1993–94 Coventry City F.C. season

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Coventry City
1993–94 season
Manager England Bobby Gould (until 23 October)
England Phil Neal (from 23 October)
Stadium Highfield Road
FA Premier League 11th
FA Cup Third round
Coca-Cola Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Ndlovu (11)
Average home league attendance 13,452

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

Season summary[edit]

Coventry City's 27th successive season in the top flight began with a superb 3-0 win at Arsenal in which striker Micky Quinn scored a hat-trick. Coventry's surprisingly good form continued throughout the season, so it was a surprise to all when manager Bobby Gould handed in his notice on 23 October 1993. Phil Neal, formerly of Bolton Wanderers, was announced as Gould's successor; despite having no experienced outside the league's third tier, he was able to defy the odds and keep Coventry well clear of the relegation that they had been tipped for at least the last four seasons.

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 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]

Coventry City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Arsenal A 3–0 24,897 Quinn (3, 1 pen)
18 August 1993 Newcastle United H 2–1 15,760 Ndlovu, Harford
21 August 1993 West Ham United H 1–1 12,909 Wegerle
24 August 1993 Oldham Athletic A 3–3 10,817 Williams, Ndlovu, Wegerle
27 August 1993 Manchester City A 1–1 21,537 Wegerle
1 September 1993 Liverpool H 1–0 16,740 Babb
11 September 1993 Aston Villa A 0–0 31,181
18 September 1993 Chelsea H 1–1 13,660 Morgan
25 September 1993 Leeds United H 0–2 13,934
2 October 1993 Norwich City A 0–1 16,239
16 October 1993 Southampton H 1–1 9,984 Babb
23 October 1993 Queens Park Rangers A 1–5 12,976 Ndlovu
31 October 1993 Sheffield United H 0–0 10,429
6 November 1993 Everton H 2–1 15,662 Quinn (2)
20 November 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 23,379
23 November 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 1–2 15,136 Ndlovu
27 November 1993 Manchester United H 0–1 17,020
4 December 1993 Arsenal H 1–0 12,722 Quinn
11 December 1993 West Ham United A 2–3 17,243 Darby (2)
18 December 1993 Oldham Athletic H 1–1 11,800 Wegerle
26 December 1993 Wimbledon A 2–1 4,739 Ndlovu, Williams
1 January 1994 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–1 26,015 Babb, Wegerle
3 January 1994 Swindon Town H 1–1 15,825 Wegerle
15 January 1994 Southampton A 0–1 12,397
22 January 1994 Queens Park Rangers H 0–1 12,107
2 February 1994 Ipswich Town H 1–0 11,265 Flynn
5 February 1994 Swindon Town A 1–3 14,640 Darby
12 February 1994 Sheffield United A 0–0 15,394
19 February 1994 Manchester City H 4–0 11,735 Rennie, Quinn, Ndlovu, Williams
23 February 1994 Newcastle United A 0–4 32,216
26 February 1994 Liverpool A 0–1 38,547
6 March 1994 Aston Villa H 0–1 14,325
19 March 1994 Leeds United A 0–1 30,023
26 March 1994 Norwich City H 2–1 13,514 Flynn, Quinn
2 April 1994 Wimbledon H 1–2 11,290 Ndlovu
4 April 1994 Ipswich Town A 2–0 12,633 Flynn, Ndlovu
9 April 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 14,491 Ndlovu (pen)
16 April 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 13,013 Ndlovu
23 April 1994 Everton A 0–0 23,217
2 May 1994 Blackburn Rovers H 2–1 16,653 Darby (2)
4 May 1994 Chelsea A 2–1 8,923 Morgan, Ndlovu
7 May 1994 Manchester United A 0–0 44,717

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1993–94 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Newcastle United A 0–2 35,444

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 22 September 1993 Wycombe Wanderers H 3–0 9,615 White
R2 2nd leg 5 October 1993 Wycombe Wanderers A 2–4 (won 5-4 on agg) 5,933 Lomas, Quinn
R3 26 October 1993 Oldham Athletic A 0–2 10,071

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 England GK Steve Ogrizovic
2 England DF Brian Borrows (captain)
3 England DF Steve Morgan
4 England DF Peter Atherton
5 England DF Lee Hurst
6 Scotland DF David Rennie
7 England FW John Williams
8 England MF Lee Hurst
9 England FW Mick Harford
10 England FW Micky Quinn
11 England MF Stewart Robson
12 Zimbabwe FW Peter Ndlovu
13 Wales GK Martin Davies
14 England DF David Busst
15 England DF Paul Williams
16 Republic of Ireland MF Willie Boland
No. Position Player
17 United States FW Roy Wegerle
18 England MF Sean Flynn
19 Republic of Ireland MF Tony Sheridan
20 Republic of Ireland DF Phil Babb
21 England MF Chris Marsden (on loan from Huddersfield Town)
22 England MF Leigh Jenkinson
23 Scotland GK Jonathan Gould
24 England DF Ally Pickering
25 England MF Julian Darby
26 Scotland MF Sandy Robertson
28 Poland MF Detsi Kruszynski
29 England MF John Gayle
31 Republic of Ireland GK Tim Dalton
32 England MF Lloyd McGrath
33 England MF Paul Bailey

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
21 England DF Martyn Booty (to Crewe Alexandra)

Transfers[edit]

Out[edit]

Award[edit]

  • Coventry City Player of the Year: Phil Babb

References[edit]