A·F·L Chart Soccer - Season 186


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A·F·L Chart Soccer Season 186
Premier Division Champions
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Division I Champions
Crystal Palace
Division II Champions
Millwall
Division III Champions
Bristol Rovers
A·F·L Cup Final
Chelsea 4—1 Burnley
Premier Cup Final
Manchester Utd 2—1 West Ham Utd
Teams in Europe
Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool, Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City
Season 185 Season 187

Season Summary

Season 186 of A·F·L Chart Soccer has kicked off once more with the Premier Cup tournament, which was won by Manchester United, who won the trophy for the second successive season after defeating West Ham United 2–1 in the final.

In the league, Wolves repeated their remarkable feat of winning the Premier Division title, their ninth title overall. They started the season off with 8 wins in a row, and did not look back/. They were only knocked off the top of the table for two weeks by Manchester United, but after retaking the lead in matchday 11 they held it until the end of the season. Manchester United challenged them and attained a creditable 78 points, enough to win the title in many seasons, but Wolves were too strong and finished on 89 points. Arsenal finished strongly to clinch third place and Manchester City booked the remaining Euro-League spot. These two clubs edged out the previous contender Chelsea and Spurs, who had to be content with Euro-Cup spots instead. Liverpool were beaten to the third Euro-Cup spot by Brighton, who recovered from a poor start to the season during which they looked like candidates for relegation, but returned to the good form of recent seasons after the halfway stage.

At the bottom, Swansea were pointless for the first four matches and did not win their first match until matchday 11. Two further periods of five weeks on the trot without a win sealed their fate, despite a late comeback in the last few matches. Reading had a similarly poor season and went down with them, but the remaining spot was between Southampton, champions only two seasons ago, and newly promoted Everton. The Merseysiders rallied in the latter part of the season, however, and Norwich were dragged into the mire instead. The Norfolk side assured their place in the top flight on the last day of the season with a 3—1 win at Everton, and Southampton were unable to avoid the drop.

In the Cup, Chelsea won the trophy for the second consecutive season, thus completing the unusual situation of all three domestic trophies having been retained by last season's winners.

In the First Division, Crystal Palace and Leicester returned immediately to the Premier Division, but Ipswich, the other relegated team from the Premier Division last season, suffered the ignominy of being relegated two season in a row as they dropped to the Second Division. Charlton won the play-offs to win promotion to the top tier for the first time in 28 seasons.

Premier Division

League Table

Pos TEAMGPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolverhampton Wanderers (C)38285510244+5889
2Manchester United3823968948+4178
3Arsenal38201178149+3271
4Manchester City3821898254+2871
5Chelsea (CW)38224127251+2170
6Tottenham Hotspur3820997144+2769
7Brighton & Hove Albion38177148260+2258
8Liverpool38176156050+1057
9West Ham United38165175968-953
10Watford38148166272-1050
11Aston Villa (p)38154195258-649
12Newcastle United (p)38139166278-1648
13Cardiff City38138175068-1847
14Everton (p)381010186282-2040
15Sheffield United38912175775-1839
16Leeds United38107215372-1937
17Norwich City3899206071-1136
18Southampton (R)38105235899-4135
19Reading (R)38810204987-3834
20Swansea City (R)3888224477-3332

 Euro-League
 Euro-Cup
 Relegation

(C) Champions; (CW) Cup winners; (p) Promoted in previous season.


Results

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Arsenal3–04–20–04–14–05–11–13–32–24–11–00–15–12–12–22–14–00–04–3
Aston V1–10–21–00–21–22–00–12–51–24–34–21–11–00–24–10–23–01–10–3
Brighton4–01–26–00–14–24–13–22–11–23–21–25–04–13–05–02–01–04–11–3
Cardiff0–20–11–22–14–21–11–02–11–10–22–31–21–01–01–10–00–13–11–3
Chelsea1–01–30–00–10–02–10–35–32–32–11–05–10–25–14–22–13–23–11–3
Everton1–42–23–01–22–12–00–11–10–04–11–30–33–14–22–10–31–34–01–1
Leeds2–23–42–13–30–14–11–23–02–23–00–41–23–23–02–20–13–10–10–2
Liverpool1–20–21–25–10–31–12–12–10–35–24–01–12–06–12–00–32–23–10–3
Man City2–01–05–23–20–15–10–02–01–22–11–05–11–14–12–02–11–33–00–0
Man Utd2–21–04–35–21–24–14–01–00–24–21–04–15–25–00–12–10–00–11–1
Newcastle1–11–03–32–32–14–33–11–13–32–42–20–20–03–21–12–12–12–10–4
Norwich0–11–20–04–01–43–31–20–13–41–44–13–34–24–20–11–13–21–10–1
Reading1–20–11–11–13–31–11–30–11–41–52–42–03–22–30–20–11–22–20–4
Sheff Utd3–13–21–12–21–20–00–21–12–23–31–24–23–20–13–22–10–01–22–2
Southampton3–42–12–22–31–43–20–01–40–21–51–01–14–23–34–22–34–02–10–6
Swansea2–40–32–11–21–42–34–01–01–11–21–22–21–30–32–02–41–11–00–2
Tottenham2–02–01–13–10–02–23–13–14–11–21–12–10–01–13–21–13–15–13–1
Watford0–04–24–20–33–22–11–01–22–32–21–01–10–05–23–25–02–30–34–2
West Ham0–41–03–12–00–14–34–32–12–33–00–12–05–23–01–11–01–44–23–4
Wolves3–12–13–23–22–15–22–12–10–22–12–24–36–01–23–11–04–06–13–0

* Home team score shown first


Positions by Round



Division I

League Table

POS TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crystal Palace (P,r)4228598743+4489
2Leicester City (P,r)4227699453+4187
3Charlton Athletic (O)42231188649+3780
4West Bromwich Albion42229117847+3175
5Brentford42219127944+3572
6Sheffield Wednesday42218136956+1371
7Preston North End (p)42209137862+1669
8Fulham421810146851+1764
9Barnsley421712136450+1463
10AFC Bournemouth421614127165+662
11Burnley421415136955+1457
12Middlesbrough (p)42168186674-856
13Nottingham Forest (p)42175206484-2056
14Hull City421412166467-354
15Derby County421412165762-554
16Queen's Park Rangers421314155161-1053
17Walsall42129214174-3345
18Bristol City42128225481-2744
19Sunderland42911225084-3438
20Ipswich Town (R,r)42105274692-4635
21Birmingham City (R)42513244482-3828
22Stoke City (R)4277284589-4428

 Promotion
 Promotion Play-offs
 Relegation

(P) Promoted; (O) Play-off winners; (R) Relegated; (p) Promoted in previous season; (r) Relegated in previous season.

Play-offs

                     
  Brentford 1 0  
West Bromwich Albion 2 3  
  West Bromwich Albion 1
  Charlton Athletic 3
Sheffield Wednesday 0 0
  Charlton Athletic 2 3  

Division II

League Table

POS TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Millwall (P)4225989445+4984
2Shrewsbury Town (P)4225986840+2884
3Blackburn Rovers (O)42257109447+4782
4Luton Town42231098443+4179
5Doncaster Rovers42227136747+2073
6Coventry City421910137159+1267
7Rotherham United421811136560+565
8Huddersfield Town (r)421616106346+1764
9Southend United (r)42189156152+963
10Wigan Athletic (r)42188166456+862
11Fleetwood Town42188166562+362
12Peterborough United421515126351+1260
13Tranmere Rovers42174216674-855
14Bolton Wanderers42149195971-1251
15Newport County42149194271-2951
16Wycombe Wanderers42144244871-2346
17Milton Keynes Dons (p)421112194862-1445
18Rochdale42129214574-2945
19Crewe Alexandra421011214178-3741
20Accrington Stanley (R)421010225480-2640
21AFC Wimbledon (R,p)42117245582-2740
22Exeter City (R,p)4268284591-4626

 Promotion
 Promotion Play-offs
 Relegation

(P) Promoted; (O) Play-off winners; (R) Relegated; (p) Promoted in previous season; (r) Relegated in previous season.


Play-offs

                     
  Doncaster Rovers 2 1  
Luton Town 0 4  
  Luton Town 2
  Blackburn Rovers 3
Coventry City 0 0
  Blackburn Rovers 1 5  

Division III

League Table

POS TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol Rovers (P,r)4228599143+4889
2Burton Albion (P)42283118648+3887
3Scunthorpe United42247117243+2979
4Blackpool (O)42221288044+3678
5Mansfield Town42216156858+1069
6Portsmouth421910137953+2667
7Gillingham421812127053+1766
8Lincoln City421812126860+866
9Oxford United (r)42189157157+1463
10Northampton Town42189157666+1063
11Forest Green Rovers421610165951+858
12Grimsby Town421610166067-758
13Cheltenham Town (p)42169175756+157
14Crawley Town42155225473-1950
15Swindon Town421310196181-2049
16Salford City (p)421211196381-1847
17Bury (r)421112194573-2845
18Port Vale421111204870-2244
19Bradford City42127235676-2043
20Colchester United42127235287-3543
21Plymouth Argyle (R)4298256189-2835
22Yeovil Town (R)4289254593-4833

 Promotion
 Promotion Play-offs
 Relegation

(P) Promoted; (O) Play-off winners; (R) Relegated; (p) Promoted in previous season; (r) Relegated in previous season.


Play-offs

                     
  Mansfield Town 2 0  
Blackpool 2 4  
  Blackpool 1
  Scunthorpe United 0
Portsmouth 1 1
  Scunthorpe United 1 4  

Premier Cup

A·F·L Cup

Clubs in Europe

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Euro-League: Group A Racing Genk 0—1 4—0*
Euro-League: Group A Bayern München 1—2* 0—4
Euro-League: Group A Olympique Lyon 1—2* 3—4
Finished last in group, eliminated

Liverpool
Euro-League: Group C Dinamo Kiev 2—2* 0—0
Euro-League: Group C Schalke 04 2—2 2—3*
Euro-League: Group C Olympique Lyon 1—2* 3—4
Finished last in group, eliminated

Brighton & Hove Albion
Euro-League: Group F A S Roma 3—0* 0—0
Euro-League: Group F Atlético Madrid 1—0 1—1*
Euro-League: Group F Club Brugge 2—1 2—2*
Euro-League: Round of 16 Paris Saint-Germain 1—4 2—4*
Eliminated

Tottenham Hotspur
Euro-League: Group H Napoli 0—2* 2—0
Euro-League: Group H Viktoria Plzen 1—3 0—1*
Euro-League: Group H Borussia Dortmund 2—1 1—1*
Finished last in group, eliminated

Chelsea
Euro-Cup: Third Round Gabala FK 2—0 2—1*
Euro-Cup: Round of 32 Girondins Bordeaux 3—0* 1—1
Euro-Cup: Round of 16 Young Boys 2—3 3—1*
Euro-Cup: Quarter-Final Eintracht Frankfurt 5—1* 4—1
Euro-Cup: Semi-Final Manchester United 2—1 0—3*
Eliminated

Manchester United
Euro-Cup: Third Round Galatasaray 0—0* 1—0
Euro-Cup: Round of 32 F C Basel 1—1 5—1*
Euro-Cup: Round of 16 R B Leipzig 2—1* 2—2
Euro-Cup: Quarter-Final Atlético Madrid 1—0* 1—1
Euro-Cup: Semi-Final Chelsea 1—2* 3—0
Euro-Cup: Final Ajax 3—2
Winners

Manchester City
Euro-Cup: Second Round Djurgårdens IF 8—1* 6—0
Euro-Cup: Third Round LASK Linz 4—0* 4—0
Euro-Cup: Round of 32 PSV Eindhoven 0—1* 0—0
Eliminated

* = Home tie

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