1983–84 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1983–84 season
Chairman Terry Shipman
Manager Gordon Milne
First Division 15th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Lineker (22)
Average home league attendance 14,923

During the 1983–84 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1983–84 season, Leicester got off to the worst possible start with 6 successive league defeats which represented the Foxes' worst start to a season and labelled them as early relegation favourites. After going out of the League Cup though, their form picked up with only 2 defeats in their next 15 league games from the end of October until the end of January. Their relegation worries were formally avoided when Leicester beat East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Filbert Street on 5 May with 2 games to spare and the Foxes finished the season in a fairly comfortable 15th place.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 14 5 2 50 12 8 9 4 23 20 73 32 +41 80
2 Southampton 42 15 4 2 44 17 7 7 7 22 21 66 38 +28 77
3 Nottingham Forest 42 14 4 3 47 17 8 4 9 29 28 76 45 +31 74
4 Manchester United 42 14 3 4 43 18 6 11 4 28 23 71 41 +30 74
5 Queens Park Rangers 42 14 4 3 37 12 8 3 10 30 25 67 37 +30 73
6 Arsenal 42 10 5 6 41 29 8 4 9 33 31 74 60 +14 63
7 Everton 42 9 9 3 21 12 7 5 9 23 30 44 42 +2 62
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 4 6 31 24 6 6 9 33 41 64 65 –1 61
9 West Ham United 42 10 4 7 39 24 7 5 9 21 31 60 55 +5 60
10 Aston Villa 42 14 3 4 34 22 3 6 12 25 39 59 61 –2 60
11 Watford 42 9 7 5 36 31 7 2 12 32 46 68 77 –9 57
12 Ipswich Town 42 11 4 6 34 23 4 4 13 21 34 55 57 –2 53
13 Sunderland 42 8 9 4 26 18 5 4 12 16 35 42 53 –11 52
14 Norwich City 42 9 8 4 34 20 3 7 11 14 29 48 49 –1 51
15 Leicester City 42 11 5 5 40 30 2 7 12 25 38 65 68 –3 51
16 Luton Town 42 7 5 9 30 33 7 4 10 23 33 53 66 –13 51
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 4 7 30 25 4 5 12 18 37 48 62 –14 51
18 Stoke City 42 11 4 6 30 23 2 7 12 14 40 44 63 –19 50
19 Coventry City 42 8 5 8 33 33 5 6 10 24 44 57 77 –20 50
20 Birmingham City 42 7 7 7 19 18 5 5 11 20 32 39 50 –11 48
21 Notts County 42 6 7 8 31 36 4 4 13 19 36 50 72 –22 41
22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 4 8 9 15 28 2 3 16 12 52 27 80 –53 29
  • Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
League Cup Winners, see Liverpool
Relegated

Results[edit]

Leicester City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
27 August 1983 Notts County H 0–4 14,838
31 August 1983 Luton Town H 0–3 11,929
3 September 1983 West Bromwich Albion A 0–1 12,016
6 September 1983 West Ham United A 1–3 22,131 Lineker
10 September 1983 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–3 15,886
17 September 1983 Coventry City A 1–2 12,377 Lineker
24 September 1983 Stoke City H 2–2 10,215 Jones, Lineker
1 October 1983 Birmingham City A 1–2 15,212 Lineker
19 October 1983 Norwich City A 1–3 13,780 Eastoe
22 October 1983 Ipswich Town A 0–0 14,944
29 October 1983 Everton H 2–0 10,953 A Smith, Ramsey
5 November 1983 Watford A 3–3 15,807 Lynex (2, 1 pen), Banks
12 November 1983 Manchester United H 1–1 24,409 Lynex
19 November 1983 Aston Villa A 1–3 19,024 Lynex (pen)
26 November 1983 Arsenal H 3–0 14,777 Lineker, Lynex, A Smith
30 November 1983 Southampton H 2–1 14,181 A Smith, Lineker
4 December 1983 Nottingham Forest A 2–3 23,248 Jones, A Smith
10 December 1983 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 5–1 10,969 Lineker, A Smith (3), Lynex
18 December 1983 Sunderland A 1–1 16,993 Hazell
26 December 1983 Queens Park Rangers H 2–1 17,460 Lineker, Lynex
27 December 1983 Liverpool A 2–2 33,664 A Smith, Banks
31 December 1983 West Bromwich Albion H 1–1 15,128 Lynex (pen)
2 January 1984 Stoke City A 1–0 13,728 A Smith
14 January 1984 Notts County A 5–2 10,607 MacDonald, Lineker (3), Peake
21 January 1984 Coventry City H 1–1 16,262 Lineker
4 February 1984 Birmingham City H 2–3 13,770 A Smith (2)
11 February 1984 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–3 28,410 Lineker (2)
25 February 1984 Ipswich Town H 2–0 11,399 A Smith, O'Neill
3 March 1984 Watford H 4–1 13,295 Peake (2), Lineker, A Smith
10 March 1984 Manchester United A 0–2 39,473
17 March 1984 West Ham United H 4–1 13,533 Hazell, Lynex (2, 1 pen), Lineker
20 March 1984 Everton A 1–1 15,142 Lineker
24 March 1984 Luton Town A 0–0 10,509
31 March 1984 Norwich City H 2–1 11,278 A Smith (2)
7 April 1984 Southampton A 2–2 17,455 Lineker (2)
14 April 1984 Aston Villa H 2–0 13,366 O'Neill, Banks
18 April 1984 Liverpool H 3–3 26,553 Peake, Lynex, Lineker
21 April 1984 Queens Park Rangers A 0–2 12,360
28 April 1984 Arsenal A 1–2 24,143 Lineker
5 May 1984 Nottingham Forest H 2–1 16,600 Lynex, Lineker
7 May 1984 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–1 7,405
12 May 1984 Sunderland H 0–2 12,627

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1983-84 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1984 Crystal Palace A 0–1 11,497

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 5 October 1983 Chelsea H 0–2 7,798
R2 2nd leg 25 October 1983 Chelsea A 2–0 (lost 3-4 on pens) 15,666 A Smith, English

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- England GK Mark Wallington
- Northern Ireland MF Paul Ramsey
- Scotland DF Bobby Smith
- Scotland MF Kevin MacDonald
- England MF Ian Banks
- England DF Larry May
- Northern Ireland DF John O'Neill
- England MF Steve Lynex
- England FW Gary Lineker
- England FW Alan Smith
- England FW Robbie Jones
No. Position Player
- Scotland MF Ian Wilson
- England MF Andy Peake
- Scotland DF David Rennie
- England FW Tommy English
- England GK Mark Grew
- Scotland DF Tommy Williams
- England DF Bob Hazell
- England FW Peter Eastoe (on loan from West Brom)
- England DF Andy Feeley
- England GK Ian Andrews
- England MF Rob Kelly

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