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SEASON: 1968-69

Prev Season: 1967-68
Next Season: 1969-70
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Johnny Carey, Matt Gillies

FA Cup:
3rd Round (Preston North End (A) 0-3)

League Cup:
2nd Round (West Bromwich Albion (H) 2-3)


Top Goalscorer:
Ian Storey-Moore (18 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
45


League Games:
42

League Points:
33

Points Percentage:
39.3


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
48

Goals per game:
1.1

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored21 times5 times4 times1 time
Conceded12 times12 times8 times1 time
Won By7 times1 time2 times
Lost By12 times8 times1 time

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
41,892 (League - Manchester United)

Lowest League Attendance:
17,651 (League - Newcastle United)

Average League Attendance:
25,532

Highest Cup Attendance:
-

Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

MISC
Clean Sheets:
12

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

DIVISION ONEHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
1Leeds United422713266261830419910225172.53867European Cup
2Liverpool422511663241641361097527142.62561Inter Cities Fairs Cup
3Everton4221156773614524310710434262.13957
4Arsenal4222128562712633112106525152.07456Inter Cities Fairs Cup
5Chelsea4220101273531173402493933291.37750
6Tottenham Hotspur4214171161511083392249822291.19645
7Southampton42161313574813534121381016271.18845Inter Cities Fairs Cup
8West Ham United42131811665010834722310819281.32044
9Newcastle United42151413615512724020371121351.10944Inter Cities Fairs Cup
10West Bromwich Albion4216111564671173432654122141.95543
11Manchester United42151215575313533818271219351.07542
12Ipswich Town421511165960104732265792734.98341
13Manchester City42151017645513624920241515351.16440Cup Winners Cup
14Burnley421591855821164362543141957.67139
15Sheffield Wednesday421016164154795272637111428.75936
16Wolverhampton Wanderers4210151741587104262235131536.70735
17Sunderland4211121943671065281816141549.64234
18Nottingham Forest421013194557669172247102835.78933
19Stoke City42915184063975242408131639.63533
20Coventry City421011214664867322225141442.71931
21Leicester City42912213968885272414161244.57430Relegated
22Queens Park Rangers424102839954710203303181962.41118Relegated
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 10, 1968BurnleyH2-2Draw-9
2Wed Aug 14, 1968ChelseaA1-1Draw36,5158Stamford Bridge
3Sat Aug 17, 1968West Ham UnitedA0-1Loss31,11416Upton Park
4Tue Aug 20, 1968Sheffield WednesdayH0-0Draw-13
Sat Aug 24, 1968Leeds UnitedH1-1Aba-13Abandoned due to fire in Main Stand
5Wed Aug 28, 1968Newcastle UnitedA1-1Draw34,61316St. James Park (Newcastle)
6Sat Aug 31, 1968EvertonA1-2Loss45,95120Goodison Park
7Sat Sep 07, 1968West Bromwich AlbionA5-2Win-14The Hawthorns
8Sat Sep 14, 1968Coventry CityH0-0Draw27,26013Meadow LanePlayed at Meadow Lane
9Sat Sep 21, 1968Tottenham HotspurA1-2Loss37,38618White Hart Lane
10Sat Oct 05, 1968Stoke CityH3-3Draw-18Meadow LanePlayed at Meadow Lane
11Tue Oct 08, 1968Newcastle UnitedH2-4Loss17,65119Meadow LanePlayed at Meadow Lane
12Sat Oct 12, 1968SunderlandA1-3Loss-21Roker Park
13Sat Oct 19, 1968Ipswich TownH1-2Loss-22Meadow LanePlayed at Meadow Lane
14Sat Oct 26, 1968Manchester CityA3-3Draw-19Maine Road
15Sat Nov 02, 1968Wolverhampton WanderersH0-0Draw-19Meadow LanePlayed at Meadow Lane
16Sat Nov 09, 1968Leicester CityA2-2Draw-20Filbert Street
17Sat Nov 16, 1968ArsenalH0-2Loss24,55020
18Sat Nov 23, 1968Queens Park RangersA1-2Loss18,85721Loftus Road
19Sat Nov 30, 1968LiverpoolH0-1Loss25,17521
20Sat Dec 07, 1968SouthamptonA1-1Draw17,95721The Dell
21Sat Dec 14, 1968SunderlandH1-0Win-20
22Sat Dec 21, 1968Ipswich TownA3-2Win-19Portman Road
23Thu Dec 26, 1968Stoke CityA1-3Loss-19Victoria GroundJohnny Carey's last game as manager
24Sat Jan 11, 1969Wolverhampton WanderersA0-1Loss-20Molineux
25Sat Jan 18, 1969Leicester CityH0-0Draw-20
26Sat Feb 01, 1969ArsenalA1-1Draw35,58520Highbury
27Sat Feb 15, 1969LiverpoolA2-0Win42,35919Anfield
28Tue Feb 25, 1969Leeds UnitedH0-2Loss-19
29Sat Mar 01, 1969BurnleyA1-3Loss-19Turf Moor
30Tue Mar 04, 1969Queens Park RangersH1-0Win21,03519
31Sat Mar 08, 1969West Ham UnitedH0-1Loss24,30319
32Tue Mar 11, 1969SouthamptonH1-0Win19,03118
33Sat Mar 22, 1969West Bromwich AlbionH3-0Win-19
34Mon Mar 24, 1969Manchester CityH1-0Win-17
35Mon Mar 31, 1969Manchester UnitedH0-1Loss41,89217
36Sat Apr 05, 1969Manchester UnitedA1-3Loss51,95219Old Trafford
37Mon Apr 07, 1969Sheffield WednesdayA1-0Win-18Hillsborough
38Tue Apr 08, 1969ChelseaH1-2Loss30,41318
39Sat Apr 12, 1969Tottenham HotspurH0-2Loss22,92018
40Sat Apr 19, 1969Coventry CityA1-1Draw37,77219Highfield Road
41Fri Apr 25, 1969EvertonH1-0Win26,62918
42Wed Apr 30, 1969Leeds UnitedA0-1Loss-18Elland Road


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 04, 1969Preston North End3A0-3Loss-DeepdaleMatt Gillies's first game as manager


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Sep 03, 1968West Bromwich Albion2H2-3Loss-Meadow LanePlayed at Meadow Lane


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed May 07, 1969Notts CountyH2-1Win-


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Thu Aug 01, 1968Werder BremenGermanyA1-0Win-
Sun Aug 04, 1968SV AlsenbornGermanyA3-1Win-


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 25, 1969Norwich CityEnglandA1-1Draw-


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Oct 01, 1968Bristol XIEnglandA6-2Win-Alfie Biggs testimonial



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKAlan Hill10415
GKBrian Sherratt11
GKBrian Williamson9134
GKGordon Marshall7223
GKPeter Grummitt18378
DBill Brindley211
DBob McKinlay345111711
DLeonard Harris11
DTerry Hennessey41911202
MHenry Newton451013212
MLiam O'Kane111
MWilliam Taylor114
FBarry Lyons441012219
FColin Hall194410214
FDave Hilley1955849
FIan Storey-Moore2931213181
FJim Baxter25761211
FJoe Baker307101341
FJohn Barnwell26591114
FJohn Winfield45101321
FPaul Richardson1332816
FPeter Hindley3871317
FRonnie Rees11561
FSammy Chapman28981132


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
18Ian Storey-Moore29
9Barry Lyons44
4Dave Hilley19
4Joe Baker30
3Sammy Chapman28
2Colin Hall19
2Henry Newton45
2Terry Hennessey41
1Jim Baxter25
1John Barnwell26
1Paul Richardson13
1Ronnie Rees11



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1968-69

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
West Bromwich AlbionSat Sep 07, 1968A5-2Sat Mar 22, 1969H3-0