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The league table for the 1896-1897 season

# Team P W D L F A W D L F A G.Avg PTS
1 Aston Villa 30 10 3 2 36 16 11 2 2 37 22 1.92 47
2 Sheffield United 30 6 4 5 22 16 7 6 2 20 13 1.45 36
3 Derby 30 10 2 3 45 22 6 2 7 25 28 1.40 36
4 Preston North End 30 8 4 3 35 21 3 8 4 20 19 1.38 34
5 Liverpool FC 30 7 6 2 25 10 5 3 7 21 28 1.21 33
6 The Wednesday 30 9 4 2 29 11 1 7 7 13 26 1.14 31
7 Everton 30 8 1 6 42 29 6 2 7 20 28 1.09 31
8 Bolton Wanderers 30 7 3 5 22 18 5 3 7 18 25 0.93 30
9 Bury 30 7 5 3 25 15 3 5 7 14 29 0.89 30
10 Wolves 30 6 4 5 26 14 5 2 8 19 27 1.10 28
11 Nottingham Forest 30 8 3 4 30 16 1 5 9 14 33 0.90 26
12 WBA 30 7 2 6 18 16 3 4 8 15 40 0.59 26
13 Stoke 30 8 3 4 30 18 3 0 12 18 41 0.81 25
14 Blackburn Rovers 30 8 1 6 27 25 3 2 10 8 37 0.56 25
15 Sunderland 30 4 6 5 21 21 3 3 9 13 26 0.72 23
16 Burnley 30 4 5 6 25 25 2 2 11 18 36 0.70 19