Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Thirteen – Tight At The Top

By Ian  |   The Ball  |   October 25, 2013  |     11

Christmas 1980 arrived with two points separating Liverpool, Aston Villa and Ipswich Town at the top of the First Division table, and our three matches from the post-Christmas period comes from the Saturday that came two days after this break. In our first match, Ipswich Town travelled to Highbury to fourth placed Arsenal, who were just two points behind them in the table, whilst in our second match, West Bromwich Albion played Manchester United, with United in fifth place in the table and Albion in eighth place, but both teams were tied on twenty-six points, a further two points behind Arsenal in the table. Finally, out third match comes from the top of the Second Division, with extended highlights of an East London derby match between leaders West Ham United and Orient.

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Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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