1992–93 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
1992–93 season
Chairman Paul Woolhouse
(until October)
Alan Laver
(from October)
Manager Dave Bassett
Stadium Bramall Lane
Premier League 14th
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Deane (14)
All: Deane (19)
Highest home attendance 30,039
(vs. Sheffield Wednesday)
Lowest home attendance 7,855
(vs. Bristol City)
Average home league attendance 18,801

During the 1992–93 English football season, Sheffield United competed in the inaugural season of the FA Premier League under manager Dave Bassett.

Season summary[edit]

Highlights of the season included a 6-0 home win over Tottenham Hotspur and an opening-day 2-1 win over eventual champions Manchester United. The club also reached the FA Cup semi-final, but were beaten by arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday. In the victory over Man Utd Brian Deane scored the first ever Premier League goal.

At the end of the season, the newly formed League Managers Association presented its "Manager of the Year" award for the first time, specifically designed to recognise "the manager who made best use of the resources available to him". This award went to United manager Dave Bassett.

Kit[edit]

The kit was manufactured by British apparel company Umbro and sponsored by English timber merchant Arnold Laver.

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]

Sheffield United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Manchester United H 2–1 28,070 Deane (2, 1 pen)
19 August 1992 Liverpool A 1–2 33,107 Deane
22 August 1992 Queens Park Rangers A 2–3 10,932 Cork, Deane
25 August 1992 Wimbledon H 2–2 15,463 Beesley, Hodges
29 August 1992 Aston Villa H 0–2 18,773
2 September 1992 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–2 21,332
5 September 1992 Middlesbrough A 0–2 15,179
12 September 1992 Liverpool H 1–0 20,632 Littlejohn
19 September 1992 Arsenal H 1–1 19,105 Whitehouse
26 September 1992 Ipswich Town A 0–0 16,353
3 October 1992 Southampton H 2–0 15,842 Whitehouse, Littlejohn
17 October 1992 Leeds United A 1–3 29,706 Beesley
24 October 1992 Nottingham Forest H 0–0 19,152
31 October 1992 Chelsea A 2–1 13,763 Littlejohn, Deane
8 November 1992 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 30,039 Littlejohn
21 November 1992 Norwich City A 1–2 14,874 Cork
28 November 1992 Coventry City H 1–1 15,625 Pearce (own goal)
5 December 1992 Crystal Palace A 0–2 12,361
12 December 1992 Everton H 1–0 16,266 Littlejohn
19 December 1992 Blackburn Rovers A 0–1 16,057
26 December 1992 Manchester City A 0–2 27,455
9 January 1993 Arsenal A 1–1 23,818 Littlejohn
16 January 1993 Ipswich Town H 3–0 16,758 Deane (3)
27 January 1993 Aston Villa A 1–3 20,266 Deane
30 January 1993 Queens Park Rangers H 1–2 16,366 Hoyland
6 February 1993 Manchester United A 1–2 36,156 Carr
9 February 1993 Middlesbrough H 2–0 15,184 Carr, Deane
20 February 1993 Wimbledon A 0–2 3,979
22 February 1993 Oldham Athletic H 2–0 14,628 Gannon, Littlejohn
27 February 1993 Southampton A 2–3 13,814 Gayle, Bryson
2 March 1993 Tottenham Hotspur H 6–0 16,654 Carr, Gray (own goal), Bryson (2), Deane, Rogers
10 March 1993 Norwich City H 0–1 15,583
20 March 1993 Crystal Palace H 0–1 18,857
24 March 1993 Coventry City A 3–1 12,993 Whitehouse, Deane, Littlejohn
6 April 1993 Leeds United H 2–1 20,562 Rogers, Deane
9 April 1993 Manchester City H 1–1 18,231 Deane
13 April 1993 Oldham Athletic A 1–1 14,795 Hoyland
17 April 1993 Blackburn Rovers H 1–3 18,186 Hodges
21 April 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–1 38,688 Deane
1 May 1993 Nottingham Forest A 2–0 26,752 Hodges, Gayle
4 May 1993 Everton A 2–0 15,197 Bradshaw, Hodges
8 May 1993 Chelsea H 4–2 24,850 Scott, Rogers, Whitehouse (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992-93 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1993 Burnley H 2–2 23,041 Hodges, Beesley
R3R 12 January 1993 Burnley A 4–2 19,061 Deane (3), Littlejohn
R4 23 January 1993 Hartlepool United H 1–0 ? Cork
R5 14 February 1993 Manchester United H 2–1 27,150 Hoyland, Hodges
QF 6 March 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 0–0 6,721
QFR 16 March 1993 Blackburn Rovers H 2–2 (won 5-3 on pens) 23,920 Ward (2)
SF 3 April 1993 Sheffield Wednesday N 1–2 (a.e.t.) 75,364 Cork

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 22 September 1992 Bristol City A 1–2 6,922 Rogers
R2 Second Leg 7 October 1992 Bristol City H 4–1 (won 5-3 on agg) 7,588 Bradshaw, Whitehouse, Deane (2)
R3 28 October 1992 Liverpool H 0–0 17,856
R3R 11 November 1992 Liverpool A 0–3 17,654

Players[edit]

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
Republic of Ireland GK Alan Kelly
England DF Carl Bradshaw
England DF Paul Beesley
England DF Brian Gayle (captain)
Scotland DF Tom Cowan
Wales MF Glyn Hodges
England MF Kevin Gage
England MF Paul Rogers
England MF John Gannon
England FW Brian Deane
England FW Adrian Littlejohn
England FW Alan Cork
England MF Mitch Ward
England DF John Pemberton
England GK Simon Tracey
No. Position Player
England MF Jamie Hoyland
England MF Charlie Hartfield
England DF David Barnes
England MF Dane Whitehouse
Scotland MF Ian Bryson
England MF Franz Carr
England DF Chris Kamara (on loan from Luton Town)
England MF Mike Lake (until November)
England DF Alan McLeary (on loan from Millwall)
England FW Andy Scott
Scotland GK Jim Leighton (on loan from Dundee)
England FW Peter Duffield
England MF John Reed
England DF Ashley Fickling
England DF Dave Walton

Squad statistics[edit]

As of the end of the season[3]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England DF David Barnes 17 0 13 0 3 0 1 0
England DF Paul Beesley 49 3 39 2 6 1 4 0
England DF Carl Bradshaw 38 2 32 1 2 0 4 1
Scotland MF Ian Bryson 25 3 16 3 6 0 3 0
England MF Franz Carr 12 0 8 0 4 0 0 0
England FW Alan Cork 36 4 27 2 6 2 3 0
Scotland DF Tom Cowan 25 0 21 0 1 0 3 0
England FW Brian Deane 51 19 41 14 6 3 4 2
England MF Kevin Gage 36 0 27 0 6 0 3 0
England MF John Gannon 33 1 27 1 2 0 4 0
England DF Brian Gayle 41 2 31 2 6 0 4 0
England MF Charlie Hartfield 21 0 17 0 3 0 1 0
Wales MF Glyn Hodges 41 6 31 4 7 2 3 0
England MF Jamie Hoyland 30 3 22 2 7 1 1 0
England MF Chris Kamara 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
Republic of Ireland GK Alan Kelly 43 0 33 0 7 0 3 0
England MF Mike Lake 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Adrian Littlejohn 35 9 27 8 5 1 3 0
England DF Alan McLeary 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
England DF John Pemberton 23 0 19 0 4 0 0 0
England MF Paul Rogers 34 4 27 3 3 0 4 1
England FW Andy Scott 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
England GK Simon Tracey 11 0 10 0 0 0 1 0
England MF Mitch Ward 31 2 26 0 4 2 1 0
England MF Dane Whitehouse 18 6 14 5 3 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/sheffield-united/1992-1993/results
  2. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/sheffield-united/tab/players/season/1993
  3. ^ Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (1999). A Complete Record of Sheffield United Football Club 1889-1999. Sheffield United. pp. 286–287. ISBN 0-9508588-2-X.