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SEASON: 1978-79

Prev Season: 1977-78
Next Season: 1979-80
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough

FA Cup:
5th Round (Arsenal (H) 0-1)

League Cup:
5th Round (Southampton (N) 3-2)


Player Of The Year:
Garry Birtles
Top Goalscorer:
Garry Birtles (26 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
63


League Games:
42

League Points:
60

Points Percentage:
71.4


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
111

Goals per game:
1.8

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times11 times13 times3 times4 times
Conceded28 times6 times1 time
Won By15 times14 times2 times2 times3 times
Lost By3 times1 time

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
41,898 (League - Liverpool)

Lowest Home Attendance:
20,388 (League - Southampton)

Average League Attendance:
30,406


Highest Cup Attendance:
40,804 (European Cup - Cologne)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
29,550 (FA Cup - Aston Villa)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
28

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
8



END OF SEASON TABLE

DIVISION ONEHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGD Pts Result
1Liverpool42308485161920514116434126968European Cup First Round
2Nottingham Forest42211836126111003410108327163560European Cup First Round
3West Bromwich Albion4224117723513533815116434203759UEFA Cup First Round
4Everton4217178524012723217510620231251UEFA Cup First Round
5Leeds United42181410705211464125710429271850UEFA Cup First Round
6Ipswich Town422091363491146342195729281449UEFA Cup First Round
7Arsenal4217141161481182371866924301348Cup Winners Cup First Round
8Aston Villa421516115949894372677722231046
9Manchester United42151512606397529256873138-345
10Coventry City421416125868117341293991739-1044
11Tottenham Hotspur42131514486178619256782936-1341
12Middlesbrough4215101757501056332155112429740
13Bristol City4215101747511164341944131332-440
14Southampton4212161447539102352036121233-640
15Manchester City42131316585695734284892428239
16Norwich City427231251577104291901382238-637
17Bolton Wanderers4212111954751056362826131847-2135
18Wolverhampton Wanderers421382144681047262634141842-2434
19Derby County421011214471858252526131946-2731
20Queens Park Rangers42613234573498243324152140-2825Relegated
21Birmingham City42610263764597242511191339-2722Relegated
22Chelsea425102744923513234225142150-4820Relegated

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 19, 1978Tottenham HotspurH1-1Draw41,2239
2Tue Aug 22, 1978Coventry CityA0-0Draw28,62210Highfield Road
3Sat Aug 26, 1978Queens Park RangersA0-0Draw17,9719Loftus Road
4Sat Sep 02, 1978West Bromwich AlbionH0-0Draw-10
5Sat Sep 09, 1978ArsenalH2-1Win28,1246
6Sat Sep 16, 1978Manchester UnitedA1-1Draw53,0398Old Trafford
7Sat Sep 23, 1978MiddlesbroughH2-2Draw26,2878
8Sat Sep 30, 1978Aston VillaA2-1Win36,7355Villa Park
9Sat Oct 07, 1978Wolverhampton WanderersH3-1Win-4New record for unbeaten League games (35)
10Sat Oct 14, 1978Bristol CityA3-1Win-3Ashton Gate
11Sat Oct 21, 1978Ipswich TownH1-0Win-3
12Sat Oct 28, 1978SouthamptonA0-0Draw38,0693The Dell
13Sat Nov 04, 1978EvertonH0-0Draw35,5154
14Sat Nov 11, 1978Tottenham HotspurA3-1Win50,5414White Hart Lane
15Sat Nov 18, 1978Queens Park RangersH0-0Draw28,0324
16Sat Nov 25, 1978Bolton WanderersA1-0Win-4Burnden ParkFinal game in the 42-game unbeaten streak
17Sat Dec 09, 1978LiverpoolA0-2Loss51,4695AnfieldFirst loss in 42 league games
18Sat Dec 16, 1978Birmingham CityH1-0Win-5
19Sat Dec 23, 1978Manchester CityA0-0Draw-5Maine Road
20Tue Dec 26, 1978Derby CountyH1-1Draw34,2565
21Sat Jan 13, 1979ArsenalA1-2Loss52,1586Highbury
22Sat Feb 03, 1979MiddlesbroughA3-1Win21,3306Ayresome Park
23Sat Feb 24, 1979Bristol CityH2-0Win-6
24Sat Mar 03, 1979Ipswich TownA1-1Draw-6Portman Road
25Sat Mar 10, 1979EvertonA1-1Draw37,7456Goodison Park
26Wed Mar 14, 1979Norwich CityH2-1Win-6
27Sat Mar 24, 1979Coventry CityH3-0Win24,5146
28Wed Mar 28, 1979ChelseaH6-0Win24,5144
29Sat Mar 31, 1979Bolton WanderersH1-1Draw-4
30Wed Apr 04, 1979Aston VillaH4-0Win27,0564
31Sat Apr 07, 1979ChelseaA3-1Win29,2133Stamford Bridge
32Sat Apr 14, 1979Derby CountyA2-1Win30,1563Baseball Ground
33Mon Apr 16, 1979Leeds UnitedH0-0Draw-4
34Wed Apr 18, 1979Manchester UnitedH1-1Draw33,0743
35Sat Apr 21, 1979Birmingham CityA2-0Win-2St. Andrews
36Sat Apr 28, 1979LiverpoolH0-0Draw41,8983
37Mon Apr 30, 1979Wolverhampton WanderersA0-1Loss-3Molineux
38Wed May 02, 1979SouthamptonH1-0Win20,3883
39Sat May 05, 1979Norwich CityA1-1Draw-3Carrow Road
40Wed May 09, 1979Manchester CityH3-1Win-3
41Tue May 15, 1979Leeds UnitedA2-1Win-3Elland Road
42Fri May 18, 1979West Bromwich AlbionA1-0Win-2The Hawthorns


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Jan 10, 1979Aston Villa3H2-0Win29,550
Sat Jan 27, 1979York City4H3-1Win-
Mon Feb 26, 1979Arsenal5H0-1Loss35,906


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Aug 29, 1978Oldham Athletic2A0-0Draw-Boundary Park
Wed Sep 06, 1978Oldham Athletic2Y1H4-2Win-
Wed Oct 04, 1978Oxford United3A5-0Win-Manor Ground
Tue Nov 07, 1978Everton4A3-2Win48,503Goodison Park
Wed Dec 13, 1978Brighton and Hove AlbionQuarterH3-1Win-
Wed Jan 17, 1979WatfordSemi1H3-1Win-
Wed Jan 31, 1979WatfordSemi2A0-0Draw-Vicarage RoadWon 3-1 on aggregate
Sat Mar 17, 1979SouthamptonFinalN3-2Win96,952WembleyPlayed at Wembley


European Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Sep 13, 1978LiverpoolEngland11H2-0Win38,316
Wed Sep 27, 1978LiverpoolEngland12A0-0Draw51,679AnfieldWon 2-0 on aggregate
Wed Oct 18, 1978AEK AthensGreece21A2-1Win35,000Olympic Stadium
Wed Nov 01, 1978AEK AthensGreece22H5-1Win38,069Won 7-2 on aggregate
Wed Mar 07, 1979Grasshoppers ZurichSwitzerlandQuarter1H4-1Win31,949
Wed Mar 21, 1979Grasshoppers ZurichSwitzerlandQuarter2A1-1Draw17,800LetzigrundWon 5-2 on aggregate
Wed Apr 11, 1979CologneGermanySemi1H3-3Draw40,804
Wed Apr 25, 1979CologneGermanySemi2A1-0Win62,000Mungersdorfer StadionWon 4-3 on aggregate
Wed May 30, 1979Malmo FFSwedenFinalN1-0Win65,000Olympic Stadium


Charity Shield
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Aug 12, 1978Ipswich TownFinalN5-0Win68,000Wembley


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Sep 19, 1978Mansfield TownFinalH4-1Win-
Wed May 23, 1979Mansfield TownFinalH3-1Win-


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Jul 25, 1978Red Star BelgradeYugoslaviaA2-3Loss33,000Red Star Stadium
Thu Jul 27, 1978Dynamo ZagrebYugoslaviaA1-1Draw35,000Stadion Maksimir
Sun Jul 30, 1978NK OsijekCroatiaA1-1Draw15,000Stadion Gradski
Wed Aug 02, 1978AEK AthensGreeceA1-1Draw30,000Nikos Goumas Stadium
Mon Aug 14, 1978Celta VigoSpainA1-1Draw13,000Balaidos
Wed Aug 16, 1978FC PortoPortugalA0-1Loss25,000Balaidos


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Dec 05, 1978Dynamo ZagrebYugoslaviaA2-1Win-Stadion Maksimir


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Sep 04, 1978Mansfield TownEnglandA6-1Win7,051Field MillSandy Pate Testimonial
Mon Feb 19, 1979Exeter CityEnglandA5-1Win9,479St. James Park (Exeter)Nick Jennings Testimonial
Wed Feb 21, 1979West Bromwich AlbionEnglandA0-0Draw3,500Marriots StadiumTrevor Stokes Testimonial
Fri May 11, 1979SouthamptonEnglandA4-1Win14,693The DellLawrie McMenemy Testimonial



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKChris Woods1
GKPeter Shilton6336234
DLarry Lloyd5634184411
MBrynn Gunn11
MColin Barrett1871121
MFrank Clark32218321
MKenny Burns3721151121
MStephen Burke
MSteve Elliott6141
MViv Anderson593421443
FArchie Gemmill41221632121
FDavid Needham3821143541
FGarry Birtles5332174261Garry Birtles
FGary Mills651112
FIan Bowyer4327142631
FJohn McGovern553021441
FJohn O'Hare1595141
FJohn Robertson633623416
FMartin O'Neill422317215131
FPeter Withe2111
FTony Woodcock5733213152
FTrevor Francis21137171


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
26Garry Birtles53
16John Robertson63
15Martin O'Neill42
15Tony Woodcock57
7Trevor Francis21
6Ian Bowyer43
5David Needham38
4John McGovern55
4Larry Lloyd56
4Viv Anderson59
2Archie Gemmill41
2Colin Barrett18
1Gary Mills6
1Kenny Burns37
1Peter Withe2



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1978-79

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Aston VillaSat Sep 30, 1978A2-1Wed Apr 04, 1979H4-0
Birmingham CitySat Dec 16, 1978H1-0Sat Apr 21, 1979A2-0
Bristol CitySat Oct 14, 1978A3-1Sat Feb 24, 1979H2-0
ChelseaWed Mar 28, 1979H6-0Sat Apr 07, 1979A3-1