1991–92 Leeds United A.F.C. season

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Leeds United
1991–92 season
Chairman England Leslie Silver
Manager England Howard Wilkinson
Stadium Elland Road
First Division 1st (champions)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fifth round
Full Members Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: England Lee Chapman (16)
All: England Lee Chapman (20)
Highest home attendance 32,673 vs Norwich City
(2 May 1992, First Division)
Lowest home attendance 6,495 vs Nottingham Forest
(22 Oct 1991, Full Members Cup)
Average home league attendance 27,668

The 1991–92 season was Leeds United A.F.C.'s 73rd season in their history, their 37th in the top tier of English football and their 2nd consecutive and final season in the Football League First Division before its rebranding as the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Having finished fourth the previous season, this time round Leeds clinched the First Division title, ahead of archrivals Manchester United, in only their second consecutive season as First Division club. As champions of the Football League, United qualified for the European Cup, which would be rebranded as the UEFA Champions League for the next season. They lost just four league games all season, were held to 1-1 draws by Manchester United (who also knocked them out of both domestic cups) and clinched the title in the penultimate game of the season with a 3-2 win at Sheffield United. The winning goal that day was scored by striker Rod Wallace, who had joined Leeds the previous summer from Southampton.

Final league table[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

Results[edit]

Leeds United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1991 Nottingham Forest H 1–0 29,457 McAllister
24 August 1991 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 30,260 Hodge
28 August 1991 Southampton A 4–0 15,862 Speed (2), Strachan (2)
31 August 1991 Manchester United A 1–1 43,778 Chapman
3 September 1991 Arsenal H 2–2 29,396 Chapman, Strachan
7 September 1991 Manchester City H 3–0 29,986 Batty, Dorigo, Strachan
14 September 1991 Chelsea A 1–0 23,439 Shutt
18 September 1991 Coventry City A 0–0 15,488
21 September 1991 Liverpool H 1–0 32,917 Hodge
28 September 1991 Norwich City A 2–2 15,828 Speed, Dorigo
1 October 1991 Crystal Palace A 0–1 18,298
5 October 1991 Sheffield United H 4–3 28,362 Hodge (2), Sterland (2)
19 October 1991 Notts County A 4–2 12,964 Hodge, Whyte, Chapman, McAllister
26 October 1991 Oldham Athletic H 1–0 28,199 Kilcline (own goal)
2 November 1991 Wimbledon A 0–0 7,025
16 November 1991 Queens Park Rangers H 2–0 27,087 Sterland, Rod Wallace
24 November 1991 Aston Villa A 4–1 23,713 Chapman (2), Sterland, Rod Wallace
30 November 1991 Everton H 1–0 30,043 Rod Wallace
7 December 1991 Luton Town A 2–0 11,550 Speed, Rod Wallace
14 December 1991 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–1 31,404 Speed
22 December 1991 Nottingham Forest A 0–0 27,170
26 December 1991 Southampton H 3–3 22,805 Hodge (2), Speed
29 December 1991 Manchester United H 1–1 32,638 Sterland
1 January 1992 West Ham United A 3–1 21,766 Chapman (2), McAllister
12 January 1992 Sheffield Wednesday A 6–1 32,228 Dorigo, Chapman (3), Whitlow, Rod Wallace
18 January 1992 Crystal Palace H 1–1 27,717 Fairclough
1 February 1992 Notts County H 3–0 27,224 Batty, Sterland, Wallace
8 February 1992 Oldham Athletic A 0–2 18,409
23 February 1992 Everton A 1–1 19,248 Shutt
29 February 1992 Luton Town H 2–0 28,231 Cantona, Chapman
3 March 1992 Aston Villa H 0–0 28,896
7 March 1992 Tottenham Hotspur A 3–1 27,622 Newsome, McAllister, Rod Wallace
11 March 1992 Queens Park Rangers A 1–4 14,641 Speed
14 March 1992 Wimbledon H 5–1 26,760 Cantona, Chapman (3), Rod Wallace
22 March 1992 Arsenal A 1–1 27,844 Chapman
28 March 1992 West Ham United H 0–0 31,101
4 April 1992 Manchester City A 0–4 30,239
11 April 1992 Chelsea H 3–0 31,363 Cantona, Chapman, Rod Wallace
18 April 1992 Liverpool A 0–0 37,186
20 April 1992 Coventry City H 2–0 26,582 Fairclough, McAllister (pen)
26 April 1992 Sheffield United A 3–2 32,000 Gayle (own goal), Newsome, Rod Wallace
2 May 1992 Norwich City H 1–0 32,673 Rod Wallace

Goalscorers[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 15 January 1992 Manchester United H 0–1 31,819

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 24 September 1991 Scunthorpe United A 0–0 8,392
R2 2nd leg 8 October 1991 Scunthorpe United H 3–0 (won 3-0 on agg) 14,558 Speed, Chapman, Sterland
R3 29 October 1991 Tranmere Rovers H 3–1 18,266 Shutt, Chapman (2)
R4 4 December 1991 Everton A 4–1 25,467 Speed, Chapman, Rod Wallace
QF 8 January 1992 Manchester United H 1–3 28,886 Speed

Goalscorers[edit]

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 22 October 1991 Nottingham Forest H 1–3 6,495 Rod Wallace

Goalscorers[edit]

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 Mervyn Day
England GK John Lukic
England GK Paul Pettinger
England DF Rob Bowman
England DF Chris Fairclough
England DF Tony Dorigo
England DF Jon Newsome
England DF Mel Sterland
England DF Ray Wallace
England DF David Wetherall
England DF Mike Whitlow
England DF Chris Whyte
Malta DF Dylan Kerr
England MF David Batty
No. Position Player
England MF Simon Grayson
England MF Scott Sellars
England MF Mark Tinkler
Wales MF Gary Speed
Scotland MF Gary McAllister
Scotland MF Gordon Strachan (captain)
England FW Lee Chapman
England FW Steve Hodge
England FW Carl Shutt
England FW Imre Varadi
England FW Rod Wallace
England FW Noel Whelan
France FW Eric Cantona

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Club record transfer fee at the time.

Out[edit]

Transfers in: Decrease £5,075,000
Transfers out: Increase £340,000
Total spending: Decrease £4,735,000

Loaned out[edit]

Awards[edit]

At the end of the season, left-back Tony Dorigo was named the club's Player of the Year.

References[edit]