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First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1972-73 Division 1

Final League Position 4th Texaco Cup Winners

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19720721Fri 21/7 Telstar A 0-4 L   Friendly 2,000 Robson
19720723Sun 23/7 Vitesse Arnhem A 2-0 W   Friendly 2,000 Hamilton, Lambert Robson
19720726Wed 26/7 AZ 67 Alkmaar A 0-0 D   Friendly   Robson
19720730Sun 30/7 PSV Eindhoven A 1-1 D   Friendly 10,000 Unknown Robson
19720801Tue 1/8 Millwall A 1-1 D   Friendly 5,000 Unknown Robson
19720805Sat 5/8 Leyton Orient A 0-1 L   Friendly   Robson
19720807Mon 7/8 Oxford United A 0-1 L   Friendly   Robson
19720812Sat 12/8 Manchester United A 2-1 W     51,459 Hamilton, Whymark Robson
19720815Tue 15/8 NORWICH CITY H 1-2 L     29,544 Hamilton Robson
19720819Sat 19/8 BIRMINGHAM CITY H 2-0 W     17,775 Miller, Whymark Robson
19720823Wed 23/8 Leeds United A 3-3 D     32,461 Hamilton, Beattie, Belfitt Robson
19720826Sat 26/8 Newcastle United A 2-1 W     24,601 Viljoen, Lambert Robson
19720829Tue 29/8 Sheffield United A 0-0 D     23,522 Robson
19720902Sat 2/9 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR H 1-1 D     23,140 Viljoen Robson
19720905Tue 5/9 Newport County A 3-0 W   League Cup 2nd Round 9,516 Collard, Miller, Lambert Robson
19720909Sat 9/9 Southampton A 2-1 W     13,919 Hamilton, Belfitt Robson
19720912Tue 12/9 ST JOHNSTONE H 4-2 W   Texaco Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg 11,777 Belfitt2, Whymark2 Robson
19720916Sat 16/9 STOKE CITY H 2-0 W     17,754 Belfitt2 Robson
19720923Sat 23/9 Chelsea A 0-2 L     29,647 Robson
19720927Wed 27/9 St Johnstone A 2-0 W   Texaco Cup 1st Round, 2nd Leg 5,500 Woods, Whymark Robson
19720930Sat 30/9 LEICESTER CITY H 0-2 L     17,811 Robson
19721003Tue 3/10 STOKE CITY H 1-2 L   League Cup 3rd Round 14,387 Viljoen Robson
19721007Sat 7/10 WEST HAM UNITED H 1-1 D     22,218 Hamilton Robson
19721014Sat 14/10 Arsenal A 0-1 L     34,196 Robson
19721021Sat 21/10 DERBY COUNTY H 3-1 W     16,948 Beattie, Belfitt, Whymark Robson
19721024Tue 24/10 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 2-1 W   Texaco Cup 2nd Round, 1st Leg 14,264 Lambert, Belfitt Robson
19721028Sat 28/10 Everton A 2-2 D     30,185 Lambert, Belfitt Robson
19721104Sat 4/11 LEEDS UNITED H 2-2 D     27,547 Madeleyog, Whymark Robson
19721107Tue 7/11 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-0 W   Texaco Cup 2nd Round, 2nd Leg 12,069 Hamilton Robson
19721111Sat 11/11 Norwich City A 0-0 D     34,640 Robson
19721118Sat 18/11 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-0 W     14,888 Whymark Robson
19721125*Sat 25/11 COVENTRY CITY H 0-1 L   19,500 Robson
19721202Sat 2/12 Manchester City A 1-1 D     27,838 Johnson Robson
19721205Tue 5/12 COVENTRY CITY H 2-0 W     17,786 Johnson, Whymark Robson
19721209Sat 9/12 CRYSTAL PALACE H 2-1 W     18,079 Johnson2 Robson
19721216Sat 16/12 LIVERPOOL H 1-1 D     25,990 Lambert Robson
19721223Sat 23/12 West Bromwich Albion A 0-2 L     12,147 Robson
19721226Tue 26/12 CHELSEA H 3-0 W     26,229 Hollinsog, Beattie, Whymark Robson
19721230Sat 30/12 Birmingham City A 2-1 W     32,705 Hamilton, Johnson Robson
19730106Sat 6/1 NEWCASTLE UNITED H 1-0 W     19,609 Whymark Robson
19730113Sat 13/1 Chelmsford City A 3-1 W   FA Cup 3rd Round 15,557 Hamilton, Harper, Johnson Robson
19730120Sat 20/1 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-0 W     33,014 Hamilton Robson
19730127Sat 27/1 SOUTHAMPTON H 2-2 D     19,629 Hamilton, Viljoen Robson
19730203Sat 3/2 Chelsea A 0-2 L   FA Cup 4th Round 36,491 Robson
19730210Sat 10/2 Stoke City A P-P            
19730217Sat 17/2 MANCHESTER UNITED H 4-1 W     31,857 Hamilton2, Harper, Viljoen Robson
19730224Sat 24/2 Liverpool A 1-2 L     43,875 Johnson Robson
19730302Fri 2/3 West Ham United A 1-0 W     37,004 Johnson Robson
19730310Sat 10/3 ARSENAL H 1-2 L     34,636 Whymark Robson
19730314Wed 14/3 Newcastle United A 1-1 D   Texaco Cup Semi-Final, 1st Leg 22,430 Whymark Robson
19730317Sat 17/3 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H 2-0 W     17,614 Viljoen, Beattie Robson
19730324Sat 24/3 EVERTON H 0-1 L     20,580 Robson
19730331Sat 31/3 Coventry City A 1-2 L     17,130 Beattie Robson
19730404Wed 4/4 Stoke City A 0-1 L     18,419 Robson
19730407Sat 7/4 MANCHESTER CITY H 1-1 D     19,107 Lambert Robson
19730410Tue 10/4 NEWCASTLE UNITED H 1-0 W Texaco Cup Semi-Final, 2nd Leg 18,904 Hamilton Robson
19730414Sat 14/4 Crystal Palace A 1-1 D     29,214 Hamilton Robson
19730421Sat 21/4 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 2-1 W     23,932 Morris, Whymark Robson
19730424Tue 24/4 Leicester City A 1-1 D     20,373 Lambert Robson
19730428Sat 28/4 SHEFFIELD UNITED H 1-1 D     19,271 Whymark Robson
19730430Mon 30/4 Derby County A 0-3 L     20,374 Robson
19730504Fri 4/5 NORWICH CITY H 2-1 W   Texaco Cup Final, 1st Leg 29,700 Morris2 Robson
19730507Mon 7/5 Norwich City A 2-1 W   Texaco Cup Final, 2nd Leg 35,798 Woods, Whymark Robson
19730514Mon 14/5 Yeovil Town A 4-2 W   Testimonial Players Fund   Unknown4 Robson
19730524Thu 24/5 Barbados A 6-1 W   Friendly   Unknown6 Robson
19730526Sat 26/5 Leicester City A 2-3 L   Friendly (in Barbados) 3,000 Unknown2 Robson
19730531Thu 31/5 Leicester City A 1-1 D   Friendly (in Barbados)   Unknown Robson
19730609Sat 9/6 Real Malorca A 1-0 W   Friendly (in Palma)   Unknown Robson

Results notes

(1) Matches marked * not included in official records

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
Friendly124441815
League421714115545
League Cup210142
Texaco Cup8710156
FA Cup210133
TOTALS663019179571

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

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League22,116486,55627,696581,611
Cup/Play-offs17,80689,03219,623137,361

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 48(1) 5
Belfitt, Rod30/10/1945 Centre Forward 19 9
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 52  
Clarke, Frank15/7/1942 Centre Forward 1(2)  
Collard, Ian31/8/1947 Midfield 18(3) 1
Own Goal 2 2
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 55 15
Hammond, Geoff24/3/1950 Full Back 1(2)  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 48 2
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 1(1)  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 54  
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 10  
Johnson, Dave23/10/1951 Centre Forward 33 8
Keeley, Glenn1/9/1954 Central Defender 1  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 53 8
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 5(7) 2
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 55  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 40(2) 3
Peddelty, John2/4/1955 Central Defender 3  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 3  
Unknown 11 16
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 50 6
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 53(1) 16
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 2(8) 2
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 1  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 2  
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 2 1
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 2 1
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 2  
Johnson, Dave23/10/1951 Centre Forward 2 1
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 2  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 2  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 2  
Peddelty, John2/4/1955 Central Defender 1  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 2  
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 2  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 8  
Belfitt, Rod30/10/1945 Centre Forward 3 3
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 7  
Clarke, Frank15/7/1942 Centre Forward 0(1)  
Collard, Ian31/8/1947 Midfield 3  
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 8 2
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 8  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 8  
Johnson, Dave23/10/1951 Centre Forward 4  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 8 1
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 1(1)  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 8  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 7 2
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 1  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 5  
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 8 5
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1(3) 2
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 37(1) 5
Belfitt, Rod30/10/1945 Centre Forward 14 6
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 40  
Clarke, Frank15/7/1942 Centre Forward 1(1)  
Collard, Ian31/8/1947 Midfield 12(3)  
Own Goal 2 2
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 42 11
Hammond, Geoff24/3/1950 Full Back 1(2)  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 35 1
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 0(1)  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 41  
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 9  
Johnson, Dave23/10/1951 Centre Forward 27 7
Keeley, Glenn1/9/1954 Central Defender 1  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 40 5
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 3(5) 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 42  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 31(2) 1
Peddelty, John2/4/1955 Central Defender 2  
Sivell, Laurie8/2/1951 Goalkeeper 2  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 40 5
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 41 11
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1(4)  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Beattie, Kevin18/12/1953 Central Defender 2  
Belfitt, Rod30/10/1945 Centre Forward 1  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 2  
Collard, Ian31/8/1947 Midfield 2 1
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 2  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 2  
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 1  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 2  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 2 1
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 0(1) 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 2  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 2 1
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 2  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Belfitt, Rod30/10/1945 Centre Forward 1  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 1  
Collard, Ian31/8/1947 Midfield 1  
Hamilton, Bryan31/12/1946 Midfield 1 1
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 1  
Hunter, Allan30/6/1946 Central Defender 1  
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 1  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 1 1
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 1  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 1  
Unknown 11 16
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 1  
Whymark, Trevor4/5/1950 Forward 0(1)  
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 0(1)  

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 1
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. LIVERPOOL                42  17  3  1  45  19   8  7  6  27  23   60
 2. Arsenal                  42  14  5  2  31  14   9  6  6  26  29   57
 3. Leeds United             42  15  4  2  45  13   6  7  8  26  32   53
 4. Ipswich Town             42  10  7  4  34  20   7  7  7  21  25   48
 5. Wolverhampton Wanderers  42  13  3  5  43  23   5  8  8  23  31   47
 6. West Ham United          42  12  5  4  45  25   5  7  9  22  28   46
 7. Derby County             42  15  3  3  43  18   4  5 12  13  36   46
 8. Tottenham Hotspur        42  10  5  6  33  23   6  8  7  25  25   45
 9. Newcastle United         42  12  6  3  35  19   4  7 10  25  32   45
10. Birmingham City          42  11  7  3  39  22   4  5 12  14  32   42
11. Manchester City          42  12  4  5  36  20   3  7 11  21  40   41
12. Chelsea                  42   9  6  6  30  22   4  8  9  19  29   40
13. Southampton              42   8 11  2  26  17   3  7 11  21  35   40
14. Sheffield United         42  11  4  6  28  18   4  6 11  23  41   40
15. Stoke City               42  11  8  2  38  17   3  2 16  23  39   38
16. Leicester City           42   7  9  5  23  18   3  8 10  17  28   37
17. Everton                  42   9  5  7  27  21   4  6 11  14  28   37
18. Manchester United        42   9  7  5  24  19   3  6 12  20  41   37
19. Coventry City            42   9  5  7  27  24   4  4 13  13  31   35
20. Norwich City             42   7  9  5  22  19   4  1 16  14  44   32
21. CRYSTAL PALACE           42   7  7  7  25  21   2  5 14  16  37   30
22. WEST BROMWICH ALBION     42   8  7  6  25  24   1  3 17  13  38   28

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