Liverpool Win Championship, but it wasn't easy...

Liverpool Win Championship, but it wasn't easy...

Post by David C. Chowell » Mon, 30 Apr 1990 04:36:56


_Date:_SAT_28_APR_90_

_Div_1_

Arsenal 2               Millwall 0
  Davis, Merson

Aston Villa 3           Norwich 3
  McGrath, Cascarino      ??, Mountfield o.g., Rosario
  Platt

In spite of the disappointment of losing the championship to  Liverpool,
there  was a celebration of sorts, after this game, as a number of Villa
fans spilled onto the pitch.  It's been quite a season for Villa, and it
finished  with  quite  a game.  Norwich were a goal up at half time, and
Villa replied with three goals in five minutes to  lead  3-1.   At  this
stage  it  seemed  that  the championship would be decided on Wednesday,
when Liverpool play their game in hand, or next saturday.  Then  Norwich
dramatically  scored  twice  in the last 11 minutes, one an own goal, to
present the title to Liverpool.  Norwich went ahead  on  13  minutes,  a
lead they held until the 63rd minute, when Paul McGrath equalized with a
header from a Gordon Cowans corner.  And then there was Tony Cascarino's
first  goal  for  Villa, in his ninth game for them, sweetly struck from
six*** yards.  David Platt then scored his 24th  of  the  season.   But
then in the 79th minutes Villa's Derek Mountfield tucked in an own goal,
and with 7 minutes left, Robert Rosario cooly, expertly, angled  in  the
equalizer.  So Villa, with luck could be back in Europe next season.

Charlton 1      Sheffield Wednesday 2
  Jones           Hirst 2

This game was meaningless for charlton since they're already  relegated.
For  Sheffield  Wednesday  and their manager Ron Atkinson, it was a very
anxious time.  There was only one moment of delight for them,  and  that
was  3  minutes  from time when David Hirst turned onto a Carlton Palmer
(sp?) pass and crashed the ball past Bolder.  Wednesday went ahead  when
Hirst  converted  Worthington's  cross,  but  eight  minutes  after  the
restart, with Sheffield Wednesday pushing forward  for  a  second,  Andy
Jones slipped in to equalize.  Then the tension returned to Wednesday 's
play and even Trevor Francis was guilty of loss of  composure,  but  the
lanky,  industrious  Carlton Palmer galloped around like a man possessed
producing that goal that brought the first smile of  the  day  from  his
manager's face.  Luton now have 40 points with one game left to play and
Sheffield Wednesday have 43 points with one game left to play, and Luton
have a goal difference of -15 and Sheffield Wednesday have one of -13.

Chelsea 2       Everton 1
  Dixon

Liverpool 2             Queens Park Rangers 1
  Rush, Barnes pen.       Wegerle

Liverpool won the championship, and it was fitting  that  Footballer  of
the  year  John Barnes scored their winning goal.  However their victory
was far from comfortable, as they had to come back  from  being  a  goal
down,  and  for  a  long  time it didn't seem like they would be able to
clinch the championship today.  Rangers came here not to defend, but  to
attack, and if Liverpool's closest challengers Aston Villa had been here
to watch they would have been much encouraged.  Rangers  took  the  lead
after 14 minutes through Wegerle.  But  Rush's  equalizer  five  minutes
before  half  time  gave the champions the lift they needed.  The winner
came from a penalty by Barnes, his sixth successful strike from the spot
this  season, the referee adjudging that Maddox had fouled Nicol, inside
and not outside the area.

Luton 1                 Crystal Palace 0
  Dowie

Luton may be going down, but they're going down with style.  It was  Ian
Dowie  (sp?)  who  volleyed home the late winner, and the crowd sang and
the players celebrated just as though _they_ had won  the  title.   But,
with  an  inferior  goal difference than Sheffield Wednesday, Luton know
they've got to win at Derby next week to have any hope  of  staying  up.
Crystal  Place  played  like a team with weightier things on their mind.
They rarely threatened to score and  barely  came  to  terms  with  this
infamous  plastic  pitch.  Luton had Wilson hitting a post, James with a
header kicked off the line, and all the creative ideas.

Manchester City 0       Derby County 1

Southampton 3           Coventry 0
  le Tissier pen., Horne

Wimbledon 1     Tottenham 0
  Fashanu

_Div_2_

Barnsley 2, West Bromwich Albion 2
Brighton 1, Stoke 4
Hull 2, Bradford 1
Ipswich 3, Blackburn 1
Leeds 2, Leicester 1
Newcastle 2, West Ham 1
Plymouth 0, Watford 0
Port Vale 1, Portsmouth 1
Sheffield United 4, Bournemouth 2
Swindon 1, Middlesbrough 1
Wolves 0, Sunderland 1

_Div_3_

Bolton 1, Bristol City 0
Brentford 5, Blackpool 0
Bristol Rovers 1, Shrewsbury 0
Cardiff 3, Fulham 3
Chester 2, Rotherham 0
Leyton 1, Birmingham 2
Mansfield 2, Crewe 1
Northampton 1, Huddersfield 0
Preston 2, Swansea 0
Reading 1, Bury 0
Walsall 2, Tranmere 1
Wigan 1, Notts County 1

_Div_4_

Burnley 0, Scunthorpe 1
Carlisle 2, Torquay 0
Doncaster 4, Rochdale 0
Exeter 3, Scarborough 2
Gillingham 1, Lincoln 1
Grimsby 5, Wrexham 1
Harlepool 2, Aldershot 0
Hereford 1, Peterborough 2
Stockport 3, Chesterfield 1
York 0, Maidstone 0

_Standings:_(Div_1_only)_

Team                       P   W   D   L   F   A  GD  Pts
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Liverpool                 36  21  10   5  71  36  35  73
Aston Villa               37  21   6  10  54  35  19  69
Tottenham                 37  18   6  13  55  45  10  60
Arsenal                   36  17   7  12  50  35  15  58
Everton                   37  17   7  13  54  43  11  58
Chelsea                   37  15  12  10  55  49   6  57
Southampton               36  15  10  11  69  59  10  55
Norwich                   37  13  13  11  42  40   2  52
Wimbledon                 35  12  15   8  44  37   7  51
Queens Park Rangers       37  13  11  13  43  41   2  50
Coventry                  37  14   7  16  38  53 -15  49
Nottingham Forest         36  13   9  14  48  47   1  48
Manchester City           37  12  11  14  41  50  -9  47
Manchester United         35  12   8  15  45  43   2  44
Crystal Palace            36  12   8  16  39  64 -25  44
Derby County              35  12   7  16  40  36   4  43
Sheffield Wednesday       37  11  10  16  35  48 -13  43
Luton                     37   9  13  15  39  54 -15  40
Charlton                  37   7   9  21  31  56 -25  30
Millwall                  37   5  11  21  37  61 -24  26
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Liverpool Win Championship, but it wasn't easy...

Post by Peter Hemmin » Tue, 01 May 1990 17:15:54


Quote:
>manager's face.  Luton now have 40 points with one game left to play and
>Sheffield Wednesday have 43 points with one game left to play, and Luton
>have a goal difference of -15 and Sheffield Wednesday have one of -13.

>with  an  inferior  goal difference than Sheffield Wednesday, Luton know
>they've got to win at Derby next week to have any hope  of  staying  up.
>Derby County                  35  12   7  16  40  36   4  43
>Sheffield Wednesday   37  11  10  16  35  48 -13  43
>Luton                         37   9  13  15  39  54 -15  40
>Charlton              37   7   9  21  31  56 -25  30
>Millwall              37   5  11  21  37  61 -24  26

The point about goal difference is misleading.  It only comes into effect if
Luton win, by which their GD improves by at least one, AND if Sheffield lose
which would worsen their GD at least one.  That would make the GD
level if both matches were decided by a single goal, or else in Luton's
favour.  If the GD were the same for both teams, then the team having scored
more would be placed higher. Therefore the only way Sheffield would survive
by GD would be if you had scores like Derby 0 Luton 1, Sheff W 5 Forest 6
or for even more goals at Hillsborough with SW losing by the odd goal.

 
 
 

Liverpool Win Championship, but it wasn't easy...

Post by Jeremy Crampt » Tue, 01 May 1990 01:12:23

...or was it?  We could still win by ten whole points you know.  If you
want close seasons look at the Italian league, or the English league
last year which nicked the championship from Liverpool's grasp.  Credit
where credit is due, etc.



 
 
 

Liverpool Win Championship, but it wasn't easy...

Post by anil.a.p » Sun, 06 May 1990 01:22:43

Will someone *please* post the English Division II standings?  I'm
dying to know how the promotion races turn out.  Any other Newcastle
fans out there?

- Anil Pal
AT&T Bell Laboratories