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SEASON: 1980-81

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Next Season: 1981-82
DIVISION:
English First Division (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Brian Clough

FA Cup:
Quarter Final (Ipswich Town (A) 0-1)

League Cup:
4th Round (Watford (A) 1-4)


Player Of The Year:
Kenny Burns
Top Goalscorer:
Ian Wallace (13 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
57


League Games:
42

League Points:
50

Points Percentage:
59.5


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
86

Goals per game:
1.5

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times10 times8 times2 times3 times
Conceded27 times11 times3 times1 time
Won By15 times3 times4 times3 times
Lost By10 times5 times2 times

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
33,930 (League - Aston Villa)

Lowest Home Attendance:
19,690 (League - Middlesbrough)

Average League Attendance:
24,419


Highest Cup Attendance:
34,110 (FA Cup - Manchester United)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
12,463 (Super Cup - Valencia)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
15

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
2



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
1Aston Villa422688724016324013105632273260European Cup First Round
2Ipswich Town422310977431542451486732293456UEFA Cup First Round
3Arsenal421915861451380361767825281653UEFA Cup First Round
4West Bromwich Albion4220121060421542401558820271852UEFA Cup First Round
5Liverpool4217178624213533815412524272051European Cup First Round
6Southampton42201012765615424722561029342050UEFA Cup First Round
7Nottingham Forest4219121162441533442049818241850
8Manchester United421518951369111301467821221548
9Leeds United421710153947105619197592028-844
10Tottenham Hotspur421415137068993443156102637243Cup Winners Cup First Round
11Stoke City42121812516089431234982037-942
12Manchester City4214111756591074352544132134-339
13Birmingham City4213121750611155322327121838-1138
14Middlesbrough421652153611443381621181545-837
15Everton421310195558867322554122333-336
16Coventry City421310194868966313044131738-2036
17Sunderland421472152531047321943142034-135
18Wolverhampton Wanderers421392043551128262027121735-1235
19Brighton and Hove Albion421472154671038302644132441-1335
20Norwich City42137224973975342540171548-2433Relegated
21Leicester City42136234067759202361142044-2732Relegated
22Crystal Palace42672947836411323703181546-3619Relegated

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 16, 1980Tottenham HotspurA0-2Loss43,39815White Hart Lane
2Wed Aug 20, 1980Birmingham CityH2-1Win26,56113
3Sat Aug 23, 1980EvertonA0-0Draw25,98111Goodison Park
4Sat Aug 30, 1980Stoke CityH5-0Win21,9155
5Sat Sep 06, 1980MiddlesbroughA0-0Draw17,1195Ayresome Park
6Sat Sep 13, 1980Manchester CityH3-2Win23,1844
7Sat Sep 20, 1980Leicester CityH5-0Win27,1452
8Sat Sep 27, 1980ArsenalA0-1Loss29,8015Highbury
9Sat Oct 04, 1980Manchester UnitedH1-2Loss29,8018
10Wed Oct 08, 1980SunderlandA2-2Draw30,5159Roker Park
11Sat Oct 11, 1980Brighton and Hove AlbionA1-0Win17,4206Goldstone Ground
12Sat Oct 18, 1980West Bromwich AlbionH2-1Win25,0965
13Wed Oct 22, 1980Leeds UnitedH2-1Win25,0334
14Sat Oct 25, 1980Norwich CityA1-1Draw17,8494Carrow Road
15Sat Nov 01, 1980SouthamptonH2-1Win24,6693
16Sat Nov 08, 1980LiverpoolA0-0Draw43,1433Anfield
17Tue Nov 11, 1980Birmingham CityA0-2Loss22,4334St. Andrews
18Sat Nov 15, 1980Tottenham HotspurH0-3Loss25,4007
19Sat Nov 22, 1980Ipswich TownH1-2Loss24,4238
20Sat Nov 29, 1980Coventry CityA1-1Draw15,1718Highfield Road
21Sat Dec 06, 1980Crystal PalaceH3-0Win20,2237
22Sat Dec 13, 1980Leeds UnitedA0-1Loss21,8828Elland Road
23Sat Dec 20, 1980SunderlandH3-1Win23,1516
24Fri Dec 26, 1980Wolverhampton WanderersA4-1Win31,5885Molineux
25Sat Dec 27, 1980Aston VillaH2-2Draw33,9305
26Sat Jan 10, 1981Ipswich TownA0-2Loss25,7017Portman Road
27Sat Jan 31, 1981EvertonH1-0Win25,6118
28Sat Feb 07, 1981Manchester CityA1-1Draw39,5248Maine Road
29Wed Feb 18, 1981Stoke CityA2-1Win17,3056Victoria Ground
30Sat Feb 21, 1981ArsenalH3-1Win25,3576
31Sat Feb 28, 1981Leicester CityA1-1Draw26,6085Filbert Street
32Tue Mar 03, 1981MiddlesbroughH1-0Win19,6904
33Sat Mar 14, 1981Brighton and Hove AlbionH4-1Win20,6883
34Wed Mar 18, 1981Manchester UnitedA1-1Draw38,2053Old Trafford
35Sat Mar 21, 1981West Bromwich AlbionA1-2Loss19,2695The Hawthorns
36Sat Mar 28, 1981Norwich CityH2-1Win22,3533
37Sat Apr 04, 1981SouthamptonA0-2Loss22,7126The Dell
38Sat Apr 11, 1981LiverpoolH0-0Draw27,3636
39Sat Apr 18, 1981Aston VillaA0-2Loss34,7078Villa Park
40Mon Apr 20, 1981Wolverhampton WanderersH1-0Win19,7116
41Sat Apr 25, 1981Crystal PalaceA3-1Win12,1384Selhurst Park
42Sat May 02, 1981Coventry CityH1-1Draw21,5115


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 03, 1981Bolton Wanderers3H3-3Draw-
Tue Jan 06, 1981Bolton Wanderers3Y1A1-0Win-Burnden Park
Sat Jan 24, 1981Manchester United4H1-0Win34,110
Sat Feb 14, 1981Bristol City5H2-1Win-
Sat Mar 07, 1981Ipswich TownQuarterH3-3Draw-
Tue Mar 10, 1981Ipswich TownQuarterY1A0-1Loss-Portman Road


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Aug 27, 1980Peterborough United21H3-0Win-
Wed Sep 03, 1980Peterborough United22A1-1Draw-London RoadWon 4-1 on aggregate
Tue Sep 23, 1980Bury3A7-0Win-Gigg Lane
Tue Oct 28, 1980Watford4A1-4Loss-Vicarage Road


European Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundLegH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Sep 17, 1980CSKA SofiaBulgaria12A0-1Loss70,000Balgarska Armia Stadium
Wed Oct 01, 1980CSKA SofiaBulgaria11H0-1Loss25,818Lost 2-0 on aggregate


Super Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Tue Nov 25, 1980ValenciaSpainFinalH2-1Win12,463
Wed Dec 17, 1980ValenciaSpainFinalA0-1Loss29,038Mestalla StadiumLost on away goals


Intercontinental Cup
DateOpponentCountryRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Feb 11, 1981Nacional MontevideoUruguayA0-1Loss70,000Tokyo


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon May 04, 1981Mansfield TownFinalH2-1Win-


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Jul 23, 1980Vancouver WhitecapsCanadaA1-1Draw-
Fri Jul 25, 1980Tampa Bay RowdiesUSAA0-0Draw-
Sun Jul 27, 1980Colombia XIUSAA0-5Loss-
Thu Jul 31, 1980Toronto BlizzardCanadaA3-1Win-Varsity Stadium
Tue Aug 05, 1980P Mulligan XIA3-2Win-
Fri Aug 08, 1980Alkmaar AZ67NetherlandsA1-2Loss-Alkmaarderhout
Sun Aug 10, 1980Bayern MunichGermanyA0-3Loss-Allianz Arena
Mon Aug 11, 1980Grasshoppers ZurichSwitzerlandA0-0Draw-Letzigrund


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Sep 08, 1980Notts CountyEnglandA3-2Win-Meadow Lane
Mon Oct 13, 1980Tampa Bay RowdiesUSAH7-1Win-
Wed Dec 10, 1980Grantham TownEnglandA6-1Win-London Road
Sun Jan 11, 1981Paris St GermainFranceA0-2Loss11,000Parc des Princes
Thu Jan 15, 1981Torquay UnitedEnglandA--Plainmoor
Wed Feb 04, 1981Red Star BelgradeYugoslaviaH1-3Loss-
Tue Apr 07, 1981Kettering TownEnglandA5-2Win-Rockingham Road
Tue Apr 14, 1981Cardiff CityWalesA2-1Win-Ninian Park
Sun May 10, 1981Real MadridSpainA0-2Loss-Bernabeu Stadium
Tue May 19, 1981Real MallorcaSpainA5-1Win-Lluis Sitjar Stadium


Testimonial
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Thu May 07, 1981Notts CountyEnglandH3-1Win-Jimmy Gordon Testimonial



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKLee Smelt11
GKPeter Shilton54251415
GKSteve Sutton211
DLarry Lloyd27116101
DStephen Kendal
MBrynn Gunn3315108
MChris Fairclough
MEiner Aas62221
MFrank Gray54241515411
MKenny Burns4218111351Player Of The Year (2nd time)
MRaimondo Ponte3214810747
MViv Anderson4421111222
MWillie Young
FCalvin Plummer
FColin Walsh211155521
FDavid Needham239591
FGarry Birtles146358
FGary Mills331599734
FIan Bowyer2811710522
FIan Wallace49221314131
FJohn McGovern36151011
FJohn O'Hare11
FJohn Robertson52221515911
FJurgen Roeber
FMark Proctor
FMartin O'Neill3316611313
FPeter Ward20758214
FSteve Hodge
FStuart Gray1876511
FTrevor Francis261277112
C Smith (1980)
Nigel Thrower
Steve Sutton (1980)


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
13Ian Wallace49
11Trevor Francis26
9John Robertson52
8Garry Birtles14
7Gary Mills33
7Raimondo Ponte32
5Colin Walsh21
5Ian Bowyer28
5Kenny Burns42
4Frank Gray54
3Martin O'Neill33
2Peter Ward20
2Viv Anderson44
1Einer Aas6
1Stuart Gray18



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1980-81

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Brighton and Hove AlbionSat Oct 11, 1980A1-0Sat Mar 14, 1981H4-1
Crystal PalaceSat Dec 06, 1980H3-0Sat Apr 25, 1981A3-1
Stoke CitySat Aug 30, 1980H5-0Wed Feb 18, 1981A2-1
Wolverhampton WanderersFri Dec 26, 1980A4-1Mon Apr 20, 1981H1-0