Season 1970-71

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1971 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Arsenal 2 1 Liverpool D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 100,000 aet
  Kelly, George Line-ups Heighway        
 
FA Cup 3/4 Place play off 1971 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Stoke City 3 2 Everton D 1 Selhurst Park, London 5,031
  Ritchie 2, Bernard     Whittle, Ball      
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1971 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Arsenal 2 2 Stoke City D 1 Hillsborough, Sheffield 54,770
  Storey 2     Smith D, Ritchie      
D 1 Liverpool 2 1 Everton D 1 Old Trafford, Manchester 62,144
  Evans A, Hall     Ball      
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1971 Replay Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Arsenal 2 0 Stoke City D 1 Villa Park, Birmingham 62,356
  Graham, Kennedy            
 
League Cup Final 1971 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 0 Aston VillaD 3 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 97,000
  Chivers 2            
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1971 1st & 2nd Leg Venue Gate Notes
D 2 Bristol City 1 1 Tottenham Hotspur D 1 Ashton Gate 30,002
  Skirton     Gilzean      
D 1 Manchester United 1 1 Aston VillaD 3 Old Trafford 49,000
  Kidd     Lochhead      
D 3 Aston Villa 2 1 Manchester United D 1 Villa Park 61,500 agg 3-2
  Lochhead, McMahon     Kidd        
D 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 0 Bristol City D 2 White Hart Lane 29,982 aet agg 3-1
  Chivers, Peters              
 
European Cup Winners Cup Final 1971 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Chelsea 1 1 Real Madrid  Karaiskaki, Piraeus 41,000 aet
  Osgood              
European Cup Winners Cup Final 1971 Replay Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Chelsea 2 1 Real Madrid  Karaiskaki, Piraeus 24,000
  Dempsey, Osgood            
 
European Fairs Cup Final 1971 1st & 2nd Leg Venue Gate Notes
Juventus  2 2 Leeds United D 1 Stadio Comunale  45,000
        Madeley, Bates      
D 1 Leeds United 1 1 Juventus  Elland Road 42,483 agg 3-3*
  Clarke              
*Leeds United won on away goal rule.
Final Table for Season 1970-01
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 11 Arsenal 42 18 3 0 41 6 11 4 6 30 23 2.45 65 Win Rd 4 Fairs QF
2 0 Leeds United 42 16 2 3 40 12 11 8 2 32 18 2.40 64 Rd 5 Rd 2 Fairs Cup Win
3 8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 5 5 33 19 8 9 4 21 14 1.64 52 Rd 6 Win
4 9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 3 5 33 22 9 5 7 31 32 1.19 52 Rd 4 Rd 2
5 0 Liverpool 42 11 10 0 30 10 6 7 8 12 14 1.75 51Final Rd 3Fairs SF
6 -3 Chelsea 42 12 6 3 34 21 6 9 6 18 21 1.24 51 Rd 4 Rd 4 CWC Win
7 12 Southampton 42 12 5 4 35 15 5 7 9 21 29 1.27 46 Rd 5 Rd 2
8 0 Manchester United 42 9 6 6 29 24 7 5 9 36 42 0.98 43 Rd 3 SF
9 -5 Derby County 42 9 5 7 32 26 7 5 9 24 28 1.04 42 Rd 5 Rd 4
10 -4 Coventry City 42 12 4 5 24 12 4 6 11 13 26 0.97 42 Rd 3 Rd 5 Fairs Rd 2
11 -1 Manchester City 42 7 9 5 30 22 5 8 8 17 20 1.12 41 Rd 5 Rd 2CWC SF
12 -5 Newcastle United 42 9 9 3 27 16 5 4 12 17 30 0.96 41 Rd 3 Rd 2 Fairs Rd 2
13 -4 Stoke City 42 10 7 4 28 11 2 6 13 16 37 0.92 37SF 3rd Place Rd 2
14 -13 Everton 42 10 7 4 32 16 2 6 13 22 44 0.90 37SF 4th Place DNE EC QF
15D 2 Huddersfield Town 42 7 8 6 19 16 4 6 11 21 33 0.82 36 Rd 4 Rd 2
16 -1 Nottingham Forest 42 9 4 8 29 26 5 4 12 13 35 0.69 36 Rd 5 Rd 3
17 -1 West Bromwich Albion 42 9 8 4 34 25 1 7 13 24 50 0.77 35 Rd 4 Rd 4
18 2 Crystal Palace 42 9 5 7 24 24 3 6 12 15 33 0.68 35 Rd 3 Rd 5
19 -1 Ipswich Town 42 9 4 8 28 22 3 6 12 14 26 0.88 34 Rd 5 Rd 2
20 -3 West Ham United 42 6 8 7 28 30 4 6 11 19 30 0.78 34 Rd 3 Rd 3
21 -7 Burnley 42 4 8 9 20 31 3 5 13 9 32 0.46 27 Rd 3 Rd 2
22D 2 Blackpool 42 3 9 9 22 31 1 6 14 12 35 0.52 23 Rd 4 Rd 3
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 2 Leicester City 42 12 7 2 30 14 11 6 4 27 16 1.90 59 Rd 6 Rd 4
2 4 Sheffield United 42 14 6 1 49 18 7 8 6 24 21 1.87 56 Rd 3 Rd 3
3 4 Cardiff City 42 12 7 2 39 16 8 6 7 25 25 1.56 53 Rd 4 Rd 2 CWC QF
4 8 Carlisle United 42 16 3 2 39 13 4 10 7 26 30 1.51 53 Rd 4 Rd 4
5 8 Hull City 42 11 5 5 31 16 8 8 5 23 25 1.32 51 Rd 6 Rd 2
6 D 3 Luton Town 42 12 7 2 40 18 6 6 9 22 25 1.44 49 Rd 3 Rd 3
7 -3 Middlesbrough 42 13 6 2 37 16 4 8 9 23 27 1.40 48 Rd 4 Rd 3
8 2 Millwall 42 13 5 3 36 12 6 4 11 23 30 1.40 47 Rd 3 Rd 3
9 9 Birmingham City 42 12 7 2 30 12 5 5 11 28 36 1.21 46 Rd 3 Rd 4
10 1 Norwich City 42 11 8 2 34 20 4 6 11 20 32 1.04 44 Rd 3 Rd 3
11 -2 Queens Park Rangers 42 11 5 5 39 22 5 6 10 19 31 1.09 43 Rd 3 Rd 3
12 -7 Swindon Town 42 12 7 2 38 14 3 5 13 23 37 1.20 42 Rd 4 Rd 4
13D 1 Sunderland 42 11 6 4 34 21 4 6 11 18 33 0.96 42 Rd 3 Rd 2
14 1 Oxford United 42 8 8 5 23 23 6 6 9 18 25 0.85 42 Rd 5 Rd 3
15D 1 Sheffield Wednesday 42 10 7 4 32 27 2 5 14 19 42 0.74 36 Rd 3 Rd 2
16 1 Portsmouth 42 9 4 8 32 28 1 10 10 14 33 0.75 34 Rd 4 Rd 3
17 D 3 Orient 42 5 11 5 16 15 4 5 12 13 36 0.57 34 Rd 4 Rd 1
18 1 Watford 42 6 7 8 18 22 4 6 11 20 38 0.63 33 Rd 4 Rd 2
19 -5 Bristol City 42 9 6 6 30 28 1 5 15 16 36 0.72 31 Rd 3 SF
20 0 Charlton Athletic 42 7 6 8 28 30 1 8 12 13 35 0.63 30 Rd 3 Rd 2
21 -13 Blackburn Rovers 42 5 8 8 20 28 1 7 13 17 41 0.54 27 Rd 3 Rd 2
22 -6 Bolton Wanderers 42 6 5 10 22 31 1 5 15 13 43 0.47 24 Rd 3 Rd 3
Third Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1D 2 Preston North End 46 15 8 0 42 16 7 9 7 21 23 1.62 61 Rd 1 Rd 3
2 2 Fulham 46 15 6 2 39 12 9 6 8 29 29 1.66 60 Rd 1 Rd 5
3 15 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 46 22 6 10 7 28 33 1.35 56 Rd 1 Rd 2
4D 2 Aston Villa 46 13 7 3 27 13 6 8 9 27 33 1.17 53 Rd 1Final
5D 4 Chesterfield 46 13 8 2 45 12 4 9 10 21 26 1.74 51 Rd 2 Rd 1
6 -3 Bristol Rovers 46 11 5 7 38 24 8 8 7 31 26 1.38 51 Rd 2 Rd 5
7 -1 Mansfield Town 46 13 7 3 44 28 5 8 10 20 34 1.03 51 Rd 2 Rd 2
8 6 Rotherham United 46 12 10 1 38 19 5 6 12 26 41 1.07 50 Rd 3 Rd 2
9D 4 Wrexham 46 12 8 3 43 25 6 5 12 29 40 1.11 49 Rd 1 Rd 1
10 3 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 37 26 7 5 11 17 31 0.95 49 Rd 4 Rd 2
11D 4 Swansea City 46 11 5 7 41 25 4 11 8 18 31 1.05 46 Rd 4 Rd 2
12 -5 Barnsley 46 12 6 5 30 19 5 5 13 19 33 0.94 45 Rd 2 Rd 1
13 2 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 6 6 37 28 5 7 11 21 34 0.94 45 Rd 2 Rd 1
14 -9 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 8 10 5 28 20 6 6 11 22 27 1.06 44 Rd 3 Rd 1
15 2 Plymouth Argyle 46 6 12 5 39 33 6 7 10 24 30 1.00 43 Rd 1 Rd 1
16 -7 Rochdale 46 8 8 7 29 26 6 7 10 32 42 0.90 43 Rd 4 Rd 2
17D 4 Port Vale 46 11 6 6 29 18 4 6 13 23 41 0.88 42 Rd 1 Rd 1
18 -2 Tranmere Rovers 46 8 11 4 27 18 2 11 10 18 37 0.82 42 Rd 1 Rd 2
19 -9 Bradford City 46 7 6 10 23 25 6 8 9 26 37 0.79 40 Rd 2 Rd 1
20 -8 Walsall 46 10 1 12 30 27 4 10 9 21 30 0.89 39 Rd 2 Rd 2
21 -13 Reading 46 10 7 6 32 33 4 4 15 16 52 0.56 39 Rd 3 Rd 1
22 -3 Bury 46 7 9 7 30 23 5 4 14 22 37 0.87 37 Rd 2 Rd 1
23 -12 Doncaster Rovers 46 8 5 10 28 27 5 4 14 17 39 0.68 35 Rd 1 Rd 1
24 -4 Gillingham 46 6 9 8 22 29 4 4 15 20 38 0.63 33 Rd 1 Rd 1
Fourth Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Fourth Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA G AvePts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 6 Notts County 46 19 4 0 59 12 11 5 7 30 24 2.47 69 Rd 3 Rd 1
2 D 3 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 16 5 2 51 15 8 7 8 30 31 1.76 60 Rd 2 Rd 1
3 16 Oldham Athletic 46 14 6 3 57 29 10 5 8 31 34 1.40 59 Rd 1 Rd 2
4 9 York City 46 16 6 1 45 14 7 4 12 33 40 1.44 56 Rd 4 Rd 2
5 6 Chester 46 17 2 4 42 18 7 5 11 27 37 1.25 55 Rd 3 Rd 2
6 4 Colchester United 46 14 6 3 44 19 7 6 10 26 35 1.30 54 Rd 6 Rd 2
7 7 Northampton Town 46 15 4 4 39 24 4 9 10 24 35 1.07 51 Rd 1 Rd 3
8 D 3 Southport 46 15 2 6 42 24 6 4 13 21 33 1.11 48 Rd 1 Rd 1
9 9 Exeter City 46 12 7 4 40 23 5 7 11 27 45 0.99 48 Rd 1 Rd 1
10 10 Workington 46 13 7 3 28 13 5 5 13 20 36 0.98 48 Rd 3 Rd 2
11 D 3 Stockport County 46 12 8 3 28 17 4 6 13 21 48 0.75 46 Rd 1 Rd 1
12 10 Darlington 46 15 3 5 42 22 2 8 13 16 35 1.02 45 Rd 2 Rd 2
13 -7 Aldershot 46 8 10 5 32 23 6 7 10 34 48 0.93 45 Rd 3 Rd 2
14 -9 Brentford 46 13 3 7 45 27 5 5 13 21 35 1.06 44 Rd 5 Rd 1
15 0 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 1 9 49 35 5 7 11 26 41 0.99 44 Rd 2 Rd 1
16 -7 Peterborough United 46 14 3 6 46 23 4 4 15 24 48 0.99 43 Rd 2 Rd 1
17 -5 Scunthorpe United 46 9 7 7 36 23 6 6 11 20 38 0.92 43 Rd 3 Rd 1
18 -1 Southend United 46 8 11 4 32 24 6 4 13 21 42 0.80 43 Rd 3 Rd 1
19 -3 Grimsby Town 46 13 4 6 37 26 5 3 15 20 45 0.80 43 Rd 1 Rd 1
20 NL Cambridge United 46 9 9 5 31 27 6 4 13 20 39 0.77 43 Rd 2 Rd 1
21 -13 Lincoln City 46 11 4 8 45 33 2 9 12 25 38 0.99 39 Rd 3 Rd 3
22 -1 Newport County 46 8 3 12 32 36 2 5 16 23 49 0.65 28 Rd 1 Rd 2
23 0 Hartlepool 46 6 10 7 28 27 2 2 19 6 47 0.46 28 Rd 1 Rd 1
24 D 3 Barrow 46 5 5 13 25 38 2 3 18 26 52 0.57 22 Rd 1 Rd 1
Notes
Lincoln City, Newport County, Hartlepool United and Barrow re-elected to league.
Failed election to Fourth Division
Bedford Town, Boston United, Bradford Park Avenue, Cambridge City, Chelmsford City, Gateshead, Hereford United, Hillingdon Borough, Kettering Town, Romford, Telford United, Wigan Athletic & Yeovil Town.