1992–93 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1992–93 season
Chairman Martin George
Manager Brian Little
Stadium Filbert Street
First Division 6th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Walsh (15)
All: Walsh (16)
Highest home attendance 19,687 vs. Newcastle United (31 October 1992)
Lowest home attendance 10,284 vs. Birmingham City (28 February 1993)
Average home league attendance 15,326

During the 1992–93 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Leicester suffered another playoff final defeat at the end of the 1992–93 Division One campaign. They managed to draw level with Swindon Town in the second half after trailing 3–0, only to concede another controversial penalty as they did in last season's play-off final.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Newcastle United 46 16 6 1 58 15 13 3 7 34 23 92 38 +54 96
2 West Ham United 46 16 5 2 50 17 10 5 8 31 24 81 41 +40 88
3 Portsmouth 46 19 2 2 48 9 7 8 8 32 37 80 46 +34 88
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 4 4 48 24 8 6 9 24 32 72 56 +16 79
5 Swindon Town 46 15 5 3 41 23 6 8 9 33 36 74 59 +15 76
6 Leicester City 46 14 5 4 43 24 8 5 10 28 40 71 64 +7 76
7 Millwall 46 14 6 3 46 21 4 10 9 19 32 65 53 +12 70
8 Derby County 46 11 2 10 40 33 8 7 8 28 24 68 57 +11 66
9 Grimsby Town 46 12 6 5 33 25 7 1 15 25 32 58 57 +1 64
10 Peterborough United 46 7 11 5 30 26 9 3 11 25 37 55 63 – 8 62
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 11 6 6 37 26 5 7 11 20 30 57 56 +1 61
12 Charlton Athletic 46 10 8 5 28 19 6 5 12 21 27 49 46 +3 61
13 Barnsley 46 12 4 7 29 19 5 5 13 27 41 56 60 – 4 60
14 Oxford United 46 8 7 8 29 21 6 7 10 24 35 53 56 – 3 56
15 Bristol City 46 10 7 6 29 25 4 7 12 20 42 49 67 – 18 56
16 Watford 46 8 7 8 27 30 6 6 11 30 41 57 71 – 14 55
17 Notts County 46 10 7 6 33 21 2 9 12 22 49 55 70 – 15 52
18 Southend United 46 9 8 6 33 22 4 5 14 21 42 54 64 – 10 52
19 Birmingham City 46 10 4 9 30 32 3 8 12 20 40 50 72 – 22 51
20 Luton Town 46 6 13 4 26 26 4 8 11 22 36 48 62 – 14 51
21 Sunderland 46 9 6 8 34 28 4 5 14 16 36 50 64 – 14 50
22 Brentford 46 7 6 10 28 30 6 4 13 24 41 52 71 – 19 49
23 Cambridge United 46 8 6 9 29 32 3 10 10 19 37 48 69 – 21 49
24 Bristol Rovers 46 6 6 11 30 42 4 5 14 25 45 55 87 – 32 41
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Leicester City's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Luton Town H 2–1 17,428 Walsh, Whitlow
18 August 1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–3 15,821
22 August 1992 Notts County A 1–1 10,501 Gee
26 August 1992 Derby County H 3–2 17,739 Gee (2), Thompson
29 August 1992 Portsmouth H 1–0 14,780 Davison
5 September 1992 Southend United A 1–3 5,119 Gee
13 September 1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–0 12,965
19 September 1992 Brentford H 0–0 12,972
26 September 1992 Watford A 3–0 8,715 Davison, Lowe, Ormondroyd
3 October 1992 Barnsley H 2–1 12,290 Grayson, Davison
10 October 1992 Birmingham City A 2–0 13,443 Davison, Joachim
18 October 1992 Peterborough United H 0–2 10,952
24 October 1992 Bristol City A 1–2 10,408 Davison
31 October 1992 Newcastle United H 2–1 19,687 Lowe, Davison
4 November 1992 Charlton Athletic A 0–2 4,213
7 November 1992 Tranmere Rovers H 0–1 13,538
15 November 1992 Sunderland A 2–1 14,945 Joachim (2)
21 November 1992 Cambridge United H 2–2 12,175 Thompson (2, 1 pen)
28 November 1992 Bristol Rovers H 0–1 12,848
5 December 1992 Grimsby Town A 3–1 7,488 Oldfield (2), Ormondroyd
13 December 1992 Oxford United A 0–0 7,949
20 December 1992 Swindon Town H 4–2 15,088 Oldfield, Lowe (2), Joachim
28 December 1992 Millwall A 0–2 12,230
9 January 1993 Brentford A 3–1 8,517 Walsh, Thompson (2)
16 January 1993 Watford H 5–2 12,854 Philpott (2), Walsh, Lowe, Joachim
23 January 1993 Notts County H 1–1 15,716 Joachim
30 January 1993 West Ham United H 1–2 18,838 Lowe
6 February 1993 Luton Town A 0–2 9,140
20 February 1993 Portsmouth A 1–1 14,160 Philpott
24 February 1993 Derby County A 0–2 17,507
28 February 1993 Birmingham City H 2–1 10,284 Walsh, Lowe
6 March 1993 Barnsley A 3–2 9,452 Coatsworth (2), Walsh
10 March 1993 Sunderland H 3–2 15,609 Walsh (2), Lowe
13 March 1993 Tranmere Rovers A 3–2 9,680 Walsh, Thompson, Lowe
20 March 1993 Grimsby Town H 3–0 15,930 Walsh, Oldfield, Groves (own goal)
23 March 1993 Cambridge United A 3–1 6,836 Joachim, Lowe (2)
27 March 1993 Charlton Athletic H 3–1 17,290 Joachim, Walsh (2)
3 April 1993 Bristol Rovers A 0–0 5,270
7 April 1993 Oxford United H 2–1 16,611 Thompson (pen), Walsh
11 April 1993 West Ham United A 0–3 13,971
14 April 1993 Millwall H 3–0 19,611 Agnew, Thompson, Oldfield
17 April 1993 Swindon Town A 1–1 15,428 Walsh
20 April 1993 Southend United H 4–1 18,003 Joachim (2), Walsh, Edwards (own goal)
24 April 1993 Peterborough United A 0–3 15,445
1 May 1993 Bristol City H 0–0 19,294
9 May 1993 Newcastle United A 1–7 30,129 Walsh

First Division play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
SF 1st Leg 16 May 1993 Portsmouth H 1–0[3] 24,538 Joachim
SF 2nd Leg 19 May 1993 Portsmouth A 2–2 (won 3–2 on agg) 25,438 Ormondroyd, Thompson
F 31 May 1993 Swindon Town N 3–4 73,802 Joachim, Walsh, Thompson

16 May 1993: Play-off semi final 1st leg against Portsmouth played at City Ground due to reconstruction work at Filbert Street

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992-93 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 13 January 1993 Barnsley H 2–2 19,137 Thompson (pen), Oldfield
R3R 20 January 1993 Barnsley A 1–1 (lost 4–5 on pens) 15,238 Joachim

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 23 September 1992 Peterborough United H 2–0 10,366 Lowe, Thompson
R2 Second Leg 6 October 1992 Peterborough United A 1–2 6,936 Joachim
R3 27 October 1992 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–7 17,326 Davison

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
PR Group 2 2 September 1992 Grimsby Town H 4–0 4,112 Davison (2), Gee (2)
PR Group 2 30 September 1992 Newcastle United A 0–4 14,046

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 Carl Muggleton
- England MF Gary Mills
- England DF Mike Whitlow
- England DF Richard Smith
- England DF Steve Walsh
- Northern Ireland DF Colin Hill
- England MF David Oldfield
- England MF Steve Thompson
- England FW Bobby Davison
- England FW Ian Ormondroyd
- England FW Phil Gee
- England DF Simon Grayson
No. Position Player
- England MF Michael Trotter
- England GK Russell Hoult
- England DF Neil Lewis
- England MF David Lowe
- England MF Colin Gibson
- England FW Julian Joachim
- England GK Kevin Poole
- England MF Lee Philpott
- England DF Tony James
- England MF Steve Agnew
- England DF Gary Coatsworth
- England DF Jimmy Willis

Left club during the 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 Colin Gordon (to Kidderminster Harriers)
- England DF Nick Platnauer (to Scunthorpe United)
No. Position Player
- England FW Ashley Ward (to Crewe Alexandra)
- England DF Paul Fitzpatrick (to Birmingham City)

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