Season 1978-79

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1979 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Arsenal 3 2 Manchester United D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 100,000
  Talbot, Stapleton, Sunderland     McQueen, McIlroy      
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1979 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Arsenal 2 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1 Villa Park, Birmingham 46,244
  Stapleton, Sunderland            
D 1 Manchester United 2 2 Liverpool D 1 Maine Road, Manchester 52,584
  Jordan, Greenhoff B     Dalglish, Hansen      
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1979 Replay Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Manchester United 1 0 Liverpool D 1 Goodison Park, Liverpool 53,069
  Greenhoff J            
 
League Cup Final 1979 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Nottingham Forest 3 2 Southampton D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 100,000
  Birtles 2, Woodcock     Peach, Holmes      
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1979 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Nottingham Forest 3 1 WatfordD 3 City Ground  32,538
  Birtles 2, Robertson            
D 1 Leeds United 2 2 Southampton D 1 Elland Road 33,415
  Currie, Hankin     Holmes, Williams S      
D 1 Southampton 1 0 Leeds United D 1 The Dell 23,645 agg 3-2
  Curran              
D 3 Watford 0 0 Nottingham Forest D 1 Vicarage Road 27,656 agg 1-3
  Blissett              
 
European Cup Final 1979 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Nottingham Forest 1 0 Malmo FF Olympiastadion, Munich 57,000  
  Francis              
Final Table for Season 1978-79
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 1 Liverpool 42 19 2 0 51 4 11 6 4 34 12 69 68 SF Rd 2 EC Rd 2
2 -1 Nottingham Forest 42 11 10 0 34 10 10 8 3 27 16 35 60 Rd 5 Win EC Win
3 3 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 38 15 11 6 4 34 20 37 59 Rd 5 Rd 2 UEFA QF
4 -1 Everton 42 12 7 2 32 17 5 10 6 20 23 12 51 Rd 3 Rd 4 UEFA Rd 2
5 4 Leeds United 42 11 4 6 41 25 7 10 4 29 27 18 50 Rd 4 SF
6 12 Ipswich Town 42 11 4 6 34 21 9 5 7 29 28 14 49 Rd 6 Rd 2 CWC QF
7 -2 Arsenal 42 11 8 2 37 18 6 6 9 24 30 13 48 Win Rd 2 UEFA Rd 3
8 0 Aston Villa 42 8 9 4 37 26 7 7 7 22 23 10 46 Rd 3 Rd 4
9 1 Manchester United 42 9 7 5 29 25 6 8 7 31 38 -3 45Final Rd 3
10 -3 Coventry City 42 11 7 3 41 29 3 9 9 17 39 -10 44 Rd 3 Rd 2
11D 2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 7 8 6 19 25 6 7 8 29 36 -13 41 Rd 6 Rd 2
12 2 Middlesbrough 42 10 5 6 33 21 5 5 11 24 29 7 40 Rd 3 Rd 2
13 4 Bristol City 42 11 6 4 34 19 4 4 13 13 32 -4 40 Rd 4 Rd 2
14D 2 Southampton 42 9 10 2 35 20 3 6 12 12 33 -6 40 Rd 6Final
15 -11 Manchester City 42 9 5 7 34 28 4 8 9 24 28 2 39 Rd 4 Rd 5 UEFA QF
16 -3 Norwich City 42 7 10 4 29 19 0 13 8 22 38 -6 37 Rd 3 Rd 4
17D 2 Bolton Wanderers 42 10 5 6 36 28 2 6 13 18 47 -21 35 Rd 3 Rd 3
18 -3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 10 4 7 26 26 3 4 14 18 42 -24 34 SF Rd 2
19 -7 Derby County 42 8 5 8 25 25 2 6 13 19 46 -27 31 Rd 3 Rd 3
20 -1 Queens Park Rangers 42 4 9 8 24 33 2 4 15 21 40 -28 25 Rd 3 Rd 4
21 -10 Birmingham City 42 5 9 7 24 25 1 1 19 13 39 -27 22 Rd 3 Rd 2
22 -6 Chelsea 42 3 5 13 23 42 2 5 14 21 50 -48 20 Rd 3 Rd 2
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 8 Crystal Palace 42 12 7 2 30 11 7 12 2 21 13 27 57 Rd 5 Rd 3
2 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 16 3 2 44 11 7 7 7 28 28 33 56 Rd 3 Rd 5
3 4 Stoke City 42 11 7 3 35 15 9 9 3 23 16 27 56 Rd 3 Rd 5
4 2 Sunderland 42 13 3 5 39 19 9 8 4 31 25 26 55 Rd 4 Rd 2
5D 1 West Ham United 42 12 7 2 46 15 6 7 8 24 24 31 50 Rd 3 Rd 2
6 9 Notts County 42 8 10 3 23 15 6 6 9 25 45 -12 44 Rd 4 Rd 2
7 D 3 Preston North End 42 7 11 3 36 23 5 7 9 23 34 2 42 Rd 4 Rd 2
8D 1 Newcastle United 42 13 3 5 35 24 4 5 12 16 31 -4 42 Rd 4 Rd 2
9 10 Cardiff City 42 12 5 4 34 23 4 5 12 22 47 -14 42 Rd 3 Rd 1
10 0 Fulham 42 10 7 4 35 19 3 8 10 15 28 3 41 Rd 4 Rd 2
11 3 Orient 42 11 5 5 32 18 4 5 12 19 33 0 40 Rd 4 Rd 2
12 D 3 Cambridge United 42 7 10 4 22 15 5 6 10 22 37 -8 40 Rd 3 Rd 1
13 -2 Burnley 42 11 6 4 31 22 3 6 12 20 40 -11 40 Rd 5 Rd 3
14 -6 Oldham Athletic 42 10 7 4 36 23 3 6 12 16 38 -9 39 Rd 5 Rd 2
15 D 3 Wrexham 42 10 6 5 31 16 2 8 11 14 26 3 38 Rd 4 Rd 2 CWC Rd 1
16 2 Bristol Rovers 42 10 6 5 34 23 4 4 13 14 37 -12 38 Rd 5 Rd 1
17D 1 Leicester City 42 7 8 6 28 23 3 9 9 15 29 -9 37 Rd 4 Rd 2
18 -5 Luton Town 42 11 5 5 46 24 2 5 14 14 33 3 36 Rd 3 Rd 5
19 -2 Charlton Athletic 42 6 8 7 28 28 5 5 11 32 41 -9 35 Rd 4 Rd 4
20 -8 Sheffield United 42 9 6 6 34 24 2 6 13 18 45 -17 34 Rd 3 Rd 3
21 -5 Millwall 42 7 4 10 22 29 4 6 11 20 32 -19 32 Rd 3 Rd 2
22 -17 Blackburn Rovers 42 5 8 8 24 29 5 2 14 17 43 -31 30 Rd 4 Rd 2
Third Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 10 Shrewsbury Town 46 14 9 0 36 11 7 10 6 25 30 20 61 Rd 6 Rd 1
2D 4 Watford 46 15 5 3 47 22 9 7 7 36 30 31 60 Rd 2 SF
3D 4 Swansea City 46 16 6 1 57 32 8 6 9 26 29 22 60 Rd 3 Rd 3
4 3 Gillingham 46 15 7 1 39 15 6 10 7 26 27 23 59 Rd 1 Rd 1
5 5 Swindon Town 46 17 2 4 44 14 8 5 10 30 38 22 57 Rd 4 Rd 3
6 7 Carlisle United 46 11 10 2 31 13 4 12 7 22 29 11 52 Rd 3 Rd 1
7 1 Colchester United 46 13 9 1 35 19 4 8 11 25 36 5 51 Rd 5 Rd 1
8D 2 Hull City 46 12 9 2 36 14 7 2 14 30 47 5 49 Rd 2 Rd 1
9 8 Exeter City 46 14 6 3 38 18 3 9 11 23 38 5 49 Rd 2 Rd 4
10D 4 Brentford 46 14 4 5 35 19 5 5 13 18 30 4 47 Rd 1 Rd 1
11 7 Oxford United 46 10 8 5 27 20 4 10 9 17 30 -6 46 Rd 1 Rd 3
12D 2 Blackpool 46 12 5 6 38 19 6 4 13 23 40 2 45 Rd 2 Rd 3
13D 4 Southend United 46 11 6 6 30 17 4 9 10 21 32 2 45 Rd 3 Rd 1
14 0 Sheffield Wednesday 46 9 8 6 30 22 4 11 8 23 31 0 45 Rd 3 Rd 2
15 4 Plymouth Argyle 46 11 9 3 40 27 4 5 14 27 41 -1 44 Rd 1 Rd 2
16 -11 Chester 46 11 9 3 42 21 3 7 13 15 40 -4 44 Rd 2 Rd 3
17 3 Rotherham United 46 13 3 7 30 23 4 7 12 19 32 -6 44 Rd 3 Rd 3
18D 2 Mansfield Town 46 7 11 5 30 24 5 8 10 21 28 -1 43 Rd 1 Rd 1
19 -4 Bury 46 6 11 6 35 32 5 9 9 24 33 -6 42 Rd 3 Rd 1
20 -11 Chesterfield 46 10 5 8 35 34 3 9 11 16 31 -14 40 Rd 1 Rd 3
21 -17 Peterborough United 46 8 7 8 26 24 3 7 13 18 39 -19 36 Rd 1 Rd 4
22 -16 Walsall 46 7 6 10 34 32 3 6 14 22 39 -15 32 Rd 1 Rd 2
23 -11 Tranmere Rovers 46 4 12 7 26 31 2 4 17 19 47 -33 28 Rd 2 Rd 1
24 -8 Lincoln City 46 5 7 11 26 38 2 4 17 15 50 -47 25 Rd 1 Rd 1
Fourth Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Fourth Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup FL Cup Euro
1 7 Reading 46 19 3 1 49 8 7 10 6 27 27 41 65 Rd 3 Rd 4
2 4 Grimsby Town 46 15 5 3 51 23 11 4 8 31 26 33 61 Rd 1 Rd 2
3 10 Wimbledon 46 18 3 2 50 20 7 8 8 28 26 32 61 Rd 3 Rd 2
4 3 Barnsley 46 15 5 3 47 23 9 8 6 26 19 31 61 Rd 2 Rd 1
5 0 Aldershot 46 16 5 2 38 14 4 12 7 25 33 16 57 Rd 5 Rd 1
6 NL Wigan Athletic 46 14 5 4 40 24 7 8 8 23 24 15 55 Rd 1 Rd 2
7 D 3 Portsmouth 46 13 7 3 35 12 7 5 11 27 36 14 52 Rd 2 Rd 1
8 8 Newport County 46 12 5 6 39 28 9 5 9 27 27 11 52 Rd 4 Rd 1
9 2 Huddersfield Town 46 13 8 2 32 15 5 3 15 25 38 4 47 Rd 1 Rd 1
10 12 York City 46 11 6 6 33 24 7 5 11 18 31 -4 47 Rd 4 Rd 1
11 -2 Torquay United 46 14 4 5 38 24 5 4 14 20 41 -7 46 Rd 3 Rd 1
12 2 Scunthorpe United 46 12 3 8 33 30 5 8 10 21 30 -6 45 Rd 1 Rd 1
13 8 Hartlepool United 46 7 12 4 35 28 6 6 11 22 38 -9 44 Rd 3 Rd 1
14 D 3 Hereford United 46 12 8 3 35 18 3 5 15 18 35 0 43 Rd 1 Rd 2
15 D 3 Bradford City 46 11 5 7 38 26 6 4 13 24 42 -6 43 Rd 2 Rd 2
16 D 3 Port Vale 46 8 10 5 29 28 6 4 13 28 42 -13 42 Rd 1 Rd 1
17 1 Stockport County 46 11 5 7 33 21 3 7 13 25 39 -2 40 Rd 3 Rd 2
18 -1 AFC Bournemouth 46 11 6 6 34 19 3 5 15 13 29 -1 39 Rd 2 Rd 1
19 -9 Northampton Town 46 12 4 7 40 30 3 5 15 24 46 -12 39 Rd 1 Rd 3
20 4 Rochdale 46 11 4 8 25 26 4 5 14 22 38 -17 39 Rd 1 Rd 1
21 -2 Darlington 46 8 8 7 25 21 3 7 13 24 45 -17 37 Rd 3 Rd 3
22 -10 Doncaster Rovers 46 8 8 7 25 22 5 3 15 25 51 -23 37 Rd 2 Rd 1
23 -3 Halifax Town 46 7 5 11 24 32 2 3 18 15 40 -33 26 Rd 1 Rd 1
24 -9 Crewe Alexandra 46 3 7 13 24 41 3 7 13 19 49 -47 26 Rd 2 Rd 3
Notes
Darlington, Doncaster Rovers, Halifax Town and Crewe Alexandra re-elected to league.
Failed election to Fourth Division
Altrincham & Kettering Town