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      LEAGUE 1    2009/10
     
 

Leading League goalscorer:
Rickie Lambert
 (Southampton 30 goals,
Bristol Rovers 1 goal)
 31  goals

After Norwich suffered a record 1-7 home defeat against their traditionally more junior neighbours Colchester United on the opening day of the season no prizes for guessing who was the first managerial casualty of the season - Norwich's Bryan Gunn was out of a job within a week. A few days later the Canaries poached Colchester manager Paul Lambert as a replacement for Gunn. Amazingly, Lambert led them to the League 1 table and on their way Norwich won 5-0 at Colchester in the return League encounter.

Hartlepool had three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player. Gary Liddle played for them in their 2-0 home victory over Brighton on 5th April when he should have been sitting out the first of a two-match suspension after picking up his 10th booking of the season in United's previous game. Hartlepool lost the three points earned against Brighton and also suffered a suspended fine of 10,000.

 

  P W D L F A Pts
    Results 1 Norwich City 46 29 8 9 89 47 95 Promoted
    Results 2 Leeds United 46 25 11 10 77 44 86 Promoted
    Results 3 Millwall 46 24 13 9 76 44 85 Promoted
    Results 4 Charlton Athletic 46 23 15 8 71 48 84 Play Off
    Results 5 Swindon Town 46 22 16 8 73 57 82 Play Off
    Results 6 Huddersfield Town 46 23 11 12 82 56 80 Play Off
    Results 7 Southampton 46 23 14 9 85 47 73

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    Results 8 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 64 52 72
    Results 9 Brentford 46 14 20 12 55 52 62
    Results 10 Walsall 46 16 14 16 60 63 62
    Results 11 Bristol Rovers 46 19 5 22 59 70 62
    Results 12 Milton Keynes Dons 46 17 9 20 60 68 60
    Results 13 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 14 17 56 60 59
    Results 14 Carlisle United 46 15 13 18 63 66 58
    Results 15 Yeovil Town 46 13 14 19 55 59 53
    Results 16 Oldham Athletic 46 13 13 20 39 57 52
    Results 17 Leyton Orient 46 13 12 21 53 63 51
    Results 18 Exeter City 46 11 18 17 48 60 51
    Results 19 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 9 23 45 72 51
    Results 20 Hartlepool United 46 14 11 21 59 67 50

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    Results 21 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 48 64 50 Relegated
    Results 22 Wycombe Wanderers 46 10 15 21 56 76 45 Relegated
    Results 23 Southend United 46 10 13 23 51 72 43 Relegated
    Results 24 Stockport County 46 5 10 31 35 95 25 Relegated
   
   

*  Southampton had 10 points deducted after going into administration and **  Hartlepool United had 3 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player - points deductions.

Full home and away table

   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Fri May 14 Swindon Town 2 - 1 Charlton Athletic
Sat May 15 Huddersfield Town 0 - 0 Millwall
2nd Leg
Mon May 17 Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Swindon Town
Tue May 18 Millwall 2 - 0 Huddersfield Town
Aggregate scores
Swindon Town 3 - 3 Charlton Athletic
          (Swindon won 5-4 on penalties)
Millwall 2 - 0 Huddersfield Town
Play Off Final (at Wembley)
Sat May 29 Millwall 1 - 0 Swindon Town
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Millwall were promoted to the Championship
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     

 

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