1954–55 in English football
The 1954-1955 season was the 75th season of competitive football in
England, from August 1954to May 1955:
September 29 1954- Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers and FA Cup holders West Bromwich Albion share the Charity Shield after a 4-4 draw.
November 16 1954- Wolverhampton Wanderers defeat Spartak Moscow 4-0 at Molineux, a team widely regarded as one of the best in the world.
December 13 1954- Wolves restore some pride to English football with a 3-2 win over Budapest Honvéd FCof Hungary, a team containing seven Hungarian internationals who defeated England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953, including Ferenc Puskás. It prompts the famous newspaperheadline, which proclaims Wolves as the best team in the world.
1955- Gabriel Hanot's proposal for a European Champions' Cup is formally endorsed at the UEFAcongress.
April 2 1955- England win the British Home Championshipafter a 7-2 defeat of Scotland, in which the 40-year-old Stanley Matthewscreates five goals and the 18-year-old Manchester United protege Duncan Edwardsmakes his debut.
April 18 1955- Inauguration of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
April 23 1955- Chelsea secure the championship with a 3-0 home win against Sheffield Wednesday.
May 4 1955- Birmingham City win 5-1 at Doncaster Rovers to finish level on points with both Luton Town and Rotherham United in the Second Division. On goal average, Birmingham are promoted as champions, Luton as runners-up while Rotherham miss out.
May 7 1955- Newcastle United win the FA Cup, defeating Manchester City 3-1 at Wembley. Jackie Milburnopens the scoring after just 45 seconds - a Wembley Cup final record which stands for the next 42 years.
P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points
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