The Results Archive
Including 991,579 match results over 137 seasons
Meat comes off ration in July 1954 signalling the end of the rationing that had been needed during and after the Second World War. The first volume of J.R.R. Tolkien England are beaten 6-3 by Hungary in a game that ends England Arsenal become the Football League Title holders in May 1953. Roger Bannister becomes the first person to break the record of the four minute mile. Post war sugar rationing comes to an end in September 1953. A BOAC De Havilland Comet crashes en route from Singapore to London killing all 35 on board. Blackpool beat Bolton Wanderers 4 -3 to become the FA Cup holders in May 1953. Nikita Khrushchev is appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In November 1953 Rev. Chad Varah starts the telephone helpline that has become the Samaritans.
League Cup
Football League: Division 1
Up to and including
Home Away Combined
Pos Club Name Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA W D L GF GA Pts GA
1 Wolverhampton Wander... 42 16 1 4 61 25 9 6 6 35 31 25 7 10 96 56 57 1.71
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 51 24 9 4 8 35 39 22 9 11 86 63 53 1.37
3 Huddersfield Town 42 13 6 2 45 24 7 5 9 33 37 20 11 11 78 61 51 1.28
4 Manchester United 42 11 6 4 41 27 7 6 8 32 31 18 12 12 73 58 48 1.26
5 Bolton Wanderers 42 14 6 1 45 20 4 6 11 30 40 18 12 12 75 60 48 1.25
6 Blackpool 42 13 6 2 43 19 6 4 11 37 50 19 10 13 80 69 48 1.16
7 Burnley 42 16 2 3 51 23 5 2 14 27 44 21 4 17 78 67 46 1.16
8 Chelsea 42 12 3 6 45 26 4 9 8 29 42 16 12 14 74 68 44 1.09
9 Charlton Athletic 42 14 4 3 51 26 5 2 14 24 51 19 6 17 75 77 44 0.97
10 Cardiff City 42 12 4 5 32 27 6 4 11 19 44 18 8 16 51 71 44 0.72
11 Preston North End 42 12 2 7 43 24 7 3 11 44 34 19 5 18 87 58 43 1.50
12 Arsenal 42 8 8 5 42 37 7 5 9 33 36 15 13 14 75 73 43 1.03
13 Aston Villa 42 12 5 4 50 28 4 4 13 20 40 16 9 17 70 68 41 1.03
14 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 53 31 1 6 14 28 58 14 11 17 81 89 39 0.91
15 Newcastle United 42 9 2 10 43 40 5 8 8 29 37 14 10 18 72 77 38 0.94
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 3 7 38 33 5 2 14 27 43 16 5 21 65 76 37 0.86
17 Manchester City 42 10 4 7 35 31 4 5 12 27 46 14 9 19 62 77 37 0.81
18 Sunderland 42 11 4 6 50 37 3 4 14 31 52 14 8 20 81 89 36 0.91
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 4 5 43 30 3 2 16 27 61 15 6 21 70 91 36 0.77
20 Sheffield United 42 9 5 7 43 38 2 6 13 26 52 11 11 20 69 90 33 0.77
21 Middlesbrough 42 6 6 9 29 35 4 4 13 31 56 10 10 22 60 91 30 0.66
22 Liverpool 42 7 8 6 49 38 2 2 17 19 59 9 10 23 68 97 28 0.70