1948–49 Arsenal F.C. season

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Arsenal
1948–49 season
Chairman Bracewell Smith
Manager Tom Whittaker
Stadium Highbury
First Division 5th
FA Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League:

All:

The 1948–49 season was Arsenal's 30th consecutive season in the top division of English football.

Results[edit]

Arsenal's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Charity Shield[edit]

Arsenal entered the FA Charity Shield as 1947-48 League champions, in which they faced FA Cup winners Manchester United.

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
6 October 1948 Manchester United H 4–3 31,000

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
21 August 1948 Huddersfield Town A 1–1
25 August 1948 Stoke City H 3–0
28 August 1948 Manchester United H 0–1
30 August 1948 Stoke City A 0–1
4 September 1948 Sheffield United A 1–1
8 September 1948 Liverpool H 1–1
11 September 1948 Aston Villa H 3–1
15 September 1948 Liverpool A 1–0
18 September 1948 Sunderland A 1–1
25 September 1948 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3–1
2 October 1948 Bolton Wanderers A 0–1
9 October 1948 Burnley H 3–1
16 October 1948 Preston North End A 1–1
23 October 1948 Everton H 5–0
30 October 1948 Chelsea A 1–0
6 November 1948 Birmingham City H 2–0
13 November 1948 Middlesbrough A 1–0
20 November 1948 Newcastle United H 0–1
27 November 1948 Portsmouth A 1–4
4 December 1948 Manchester City H 1–1
11 December 1948 Charlton Athletic A 3–4
18 December 1948 Huddersfield Town H 3–0
25 December 1948 Derby County H 3–3
27 December 1948 Derby County A 1–2
1 January 1949 Manchester United A 0–2
15 January 1949 Sheffield United H 5–3
22 January 1949 Aston Villa A 0–1
5 February 1949 Sunderland H 5–0
19 February 1949 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3–1
26 February 1949 Bolton Wanderers H 5–0
5 March 1949 Burnley A 1–1
12 March 1949 Preston North End H 0–0
19 March 1949 Newcastle United A 2–3
2 April 1949 Birmingham City A 1–1
9 April 1949 Middlesbrough H 1–1
15 April 1949 Blackpool A 1–1
16 April 1949 Everton A 0–0
18 April 1949 Blackpool H 2–0
23 April 1949 Chelsea H 1–2
27 April 1949 Manchester City A 3–0
4 May 1949 Portsmouth H 3–2
7 May 1949 Charlton Athletic H 2–0

Final League Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Portsmouth 42 18 3 0 52 12 7 5 9 32 30 84 42 2.000 +42 58
2 Manchester United 42 11 7 3 40 20 10 4 7 37 24 77 44 1.750 +33 53
3 Derby County 42 17 2 2 48 22 5 7 9 26 33 74 55 1.345 +19 53
4 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 35 29 8 7 6 35 27 70 56 1.250 +14 52
5 Arsenal 42 13 5 3 51 18 5 8 8 23 26 74 44 1.682 +30 49
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 48 19 4 7 10 31 47 79 66 1.197 +13 46
7 Manchester City 42 10 8 3 28 21 5 7 9 19 30 47 51 0.922 –4 45
8 Sunderland 42 8 10 3 27 19 5 7 9 22 39 49 58 0.845 –9 43
9 Charlton Athletic 42 10 5 6 38 31 5 7 9 25 36 63 67 0.940 –4 42
10 Aston Villa 42 10 6 5 40 36 6 4 11 20 40 60 76 0.789 –16 42
11 Stoke City 42 14 3 4 43 24 2 6 13 23 44 66 68 0.971 –2 41
12 Liverpool 42 5 10 6 25 18 8 4 9 28 25 53 43 1.233 +10 40
13 Chelsea 42 10 6 5 43 27 2 8 11 26 41 69 68 1.015 +1 38
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 10 4 7 43 32 4 6 11 16 36 59 68 0.868 –9 38
15 Burnley 42 10 6 5 27 19 2 8 11 16 31 43 50 0.860 –7 38
16 Blackpool 42 8 8 5 24 25 3 8 10 30 42 54 67 0.806 –13 38
17 Birmingham City 42 9 7 5 19 10 2 8 11 17 28 36 38 0.947 –2 37
18 Everton 42 12 5 4 33 25 1 6 14 8 38 41 63 0.651 –22 37
19 Middlesbrough 42 10 6 5 37 23 1 6 14 9 34 46 57 0.807 –11 34
20 Huddersfield Town 42 6 7 8 19 24 6 3 12 21 45 40 69 0.580 –29 34
21 Preston North End 42 8 6 7 36 36 3 5 13 26 39 62 75 0.827 –13 33
22 Sheffield United 42 8 9 4 32 25 3 2 16 25 53 57 78 0.731 –21 33

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
League Champions
FA Cup winners
Relegated

FA Cup[edit]

Arsenal entered the FA Cup in the third round, in which they were drawn to face Tottenham Hotspur.

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1949 Tottenham Hotspur H 3–0
R4 29 January 1949 Derby County A 0–1

See also[edit]

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