Saturday 9 April 2016 16:26, UK
This summer marks the 35th anniversary of the three-point win in English league football, but what if the two-point win had remained?
The three-point win was first proposed in 1981 by Jimmy Hill, but did not reach other countries and competitions until over a decade later.
The new rule was introduced to the World Cup and European Championship qualifying in 1994, before reaching Spain and the Champions League in 1995.
Prior to 1981, two points were awarded for a win and one for a draw, but the current system of three points for a win and one for a draw is adopted in the majority of football leagues worldwide.
Would English and world football have looked any different? In hindsight, Manchester United would have won five straight Premier League titles between 1993 and 1997, the outcomes of both Euro 2000 and Euro 2004 may have been different, and Newcastle fans would have been spared some heartbreak...
1984/85 - Coventry would have been relegated to the second division with 35 points, while Norwich would have stayed up with 36 points
1992/93 - Oldham would have finished 20th and been relegated with 36 points, while Crystal Palace would have finished 18th on 38 points and survived
1993/94 - Southampton would have been relegated with 31 points; Sheffield United would have stayed up with 34 points.
1994/95 - Manchester United would have won the Premier League instead of actual winners Blackburn with a +49 to +41 goal difference
1999/00 - Liverpool would have qualified for the Champions League in third place ahead of Leeds with a goal difference of +21 to +15.
2008/09 - Hull would have been relegated in 18th place instead of Newcastle with a goal difference of -25 to -19, with both finishing on 27 points.
2009/10 - Manchester City would have finished fourth ahead of Tottenham, both on 49 points, but with a goal difference of +28 to +26.
2010/11 - Wolves, with 29 points, would have been relegated in 18th place instead of Birmingham, on 31 points.
Euro 2000 Qualifying - eventual winners France would have gone to a play-off instead of qualifying top of their group. Ukraine would have qualified for the Euros on a goal difference of +10 to +7.
Euro 2004 Qualifying - eventual winners Greece would have gone to a play-off instead of qualifying top of their group. Spain would have qualified for the Euros on aggregate goal difference between two sides (2-1 to Spain).
World Cup 2010 - New Zealand would have qualified for the knockout stages from Group F on three points, ahead of Slovakia on goal difference (0 compared to -1)
La Liga 2006/07 - Barcelona would have been champions ahead of Real Madrid with 54 points to 53 points. The win for Real on the last day of the season was David Beckham's only title with Real Madrid.