SEASON: 1977-78

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English First Division (Tier 1)

Brian Clough

FA Cup:
Quarter Final (West Bromwich Albion (A) 0-2)

League Cup:
Quarter Final (Liverpool (N) 1-0)

Player Of The Year:
Kenny Burns
Top Goalscorer:
Peter Withe, Tony Woodcock (19 goals)

Competitive Games:

League Games:

League Points:

Points Percentage:

Competitive Goals:

Goals per game:

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored11 times15 times10 times7 times1 time
Conceded18 times6 times2 times
Won By10 times16 times4 times4 times1 time
Lost By2 times1 time1 time

Highest League Attendance:
47,218 (League - Liverpool)

Lowest League Attendance:
21,743 (League - Bristol City)

Average League Attendance:

Highest Cup Attendance:
40,097 (FA Cup - Queens Park Rangers)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
18,224 (League Cup - West Ham United)

Clean Sheets:

Red cards:

Yellow cards:


Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGD Pts Result
1Nottingham Forest422514369241560378108332164564European Cup First Round
2Liverpool42249965341542371195728233157European Cup First Round
3Everton422211976451443472287629233155UEFA Cup First Round
4Manchester City4220121074511443462168728302352UEFA Cup First Round
5Arsenal4221101160371452381275922252352UEFA Cup First Round
6West Bromwich Albion421814106253135335185972735950UEFA Cup First Round
7Coventry City4218121275621353482357927391348
8Aston Villa4218101457421146331876824241546
9Leeds United4218101463531245392166924321046
10Manchester United421610166763966322374103540442
11Birmingham City4216917556085832308492330-541
12Derby County4214131554591074372446111735-541
13Norwich City42111813526610832820110102446-1440
15Wolverhampton Wanderers421212185164786302754122137-1336
17Bristol City421113184953966372627121227-435
18Ipswich Town4211131847611056322418121537-1435Cup Winners Cup First Round
19Queens Park Rangers42915184764885272617132038-1733
20West Ham United42128225269867312842152141-1732Relegated
21Newcastle United426102642784611263724151641-3622Relegated
22Leicester City425122526704710163215151038-4422Relegated

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1Sat Aug 20, 1977EvertonA3-1Win38,0013Goodison Park
2Tue Aug 23, 1977Bristol CityH1-0Win21,7431
3Sat Aug 27, 1977Derby CountyH3-0Win28,8071
4Sat Sep 03, 1977ArsenalA0-3Loss40,8104Highbury
5Sat Sep 10, 1977Wolverhampton WanderersA3-2Win24,6623Molineux
6Sat Sep 17, 1977Aston VillaH2-0Win31,0163
7Sat Sep 24, 1977Leicester CityA3-0Win21,4472Filbert Street
8Sat Oct 01, 1977Norwich CityH1-1Draw23,7412
9Tue Oct 04, 1977Ipswich TownH4-0Win26,8451
10Sat Oct 08, 1977West Ham UnitedA0-0Draw26,1281Upton Park
11Sat Oct 15, 1977Manchester CityH2-1Win35,5721
12Sat Oct 22, 1977Queens Park RangersA2-0Win24,2481Loftus Road
13Sat Oct 29, 1977MiddlesbroughH4-0Win27,3731
14Sat Nov 05, 1977ChelseaA0-1Loss36,1161Stamford Bridge
15Sat Nov 12, 1977Manchester UnitedH2-1Win30,1831
16Sat Nov 19, 1977Leeds UnitedA0-1Loss42,9251Elland RoadLast loss before the 42-game unbeaten streak
17Sat Nov 26, 1977West Bromwich AlbionH0-0Draw31,9081First game in the 42-game unbeaten streak
18Sat Dec 03, 1977Birmingham CityA2-0Win29,9251St. Andrews
19Sat Dec 10, 1977Coventry CityH2-1Win29,8231
20Sat Dec 17, 1977Manchester UnitedA4-0Win54,3751Old Trafford
21Mon Dec 26, 1977LiverpoolH1-1Draw47,2181
22Wed Dec 28, 1977Newcastle UnitedA2-0Win54,3751St. James Park (Newcastle)
23Sat Dec 31, 1977Bristol CityA3-1Win31,9901Ashton Gate
24Mon Jan 02, 1978EvertonH1-1Draw44,0301
25Sat Jan 14, 1978Derby CountyA0-0Draw36,5001Baseball Ground
26Sat Jan 21, 1978ArsenalH2-0Win35,7431
27Sat Feb 04, 1978Wolverhampton WanderersH2-0Win28,8031
28Sat Feb 25, 1978Norwich CityA3-3Draw26,0041Carrow Road
29Sat Mar 04, 1978West Ham UnitedH2-0Win33,9241
30Tue Mar 14, 1978Leicester CityH1-0Win32,3551
31Sat Mar 25, 1978Newcastle UnitedH2-0Win35,5521
32Wed Mar 29, 1978MiddlesbroughA2-2Draw25,4451Ayresome Park
33Sat Apr 01, 1978ChelseaH3-1Win31,2621
34Wed Apr 05, 1978Aston VillaA1-0Win44,3151Villa Park
35Tue Apr 11, 1978Manchester CityA0-0Draw43,4281Maine Road
36Sat Apr 15, 1978Leeds UnitedH1-1Draw38,6621
37Tue Apr 18, 1978Queens Park RangersH1-0Win30,3391
38Sat Apr 22, 1978Coventry CityA0-0Draw36,8811Highfield Road
39Tue Apr 25, 1978Ipswich TownA2-0Win30,0621Portman Road
40Sat Apr 29, 1978Birmingham CityH0-0Draw37,6251
41Tue May 02, 1978West Bromwich AlbionA2-2Draw23,6121The Hawthorns
42Thu May 04, 1978LiverpoolA0-0Draw50,0211Anfield

FA Cup
Sat Jan 07, 1978Swindon Town3H4-1Win28,953
Tue Jan 31, 1978Manchester City4H2-1Win38,509
Sat Feb 18, 1978Queens Park Rangers5A1-1Draw26,803Loftus Road
Mon Feb 27, 1978Queens Park Rangers5Y1H1-1Draw40,097
Thu Mar 02, 1978Queens Park Rangers5Y2H3-1Win33,960
Sat Mar 11, 1978West Bromwich AlbionQuarterA0-2Loss36,506The Hawthorns

League Cup
Tue Aug 30, 1977West Ham United2H5-0Win18,224
Tue Oct 25, 1977Notts County3H4-0Win26,931
Tue Nov 29, 1977Aston Villa4H4-2Win29,333
Tue Jan 17, 1978BuryQuarterA3-0Win21,500Gigg Lane
Wed Feb 08, 1978Leeds UnitedSemi1A3-1Win43,222Elland Road
Wed Feb 22, 1978Leeds UnitedSemi2H4-2Win38,131Won 7-3 on aggregate
Sat Mar 18, 1978LiverpoolFinalN0-0Draw100,000WembleyPlayed at Wembley
Wed Mar 22, 1978LiverpoolFinalY1N1-0Win54,375Old TraffordPlayed at Old Trafford

County Cup
Mon Aug 15, 1977Notts CountyFinalH1-1Draw11,569

Pre-Season Friendly
Mon Aug 01, 1977St GallenSwitzerlandA3-2Win2,300Espenmoos Stadium
Wed Aug 03, 1977Wacker InnsbruckAustriaA2-1Win7,300Tivoli-Neu
Fri Aug 05, 1977SV PlattlingGermanyA5-1Win1,500Rennbahnstadion
Sat Aug 06, 1977NeuburgGermanyA5-1Win1,000VfR-Gelande
Tue Aug 09, 1977SW BregenzAustriaA3-1Win2,000Casino Stadium
Sat Aug 13, 1977Skegness TownEnglandA4-0Win2,500Burgh RoadCentenary match for Skegness

Tue Nov 22, 1977Maccabi Tel AvivIsraelA6-1Win19,000Bloomfield Stadium

Mon Sep 12, 1977Leicester CityEnglandH0-0Draw5,190Liam O'Kane Testimonial
Mon Oct 17, 1977Sheffield UnitedEnglandA6-1Win6,780Bramall LaneJohn Harris Testimonial
Mon Nov 14, 1977Hartlepool UnitedEnglandA2-2Draw4,000Victoria ParkAlan Goad Testimonial
Mon Apr 03, 1978Derby CountyEnglandA2-1Win9,070Baseball GroundHenry Newton Testimonial
Wed Apr 12, 1978Notts CountyEnglandA1-1Draw10,129Meadow LaneLes Bradd Testimonial
Mon May 01, 1978Derby CountyEnglandH2-1Win18,272Brian Clough & Peter Taylor Testimonial

Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKChris Woods761
GKPeter Shilton4324163
DLarry Lloyd34229311
MBrynn Gunn
MColin Barrett422514311
MColin Todd
MFrank Clark201352111
MJohn Middleton651
MKenny Burns55351644Player Of The Year
MLiam O'Kane
MSteve Elliott1
MTerry Curran
MViv Anderson503215341
FArchie Gemmill382015332
FDavid Needham2212914
FDuncan McKenzie
FGarry Birtles
FIan Bowyer40261041023
FJohn McGovern422612441
FJohn O'Hare1410412
FJohn Robertson563517418
FMartin O'Neill54341731312
FPeter Withe5433174193
FSean Haslegrave
FTony Woodcock5033134191


Competitive goals only
19Peter Withe54
19Tony Woodcock50
18John Robertson56
13Martin O'Neill54
10Ian Bowyer40
4David Needham22
4John McGovern42
4Kenny Burns55
4Viv Anderson50
3Archie Gemmill38
1Colin Barrett42
1Frank Clark20
1John O'Hare14
1Larry Lloyd34

Home and away victories for the season


Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Aston VillaSat Sep 17, 1977H2-0Wed Apr 05, 1978A1-0
Bristol CityTue Aug 23, 1977H1-0Sat Dec 31, 1977A3-1
Ipswich TownTue Oct 04, 1977H4-0Tue Apr 25, 1978A2-0
Leicester CitySat Sep 24, 1977A3-0Tue Mar 14, 1978H1-0
Manchester UnitedSat Nov 12, 1977H2-1Sat Dec 17, 1977A4-0
Newcastle UnitedWed Dec 28, 1977A2-0Sat Mar 25, 1978H2-0
Queens Park RangersSat Oct 22, 1977A2-0Tue Apr 18, 1978H1-0
Wolverhampton WanderersSat Sep 10, 1977A3-2Sat Feb 04, 1978H2-0