|DIVISION 1 1997/98|
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Leading League goalscorers:
Middlesbrough had the disappointment of losing in both the FA Cup and League Cup finals the previous season and this season they were again beaten in the League Cup final, this time by Chelsea. However they won probably the most valuable prize - promotion to the Premier League.
It was not the first season at their new Britannia Stadium that Stoke City would have hoped for. The stadium was officially opened by Sir Stanley Matthews when it staged its first League match, against Swindon on Saturday 30th August 1997. Stoke lost that match and another 9 League matches at the Britannia including 7-0 and 5-2 home defeats by Birmingham and Manchester City. Stoke were relegated.
Despite that impressive win at
Stoke, Manchester City also made the
drop to play in the third tier of the League for the first time. But had
City's Jamie Pollock not scored an amazing own goal for QPR in the
last few days of the season City would have stayed up and QPR would have
gone down instead.
|10||West Bromwich Albion||46||16||13||17||50||56||61|
|21||Queens Park Rangers||46||10||19||17||51||63||49|