DIVISION 2    1989/90
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorer:
Mick Quinn
 (Newcastle United)
 32  goals

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Leeds United 46 24 13 9 79 52 85 Promoted
    2 Sheffield United 46 24 13 9 78 58 85 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Newcastle United 46 22 14 10 80 55 80 Play Off
    4 Swindon Town 46 20 14 12 79 59 74 * Play Off
    5 Blackburn Rovers 46 19 17 10 74 59 74 Play Off
    6 Sunderland 46 20 14 12 70 64 74 * Promoted
    Season Results 7 West Ham United 46 20 12 14 80 57 72
    8 Oldham Athletic 46 19 14 13 70 57 71
    9 Ipswich Town 46 19 12 15 67 66 69
    10 Wolverhampton W. 46 18 13 15 67 60 67
    11 Port Vale 46 15 16 15 62 57 61
    12 Portsmouth 46 15 16 15 62 65 61
    13 Leicester City 46 15 14 17 67 79 59
    14 Hull City 46 14 16 16 58 65 58
    15 Watford 46 14 15 17 58 60 57
    16 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 13 19 58 63 55
    17 Oxford United 46 15 9 22 57 66 54
    18 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 9 22 56 72 54
    19 Barnsley 46 13 15 18 49 71 54
    20 West Bromwich Albion 46 12 15 19 67 71 51
    21 Middlesbrough 46 13 11 22 52 63 50
    22 Bournemouth 46 12 12 22 57 76 48 Relegated
    23 Bradford City 46 9 14 23 44 68 41 Relegated
      24 Stoke City 46 6 19 21 35 63 37 Relegated
     
     

* Swindon earned the right to play in the First Division by winning the play-offs (see below) but as a punishment for breach of League rules (mainly illegal payments to players) they were relegated to the Third Division, later reduced to relegation back to the Second Division. The club they beat in the play-off final, Sunderland, were promoted in their place to the First Division. Full Story

     
     
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sun May 13 Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Swindon Town
Sun May 13 Sunderland 0 - 0 Newcastle United
2nd Leg
Wed May 16 Swindon Town 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers
Wed May 16 Newcastle United 0 - 2 Sunderland
Aggregate scores
Swindon Town 4 - 2 Blackburn Rovers
Sunderland 2 - 0 Newcastle United
Play Off Final  (at Wembley)
Mon May 28 Swindon Town 1 - 0 Sunderland
Swindon Town won the play-offs but Sunderland were promoted (please see  * above).