Football League Division 1  1997/98

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

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Football League Division 1 Playoffs

Semi Finals 1st Leg

Date Home Score Away
Sun May 10 Ipswich Town 0-1 Charlton Athletic
Sun May 10 Sheffield United 2-1 Sunderland

Semi Finals 2nd Leg

Wed May 13 Charlton Athletic 1-0 Ipswich Town
Charlton Athletic won 2-0 on aggregate
Wed May 13 Sunderland 2-0 Sheffield United
Sunderland won 3-2 on aggregate
Final
Mon May 25 Charlton Athletic 4-4 Sunderland
Charlton Athletic won 7-6 on penalties

 

End of Season Notes

 ▼Bolton Wanderers were Relegated from the Premier League
 ▼Barnsley were Relegated from the Premier League
 ▼Crystal Palace were Relegated from the Premier League
 ▲Nottingham Forest were Promoted to the Premier League
 ▲Middlesbrough were Promoted to the Premier League
  ♦ Sunderland Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Charlton Athletic Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Ipswich Town Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Sheffield United Qualified for Playoffs
 ♦▲Charlton Athletic were Promoted to the Premier League via the Playoffs
 ▼Manchester City were Relegated to Division 2
 ▼Stoke City were Relegated to Division 2
 ▼Reading were Relegated to Division 2
 ▲Watford were Promoted from Division 2
 ▲Bristol City were Promoted from Division 2
 ♦▲Grimsby Town were Promoted from Division 2 via the Playoffs