Season 1956-57

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1957 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Aston Villa 2 1 Manchester United D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 99,225
  McParland 2     Taylor      
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1957 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Aston Villa 2 2 West Bromwich Albion D 1 Molineux, Wolverhampton 55,549
  McParland 2     Whitehouse 2      
D 1 Manchester United 2 0 Birmingham City D 1 Hillsborough, Sheffield 65,107
  Berry, Charlton            
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1957 Replay Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Aston Villa 1 0 West Bromwich Albion D 1 St Andrew's, Birmingham 58,067
  Myerscough            
Final Table for Season 1956-57
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 0 Manchester United 42 14 4 3 55 25 14 4 3 48 29 1.91 64Final EC SF
2 16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 4 2 70 24 7 8 6 34 32 1.86 56 Rd 5
3 16 Preston North End 42 15 4 2 50 19 8 6 7 34 37 1.50 56 Rd 5
4 -2 Blackpool 42 14 3 4 55 26 8 6 7 38 39 1.43 53 Rd 5
5 0 Arsenal 42 12 5 4 45 21 9 3 9 40 48 1.23 50 Rd 6
6 -3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 17 2 2 70 29 3 6 12 24 41 1.34 48 Rd 4
7 0 Burnley 42 14 5 2 41 21 4 5 12 15 29 1.12 46 Rd 6
8D 2 Leeds United 42 10 8 3 42 18 5 6 10 30 45 1.14 44 Rd 3
9 -1 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 6 2 42 23 3 6 12 23 42 1.00 44 Rd 3
10 10 Aston Villa 42 10 8 3 45 25 4 7 10 20 30 1.18 43 Win
11 2 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 8 5 31 25 6 6 9 28 36 0.97 42 SF
12 -6 Birmingham City 42 12 5 4 52 25 3 4 14 17 44 1.00 39 SF
12 4 Chelsea 42 7 8 6 43 36 6 5 10 30 37 1.00 39 Rd 4
14D 2 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 3 4 55 29 2 3 16 27 59 0.93 38 Rd 3
15 0 Everton 42 10 5 6 34 28 4 5 12 27 51 0.77 38 Rd 5
16 -6 Luton Town 42 10 4 7 32 26 4 5 12 26 50 0.76 37 Rd 3
17 -6 Newcastle United 42 10 5 6 43 31 4 3 14 24 56 0.77 36 Rd 4
18 -14 Manchester City 42 10 2 9 48 42 3 7 11 30 46 0.89 35 Rd 3
19 -7 Portsmouth 42 8 6 7 37 35 2 7 12 25 57 0.67 33 Rd 4
20 -11 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 40 30 3 3 15 27 58 0.76 32 Rd 4
21 -4 Cardiff City 42 7 6 8 35 34 3 3 15 18 54 0.60 29 Rd 4
22 -8 Charlton Athletic 42 7 3 11 31 44 2 1 18 31 76 0.52 22 Rd 3
Notes
Birmingham City and Chelsea finish equal 12th.
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 4 Leicester City 42 14 5 2 68 36 11 6 4 41 31 1.63 61 Rd 3
2 5 Nottingham Forest 42 13 4 4 50 29 9 6 6 44 26 1.71 54 Rd 6
3 0 Liverpool 42 16 1 4 53 26 5 10 6 29 28 1.52 53 Rd 3
4 0 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 6 3 49 32 9 4 8 34 43 1.11 52 Rd 3
5 8 Stoke City 42 16 2 3 64 18 4 6 11 19 40 1.43 48 Rd 3
6 8 Middlesbrough 42 12 5 4 51 29 7 5 9 33 31 1.40 48 Rd 4
7D 1 Sheffield United 42 11 6 4 45 28 8 2 11 42 48 1.14 46 Rd 3
8 8 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 31 24 7 4 10 28 39 0.94 46 Rd 4
9 -3 Bristol Rovers 42 12 5 4 47 19 6 4 11 34 48 1.21 45 Rd 4
10 0 Swansea Town 42 12 3 6 53 34 7 4 10 37 56 1.00 45 Rd 3
11 -2 Fulham 42 13 1 7 53 32 6 3 12 31 44 1.11 42 Rd 4
12D 1 Huddersfield Town 42 10 3 8 33 27 8 3 10 35 47 0.92 42 Rd 5
13 -2 Bristol City 42 13 2 6 49 32 3 7 11 25 47 0.94 41 Rd 5
14 3 Doncaster Rovers 42 12 5 4 51 21 3 5 13 26 56 1.00 40 Rd 3
15D 3S Leyton Orient 42 7 8 6 34 38 8 2 11 32 46 0.79 40 Rd 3
16D 3N Grimsby Town 42 12 4 5 41 26 5 1 15 20 36 0.98 39 Rd 3
17 2 Rotherham United 42 9 7 5 37 26 4 4 13 37 49 0.99 37 Rd 3
18 -10 Lincoln City 42 9 4 8 34 27 5 2 14 20 53 0.68 34 Rd 3
19 -1 Barnsley 42 8 7 6 39 35 4 3 14 20 54 0.66 34 Rd 5
20 0 Notts County 42 7 6 8 34 32 2 6 13 24 54 0.67 30 Rd 3
21 -6 Bury 42 5 3 13 37 47 3 6 12 23 49 0.63 25 Rd 3
22 -10 Port Vale 42 7 4 10 31 42 1 2 18 26 59 0.56 22 Rd 3
Third Division North
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division North Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 1 Derby County 46 18 3 2 69 18 8 8 7 42 35 2.09 63 Rd 2
2 2 Hartlepools United 46 18 4 1 56 21 7 5 11 34 42 1.43 59 Rd 3
3 0 Accrington Stanley 46 15 4 4 54 22 10 4 9 41 42 1.48 58 Rd 3
4 6 Workington 46 16 4 3 60 25 8 6 9 33 38 1.48 58 Rd 2
5 2 Stockport County 46 16 3 4 51 26 7 5 11 40 49 1.21 54 Rd 1
6 0 Chesterfield 46 17 5 1 60 22 5 4 14 36 57 1.22 53 Rd 3
7 4 York City 46 14 4 5 43 21 7 6 10 32 40 1.23 52 Rd 2
8D 2 Hull City 46 14 6 3 45 24 7 4 12 39 45 1.22 52 Rd 3
9 -1 Bradford City 46 14 3 6 47 31 8 5 10 31 37 1.15 52 Rd 1
10 12 Barrow 46 16 2 5 51 22 5 7 11 25 40 1.23 51 Rd 2
11 8 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 40 24 5 5 13 25 46 0.93 49 Rd 1
12 2 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 63 33 7 3 13 34 41 1.31 48 Rd 4
13 -1 Rochdale 46 14 6 3 38 19 4 6 13 27 46 1.00 48 Rd 1
14 -5 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 9 5 9 44 36 6 10 7 27 33 1.03 45 Rd 2
15 6 Carlisle United 46 9 9 5 44 36 7 4 12 32 49 0.89 45 Rd 3
16 2 Mansfield Town 46 13 3 7 58 38 4 7 12 33 52 1.01 44 Rd 1
17 -4 Gateshead 46 9 6 8 42 40 8 4 11 30 50 0.80 44 Rd 1
18 -3 Darlington 46 11 5 7 47 36 6 3 14 35 59 0.86 42 Rd 2
19 1 Oldham Athletic 46 9 7 7 35 31 3 8 12 31 43 0.89 39 Rd 2
20 3 Bradford 46 11 2 10 41 40 5 1 17 25 53 0.71 35 Rd 2
21 -4 Chester 46 8 7 8 40 35 2 6 15 15 49 0.65 33 Rd 1
22 -17 Southport 46 7 8 8 31 34 3 4 16 21 60 0.55 32 Rd 1
23 -7 Tranmere Rovers 46 5 9 9 33 38 2 4 17 18 53 0.56 27 Rd 1
24 0 Crewe Alexandra 46 5 7 11 31 46 1 2 20 12 64 0.39 21 Rd 1
Notes
Tranmere Rovers and Crewe Alexandra re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division North
Burton Albion, Morecambe, Nelson, North Shields and Wigan Athletic.
Third Division South
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division South Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 2 Ipswich Town 46 18 3 2 72 20 7 6 10 29 34 1.87 59 Rd 3
2 3 Torquay United 46 19 4 0 71 18 5 7 11 18 46 1.39 59 Rd 3
3 9 Colchester United 46 15 8 0 49 19 7 6 10 35 37 1.50 58 Rd 1
4 10 Southampton 46 15 4 4 48 20 7 6 10 28 32 1.46 54 Rd 3
5 4 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 15 7 1 57 20 4 7 12 31 42 1.42 52 Rd 6
6 -4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 6 2 59 26 4 8 11 27 39 1.32 52 Rd 1
7 -3 Southend United 46 14 3 6 42 20 4 9 10 31 45 1.12 48 Rd 4
8 -2 Brentford 46 12 9 2 55 29 4 7 12 23 47 1.03 48 Rd 2
9 4 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 9 3 45 24 4 9 10 27 55 0.91 48 Rd 1
10 8 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 7 4 42 21 6 4 13 19 39 1.02 47 Rd 3
11 10 Watford 46 11 6 6 44 32 7 4 12 28 43 0.96 46 Rd 2
12 7 Newport County 46 15 6 2 51 18 1 7 15 14 44 1.05 45 Rd 4
13 4 Reading 46 13 4 6 44 30 5 5 13 36 51 0.99 45 Rd 3
14 -3 Northampton Town 46 15 5 3 49 22 3 4 16 17 51 0.90 45 Rd 1
15 5 Walsall 46 11 7 5 49 25 5 5 13 31 49 1.08 44 Rd 1
16 -8 Coventry City 46 12 5 6 52 36 4 7 12 22 48 0.88 44 Rd 1
17 5 Millwall 46 13 7 3 46 29 3 5 15 18 55 0.76 44 Rd 5
18D 2 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 38 31 6 3 14 30 42 0.93 43 Rd 2
19 -4 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 43 35 4 7 12 36 57 0.86 42 Rd 1
20 3 Crystal Palace 46 7 10 6 31 28 4 8 11 31 47 0.83 40 Rd 3
21 -5 Exeter City 46 8 8 7 37 29 4 5 14 24 50 0.77 37 Rd 1
22 -12 Gillingham 46 7 8 8 29 29 5 5 13 25 56 0.64 37 Rd 2
23 1 Swindon Town 46 12 3 8 43 33 3 3 17 23 63 0.69 36 Rd 2
24 -17 Norwich City 46 7 5 11 33 37 1 10 12 28 57 0.65 31 Rd 1
Notes
Norwich City and Swindon Town re-elected to league.
Failed election to Third Division South
Bedford Town, Headington United, Kettering Town, King's Lynn Town, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.