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1975–76 Football League First Division

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Season  1975–76
European Cup 1976–77  Liverpool
1975–76 Football League First Division
Champions  Liverpool (9th English title)
Relegated  Burnley Sheffield United Wolverhampton Wanderers
FA Cup winners European Cup Winners' Cup 1976–77  Southampton (2nd Div.) (1st and as of 2010 only FA Cup title) Cardiff City (3rd Div) (Welsh Cup winners)
UEFA Cup 1976–77  Derby County Manchester City Manchester United Queens Park Rangers

Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1975-76 season.

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Overview

Liverpool won the First Division title for the ninth time in the club's history that season and the first under manager at the time Bob Paisley. They won the title on their last game of the season on the May 4, 1976, beating relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 at Molineux, knowing if they didn't win, Queens Park Rangers who beat Leeds United 2-0 at Loftus Road in their last game would be champions but unfortunately for them it did not occur. Despite that, QPR still managed to finish in their highest ever position of runners-up and qualify for the UEFA Cup.

Going down were Sheffield United, whose relegation was confirmed on March 27, 1976, after losing 5-0 to Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley then went down on April 19, 1976, after a 1-0 loss at home to Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers went down on the final day of the campaign losing 3-1 to Liverpool therefore handing Paisley's team the title at the expense of QPR and saving their Midlands rivals Birmingham City who drew 1-1 at Sheffield United.

League standings

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

First Division Results

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

References

1975–76 Football League First Division Wikipedia


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