1993–94 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1993–94 season
Chairman Martin George
Manager Brian Little
Stadium Filbert Street
First Division 4th (promoted via playoffs)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Roberts (13)
Highest home attendance 21,744 vs. Watford (27 December 1993)
Lowest home attendance 10,366 vs. Birmingham City (12 September 1993)
Average home league attendance 16,005

During the 1993–94 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1993–1994 season, it was third time lucky for Leicester as they beat East Midlands rivals Derby County 2–1 in the final to secure promotion to the Premiership after seven years outside the top division.[1] Striker David Speedie was suspended in the final, having been sent off in the semi-final against Tranmere Rovers.

Final league table[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1. Crystal Palace 46 27 9 10 73 46 90
2. Nottingham Forest 46 23 14 9 74 49 83
3. Millwall 46 19 17 10 58 49 74
4. Leicester City 46 19 16 11 72 59 73
5. Tranmere Rovers 46 21 9 16 69 53 72
6. Derby County 46 20 11 15 73 68 71
7. Notts County 46 20 8 18 65 69 68
8. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 17 17 12 60 47 68
9. Middlesbrough 46 18 13 15 66 54 67
10. Stoke City 46 18 13 15 57 59 67
11. Charlton Athletic 46 19 8 19 61 58 65
12. Sunderland 46 19 8 19 54 57 65
13. Bristol City 46 16 16 14 47 50 64
14. Bolton Wanderers 46 15 14 17 63 64 59
15. Southend United 46 17 8 21 63 67 59
16. Grimsby Town 46 13 20 13 52 47 59
17. Portsmouth 46 15 13 18 52 58 58
18. Barnsley 46 16 7 23 55 67 55
19. Watford 46 15 9 22 66 80 54
20. Luton Town 46 14 11 21 56 60 53
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 13 12 21 60 69 51
22. Birmingham City 46 13 12 21 52 69 51
23. Oxford United 46 13 10 23 54 75 49
24. Peterborough United 46 8 13 25 48 76 37

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

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
14 August 1993 Peterborough United H 2–1 13,671 Thompson, James
21 August 1993 Tranmere Rovers A 0–1 8,766
28 August 1993 Millwall H 4–0 12,219 Agnew, Walsh (2), Joachim
12 September 1993 Birmingham City H 1–1 10,366 Walsh
14 September 1993 Bristol City A 3–1 7,899 Speedie (2), Walsh
18 September 1993 Bolton Wanderers A 2–1 12,049 Speedie (2)
25 September 1993 Barnsley A 1–0 10,392 Oldfield
29 September 1993 Middlesbrough A 0–2 11,871
2 October 1993 Notts County H 3–2 16,319 Speedie (2), Thompson (pen)
16 October 1993 Charlton Athletic A 1–2 8,316 Agnew
24 October 1993 Nottingham Forest H 1–0 17,624 Speedie
30 October 1993 Luton Town A 2–0 8,813 Thompson (pen), Speedie
2 November 1993 Grimsby Town A 0–0 6,346
6 November 1993 Southend United H 3–0 15,387 Joachim, Oldfield, Thompson (pen)
14 November 1993 Stoke City A 0–1 15,984
20 November 1993 Oxford United H 2–3 14,070 Thompson (pen), Whitlow
27 November 1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–2 18,395 Roberts (2)
5 December 1993 Southend United A 0–0 6,114
8 December 1993 Crystal Palace H 1–1 16,706 Roberts
11 December 1993 Bristol City H 3–0 13,394 Speedie (2), Joachim
19 December 1993 Peterborough United A 1–1 8,595 Bradshaw (own goal)
27 December 1993 Watford H 4–4 21,744 Thompson (pen), Oldfield (2), Ormondroyd
28 December 1993 Derby County A 2–3 17,372 Joachim, Roberts
1 January 1994 Sunderland H 2–1 19,615 Speedie, Joachim
12 January 1994 West Bromwich Albion H 4–2 15,640 Roberts (2), Whitlow, Mardon (own goal)
16 January 1994 Charlton Athletic H 2–1 12,577 Grayson, Roberts
22 January 1994 Crystal Palace A 1–2 17,045 Thompson
6 February 1994 Nottingham Forest A 0–4 26,616
12 February 1994 Luton Town H 2–1 16,149 Coatsworth, Roberts
19 February 1994 West Bromwich Albion A 2–1 18,153 Roberts, Ormondroyd
23 February 1994 Tranmere Rovers H 1–1 14,028 McGreal (own goal)
6 March 1994 Millwall A 0–0 8,085
12 March 1994 Middlesbrough H 2–0 16,116 Joachim, Speedie
15 March 1994 Birmingham City A 3–0 14,681 Joachim, Ormondroyd, Roberts
19 March 1994 Barnsley H 0–1 15,640
26 March 1994 Notts County A 1–4 11,907 Ormondroyd
30 March 1994 Portsmouth H 0–3 15,146
2 April 1994 Watford A 1–1 8,645 Agnew
5 April 1994 Derby County H 3–3 20,050 Roberts (3)
9 April 1994 Sunderland A 3–2 17,198 Joachim (2), Kerr (pen)
16 April 1994 Grimsby Town H 1–1 15,859 Joachim
23 April 1994 Oxford United A 2–2 8,818 Blake, Joachim
26 April 1994 Portsmouth A 1–0 7,869 Kerr
30 April 1994 Stoke City H 1–1 19,219 Willis
3 May 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 1–1 18,145 Gee
8 May 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–1 27,229 Coatsworth

First Division play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
SF 1st Leg 15 May 1994 Tranmere Rovers A 0–0 14,962
SF 2nd Leg 18 May 1994 Tranmere Rovers H 2–1 (won 2–1 on agg) 22,593 Ormondroyd, Speedie
F 30 May 1994 Derby County N 2–1 73,671 Walsh (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Manchester City A 1–4 22,613 Oldfield

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 21 September 1993 Rochdale A 6–1 4,491 Whitlow, Walsh, Thompson, Oldfield, Speedie, Ormondroyd
R2 Second Leg 6 October 1993 Rochdale H 2–1 7,612 Ormondroyd, Joachim
R3 27 October 1993 Manchester United A 1–5 41,344 Hill

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
PR Group 4 31 August 1993 Peterborough United A 3–4 3,830 Oldfield (pen), Gee (2)
PR Group 4 8 September 1993 West Bromwich Albion H 0–0 3,588

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England GK Gavin Ward
- England DF Colin Hill
- England DF Mike Whitlow
- Republic of Ireland DF Brian Carey
- England DF Steve Walsh
- England DF Tony James
- England MF Gary Mills
- England MF Steve Thompson
- Scotland FW David Speedie
- England MF Steve Agnew
- England MF Lee Philpott
- England FW Julian Joachim
- England DF Richard Smith
- England GK Kevin Poole
No. Position Player
- England MF Colin Gibson
- England FW Ian Ormondroyd
- England DF Simon Grayson
- England DF Neil Lewis
- England DF Jimmy Willis
- England MF David Lowe
- England FW Phil Gee
- England MF David Oldfield
- England DF Gary Coatsworth
- Wales FW Iwan Roberts
- England DF Scott Eustace
- England MF Mark Blake
- England MF Paul Kerr (on loan from Port Vale)

Left club during the season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England FW Bobby Davison (to Sheffield United)
No. Position Player
- England GK Carl Muggleton (to Celtic)

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