1989–90 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1989–90 season
Chairman Terry Shipman
Manager David Pleat
Second Division 13th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Full Members Cup First round
Top goalscorer McAllister (10)
Average home league attendance 11,715

During the 1989–90 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1989–90 season, the Foxes had a very poor start to the season with only 1 win from the first 12 league games that saw Leicester bottom of the second tier of English football for the first time since February 1915. At the end of the year, the Foxes found form with 6 wins from 7 games guided Leicester to mid-table and stayed there for most of the season, settling for a 13th place finish. In March 1990, there was another chapter in the club's boardroom history when chairman Terry Shipman's father Len died at the age of 87.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Leeds United 46 16 6 1 46 18 8 7 8 33 34 79 52 +27 85
2 Sheffield United 46 14 5 4 43 27 10 8 5 35 31 78 58 +20 85
3 Newcastle United 46 17 4 2 51 26 5 10 8 29 29 80 55 +25 80
4 Swindon Town 46 12 6 5 49 29 8 8 7 30 30 79 59 +20 74
5 Blackburn Rovers 46 10 9 4 43 30 9 8 6 31 29 74 60 +14 74
6 Sunderland 46 10 8 5 41 32 10 6 7 29 32 70 64 +8 74 [notes3 1]
7 West Ham United 46 14 5 4 50 22 6 7 10 30 35 80 57 +23 72
8 Oldham Athletic 46 15 7 1 50 23 4 7 12 20 34 70 57 +13 71
9 Ipswich Town 46 13 7 3 38 22 6 5 12 29 44 67 51 +16 69
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 12 5 6 37 20 6 8 9 30 40 67 50 +17 67
11 Port Vale 46 11 9 3 37 20 4 7 12 25 37 62 57 +5 61
12 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 40 34 6 8 9 22 31 62 65 –3 61
13 Leicester City 46 10 8 5 34 29 5 6 12 33 50 67 79 –12 59
14 Hull City 46 7 8 8 27 31 7 8 8 31 34 58 65 –7 58
15 Watford 46 11 6 6 41 28 3 9 11 17 32 58 60 –2 57
16 Plymouth Argyle 46 9 8 6 30 23 5 5 13 28 40 58 63 –5 55
17 Oxford United 46 8 7 8 35 31 7 2 14 22 35 57 66 –9 54
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 10 6 7 28 27 5 3 15 28 45 56 72 –16 54
19 Barnsley 46 7 9 7 22 23 6 6 11 27 48 49 71 –22 54
20 West Bromwich Albion 46 6 8 9 35 37 6 7 10 32 34 67 71 –4 51
21 Middlesbrough 46 10 3 10 33 29 3 8 12 19 34 52 63 –11 50
22 Bournemouth 46 8 6 9 30 31 4 6 13 27 45 57 76 –19 48
23 Bradford City 46 9 6 8 26 24 0 8 15 18 44 44 68 –24 41
24 Stoke City 46 4 11 8 20 24 2 8 13 15 39 35 63 –28 37
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  1. ^ Sunderland were eventually promoted after prosecutions against Swindon Town.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Leicester City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 1989 Hull City A 1–1 8,158 Clarke
23 August 1989 Blackburn Rovers H 0–1 11,411
26 August 1989 Newcastle United H 2–2 13,693 McAllister, Spearing
2 September 1989 Watford A 1–3 10,252 McAllister
9 September 1989 West Bromwich Albion H 1–3 10,700 Reid
16 September 1989 Bradford City A 0–2 8,732
23 September 1989 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–0 8,926 Glover
27 September 1989 Sunderland H 2–3 10,843 Williams, Paris
30 September 1989 Oldham Athletic A 0–1 6,407
7 October 1989 Port Vale A 1–2 7,268 Reid
14 October 1989 Oxford United H 0–0 8,199
17 October 1989 Plymouth Argyle A 1–3 10,037 Reid
21 October 1989 Swindon Town H 2–1 8,547 Reid (2)
28 October 1989 Barnsley A 2–2 6,856 North, Wright
1 November 1989 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–0 16,580
4 November 1989 Sheffield United A 1–1 15,971 North
11 November 1989 Leeds United H 4–3 18,032 Ramsey (2), Moran, McAllister
18 November 1989 Ipswich Town H 0–1 11,661
25 November 1989 Stoke City A 1–0 12,264 Mills
2 December 1989 Hull City H 2–1 8,616 Paris, McAllister (pen)
9 December 1989 Blackburn Rovers A 4–2 7,538 McAllister (pen), Morgan, Campbell, Wright
16 December 1989 Middlesbrough A 1–4 11,428 McAllister (pen)
26 December 1989 Bournemouth H 2–1 14,128 Campbell, Mills
30 December 1989 West Ham United H 1–0 16,925 Mauchlen
1 January 1990 Portsmouth A 3–2 9,387 Moran, Campbell (2)
13 January 1990 Newcastle United A 4–5 20,785 Wright, Walsh, McAllister, Campbell
20 January 1990 Watford H 1–1 11,466 Mills
10 February 1990 Bradford City A 1–1 10,281 Oldfield
17 February 1990 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–1 7,498
21 February 1990 West Bromwich Albion A 1–0 10,902 Oldfield
24 February 1990 Stoke City H 2–1 12,245 Oldfield, Reid
3 March 1990 Ipswich Town A 2–2 12,237 Walsh, Oldfield
10 March 1990 Sunderland A 2–2 13,017 Mills, James
17 March 1990 Port Vale H 2–0 10,076 North, Walsh
21 March 1990 Oxford United A 2–4 5,744 Reid, McAllister
24 March 1990 Plymouth Argyle H 1–1 9,395 McAllister (pen)
31 March 1990 Swindon Town A 1–1 8,561 Kelly
3 April 1990 Oldham Athletic H 3–0 10,368 North, Kelly (2)
7 April 1990 Barnsley H 2–2 8,620 Kelly (2)
10 April 1990 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–5 18,175
14 April 1990 Portsmouth H 1–1 8,407 James
17 April 1990 Bournemouth A 3–2 6,781 North, Oldfield, Reid
21 April 1990 Middlesbrough H 2–1 9,203 Kelly (2)
28 April 1990 Leeds United A 1–2 32,597 McAllister
2 May 1990 West Ham United A 1–3 17,939 Ramsey
5 May 1990 Sheffield United H 2–5 21,134 Mills, North

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1989-90 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 1990 Barnsley H 1–2 16,278 Paris

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 19 September 1989 Crystal Palace A 2–1 7,382 Kitson, Reid
R2 Second Leg 4 October 1989 Crystal Palace H 2–3 (lost on away goals) 10,283 Clarke, Paris

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 14 November 1989 Charlton Athletic A 1–2 1,565 Campbell

Squad[edit]

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 Martin Hodge
- England DF Rob Johnson
- England DF Tony Spearing
- Scotland MF Ali Mauchlen (captain)
- England DF Alan Paris
- Scotland DF Allan Evans
- England FW Kevin Russell
- Scotland MF Tommy Wright
- Scotland MF Gary McAllister
- England MF Gary Mills
- England MF Paul Reid
- Northern Ireland MF Paul Ramsey
- England DF Steve Walsh
- England DF Tony James
- England DF Simon Morgan
No. Position Player
- England FW Paul Kitson
- Scotland FW Lee Glover (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
- England MF Darren Williams
- England FW Marc North
- England MF Scott Oakes
- England GK Carl Muggleton
- England FW Paul Moran (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
- England FW Kevin Campbell (on loan from Arsenal)
- England MF Jason Peake
- England DF Ian Baraclough
- England MF David Oldfield
- Republic of Ireland FW David Kelly
- England DF Richard Smith
- England DF Des Linton
- England MF Gary Fitzpatrick

Left club during the season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England FW Steve Wilkinson (to Mansfield Town)
- England MF Dave Puttnam (to Lincoln City)
No. Position Player
- England FW Wayne Clarke (to Manchester City)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leicester City 1989-1990 Home". statto.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29.