Football : Season Details : 1979

Final English Top Division Football (soccer) Table and Cup Final(s)

Position Club Points History Notes
1  Liverpool  68 4-17  
2  Nottingham Forest  60 5-2  EC-W; LC-W 
3  West Bromwich Albion  59 6-3  
4  Everton  51 3-25  
5  Leeds United  50 5-15  
6  Ipswich Town  49 2-11  
7  Arsenal  48 2-53  FAC-W 
8  Aston Villa  46 4-4  
9  Manchester United  45 6-4  FAC-F 
10  Coventry City  44 1-12  
11  Tottenham Hotspur  41 5-1  
12  Middlesbrough  40 4-5  
13  Bristol City  40 2-3  
14  Southampton  40 2-1  LC-F 
15  Manchester City  39 7-13  
16  Norwich City  37 2-4  
17  Bolton Wanderers  35 7-1  
18  Wolverhampton Wanderers  34 4-2  
19  Derby County  31 5-10  
20  Queens Park Rangers  25 2-6  
21  Birmingham City  22 7-7  
22  Chelsea  20 5-2  

Legend and Abbreviations
Points: 2 for a win : 1 for a draw. Clubs: Blue Qualified for Europe Red Relegated
History is in the form A-B:
 A is the number of occasions that the club has been in the Top Division. 
B is the current number of consecutive seasons in the Top Division.
Notes: FAC FA Cup; LC League Cup; EC European Cup; W Winners - F Finalists


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League Cup Final Nottingham Forest 3 Southampton 2
FA Cup Final Arsenal 3 Manchester United 2

European Cup Final Nottingham Forest 1 Malmö 0
UEFA Cup Final First Leg Red Star Belgrade 1 Borussia Moenchengladbach 1
UEFA Cup Final Second Leg Borussia Moenchengladbach 1 Red Star Belgrade 0 (agg 2 - 1)
Cup Winners Cup Final Barcelona 4 Fortuna Düsseldorf 3 aet

aet After Extra Time : agg Aggregate Score


History

Liverpool won the Championship for the 11th time after leading all season. Their 68 points was a new record, beating the 67 gained by Leeds United in 1969. Liverpool broke the record by winning 3 - 0 at Leeds United. They conceded 16 goals, another record for the 22 club league.

Norwich City drew a record 23 league matches.

Nottingham Forest won the European Cup and the League Cup. The city of Nottingham becomes the smallest city in Europe to have won the European Cup. This was the first time that a club had won the League Cup in successive seasons.

Nottingham Forest also completed a record sequence of 42 consecutive unbeaten league matches, covering two seasons (1978 and 1979). This record would not be bettered until season 2005.

In the FA Cup final, Arsenal were winning 2 - 0 with 5 minutes to go. Manchester United scored twice only for Arsenal to score the winner.


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