Season 1987-88

 
Cup Competition
FA Cup Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Wimbledon 1 0 Liverpool Wembley Stadium, London 98,203  
 
FA Cup Semi-Finals 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Liverpool 2 1 Nottingham Forest Hillsborough, Sheffield 51,627  
Wimbledon 2 1 Luton Town White Hart Lane, London 25,963  
 
League Cup Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Luton Town 3 2 Arsenal Wembley Stadium, London 95,732  
 
League Cup Semi-Finals 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Everton 0 1 Arsenal Goodison Park, Liverpool 25,476  
Oxford United 1 1 Luton Town Manor Ground, Oxford 12,943  
Arsenal 3 1 Everton Highbury, London 51,148 agg 4-1
Luton Town 2 0 Oxford United Kenilworth Road, Luton 13,010 agg 3-1
Notes
Next season First Division will contain 20 clubs.
 
Second Divison Play-off Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Middlesbrough 2 0 Chelsea Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough 25,531 1st Leg
Chelsea 1 0 Middlesbrough Stamford Bridge, London 40,550 2nd Leg agg 1-2 
 
Third Divison Play-off Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Bristol City 3 1 Walsall Ashton Gate, Bristol 25,128 1st Leg
Walsall 0 2 Bristol City Fellows Park, Walsall 13,941 2nd Leg aet agg 3-3
Walsall 4 0 Bristol City Fellows Park, Walsall 13,007 Play-off
 
Fourth Divison Play-off Final 1988 Venue Gate Notes
Swansea City 2 1 Torquay United Recreation Ground, Aldershot 10,825 1st Leg
Torquay United 3 3 Swansea City Molineux, Wolverhampton 4,999 2nd Leg agg 4-5 
 
Final Table for Season 1987-88
First Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season First Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup League Cup European
1 1 Liverpool 40 15 5 0 49 9 11 7 2 38 15 63 90Final Rd 3
2 9 Manchester United 40 14 5 1 41 17 9 7 4 30 21 33 81 Rd 5 Rd 5
3 5 Nottingham Forest 40 11 7 2 40 17 9 6 5 27 22 28 73 SF Rd 3
4 -3 Everton 40 14 4 2 34 11 5 9 6 19 16 26 70 Rd 5 SF
5 11 Queens Park Rangers 40 12 4 4 30 14 7 6 7 18 24 10 67 Rd 5 Rd 3
6 -2 Arsenal 40 11 4 5 35 16 7 8 5 23 23 19 66 Rd 6Final
7 -1 Wimbledon 40 8 9 3 32 20 6 6 8 26 27 11 57 Winner Rd 4
8 9 Newcastle United 40 9 6 5 32 23 5 8 7 23 30 2 56 Rd 5 Rd 3
9 -2 Luton Town 40 11 6 3 40 21 3 5 12 17 37 -1 53 SF Winner
10 0 Coventry City 40 6 8 6 23 25 7 6 7 23 28 -7 53 Rd 4 Rd 3
11 2 Sheffield Wednesday 40 10 2 8 27 30 5 6 9 25 36 -14 53 Rd 3 Rd 5
12 0 Southampton 40 6 8 6 27 26 6 6 8 22 27 -4 50 Rd 4 Rd 2
13 -10 Tottenham Hotspur 40 9 5 6 26 23 3 6 11 12 25 -10 47 Rd 4 Rd 3
14 -9 Norwich City 40 7 5 8 26 26 5 4 11 14 26 -12 45 Rd 3 Rd 3
15D 2 Derby County 40 6 7 7 18 17 4 6 10 17 28 -10 43 Rd 3 Rd 2
16 -1 West Ham United 40 6 9 5 23 21 3 6 11 17 31 -12 42 Rd 4 Rd 2
17 2 Charlton Athletic 40 7 7 6 23 21 2 8 10 15 31 -14 42 Rd 3 Rd 3
18 -4 Chelsea 40 7 11 2 24 17 2 4 14 26 51 -18 42 Rd 4 Rd 2
19D 2 Portsmouth 40 4 8 8 21 27 3 6 11 15 39 -30 35 Rd 6 Rd 2
20 -11 Watford 40 4 5 11 15 24 3 6 11 12 27 -24 32 Rd 6 Rd 4
21 -3 Oxford United 40 5 7 8 24 34 1 6 13 20 46 -36 31 Rd 4 SF
Notes
Next season First Division will contain 20 clubs.
Second Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Second Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup League Cup European
1 15 Millwall 44 15 3 4 45 23 10 4 8 27 29 20 82 Rd 3 Rd 2
2D 1 Aston Villa 44 9 7 6 31 21 13 5 4 37 20 27 78 Rd 4 Rd 4
3 D 3 Middlesbrough 44 15 4 3 44 16 7 8 7 19 20 27 78 Rd 4 Rd 2
4 6 Bradford City 44 14 3 5 49 26 8 8 6 25 28 20 77 Rd 5 Rd 5
5 7 Blackburn Rovers 44 12 8 2 38 22 9 6 7 30 30 16 77 Rd 3 Rd 2
6 0 Crystal Palace 44 16 3 3 50 21 6 6 10 36 38 27 75 Rd 3 Rd 3
7 -3 Leeds United 44 14 4 4 37 18 5 8 9 24 33 10 69 Rd 3 Rd 3
8 -3 Ipswich Town 44 14 3 5 38 17 5 6 11 23 35 9 66 Rd 3 Rd 4
9D 1 Manchester City 44 11 4 7 50 28 8 4 10 30 32 20 65 Rd 6 Rd 5
10 -7 Oldham Athletic 44 13 4 5 43 27 5 7 10 29 37 8 65 Rd 3 Rd 4
11 -3 Stoke City 44 12 6 4 34 22 5 5 12 16 35 -7 62 Rd 3 Rd 4
12 D 3 Swindon Town 44 10 7 5 43 25 6 4 12 30 35 13 59 Rd 4 Rd 3
13D 1 Leicester City 44 12 5 5 35 20 4 6 12 27 41 1 59 Rd 3 Rd 3
14 -3 Barnsley 44 11 4 7 42 32 4 8 10 19 30 -1 57 Rd 4 Rd 3
15 -1 Hull City 44 10 8 4 32 22 4 7 11 22 38 -6 57 Rd 3 Rd 2
16 -9 Plymouth Argyle 44 12 4 6 44 26 4 4 14 21 41 -2 56 Rd 5 Rd 2
17 D 3 AFC Bournemouth 44 7 7 8 36 30 6 3 13 20 38 -12 49 Rd 3 Rd 3
18 0 Shrewsbury Town 44 7 8 7 23 22 4 8 10 19 32 -12 49 Rd 4 Rd 2
19 0 Birmingham City 44 7 9 6 20 24 4 6 12 21 42 -25 48 Rd 5 Rd 1
20 -5 West Bromwich Albion 44 8 7 7 29 26 4 4 14 21 43 -19 47 Rd 3 Rd 1
21 -12 Sheffield United 44 8 6 8 27 28 5 1 16 18 46 -29 46 Rd 4 Rd 2
22 -9 Reading 44 5 7 10 20 25 5 5 12 24 45 -26 42 Rd 3 Rd 4
23 -6 Huddersfield Town 44 4 6 12 20 38 2 4 16 21 62 -59 28 Rd 3 Rd 1
Notes
Next season Second Division will contain 24 clubs.
Next season the Second Division play-offs will concern the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th clubsfor the final promotion place to the First Division.
Third Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Third Division Pld W D L FA W D L FA GDPts FA Cup League Cup European
1D 2 Sunderland 46 14 7 2 51 22 13 5 5 41 26 44 93 Rd 2 Rd 1
2D 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 7 1 37 16 8 8 7 32 31 22 84 Rd 4 Rd 1
3 5 Walsall 46 15 6 2 39 22 8 7 8 29 28 18 82 Rd 2 Rd 2
4 3 Notts County 46 14 4 5 53 24 9 8 6 29 25 33 81 Rd 2 Rd 1
5 1 Bristol City 46 14 6 3 51 30 7 6 10 26 32 15 75 Rd 2 Rd 1
6D 4 Northampton Town 46 12 8 3 36 18 6 11 6 34 33 19 73 Rd 2 Rd 2
7 -3 Wigan Athletic 46 11 8 4 36 23 9 4 10 34 38 9 72 Rd 2 Rd 2
8 11 Bristol Rovers 46 14 5 4 43 19 4 7 12 25 37 12 66 Rd 3 Rd 1
9 9 Fulham 46 10 5 8 36 24 9 4 10 33 36 9 66 Rd 1 Rd 2
10 -1 Blackpool 46 13 4 6 45 27 4 10 9 26 35 9 65 Rd 4 Rd 2
11 1 Port Vale 46 12 8 3 36 19 6 3 14 22 37 2 65 Rd 5 Rd 1
12 -1 Brentford 46 9 8 6 27 23 7 6 10 26 36 -6 62 Rd 1 Rd 1
13 -8 Gillingham 46 8 9 6 45 21 6 8 9 32 40 16 59 Rd 3 Rd 2
14 2 Bury 46 9 7 7 33 26 6 7 10 25 31 1 59 Rd 1 Rd 4
15 0 Chester City 46 9 8 6 29 30 5 8 10 22 32 -11 58 Rd 1 Rd 1
16D 4 Preston North End 46 10 6 7 30 23 5 7 11 18 36 -11 58 Rd 1 Rd 1
17D 4 Southend United 46 10 6 7 42 33 4 7 12 23 50 -18 55 Rd 1 Rd 3
18 -1 Chesterfield 46 10 5 8 25 28 5 5 13 16 42 -29 55 Rd 1 Rd 1
19 -9 Mansfield Town 46 10 6 7 25 21 4 6 13 23 38 -11 54 Rd 4 Rd 2
20D 4 Aldershot 46 12 3 8 45 32 3 5 15 19 42 -10 53 Rd 1 Rd 1
21 -7 Rotherham United 46 8 8 7 28 25 4 8 11 22 41 -16 52 Rd 2 Rd 2
22D 2 Grimsby Town 46 6 7 10 25 29 6 7 10 23 29 -10 50 Rd 2 Rd 1
23 -3 York City 46 4 7 12 27 45 4 2 17 21 46 -43 33 Rd 2 Rd 2
24 -11 Doncaster Rovers 46 6 5 12 25 36 2 4 17 15 48 -44 33 Rd 1 Rd 2
Notes
Next season the Third Division play-offs will concern the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th clubs for the final promotion place to the Second Division.
Fourth Division
Home Away
Ptn Change from last Season Fourth Division Pld W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts FA Cup League Cup European
1 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 3 5 47 19 12 6 5 35 24 39 90 Rd 3 Rd 2
2 11 Cardiff City 46 15 6 2 39 14 9 7 7 27 27 25 85 Rd 1 Rd 1
3 D 3 Bolton Wanderers 46 15 6 2 42 12 7 6 10 24 30 24 78 Rd 3 Rd 1
4 4 Scunthorpe United 46 14 5 4 42 20 6 12 5 34 31 25 77 Rd 3 Rd 2
5 18 Torquay United 46 10 7 6 34 16 11 7 5 32 25 25 77 Rd 3 Rd 2
6 6 Swansea City 46 9 7 7 35 28 11 3 9 27 28 6 70 Rd 2 Rd 1
7 3 Peterborough United 46 10 5 8 28 26 10 5 8 24 27 -1 70 Rd 2 Rd 3
8 -1 Leyton Orient 46 13 4 6 55 27 6 8 9 30 36 22 69 Rd 4 Rd 1
9 -4 Colchester United 46 10 5 8 23 22 9 5 9 24 29 -4 67 Rd 3 Rd 1
10 12 Burnley 46 12 5 6 31 22 8 2 13 26 40 -5 67 Rd 1 Rd 2
11 -2 Wrexham 46 13 3 7 46 26 7 3 13 23 32 11 66 Rd 2 Rd 1
12 NL Scarborough 46 12 8 3 38 19 5 6 12 18 29 8 65 Rd 1 Rd 1
13 D 3 Darlington 46 13 6 4 39 25 5 5 13 32 44 2 65 Rd 1 Rd 2
14 6 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 2 7 43 20 5 7 11 18 33 8 64 Rd 1 Rd 1
15 -4 Cambridge United 46 10 6 7 32 24 6 7 10 18 28 -2 61 Rd 2 Rd 2
16 2 Hartlepool United 46 9 7 7 25 25 6 7 10 25 32 -7 59 Rd 3 Rd 1
17 0 Crewe Alexandra 46 7 11 5 25 19 6 8 9 32 34 4 58 Rd 1 Rd 1
18 -3 Halifax Town 46 11 7 5 37 25 3 7 13 17 34 -5 55 Rd 3 Rd 1
19 -3 Hereford United 46 8 7 8 25 27 6 5 12 16 32 -18 54 Rd 2 Rd 2
20 -1 Stockport County 46 7 7 9 26 26 5 8 10 18 32 -14 51 Rd 3 Rd 1
21 0 Rochdale 46 5 9 9 28 34 6 6 11 19 42 -29 48 Rd 1 Rd 2
22 -8 Exeter City 46 8 6 9 33 29 3 7 13 20 39 -15 46 Rd 1 Rd 1
23 D 3 Carlisle United 46 9 5 9 38 33 3 3 17 19 53 -29 44 Rd 1 Rd 2
24 D 3 Newport County 46 4 5 14 19 36 2 2 19 16 69 -70 25 Rd 1 Rd 2
Notes
Next season the Fourth Division play-offs will concern the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th clubs for the final promotion place to the Third Division.
Newport County relegated from Fourth Division. Tranmere Rovers deducted 2 pts. 
Lincoln City are promoted to Fourth Division. Halifax Town deducted 1 pt.