1991–92 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1991–92 season
Chairman Martin George
Manager Brian Little
Second Division 4th (qualified for play-offs)
Play-offs Runners-up
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Full Members Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
All: Tommy Wright (19)
Average home league attendance 15,184

During the 1991–92 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary[edit]

After narrowly avoiding relegation to the Third Division the previous season, Leicester City appointed Darlington manager Brian Little as the replacement for David Pleat, who had been sacked during the previous season. Little turned Leicester's fortunes around and the club finished in fourth, qualifying for the play-offs. After drawing 1-1 with fifth-placed Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium, Leicester crushed United 5-0 in the return leg at Filbert Street to qualify for the final. Leicester faced Blackburn Rovers at Wembley, but lost 1-0 from a penalty from former City player Mike Newell, thus denying Leicester a place in the inaugural season of the Premiership.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GF GA GD Pts
1 Ipswich Town (C) 46 16 3 4 42 22 8 9 6 28 28 70 50 + 20 84
2 Middlesbrough (P) 46 15 6 2 37 13 8 5 10 21 28 58 41 + 17 80
3 Derby County 46 11 4 8 35 24 12 5 6 34 27 69 51 + 18 78
4 Leicester City 46 14 4 5 41 24 9 4 10 21 31 62 55 + 13 77
5 Cambridge United 46 10 9 4 34 19 9 8 6 31 28 65 47 + 18 74
6 Blackburn Rovers (P) 46 14 5 4 41 21 7 6 10 29 32 70 53 + 17 74
7 Charlton Athletic 46 9 7 7 25 23 11 4 8 29 25 54 48 + 6 71
8 Swindon Town 46 15 3 5 38 22 3 12 8 31 33 69 55 + 14 69
9 Portsmouth 46 15 6 2 41 12 4 6 13 24 39 65 51 + 14 69
10 Watford 46 9 5 9 25 23 9 6 8 26 25 51 48 + 3 65
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 11 6 6 36 24 7 4 12 25 29 61 53 + 8 64
12 Southend United 46 11 5 7 37 26 6 6 11 26 37 61 61 ± 0 62
13 Bristol Rovers 46 11 9 3 43 29 5 5 13 17 34 60 63 – 3 62
14 Tranmere Rovers 46 9 9 5 37 32 5 10 8 19 24 56 56 ± 0 61
15 Millwall 46 10 4 9 32 32 7 6 10 32 39 64 71 – 7 61
16 Barnsley 46 11 4 8 26 25 5 7 11 19 32 45 57 – 12 59
17 Bristol City 46 10 8 5 30 24 3 7 13 25 47 55 71 – 16 54
18 Sunderland 46 10 8 5 36 23 4 3 16 25 42 61 65 – 4 53
19 Grimsby Town 46 7 5 11 25 28 7 6 10 22 34 47 62 – 15 53
20 Newcastle United 46 9 8 6 38 30 4 5 14 28 54 66 84 – 18 52
21 Oxford United 46 10 6 7 39 30 3 5 15 27 43 66 73 – 7 50
22 Plymouth Argyle 46 11 5 7 26 26 2 4 17 16 38 42 64 – 22 48
23 Brighton & HA 46 7 7 9 36 37 5 4 14 20 40 56 77 – 21 47
24 Port Vale 46 7 8 8 23 25 3 7 13 19 34 42 59 – 17 45

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
17 August 1991 Swindon Town A 0–0 12,426
24 August 1991 Plymouth Argyle H 2–0 11,852 Gibson, Kitson
31 August 1991 Southend United A 2–1 6,944 Wright, Walsh
4 September 1991 Grimsby Town H 2–0 16,242 Fitzpatrick, Gibson
7 September 1991 Bristol City H 2–1 17,815 Gibson, Fitzpatrick
14 September 1991 Middlesbrough A 0–3 16,633
17 September 1991 Barnsley A 1–3 9,318 Kelly
21 September 1991 Blackburn Rovers H 3–0 13,278 Walsh, Kitson, Gordon
29 September 1991 Cambridge United A 1–5 12,175 Gordon
5 October 1991 Charlton Athletic H 0–2 11,467
12 October 1991 Newcastle United A 0–2 16,966
19 October 1991 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3–0 14,428 Gordon (2), Wright
26 October 1991 Oxford United A 2–1 5,206 Wright, Thompson
30 October 1991 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2–1 6,424 Walsh, Kitson
2 November 1991 Ipswich Town H 2–2 11,331 Kitson, Oldfield
5 November 1991 Portsmouth A 0–1 7,147
9 November 1991 Watford A 1–0 9,271 Kitson
20 November 1991 Bristol Rovers H 1–1 10,950 Wright
23 November 1991 Port Vale H 0–1 11,450
30 November 1991 Derby County A 2–1 19,306 Fitzpatrick, Walsh
7 December 1991 Millwall H 1–1 12,127 Gordon
14 December 1991 Sunderland A 0–1 15,094
26 December 1991 Brighton & Hove Albion H 2–1 16,767 Mauchlen, Thompson
28 December 1991 Southend United H 2–0 15,635 Oldfield, Smith
1 January 1992 Bristol Rovers A 1–1 6,673 Oldfield
11 January 1992 Plymouth Argyle A 2–2 5,486 Thompson, Turner (own goal)
18 January 1992 Swindon Town H 3–1 14,226 Fitzpatrick, Wright (2)
1 February 1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–1 18,574
8 February 1992 Oxford United H 2–1 12,128 Kitson, Wright
15 February 1992 Port Vale A 2–1 8,084 Russell (2)
22 February 1992 Derby County H 1–2 18,148 Mills (pen)
29 February 1992 Millwall A 0–2 7,562
11 March 1992 Portsmouth H 2–2 14,207 Mills, Russell
14 March 1992 Ipswich Town A 0–0 16,174
17 March 1992 Grimsby Town A 1–0 8,377 Wright
21 March 1992 Watford H 1–2 14,519 Walsh
27 March 1992 Tranmere Rovers A 2–1 9,061 Ormondroyd, Gee
1 April 1992 Middlesbrough H 2–1 19,352 Mills (pen), Wright
4 April 1992 Bristol City A 1–2 13,020 Oldfield
8 April 1992 Sunderland H 3–2 16,533 Wright, Mills (2, 1 pen)
11 April 1992 Barnsley H 3–1 14,438 Walsh, Mills (pen), Wright
15 April 1992 Tranmere Rovers H 1–0 18,555 Russell
18 April 1992 Blackburn Rovers A 1–0 18,075 Russell
21 April 1992 Cambridge United H 2–1 15,445 Wright, Gee
25 April 1992 Charlton Athletic A 0–2 15,537
2 May 1992 Newcastle United H 1–2 21,844 Walsh

Second Division play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
SF 1st Leg 10 May 1992 Cambridge United A 1–1 9,225 Russell
SF 2nd Leg 13 May 1992 Cambridge United H 5–0 (won 6–1 on agg) 21,024 Wright (2), Thompson, Russell, Ormondroyd
F 25 May 1992 Blackburn Rovers N 0–1 68,147

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1991-92 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 4 January 1992 Crystal Palace H 1–0 19,613 Smith
R4 25 January 1992 Bristol City H 1–2 19,313 Kitson

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 First Leg 21 August 1991 Maidstone United H 3–0 9,610 Kitson, Kelly, Mills
R1 Second Leg 28 August 1991 Maidstone United A 1–0 1,638 Kitson
R2 First Leg 25 September 1991 Arsenal H 1–1 20,679 Walsh
R2 Second Leg 8 October 1991 Arsenal A 0–2 28,580

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 2 October 1991 Barnsley H 4–3 3,995 Wright (2), Kelly, Walsh
R2 23 October 1991 Port Vale H 4–0 4,858 Wright (2), Kitson, Gordon
R3 27 November 1991 Everton H 2–1 13,242 Oldfield, Thompson
Northern SF 8 January 1992 Notts County A 2–1 11,559 Wright, Fitzpatrick
Northern F 1st Leg 12 February 1992 Nottingham Forest H 1–1 19,537 Gordon
Northern F 2nd Leg 26 February 1992 Nottingham Forest A 0–2 21,562

Squad[edit]

[2] 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 Kevin Poole
- England MF Gary Mills
- England DF Nick Platnauer
- England DF Paul Fitzpatrick
- England DF Richard Smith
- England DF Tony James
- England MF Colin Gibson
- Scotland MF Tommy Wright
- England MF David Oldfield
- England DF Steve Walsh
- England FW Kevin Russell
- England DF Des Linton
- Scotland MF Ali Mauchlen
No. Position Player
- England MF Scott Oakes
- England MF Steve Thompson
- England DF Gary Coatsworth
- England GK Carl Muggleton
- England DF Jimmy Willis
- England MF Michael Trotter
- England DF Steve Holden
- England FW Ian Ormondroyd
- England FW Phil Gee
- England DF Simon Grayson
- England DF Colin Hill
- England DF Mike Whitlow

Left club during 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 Paul Kitson (to Derby County)
- England MF Paul Reid (on loan to Bradford City)
No. Position Player
- England FW Colin Gordon (to Kidderminster Harriers)
- Republic of Ireland FW David Kelly (to Newcastle United)

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