since 1878

First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1980-81 Division 1

Final League Position 2nd FA Cup Semi-Finalists - UEFA Cup Winners

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19800726Sat 26/7 Cambridge United A 0-1 L   Willhire Cup 2,333 Robson
19800729Tue 29/7 COLCHESTER UNITED H 4-1 W   Willhire Cup 3,248 Unknown4 Robson
19800801Fri 1/8 NEC Nijmegen A 0-0 D   Friendly 2,500 Robson
19800803Sun 3/8 Willem II A 1-1 D   Friendly 2,500 Unknown Robson
19800806Wed 6/8 Excelsior A 3-1 W   Friendly 3,500 Unknown3 Robson
19800808Fri 8/8 PSV Eindhoven A 2-0 W   Friendly 12,000 Unknown2 Robson
19800810Sun 10/8 PEC Zwolle A 5-3 W   Friendly 4,500 Unknown5 Robson
19800812Tue 12/8 NORWICH CITY H 2-2 D   Willhire Cup 6,070 OCallaghan, Mariner Robson
19800816Sat 16/8 Leicester City A 1-0 W     21,640 Wark Robson
19800819Tue 19/8 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION H 2-0 W     21,568 Wark, Gates Robson
19800823Sat 23/8 Stoke City A 2-2 D     10,722 Brazil, Gates Robson
19800826Tue 26/8 Middlesbrough A 1-3 L   League Cup 2nd Round, 1st Leg 14,459 Wark Robson
19800830Sat 30/8 EVERTON H 4-0 W     20,879 Butcher, Wark, Mariner, Brazil Robson
19800902Tue 2/9 MIDDLESBROUGH H 3-0 W   League Cup 2nd Round, 2nd Leg 14,780 Osman, Mariner2 Robson
19800906Sat 6/9 ASTON VILLA H 1-0 W     23,192 Thijssen Robson
19800913Sat 13/9 Crystal Palace A 2-1 W     24,282 Wark, Gates Robson
19800917Wed 17/9 ARIS SALONIKA H 5-1 W   UEFA Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg 20,842 Wark4, Mariner Robson
19800920Sat 20/9 COVENTRY CITY H 2-0 W     20,507 Wark2 Robson
19800923Tue 23/9 NORWICH CITY H 1-1 D   League Cup 3rd Round 26,462 Osman Robson
19800927Sat 27/9 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-0 W     18,507 Mariner, Brazil Robson
19801001Wed 1/10 Aris Salonika A 1-3 L   UEFA Cup 1st Round, 2nd Leg 23,306 Gates Robson
19801004Sat 4/10 LEEDS UNITED H 1-1 D     24,087 Wark Robson
19801008Wed 8/10 Norwich City A 3-1 W   League Cup 3rd Round, Replay 24,523 Mariner2, Muhren Robson
19801011Sat 11/10 Liverpool A 1-1 D     48,084 Thijssen Robson
19801018Sat 18/10 MANCHESTER UNITED H 1-1 D     28,451 Mariner Robson
19801022Wed 22/10 BOHEMIANS PRAGUE H 3-0 W   UEFA Cup 2nd Round, 1st Leg 17,163 Wark2, Beattie Robson
19801025Sat 25/10 Sunderland A 2-0 W     32,368 Muhren, Brazil Robson
19801028Tue 28/10 Birmingham City A 1-2 L   League Cup 4th Round 18,968 Wark Robson
19801101Sat 1/11 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H 0-0 D     23,043 Robson
19801105Wed 5/11 Bohemians Prague A 0-2 L   UEFA Cup 2nd Round, 2nd Leg 16,000 Robson
19801108Sat 8/11 Southampton A 3-3 D     21,261 Gates, Wark, Mariner Robson
19801111Tue 11/11 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0-1 L     17,055 Robson
19801115Sat 15/11 LEICESTER CITY H 3-1 W     19,892 Gates, DAvray, Williamsog Robson
19801122Sat 22/11 Nottingham Forest A 2-1 W     24,423 Brazil, Wark Robson
19801126Wed 26/11 WIDZEW LODZ H 5-0 W   UEFA Cup 3rd Round, 1st Leg 20,445 Brazil, Wark3, Mariner Robson
19801129Sat 29/11 MIDDLESBROUGH H P-P            
19801206Sat 6/12 Manchester City A 1-1 D     35,215 Muhren Robson
19801210Wed 10/12 Widzew Lodz A 0-1 L   UEFA Cup 3rd Round, 2nd Leg 9,000 Robson
19801213Sat 13/12 LIVERPOOL H 1-1 D     32,274 Brazil Robson
19801217Wed 17/12 Tottenham Hotspur A 3-5 L     32,741 Gates, Mariner2 Robson
19801220Sat 20/12 Birmingham City A 3-1 W     16,161 Brazil, Wark, Mariner Robson
19801226Fri 26/12 NORWICH CITY H 2-0 W     27,890 Wark, Brazil Robson
19801227Sat 27/12 Arsenal A 1-1 D     42,818 Wark Robson
19810103Sat 3/1 ASTON VILLA H 1-0 W   FA Cup 3rd Round 27,721 Mariner Robson
19810110Sat 10/1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H 2-0 W     25,701 Mariner, Muhren Robson
19810113Tue 13/1 BIRMINGHAM CITY H 5-1 W     21,158 Brazil, Muhren, Wark, Mariner, Butcher Robson
19810117Sat 17/1 Everton A 0-0 D     25,516 Robson
19810124Sat 24/1 Shrewsbury Town A 0-0 D   FA Cup 4th Round 18,000 Robson
19810127Tue 27/1 SHREWSBURY TOWN H 3-0 W   FA Cup 4th Round, Replay 27,543 Wark, Gates2 Robson
19810131Sat 31/1 STOKE CITY H 4-0 W     23,843 Wark, Gates, Brazil2 Robson
19810207Sat 7/2 CRYSTAL PALACE H 3-2 W     25,036 Gilbertog, Wark, Mariner Robson
19810214Sat 14/2 CHARLTON ATHLETIC H 2-0 W   FA Cup 5th Round 30,221 Wark, Mariner Robson
19810217Tue 17/2 MIDDLESBROUGH H 1-0 W     24,781 Brazil Robson
19810221Sat 21/2 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 3-1 W     24,218 Gates, Wark, Beattie Robson
19810228Sat 28/2 Coventry City A 4-0 W     17,557 Osman, McCall, Gates, Brazil Robson
19810304Wed 4/3 St Etienne A 4-1 W   UEFA Cup Quarter Final , 1st Leg 42,000 Muhren, Wark, Mariner2 Robson
19810307Sat 7/3 Nottingham Forest A 3-3 D   FA Cup 6th Round 34,796 Andersonog, Thijssen, Mariner Robson
19810310Tue 10/3 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H 1-0 W   FA Cup 6th Round, Replay 31,060 Muhren Robson
19810314Sat 14/3 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR H 3-0 W     32,052 Wark, Gates, Brazil Robson
19810318Wed 18/3 ST ETIENNE H 3-1 W   UEFA Cup Quarter Final , 2nd Leg 30,141 Wark, Mariner, Butcher Robson
19810321Sat 21/3 Manchester United A 1-2 L     46,685 Butcher Robson
19810328Sat 28/3 SUNDERLAND H 4-1 W     24,450 Muhren, Thijssen, Mariner2 Robson
19810331Tue 31/3 Leeds United A 0-3 L     26,462 Robson
19810404Sat 4/4 West Bromwich Albion A 1-3 L     22,216 Brazil Robson
19810408Wed 8/4 FC COLOGNE H 1-0 W   UEFA Cup Semi-Final , 1st Leg 24,780 Wark Robson
19810411Sat 11/4 Manchester City N 0-1 L FA Cup Semi-Final (at Villa Park) 46,537 Robson
19810414Tue 14/4 Aston Villa A 2-1 W     47,495 Brazil, Gates Robson
19810418Sat 18/4 ARSENAL H 0-2 L     30,935 Robson
19810420Mon 20/4 Norwich City A 0-1 L     26,083 Robson
19810422Wed 22/4 FC Cologne A 1-0 W   UEFA Cup Semi-Final , 2nd Leg 55,000 Butcher Robson
19810425Sat 25/4 MANCHESTER CITY H 1-0 W     22,684 Butcher Robson
19810502Sat 2/5 Middlesbrough A 1-2 L     15,503 Mariner Robson
19810506Wed 6/5 AZ 67 ALKMAAR H 3-0 W   UEFA Cup Final , 1st Leg 27,532 Thijssen, Wark, Mariner Robson
19810511Mon 11/5 Peterborough United A 1-0 W   Testimonial Tommy Robson 4,015 Unknown Robson
19810513Wed 13/5 SOUTHAMPTON H 2-3 L     19,504 Brazil, Wark Robson
19810520Wed 20/5 AZ 67 Alkmaar A 2-4 L   UEFA Cup Final , 2nd Leg (at Olympic St) 28,500 Thijssen, Wark Robson
19810610Wed 10/6 Calgary Boomers A 1-2 L   Friendly 10,429 Unknown Robson

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
Willhire Cup311164
Friendly7421137
League42231097743
League Cup521297
UEFA Cup128042813
FA Cup7421104
TOTALS7642161814378

 Excludes abandoned games (if any), Matches decided on penalties (if any) count as a drawn game.

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League24,578516,14527,276572,794
Cup/Play-offs24,891298,69027,591331,089

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 11(7) 2
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 58 18
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 35  
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 65 6
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 62  
DAvray, Mich19/2/1962 Forward 2(5) 1
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 61 14
Own Goal 3 3
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 1  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 59 27
McCall, Steve15/10/1960 Left Back/Midfield 46(3) 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 55  
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 65 8
OCallaghan, Kevin19/10/1961 Left Winger 13(23) 1
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 1  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 67 3
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 2(2)  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 5  
Steggles, Kevin19/3/1961 Defender 8  
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 53 6
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 3(2)  
Unknown 9 17
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 65 36
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 2  
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 7  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 2  
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 7  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 7  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 7 2
Own Goal 1 1
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 7 3
McCall, Steve15/10/1960 Left Back/Midfield 4(1)  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 6  
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 7 1
OCallaghan, Kevin19/10/1961 Left Winger 0(4)  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 7  
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 7 1
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 7 2
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 7 1
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 35 17
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 23  
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 40 4
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 38  
DAvray, Mich19/2/1962 Forward 1(4) 1
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 37 11
Own Goal 2 2
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 1  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 36 13
McCall, Steve15/10/1960 Left Back/Midfield 30(1) 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 33  
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 41 5
OCallaghan, Kevin19/10/1961 Left Winger 11(13)  
Osborne, Roger9/3/1950 Midfield 1  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 42 1
Parkin, Tommy1/2/1956 Midfield 2(2)  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 4  
Steggles, Kevin19/3/1961 Defender 6  
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 31 3
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 3(1)  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 40 18
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 2(6) 1
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 12 1
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 5  
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 12 2
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 11  
DAvray, Mich19/2/1962 Forward 0(1)  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 11 1
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 11 6
McCall, Steve15/10/1960 Left Back/Midfield 9(1)  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 10  
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 12 1
OCallaghan, Kevin19/10/1961 Left Winger 0(5)  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 12  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 1  
Steggles, Kevin19/3/1961 Defender 2  
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 10 2
Turner, Robin10/9/1955 Forward 0(1)  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 12 14
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 0(1)  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 1  
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 1  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 1  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 1  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 1 1
McCall, Steve15/10/1960 Left Back/Midfield 1  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 1  
OCallaghan, Kevin19/10/1961 Left Winger 1 1
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 1  
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 1  
Unknown 2 4
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Brazil, Alan15/6/1959 Forward 4  
Burley, George3/6/1956 Right Full Back 4  
Butcher, Terry28/12/1958 Central Defender 5  
Cooper, Paul21/12/1953 Goalkeeper 5  
DAvray, Mich19/2/1962 Forward 1  
Gates, Eric28/6/1955 Forward/midfield 5  
Mariner, Paul22/5/1953 Centre Forward 4 4
McCall, Steve15/10/1960 Left Back/Midfield 2  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 5  
Muhren, Arnold2/6/1951 Midfield 5 1
OCallaghan, Kevin19/10/1961 Left Winger 1(1)  
Osman, Russell14/2/1959 Central Defender 5 2
Thijssen, Frans23/1/1952 Midfield 4  
Wark, John4/8/1957 Midfield 5 2
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Unknown 7 13

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 1
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. ASTON VILLA              42  16  3  2  40  13  10  5  6  32  27   60
 2. Ipswich Town             42  15  4  2  45  14   8  6  7  32  29   56
 3. Arsenal                  42  13  8  0  36  17   6  7  8  25  28   53
 4. West Bromwich Albion     42  15  4  2  40  15   5  8  8  20  27   52
 5. Liverpool                42  13  5  3  38  15   4 12  5  24  27   51
 6. Southampton              42  15  4  2  47  22   5  6 10  29  34   50
 7. Nottingham Forest        42  15  3  3  44  20   4  9  8  18  24   50
 8. Manchester United        42   9 11  1  30  14   6  7  8  21  22   48
 9. Leeds United             42  10  5  6  19  19   7  5  9  20  28   44
10. Tottenham Hotspur        42   9  9  3  44  31   5  6 10  26  37   43
11. Stoke City               42   8  9  4  31  23   4  9  8  20  37   42
12. Manchester City          42  10  7  4  35  25   4  4 13  21  34   39
13. Birmingham City          42  11  5  5  32  23   2  7 12  18  38   38
14. Middlesbrough            42  14  4  3  38  16   2  1 18  15  45   37
15. Everton                  42   8  6  7  32  25   5  4 12  23  33   36
16. Coventry City            42   9  6  6  31  30   4  4 13  17  38   36
17. Sunderland               42  10  4  7  32  19   4  3 14  20  34   35
18. Wolverhampton Wanderers  42  11  2  8  26  20   2  7 12  17  35   35
19. Brighton & Hove Albion   42  10  3  8  30  26   4  4 13  24  41   35
20. NORWICH CITY             42   9  7  5  34  25   4  0 17  15  48   33
21. LEICESTER CITY           42   7  5  9  20  23   6  1 14  20  44   32
22. CRYSTAL PALACE           42   6  4 11  32  37   0  3 18  15  46   19

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