1993–94 Norwich City F.C. season

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Norwich City
1993–94 season
Chairman Robert Chase
Manager Mike Walker (until 6 January)
John Deehan (from 12 January)
Stadium Carrow Road
FA Premier League 12th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
UEFA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Sutton (25)
Average home league attendance 18,164

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

Season summary[edit]

Norwich City's achievements in 1992-93 were outstanding - a club-best third place finish and their first ever European place, all of this achieved with a relatively tight transfer budget and one of the Premiership's smaller fan bases.

Manager Mike Walker's achievements were far from over as the campaign began. They were close behind runaway leaders Manchester United in the title race, but most impressively eliminated Bayern Munich from the UEFA Cup in the second round; in doing so, they became the only English side to beat Bayern on their own soil. The dream came to an end in the third round as the Canaries were eliminated by Inter Milan.

Walker quit the club in January to take over at Everton, and his assistant John Deehan took over. Deehan was unable to keep up the momentum and Norwich slumped to 12th place in the final table, the decline accelerated by a 10-match winless run which was the longest of any Premier League club during the season with the exception of Swindon's 16-match winless start. The record-breaking sale of young striker Chris Sutton to Blackburn Rovers left Norwich with a big hole to fill in their attack, and the only major signing of the close season was midfielder Mike Milligan from 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]

Norwich City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1993 Manchester United H 0–2 19,705
18 August 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 3–2 14,236 Sutton (2), Newman
21 August 1993 Leeds United A 4–0 32,008 Fox (2), Goss, Sutton
25 August 1993 Ipswich Town H 1–0 19,189 Goss
28 August 1993 Swindon Town H 0–0 17,614
1 September 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 3–3 25,175 Sutton, Bowen, Ekoku
11 September 1993 Wimbledon H 0–1 14,851
18 September 1993 Queens Park Rangers A 2–2 13,359 Eadie, McDonald (own goal)
25 September 1993 Everton A 5–1 20,531 Ekoku (4), Sutton
2 October 1993 Coventry City H 1–0 16,239 Fox
16 October 1993 Chelsea A 2–1 16,923 Fox, Sutton
23 October 1993 West Ham United H 0–0 20,211
30 October 1993 Arsenal A 0–0 30,516
6 November 1993 Sheffield United A 2–1 18,254 Goss, Eadie
20 November 1993 Manchester City H 1–1 16,626 Fox
27 November 1993 Oldham Athletic A 1–2 10,198 Sutton
4 December 1993 Manchester United A 2–2 44,694 Fox (pen), Sutton
13 December 1993 Leeds United H 2–1 16,586 Sutton, Ekoku
18 December 1993 Ipswich Town A 1–2 19,498 Bowen
27 December 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 3–1 33,130 Sutton (2), Ekoku
29 December 1993 Aston Villa H 1–2 20,650 Sutton
1 January 1994 Southampton A 1–0 16,556 Sutton
4 January 1994 Newcastle United H 1–2 19,564 Bowen
15 January 1994 Chelsea H 1–1 19,472 Ekoku
24 January 1994 West Ham United A 3–3 20,738 Sutton (2), Fox
5 February 1994 Liverpool H 2–2 19,746 Sutton (2)
13 February 1994 Arsenal H 1–1 17,667 Ekoku
19 February 1994 Swindon Town A 3–3 15,405 Goss, Sutton, Newman
22 February 1994 Blackburn Rovers H 2–2 15,193 Sutton (2, 1 pen)
26 February 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 18,311 Sutton
5 March 1994 Wimbledon A 1–3 7,206 Ekoku
12 March 1994 Queens Park Rangers H 3–4 16,499 Ekoku (2), Bowen
21 March 1994 Everton H 3–0 16,432 Culverhouse, Sutton, Bowen
26 March 1994 Coventry City A 1–2 13,514 Eadie
29 March 1994 Newcastle United A 0–3 32,216
2 April 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–2 21,181 Sutton
4 April 1994 Aston Villa A 0–0 25,416
9 April 1994 Southampton H 4–5 17,150 Goss, Sutton (2), Robins
16 April 1994 Manchester City A 1–1 28,010 Ullathorne
23 April 1994 Sheffield United H 0–1 18,474
30 April 1994 Liverpool A 1–0 44,339 Goss
7 May 1994 Oldham Athletic H 1–1 20,394 Ullathorne

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1993–94 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Wycombe Wanderers A 2–0 7,802 Sutton (2)
R4 30 January 1994 Manchester United H 0–2 21,060

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 22 September 1993 Bradford City A 1–2 8,988 Fox
R2 2nd leg 6 October 1993 Bradford City H 3–0 (won 4-2 on agg) 12,787 Ekoku, Fox, Sutton
R3 26 October 1993 Arsenal A 1–1 24,539 Crook
R3R 10 November 1993 Arsenal H 0–3 16,319

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1993–94 UEFA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st leg 15 September 1993 Vitesse H 3–0 16,818 Ekoku, Goss, Polston
R1 2nd leg 29 September 1993 Vitesse A 0–0 (won 3-0 on agg) 9,133
R2 1st leg 20 October 1993 Bayern Munich A 2–1 28,500 Goss, Bowen
R2 2nd leg 3 November 1993 Bayern Munich H 1–1 (won 3-2 on agg) 20,643 Goss
R3 1st leg 24 November 1993 Internazionale Milano H 0–1 20,805
R3 2nd leg 8 December 1993 Internazionale Milano A 0–1 (lost 0-2 on agg) 30,000

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 Scotland GK Bryan Gunn
2 Wales DF Mark Bowen (vice-captain)
3 England DF Rob Newman
4 England MF Ian Crook
5 England DF Ian Culverhouse
6 England MF Neil Adams
7 Nigeria FW Efan Ekoku
8 England DF Colin Woodthorpe
9 England MF Gary Megson
10 England DF John Polston
11 Wales MF Jeremy Goss
12 England FW Mark Robins
13 Scotland GK Scott Howie
No. Position Player
14 Montserrat MF Ruel Fox
15 England DF Daryl Sutch
17 England DF Ian Butterworth (captain)
18 England DF Robert Ullathorne
19 Wales MF Andy Johnson
20 England MF Darren Eadie
21 England MF David Smith
22 England FW Chris Sutton
23 Wales DF Deryn Brace
24 England GK Andy Marshall
25 England FW Jamie Cureton
26 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi
27 England DF Spencer Prior

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
28 Wales GK Mark Walton (to Dundee United)
No. Position Player
16 Republic of Ireland FW Lee Power (to Bradford City)

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