Pos Team Pld Pts GD Home   Away
  W D L F A   W D L F A
1 Aston Villa 31 65   11 4 1 42 17   9 1 5 30 16
2 Sheffield United 29 58   10 5 1 36 11   6 5 2 17 16
3 Sunderland 29 51   10 2 2 22 6   6 1 8 19 22
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 48   6 4 3 21 13   7 5 3 19 17
5 Nottingham Forest 27 43   11 2 1 36 12   1 5 7 13 25
6 Newcastle United 28 39   9 3 2 29 12   2 3 9 17 27
7 Bury 27 39   10 2 2 26 13   1 4 8 11 21
8 Stoke 29 39   8 4 3 21 14   3 2 9 10 27
9 Derby County 28 38   8 2 4 25 14   2 6 6 10 22
10 Everton 29 36   8 1 5 20 14   2 5 8 14 30
11 Liverpool 29 35   7 4 3 28 18   3 1 11 13 24
12 Manchester City 27 34   7 3 4 26 15   2 4 7 14 22
13 Blackburn Rovers 26 33   9 1 3 29 18   1 2 10 11 33
14 West Bromwich Albion 28 33   6 5 3 18 11   3 1 10 15 34
15 Burnley 29 32   9 2 4 27 16   0 3 11 5 30
16 Notts. County 29 32   4 5 5 24 19   4 3 8 17 36
17 Preston North End 27 31   7 3 3 23 15   2 1 11 8 23
18 Glossop North End 28 20   4 4 5 16 16   0 4 11 11 44