DIVISION 1    1986/87
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorer:
Clive Allen
 (Tottenham Hotspur)
 33  goals

Saturday November 8th 1986 saw Alex Ferguson's first outing as manager of Manchester United - who lost 2-0 away to Oxford United. Well after a start like that he had no chance at Old Trafford - had he??

After the match at Oxford a fan was given the team-sheet which had been hanging on a dressing-room wall as a souvenir. Twenty-seven  years later that scrappy bit of paper was sold at auction - for 19,000.
Full story - Memorabilia

An embarrassing family connection at a Nottingham Forest cup-tie
(whoops)

Arsenal triumph 2-1 at Tottenham to win the 100th meeting between the two clubs in the Football League -
match details.

 

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Everton 42 26 8 8 76 31 86
    Season Results 2 Liverpool 42 23 8 11 72 42 77
    Season Results 3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 21 8 13 68 43 71
    Season Results 4 Arsenal 42 20 10 12 58 35 70
    5 Norwich City 42 17 17 8 53 51 68
    Season Results 6 Wimbledon 42 19 9 14 57 50 66
    7 Luton Town 42 18 12 12 47 45 66
    8 Nottingham Forest 42 18 11 13 64 51 65
    9 Watford 42 18 9 15 67 54 63
    10 Coventry City 42 17 12 13 50 45 63
    Season Results 11 Manchester United 42 14 14 14 52 45 56
    Season Results 12 Southampton 42 14 10 18 69 68 52
    13 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 13 16 58 59 52
    Season Results 14 Chelsea 42 13 13 16 53 64 52
    Season Results 15 West Ham United 42 14 10 18 52 67 52
    16 Queens Park Rangers 42 13 11 18 48 64 50
    Season Results 17 Newcastle United 42 12 11 19 47 65 47
    18 Oxford United 42 11 13 18 44 69 46
    19 Charlton Athletic 42 11 11 20 45 55 44 Play Off
    20 Leicester City 42 11 9 22 54 76 42 Relegated
    Season Results 21 Manchester City 42 8 15 19 36 57 39 Relegated
    Season Results 22 Aston Villa 42 8 12 22 45 79 36 Relegated
   
   

Play Off Unlike current play-offs, in seasons 1986/87 and 1987/88 the four teams in each divisional play-off comprised 3 clubs from the lower division who were competing for promotion plus one from the higher division who were aiming to avoid relegation.

Divisions 1 & 2 Play Off Semi-Finals 

Competing clubs - Charlton from Division 1 plus Ipswich, Leeds & Oldham from Division 2

1st Leg
Thu May 14 Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Charlton Athltic
Thu May 14 Leeds United 1 - 0 Oldham Athletic
2nd Leg
Sun May 17 Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Ipswich Town
Sun May 17 Oldham Athletic 2 - 1 Leeds United
Aggregate scores
Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Ipswich Town
Leeds United 2 - 2 Oldham Athletic
   (Leeds won on away goals)
Play Off Final  
1st Leg
Sat May 23 Charlton Athletic 1 - 0 Leeds United
2nd Leg
Mon May 25 Leeds United 1 - 0 Charlton Athletic
Aggregate
Charlton Athletic 1 - 1 Leeds United
Replay
Fri May 29 Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Leeds United
  (match played at Birmingham City FC)
Charlton Athletic retained their place in Division 1