1990–91 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1990–91 season
Chairman Terry Shipman (until January 1991)
Martin George (from January 1991)
Manager David Pleat (until January 1991)
Gordon Lee (caretaker manager from January 1991)
Football League Second Division 22nd
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Full Members Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: David Kelly (14)
All: Kelly (15)
Average home league attendance 11,546

During the 1990–91 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary[edit]

David Pleat oversaw one of Leicester's most unsuccessful periods in its history during the 1990–91 season. He was sacked in January 1991 after a 3-1 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers left Leicester fourth from bottom. Gordon Lee was put in charge of the club until the end of the season. Leicester won their final game of the season which guided them clear of relegation to the third tier of the Football League at the expense of West Bromwich Albion.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GF GA GD Pts
1 Oldham Athletic (C) 46 17 5 1 55 21 8 8 7 28 32 83 53 + 30 88
2 West Ham United (P) 46 15 6 2 41 18 9 9 5 19 16 60 34 + 26 87
3 Sheffield Wednesday (P) 46 12 10 1 43 23 10 6 7 37 28 80 51 + 29 82
4 Notts County (P) 46 14 4 5 45 28 9 7 7 31 27 76 55 + 21 80
5 Millwall 46 11 6 6 43 28 9 7 7 27 23 70 51 + 19 73
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 12 4 7 37 31 9 3 11 26 38 63 69 – 6 70
7 Middlesbrough 46 12 4 7 36 17 8 5 10 30 30 66 47 + 13 69
8 Barnsley 46 13 7 3 39 16 6 5 12 24 32 63 48 + 15 69
9 Bristol City 46 14 5 4 44 28 6 2 15 24 43 68 71 – 3 67
10 Oxford United 46 10 9 4 41 29 4 10 9 28 37 69 66 + 3 61
11 Newcastle United 46 8 10 5 24 22 6 7 10 25 34 49 56 – 7 59
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 11 6 6 45 35 2 13 8 18 28 63 63 ± 0 58
13 Bristol Rovers 46 11 7 5 29 20 4 6 13 27 39 56 59 – 3 58
14 Ipswich Town 46 9 8 6 32 28 4 10 9 28 40 60 68 – 8 57
15 Port Vale 46 10 4 9 32 24 5 8 10 24 40 56 64 – 8 57
16 Charlton Athletic 46 8 7 8 27 25 5 10 8 30 36 57 61 – 4 56
17 Portsmouth 46 10 6 7 34 27 4 5 14 24 43 58 70 – 12 53
18 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 10 3 36 20 2 7 14 18 48 54 78 – 24 53
19 Blackburn Rovers 46 8 6 9 26 27 6 4 13 25 39 51 66 – 15 52
20 Watford 46 5 8 10 24 32 7 7 9 21 27 45 59 – 14 51
21 Swindon Town 46 8 6 9 31 30 4 8 11 34 43 65 73 – 7 50
22 Leicester City 46 12 4 7 41 33 2 4 17 19 50 60 83 – 23 50
23 West Bromwich Albion (R) 46 7 11 5 26 21 3 7 13 26 40 52 61 – 9 48
24 Hull City (R) 46 6 10 7 35 32 4 5 14 22 53 57 85 – 28 45
Key
Promoted to Division One
Qualified for the promotion playoff (not promoted)
Relegated to Division Three

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

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
25 August 1990 Bristol Rovers H 3–2 13,648 Kelly, Wright, Alexander (own goal)
28 August 1990 Oldham Athletic A 0–2 13,099
1 September 1990 Port Vale A 0–2 8,840
8 September 1990 West Ham United H 1–2 14,605 Mills
15 September 1990 Plymouth Argyle A 0–2 6,336
18 September 1990 Blackburn Rovers A 1–4 5,682 Oldfield
22 September 1990 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–4 16,156 Oldfield, Kelly
29 September 1990 Middlesbrough A 0–6 16,178
3 October 1990 Bristol City H 3–0 9,815 James, Kelly (2)
6 October 1990 Notts County H 2–1 13,597 Oldfield, Kelly
13 October 1990 Charlton Athletic A 2–1 6,000 James, Balmer (own goal)
20 October 1990 Portsmouth A 1–3 9,286 Mills
24 October 1990 Swindon Town H 2–2 9,592 Mauchlen, North
27 October 1990 Ipswich Town H 1–2 11,053 Kelly (pen)
3 November 1990 Oxford United A 2–2 5,371 Wright, Kelly
10 November 1990 Barnsley A 1–1 8,581 Wright
17 November 1990 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–0 16,574 Kelly
23 November 1990 Hull City A 2–5 5,855 North, Reid
1 December 1990 Newcastle United H 5–4 11,045 Fenwick, Kelly (3, 1 pen), Oldfield
15 December 1990 Bristol Rovers A 0–0 5,791
23 December 1990 Watford H 0–0 16,920
26 December 1990 Millwall A 1–2 6,686 Oldfield
1 January 1991 West Bromwich Albion H 2–1 12,210 Walsh, James
12 January 1991 Port Vale H 1–1 9,307 Oldfield
19 January 1991 West Ham United A 0–1 21,652
26 January 1991 Blackburn Rovers H 1–3 8,167 Kelly
2 February 1991 Plymouth Argyle H 3–1 8,172 Wright, Kelly, James
20 February 1991 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–3 6,455
23 February 1991 Barnsley H 2–1 9,027 James, Peake
2 March 1991 Newcastle United A 1–2 13,575 Wright
5 March 1991 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–2 15,707 Gibson
9 March 1991 Hull City H 0–1 8,386
12 March 1991 Bristol City A 0–1 13,297
16 March 1991 Middlesbrough H 4–3 8,324 Oldfield, Walsh, Russell, Phillips (own goal)
20 March 1991 Charlton Athletic H 1–2 8,363 Mortimer (own goal)
23 March 1991 Notts County A 2–0 11,532 Mills, Russell
30 March 1991 Millwall H 1–2 10,783 Kelly
1 April 1991 Watford A 0–1 10,078
6 April 1991 Brighton & Hove Albion H 3–0 8,444 Wright, Russell, Mills
10 April 1991 Oldham Athletic H 0–0 11,846
13 April 1991 West Bromwich Albion A 1–2 13,991 Russell
20 April 1991 Portsmouth H 2–1 10,509 Walsh, Russell
24 April 1991 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 31,308
27 April 1991 Swindon Town A 2–5 10,404 James, Wright
4 April 1991 Ipswich Town A 2–3 11,347 Reid, Mills (pen)
11 May 1991 Oxford United H 1–0 19,011 James

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 1991 Millwall A 1–2 10,766 James

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 26 September 1990 Leeds United H 1–0 13,744 Kelly (pen)
R2 Second Leg 10 October 1990 Leeds United A 0–3 19,090

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 27 November 1991 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–1 4,705

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England GK Carl Muggleton
- England MF Gary Mills
- England DF Rob Johnson
- Scotland MF Ali Mauchlen (captain)
- England DF Steve Walsh
- England DF Alan Paris
- Scotland MF Tommy Wright
- England FW Marc North
- England MF David Oldfield
- Republic of Ireland FW David Kelly
- England DF Tony James
- England MF Ricky Hill
- England MF Paul Reid
- England FW Paul Kitson
No. Position Player
- Northern Ireland MF Paul Ramsey
- England GK Martin Hodge
- England DF Tony Spearing
- England GK Mike Hooper (on loan from Liverpool)
- England DF Des Linton
- England FW Pat Gavin
- England DF Terry Fenwick
- England MF Jason Peake
- England MF Colin Gibson
- England DF Lawrie Madden (on loan from Sheffield Wed)
- England DF Richard Smith
- England FW Kevin Russell
- England MF Scott Oakes
- England MF Gary Hyde

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England DF Simon Morgan (to Fulham)
- Scotland MF Billy Davies (to Dunfermline Athletic)
No. Position Player
- England GK Paul O'Connor (to Nuneaton Borough)

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