English League Tables

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Premier League  1997/98

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1st  Arsenal 38 23 9 6 68 33 +35 78 Champions ♦CL
2nd  Manchester United 38 23 8 7 73 26 +47 77 Runners Up ♦CL
3rd  Liverpool 38 18 11 9 68 42 +26 65 ♦UC
4th  Chelsea 38 20 3 15 71 43 +28 63 ♦UCWC
5th  Leeds United 38 17 8 13 57 46 +11 59 -♦UC
6th  Blackburn Rovers 38 16 10 12 57 52 +5 58 -♦UC
7th  Aston Villa 38 17 6 15 49 48 +1 57 -♦UC
8th  West Ham United 38 16 8 14 56 57 -1 56 -
9th  Derby County 38 16 7 15 52 49 +3 55 -
10th  Leicester City 38 13 14 11 51 41 +10 53 -
11th  Coventry City 38 12 16 10 46 44 +2 52 -
12th  Southampton 38 14 6 18 50 55 -5 48 -
13th  Newcastle United 38 11 11 16 35 44 -9 44 ♦UCWC
14th  Tottenham Hotspur 38 11 11 16 44 56 -12 44 -
15th  Wimbledon 38 10 14 14 34 46 -12 44 -
16th  Sheffield Wednesday 38 12 8 18 52 67 -15 44 -
17th  Everton 38 9 13 16 41 56 -15 40 -
18th  Bolton Wanderers 38 9 13 16 41 61 -20 40 ▼Relegated
19th  Barnsley 38 10 5 23 37 82 -45 35 ▼Relegated
20th  Crystal Palace 38 8 9 21 37 71 -34 33 ▼Relegated

Football League Division 1  1997/98

(The League used highest goals scored to rank clubs equal on points rather than goal difference)

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1st  Nottingham Forest 46 28 10 8 82 42 +40 94 ▲Champions
2nd  Middlesbrough 46 27 10 9 77 41 +36 91 ▲Runners Up
3rd  Sunderland 46 26 12 8 86 50 +36 90 Playoffs
4th  Charlton Athletic 46 26 10 10 80 49 +31 88 ▲PO Winners
5th  Ipswich Town 46 23 14 9 77 43 +34 83 Playoffs
6th  Sheffield United 46 19 17 10 69 54 +15 74 Playoffs
7th  Birmingham City 46 19 17 10 60 35 +25 74 -
8th  Stockport County 46 19 8 19 71 69 +2 65 -
9th  Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 18 11 17 57 53 +4 65 -
10th  West Bromwich Albion 46 16 13 17 50 56 -6 61 -
11th  Crewe Alexandra 46 18 5 23 58 65 -7 59 -
12th  Oxford United 46 16 10 20 60 64 -4 58 -
13th  Bradford City 46 14 15 17 46 59 -13 57 -
14th  Tranmere Rovers 46 14 14 18 54 57 -3 56 -
15th  Norwich City 46 14 13 19 52 69 -17 55 -
16th  Huddersfield Town 46 14 11 21 50 72 -22 53 -
17th  Bury 46 11 19 16 42 58 -16 52 -
18th  Swindon Town 46 14 10 22 42 73 -31 52 -
19th  Port Vale 46 13 10 23 56 66 -10 49 -
20th  Portsmouth 46 10 19 17 51 63 -12 49 -
21st  Queens Park Rangers 46 13 10 23 51 63 -12 49 -
22nd  Manchester City 46 12 12 22 56 57 -1 48 ▼Relegated
23rd  Stoke City 46 11 13 22 44 74 -30 46 ▼Relegated
24th  Reading 46 11 9 26 39 78 -39 42 ▼Relegated

Football League Division 2  1997/98

(The League used highest goals scored to rank clubs equal on points rather than goal difference)

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1st  Watford 46 24 16 6 67 41 +26 88 ▲Champions
2nd  Bristol City 46 25 10 11 69 39 +30 85 ▲Runners Up
3rd  Grimsby Town 46 19 15 12 55 37 +18 72 ▲PO Winners
4th  Northampton Town 46 18 17 11 52 37 +15 71 Playoffs
5th  Bristol Rovers 46 20 10 16 70 64 +6 70 Playoffs
6th  Fulham 46 20 10 16 60 43 +17 70 Playoffs
7th  Wrexham 46 18 16 12 55 51 +4 70 -
8th  Gillingham 46 19 13 14 52 47 +5 70 -
9th  AFC Bournemouth 46 18 12 16 57 52 +5 66 -
10th  Chesterfield 46 16 17 13 46 44 +2 65 -
11th  Wigan Athletic 46 17 11 18 64 66 -2 62 -
12th  Blackpool 46 17 11 18 59 67 -8 62 -
13th  Oldham Athletic 46 15 16 15 62 54 +8 61 -
14th  Wycombe Wanderers 46 14 18 14 51 53 -2 60 -
15th  Preston North End 46 15 14 17 56 56 0 59 -
16th  York City 46 14 17 15 52 58 -6 59 -
17th  Luton Town 46 14 15 17 60 64 -4 57 -
18th  Millwall 46 14 13 19 43 54 -11 55 -
19th  Walsall 46 14 12 20 43 52 -9 54 -
20th  Burnley 46 13 13 20 55 65 -10 52 -
21st  Brentford 46 11 17 18 50 71 -21 50 ▼Relegated
22nd  Plymouth Argyle 46 12 13 21 55 70 -15 49 ▼Relegated
23rd  Carlisle United 46 12 8 26 57 73 -16 44 ▼Relegated
24th  Southend United 46 11 10 25 47 79 -32 43 ▼Relegated

Football League Division 3  1997/98

(The League used highest goals scored to rank clubs equal on points rather than goal difference)

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1st  Notts County 46 29 12 5 82 43 +39 99 ▲Champions
2nd  Macclesfield Town 46 23 13 10 63 44 +19 82 ▲Runners Up
3rd  Lincoln City 46 20 15 11 60 51 +9 75 ▲Promoted
4th  Colchester United 46 21 11 14 72 60 +12 74 ▲PO Winners
5th  Torquay United 46 21 11 14 68 59 +9 74 Playoffs
6th  Scarborough 46 19 15 12 67 58 +9 72 Playoffs
7th  Barnet 46 19 13 14 61 51 +10 70 Playoffs
8th  Scunthorpe United 46 19 12 15 56 52 +4 69 -
9th  Rotherham United 46 16 19 11 67 61 +6 67 -
10th  Peterborough United 46 18 13 15 63 51 +12 67 -
11th  Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 62 47 +15 66 -
12th  Mansfield Town 46 16 17 13 64 55 +9 65 -
13th  Shrewsbury Town 46 16 13 17 61 62 -1 61 -
14th  Chester City 46 17 10 19 60 61 -1 61 -
15th  Exeter City 46 15 15 16 68 63 +5 60 -
16th  Cambridge United 46 14 18 14 63 57 +6 60 -
17th  Hartlepool United 46 12 23 11 61 53 +8 59 -
18th  Rochdale 46 17 7 22 56 55 +1 58 -
19th  Darlington 46 14 12 20 56 72 -16 54 -
20th  Swansea City 46 13 11 22 49 62 -13 50 -
21st  Cardiff City 46 9 23 14 48 52 -4 50 -
22nd  Hull City 46 11 8 27 56 83 -27 41 -
23rd  Brighton & Hove Albion 46 6 17 23 38 66 -28 35 -
24th  Doncaster Rovers 46 4 8 34 30 113 -83 20 ▼Relegated

Team Promoted from the Football Conference

 ▲Halifax Town were Promoted as Football Conference Champions

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