On 26 May 1947, Wolves won 1-0 at Huddersfield to go top, Man Utd beat Sheff Utd 6-2 at home to go second (completing their fixtures for the season), while Stoke won 1-0 at Aston Villa to go third, with Wolves, Stoke and Liverpool all having one game to play.
Liverpool visited Wolves on 31 May 1947 and won 2-1 to go top, both clubs thereby completing their fixtures for the season. If Wolves had won, they would have been champions. If Wolves had drawn, only Stoke could have overtaken them.
On the other hand, Stoke have to date not been English champions.