DIVISION 1    1978/79
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Frank Worthington
 (Bolton Wanderers)
 24  goals

Argentina won the World Cup for the first time in the summer of 1978, beating Holland 3-1 in the final played on home soil. Just two weeks after the final Tottenham hit the headlines by signing two of the Argentine squad - Ossie Ardiles and Ricardo Villa - for a combined fee of about £750,000. In just the fourth League match the pair played for the club Spurs lost
0-7 at Liverpool, the clubs' record league defeat.

The transfer of Trevor Francis from Birmingham to Nottingham Forest was the first £1 million transfer fee in English football. Francis made his Forest debut in the Forest 'A' team!

Nottingham Forest won the European Cup (they beat Malmo 1-0 in the final at the Olympic Stadium in Munich) and set a new record in the League - 42 consecutive League matches unbeaten.

Liverpool regained the League title with new highest points and lowest goals conceded records.

  Season Results 1 Liverpool 42 30 8 4 85 16 68
    Season Results 2 Nottingham Forest 42 21 18 3 61 26 60
    3 West Bromwich Albion 42 24 11 7 72 35 59
    Season Results 4 Everton 42 17 17 8 52 40 51
    5 Leeds United 42 18 14 10 70 52 50
    6 Ipswich Town 42 20 9 13 63 49 49
    Season Results 7 Arsenal 42 17 14 11 61 48 48
    Season Results 8 Aston Villa 42 15 16 11 59 49 46
    Season Results 9 Manchester United 42 15 15 12 60 63 45
    10 Coventry City 42 14 16 12 58 68 44
    Season Results 11 Tottenham Hotspur 42 13 15 14 48 61 41
    12 Middlesbrough 42 15 10 17 57 50 40
    13 Bristol City 42 15 10 17 47 51 40
    Season Results 14 Southampton 42 12 16 14 47 53 40
    Season Results 15 Manchester City 42 13 13 16 58 56 39
    Season Results 16 Norwich City 42 7 23 12 51 57 37
    17 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 11 19 54 75 35
    18 Wolverhampton W. 42 13 8 21 44 68 34
    19 Derby County 42 10 11 21 44 71 31
    20 Queens Park Rangers 42 6 13 23 45 73 25 Relegated
    21 Birmingham City 42 6 10 26 37 64 22 Relegated
    Season Results 22 Chelsea 42 5 10 27 44 92 20 Relegated