1993–94 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City
1993–94 season
Chairman Peter Swales (until September)
Francis Lee (from September)
Manager Peter Reid (player-manager)
Brian Horton
Stadium Maine Road
FA Premier League 16th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Sheron (6)
All: Sheron/Quinn (6)
Average home league attendance 26,709

The 1993–94 season was Manchester City's fifth consecutive season in the top tier of English football, and their second in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Manchester City sacked manager Peter Reid just four games into the season, and quickly confirmed Brian Horton of Oxford United as his replacement.

City were a competitive, attacking side during Reid's three seasons as manager, when they finished fifth in his first two seasons and ninth in the next campaign. But under Horton, they found it increasingly difficult to find the net - just 36 goals were scored in the league all season, and no player scored more than 6 goals. The mid-season sale of David White to Leeds United robbed them of one of their last quality performers, and his replacement David Rocastle (signed from Leeds in a separate deal) failed to live up to expectations.

Despite their lack of goals, City avoided the drop and finished 16th - their lowest finish since relegation in 1987. Horton sought to reverse this decline by bringing in Nicky Summerbee, Uwe Rösler and Paul Walsh, while David Rocastle moved to Chelsea after less than a year at Maine Road.

Kit[edit]

City introduced a home and third kit for the season, opting to retain the away kit following the traditional pattern of only replacing home and away kits in alternating seasons. The new home kit featured another pseudo-holographic pattern, this time of large Umbro diamonds from the chest to the left shoulder. The third kit simply adopted the away shirt's pinstripes but altered the colours to deep navy blue on white background. Umbro and Brother remained the kit manufacturers and sponsors respectively.

For this season, City also played in a Centenary shirt to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the club adopting the name Manchester City. The kit featured very thin pinstripe diagonal lines instead of the Umbro diamonds of the main shirt, and replaced the club badge with the coat of arms of the city of Manchester itself, ensconced in a laurel wreath and featuring a motto which simply read the club's name and the years of the centenary.

Home
Centenary
Away
Third

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]

Manchester City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Leeds United H 1–1 32,366 Flitcroft
17 August 1993 Everton A 0–1 26,036
21 August 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–1 24,535
24 August 1993 Blackburn Rovers H 0–2 25,185
27 August 1993 Coventry City H 1–1 21,537 Sheron
1 September 1993 Swindon Town A 3–1 14,300 Vonk, Mike, Quinn
11 September 1993 Queens Park Rangers H 3–0 24,445 Quinn, Sheron, Flitcroft
20 September 1993 Wimbledon A 0–1 8,481
25 September 1993 Sheffield United A 1–0 20,067 Sheron
4 October 1993 Oldham Athletic H 1–1 21,401 Sheron
16 October 1993 Arsenal A 0–0 29,567
23 October 1993 Liverpool H 1–1 30,403 White
1 November 1993 West Ham United A 1–3 16,605 Curle
7 November 1993 Manchester United H 2–3 35,155 Quinn (2)
20 November 1993 Norwich City A 1–1 16,626 Quinn
22 November 1993 Chelsea A 0–0 10,128
27 November 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–3 23,416 Sheron
4 December 1993 Leeds United A 2–3 33,821 Griffiths, Sheron
8 December 1993 Everton H 1–0 20,513 Griffiths
11 December 1993 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–2 21,566
18 December 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 18,741
28 December 1993 Southampton H 1–1 24,712 Phelan
1 January 1994 Newcastle United A 0–2 35,585
15 January 1994 Arsenal H 0–0 25,642
22 January 1994 Liverpool A 1–2 41,872 Griffiths
5 February 1994 Ipswich Town H 2–1 28,188 Griffiths, Flitcroft
12 February 1994 West Ham United H 0–0 29,118
19 February 1994 Coventry City A 0–4 11,735
22 February 1994 Aston Villa A 0–0 19,254
26 February 1994 Swindon Town H 2–1 26,360 Rocastle, Horlock (own goal)
5 March 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 1–1 13,474 Rocastle
12 March 1994 Wimbledon H 0–1 23,981
19 March 1994 Sheffield United H 0–0 25,448
26 March 1994 Oldham Athletic A 0–0 16,464
29 March 1994 Ipswich Town A 2–2 13,099 Rösler, Walsh
2 April 1994 Aston Villa H 3–0 26,075 Beagrie, Walsh, Rösler
4 April 1994 Southampton A 1–0 16,377 Karl
9 April 1994 Newcastle United H 2–1 33,774 Walsh, D Brightwell
16 April 1994 Norwich City H 1–1 28,010 Rösler
23 April 1994 Manchester United A 0–2 44,333
30 April 1994 Chelsea H 2–2 33,594 Rösler, Walsh
7 May 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–1 33,733 Rösler

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1993–94 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Leicester City H 4–1 22,613 Ingebrigtsen (3), Kernaghan
R4 29 January 1994 Cardiff City A 0–1 20,486

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 22 September 1993 Reading H 1–1 9,280 White
R2 2nd leg 6 October 1993 Reading A 2–1 (won 3–2 on agg) 10,052 Lomas, Quinn
R3 26 October 1993 Chelsea H 1–0 16,713 White
R4 1 December 1993 Nottingham Forest A 0–0 22,195
R4R 15 December 1993 Nottingham Forest H 1–2 14,117

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 Tony Coton
2 England DF Andy Hill
3 Republic of Ireland DF Terry Phelan
4 England MF Steve McMahon
5 England DF Keith Curle (captain)
6 Netherlands DF Michel Vonk
7 England MF David Rocastle
8 England FW Mike Sheron
9 Republic of Ireland FW Niall Quinn
10 England MF Garry Flitcroft
11 Wales FW Carl Griffiths
12 England DF Ian Brightwell
13 Wales GK Martyn Margetson
14 England MF Paul Lake
15 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Kernaghan
16 England FW Steve Finney
No. Position Player
17 England MF Mike Quigley
18 England DF David Brightwell
19 Jamaica MF Fitzroy Simpson
20 Netherlands MF Alfons Groenendijk
21 Northern Ireland MF Steve Lomas
22 England DF Richard Edghill
23 Scotland MF David Kerr
24 England FW Adie Mike
25 Wales GK Andy Dibble
26 Norway MF Kåre Ingebrigtsen
27 England DF Rae Ingram
28 Germany FW Uwe Rösler
29 England DF John Foster
30 England FW Paul Walsh
31 Germany MF Steffen Karl (on loan from Borussia Dortmund)
32 England MF Peter Beagrie

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
7 England FW David White (to Leeds United)
11 England MF Rick Holden (to Oldham Athletic)
No. Position Player
16 England MF Peter Reid (player-manager; to Southampton)
28 England MF Carl Shutt (on loan from Birmingham City)

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