1991–92 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
1991–92 season
Chairman Terry Brown
Manager Billy Bonds
Stadium Boleyn Ground
First Division 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Fourth round
Full Members Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Small (13)
All: Small (18)
Average home league attendance 21,342

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

Season summary[edit]

1991–92 was West Ham United's first season back in the First Division following promotion, ending a two-year absence from the top flight.

However, their return to the First Division lasted just one season and they were relegated in bottom place, missing out on a place in the new FA Premier League, which would be created for the 1992-93 season. Their chances of survival were not helped by the fact that key players Trevor Morley and Julian Dicks missed large stretches of the season due to injury.

The few bright spots of the season came in the final stages - ironically after relegation was confirmed - in the shape of a 1-0 win over Manchester United which effectively ended the opposition's title hopes, and then came a 3-0 demolition of eighth-placed Nottingham Forest in which striker Frank McAvennie ended his second spell at Upton Park by scoring a hat-trick. The season could have ended very differently for the Hammers had they been able to show such fine form on a more regular basis.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Leeds United 42 13 8 0 38 13 9 8 4 36 24 74 37 +37 82
2 Manchester United 42 12 7 2 34 13 9 8 4 29 20 63 33 +30 78
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 5 3 39 24 8 7 6 23 25 62 49 +13 75
4 Arsenal 42 12 7 2 51 23 7 8 6 30 24 81 46 +35 72
5 Manchester City 42 13 4 4 32 14 7 6 8 29 34 61 48 +13 70
6 Liverpool 42 13 5 3 34 17 3 11 7 13 23 47 40 +7 64
7 Aston Villa 42 13 3 5 31 16 4 6 11 17 28 48 44 +4 60
8 Nottingham Forest 42 10 7 4 36 27 6 4 11 24 31 60 58 +2 59
9 Sheffield United 42 9 6 6 29 23 7 3 11 36 40 65 63 +2 57
10 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 24 25 7 7 7 29 36 53 61 – 8 57
11 Queens Park Rangers 42 6 10 5 25 21 6 8 7 23 26 48 47 +1 54
12 Everton 42 8 8 5 28 19 5 6 10 24 32 52 51 +1 53
13 Wimbledon 42 10 5 6 32 20 3 9 9 21 33 53 53 ±0 53
14 Chelsea 42 7 8 6 31 30 6 6 9 19 30 50 60 – 10 53
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 7 3 11 33 35 8 4 9 25 28 58 63 – 5 52
16 Southampton 42 7 5 9 17 28 7 5 9 22 27 39 55 – 16 52
17 Oldham Athletic 42 11 5 5 46 36 3 4 14 17 31 63 67 – 4 51
18 Norwich City 42 8 6 7 29 28 3 6 12 18 35 47 63 – 16 45
19 Coventry City 42 6 7 8 18 15 5 4 12 17 29 35 44 – 9 44
20 Luton Town 42 10 7 4 25 17 0 5 16 14 54 38 71 – 33 42
21 Notts County 42 7 5 9 24 29 3 5 13 16 33 40 62 – 22 40
22 West Ham United 42 6 6 9 22 24 3 5 13 15 35 37 59 – 22 38
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
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
Relegated

Results[edit]

West Ham 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 Luton Town H 0–0 25,079
20 August 1991 Sheffield United A 1–1 21,463 Small
24 August 1991 Wimbledon A 0–2 10,081
28 August 1991 Aston Villa H 3–1 23,644 Small, Rosenior, Brown
31 August 1991 Notts County H 0–2 20,093
4 September 1991 Queens Park Rangers A 0–0 16,616
7 September 1991 Chelsea H 1–1 18,875 Small
14 September 1991 Norwich City A 1–2 15,348 Small
17 September 1991 Crystal Palace A 3–2 21,363 Morley, Thomas, Small
21 September 1991 Manchester City H 1–2 25,558 Brown
28 September 1991 Nottingham Forest A 2–2 25,613 Small (2)
5 October 1991 Coventry City H 0–1 21,817
19 October 1991 Oldham Athletic A 2–2 14,365 Small, McAvennie
26 October 1991 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–1 23,946 Thomas, Small
2 November 1991 Arsenal A 1–0 33,539 Small
17 November 1991 Liverpool H 0–0 23,569
23 November 1991 Manchester United A 1–2 47,185 McAvennie
30 November 1991 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–2 24,116 Breacker
7 December 1991 Everton A 0–4 21,563
21 December 1991 Sheffield United H 1–1 19,287 Dicks (pen)
26 December 1991 Aston Villa A 1–3 31,959 McAvennie
28 December 1991 Notts County A 0–3 11,163
1 January 1992 Leeds United H 1–3 21,766 Dicks (pen)
11 January 1992 Wimbledon H 1–1 18,485 Morley
18 January 1992 Luton Town A 1–0 11,088 Small
1 February 1992 Oldham Athletic H 1–0 19,012 Thomas
22 February 1992 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–2 24,150 Small
29 February 1992 Everton H 0–2 20,976
3 March 1992 Southampton A 0–1 14,548
11 March 1992 Liverpool A 0–1 30,821
14 March 1992 Arsenal H 0–2 22,640
21 March 1992 Queens Park Rangers H 2–2 20,401 Breacker, Small
28 March 1992 Leeds United A 0–0 31,101
1 April 1992 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–3 31,809
4 April 1992 Chelsea A 1–2 20,684 C Allen
11 April 1992 Norwich City H 4–0 16,896 Bishop, Rush (2), Dicks (pen)
14 April 1992 Southampton H 0–1 18,298
18 April 1992 Manchester City A 0–2 25,601
20 April 1992 Crystal Palace H 0–2 17,710
22 April 1992 Manchester United H 1–0 24,197 Brown
25 April 1992 Coventry City A 0–1 15,398
2 May 1992 Nottingham Forest H 3–0 20,629 McAvennie (3)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1991-92 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 4 January 1992 Farnborough Town A 1–1 23,449 Dicks
R3R 14 January 1992 Farnborough Town H 1–0 23,869 Morley
R4 25 January 1992 Wrexham H 2–2 24,712 Morley, Dicks
R4R 4 February 1992 Wrexham A 1–0 17,995 Foster
R5 15 February 1992 Sunderland A 1–1 25,475 Small
R5R 26 February 1992 Sunderland H 2–3 25,830 M Allen (2)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 24 September 1991 Bradford City A 1–1 7,034 Small
R2 2nd leg 9 October 1991 Bradford City H 4–0 (won 5-1 on agg) 17,232 Small, Morley, Keen, Parris
R3 29 October 1991 Sheffield United A 2–0 11,144 McAvennie, Small (pen)
R4 4 December 1991 Norwich City A 1–2 16,325 Small

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 22 October 1991 Cambridge United H 2–1 7,812 McAvennie, Parris
R3 26 November 1991 Brighton & Hove Albion H 2–0 8,146 McAvennie (2)
S Area SF 7 January 1992 Southampton A 1–2 6,861 Bishop

Squad[edit]

[2]

Number Player Position Lge Apps Lge Gls FAC Apps FAC Gls LC Apps LC Gls Date signed Previous club
1991-92 West Ham United First XI
1 Czechoslovakia Ludek Miklosko GK 36 3 4 February 1990 Banik Ostrava
2 England Kenny Brown D 25(2) 3 4 1 August 1991 Plymouth Argyle
3 England Julian Dicks
(Hammer of the Year)
D 23 3 6 2 March 1988 Birmingham City
4 England Tim Breacker D 33(1) 1 6 4 October 1990 Luton Town
5 England Steve Potts D 34 5 3 May 1984 Academy
6 England Mitchell Thomas D 34(1) 3 4 4 1991 Tottenham Hotspur
7 England Ian Bishop (captain) M 41 1 3 4 December 1989 Manchester City
8 Scotland Frank McAvennie F 16(4) 6 4 2 (1) 1 March 1989 Celtic
9 England Mike Small F 37(3) 13 4 (1) 1 4 4 1991 Brighton
10 England Kevin Keen M 20(9) 5 2 1 1986 Academy
11 England Stuart Slater M 41 6 4 1987 Academy
Important Players
4 England Tony Gale CB 24(1) 2 3 (1) August 1983 Fulham
5 England Colin Foster CB 24 5 1 2 1989 Nottingham Forest
6 England George Parris D/M 20(1) 4 1 1985 Academy
11 England Trevor Morley CF 13(11) 2 2 (3) 2 2 1 December 1989 Manchester City
10 England Martin Allen M 14(5) 2 2 1 (1) August 1989 Queens Park Rangers
8 England Matthew Rush M 3 (7) 2 1990 Academy
Other Players
10 Sierra Leone Leroy Rosenior CF 5 (4) 1 March 1988 Fulham
5 England Alvin Martin CB 7 July 1976 Academy
1 England Tony Parks GK 6 3 1991 Fulham
10 England Clive Allen CF 4 1 March 1992 Chelsea
6 Netherlands Ray Atteveld CB 1 February 1992 Everton
10 England Dean Martin CF 1 (1) 0 (1) 1991 Fisher Athletic
12 England Simon Clarke F 0 (1) 1990 Academy
14 Republic of Ireland Chris Hughton LB 0 (1) 1990 Tottenham Hotspur

Reserve squad[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 GK Steve Banks
Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock
No. Position Player
England FW Tony Cottee
Northern Ireland FW Iain Dowie

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
3 June 1991 MF Dean Martin Fisher Athletic £25,000
2 August 1991 DF Kenny Brown Plymouth Argyle £175,000
7 August 1991 DF Mitchell Thomas Tottenham Hotspur £525,000
27 March 1992 FW Clive Allen Chelsea £275,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
5 August 1991 FW Jimmy Quinn Bournemouth £40,000
3 September 1991 FW Iain Dowie Southampton £500,000
1 January 1992 FW Mike Macari Stoke City Signed
Transfers in: Decrease £1,000,000
Transfers out: Increase £540,000
Total spending: Decrease £460,000

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