Football League First Division  1893/94

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GA Pts Notes
1st   Aston Villa 30 19 6 5 84 42 2.000 44 Champions
2nd   Sunderland 30 17 4 9 72 44 1.636 38 Runners Up
3rd  Derby County 30 16 4 10 73 62 1.177 36 -
4th  Blackburn Rovers 30 16 2 12 69 53 1.302 34 -
5th   Burnley 30 15 4 11 61 51 1.196 34 -
6th   Everton 30 15 3 12 90 57 1.579 33 -
7th  Nottingham Forest 30 14 4 12 57 48 1.188 32 -
8th  West Bromwich Albion 30 14 4 12 66 59 1.119 32 -
9th  Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 14 3 13 52 63 0.825 31 -
10th  Sheffield United 30 13 5 12 47 61 0.770 31 -
11th  Stoke 30 13 3 14 65 79 0.823 29 -
12th  The Wednesday 30 9 8 13 48 57 0.842 26 -
13th  Bolton Wanderers 30 10 4 16 38 52 0.731 24 -
14th  Preston North End 30 10 3 17 44 56 0.786 23 Retained Status
15th  Darwen 30 7 5 18 37 83 0.446 19 ▼Relegated
16th   Newton Heath 30 6 2 22 36 72 0.500 14 ▼Relegated

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Football League Test Match Series

Promotion and relegation was decided in a series of Test Matches between the bottom three clubs in the First Division and the top three clubs in the Second Division. The third from bottom club in the First Division played the third club in the Second Division, the second from bottom in the First Division played the second club in the Second Division and the bottom club in the First Division played the top club in Second Division in one-off matches at neutral venues with the winners playing in the First Division the following season and the losers in the Second Division.

Date Home Score Away
28/04/1894 Liverpool 2-0 Newton Heath
Played at Ewood Park, Blackburn
28/04/1894 Preston North End 4-0 Notts County
Played at Olive Grove, Sheffield
28/04/1894 Small Heath 3-1 Darwen
Played at Victoria Ground, Stoke

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End of Season Notes

  Aston Villa finished as Football League First Division Champions (1st Time)

  Sunderland finished as Football League First Division Runners Up

 - Preston North End Retained their Football League First Division Place after defeating Notts County

 ▼Darwen were Relegated to the Football League Second Division after losing to Small Heath

 ▼Newton Heath were Relegated to the Football League Second Division after losing to Liverpool

 ▲Liverpool were Promoted from the Football League Second Division after defeating Newton Heath

 ▲Small Heath were Promoted from the Football League Second Division after defeating Darwen