Season 1986-87

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Coventry City 3 2 Tottenham Hotspur D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 98,000 aet
  Bennett, Houchen, Mabbutt OG     Allen C, Mabbutt        
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1987 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Tottenham Hotspur 4 1 Watford D 1 Villa Park, Birmingham 46,161
  Hodge 2, Allen C, Allen P     Allen      
D 1 Coventry City 3 2 Leeds United D 2 Hillsborough, Sheffield 51,372 aet
  Gynn, Houchen, Bennett     Rennie, Edwards        
 
League Cup Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Arsenal 2 1 Liverpool D 1 Wembley Stadium (Empire Stadium), London 96,000
  Nicholas 2     Rush      
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1987 1st & 2nd Leg Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Arsenal 0 1 Tottenham Hotspur D 1 Highbury 41,306
        Allen C      
D 1 Southampton 0 0 Liverpool D 1 The Dell 22,818
               
D 1 Liverpool 3 0 Southampton D 1 Anfield Road 38,481 agg 3-0
  Whelan, Dalglish, Molby              
D 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 2 Arsenal D 1 White Hart Lane 37,099 aet agg 2-2
  Allen C     Anderson, Quinn        
League Cup Semi-Finals 1987 Replay Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 2 Arsenal D 1 White Hart Lane 41,005
  Allen C     Allinson, Rocastle      
Notes
Next season First Division will contain 21 clubs.
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
D 1 Charlton Athletic 1 0 Leeds United D 2 Selhurst Park, London 16,680 1st Leg
  Melrose              
D 2 Leeds United 1 0 Charlton Athletic D 1 Elland Road, Leeds 31,395 2nd Leg aet agg 1-1 
  Ormsby              
D 1 Charlton Athletic 2 1 Leeds United D 2 St Andrews, Birmingham 18,000 Replay
  Shirtliff 2     Sheridan        
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
D 3 Gillingham 1 0 Swindon TownD 3 Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham 16,775 1st Leg
  Smith              
D 3 Swindon Town 2 1 GillinghamD 3 County Ground, Swindon 14,382 2nd Leg aet agg 2-2 
  White 2     Elsey        
D 3 Swindon Town 2 0 GillinghamD 3 Selhurst Park, London 18,491 Replay
  White 2              
 
Fourth Divison Play-off Final 1987 Venue Gate Notes
D 4 Aldershot 2 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers D 4 Recreation Ground, Aldershot 5,000 1st Leg
  McDonald, Barnes (p)             
D 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 1 Aldershot D 4 Molineux, Wolverhampton 19,962 2nd Leg agg 3-0 
        Barnes       
Final Table for Season 1986-87
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 Everton 42 16 4 1 49 11 10 4 7 27 20 45 86 Rd 5 Rd 5
2 -1 Liverpool 42 15 3 3 43 16 8 5 8 29 26 30 77 Rd 3Final
3 7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 14 3 4 40 14 7 5 9 28 29 25 71Final SF
4 3 Arsenal 42 12 5 4 31 12 8 5 8 27 23 23 70 Rd 6 Win
5D 2 Norwich City 42 9 10 2 27 20 8 7 6 26 31 2 68 Rd 4 Rd 4
6D 2 Wimbledon 42 11 5 5 32 22 8 4 9 25 28 7 66 Rd 6 Rd 2
7 2 Luton Town 42 14 5 2 29 13 4 7 10 18 32 2 66 Rd 4 DSQ
8 0 Nottingham Forest 42 12 8 1 36 14 6 3 12 28 37 13 65 Rd 3 Rd 5
9 3 Watford 42 12 5 4 38 20 6 4 11 29 34 13 63 SF Rd 3
10 7 Coventry City 42 14 4 3 35 17 3 8 10 15 28 5 63 Win Rd 4
11 -7 Manchester United 42 13 3 5 38 18 1 11 9 14 27 7 56 Rd 4 Rd 3
12 2 Southampton 42 11 5 5 44 24 3 5 13 25 44 1 52 Rd 3 SF
13 -8 Sheffield Wednesday 42 9 7 5 39 24 4 6 11 19 35 -1 52 Rd 6 Rd 3
14 -8 Chelsea 42 8 6 7 30 30 5 7 9 23 34 -11 52 Rd 4 Rd 3
15 -12 West Ham United 42 10 4 7 33 28 4 6 11 19 39 -15 52 Rd 5 Rd 5
16 -3 Queens Park Rangers 42 9 7 5 31 27 4 4 13 17 37 -16 50 Rd 5 Rd 3
17 -6 Newcastle United 42 10 4 7 33 29 2 7 12 14 36 -18 47 Rd 5 Rd 2
18 0 Oxford United 42 8 8 5 30 25 3 5 13 14 44 -25 46 Rd 3 Rd 4
19D 2 Charlton Athletic 42 7 7 7 26 22 4 4 13 19 33 -10 44 Rd 3 Rd 4
20 -1 Leicester City 42 9 7 5 39 24 2 2 17 15 52 -22 42 Rd 3 Rd 3
21 -6 Manchester City 42 8 6 7 28 24 0 9 12 8 33 -21 39 Rd 3 Rd 3
22 -6 Aston Villa 42 7 7 7 25 25 1 5 15 20 54 -34 36 Rd 3 Rd 4
Notes
Next season First Division will contain 21 clubs.
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 D 3 Derby County 42 14 6 1 42 18 11 3 7 22 20 26 84 Rd 3 Rd 3
2 2 Portsmouth 42 17 2 2 37 11 6 7 8 16 17 25 78 Rd 4 Rd 3
3 5 Oldham Athletic 42 13 6 2 36 16 9 3 9 29 28 21 75 Rd 3 Rd 3
4 10 Leeds United 42 15 4 2 43 16 4 7 10 15 28 14 68 SF Rd 2
5D 1 Ipswich Town 42 12 6 3 29 10 5 7 9 30 33 16 64 Rd 3 Rd 3
6 -1 Crystal Palace 42 12 4 5 35 20 7 1 13 16 33 -2 62 Rd 4 Rd 3
7 D 3 Plymouth Argyle 42 12 6 3 40 23 4 7 10 22 34 5 61 Rd 4 Rd 1
8 2 Stoke City 42 11 5 5 40 21 5 5 11 23 32 10 58 Rd 5 Rd 2
9 -2 Sheffield United 42 10 8 3 31 19 5 5 11 19 30 1 58 Rd 4 Rd 3
10 3 Bradford City 42 10 5 6 36 27 5 5 11 26 35 0 55 Rd 4 Rd 4
11 1 Barnsley 42 8 7 6 26 23 6 6 9 23 29 -3 55 Rd 5 Rd 2
12 7 Blackburn Rovers 42 11 4 6 30 22 4 6 11 15 33 -10 55 Rd 3 Rd 2
13 D 3 Reading 42 11 4 6 33 23 3 7 11 19 36 -7 53 Rd 3 Rd 2
14 -8 Hull City 42 10 6 5 25 22 3 8 10 16 33 -14 53 Rd 5 Rd 3
15D 1 West Bromwich Albion 42 8 6 7 29 22 5 6 10 22 27 2 51 Rd 3 Rd 2
16 -7 Millwall 42 10 5 6 27 16 4 4 13 12 29 -6 51 Rd 3 Rd 3
17 -1 Huddersfield Town 42 9 6 6 38 30 4 6 11 16 31 -7 51 Rd 3 Rd 2
18 -1 Shrewsbury Town 42 11 3 7 24 14 4 3 14 17 39 -12 51 Rd 3 Rd 5
19D 1 Birmingham City 42 8 9 4 27 21 3 8 10 20 38 -12 50 Rd 4 Rd 3
20 -2 Sunderland 42 8 6 7 25 23 4 6 11 24 36 -10 48 Rd 3 Rd 1
21 -6 Grimsby Town 42 5 8 8 18 21 5 6 10 21 38 -20 44 Rd 3 Rd 2
22 -11 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 7 6 8 22 20 2 6 13 15 34 -17 39 Rd 3 Rd 2
Notes
Next season Second Division will contain 23 clubs.
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 14 AFC Bournemouth 46 19 3 1 44 14 10 7 6 32 26 36 97 Rd 2 Rd 1
2D 2 Middlesbrough 46 16 5 2 38 11 12 5 6 29 19 37 94 Rd 3 Rd 2
3D 4 Swindon Town 46 14 5 4 37 19 11 7 5 40 28 30 87 Rd 4 Rd 2
4 0 Wigan Athletic 46 15 5 3 47 26 10 5 8 36 34 23 85 Rd 6 Rd 1
5 0 Gillingham 46 16 5 2 42 14 7 4 12 23 34 17 78 Rd 3 Rd 2
6 3 Bristol City 46 14 6 3 42 15 7 8 8 21 21 27 77 Rd 3 Rd 2
7 1 Notts County 46 14 6 3 52 24 7 7 9 25 32 21 76 Rd 2 Rd 1
8 -2 Walsall 46 16 4 3 50 27 6 5 12 30 40 13 75 Rd 5 Rd 2
9 3 Blackpool 46 11 7 5 35 20 5 9 9 39 39 15 64 Rd 1 Rd 1
10D 4 Mansfield Town 46 9 9 5 30 23 6 7 10 22 32 -3 61 Rd 1 Rd 1
11 -1 Brentford 46 9 7 7 39 32 6 8 9 25 34 -2 60 Rd 2 Rd 1
12D 4 Port Vale 46 8 6 9 43 36 7 6 10 33 34 6 57 Rd 2 Rd 2
13 -2 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 8 4 32 19 3 7 13 24 43 -6 57 Rd 2 Rd 1
14 0 Rotherham United 46 10 6 7 29 23 5 6 12 19 34 -9 57 Rd 1 Rd 2
15D 4 Chester City 46 7 9 7 32 28 6 8 9 29 31 2 56 Rd 4 Rd 1
16 4 Bury 46 9 7 7 30 26 5 6 12 24 34 -6 55 Rd 1 Rd 2
17 0 Chesterfield 46 11 5 7 36 33 2 10 11 20 36 -13 54 Rd 1 Rd 1
18D 2 Fulham 46 8 8 7 35 41 4 9 10 24 36 -18 53 Rd 3 Rd 2
19 -3 Bristol Rovers 46 7 8 8 26 29 6 4 13 23 46 -26 51 Rd 1 Rd 1
20 -13 York City 46 11 8 4 34 29 1 5 17 21 50 -24 49 Rd 2 Rd 2
21 -3 Bolton Wanderers 46 8 5 10 29 26 2 10 11 17 32 -12 45 Rd 3 Rd 1
22D 2 Carlisle United 46 7 5 11 26 35 3 3 17 13 43 -39 38 Rd 1 Rd 1
23 -10 Darlington 46 6 10 7 25 28 1 6 16 20 49 -32 37 Rd 2 Rd 1
24 -5 Newport County 46 4 9 10 26 34 4 4 15 23 52 -37 37 Rd 2 Rd 2
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 Northampton Town 46 20 2 1 56 20 10 7 6 47 33 50 99 Rd 3 Rd 1
2 21 Preston North End 46 16 4 3 36 18 10 8 5 36 29 25 90 Rd 4 Rd 2
3 6 Southend United 46 14 4 5 43 27 11 1 11 25 28 13 80 Rd 2 Rd 2
4 D 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 12 3 8 36 24 12 4 7 33 26 19 79 Rd 1 Rd 1
5 1 Colchester United 46 15 3 5 41 20 6 4 13 23 36 8 70 Rd 2 Rd 1
6 10 Aldershot 46 13 5 5 40 22 7 5 11 24 35 7 70 Rd 4 Rd 1
7 -2 Orient 46 15 2 6 40 25 5 7 11 24 36 3 69 Rd 3 Rd 1
8 7 Scunthorpe United 46 15 3 5 52 27 3 9 11 21 30 16 66 Rd 3 Rd 2
9 4 Wrexham 46 8 13 2 38 24 7 7 9 32 27 19 65 Rd 3 Rd 2 CWC Rd 2
10 7 Peterborough United 46 10 7 6 29 21 7 7 9 28 29 7 65 Rd 1 Rd 2
11 11 Cambridge United 46 12 6 5 37 23 5 5 13 23 39 -2 62 Rd 2 Rd 4
12 D 3 Swansea City 46 13 3 7 31 21 4 8 11 25 40 -5 62 Rd 4 Rd 2
13 D 3 Cardiff City 46 6 12 5 24 18 9 4 10 24 32 -2 61 Rd 4 Rd 4
14 7 Exeter City 46 11 10 2 37 17 0 13 10 16 32 4 56 Rd 1 Rd 1
15 5 Halifax Town 46 10 5 8 32 32 5 5 13 27 42 -15 55 Rd 1 Rd 1
16 -6 Hereford United 46 10 6 7 33 23 4 5 14 27 38 -1 53 Rd 1 Rd 1
17 -5 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 9 6 38 35 5 5 13 32 37 -2 53 Rd 1 Rd 1
18 -11 Hartlepool United 46 6 11 6 24 30 5 7 11 20 35 -21 51 Rd 1 Rd 1
19 -8 Stockport County 46 9 6 8 25 27 4 6 13 15 42 -29 51 Rd 1 Rd 2
20 -1 Tranmere Rovers 46 6 10 7 32 37 5 7 11 22 35 -18 50 Rd 2 Rd 1
21 -3 Rochdale 46 8 8 7 31 30 3 9 11 23 43 -19 50 Rd 2 Rd 2
22 -8 Burnley 46 9 7 7 31 35 3 6 14 22 39 -21 49 Rd 1 Rd 1
23 1 Torquay United 46 8 8 7 28 29 2 10 11 28 43 -16 48 Rd 1 Rd 1
24 D 3 Lincoln City 46 8 7 8 30 27 4 5 14 15 38 -20 48 Rd 1 Rd 2
Notes
Lincoln City relegated from Fourth Division.
Scarborough are promoted to Fourth Division.