1991–92 Football League First Division

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Football League First Division
Season 1991–92
Champions Leeds United (3rd English title)
Relegated Luton Town
Notts County
West Ham United
UEFA Champions League 1992–93 Leeds United
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1992–93
Liverpool (5th FA Cup title)
UEFA Cup 1992–93 Manchester United
Sheffield Wednesday
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1166 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorer Ian Wright (Crystal Palace / Arsenal), 29 [1]
Biggest home win ArsenalSheffield Wednesday 7–1 (15 Feb 1992)
Biggest away win Sheffield WednesdayLeeds United 1–6 (12 Jan 1992)
Highest scoring Oldham AthleticManchester United 3–6 (26 Dec 1991)
Longest winning run Southampton (6 games)
Longest unbeaten run Arsenal (17 games)
Longest losing run Norwich City (6 games)

Statistics of Football League First Division in the 1991-92 season.

Overview[edit]

Leeds United won the last ever league championship before Premier League was born thanks to the efforts of players like Gordon Strachan, Lee Chapman, David Batty and Gary McAllister. On 26 April 1992, Leeds beat Sheffield United 3-2 at Bramall Lane and with the news that their challengers Manchester United lost 2-0 to Liverpool at Anfield, it confirmed them as champions.

Newly promoted Sheffield Wednesday, who were quickly emerging as one of the most feared sides in England finished in 3rd and secured UEFA Cup qualification.

The previous season's defending champions Arsenal slipped to 4th place and never made a serious threat to retain their title. The previous season’s runners-up Liverpool slipped to 6th in their first full season under the management of Graeme Souness.

Newly promoted West Ham United were relegated in bottom place. On 25 April 1992, it was confirmed when they lost 1-0 at Coventry City with another newly promoted side — Notts County — who lost 2-0 at Manchester City on the same day which also sent them down because of Coventry's result going against them. The last day of the season saw Luton Town lose their top flight status after 10 seasons. They needed to win at Notts County and for Coventry to lose at Aston Villa. Coventry did lose 2-0 at Villa Park but unfortunately for Luton, they lost 2-1 which kept Coventry up and sent Luton down. 17 years later they would fall into the Conference (the 5th level of the English football system).

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA W D L GF GA Pts
1 Leeds United 42 13 8 0 38 13 9 8 4 36 24 82
2 Manchester United 42 12 7 2 34 13 9 8 4 29 20 78
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 5 3 39 24 8 7 6 23 25 75
4 Arsenal 42 12 7 2 51 23 7 8 6 30 24 72
5 Manchester City 42 13 4 4 32 14 7 6 8 29 34 70
6 Liverpool 42 13 5 3 34 17 3 11 7 13 23 64
7 Aston Villa 42 13 3 5 31 16 4 6 11 17 28 60
8 Nottingham Forest 42 10 7 4 36 27 6 4 11 24 31 59
9 Sheffield United 42 9 6 6 29 23 7 3 11 36 40 57
10 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 24 25 7 7 7 29 36 57
11 Queens Park Rangers 42 6 10 5 25 21 6 8 7 23 26 54
12 Everton 42 8 8 5 28 19 5 6 10 24 32 53
13 Wimbledon 42 10 5 6 32 20 3 9 9 21 33 53
14 Chelsea 42 7 8 6 31 30 6 6 9 19 30 53
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 7 3 11 33 35 8 4 9 25 28 52
16 Southampton 42 7 5 9 17 28 7 5 9 22 27 52
17 Oldham Athletic 42 11 5 5 46 36 3 4 14 17 31 51
18 Norwich City 42 8 6 7 29 28 3 6 12 18 35 45
19 Coventry City 42 6 7 8 18 15 5 4 12 17 29 44
20 Luton Town 42 10 7 4 25 17 0 5 16 14 54 42
21 Notts County 42 7 5 9 24 29 3 5 13 16 33 40
22 West Ham United 42 6 6 9 22 24 3 5 13 15 35 38
Key
League Champions, qualified for Champions League
FA Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
Previous UEFA Cup spot, not qualified
Relegated

First Division Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST CHE COV CPA EVE LEE LIV LUT MNC MNU NOR NOT NTC OLD QPR SHE SHW SOT TOT WHU WDN
Arsenal 0–0 3–2 1–2 4–1 4–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 5–2 7–1 5–1 2–0 0–1 1–1
Aston Villa 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–4 1–0 4–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–1
Chelsea 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–0 2–2 4–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2
Coventry City 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 5–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–1
Crystal Palace 1–4 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–4 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 3–2
Everton 3–1 0–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 4–0 2–0
Leeds United 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 4–3 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 5–1
Liverpool 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–3
Luton Town 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–1
Manchester City 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 4–0 2–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0
Manchester United 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 5–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0
Norwich City 1–3 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–3 4–3 2–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–1
Nottingham Forest 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–5 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 4–2
Notts County 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–3 0–0 2–4 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–1
Oldham Athletic 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 5–1 2–5 3–6 2–2 2–1 4–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1
Queens Park Rangers 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–1
Sheffield United 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 1–0 4–2 1–3 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 2–3 3–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–6 0–0 3–2 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0
Southampton 0–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–4 0–1 2–3 1–0 1–0
Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 2–5 1–3 4–3 0–1 3–3 1–3 1–2 4–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 3–2
West Ham United 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–1
Wimbledon 1–3 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 3–5 2–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Ian Wright Crystal Palace / Arsenal 29
2 England Gary Lineker Tottenham Hotspur 28
3 England John Fashanu Wimbledon 18
England David Hirst Sheffield Wednesday 18
Scotland Brian McClair Manchester United 18
England David White Manchester City 18
7 England Mark Bright Crystal Palace 17
8 England Lee Chapman Leeds United 16
9 England Peter Beardsley Everton 15
10 England Robbie Earle Wimbledon 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.