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SEASON: 1979-80

Prev Season: 1978-79
Next Season: 1980-81
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough

FA Cup:
5th Round (Liverpool (H) 0-2)

League Cup:
5th Round (Wolverhampton Wanderers (N) 0-1)


Player Of The Year:
Larry Lloyd
Top Goalscorer:
John Robertson (19 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
65


League Games:
42

League Points:
48

Points Percentage:
57.1


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
101

Goals per game:
1.6

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored20 times12 times7 times5 times3 times
Conceded28 times5 times4 times2 times
Won By12 times10 times6 times4 times1 time
Lost By11 times4 times3 times

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
32,266 (League - Derby County)

Lowest Home Attendance:
21,242 (League - Norwich City)

Average League Attendance:
26,330


Highest Cup Attendance:
33,277 (FA Cup - Liverpool)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
21,974 (European Cup - Osters Vaxjo)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
26

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
7



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
1Liverpool422510781301560468104735225160European Cup First Round
2Manchester United42241086535173143877722273058UEFA Cup First Round
3Ipswich Town422291168391443431385825262953UEFA Cup First Round
4Arsenal4218168523681032412106528241652
5Nottingham Forest4220814634316414411441319322048European Cup First Round
6Wolverhampton Wanderers421991458479662920103829271147UEFA Cup First Round
7Aston Villa421614125150115529225972228146
8Southampton4218915655314255324471012291245
9Middlesbrough4216121450441173311455111930644
10West Bromwich Albion421119125450984372321181727441
11Leeds United4213141546501074301737111633-440
12Norwich City4213141558661083383036122036-840
13Crystal Palace421216144150993261337111537-940
14Tottenham Hotspur4215101752621155302245122240-1040
15Coventry City421671956661227342445122242-1039
16Brighton and Hove Albion421115164757885252037112237-1037
17Manchester City421213174366885282545121541-2337
18Stoke City421310194458948272646111732-1436
19Everton42917164351777282521091526-835
20Bristol City42913203766669223037111536-2931Relegated
21Derby County42118234767948362924151138-2030Relegated
22Bolton Wanderers425152238735115192104171952-3525Relegated

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 18, 1979Ipswich TownA1-0Win27,3714Portman Road
2Wed Aug 22, 1979Stoke CityH1-0Win26,1473
3Sat Aug 25, 1979Coventry CityH4-1Win23,0252
4Sat Sep 01, 1979West Bromwich AlbionA5-1Win26,0261The Hawthorns
5Sat Sep 08, 1979Leeds UnitedH0-0Draw26,9141
6Sat Sep 15, 1979Norwich CityA1-3Loss18,6212Carrow Road
7Sat Sep 22, 1979Bristol CityA1-1Draw22,7591Ashton Gate
8Sat Sep 29, 1979LiverpoolH1-0Win28,2623
9Sat Oct 06, 1979Wolverhampton WanderersH3-2Win27,5692
10Wed Oct 10, 1979Stoke CityA1-1Draw28,5141Victoria Ground
11Sat Oct 13, 1979Manchester CityA0-1Loss41,6832Maine Road
12Sat Oct 20, 1979Bolton WanderersH5-2Win24,5641
13Sat Oct 27, 1979Tottenham HotspurA0-1Loss49,0382White Hart Lane
14Sat Nov 03, 1979Ipswich TownH2-0Win24,5932
15Sat Nov 10, 1979SouthamptonA1-4Loss22,0723The Dell
16Sat Nov 17, 1979Brighton and Hove AlbionH0-1Loss25,8374
17Sat Nov 24, 1979Derby CountyA1-4Loss27,7295Baseball Ground
18Sat Dec 01, 1979ArsenalH1-1Draw27,9255
19Sat Dec 08, 1979Crystal PalaceA0-1Loss34,7827Selhurst Park
20Sat Dec 22, 1979Manchester UnitedA0-3Loss54,60713Old Trafford
21Wed Dec 26, 1979Aston VillaH2-1Win30,97910
22Sat Dec 29, 1979Coventry CityA3-0Win27,7248Highfield Road
23Tue Jan 01, 1980EvertonA0-1Loss27,72410Goodison Park
24Sat Jan 12, 1980West Bromwich AlbionH3-1Win27,7249
25Sat Jan 19, 1980Leeds UnitedA2-1Win29,8166Elland Road
26Sat Feb 09, 1980Bristol CityH0-0Draw23,4216
27Sat Feb 16, 1980MiddlesbroughH2-2Draw23,8896
28Tue Feb 19, 1980LiverpoolA0-2Loss45,0936Anfield
29Sat Feb 23, 1980Manchester CityH4-0Win27,2556
30Sat Mar 01, 1980Bolton WanderersA0-1Loss16,1647Burnden Park
31Tue Mar 11, 1980Tottenham HotspurH4-0Win25,6336
32Sat Mar 22, 1980SouthamptonH2-0Win27,6256
33Sat Mar 29, 1980Brighton and Hove AlbionA0-1Loss25,1289Goldstone Ground
34Wed Apr 02, 1980Manchester UnitedH2-0Win31,4175
35Sat Apr 05, 1980Aston VillaA2-3Loss29,1567Villa Park
36Sat Apr 19, 1980Derby CountyH1-0Win32,2668
37Sat Apr 26, 1980MiddlesbroughA0-0Draw17,0217Ayresome Park
38Wed Apr 30, 1980Norwich CityH2-0Win21,2427
39Sat May 03, 1980Crystal PalaceH4-0Win24,5296
40Mon May 05, 1980ArsenalA0-0Draw34,6325Highbury
41Fri May 09, 1980EvertonH1-0Win22,1225
42Mon May 12, 1980Wolverhampton WanderersA1-3Loss21,7255Molineux


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 05, 1980Leeds United3A4-1Win-Elland Road
Sat Jan 26, 1980Liverpool4H0-2Loss33,277


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Aug 29, 1979Blackburn Rovers21A1-1Draw-Ewood Park
Wed Sep 05, 1979Blackburn Rovers22H6-1Win-Won 7-2 on aggregate
Tue Sep 25, 1979Middlesbrough3A3-1Win29,869Ayresome Park
Tue Oct 30, 1979Bristol City4A1-1Draw49,038Ashton Gate
Wed Nov 14, 1979Bristol City4Y1H3-0Win-
Tue Dec 04, 1979West Ham UnitedQuarterA0-0Draw35,856Upton Park
Wed Dec 12, 1979West Ham UnitedQuarterY1H3-0Win25,462
Tue Jan 22, 1980LiverpoolSemi1H1-0Win32,234
Tue Feb 12, 1980LiverpoolSemi2A1-1Draw50,880AnfieldWon 2-1 on aggregate
Sat Mar 15, 1980Wolverhampton WanderersFinalN0-1Loss96,527WembleyPlayed at Wembley


European Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Sep 19, 1979Osters VaxjoSweden11H2-0Win21,974
Wed Oct 03, 1979Osters VaxjoSweden12A1-1Draw14,772Myresjohus ArenaWon 3-1 on aggregate
Wed Oct 24, 1979Arges PitestiRomania21H2-0Win24,828
Wed Nov 07, 1979Arges PitestiRomania22A2-1Win22,000Stadionul Nicolae DobrinWon 4-1 on aggregate
Wed Mar 05, 1980Dynamo BerlinGermanyQuarter1H0-1Loss27,946
Wed Mar 19, 1980Dynamo BerlinGermanyQuarter2A3-1Win30,000Sportforum HohenschonhausenWon 3-2 on aggregate
Wed Apr 09, 1980AjaxNetherlandsSemi1H2-0Win31,000
Wed Apr 23, 1980AjaxNetherlandsSemi2A0-1Loss65,000De Meer StadionWon 2-1 on aggregate
Wed May 28, 1980Hamburg SVGermanyFinalN1-0Win50,000Bernabeu StadiumEuropean Cup Final


Super Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Jan 30, 1980BarcelonaSpainFinalH1-0Win23,807
Tue Feb 05, 1980BarcelonaSpainFinalA1-1Draw80,000Nou CampWon 2-1 on aggregate


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue May 06, 1980Notts CountyFinalA2-1Win-Meadow Lane


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Jul 30, 1979Holsterbro BKDenmarkA5-1Win-Holstebro Idraetspark
Wed Aug 01, 1979Bayern MunichGermanyA0-5Loss-Allianz Arena
Thu Aug 09, 1979BotafogoBrazilA2-1Win-Mane GarrinchaTrofeo Villa de Bilbao
Fri Aug 10, 1979Dynamo BucharestRomaniaA2-1Win-Stadionul DinamoTrofeo Villa de Bilbao
Tue Aug 14, 1979MontpelierFranceA1-1Draw-Stade de la Mosson


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Nov 27, 1979Cairo XIEgyptA3-1Win-
Tue Dec 18, 1979CologneGermanyA1-1Draw-Mungersdorfer Stadion
Tue Jan 08, 1980Gravesend & NorthfleetEnglandA6-1Win-Stonebridge Road
Fri Apr 11, 1980Emirates SCUAEA4-1Win-Emirates Club Stadium
Sun Apr 13, 1980Murrahaq SCBahrainA8-2Win-Al Muharraq Stadium
Sat May 10, 1980Stade BrestoisFranceA1-1Draw-Stade Francis-Le Ble


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Nov 12, 1979Plymouth ArgyleEnglandA2-1Win-Home ParkEllis Stuttard Testimonial
Wed Apr 16, 1980Lincoln CityEnglandA1-2Loss-Sincil BankBert Loxley Testimonial
Fri May 16, 1980Leicester CityEnglandH0-0Draw-John Robertson Testimonial



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKJimmy Montgomery1
GKPeter Shilton65331418
DLarry Lloyd6433141741Player Of The Year
MAsa Hartford331
MBrynn Gunn521221
MColin Barrett
MFrank Gray6433131843
MKenny Burns542513164321
MViv Anderson6333141641
FCharlie George4221
FDavid Needham158161121
FGarry Birtles643313181612
FGary Mills191072134
FIan Bowyer361781178
FJohn McGovern613113172
FJohn O'Hare147432111
FJohn Robertson6533141819
FMartin O'Neill47231014512
FStan Bowles23143623
FStuart Gray
FTony Woodcock2514651111
FTrevor Francis4421716172
C Smith (1980)


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
19John Robertson65
17Trevor Francis44
16Garry Birtles64
11Tony Woodcock25
7Ian Bowyer36
5Martin O'Neill47
4Frank Gray64
4Kenny Burns54
4Larry Lloyd64
4Viv Anderson63
2John McGovern61
2John O'Hare14
2Stan Bowles23
1Charlie George4
1David Needham15
1Gary Mills19



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1979-80

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Coventry CitySat Aug 25, 1979H4-1Sat Dec 29, 1979A3-0
Ipswich TownSat Aug 18, 1979A1-0Sat Nov 03, 1979H2-0
West Bromwich AlbionSat Sep 01, 1979A5-1Sat Jan 12, 1980H3-1