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  Leading League goalscorer:
Steve Bloomer
 (Derby County)
 24  goals

The longest League match between kick-off and the final whistle was played . It took nearly four months to complete. Details.

The Aston Villa v Liverpool fixture was the last match of the season and the Championship decider with the match kicking-off with the clubs equal on points. Villa ran out comfortable 5-0 winners and so took the title. The fans were happy about that but not about the hike in admission prices for the match. The 41,000 spectators paid gate receipts of £825 - those were the days!

  Results 1 Aston Villa 34 19 7 8 76 40 45
    Results 2 Liverpool 34 19 5 10 49 33 43
    3 Burnley 34 15 9 10 45 47 39
    Results 4 Everton 34 15 8 11 48 41 38
    5 Notts County 34 12 13 9 47 51 37
    6 Blackburn Rovers 34 14 8 12 60 52 36
    7 Sunderland 34 15 6 13 41 41 36
    Results 8 Wolverhampton W. 34 14 7 13 54 48 35
    9 Derby County 34 12 11 11 62 57 35
    10 Bury 34 14 7 13 48 49 35
    11 Nottingham Forest 34 11 11 12 42 42 33
    12 Stoke 34 13 7 14 47 52 33
    Results 13 Newcastle United 34 11 8 15 49 48 30
    14 West Bromwich Albion 34 12 6 16 42 57 30
    15 Preston North End 34 10 9 15 44 47 29
    16 Sheffield United 34 9 11 14 45 51 29
    17 Bolton Wanderers 34 9 7 18 37 51 25 Relegated
    Results 18 Sheffield Wednesday  34 8 8 18 32 61 24 Relegated
   
   

 


Back in the late 1980's which club got into the Guinness Book of Records when the roof of one of its stands (pictured) with two giant 'Heritage Hampers' ads on it was considered the largest advertising hoarding in the country?

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