1993–94 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
1993–94 season
Chairman David Marsh
Manager Howard Kendall (until 4 December)
Mike Walker (from 7 January)
Stadium Goodison Park
FA Premier League 17th
FA Cup Third round
Coca–Cola Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Cottee (16)
All: Cottee (19)
Average home league attendance 22,901

During the 1993–94 English football season, Everton F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Everton's reputation as a club living on former glories (in this case glories within the last 10 years) was highlighted this season as they were never out of the relegation battle when just a few seasons ago they had been league champions.

Manager Howard Kendall's second spell as manager came to an end – of his own volition – in December just after they ended a seven-match winless run. As the new year dawned, Mike Walker was brought in as Kendall's successor and, after his successful 18-month reign at Norwich City which had seen the Canaries record their highest-ever league placing, there was much optimism that Walker was the man to restore Everton to their former glory.

On the last day of the season, Everton went 2–0 down to Wimbledon and they looked all set for relegation – just seven years earlier they had been league champions. But a remarkable turnaround in the second half saw the Toffees cruise to a 3–2 victory and they were safe, with the final relegation places going to Sheffield United and Oldham Athletic.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Manchester United (C) 42 27 11 4 80 38 +42 92 UEFA Champions League 1994–95 Group stage
2 Blackburn Rovers 42 25 9 8 63 36 +27 84 UEFA Cup 1994–95 First round
3 Newcastle United 42 23 8 11 82 41 +41 77
4 Arsenal 42 18 17 7 53 28 +25 71 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1994–95 First round1
5 Leeds United 42 18 16 8 65 39 +26 70
6 Wimbledon 42 18 11 13 56 53 +3 65
7 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 16 10 76 54 +22 64
8 Liverpool 42 17 9 16 59 55 +4 60
9 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 12 14 62 61 +1 60
10 Aston Villa 42 15 12 15 46 50 −4 57 UEFA Cup 1994–95 First round2
11 Coventry City 42 14 14 14 43 45 −2 56
12 Norwich City 42 12 17 13 65 61 +4 53
13 West Ham United 42 13 13 16 47 58 −11 52
14 Chelsea 42 13 12 17 49 53 −4 51 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1994–95 First round3
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 12 19 54 59 −5 45
16 Manchester City 42 9 18 15 38 49 −11 45
17 Everton 42 12 8 22 42 63 −21 44
18 Southampton 42 12 7 23 49 66 −17 43
19 Ipswich Town 42 9 16 17 35 58 −23 43
20 Sheffield United (R) 42 8 18 16 42 60 −18 42 Relegated to Football League First Division 1994–95
21 Oldham Athletic (R) 42 9 13 20 42 68 −26 40
22 Swindon Town (R) 42 5 15 22 47 100 −53 30

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

1 Arsenal qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as defending champions

2 Aston Villa qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners

3 Chelsea qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as FA Cup runners-up

P = Games Played; W = Games Won; D = Games Drawn; L = Games Lost; F = Goals For; A = Goals Against; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Everton's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Southampton A 2–0 14,051 Beagrie, Ebbrell
17 August 1993 Manchester City H 1–0 26,036 Rideout
21 August 1993 Sheffield United H 4–2 24,169 Ebbrell, Cottee (3)
25 August 1993 Newcastle United A 0–1 34,833
28 August 1993 Arsenal A 0–2 29,063
31 August 1993 Aston Villa H 0–1 24,022
11 September 1993 Oldham Athletic A 1–0 13,666 Cottee
18 September 1993 Liverpool H 2–0 38,157 Ward, Cottee
25 September 1993 Norwich City H 1–5 20,531 Rideout
3 October 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–3 27,487 Cottee (pen), Rideout
16 October 1993 Swindon Town A 1–1 14,414 Beagrie
23 October 1993 Manchester United H 0–1 34,430
30 October 1993 Ipswich Town A 2–0 15,078 Barlow, Beagrie
6 November 1993 Coventry City A 1–2 15,662 Rideout
20 November 1993 Queens Park Rangers H 0–3 17,089
23 November 1993 Leeds United H 1–1 17,066 Cottee
27 November 1993 Wimbledon A 1–1 6,934 Barlow
4 December 1993 Southampton H 1–0 13,667 Cottee
8 December 1993 Manchester City A 0–1 20,513
11 December 1993 Sheffield United A 0–0 15,135
18 December 1993 Newcastle United H 0–2 25,189
27 December 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 0–2 16,777
29 December 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 21,462
1 January 1994 West Ham United H 0–1 19,579
3 January 1994 Chelsea A 2–4 18,338 Cottee, Barlow
15 January 1994 Swindon Town H 6–2 20,546 Cottee (3), Ebbrell, Ablett, Beagrie
22 January 1994 Manchester United A 0–1 44,750
5 February 1994 Chelsea H 4–2 18,821 Ebbrell, Angell, Rideout (2)
12 February 1994 Ipswich Town H 0–0 19,588
19 February 1994 Arsenal H 1–1 19,891 Cottee
5 March 1994 Oldham Athletic H 2–1 20,831 Preki, Stuart
13 March 1994 Liverpool A 1–2 44,281 Watson
21 March 1994 Norwich City A 0–3 16,432
26 March 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–1 23,580
30 March 1994 Aston Villa A 0–0 36,044
2 April 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–5 24,096 Cottee
4 April 1994 Blackburn Rovers H 0–3 27,427
9 April 1994 West Ham United A 1–0 20,243 Cottee
16 April 1994 Queens Park Rangers H 1–2 13,330 Cottee
23 April 1994 Coventry City H 0–0 23,217
30 April 1994 Leeds United A 0–3 35,487
7 May 1994 Wimbledon H 3–2 31,297 Stuart (2), Horne

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1993–94 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Bolton Wanderers A 1–1 21,702 Rideout
R3R 19 January 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 2–3 (a.e.t.) 34,642 Barlow (2)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 22 September 1993 Lincoln City A 4–3 9,153 Rideout (3), Cottee
R2 2nd leg 6 October 1993 Lincoln City H 4–2 (won 8-5 on agg) 8,375 Snodin, Rideout, Cottee (2)
R3 26 October 1993 Crystal Palace H 2–2 11,547 Beagrie, Watson
R3R 16 November 1993 Crystal Palace A 4–1 14,662 Young (own goal), Watson (2), Ward (pen)
R4 30 November 1993 Manchester United H 0–2 34,052

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Neville Southall
2 England DF Matt Jackson
3 England DF Andy Hinchcliffe
4 England MF Ian Snodin
5 England DF Dave Watson (captain)
6 England DF Gary Ablett
8 England MF Graham Stuart
9 England FW Tony Cottee
10 Wales MF Barry Horne
12 England DF Paul Holmes
13 Australia GK Jason Kearton
14 England MF John Ebbrell
15 England FW Paul Rideout
16 United States MF Preki
No. Position Player
17 Sweden MF Anders Limpar
18 England MF Joe Parkinson
19 England FW Stuart Barlow
20 Poland MF Robert Warzycha
21 England DF Gary Rowett
22 England FW Brett Angell
23 England MF John Doolan
25 England DF Neil Moore
26 England DF David Unsworth
27 England DF Mark Powell
28 England MF Terry Jones
29 England MF Tony Grant
30 England FW Paul Tait
31 England GK Steve Reeves

Left the 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
18 Scotland FW Mo Johnston (to Hearts)
17 England MF Billy Kenny (to Oldham Athletic)
No. Position Player
7 England MF Mark Ward (to Birmingham City)
11 England MF Peter Beagrie (to Manchester City)

References[edit]