1992–93 Blackburn Rovers F.C. season

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Blackburn Rovers
1992–93 season
Chairman Jack Walker
Manager Kenny Dalglish
Stadium Ewood Park
Premier League 4th
FA Cup Quarter-finals
League Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer Shearer (16)
Average home league attendance 16,246

During the 1992–93 English football season, Blackburn Rovers competed in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

With the riches of owner Jack Walker allowing manager Kenny Dalglish to sign Southampton striker Alan Shearer for a new British record fee (variously reported as £3.3 million,[1] £3.4 ;million,[2] or £3.6 million), Blackburn enjoyed an extraordinary season in their return to the top flight. In spite of Shearer being restricted to only 21 league appearances and 16 league goals after he snapped his right anterior cruciate ligament in a match against Leeds in December, Blackburn finished fourth - one point off UEFA Cup qualification. Blackburn's cup form nearly saw them qualify for Europe anyway, but they were knocked out of the FA Cup in the quarter-finals and the League Cup in the semi-finals.

Kit[edit]

Japanese company Asics manufactured Blackburn's kit this season. British brewery McEwan's Lager were the kit sponsors.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 42 24 12 6 67 31 +36 84 1993–94 UEFA Champions League First round
2 Aston Villa 42 21 11 10 57 40 +17 74 1993–94 UEFA Cup First round
3 Norwich City 42 21 9 12 61 65 −4 72
4 Blackburn Rovers 42 20 11 11 68 46 +22 71
5 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 12 13 63 55 +8 63
6 Liverpool 42 16 11 15 62 55 +7 59
7 Sheffield Wednesday 42 15 14 13 55 51 +4 59
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 11 15 60 66 −6 59
9 Manchester City 42 15 12 15 56 51 +5 57
10 Arsenal 42 15 11 16 40 38 +2 56 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup First round 1
11 Chelsea 42 14 14 14 51 54 −3 56
12 Wimbledon 42 14 12 16 56 55 +1 54
13 Everton 42 15 8 19 53 55 −2 53
14 Sheffield United 42 14 10 18 54 53 +1 52
15 Coventry City 42 13 13 16 52 57 −5 52
16 Ipswich Town 42 12 16 14 50 55 −5 52
17 Leeds United 42 12 15 15 57 62 −5 51
18 Southampton 42 13 11 18 54 61 −7 50
19 Oldham Athletic 42 13 10 19 63 74 −11 49
20 Crystal Palace (R) 42 11 16 15 48 61 −13 49 Relegation to 1993–94 Football League First Division
21 Middlesbrough (R) 42 11 11 20 54 75 −21 44
22 Nottingham Forest (R) 42 10 10 22 41 62 −21 40

Updated to games played on 11 May 1993.
Source: Soccerbase
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Arsenal qualified by winning the FA Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Blackburn Rovers' score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Crystal Palace A 3–3 17,086 Ripley, Shearer (2)
18 August 1992 Arsenal H 1–0 16,454 Shearer
22 August 1992 Manchester City H 1–0 19,433 Newell
26 August 1992 Chelsea A 0–0 19,575
29 August 1992 Coventry City A 2–0 14,541 Shearer (pen), Atkins
5 September 1992 Nottingham Forest H 4–1 16,180 Shearer (2, 1 pen), Atkins, Crossley (own goal)
12 September 1992 Arsenal A 1–0 28,643 Newell
15 September 1992 Everton H 2–3 19,563 Shearer (2, 1 pen)
19 September 1992 Wimbledon A 1–1 6,117 Shearer
26 September 1992 Oldham Athletic H 2–0 18,393 Shearer, Ripley
3 October 1992 Norwich City H 7–1 16,312 Wegerle (2), Sherwood, Shearer (2), Cowans, Ripley
19 October 1992 Aston Villa A 0–0 30,398
24 October 1992 Manchester United H 0–0 20,305
31 October 1992 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 31,044
7 November 1992 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–2 17,305
22 November 1992 Southampton A 1–1 16,626 Moran
28 November 1992 Queens Park Rangers H 1–0 15,850 Shearer
5 December 1992 Middlesbrough A 2–3 20,096 Wilcox, Phillips (own goal)
13 December 1992 Liverpool A 1–2 43,668 Shearer
19 December 1992 Sheffield United H 1–0 16,057 Moran
26 December 1992 Leeds United H 3–1 19,910 Wilcox, Shearer (2)
28 December 1992 Ipswich Town A 1–2 21,431 Wegerle
9 January 1993 Wimbledon H 0–0 14,504
16 January 1993 Oldham Athletic A 1–0 13,742 Ripley
26 January 1993 Coventry City H 2–5 15,215 Newell, Hendry
30 January 1993 Manchester City A 2–3 29,122 Newell, Phelan (own goal)
2 February 1993 Crystal Palace H 1–2 14,163 Wegerle
21 February 1993 Chelsea H 2–0 14,780 Newell (2)
28 February 1993 Norwich City A 0–0 15,821
3 March 1993 Everton A 1–2 18,086 May
9 March 1993 Southampton H 0–0 13,556
20 March 1993 Middlesbrough H 1–1 14,041 Atkins
24 March 1993 Queens Park Rangers A 3–0 10,677 Ripley, Moran, Atkins
3 April 1993 Liverpool H 4–1 15,032 Newell, Moran, Gallacher, Wilcox
7 April 1993 Nottingham Forest A 3–1 20,467 Wilcox, Ripley, Newell
10 April 1993 Leeds United A 2–5 31,791 Gallacher, Newell
12 April 1993 Ipswich Town H 2–1 14,071 Ripley, Whelan (own goal)
17 April 1993 Sheffield United A 3–1 18,186 Gallacher, Newell, Sherwood
21 April 1993 Aston Villa H 3–0 15,127 Newell (2), Gallacher
3 May 1993 Manchester United A 1–3 40,447 Gallacher
5 May 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–1 23,097 Newell (2)
8 May 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–0 14,956 Sherwood

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992-93 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1993 Bournemouth H 3–1 13,733 Ripley (2), Newell
R4 23 January 1993 Crewe Alexandra A 3–0 ? Wegerle, Newell, Moran
R5 13 February 1993 Newcastle United H 1–0 19,972 Wegerle
QF 6 March 1993 Sheffield United H 0–0 6,721
QFR 16 March 1993 Sheffield United A 2–2 (lost 3-5 on pens) 23,920 Newell, Livingstone

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 23 September 1992 Huddersfield Town A 1–1 11,071 Shearer
R2 Second Leg 6 October 1992 Huddersfield Town H 4–3 (won 5-4 on agg) 15,038 Shearer (2), Wegerle, Newell
R3 28 October 1992 Norwich City H 2–0 14,216 Shearer, May
R4 9 December 1992 Watford H 6–1 13,187 Shearer (2), Atkins, Newell (2), Wegerle
QF 6 January 1993 Cambridge United H 3–2 14,165 Newell (2), Wegerle
SF First Leg 10 February 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–4 17,283 Wegerle, Palmer (own goal)
SF Second Leg 14 March 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–2 (lost 3-6 on agg) 30,048 Andersson

First-team squad[edit]

[4] 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 Darren Collier
England GK Matt Dickins
England GK Bobby Mimms
Australia GK Frank Talia
Sweden DF Patrik Andersson
Norway DF Henning Berg
England DF Richard Brown
England DF Rob Dewhurst
England DF Tony Dobson
Scotland DF Colin Hendry
England DF Graeme Le Saux
England DF Nicky Marker
England DF David May
England DF Chris Price
England DF Alan Wright
No. Position Player
England MF Steve Agnew
England MF Mark Atkins
England MF Wayne Burnett
England MF Gordon Cowans
England MF Simon Ireland
England MF Lee Makel
Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Moran
England MF Stuart Ripley
England MF Tim Sherwood (captain)
England MF Jason Wilcox
England FW Mike Newell
England FW Alan Shearer
Scotland FW Kevin Gallacher
England FW Peter Thorne
United States FW Roy Wegerle[5]

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 DF Keith Hill (to Plymouth Argyle)
England MF Craig Skinner (to Plymouth Argyle)
No. Position Player
England FW Steve Livingstone (to Chelsea)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Kenny Dalglish file". BBC. 27 August 1998. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Shearer to move for £3.4 million". The Times. 27 July 1992. Archived from the original on 1 March 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/blackburn-rovers/1992-1993/results
  4. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/blackburn-rovers/tab/players/season/1993
  5. ^ Wegerle was born in Pretoria, South Africa, but qualified to represent the United States internationally through citizenship obtained by marriage and made his international debut for the United States in May 1992.