1992–93 Coventry City F.C. season

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Coventry City
1992–93 season
Chairman Peter Robins
Manager Bobby Gould
Stadium Highfield Road
Premier League 15th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Quinn (17)
Average home league attendance 14,951

During the 1992–93 English football season, Coventry City competed in the inaugural season of the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

After narrowly avoiding relegation the previous season, Coventry's form improved this season and the club finished in a stable 15th position. The club began the season with a run of six wins from their opening eight games to sit in second place, but a run of 11 games without a win, albeit a run with only three defeats, dragged the club down to ninth. The club's form for the next quarter of the season saw the club rise to fifth with a genuine possibility of challenging for European qualification. However, after the sale of striker Robert Rosario (a key provider for the firepower of the likes of Micky Quinn and Peter Ndlovu) to strugglers Nottingham Forest, another run of 11 games with only one win dragged Coventry to 15th, the lowest place they had occupied all season - finishing only three points above the relegation zone. Survival was only secured on the final day of the season with a thrilling 3-3 draw with Leeds United.

Kit[edit]

Coventry City's kit was manufactured by Ribero and sponsored by French car maker Peugeot.

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 the 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]

Coventry City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Middlesbrough H 2–1 12,681 J Williams, Smith
19 August 1992 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–0 24,388 J Williams (2)
22 August 1992 Wimbledon A 2–1 3,759 Gynn, Rosario
26 August 1992 Queens Park Rangers H 0–1 13,563
29 August 1992 Blackburn Rovers H 0–2 14,541
2 September 1992 Sheffield Wednesday A 2–1 22,874 Ndlovu, Hurst
5 September 1992 Oldham Athletic A 1–0 11,254 Gallacher
14 September 1992 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 15,348 J Williams
21 September 1992 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 17,553 Rosario
26 September 1992 Norwich City H 1–1 16,436 Ndlovu
3 October 1992 Crystal Palace H 2–2 11,808 Pearce, Gallacher
17 October 1992 Everton A 1–1 17,587 Ndlovu
24 October 1992 Chelsea H 1–2 15,626 Rosario
31 October 1992 Leeds United A 2–2 28,018 McAllister (own goal), Ndlovu
7 November 1992 Arsenal A 0–3 27,693
21 November 1992 Manchester City H 2–3 14,590 Quinn (2)
28 November 1992 Sheffield United A 1–1 15,625 Quinn
5 December 1992 Ipswich Town H 2–2 11,294 Gallacher, Quinn
12 December 1992 Southampton A 2–2 12,306 Quinn (2)
19 December 1992 Liverpool H 5–1 19,779 Borrows (2, 1 pen), Gallacher, Quinn (2)
26 December 1992 Aston Villa H 3–0 24,245 Quinn (2), Rosario
28 December 1992 Manchester United A 0–5 36,025
9 January 1993 Nottingham Forest H 0–1 15,264
16 January 1993 Norwich City A 1–1 13,613 Quinn
23 January 1993 Oldham Athletic H 3–0 10,544 Gallacher (2), Ndlovu
26 January 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 5–2 15,215 May (own goal), Hurst, J Williams, Quinn (2)
30 January 1993 Wimbledon H 0–2 11,774
6 February 1993 Middlesbrough A 2–0 14,008 Ndlovu, Quinn
20 February 1993 Queens Park Rangers A 0–2 12,453
27 February 1993 Crystal Palace A 0–0 12,248
3 March 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–0 13,806 Quinn
7 March 1993 Everton H 0–1 11,285
10 March 1993 Manchester City A 0–1 20,092
13 March 1993 Arsenal H 0–2 15,437
20 March 1993 Ipswich Town A 0–0 16,698
24 March 1993 Sheffield United H 1–3 12,993 J Williams
3 April 1993 Southampton H 2–0 10,463 Quinn (pen), J Williams
10 April 1993 Aston Villa A 0–0 38,543
12 April 1993 Manchester United H 0–1 24,429
17 April 1993 Liverpool A 0–4 33,328
1 May 1993 Chelsea A 1–2 14,186 Quinn
8 May 1993 Leeds United H 3–3 19,591 J Williams, Quinn, Ndlovu

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992-93 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 13 January 1993 Norwich City A 0–1 15,301

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 23 September 1992 Scarborough H 2–0 5,993 Borrows (pen), Ndlovu
R2 Second Leg 7 October 1992 Scarborough A 0–3 (lost 2-3 on agg) 2,633

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
Wales GK Martin Davies
England GK Jonathan Gould[3]
England GK Steve Ogrizovic
England DF Phil Babb[4]
England DF Brian Borrows (captain)
England DF Peter Atherton
England DF Peter Billing
England DF Martyn Booty
England DF David Busst
England DF Chris Greenman
England DF Andy Pearce
England DF Paul Williams
Scotland DF David Rennie
Northern Ireland DF Keith Rowland (on loan from Bournemouth)
Republic of Ireland MF Willie Boland
No. Position Player
England MF Terry Fleming
England MF Sean Flynn
England MF Micky Gynn
England MF Lee Hurst
England MF Leigh Jenkinson
England MF Lloyd McGrath
England MF Craig Middleton
England MF Stewart Robson
Republic of Ireland MF Tony Sheridan
England MF David Smith
England MF Ray Woods
Zimbabwe FW Peter Ndlovu
England FW Micky Quinn
United States FW Roy Wegerle[5]
England FW John Williams

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 Kenny Sansom (to Everton)
England MF David Smith (on loan to Bournemouth)
No. Position Player
England FW Robert Rosario (to Nottingham Forest)
Scotland FW Kevin Gallacher (to Blackburn Rovers)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/coventry-city/1992-1993/results
  2. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/coventry-city/tab/players/season/1993
  3. ^ Gould was born in Paddington, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his grandparents and would make his international debut for Scotland in October 1999.
  4. ^ Babb was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and would make his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1994.
  5. ^ Wegerle was born in Pretoria, South Africa, but also qualified to represent the United States internationally through marriage and made his international debut for the United States in May 1992.