Bromwich Albion 18 5 1 3 20 18 4 3 2 16 12 1.2 22  
16D 1 Liverpool 18 5 2 2 20 12 4 1 4 21 18 1.37 21  
17D 1 Grimsby Town 18 6 2 1 20 7 3 1 5 17 22 1.28 21  
18 D 3N Halifax Town 18 6 3 0 23 12 2 2 5 7 17 1.03 21  
19 D 3N Chester 18 6 2 1 29 15 3 1 5 16 30 1 21  
20 D 2 Burnley 18 5 3 1 24 11 3 1 5 15 16 1.44 20  
21D 1 Blackpool 18 5 1 3 28 13 4 1 4 25 25 1.39 20  
22D 1 Leeds United 18 6 1 2 29 16 3 1 5 24 26 1.26 20  
23 D 2 Sheffield Wednesday 18 5 1 3 20 14 4 1 4 14 16 1.13 20  
24 D 2 Chesterfield 18 3 3 3 18 8 5 0 4 12 11 1.58 19  
25 D 3N Darlington 18 6 0 3 33 22 3 1 5 19 23 1.16 19  
26D 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 4 3 2 18 13 3 2 4 13 14 1.15 19  
27 D 3N Rochdale 18 5 2 2 24 16 2 3 4 11 17 1.06 19  
28 D 3N Crewe Alexandra 18 3 0 6 18 24 6 1 2 25 17 1.05 19  
29D 1 Blackburn Rovers 18 5 2 2 19 11 2 2 5 11 18 1.03 18  
30D 1 Manchester United 18 4 1 3 18 15 4 1 5 22 25 1 18  
31D 1 Preston North End 18 5 1 3 15 11 2 3 4 11 17 0.93 18  
32 D 3S Walsall 18 2 2 5 14 16 3 4 2 13 13 0.93 16  
33 D 3N Gateshead 18 3 2 4 22 25 4 0 5 23 28 0.85 16  
34 D 3S Northampton Town 18 4 3 2 18 14 1 3 5 12 24 0.79 16  
35 D 2 Newcastle United 18 4 0 5 28 15 3 1 5 23 23 1.34 15  
36D 1 Sheffield United 18 6 0 3 19 6 0 3 6 8 19 1.08 15  
37 D 3N Hartlepools United 18 4 1 4 24 22 3 0 6 17 25 0.87 15  
38 D 3N Oldham Athletic 18 4 0 5 12 14 3 1 5 16 22 0.78 15  
39 D 3S Mansfield Town 18 4 2 3 14 13 2 1 6 17 27 0.78 15  
40 D 2 Nottingham Forest 18 3 3 3 13 15 2 2 5 9 19 0.65 15  
41 D 2 Coventry City 18 4 1 4 14 17 2 1 6 9 25 0.55 14  
42 D 3N York City 18 6 0 3 32 19 0 1 8 17 33 0.94 13  
43D 1 Middlesbrough 18 3 1 5 19 29 2 2 5 15 28 0.6 13  
44 D 3N Bradford City 18 4 1 4 22 21 2 0 7 13 39 0.58 13  
45 D 3N Accrington Stanley 18 2 0 7 16 25 3 2 4 13 21 0.63 12  
46 D 3S Port Vale 18 5 1 3 14 9 0 1 8 8 27 0.61 12  
47 D 2 Bury 18 5 0 5 20 24 0 2 6 8 24 0.58 12  
48 D 3N Stockport County 18 3 1 5 19 32 2 0 7 14 38 0.47 11  
49 D 3N Hull City 18 4 1 4 15 26 0 2 7 8 34 0.38 11  
50 D 3N Southport 18 3 2 4 23 25 0 2 7 9 30 0.58 10  
51 D 3N Lincoln City 18 3 1 5 18 25 1 1 7 14 31 0.57 10  
52 D 2 Leicester City 18 2 2 5 13 20 1 2 6 10 26 0.5 10  
53 D 3N Tranmere Rovers 18 1 0 8 11 30 1 1 7 9 23 0.38 5  
54 D 3S Notts County 18 2 1 6 8 19 0 0 9 11 43 0.31 5  

 

FL North 2nd Championship
Home Away
    FL North 2nd Championship Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1D 1 Derby County 26 12 1 1 47 12 7 2 3 31 16 2.79 41  
2D 1 Everton 27 9 2 3 45 21 8 1 4 34 22 1.84 37  
3D 1 Liverpool 24 9 2 1 38 11 7 1 4 29 15 2.58 35  
4 D 2 Burnley 26 11 2 1 37 11 4 1 7 19 25 1.56 33  
5 D 2 Newcastle United 23 10 0 2 48 16 5 1 5 21 21 1.86 31  
6D 1 Aston Villa 25 8 2 3 53 25 6 0 6 17 20 1.56 30  
7 D 2 Chesterfield 24 8 1 3 20 6 2 8 2 20 18 1.67 29  
8D 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 8 3 2 28 14 3 4 4 17 17 1.45 29  
9D 1 Manchester United 22 7 2 0 24 7 6 1 6 23 26 1.42 29  
10 D 3N Darlington 24 8 2 3 39 29 5 1 5 22 16 1.36 29  
11 D 3S Bristol City 22 9 0 2 37 15 4 2 5 18 18 1.67 28  
12D 1 Blackburn Rovers 25 9 2 1 37 20 4 0 9 26 34 1.17 28  
13D 1 Huddersfield Town 27 8 3 1 26 15 4 1 10 25 34 1.04 28  
14 D 3N Wrexham 22 7 3 1 27 12 3 4 4 28 24 1.53 27  
15D 1 Bolton Wanderers 23 7 2 2 27 12 4 3 5 24 23 1.46 27  
16D 1 Blackpool 24 7 1 4 32 15 5 2 5 26 27 1.38 27  
17NL Lovell's Athletic 19 7 2 0 26 8 5 0 5 18 19 1.63 26  
18D 1 Stoke City 23 8 1 2 40 12 4 1 7 27 30 1.6 26  
19 D 3S Cardiff City 20 8 1 2 27 16 4 1 4 14 11 1.52 26  
20D 1 Grimsby Town 21 8 1 2 34 15 2 5 3 17 22 1.38 26  
21 D 2 Birmingham 24 5 4 3 24 13 4 3 5 14 21 1.12 25  
22 D 3N Crewe Alexandra 23 8 2 3 35 21 3 1 6 15 29 1 25  
23 D 3N Doncaster Rovers 20 5 1 3 21 12 6 1 4 23 14 1.69 24  
24 D 2 Bradford 22 8 3 0 38 16 2 1 8 11 23 1.26 24  
25 D 3N Accrington Stanley 24 5 1 5 21 21 4 5 4 18 20 0.95 24  
26 D 2 Barnsley 24 7 2 3 27 16 4 0 8 12 26 0.93 24  
27 D 3N Rotherham United 20 7 1 3 22 13 3 2 4 19 24 1.11 23  
28 D 3N Gateshead 21 5 1 4 25 21 4 4 3 21 21 1.1 23  
29D 1 Preston North End 25 8 1 3 27 18 1 3 9 14 38 0.73 22  
30D 1 Sheffield United 24 6 3 4 37 21 3 0 8 19 27 1.17 21  
31D 1 Sunderland 25 7 3 2 34 19 2 0 11 19 35 0.98 21  
32D 1 Leeds United 22 7 1 4 38 21 2 2 6 15 34 0.96 21  
33 D 2 Sheffield Wednesday 25 6 2 4 28 22 2 3 8 25 34 0.95 21  
34 D 2 Leicester City 21 6 4 1 29 15 1 2 7 11 23 1.05 20  
35NL Bath City 20 6 0 4 26 23 4 0 6 24 25 1.04 20  
36 D 2 Bury 20 7 1 1 24 15 1 3 7 14 28 0.88 20  
37 D 3N York City 22 8 1 1 32 16 0 3 9 16 40 0.86 20  
38 D 3N Chester 22 6 1 4 33 28 3 1 7 16 33 0.8 20  
39 D 3N Bradford City 20 7 0 2 27 12 1 3 7 16 34 0.93 19  
40 D 2 West Bromwich Albion 22 3 4 4 22 18 3 3 5 17 26 0.89 19  
41 D 3N Hartlepools United 21 5 2 4 19 24 3 1 6 15 30 0.63 19  
42 D 2 Coventry City 21 4 2 4 17 14 2 4 5 19 39 0.68 18  
43 D 2 Nottingham Forest 17 2 5 2 14 13 3 2 3 9 12 0.92 17  
44 D 3N Tranmere Rovers 23 5 0 6 22 22 3 1 8 18 34 0.71 17  
45 D 3N Halifax Town 18 4 3 1 14 10 2 2 6 8 25 0.63 17  
46 D 3N Lincoln City 17 4 3 2 23 20 2 1 5 19 31 0.82 16  
47 D 2 Manchester City 19 6 1 4 23 19 1 1 6 9 24 0.74 16  
48 D 3S Northampton Town 14 5 1 1 18 8 1 2 4 5 22 0.77 15  
49 D 3N Oldham Athletic 21 4 1 6 20 25 3 0 7 19 31 0.7 15  
50 D 3N Stockport County 19 5 0 4 19 16 2 0 8 12 34 0.62 14  
51D 1 Middlesbrough 24 5 2 5 19 19 1 0 11 21 51 0.57 14  
52 D 3S Walsall 18 3 1 4 13 14 2 2 6 11 19 0.73 13  
53 D 2 Swansea Town 20 5 1 4 22 21 1 0 9 20 42 0.67 13  
54 D 3S Port Vale 21 3 2 7 19 30 2 0 7 8 30 0.45 12  
55 D 3S Mansfield Town 12 4 1 1 13 14 1 0 5 9 24 0.58 11  
56 D 3N Hull City 18 4 1 4 20 21 1 0 8 10 33 0.56 11  
57 D 3N Rochdale 20 2 2 6 12 28 2 1 7 5 21 0.35 11  
58 D 3N Southport 22 1 2 9 17 41 2 1 7 16 41 0.4 9  
59 D 3S Notts County 21 1 0 8 10 24 3 0 9 19 38 0.47 8  
60NL Aberaman Athletic 17 1 0 7 18 29 1 2 6 18 40 0.52 6  

 

Football League South
Home Away
    Football League South Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1 D 2 Tottenham Hotspur 30 12 3 1 47 19 11 3 0 34 11 2.7 52  
2 D 2 West Ham United 30 12 1 2 56 21 10 2 3 40 26 2.04 47  
3D 1 Brentford 30 10 0 5 51 25 7 4 4 36 32 1.53 38  
4D 1 Chelsea 30 7 2 6 47 24 9 3 3 53 31 1.82 37  
5 D 2 Southampton 30 8 3 4 53 33 9 0 6 43 36 1.39 37  
6 D 3S Crystal Palace 30 10 2 3 48 26 5 3 7 26 44 1.06 35  
7 D 3S Reading 30 8 4 3 37 31 6 2 7 41 37 1.15 34  
8D 1 Arsenal 30 10 0 3 48 24 4 3 10 29 43 1.15 31  
9 D 3S Queens Park Rangers 30 7 5 3 41 22 3 5 7 29 39 1.15 30  
10 D 3S Watford 30 6 3 6 33 33 5 3 7 33 51 0.79 28  
11 D 2 Fulham 30 6 2 7 46 45 5 2 8 33 38 0.95 26  
12D 1 Portsmouth 30 8 1 6 44 28 3 3 9 12 33 0.92 26  
13D 1 Charlton Athletic 30 6 1 8 36 41 6 1 8 36 40 0.89 26  
14 D 3S Brighton & Hove Albion 30 7 1 7 38 45 3 1 11 28 50 0.69 22  
15 D 2 Luton Town 30 4 4 7 29 40 2 3 10 27 64 0.54 19  
16 D 3S Aldershot 30 5 1 10 27 34 2 3 9 17 51 0.52 18  
17 D 2 Millwall 30 2 5 8 25 36 3 2 10 25 48 0.6 17  
18 D 3S Clapton Orient 30 4 6 5 22 32 1 1 13 17 54 0.45 17  

 

Football League West
Home Away
    Football League West Pld W D L F A W D L F A G Ave Pts Ave Gate
1 D 3S Cardiff City 18 7 1 1 30 11 5 2 2 24 13 2.25 27  
2 D 3S Bristol City 18 8 0 1 34 14 5 1 3 25 16 1.97 27  
3 NL Lovell's Athletic 18 5 2 2 23 13 5 1 3 17 18 1.29 23  
4 NL Bath City 18 5 2 2 24 19 3 1 5 23 27 1.02 19  
5 NL Aberaman Athletic 18 3 0 6 20 34 0 1 8 14 38 0.47 7  
6 D 2 Swansea Town 18 1 1 7 16 28 1 0 8 16 35 0.51 5  
Notes
Barrow – chose not to take part in wartime football league
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic - unable to take part in wartime football league for geographic reasons
Bristol Rovers – chose not to take part in wartime football league
Carlisle United – unable to take part in wartime football league for geographic reasons
Exeter City – could not take part because ground had been requested for the war effort
Ipswich Town – chose not to take part in wartime football league
New Brighton – could not take part because ground had been requested for the war effort
Newport County – chose not to take part in wartime football league
Norwich City - unable to take part in wartime football league for geographic reasons
Southend United – unable to take part in wartime football league for geographic reasons
Swindon Town – could not take part because ground had been requested as a POW detention centre
Torquay United – unable to take part in wartime football league for geographic reasons