|DIVISION 1 1896/97|
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Aston Villa became the second club to record the League Championship and FA Cup 'double'.
|4||Preston North End||30||11||12||7||55||40||34|
|12||West Bromwich Albion||30||10||6||14||33||56||26|
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Promotion and relegation between the two division was again decided by a series of Test Matches. As in the previous season the top two clubs in Division 2 and the bottom two in Division 1 met in a mini-league. Each club played four matches - home and away matches against the two sides from the other division. At the conclusion of the matches the first and second sides in the league played in Division 1 and the third and fourth sides in Division 2.