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Football League Division One: 
 
Arsenal 1 Chelsea 4
 
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury (40,525)
Bloomfield 63 ~ Brabrook 16, 35, P.Sillett (pen) 75, Brooks 80
          
Blackburn Rovers 1 Newcastle United 1
 
Ewood Park, Blackburn (21,962)
McGrath 59 ~ Eastham 73
Blackburn were without Ronnie Clayton
  
Blackpool 0 Birmingham City 1
 
Bloomfield Road Stadium, Blackpool (13,595)
Gordon 75
Blackpool were without Jimmy Armfield
  
Bolton Wanderers 2 Preston North End 1
 
Burnden Park, Bolton (30,816)
Stevens 54, Hartle (pen) 66 ~ Finney 30
Bolton were without Ray Parry
   
Everton 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1
 
Goodison Park, Liverpool (57,959)
J.Harris 57, Collins 67 ~
Jones 55
 
Fulham 1 Leicester City 1
 
Craven Cottage, Fulham (18,264)
Johnson 43 ~ Bentley OG 14
Fulham were without Graham Leggat
    
Luton Town 2 Manchester United 3
 
Kenilworth Road Stadium, Luton (21,242)
Cummins 27, 54 ~  Bradley 20, Dawson 30, 32
United were without Bobby Charlton
 
Manchester City 0 West Bromwich Albion 1
 
Maine Road, Manchester (24,342)
Jackson 32
City were without Denis Law
West Brom were without Bobby Robson
 
Nottingham Forest 0 Burnley 1
 
City Ground, Nottingham (24,640)
Pointer 61
Burnley were without John Connelly
 
Sheffield Wednesday 1 Leeds United 0
 
Hillsborough, Sheffield (27,073)
Finney 16
Wednesday were without Ron Springett
    
 
Though they were still top on goal average, Tottenham had gone four games without a win at a crucial stage of the season, and they were to lose their next two home games. Wolves, meanwhile, avoided losing three players to the international by putting their home game with West Ham back a couple of days, and promptly beat them 5-0. Having also beaten Burnley, 6-1 in the previous week, and having a Wembley FA Cup Final to look forward to, they were confident of securing a hat-trick of league titles and also winning the double, yet it was the Lancashire club who pipped them by a point to the championship.
Division One Table
Team P Home Away F A
W D L W D L
Tottenham Hotspur 37 9 6 3 9 5 5 76 45 47
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 13 3 2 8 2 8 82 61 47
Sheffield Wednesday 37 11 7 1 7 2 9 71 48 45
Burnley 35 13 1 4 7 4 6 76 57 45
West Bromwich Albion 37 10 3 5 6 7 6 70 52 42
Bolton Wanderers 37 10 5 4 7 3 8 52 47 42
Newcastle United 37 9 4 5 8 3 8 78 69 41
Manchester United 37 10 3 5 6 4 9 88 70 39
Preston North End 37 8 5 5 6 6 7 70 70 39
Blackpool 37 9 4 6 6 4 8 56 58 38
Fulham 37 10 4 5 4 5 9 66 76 37
West Ham United 36 11 2 5 4 3 11 67 74 35
Arsenal 37 7 5 7 6 4 8 61 71 35
Blackburn Rovers 36 11 3 4 4 1 13 56 62 34
Chelsea 37 7 4 7 6 4 9 72 80 34
Leicester City 37 7 5 6 4 7 8 59 68 34
Everton 37 11 3 5 0 6 12 65 70 31
Nottingham Forest 37 7 5 7 5 2 11 45 69 31
Manchester City 36 9 2 7 4 1 13 71 78 29
Birmingham City 36 7 5 5 3 4 12 53 69 29
 
Leeds United 36 4 5 9 5 4 9 58 86 27
Luton Town 37 5 4 10 2 7 9 44 66 25

Division One Leading Goalscorers
32 - Dennis Viollet (Man. U.)
27 - Jimmy Greaves (Chelsea)
     
Football League Division Two: 
 
Aston Villa 2 Bristol City 1
 Villa Park, Birmingham (33,682)
Lynn
(2 pens) ~ Collinson
    
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Hull City 1
 Goldstone Ground, Hove (14,323)
McNeill ~ King
 
Bristol Rovers 0 Middlesbrough 2
 Eastville Stadium, Bristol (15,837)
Clough, Holliday
 
Huddersfield Town 2 Plymouth Argyle 0
 Leeds Road, Huddersfield (10,660)
McHale, Balderstone
Huddersfield were without Ray Wilson
    
Ipswich Town 1 Derby County 1
 Portman Road Stadium, Ipswich (11,618)
Leadbetter ~ Hall
    
Leyton Orient 2 Liverpool 0
 Brisbane Road Stadium, Leyton (13,007)
McDonald, Johnston
    
Lincoln City 5 Charlton Athletic 3
 Sincil Bank, Lincoln (9,906)
Graver (3), Hawksworth, McClelland ~ Summers, Lawrie, Gratton OG
Charlton were without John Hewie
    
Portsmouth 2 Rotherham United 0
 Fratton Park, Portsmouth (12,981)
Harris, Cutler
    
Stoke City 0 Cardiff City 1
 Victoria Ground, Stoke (9,548)
Watkins
 
Sunderland 1 Scunthorpe United 0
 Roker Park, Sunderland (16,952)
Fogarty
  
Swansea Town 2 Sheffield United 1
 Vetch Field, Swansea (12,404)
Reynolds
(2) ~ Pace
 
Villa's win took them straight back to the first division, after a year's absence, and Cardiff joined them, a week later, on Easter Saturday, by beating them 1-0, but Villa recovered to win the title.
Division Two Table
Team P Home Away F A
W D L W D L
Aston Villa 38 15 3 1 8 6 5 84 38 55
Cardiff City 38 14 1 3 8 9 3 86 58 54
 
Middlesbrough 37 13 4 1 5 4 10 84 57 44
Huddersfield Town 37 12 3 4 5 6 7 66 45 43
Rotherham United 37 8 7 3 8 4 7 57 51 43
Ipswich Town 37 12 5 2 6 1 11 73 56 42
Sheffield United 37 11 3 4 5 7 7 62 49 42
Charlton Athletic 37 10 7 1 5 5 9 77 76 42
Liverpool 37 12 3 3 4 6 9 77 64 41
Bristol Rovers 37 10 6 3 5 4 9 65 72 40
Leyton Orient 37 10 4 5 3 9 6 68 54 39
Swansea Town 36 10 6 2 3 3 12 71 74 35
Lincoln City 37 9 3 7 5 3 10 67 69 34
Scunthorpe United 37 8 6 4 4 3 12 50 60 33
Stoke City 38 8 3 9 5 4 9 62 77 33
Brighton & Hove Albion 37 6 7 6 4 4 10 57 68 31
Portsmouth 37 6 5 8 4 5 9 56 66 30
Sunderland 37 7 5 7 3 5 10 47 60 30
Derby County 37 8 4 6 4 2 13 53 70 30
Plymouth Argyle 38 8 6 5 2 3 14 54 86 29
 
Bristol City 36 7 3 8 2 2 14 47 81 23
Hull City 37 6 4 8 2 3 14 41 73 23
 
Division Two Leading Goalscorers
36 - Brian Clough (Middlesbrough)
24 - Tommy Johnston (L. Orient)
     
Football League Division Three: 
 
Accrington Stanley 0 Halifax Town 5
 Peel Park, Accrington (2,650)
Whitelaw, Holmes (3 (1 pen), Large
    
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 2 Bury 1
 Dean Court, Bournemouth (10,089)
Dowsett, Jones ~ Jackson
 
Bradford City 3 Port Vale 1
 Valley Parade, Bradford (5,986)
Jackson, Reid (2) ~ Poole
 
Chesterfield 1 Southend United 0
 Recreation Ground, Chesterfield (5,423)
Bain
    
Coventry City 2 Norwich City 1
 Highfield Road, Coventry (27,806)
Hill, Hewitt ~ Whitehouse
    
Grimsby Town 0 Reading 1
 Blundell Park, Cleethorpes (7,604)
Reeves
    
Newport County 0 Mansfield Town 1
 Somerton Park, Newport (4,473)
Delapenha
    
Queen's Park Rangers 1 Shrewsbury Town 1
 Loftus Road Stadium, Shepherd's Bush (6,831)
Bedford ~ Ambler
    
Swindon Town 4 Colchester United 3
 County Ground, Swindon (7,342)
Morgan, Summerbee, Gauld
(2) ~ Wright, Williams, King
    
Tranmere Rovers 2 Barnsley 0
 Prenton Park, Birkenhead (6,274)
Bracewell, Barnett
 
Wrexham 2 Southampton 1
 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham (7,583)
Evans, Harbertson
(pen) ~ O'Brien
 
York City 0 Brentford 1
 Bootham Crescent, York (4,751)
Towers
 
The top two both lost, but no team would be able to catch them. Accrington's home form let them down again and they dropped into the fourth division for the first time, even though only three third-division clubs would win more away games than them, champions, Southampton not one of them. Less than two years later, they resigned from the league having amassed debts of 63,000.
Division Three Table
Team P Home Away F A
W D L W D L
Southampton 40 16 3 1 6 6 8 93 68 53
Norwich City 41 13 3 3 8 6 8 71 50 51
 
Coventry City 40 13 5 2 7 4 9 74 53 49
Bury 40 12 2 6 8 5 7 58 40 47
Shrewsbury Town 40 12 4 4 5 7 8 91 70 45
Brentford 40 12 4 3 6 3 12 68 57 43
Grimsby Town 40 10 6 4 5 7 8 76 65 43
Bournemouth & Boscombe A. 40 11 7 2 5 4 11 67 59 43
Colchester United 41 13 6 1 3 5 13 73 65 43
Queen's Park Rangers 40 12 6 2 4 4 12 64 49 42
Bradford City 39 9 7 5 5 5 8 62 57 40
Halifax Town 38 11 2 6 5 6 8 60 60 40
Barnsley 41 12 5 3 2 7 12 58 61 40
Swindon Town 40 10 5 5 7 1 12 60 65 40
Newport County 41 14 2 5 3 3 14 72 74 39
Port Vale 40 13 4 3 3 3 14 63 67 39
Reading 39 11 2 7 4 5 10 75 71 37
Southend United 40 12 3 5 2 5 13 62 66 36
York City 41 10 5 5 2 7 12 51 64 36
Chesterfield 40 11 3 7 4 2 13 62 78 35
 
Tranmere Rovers 40 10 7 3 2 3 15 65 71 34
Wrexham 40 11 3 6 2 3 15 62 90 32
Mansfield Town 40 9 4 6 4 1 16 71 103 31
Accrington Stanley 41 4 4 14 6 0 13 52 107 24
 
Division Three Leading Goalscorers
36 - Derek Reeves (Southampton)
31 - Arthur Rowley (Shrewsbury) - 4 pens
     
Football League Division Four: 
 
Aldershot 2 Oldham Athletic 0
 Recreation Ground, Aldershot (6,264)
Norris, Lawlor
    
Barrow 5 Carlisle United 1
 Holker Street, Barrow (4,241)
Clark
(2 pens), Robertson, Bannan, Murdoch ~ R.Thompson
 
Darlington 0 Watford 3
 Feethams Ground, Darlington (4,149)
Holton, Gregory, Uphill
 
Doncaster Rovers 1 Crystal Palace 2
 Belle Vue, Doncaster (6,105)
Walker ~ Summersby, Roche
    
Gateshead 1 Exeter City 0
 Redheugh Park, Gateshead (2,227)
Murray
    
Gillingham 0 Notts County 1
 Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham (7,655)
Forrest
    
Millwall 4 Hartlepools United 0
 The Den, New Cross (11,356)
Broadfoot
(2), Ackerman, Lovett
     
Northampton Town 1 Chester 0
 County Ground, Northampton (7,037)
Deakin
 
Rochdale 3 Stockport County 0
 Spotland, Rochdale (3,917)
Spencer, Lord, Barnes
 
Southport 1 Walsall 4
 Haig Avenue, Southport (3,842)
Ashe (pen)
~ Dudley, Richards, Taylor (2)
 
Torquay United 5 Crewe Alexandra 2
 Plainmoor, Torquay (5,857)
Northcott (2), Cox, James, Warhurst
OG ~ Russell, M.Jones
  
Workington 0 Bradford 1
 Borough Park, Workington (2,748)
Allan
Gateshead only finished third from bottom and it was the first time since the war that they had finished in the re-election zone, but Peterborough United from the Midland League gained almost twice as many votes as them, and Gateshead were voted out of the Football League.
Division Four Table
Team P Home Away F A
W D L W D L
Walsall 38 14 4 3 11 3 3 86 44 57
Notts County 40 17 1 2 6 5 9 93 59 52
Torquay United 39 15 2 3 9 2 8 74 49 52
Millwall 41 10 8 3 6 8 6 73 55 48
                     
Watford 39 14 1 4 5 6 9 74 59 45
Bradford 40 12 7 1 5 4 11 63 58 45
Crystal Palace 40 10 6 4 7 4 9 79 59 44
Rochdale 41 14 3 4 3 6 11 58 50 43
Aldershot 42 14 4 3 4 3 14 76 69 43
Stockport County 41 13 5 2 4 4 13 52 52 43
Exeter City 40 11 6 3 5 4 11 68 62 42
Northampton Town 38 11 4 4 6 3 10 68 57 41
Gillingham 38 14 3 2 2 6 11 61 58 41
Workington 41 9 7 4 4 6 11 64 54 39
Chester 41 10 6 4 4 4 13 53 62 38
Crewe Alexandra 40 13 2 5 2 5 13 69 82 37
Doncaster Rovers 39 11 3 7 3 4 11 56 64 35
Carlisle United 40 8 4 8 5 5 10 42 59 35
Darlington 39 9 5 5 4 3 13 47 61 34
Barrow 38 10 7 2 2 2 15 68 73 33
                   
Gateshead 40 10 3 7 0 6 14 51 72 29
Southport 39 8 6 5 1 5 14 40 79 29
Oldham Athletic 39 4 7 7 3 4 14 33 65 25
Hartlepools United 41 8 2 10 1 4 16 53 100 24
 
Division Four Leading Goalscorers
33 - Cliff Holton (Watford) - 5 pens
27 - Dennis Uphill (Watford) - 2 pens
Other Football Results:
SCHOOLBOY INTERNATIONAL
England 3 Wales 0 [0-0]
 Boleyn Ground, Upton Park

Hewitt (2), Atkinson
England fielded future Chelsea captain, Ron Harris and two players who were to achieve more success as managers than players; Barry Fry and David Pleat.
Source Notes  
Original Newspaper Reports
The Football League Match by Match 1959/60 (editor: Tony Brown): SoccerData 2006
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