Season 1948-49

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1949 Venue Gate Notes
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 1 Leicester City Wembley Stadium, London 98,920  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1949 Venue Gate Notes
Leicester City 3 1 Portsmouth Highbury, London 62,000  
Manchester United 1 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Hillsborough, Sheffield 62,250 aet
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 0 Manchester United Goodison Park, Liverpool 72,631 Replay
 
Final Table for Season 1948-49
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts FA Cup
1 7 Portsmouth 42 18 3 0 52 12 7 5 9 32 30 2.00 58SF
2 0 Manchester United 42 11 7 3 40 20 10 4 7 37 24 1.75 53SF
3 1 Derby County 42 17 2 2 48 22 5 7 9 26 33 1.35 53 Rd 6
4D 2 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 35 29 8 7 6 35 27 1.25 52 Rd 3
5 -4 Arsenal 42 13 5 3 51 18 5 8 8 23 26 1.68 49 Rd 4
6 -1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 48 19 4 7 10 31 47 1.20 46Winner
7 3 Manchester City 42 10 8 3 28 21 5 7 9 19 30 0.92 45 Rd 3
8 12 Sunderland 42 8 10 3 27 19 5 7 9 22 39 0.84 43 Rd 4
9 4 Charlton Athletic 42 10 5 6 38 31 5 7 9 25 36 0.94 42 Rd 3
10 -4 Aston Villa 42 10 6 5 40 36 6 4 11 20 40 0.79 42 Rd 4
11 4 Stoke City 42 14 3 4 43 24 2 6 13 23 44 0.97 41 Rd 5
12 -1 Liverpool 42 5 10 6 25 18 8 4 9 28 25 1.23 40 Rd 5
13 5 Chelsea 42 10 6 5 43 27 2 8 11 26 41 1.01 38 Rd 5
14 3 Bolton Wanderers 42 10 4 7 43 32 4 6 11 16 36 0.87 38 Rd 3
15 -12 Burnley 42 10 6 5 27 19 2 8 11 16 31 0.86 38 Rd 5
16 -7 Blackpool 42 8 8 5 24 25 3 8 10 30 42 0.81 38 Rd 4
17D 2 Birmingham City 42 9 7 5 19 10 2 8 11 17 28 0.95 37 Rd 3
18 -4 Everton 42 12 5 4 33 25 1 6 14 8 38 0.65 37 Rd 4
19 -3 Middlesbrough 42 10 6 5 37 23 1 6 14 9 34 0.81 34 Rd 3
20 -1 Huddersfield Town 42 6 7 8 19 24 6 3 12 21 45 0.58 34 Rd 4
21 -14 Preston North End 42 8 6 7 36 36 3 5 13 26 39 0.83 33 Rd 4
22 -10 Sheffield United 42 8 9 4 32 25 3 2 16 25 53 0.73 33 Rd 4
Manager of the Season
1. Bob Jackson - Portsmouth
2. Matt Busby - Manchester United
3. George Martin 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 10 Fulham 42 16 4 1 52 14 8 5 8 25 23 2.08 57 Rd 3
2 5 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 3 2 47 16 8 5 8 22 23 1.77 56 Rd 6
3 0 Southampton 42 16 4 1 48 10 7 5 9 21 26 1.92 55 Rd 3
4 1 Cardiff City 42 14 4 3 45 21 5 9 7 17 26 1.32 51 Rd 5
5 3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 14 4 3 50 18 3 12 6 22 26 1.64 50 Rd 3
6 10 Chesterfield 42 9 7 5 24 18 6 10 5 27 27 1.13 47 Rd 3
7 -1 West Ham United 42 13 5 3 38 23 5 5 11 18 35 0.97 46 Rd 3
8 -4 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 6 3 36 17 3 7 11 27 39 1.13 43 Rd 4
9 3 Barnsley 42 10 7 4 40 18 4 5 12 22 43 1.02 40 Rd 3
10 3 Luton Town 42 11 6 4 32 16 3 6 12 23 41 0.96 40 Rd 5
11D 1 Grimsby Town 42 10 5 6 44 28 5 5 11 28 48 0.95 40 Rd 4
12 8 Bury 42 12 5 4 41 23 5 1 15 26 53 0.88 40 Rd 3
13D 3S Queens Park Rangers 42 11 4 6 31 26 3 7 11 13 36 0.71 39 Rd 3
14D 1 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 5 4 41 23 3 3 15 12 40 0.84 38 Rd 3
15 3 Leeds United 42 11 6 4 36 21 1 7 13 19 42 0.87 37 Rd 3
16 -6 Coventry City 42 12 3 6 35 20 3 4 14 20 44 0.86 37 Rd 3
17 -3 Bradford 42 8 8 5 37 26 5 3 13 28 52 0.83 37 Rd 4
18 -3 Brentford 42 7 10 4 28 21 4 4 13 14 32 0.79 36 Rd 6
19 -10 Leicester City 42 6 10 5 41 38 4 6 11 21 41 0.78 36Final
20 -3 Plymouth Argyle 42 11 4 6 33 25 1 8 12 16 39 0.77 36 Rd 3
21 -2 Nottingham Forest 42 9 6 6 22 14 5 1 15 28 40 0.93 35 Rd 3
22D 3N Lincoln City 42 6 7 8 31 35 2 5 14 22 56 0.58 28 Rd 3
Manager of the Season
1. Frank Osborne - Fulham
2. Billy Dodgin - Southampton
3. Jack Smith - West Bromwich Albion
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division North Pld W D L F A W D L F AG Ave Pts FA Cup
1 4 Hull City 42 17 1 3 65 14 10 10 1 28 14 3.32 65 Rd 6
2 0 Rotherham United 42 16 4 1 47 17 12 2 7 43 29 1.96 62 Rd 4
3D 2 Doncaster Rovers 42 10 8 3 26 12 10 2 9 27 28 1.33 50 Rd 1
4 12 Darlington 42 10 3 8 42 36 10 3 8 41 38 1.12 46 Rd 3
5 -1 Gateshead 42 10 6 5 41 28 6 7 8 28 30 1.19 45 Rd 4
6 5 Oldham Athletic 42 12 4 5 49 28 6 5 10 26 39 1.12 45 Rd 3
7 5 Rochdale 42 14 3 4 37 16 4 6 11 18 37 1.04 45 Rd 1
8 9 Stockport County 42 13 5 3 44 16 3 6 12 17 40 1.09 43 Rd 3
9 -6 Wrexham 42 12 6 3 35 22 5 3 13 21 40 0.90 43 Rd 1
10 -2 Mansfield Town 42 13 6 2 39 15 1 8 12 13 33 1.08 42 Rd 3
11 7 Tranmere Rovers 42 8 9 4 23 19 5 6 10 23 38 0.81 41 Rd 1
12 -2 Crewe Alexandra 42 13 4 4 31 18 3 5 13 21 56 0.70 41 Rd 3
13 -6 Barrow 42 10 8 3 27 13 4 4 13 14 35 0.85 40 Rd 2
14 -1 York City 42 11 3 7 49 28 4 6 11 25 46 1.00 39 Rd 2
15 -6 Carlisle United 42 12 7 2 46 32 2 4 15 14 45 0.78 39 Rd 1
16 3 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 34 25 4 5 12 11 33 0.78 38 Rd 1
17 5 New Brighton 42 10 4 7 25 19 4 4 13 21 39 0.79 36 Rd 3
18 2 Chester 42 10 7 4 36 19 1 6 14 21 37 1.02 35 Rd 2
19 2 Halifax Town 42 8 4 9 26 27 4 7 10 19 35 0.73 35 Rd 1
20 -14 Accrington Stanley 42 11 4 6 39 23 1 6 14 16 41 0.86 34 Rd 1
21 -6 Southport 42 6 5 10 24 29 5 4 12 21 35 0.70 31 Rd 3
22 -8 Bradford City 42 7 6 8 29 31 3 3 15 19 46 0.62 29 Rd 2
Notes
Southport and Bradford City re-elected to league.
Failed election to the Third Division North
Nelson, North Sheilds, Scunthorpe & Lindsey United, Shrewsbury Town, South Liverpool and Wigan Athletic
Manager of the Season
1. Raich Carter - Hull City
2. Reg Freeman - Rotherham United
3. Bill Forrest - Darlington
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division South Pld W D L F A W D L F A G AvePts FA Cup
1 4 Swansea Town 42 20 1 0 60 11 7 7 7 27 23 2.56 62 Rd 2
2 8 Reading 42 17 1 3 48 18 8 4 9 29 32 1.54 55 Rd 2
3 -1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 15 2 4 42 17 7 6 8 27 31 1.44 52 Rd 3
4 12 Swindon Town 42 11 9 1 38 20 7 6 8 26 36 1.14 51 Rd 3
5 15 Bristol Rovers 42 13 5 3 42 23 6 5 10 19 28 1.20 48 Rd 1
6 16 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 11 5 5 32 26 4 13 4 23 29 1.00 48 Rd 1
7 -3 Ipswich Town 42 14 3 4 53 30 4 6 11 25 47 1.01 45 Rd 1
8D 2 Millwall 42 12 7 2 42 23 5 4 12 21 41 0.98 45 Rd 2
9 9 Torquay United 42 12 5 4 45 26 5 6 10 20 44 0.93 45 Rd 4
10 11 Norwich City 42 11 6 4 32 10 5 6 10 35 39 1.37 44 Rd 2
11 -5 Notts County 42 15 3 3 68 19 4 2 15 34 49 1.50 43 Rd 4
12 -1 Exeter City 42 12 5 4 45 26 3 5 13 18 50 0.83 40 Rd 3
13 -5 Port Vale 42 11 3 7 32 21 3 8 10 19 33 0.94 39 Rd 1
14 -11 Walsall 42 9 5 7 34 28 6 3 12 22 36 0.88 38 Rd 4
15 -3 Newport County 42 8 6 7 41 35 6 3 12 27 57 0.74 37 Rd 5
16 -9 Bristol City 42 8 9 4 28 24 3 5 13 16 38 0.71 36 Rd 3
17 -2 Watford 42 6 9 6 24 21 4 6 11 17 33 0.76 35 Rd 1
18 -9 Southend United 42 5 10 6 18 18 4 6 11 23 28 0.89 34 Rd 1
19 -2 Leyton Orient 42 9 6 6 36 29 2 6 13 22 51 0.73 34 Rd 2
20 -6 Northampton Town 42 9 6 6 33 20 3 3 15 18 42 0.82 33 Rd 2
21 -2 Aldershot 42 6 5 10 26 29 5 6 10 22 30 0.81 33 Rd 3
22 -9 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 27 27 1 3 17 11 49 0.50 27 Rd 1
Notes
Aldershot and Crystal Palace re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division South
Gillingham, Merthyr Tydfil, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.
Manager of the Season
1. Ted Drake - Reading
2. Billy McCandless - Swansea Town
3. Harry Lowe - Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic
Outstanding Manager of all divisions for the season Raich Carter - Hull City