The Results Archive
Including 953,173 match results over 137 seasons
British Telecom announces that telegram is to be discontinued after 139 years of use. Aston Villa became Football League Champions in May 1981. Bill Shankly dies from a heart attack at the age of 67 in September 1981. A Soviet submarine runs aground in Swedish waters in October 1981 and is eventually pulled off by Swedish tugs and returned to Soviet authorities. Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat is assassinated by fundamentalist army officers in October 1981. Severe weather brings fixture chaos in December and January of the season. Bishops Stortford beat Sutton United to win the FA Trophy in 1981. Tottenham Hotspur win the FA Cup in May 1981 after beating Manchester City in a replay. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands beginning a war with Britain that will last for some three months. Shirley Williams wins the Crosby by election for the Social Democratic Party.
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 GD
1 Liverpool 42 14 3 4 39 14 12 6 3 41 18 26 9 7 80 32 87 48
2 Ipswich Town 42 17 1 3 47 25 9 4 8 28 28 26 5 11 75 53 83 22
3 Manchester United 42 12 6 3 27 9 10 6 5 32 20 22 12 8 59 29 78 30
4 Tottenham Hotspur 42 12 4 5 41 26 8 7 6 26 22 20 11 11 67 48 71 19
5 Arsenal 42 13 5 3 27 15 7 6 8 21 22 20 11 11 48 37 71 11
6 Swansea City 42 13 3 5 34 16 8 3 10 24 35 21 6 15 58 51 69 7
7 Southampton 42 15 2 4 49 30 4 7 10 24 37 19 9 14 73 67 66 6
8 Everton 42 11 7 3 33 21 6 6 9 23 29 17 13 12 56 50 64 6
9 West Ham United 42 9 10 2 42 29 5 6 10 24 28 14 16 12 66 57 58 9
10 Manchester City 42 9 7 5 32 23 6 6 9 17 27 15 13 14 49 50 58 -1
11 Aston Villa 42 9 6 6 28 24 6 6 9 27 29 15 12 15 55 53 57 2
12 Nottingham Forest 42 7 7 7 19 20 8 5 8 23 28 15 12 15 42 48 57 -6
13 Brighton & Hove Albi... 42 8 7 6 30 24 5 6 10 13 28 13 13 16 43 52 52 -9
14 Coventry City 42 9 4 8 31 24 4 7 10 25 38 13 11 18 56 62 50 -6
15 Notts County 42 8 5 8 32 33 5 3 13 29 36 13 8 21 61 69 47 -8
16 Birmingham City 42 8 6 7 29 25 2 8 11 24 36 10 14 18 53 61 44 -8
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 6 6 9 24 25 5 5 11 22 32 11 11 20 46 57 44 -11
18 Stoke City 42 9 2 10 27 28 3 6 12 17 35 12 8 22 44 63 44 -19
19 Sunderland 42 6 5 10 19 27 5 6 10 19 32 11 11 20 38 59 44 -21
20 Leeds United 42 6 11 4 23 20 4 1 16 16 41 10 12 20 39 61 42 -22
21 Wolverhampton Wander... 42 8 5 8 19 20 2 5 14 13 43 10 10 22 32 63 40 -31
22 Middlesbrough 42 5 9 7 20 24 3 6 12 14 28 8 15 19 34 52 39 -18