DIVISION 1  1896/97
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading goalscorer:
Steve Bloomer 
(Derby County)
22 goals

Aston Villa became the second club to record the League Championship and FA Cup 'double'.

  Season Results 1 Aston Villa 30 21 5 4 73 38 47
    2 Sheffield United 30 13 10 7 42 29 36
    3 Derby County 30 16 4 10 70 50 36
    4 Preston North End 30 11 12 7 55 40 34
    Season Results 5 Liverpool 30 12 9 9 46 38 33
    6 Sheffield Wednesday 30 10 11 9 42 37 31
    Season Results 7 Everton 30 14 3 13 62 57 31
    8 Bolton Wanderers 30 12 6 12 40 43 30
    9 Bury 30 10 10 10 39 44 30
    10 Wolverhampton W. 30 11 6 13 45 41 28
    11 Nottingham Forest 30 9 8 13 44 49 26
    12 West Bromwich Albion 30 10 6 14 33 56 26
    13 Stoke 30 11 3 16 48 59 25
    14 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 3 16 35 62 25
    15 Sunderland 30 7 9 14 34 47 23

Test Series

    16 Burnley 30 6 7 17 43 61 19 Relegated
   
   

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      Test Matches Test Series
     

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.

     
     
Sat Apr

17

Notts County

1

- 0 Sunderland
Mon Apr 19 Burnley 2 - 0 Newton Heath
Mon Apr 19 Sunderland 0 - 0 Notts County
Wed Apr 21 Newton Heath 2 - 0 Burnley
Sat Apr 24 Newton Heath 1 - 1 Sunderland
Sat Apr 24 Notts County 1 - 1 Burnley
Mon Apr 26 Burnley 0 - 1 Notts County
Mon Apr 26 Sunderland 2 - 0 Newton Heath
P W D L F A Pts
Notts County 4 2 2 0 3 1 6
Sunderland 4 1 2 1 3 2 4
Burnley 4 1 1 2 3 4 3
Newton Heath 4 1 1 2 3 5 3