Pos Team Pld Pts GD Home   Away
  W D L F A   W D L F A
1 Aston Villa 28 56   10 4 1 41 17   7 1 5 26 15
2 Sheffield United 26 52   8 5 1 32 10   6 5 1 17 12
3 Sunderland 25 42   8 2 2 19 6   5 1 7 17 19
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 42   5 4 2 19 11   6 5 3 18 17
5 Nottingham Forest 25 40   10 2 0 32 9   1 5 7 13 25
6 Bury 25 38   10 2 2 26 13   1 3 7 11 20
7 Newcastle United 24 36   8 3 2 27 12   2 3 6 15 18
8 Stoke 25 35   7 3 2 18 11   3 2 8 10 23
9 Everton 26 35   8 0 4 20 13   2 5 7 13 28
10 Derby County 24 33   7 2 4 23 14   2 4 5 9 19
11 Burnley 27 32   9 2 3 26 14   0 3 10 5 28
12 Manchester City 25 31   7 3 3 26 13   1 4 7 12 22
13 Liverpool 26 29   6 4 3 26 18   2 1 10 12 23
14 Blackburn Rovers 24 29   8 1 3 27 18   1 1 10 11 33
15 West Bromwich Albion 25 29   5 4 3 14 11   3 1 9 15 32
16 Preston North End 25 28   6 3 3 19 14   2 1 10 8 22
17 Notts. County 26 28   4 4 5 24 19   3 3 7 14 35
18 Glossop North End 25 18   4 3 4 16 14   0 3 11 11 44