1992–93 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
1992–93 season
Chairman Ron Noades
Manager Steve Coppell
Stadium Selhurst Park
Premier League 20th (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer Armstrong (15)
Average home league attendance 15,748

During the 1992–93 English football season, Crystal Palace F.C. competed in the inaugural season of the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

A breakaway by the top 22 clubs saw Palace become founder members of the new FA Premier League for the 1992–93 season. However, they would be without the services of another key player – Mark Bright – who was sold to Sheffield Wednesday and the Eagles struggled to score goals without him. They were demoted on goal difference, after Oldham Athletic's 4–3 victory over Southampton.[1] Palace's 49 points from 42 games that season became the joint-highest total of any club ever to have been relegated from the top flight of English football, and remains a Premier League record. Palace's drop prompted the resignation of manager Steve Coppell after nine years at the helm, and he was succeeded by his assistant Alan Smith.

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]

Crystal Palace's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Blackburn Rovers H 3–3 17,086 Bright, Southgate, Osborn
19 August 1992 Oldham Athletic A 1–1 11,063 McGoldrick
22 August 1992 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–2 25,237 McGoldrick, Young
25 August 1992 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 14,005 Young
29 August 1992 Norwich City H 1–2 12,033 McGoldrick
2 September 1992 Manchester United A 0–1 29,736
5 September 1992 Aston Villa A 0–3 17,120
12 September 1992 Oldham Athletic H 2–2 11,224 Armstrong (2)
19 September 1992 Everton A 2–0 18,080 Armstrong (2)
26 September 1992 Southampton H 1–2 13,829 Young
3 October 1992 Coventry City A 2–2 11,808 Coleman, McGoldrick
17 October 1992 Manchester City H 0–0 14,005
24 October 1992 Ipswich Town A 2–2 17,861 Armstrong, Coleman
2 November 1992 Arsenal H 1–2 20,287 McGoldrick
7 November 1992 Chelsea A 1–3 17,141 Young
21 November 1992 Nottingham Forest H 1–1 15,330 Armstrong
28 November 1992 Liverpool A 0–5 36,380
5 December 1992 Sheffield United H 2–0 12,361 Armstrong, Southgate
12 December 1992 Queens Park Rangers A 3–1 14,571 McGoldrick (2), Armstrong
20 December 1992 Leeds United H 1–0 14,462 Thorn
26 December 1992 Wimbledon H 2–0 16,825 Coleman, Thomas
28 December 1992 Middlesbrough A 1–0 21,123 Osborn
9 January 1993 Everton H 0–2 13,227
16 January 1993 Southampton A 0–1 13,397
27 January 1993 Norwich City A 2–4 13,543 Armstrong, Thomas
30 January 1993 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–3 20,937 Ruddock (own goal)
2 February 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 2–1 14,163 Armstrong, Rodger
10 February 1993 Aston Villa H 1–0 12,270 Bowry
20 February 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–2 26,459 Armstrong
27 February 1993 Coventry City H 0–0 12,248
3 March 1993 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 20,603 Southgate
15 March 1993 Chelsea H 1–1 12,610 Armstrong
20 March 1993 Sheffield United A 1–0 18,857 Coleman
23 March 1993 Liverpool H 1–1 18,688 Armstrong
3 April 1993 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 14,705 Bardsley (own goal)
9 April 1993 Wimbledon A 0–4 12,275
12 April 1993 Middlesbrough H 4–1 15,123 Rodger, Young, Armstrong, Coleman
17 April 1993 Leeds United A 0–0 27,545
21 April 1993 Manchester United H 0–2 30,115
1 May 1993 Ipswich Town H 3–1 18,881 Young, Armstrong, McGoldrick
5 May 1993 Manchester City A 0–0 21,167
8 May 1993 Arsenal A 0–3 25,225

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992-93 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1993 Hartlepool United A 0–1 6,721

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 22 September 1992 Lincoln City H 3–1 6,947 Southgate, Salako, McGoldrick
R2 Second Leg 6 October 1992 Lincoln City A 1–1 (won 4-2 on agg) 6,255 Southgate
R3 28 October 1992 Southampton A 2–0 9,060 McGoldrick, Salako
R4 1 December 1992 Liverpool A 1–1 18,525 Coleman
R4R 16 December 1992 Liverpool H 2–1 (a.e.t.) 19,662 Watts, Thorn
QF 6 January 1993 Chelsea H 3–1 28,510 Coleman, Ndah, Watts
SF First Leg 7 February 1993 Arsenal H 1–3 26,508 Osborn
SF Second Leg 10 March 1993 Arsenal A 0–2 (lost 1-5 on agg) 28,584

Squad[edit]

[3] 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 Jimmy Glass
England GK Nigel Martyn
England GK Andy Woodman
England DF Dean Gordon
England DF John Humphrey
England DF Richard Shaw
England DF Lee Sinnott
England DF Gareth Southgate (captain)
England DF Andy Thorn
Wales DF Chris Coleman
Wales DF Eric Young[4]
Northern Ireland DF Darren Patterson
England MF Bobby Bowry
Scotland MF Mark Hawthorne
England MF Stuart Massey
No. Position Player
England MF Paul Mortimer
England MF Ricky Newman
England MF Martin O'Connor
England MF Simon Osborn
England MF Simon Rodger
England MF John Salako
England MF Geoff Thomas (captain)
Republic of Ireland MF Eddie McGoldrick[5]
England FW Chris Armstrong
England FW George Ndah
Canada FW Niall Thompson[6]
England FW Grant Watts
England FW David Whyte
England FW Paul 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 FW Mark Bright (to Sheffield Wednesday)
England FW Stan Collymore (to Southend United)
No. Position Player
England FW David Whyte (on loan to Charlton Athletic)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, Norman (8 May 1993). "Football: Palace's bitter downfall". The Independent. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/crystal-palace/1992-1993/results
  3. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/crystal-palace/tab/players/season/1993
  4. ^ Young was born in Singapore, but qualified to represent any of the home nations internationally as a British passport holder and made his international debut for Wales in May 1990.
  5. ^ McGoldrick was born in Islington, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1992.
  6. ^ Thompson was born in Birmingham, England, but was raised in Canada and made his international debut for Canada in March 1993.