Football : Season Details : 1968
Final English Top Division Football (soccer) Table and Cup Final(s)
|League Cup Final||Leeds United 1 Arsenal 0|
|FA Cup Final||West Bromwich Albion 1 Everton 0 aet|
|European Cup Final||Manchester United 4 Benfica 1 aet|
|Fairs Cup Final First Leg||Leeds United 1 Ferencváros 0|
|Fairs Cup Final Second Leg||Ferencváros 0 Leeds United 0 (agg 0 - 1)|
|Cup Winners Cup Final||AC Milan 2 SV Hamburg 0|
Leeds United won the Fairs Cup and the League Cup, their first trophies. This was the first double involving European and domestic trophies for an English club. Leeds United became the second English club to appear in two consecutive European finals.
For the first time, two English clubs won European trophies in the same season.
West Bromwich Albion became the first club to use a substitute in an FA Cup final.
On the final day of the league season, Manchester United and Manchester City were level on points. Manchester City won 4 - 3 away to Newcastle United to take the Championship as Manchester United lost 1 - 2 at home to Sunderland. This is the first occasion when the top two clubs are from the same city.
Qualification for the Fairs Cup was still subject to the "one city, one club" rule. Liverpool qualified and this excluded Everton from the same city. Leeds United qualified as winners and via the League Cup. Chelsea qualified, excluding Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal as all three were from London. West Bromwich Albion and Newcaste United made up the numbers, the latter having finished 10th in the League.
Coventry City made their top division debut.
A new rule was introduced whereby goalkeepers must release the ball after four steps.