Pos Team Pld Pts GD Home Away
W D L F A   W D L F A
1 The Wednesday 34 42 +18   12 3 2 31 7   7 1 9 23 29
2 Aston Villa 34 41 +21   11 3 3 43 18   8 0 9 18 22
3 Sunderland 34 41 +15   10 5 2 27 11   6 4 7 24 25
4 Sheffield United 34 39 +14   11 0 6 36 22   6 5 6 22 22
5 Liverpool 34 38 +19   11 3 3 48 21   6 1 10 20 28
6 Stoke 34 37 +8   11 2 4 29 11   4 5 8 17 27
7 West Bromwich Albion 34 36 +1   10 2 5 37 27   6 2 9 17 26
8 Bury 34 35 +11   14 1 2 41 14   2 2 13 13 29
9 Derby County 34 35 +3   13 2 2 34 11   3 1 13 16 36
10 Nottingham Forest 34 35 +2   10 3 4 33 22   4 4 9 16 25
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 33 -9   12 2 3 34 17   2 3 12 14 40
12 Everton 34 32 -2   10 2 5 28 18   3 4 10 17 29
13 Middlesbrough 34 32 -9   10 3 4 27 16   4 1 12 14 34
14 Newcastle United 34 32 -10   12 1 4 31 11   2 3 12 10 40
15 Notts. County 34 31 -8   8 5 4 25 16   4 2 11 16 33
16 Blackburn Rovers 34 29 -19   9 2 6 27 24   3 3 11 17 39
17 Grimsby Town 34 25 -19   6 5 6 28 22   2 4 11 15 40
18 Bolton Wanderers 34 19 -36   6 2 9 18 20   2 1 14 19 53