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      DIVISION 1    1982/83
     
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  Leading League goalscorer:
Luther Blissett 
(Watford)
 27  goals

Liverpool retained the League title and the League Cup but it was Watford who made many of the headlines. Watford owner Elton John had appointed Graham Taylor as manager of the Forth Division club in June 1977 and five years later they were in the top flight for the first time and ended that first season as League runners-up. Now that's the sort of record that was to see Graham Taylor later become England manager.

Swansea recorded their record victory when they beat Sliema Wanderers 12-0 in a European Cup-Winners Cup match. Amazingly eight of their players were on the score-sheet. Details.

 
  Results 1 Liverpool 42 24 10 8 87 37 82
    Results 2 Watford 42 22 5 15 74 57 71
    Results 3 Manchester United 42 19 13 10 56 38 70
    Results 4 Tottenham Hotspur 42 20 9 13 65 50 69
    Results 5 Nottingham Forest 42 20 9 13 62 50 69
    Results 6 Aston Villa 42 21 5 16 62 50 68
    Results 7 Everton 42 18 10 14 66 48 64
    Results 8 West Ham United 42 20 4 18 68 62 64
    Results 9 Ipswich Town 42 15 13 14 64 50 58
    Results 10 Arsenal 42 16 10 16 58 56 58
    Results 11 West Bromwich Albion 42 15 12 15 51 49 57
    Results 12 Southampton 42 15 12 15 54 58 57
    Results 13 Stoke City 42 16 9 17 53 64 57
    Results 14 Norwich City 42 14 12 16 52 58 54
    Results 15 Notts County 42 15 7 20 55 71 52
    Results 16 Sunderland 42 12 14 16 48 61 50
    Results 17 Birmingham City 42 12 14 16 40 55 50
    Results 18 Luton Town 42 12 13 17 65 84 49
    Results 19 Coventry City 42 13 9 20 48 59 48
    Results 20 Manchester City 42 13 8 21 47 70 47 Relegated
    Results 21 Swansea City 42 10 11 21 51 69 41 Relegated
    Results 22 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 9 13 20 38 68 40 Relegated
   
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