1991–92 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
1991–92 season
Chairman Reg Brealey
Manager Dave Bassett
Stadium Bramall Lane
First Division 9th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Third round
Full Members Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Deane (12)
Average home league attendance 22,097

During the 1991–92 English football season, Sheffield United F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1991–92 season, the Blades had a poor start to the season and were bottom of the table at the beginning of November with just 2 wins in their first 15 league games and were destined for relegation but from mid-January, Bassett's team went on an impressive run, losing only 2 of their next 15 league games, picking up 34 points from the possible 45 during that run which saw them rise from being relegation candidates to an impressive 9th place finish. Their highlight of the season was doing the double over their rivals Sheffield Wednesday, who finished 3rd that season.

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]

Sheffield United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 August 1991 Norwich City A 2–2 16,380 Deane, Hill
20 August 1991 West Ham United H 1–1 21,473 Beesley
24 August 1991 Southampton H 0–2 18,029
28 August 1991 Coventry City A 1–3 12,594 Bryson
31 August 1991 Crystal Palace A 1–2 15,507 Hodges
3 September 1991 Chelsea H 0–1 20,588
7 September 1991 Oldham Athletic A 1–2 15,064 Deane
14 September 1991 Everton H 2–1 19,817 Hoyland, Bryson
17 September 1991 Notts County H 1–3 19,375 Agana
21 September 1991 Arsenal A 2–5 30,244 Agana, Mendonca
28 September 1991 Wimbledon H 0–0 16,062
5 October 1991 Leeds United A 3–4 28,694 Hoyland, Agana, Bradshaw
19 October 1991 Nottingham Forest H 4–2 23,080 Whitehouse, Agana, Bryson, Hoyland
26 October 1991 Manchester City A 2–3 25,495 Gayle (2)
2 November 1991 Manchester United A 0–2 42,942
17 November 1991 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–0 31,832 Whitehouse, Deane
23 November 1991 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–0 28,168 Gage
30 November 1991 Luton Town H 1–1 21,804
7 December 1991 Queens Park Rangers A 0–1 10,106
14 December 1991 Aston Villa H 2–0 18,401 Ward, McGrath (own goal)
21 December 1991 West Ham United A 1–1 19,287 Deane
26 December 1991 Coventry City H 0–3 19,638
28 December 1991 Crystal Palace H 1–1 17,969 Hoyland
1 January 1992 Liverpool A 1–2 35,993 Deane
11 January 1992 Southampton A 4–2 12,502 Ward, Lake (2), Marwood
18 January 1992 Norwich City H 1–0 17,549 Bryson
1 February 1992 Nottingham Forest A 5–2 22,412 Lake, Gannon, Bryson, Bradshaw, Deane
8 February 1992 Manchester City H 4–2 25,839 Lake, Gayle, Deane, Whitehouse
22 February 1992 Luton Town A 1–2 9,003
29 February 1992 Queens Park Rangers H 0–0 17,958
11 March 1992 Sheffield Wednesday A 3–1 40,327 Whitehouse, Davison (2)
14 March 1992 Manchester United H 1–2 30,183 Deane
21 March 1992 Chelsea A 2–1 11,247 Whitehouse (2)
28 March 1992 Liverpool H 2–0 26,943 Deane (2)
31 March 1992 Aston Villa A 1–1 15,745 Gage
4 April 1992 Oldham Athletic H 2–0 19,843 Whitehouse, Hoyland
11 April 1992 Everton A 2–0 17,820 Bryson, Cork
14 April 1992 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 21,526 Deane (2)
18 April 1992 Arsenal H 1–1 25,034 Davison
20 April 1992 Notts County A 3–1 12,605 Beesley, Hodges, Davison
26 April 1992 Leeds United H 2–3 31,084 Cork, Chapman (own goal)
2 May 1992 Wimbledon A 0–3 8,768

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1991-92 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 4 January 1992 Luton Town H 4–0 11,428
R4 26 January 1992 Charlton Athletic A 0–0 9,864
R4R 5 February 1992 Charlton Athletic H 3–1 11,428
R5 15 February 1992 Chelsea A 0–1 34,447

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 24 September 1991 Wigan Athletic A 2–2 3,647
R2 2nd leg 8 October 1991 Wigan Athletic H 1–0 (won 3-2 on agg) 6,608
R3 29 October 1991 West Ham United H 0–2 11,144

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 22 October 1991 Notts County H 3–3 (lost 1-2 on pens) 3,291 Whitehouse (2), Gayle

Squad[edit]

[1] 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 Simon Tracey
England DF Carl Bradshaw
England DF Paul Beesley
England DF Brian Gayle
Scotland DF Tom Cowan
Scotland MF Ian Bryson
England MF John Gannon
Wales MF Glyn Hodges
England FW Brian Deane
England FW Adrian Littlejohn
Northern Ireland DF Colin Hill
England MF Dane Whitehouse
Wales MF Vinnie Jones
England FW Peter Duffield
England GK Phil Kite
England MF Kevin Gage
England FW Bobby Davison (on loan from Leeds United)
England MF Mitch Ward
England DF Chris Wilder
No. Position Player
England MF Jamie Hoyland
England DF David Barnes
England FW Clive Mendonca
England GK Mervyn Day (on loan from Leeds United)
England DF John Pemberton
England MF Mike Lake
England FW Alan Cork
England MF Bob Booker
England MF Charlie Hartfield
England FW Paul Wood
England MF Paul Rogers
England FW Tony Agana
England MF Brian Marwood
Wales GK Mel Rees
England MF John Reed
England FW Nathan Peel
England DF Ashley Fickling
England DF Dave Walton

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