Portsmouth Keeps Title in British Soccer Loop: Beats Aston Villa in Season Finale to Hold Goal Average, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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Portsmouth Keeps Title In British Soccer Loop Beats Aston Villa in Season Finale to Hold Goal Average LONDON, England, May 6 UP.— Portsmouth won the British Soccer League championship for the second straight year today by trouncing Aston Villa 5 to 1 as the 1949-50 soccer season came to an end. The five tallies insured Portsmouth a superior goal average over Wolverhampton to clinch the title. Wolverhampton made an all-out effort, however, beating Birmingham 6 to 1 to finish with 53 points, but this goal aggregate of 76-49 fell short of Portsmouths 74-38. Manchester City and Birmingham both lost their respective matches and will be relegated to the second division. Tottenham, champions of the second division, was engaged in a photo finish to decide which team would join it in the first division. Tottenham played a scoreless time with Sheffield, which enabled them to pass their local rivals, Sheffield United, by the narrow"~margin of .8 in the goal averages. Bradford and Plymouth ended up in the last two, places in the second division and will be relegated to the third division. They will be replaced by Doncaster and Notts County, who won in the third division north and third division south, respectively. The London first division club, Arsenal, completed the list of honors for Southern England last Saturday by beating Liverpool 2 to 0 in the Football Association Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

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