1993–94 Sheffield Wednesday F.C. season

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Sheffield Wednesday
1993–94 season
Chairman England Dave Richards
Manager England Trevor Francis
Stadium Hillsborough
Premier League 7th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Semi finals
Top goalscorer League:
Mark Bright (19)
All:
Mark Bright (23)
Average home league attendance 27,186

During the 1993–94 English football season, Sheffield Wednesday competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday finished seventh in the league for the second season running, but they could have finished even higher had key striker David Hirst not missed so much of the season due to injury. Young striker Gordon Watson proved himself to be a highly competent deputy, scoring 12 league goals in his first season as a regular player.

Veterans Chris Waddle, Chris Woods and Mark Bright were also impressive, showing little sign of their advancing years, despite all three players now being in their 30s.

Wednesday's best success in 1993-94 came in the League Cup. They reached the semi-finals but were defeated by Manchester United in the semi-final, which included Ryan Giggs scoring a classic goal for United in the first leg. This ended any hope of the Owls winning a major trophy or qualifying for Europe. Trevor Francis responded to this disappointment by signing Klas Ingesson and Guy Whittingham to give the strikeforce some much-needed support. These reinforcements also gave Owls fans some much-needed hope of silverware, a year after they'd been on the losing side in both domestic cup finals.

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]

Sheffield Wednesday's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Liverpool A 0–2 44,004
18 August 1993 Aston Villa H 0–0 28,450
21 August 1993 Arsenal H 0–1 26,023
25 August 1993 West Ham United A 0–2 19,441
28 August 1993 Chelsea A 1–1 16,652 Bright
1 September 1993 Norwich City H 3–3 25,175 Bart-Williams, Bright, Sinton
13 September 1993 Newcastle United A 2–4 33,890 Sinton (2)
18 September 1993 Southampton H 2–0 22,503 Sheridan (pen), Hirst
25 September 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 1–1 13,917 Hyde
2 October 1993 Manchester United H 2–3 34,548 Bright, Bart-Williams
16 October 1993 Wimbledon H 2–2 21,752 Waddle, Jones
23 October 1993 Sheffield United A 1–1 30,044 Palmer
30 October 1993 Leeds United H 3–3 31,892 Jones, Waddle, Bright
6 November 1993 Ipswich Town A 4–1 15,070 Jemson (2), Palmer, Bright
20 November 1993 Coventry City H 0–0 23,379
24 November 1993 Oldham Athletic H 3–0 18,509 Watson (2), Jemson
27 November 1993 Manchester City A 3–1 23,416 Jones, Jemson
4 December 1993 Liverpool H 3–1 32,177 Bright, Ruddock (own goal), Wright (own goal)
8 December 1993 Aston Villa A 2–2 20,304 Bart-Williams, Teale (own goal)
12 December 1993 Arsenal A 0–1 22,026
18 December 1993 West Ham United H 5–0 26,350 Waddle, Bright, Jemson, Marsh (own goal), Palmer
27 December 1993 Everton A 2–0 16,777 Bright, Palmer
29 December 1993 Swindon Town H 3–3 30,570 Watson (2), Bright
1 January 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 2–1 16,858 Watson, Bright
3 January 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 32,514 Bright
15 January 1994 Wimbledon A 1–2 5,536 Pearce
22 January 1994 Sheffield United H 3–1 34,959 Pearce, Bright, Watson
5 February 1994 Tottenham Hotspur A 3–1 23,076 Coleman, Bright (2)
26 February 1994 Norwich City A 1–1 18,311 Watson
5 March 1994 Newcastle United H 0–1 33,153
12 March 1994 Southampton A 1–1 16,391 Bart-Williams
16 March 1994 Manchester United A 0–5 43,669
20 March 1994 Blackburn Rovers H 1–2 24,655 Watson
30 March 1994 Chelsea H 3–1 20,433 Bart-Williams, Palmer, Sheridan (pen)
2 April 1994 Everton H 5–1 24,096 Bart-Williams, Jones, Worthington, Bright (2)
4 April 1994 Swindon Town A 1–0 13,927 Watson
9 April 1994 Queens Park Rangers H 3–1 22,437 Bright (2), Sheridan (pen)
16 April 1994 Coventry City A 1–1 13,013 Jones
23 April 1994 Ipswich Town H 5–0 23,457 Pearce, Watson, Bart-Williams, Linighan (own goal), Bright
30 April 1994 Oldham Athletic A 0–0 12,973
3 May 1994 Leeds United A 2–2 33,575 Watson, Bart-Williams
7 May 1994 Manchester City H 1–1 33,589 Watson

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1993–94 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Nottingham Forest H 1–1 32,488 Bright
R3R 19 January 1994 Nottingham Forest A 2–0 25,268 Bart-Williams, Pearce
R4 29 January 1994 Chelsea A 1–1 26,094 Hyde
R4R 9 February 1994 Chelsea H 1–3 (a.e.t.) 26,144 Bright

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 21 September 1993 Bolton Wanderers A 1–1 11,590 Bart-Williams
R2 2nd leg 6 October 1993 Bolton Wanderers H 1–0 (won 2-1 on agg) 16,194 Bright
R3 27 October 1993 Middlesbrough A 1–1 14,765 Palmer
R3R 10 November 1993 Middlesbrough H 2–1 19,482 Palmer, Watson
R4 1 December 1993 Queens Park Rangers A 2–1 13,253 Jemson, Jones
R5 11 January 1994 Wimbledon A 2–1 8,784 Bright, Watson
SF 1st leg 13 February 1994 Manchester United A 0–1 43,294
SF 2nd leg 2 March 1994 Manchester United H 1–4 (lost 1-5 on agg) 34,878 Hirst

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2][3]

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 Chris Woods
2 Sweden DF Roland Nilsson
3 Northern Ireland DF Nigel Worthington
5 England MF Carlton Palmer
6 England DF Nigel Pearson
7 Australia MF Adem Poric
8 England MF Chris Waddle
9 England FW David Hirst
10 England FW Mark Bright
11 Republic of Ireland MF John Sheridan
12 England DF Andy Pearce
13 England GK Kevin Pressman
14 England DF Chris Bart-Williams
15 England MF Andy Sinton
No. Position Player
16 England MF Graham Hyde
17 England DF Des Walker
18 England DF Phil King
19 England FW Nigel Jemson
20 England FW Gordon Watson
21 Wales MF Ryan Jones
22 England DF Simon Stewart
23 England GK Lance Key
24 England DF Julian Watts
25 England MF Mike Williams
26 England FW Trevor Francis
27 England MF Steven Brown
28 England DF Simon Coleman
29 England DF Lee Briscoe

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 DF Paul Warhurst (to Blackburn Rovers)

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
England FW Leroy Chambers
No. Position Player
England FW Richie Barker

References[edit]