The Results Archive
Including 1,023,442 match results over 138 seasons
In November 1953 Rev. Chad Varah starts the telephone helpline that has become the Samaritans. The first volume of J.R.R. Tolkien 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. Konrad Adenauer Arsenal become the Football League Title holders in May 1953. Nikita Khrushchev is appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. England are beaten 6-3 by Hungary in a game that ends England Post war sugar rationing comes to an end in September 1953. Meat comes off ration in July 1954 signalling the end of the rationing that had been needed during and after the Second World War.
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