First Division Table 1988/89

  P W D L F A GD Pts
CFirst Division Champions 1 Arsenal 38 22 10 6 73 36 +37 76
  2 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 65 28 +37 76
  3 Nottingham Forest 38 17 13 8 64 43 +21 64
  4 Norwich City 38 17 11 10 48 45 +3 62
  5 Derby County 38 17 7 14 40 38 +2 58
  6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 15 12 11 60 46 +14 57
  7 Coventry City 38 14 13 11 47 42 +5 55
  8 Everton 38 14 12 12 50 45 +5 54
  9 Queens Park Rangers 38 14 11 12 43 37 +6 53
  10 Millwall 38 14 11 13 47 52 -5 53
  11 Manchester Utd 38 13 12 13 45 35 +10 51
  12 Wimbledon 38 14 9 15 50 46 +4 51
  13 Southampton 38 10 15 13 52 66 -14 45
  14 Charlton Athletic 38 10 12 16 44 58 -14 42
  15 Sheffield Wednesday 38 10 12 16 34 51 -17 42
  16 Luton Town 38 10 11 17 42 52 -10 41
  17 Aston Villa 38 9 13 16 45 56 -11 40
RRelegation position 18 Middlesbrough 38 9 12 17 44 61 -17 39
RRelegation position 19 West Ham Utd 38 10 8 20 37 62 -25 38
RRelegation position 20 Newcastle Utd 38 7 10 21 32 63 -31 31

3 points for a win
Goal difference (GD) applies if teams are level on points.
Goals scored applies if teams are level on points and goal difference.

C = League Champions
R = Relegated

Arsenal and Liverpool were equal on points and goal difference. Arsenal won the First Division on the number of goals scored.