FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1888-89


Champions: Preston North End

   

 

Saturday 8 September 1888Bolton Wanderers3-6Derby County
Pikes Lane, BoltonDavenport (2), Brogan Plackett (2), Bakewell (2), Cooper (2)3,000
Everton2-1Accrington
Anfield, LiverpoolFleming (2) Holden8,000
Preston North End5-2Burnley
Deepdale, PrestonDewhurst (2), Ross (2), Gordon Gallocher, Poland5,000
Stoke0-2West Bromwich Albion
Victoria Ground, Stoke Wilson, Woodhall4,500
Wolverhampton Wanderers1-1Aston Villa
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonCox (og) Green2,500

Football League Table - Saturday 8 September 1888

PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.West Bromwich Albion1100202
2.Preston North End11005222.50
3.Derby County11006322.00
4.Everton11002122.00
5.Wolverhampton Wanderers10101111.00
6.Aston Villa10101111.00
7.Bolton Wanderers10013600.50
8.Accrington10011200.50
9.Burnley10012500.40
10.Stoke10010200.00
11.Notts County00000000
12.Blackburn Rovers00000000
 Saturday 15 September 1888Aston Villa5-1Stoke
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamDixon,Green, Hunter, Brown, Allen Staton4,000
Blackburn Rovers5-5Accrington
Leamington Road, BlackburnJ. Southworth, Townley (2), Beresford, Fecitt Kirkham (2), J. Southworth (og), Chippendale, Holden4,000
Bolton Wanderers3-4Burnley
Pikes Lane, BoltonCoupar, Brogan, Davenport Poland, Tait (3)4,000
Derby County1-2West Bromwich Albion
Racecourse Ground, DerbyH.Plackett Pearson, Bassett3,000
Everton2-1Notts County
Anfield, LiverpoolRoss, Chadwick Moore7,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers0-4Preston North End
Dudley Road, Wolverhampton A.L. Goodall, Gordon, Ross, J.Goodall5,000
Football League - Saturday 15 September 1888

P

WDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.↑ 1Preston North End22009244.50
2.↓ 1West Bromwich Albion22004144.00
3.↑ 1Everton22004242.00
4.↑ 2Aston Villa21106233.00
5.↓ 2Derby County21017521.40
6.↑ 3Burnley21016820.75
7.↑ 5Blackburn Rovers10105511.00
8.Accrington20116710.8571
9.↓ 4Wolverhampton Wanderers20111510.20
10.↓ 3Bolton Wanderers200261000.60
11.Notts County10011200.50
12.↓ 2Stoke20021700.1429
Saturday 22 September 1888Aston Villa2-1Everton
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamHodgetts (2) Watson4,000
Blackburn Rovers6-2West Bromwich Albion
Leamington Road, BlackburnJ. Southworth, Walton (2), Fecitt (2), Townley Bayliss, Pearson8,000
Derby County1-1Accrington
Racecourse Ground, DerbyHiggins Brand3,000
Preston North End3-1Bolton Wanderers
Deepdale, PrestonDrummond, Gordon (2) Weir5,000
Stoke3-0Notts County
Victoria Ground, StokeTunnicliffe (2), McSkimming 3,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers4-1Burnley
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonHunter, Knight, White (2) Brady4,000
Football League - Saturday 22 September 1888
PWDLFAPts

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End330012364.00
2.↑ 2Aston Villa32108352.6667
3.Everton32015441.250
4.↓ 2West Bromwich Albion32016740.8571
5.↑ 2Blackburn Rovers211011731.5714
6.↓ 1Derby County31118631.3333
7.↑ 2Wolverhampton Wanderers31115630.8333
8.Accrington30217820.8750
9.↓ 3Burnley310271220.5833
10.↑ 2Stoke31024720.5714
11.↓ 1Bolton Wanderers300371300.5385
12.↓ 1Notts County20021500.20
Saturday 29 September 1888Aston Villa9-1Notts County
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamHodgetts, Allen (3), Green (3), Hunter (2) Coulton (og)4,000
Bolton Wanderers6-2Everton
Pikes Lane, BoltonMilne (2), Harrison (2), Davenport (2) Watson, Lewis5,000
Derby County2-3Preston North End
Racecourse Ground, DerbyH. Plackett, Wright Ross (2), Robertson6,000
Stoke2-4Accrington
Victoria Ground, StokeMcSkimming, Staton Holden, Brand (2), Barbour3,000
West Bromwich Albion4-3Burnley
Stoney Lane, West BromwichHendry, Bassett, Shaw, W. Perry Tait, Gallocher (2)2,100
Wolverhampton Wanderers2-2Blackburn Rovers
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonWykes, Cooper Southworth (2)5,000
Football League - Saturday 29 September 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End440015583.00
2.Aston Villa431017474.250
3.↑ 1West Bromwich Albion4301101061.00
4.↑ 1Blackburn Rovers312013941.4444
5.↑ 3Accrington4121111041.10
6.↑ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers41217840.8750
7.↓ 4Everton420271040.70
8.↓ 2Derby County411210931.1111
9.↑ 2Bolton Wanderers4103131520.8667
10.↓ 1Burnley4103101620.6250
11.↓ 1Stoke410361120.5455
12.Notts County300321400.1429
Saturday 6 October 1888Accrington4-4Wolverhampton Wanderers
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonBarbour (2), Brand, Holden Knight, Wood, Stevenson (og), Fletcher4,000
Burnley4-1Bolton Wanderers
Turf Moor, BurnleyBrady, Poland (2), Tait Roberts4,000
Everton2-0Aston Villa
Anfield, LiverpoolFarmer, Waugh 10,000
Notts County3-3Blackburn Rovers
Trent Bridge, NottinghamJardine, Daft, Moore Fecitt, Townley, Walton4,000
Preston North End7-0Stoke
Deepdale, PrestonRoss (4), Whittle, Goodall, Dewhurst 3,000
West Bromwich Albion5-0Derby County
Stoney Lane, West BromwichPearson (3), Bassett, W. Perry 5,500
Football League - Saturday 6 October 1888
PWDLFAPts

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End5500225104.40
2.↑ 1West Bromwich Albion5401151081.50
3.↓ 1Aston Villa531117672.8333
4.↑ 3Everton530291060.90
5.↓ 1Blackburn Rovers4130161251.3333
6.↓ 1Accrington5131151451.0714
7.↓ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers5131111250.9167
8.↑ 2Burnley5203141740.8235
9.↓ 1Derby County5113101430.7143
10.↓ 1Bolton Wanderers5104141920.7368
11.Stoke510461820.3333
12.Notts County401351710.2941
Saturday 13 October 1888Accrington6-2Derby County
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonBrand (3), Kirkham (2), Barbour L. Plackett, Higgins3,000
Burnley4-1Bolton Wanderers
Turf Moor, BurnleyBrady, Poland (2), Tait Roberts4,000
Everton2-0Aston Villa
Anfield, LiverpoolFarmer, Waugh 10,000
Notts County3-3Blackburn Rovers
Trent Bridge, NottinghamJardine, Daft, Moore Fecitt, Townley, Walton4,000
Preston North End7-0Stoke
Deepdale, PrestonRoss (4), Whittle, Goodall, Dewhurst 3,000
West Bromwich Albion5-0Derby County
Stone Lane, West BromwichPearson (3), Bassett, W. Perry 5,500
Football League - Saturday 13 October 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End6600255105.00
2.↑ 1Aston Villa641123793.2857
3.↓ 1West Bromwich Abion6402151381.1538
4.↑ 2Accrington6231211671.3125
5.↑ 2Wolverhampton Wanderers6231151271.250
6.↓ 2Everton6303101360.7692
7.↓ 2Blackburn Rovers5131171850.9444
8.↑ 2Bolton Wanderers6204162040.80
9.↓ 1Burnley6204142140.6667
10.↓ 1Derby County6114122030.60
11.↑ 1Notts County511381830.4444
12.↓ 1Stoke610572020.350
Saturday 20 October 1888Accrington0-0Preston North End
Thorneyholme Road, Accrington 6,000
Blackburn Rovers2-2Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leamington Road, Blackburnnot known, Haresnape Brodie, Wood3,500
Bolton Wanderers2-3Aston Villa
Pikes Lane, BoltonBarbour, Weir Allen, Hodgetts, Hunter8,000
Derby County2-4Everton
Racecourse Ground, DerbyBakewell, Chatterton Costley (2), McKinnon, Chadwick2,000
Stoke4-3Burnley
Victoria Ground, StokeLawton, Tunicliffe (2), Sloane not known (2), Poland3,000
West Bromwich Albion4-2Notts County
Stoney Lane, West BromwichWoodhall, Wilson, Pearson (2) Allin (2)2,000
Football League - Saturday 20 October 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End7610255135.00
2.Aston Villa7511269112.8889
3.West Bromwich Albion75021915101.2667
4.Accrington7241211681.3125
5.Wolverhampton Wanderers7241171481.2143
6.Everton7403141580.9333
7.Blackburn Rovers6141192060.950
8.Bolton Wanderers7205182340.7826
9.Burnley7205172540.680
10.↑ 2Stoke7205112340.4783
11.↓ 1Derby County7115142430.5833
12.↓ 1Notts County6114102230.4545
Saturday 27 October 1888Aston Villa4-3Accrington
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamBrown (2), Hodgetts, Allen Kirkham, Brand, Barbour600
Blackburn Rovers5-2Stoke
Leamington Road, BlackburnFecitt, J. Southworth, Townley, Walton (2) McSkimming (2)3,000
Everton6-2Derby County
Anfield, LiverpoolMcKinnon (4), Watson, Ross L. Plackett, Needham5,000
Notts County6-1Burnley
Trent Bridge, NottinghamDaft, Jardine (5) Yates4,000
Preston North End5-2Wolverhampton Wanderers
Deepdale, PrestonGoodall (3), Ross, Gordon Brodie, Wykes5,000
Football League - Saturday 27 October 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End8710307154.2587
2.Aston Villa86113012132.50
3.West Bromwich Albion75021915101.2667
4.↑ 2Everton85032017101.1765
5.↓ 1Accrington8242242081.20
6.↑ 1Blackburn Rovers7241242281.0909
7.↓ 2Wolverhampton Wanderers8242191981.00
8.↑ 4Notts County7214162350.6957
9.↓ 1Bolton Wanderers7205182340.7826
10.↓ 1Burnley8206183140.5806
11.↓ 1Stoke8206132840.4643
12.↓ 1Derby County8116163030.5333
Saturday 3 November 1888Burnley1-7Blackburn Rovers
Turf Moor, BurnleyMcKay Forrest, J. Southworth (3), Beresford, Fecitt (2)3,000
Everton2-1Bolton Wanderers
Anfield, LiverpoolRoss, Brown Barbour8,000
Notts County0-7Preston North End
Trent Bridge, Nottingham Ross, Gordon (3), Goodall (3)7,000
Stoke1-1Aston Villa
Victoria Ground, StokeShutt Allen4,000
West Bromwich Albion2-2Accrington
Stoney Lane, West BromwichWilson, Bassett Barbour (2)1,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers4-1Derby County
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonWood (3), Brodie Lees6,000
Football League - Saturday 3 November 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End9810377175.2587
2.Aston Villa96213113142.3846
3.↑ 1Everton96032218121.2222
4.↓ 1West Bromwich Albion85122117111.2353
5.↑ 1Blackburn Rovers83413123101.3478
6.↑ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers93422320101.150
7.↓ 2Accrington9252262291.1818
8.Notts County8215163050.5333
9.↑ 2Stoke9216142950.4828
10.↓ 1Bolton Wanderers8206192540.760
11.↓ 1Burnley9207193840.50
12.Derby County9117173430.50
Monday 5 November 1888West Bromwich Albion1-5Bolton Wanderers
Stoney Lane, West BromwichBassett Brogan, Barbour (2), Milne, Weir4,000
Football League - Monday 5 November 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End9810377175.2857
2.Aston Villa96213113142.3846
3.Everton96032218121.2222
4.West Bromwich Albion95132222111.00
5.Blackburn Rovers83413123101.3478
6.Wolverhampton Wanderers93422320101.150
7.Accrington9252262291.1818
8.↑ 2Bolton Wanderers9306242760.9231
9.↓ 1Notts County8215163050.5333
10.↓ 1Stoke9216142950.4828
11.Burnley9207193840.50
12.Derby County9117173430.50
Saturday 10 November 1888Blackburn Rovers3-0Everton
Leamington Road, Blackburnnot known, Almond, Walton 6,000
Burnley2-0West Bromwich Albion
Turf Moor, BurnleyMcKay, not known 5,000
Notts County3-3Accrington
Trent Bridge, NottinghamDaft, C. Shelton, Jardine Barbour (2), Lofthouse8,000
Preston North End1-1Aston Villa
Deepdale, PrestonJ. Goodall Green10,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers3-2Bolton Wanderers
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonKnight, Cooper, Brodie Brogan, McGuinness2,000
Football League - Saturday 10 November 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End10820388184.750
2.Aston Villa106313214152.2857
3.↑ 2Blackburn Rovers94413223121.4783
4.↑ 2Wolverhampton Wanderers104422622121.1818
5.↓ 2Everton106042221121.0476
6.↓ 2West Bromwich Albion105142224110.9167
7.Accrington102622925101.160
8.Bolton Wanderers10307262960.8966
9.Notts County9225193360.5758
10.↑ 1Burnley10307213860.5526
11.↓ 1Stoke9216142950.4828
12.Derby County9117173430.50
Monday 12 November 1888Stoke0-3Preston North End
Victoria Ground, Stoke Thomson, Robertson, Ross4,500
Football League - Monday 12 November 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End11920418205.1250
2.Aston Villa106313214152.2857
3.Blackburn Rovers94413423121.4783
4.Wolverhampton Wanderers104422622121.1818
5.Everton106042221121.0476
6.West Bromwich Albion105142224110.9167
7.Accrington102622925101.160
8.Bolton Wanderers10307262960.8966
9.Notts County9225193360.5758
10Burnley10307213860.5526
11.Stoke10217143250.4375
12.Derby County9117143430.50
Saturday 17 November 1888Blackburn Rovers5-1Aston Villa
Leamington Road, BlackburnJ. Southworth (3), Fecitt (2) Allen9,500
Bolton Wanderers1-2West Bromwich Albion
Pikes Lane, BoltonBullough Pearson, Hendry3.500
Burnley2-2Everton
Turf Moor, BurnleyGallocher, McKay Watson, Chadwick3,000
Preston North End2-0Accrington
Deepdale, PrestonGordon, Dewhurst 7,000
Stoke0-1Wolverhampton Wanderers
Victoria Ground, Stoke Brodie2,500
Football League - Saturday 17 November 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End121020438225.3750
2.Aston Villa116323319151.7368
3.Blackburn Rovers105413924141.6250
4.Wolverhampton Wanderers115422722141.2273
5.Everton116142423131.0435
6.West Bromwich Albion116142425130.960
7.Accrington112632927101.0741
8.↑ 2Burnley11317234070.5750
9.↓ 1Bolton Wanderers11308273160.8710
10.↓ 1Notts County9225193360.5758
11.Stoke11218143350.4242
12.Derby County9117173430.50
Saturday 24 November 1888Accrington2-1West Bromwich Albion
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonBarbour, Kirkham W. Perry2,000
Aston Villa2-1Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamGoodall (2) Brodie6,000
Bolton Wanderers2-5Preston North End
Pikes Lane, BoltonBrogan, Weir Goodall, Robertson, Ross (2), Dewhurst10,000
Derby County0-2Blackburn Rovers
Racecourse Ground, Derby Southworth, Fecitt3,000
Everton 3-2Burnley
Anfield, LiverpoolChadwick, Costley, Coyne McKay, Brady6,000
Notts County0-3Stoke
Trent Bridge, Nottingham Milarvie (2), McSkimming2,000
Football League - Saturday 24 November 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End1311204810244.80
2.Aston Villa127323520171.750
3.Blackburn Rovers116414124161.7083
4.↑ 1Everton127142725151.080
5.↓ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers125432824141.1667
6.West Bromwich Albion126152527130.9259
7.Accrington123633128121.1071
8.Burnley12318254370.5814
9.↑ 2Stoke12318173370.5152
10.↓ 1Bolton Wanderers12309293660.8056
11.↓ 1Notts County10226193660.5278
12.Derby County10118173660.4722
Saturday 1 December 1888Accrington5-1Burnley
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonKirkham, Barbour (2), Brand (2) Horne (og)3,000
Everton1-4West Bromwich Albion
Anfield, LiverpoolE.W. Chadwick Bassett (2), W. Perry, Hendry5,000
Stoke2-1Blackburn Rovers
Victoria Ground, StokeEdge, McSkimming Beresford5,000
Football League - Saturday 1 December 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg

1.Preston North End1311204810244.80
2.Aston Villa127323529171.750
3.Blackburn Rovers126424226161.6154
4.↑ 2West Bromwich Albion137152928151.0357
5.↓ 1Everton137152829150.9655
6.↑ 1Accrington134633629141.2414
7.↓ 2Wolverhampton Wanderers125432824141.1667
8.↑ 1Stoke13418193490.5588
9.↓ 1Burnley13319264870.5417
10.Bolton Wanderers12309293660.8056
11.Notts County1022619366

0.5278

12.Derby County10118173630.4722
Saturday 8 December 1888Blackburn Rovers4-4Bolton Wanderers
Leamington Road, BlackburnTownley (2), Stothert, Beresford Scowcroft, Milne, Brogan (2)4,000
Burnley2-1Stoke
Turf Moor, BurnleyBrady, Yates Edge3,000
Notts County2-4Aston Villa
Trent Bridge, NottinghamJardine, Weightman Goodall (2), A. Brown, Green2,000
Preston North End5-0Derby County
Deepdale, PrestonGoodall (2), Inglis, Dewhurst (2) 4,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers4-0Accrington
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonCooper (2), Brodie, Wykes 3,000
Football League - Saturday 8 December 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End1412205310265.30
2.Aston Villa138323922191.7727
3.Blackburn Rovers136524630171.5333
4.↑ 3Wolverhampton Wanderers136433224161.3333
5.↓ 1West Bromwich Albion137152928151.0357
6.↓ 1Everton137152829150.9655
7.↓ 1Accrington144643633141.0909
8.Burnley14419284990.5714
9.Stoke14419203690.5556
10.Bolton Wanderers13319334070.8250
11.Notts County11227214060.5250
12.Derby County11119174130.4146
Saturday 15 December 1888Accrington1-1Aston Villa
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonKirkham Brown2,000
Blackburn Rovers5-2Notts County
Leamington Road, BlackburnJ. Southworth, not known (4) G.H. Brown, Hodder4,000
Burnley2-2Preston North End
Turf Moor, BurnleyBrady, McKay Thomson, Ross10,000
Stoke0-0Everton
Victoria Ground, Stoke 1,500
Wolverhampton Wanderers2-1West Bromwich Albion
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonBrodie, Hunter Pearson3,000
Football League - Saturday 15 December 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End1512305512274.5833
2.Aston Villa148424023201.7391
3.Blackburn Rovers147525132191.5938
4.Wolverhampton Wanderers147433425181.360
5.↑ 1Everton147252829160.9655
6.↑ 1Accrington154743734151.0882
7.↓ 2West Bromwich Albion147163030151.00
8.↑ 1Burnley154293051100.5882
9.↓ 1Stoke154292036100.5556
10.↓ 1Bolton Wanderers13319334070.8250
11.Notts County12228234560.5111
12.Derby County1111917430.4146
Saturday 22 December 1888Aston Villa4-2Burnley
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamAllen, Hunter, Goodall, Green A. Brady, McKay2,000
Bolton Wanderers4-1Accrington
Pikes Lane, BoltonWeir (3), Owen Bullough (og)5,000
Derby County3-2Notts County
Racecourse Ground, DerbyBakewell, Higgins, not known Daft, Hodder2,500
Preston North End3-0Everton
Deepdale, PrestonGoodall (2), Dewhurst 8,000
West Bromwich Albion2-1Blackburn Rovers
Stoney Lane, West BromwichPearson, Bassett Fecitt1,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers4-1Stoke
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonWood (2), Brodie, Wykes Sloane3,000
Football League - Saturday 22 December 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End1613305812294.8333
2.Aston Villa159424425221.760
3.↑ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers158433826201.4615
4.↓ 1Blackburn Rovers157535234191.5294
5.↑ 2West Bromwich Albion158163231171.0323
6.↓ 1Everton157262832160.8750
7.↓ 1Accrington164753838151.00
8.Burnley1642103255100.5818
9.Stoke1642102140100.5250
10.Bolton Wanderers14419374190.9024
11.Notts County13229254860.5208
12.Derby County12219204350.4651
Wednesday 26 December 1888Derby County2-3Bolton Wanderers
Racecourse Ground, DerbyHiggins (2) Davenport, Milne, Brogan3,500
West Bromwich Albion0-5Preston North End
Stoney Lane, West Bromwich  Ross (2), Gordon, Goodall (2)5,150
Football League - Wednesday 26 December 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End1714306312315.250
2.Aston Villa159424425221.760
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers158433826201.4615
4.Blackburn Rovers157535234191.5294
5.West Bromwich Albion168173236170.8889
6.Everton157262832160.8750
7.Accrington164753838151.00
8.↑ 2Bolton Wanderers155194043110.9302
9.↓ 1Burnley1642103255100.5818
10.↓ 1Stoke1642102140100.5250
11.Notts County13229254860.5208
12.Derby County132110224650.4783
Saturday 29 December 1888Accrington3-1Everton
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonLofthouse, Howarth, Brand Watson3,000
Aston Villa4-2Derby County
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamAllen, Green (2), Goodall Spilsbury, Bakewell4,000
Bolton Wanderers2-1Wolverhampton Wanderers
Pikes Lane, Boltonog, Weir Cooper5,500
Burnley1-0Notts County
Turf Moor, BurnleyAbrams 2,000
Preston North End1-0Blackburn Rovers
Deepdale, PrestonGoodall 8,000
West Bromwich Albion2-0Stoke
Stoney Lane, West BromwichWilson, Bassett 4,896
Football League - Saturday 29 December 1888
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End1815306412335.3333
2.Aston Villa1610424827241.7778
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers168443928201.3929
4.Blackburn Rovers167545235191.4857
5.West Bromwich Albion169173436190.9444
6.↑ 1Accrington175754139171.0513
7.↓ 1Everton167272936160.8286
8.Bolton Wanderers166194244130.9545
9.Burnley1752103355120.600
10.Stoke1742112142100.500
11.Notts County142210254960.5102
12.Derby County142111245050.4800
Saturday 5 January 1889Burnley4-0Aston Villa
Turf Moor, BurnleyYates (2), A. Brady, Gallocher 6,000
Preston North End4-1Notts County
Deepdale, PrestonGoodall (2), Edwards (2) Daft4,000
West Bromwich Albion1-3Wolverhampton Wanderers
Stoney Lane, West BromwichWoodhall Hunter, Cooper, Brodie4,000

Football League - Saturday 5 January 1889

Preston North End crowned as champions

PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End1916306813355.2308
2.Aston Villa1710433831241.5484
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers179434229221.4483
4.Blackburn Rovers167545235191.4857
5.West Bromwich Albion189183539190.8974
6.Accrington175754139171.0513
7.Everton167272935160.8286
8.↑ 1Burnley1862103755140.6727
9.↓ 1Bolton Wanderers166194244130.9545
10.Stoke1742112142100.500
11.Notts County152211265360.4906
12.Derby County142111245050.480
Saturday 12 January 1889Aston Villa6-2Bolton Wanderers
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamHunter, Hodgetts, Green (2), Brown , Allen Barbour (2)2,000
Blackburn Rovers2-2Preston North End
Leamington Road, BlackburnWalton, Fecitt Dewhurst, Thomson10,000
Burnley2-2Accrington
Turf Moor, BurnleyA. Brady, Yates Kirkham, Wilkinson6,000
Derby County3-0Wolverhampton Wanderers
Racecourse Ground, DerbyL. Cooper, Higgins, Plackett 2,000
Everton2-1Stoke
Anfield, LiverpoolDavies, Milward Milarvie6,000
Notts County2-1West Bromwich Albion
Trent Bridge, NottinghamCursham, Hodder Bassett2,000
Football League - Saturday 12 January 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2016407015364.6667
2.Aston Villa1811435433261.6364
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers189454232221.3125
4.Blackburn Rovers177645437201.4595
5.West Bromwich Albion199193641190.8780
6.Accrington185854341181.0488
7.Everton178273136180.8611
8.Burnley1963103957150.6842
9.Bolton Wanderers1761104450130.880
10.Stoke1842122244100.500
11.Notts County163211285480.5185
12.Derby County153111275070.540
Saturday 19 January 1889Accrington 0-2Blackburn Rovers
Thorneyholme Road, Accrington McLellan (og), J. Southworth4,000
Aston Villa2-0West Bromwich Albion
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, BirminghamAllen, Hodgetts 10,000
Burnley1-0Derby County
Turf Moor, BurnleyMcKay 3,000
Everton0-2Preston North End
Anfield, Liverpool J. Ross, Goodall15,000
Notts County3-0Wolverhampton Wanderers
Trent Bridge, NottinghamMay (2), Cursham 3,000
Stoke2-2Bolton Wanderers
Victoria Ground, StokeMilarvie (2) Owen, Brogan6,000
Football League - Saturday 19 January 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2117407215384.800
2.Aston Villa1912435633281.6970
3.↑ 1Blackburn Rovers188645637221.5135
4.↓ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers199464235221.200
5.West Bromwich Albion2091103643190.8372
6.Accrington195864343181.00
7.Everton188283138180.8158
8.Burnley2073104057170.7018
9.Bolton Wanderers1862104652140.8846
10.Stoke1943122446110.5217
11.Notts County1742113154100.5741
12.Derby County163112275170.5294
Saturday 26 January 1889Accrington1-2Notts County
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonKirkham Daft, McLellan (og)5,000
Bolton Wanderers3-2Blackburn Rovers
Pikes Lane, BoltonWeir (2), Owen J. Southworth, Walton6,000
Derby County2-1Stoke
Racecourse Ground, DerbyCooper, Plackett Edge2,500
West Browmich Albion3-3Aston Villa
Stoney Lane, West BromwichBassett, Pearson (2) T.W. Green, Allen (2)8,515
Wolverhampton Wanderers5-0Everton
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonWood (2), Brodie, Knight, Lowder 3,500‚Äč
Football League - Saturday 26 January 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2117407215384.800
2.Aston Villa2012535936291.6389
3.↑ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers2010464735241.3429
4.↓ 1Blackburn Rovers198655840221.4500
5.West Bromwich Albion2192103946200.8478
6.Accrington205874445180.9778
7.Everton198293143180.7209
8.Burnley2073103957170.6842
9.Bolton Wanderers1972104954160.9074
10.↑ 1Notts County1852113355120.600
11.↓ 1Stoke2043132548110.5208
12.Derby County174112295290.5577
Monday 4 February 1889Blackburn Rovers4-2Burnley
Leamington Road, BlackburnJ. Southworth (2), Townley, Walton Gallocher, A, Brady2,000
Football League - Monday 4 February 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2117407215384.800
2.Aston Villa2012535936291.6389
3.↑ 1Blackburn Rovers209656242241.4762
4.↓ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers2010464735241.3429
5.West Bromwich Albion2192103946200.8478
6.Accrington205874445180.9778
7.Everton198293143180.7209
8.Burnley2173114261170.6885
9.Bolton Wanderers1972104954160.9074
10.Notts County1852113355120.600
11.Stoke2043132548110.5208
12.Derby County174112295290.5577
Saturday 9 February 1889Aston Villa0-2Preston North End
Wellington Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham Dewhurst (2)10,000
Everton1-2Wolverhampton Wanderers
Anfield, LiverpoolE.W. Chadwick Wood, Knight6,000
Football League - Saturday 9 February 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2112545938291.5526
3.↑ 1Wolverhampton Wanderers2111464936261.3611
4.↓ 1Blackburn Rovers209656242241.4762
5.West Browmich Albion2192103946200.8478
6.Accrington205874445180.9778
7.Everton2082103245180.7111
8.Burnley2173114261170.6885
9.Bolton Wanderers1972104954160.9074
10.Notts County1852113355120.600
11.Stoke2043132548110.5208
12.Derby County174112295290.5577
Saturday 23 February 1889West Bromwich Albion1-0Everton
Stoney Lane, West BromwichBayliss 8,000
Wolverhampton Wanderers2-1Notts County
Dudley Road, WolverhamptonKnight, Wood Jackson4,000
Football League - Saturday 23 Febraury 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2112545938291.5526
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers209656242241.4762
5.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
6.Accrington205874445180.9778
7.Everton2182113246180.6957
8.Burnley2173114261170.6885
9.Bolton Wanderers1972104954160.9074
10.Notts County1952123457120.5965
11.Stoke2043132548110.5208
12.Derby County174112295290.5577
Saturday 2 March 1889Derby County1-0Burnley
Racecourse Ground, DerbyCooper 3,000
Football League - Saturday 2 March 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2112545938291.5526
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers209656242241.4762
5.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
6.Accrington205874445180.9778
7.Everton2182113246180.6957
8.Burnley2273124262170.6774
9.Bolton Wanderers1972104954160.9074
10.Notts County1952123457120.5965
11.↑ 1Derby County1851123052110.5769
12.↓ 1Stoke2043132548110.5208
Tuesday 5 March 1889Notts County0-4Bolton Wanderers
Castle Cricket Ground, Nottingham Barbour, Brogan (2), Davenport3,000
Football League - Wednesday 5 March 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2112545938291.5526
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers209656242241.4762
5.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
6.↑ 3Bolton Wanderers2082105354180.9815
7.↓ 1Accrington205874445180.9778
8.↓ 1Everton2182113246180.6956
9.↓ 1Burnley2273124262170.6774
10.Notts County2052133461120.5574
11.Derby County1851123052110.5769
12.Stoke2043132548110.5208
Saturday 9 March 1889Bolton Wanderers7-3Notts County
Pikes Lane, BoltonDavenport (3), Turner, Brogan, Barbour (2) Jackson, not known, May3,000
Derby County5-2Aston Villa
Racecourse Ground, DerbyHiggins (4), Cooper Allen (2)3,000
Football League - Saturday 9 March 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2212556143291.4186
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers209656242241.4762
5.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
6.Bolton Wanderers2192106057201.0526
7.Accrington205874445180.9778
8.Everton2182113246180.6957
9.Burnley2273124262170.6774
10.↑ 1Derby County1961123554130.6481
11.↓ 1Notts County2152143768120.5441
12Stoke2043132548110.5208
Saturday 16 March 1889Notts County3-5Derby County
Castle Cricket Ground, NottinghamJacskson, Daft, Bailey Cooper (2), Higgins, Leeds, Bakewell5,000
Football League - Saturday 16 March 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2212556143291.4186
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers209656242241.4762
5.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
6.Bolton Wanderers2192106057201.0526
7.Accrington205874445180.9778
8.Everton2182113246180.6957
9.Burnley2273124262170.6774
10.Derby County2071124057150.7018
11.Notts County2252154073120.5479
12.Stoke2043132548110.5208
Saturday 23 March 1889Accrington2-3Bolton Wanderers
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonKirkham (2) Brogan, Roberts, Davenport3,000
Football League - Saturday 23 March 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2212556143291.4186
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers209656242241.4762
5.↑ 1Bolton Wanderers22102106359221.0678
6.↓ 1West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
7.Accrington215884648180.9583
8.Everton2182113246180.6957
9.Burnley2273124262170.6774
10.Derby County2071124057150.7018
11.Notts County2252154073120.5479
12.Stoke2043132548110.5208
Saturday 30 March 1889Everton3-1Blackburn Rovers
Anfield, LiverpoolWaugh, Davies, Milward Whittaker7,000
Football League - Saturday 30 March 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2212556143291.4186
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers219666345241.40
5.Bolton Wanderers22102106359221.0678
6.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
7.↑ 1Everton2292113547200.7447
8.↓ 1Accrington215884648180.9583
9.Burnley2273124262170.6774
10.Derby County2071124057150.7018
11.Notts County2252154073120.5479
12.Stoke2043132548110.5208
Saturday 6 April 1889Stoke1-1Derby County
Victoria Ground, StokeSayer L. Plackett4,000
Football League - Saturday 6 April 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2212556143291.4186
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers219666345241.40
5.Bolton Wanderers22102106359221.0678
6.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
7.Everton2292113547200.7447
8.Accrington215884648180.9583
9.Burnley2273124262170.6774
10.Derby County2172124158160.7069
11.Notts County2252154073120.5479
12.Stoke2144132649120.5306
Monday 15 April 1889Blackburn Rovers3-0Derby County
Leamington Road, BlackburnMitchell (2), Haresnape 4,000
Football League - Monday 15 April 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2212556143291.4186
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers2210666645261.4667
5.Bolton Wanderers22102106359221.0678
6.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
7.Everton2292113547200.7447
8.Accrington215884648180.9583
9.Burnley2273124262170.6774
10.Derby County2272134161160.6721
11.Notts County2252154073120.5479
12.Stoke2144132649120.5306
Saturday 20 April 1889Accrinton2-0Stoke
Thorneyholme Road, AccringtonBarbour, Gallocher 2,000
Football League - Saturday April 1889
PWDLFAPts.

Goal

avg.

1.Preston North End2218407415404.9333
2.Aston Villa2212556143291.4186
3.Wolverhampton Wanderers2212465137281.3784
4.Blackburn Rovers2210666645261.4667
5.Bolton Wanderers22102106359221.0678
6.West Bromwich Albion22102104046220.8696
7.↑ 1Accrington226884848201.00
8.↓ 1Everton2292113547200.7447
9.Burnley2273124262170.6774
10.Derby County2272134161160.6721
11.Notts County2252154073120.5479
12.Stoke2244142651120.5098
Re-election
All teams re-elected
Stoke (10 teams), Burnley (9 votes), Derby County (8 votes), Notts County (7 votes)
Clubs not elected:
Mitchell St George's (5 votes), The Wednesday (4 votes), Bootle (2 votes), Sunderland (2 votes), Newton Heath (1 vote), Grimsby Town (0 votes), South Shore (0 votes), Sunderland Albion (0 votes), Walsall Town Swifts (0 votes)
Records for the season
Top goalscorer21, John Goodall, Preston North End
Largest attendance15,000, Everton versus Preston North End, 19 January 1889
Highest home score9, Aston Villa versus Notts County, 29 September 1888
Highest away score

7, Blackburn Rovers versus Burnley, 3 November 1888

7, Preston North End versus Notts County, 3 November 1888

Highest home margin8, Aston Villa versus Notts County, 9 September 1888
Highest away margin7, Preston North End versus Notts County, 3 November 1888
Highest aggregate

10, Blackburn Rovers versus Accrington, 15 September 1888

10, Aston Villa versus Notts County, 29 September 1888

Highest scoring draw5, Blackburn Rovers versus Accrington, 15 September 1888
Longest sequence of wins6, Preston North End, 8 September 1888 to 13 October 1888
Longest sequence of draws2, Accrington, 15 to 22 September 1888
Longest sequence of losses8, Derby County, 29 September 1888 to 8 December 1888
Longest sequence of clean sheets3, Preston North End, 6 to 20 September 1888 and 22 to 29 December 1888
Longest sequence failing to score

2, Everton, 15 to 22 December 1888 and 19 to 26 January 1889

2, Stoke, 12 to 17 November 1888

2, Wolverhampton Wanderers, 12 to 19 January 1889

Longest sequence without a win10, Derby County, 15 September to 8 December 1888
Longest sequence without a draw17, Derby County, 29 September 1888 to 6 April 1889
Longest sequence without losing22, Preston North End, 8 September 1888 to 9 February 1889
Home records for the season
Longest sequence of wins10, Aston Villa, 15 September 1888 to 19 January 1889
Longest sequence of draws3, Stoke, 15 December 1888 to 6 April 1889
Longest sequence of losses

3, Accrington, 19 January to 23 March 1889

3, Bolton Wanderers, 20 October to 23 March 1889

3, Derby County, 29 September to 24 November 1888

Longest sequence of clean sheets

4, Preston North End, 17 November to 29 December 1888

Longest sequence of failing to score

2, Stoke, 12 to 17 November 1888

Longest sequence without a win

5, Derby County, 15 September to 24 November 1888

Longest sequence without a draw

12, Aston Villa, 15 September 1888 to 9 February 1889

12, Bolton Wanderers, 8 September 1888 to 9 March 1889

12, Everton, 8 September 1888 to 30 March 1889

Longest sequence without losing

11, Blackburn Rovers, 15 September 1888 to 15 April 1889

11, Preston North End, 8 September 1888 to 9 February 1889

Longest sequence without clean sheet

11, Bolton Wanderers, 8 September 1888 to 8 March 1889

Longest sequence without failing to score

11, Blackburn Rovers, 15 September 1888 to 15 April 1889

11, Bolton Wanderers, 8 September 1888 to 9 March 1889

Away records for the season
Longest sequence of wins3, Preston North End, 3 to 24 November 1888
Longest sequence of draws2, Accrington, 15 to 22 September 1888 and 3 to 10 November 1888
Longest sequence of losses9, Burnley, 22 September 1888 to 2 March 1889
Longest sequence of clean sheets3, Preston North End, 20 October to 12 November 1888
Longest sequence failing to score

2, Accrington, 17 November to 8 December 1888

2, Everton, 15 to 22 December 1888 and 26 January to 23 February 1889

2, West Bromwich Albion, 13 October to 10 November 1888

2, Wolverhampton Wanderers, 12 to 19 January 1889

Longest sequence without a win

9, Burnley, 23 September 1888 to 2 March 1889

Longest sequence without a draw

11, Stoke, 15 September 1888 to 20 April 1889

11, West Bromwich Albion, 8 September 1888 to 19 January 1889

Longest sequence without losing

11, Preston North End, 15 September 1888 to 9 February 1889

Longest sequence without a clean sheet

11, Accrington, 8 September 1888 to 12 January 1889

11, Aston Villa, 8 September 1888 to 9 March 1889

11, Burnley, 8 September 1888 to 2 March 1889

11, Derby County, 8 September 1888 to 15 April 1889

11, Notts County, 15 September 1888 to 9 March 1889

Longest sequence without failing to score

11, Bolton Wanderers, 22 September 1888 to 23 March 1889

11, Burnley, 8 September 1888 to 2 March 1889