1994–95 Coventry City F.C. season

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Coventry City
1994–95 season
Chairman Bryan Richardson
Manager Phil Neal (until 14 February)
Ron Atkinson (from 15 February)
Stadium Highfield Road
FA Premier League 16th
FA Cup Fourth round
Coca-Cola Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Dublin (16)
Average home league attendance 15,980

During the 1994–95 English football season, Coventry City F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1994–95 season, Coventry struggled for most of the campaign despite the £2million arrival of striker Dion Dublin from Manchester United on 10 September, and Neal was sacked on 14 February 1995[1] despite a 2–0 away win over fellow strugglers Crystal Palace three days earlier, which saw them 17th in the Premier League and two places above the relegation zone.[2] Neal's successor Ron Atkinson ensured the Sky Blues' survival.[3]

Kit[edit]

Coventry City's kit was manufactured by Pony and sponsored by Peugeot.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Blackburn Rovers (C) 42 27 8 7 80 39 +41 89 1995–96 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Manchester United 42 26 10 6 77 28 +49 88 1995–96 UEFA Cup First round
3 Nottingham Forest 42 22 11 9 72 43 +29 77
4 Liverpool 42 21 11 10 65 37 +28 74
5 Leeds United 42 20 13 9 59 38 +21 73
6 Newcastle United 42 20 12 10 67 47 +20 72
7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 14 12 66 58 +8 62
8 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 9 16 61 59 +2 60
9 Wimbledon 42 15 11 16 48 65 −17 56
10 Southampton 42 12 18 12 61 63 −2 54
11 Chelsea 42 13 15 14 50 55 −5 54
12 Arsenal 42 13 12 17 52 49 +3 51
13 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 12 17 49 57 −8 51
14 West Ham United 42 13 11 18 44 48 −4 50
15 Everton 42 11 17 14 44 51 −7 50 1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round 1
16 Coventry City 42 12 14 16 44 62 −18 50
17 Manchester City 42 12 13 17 53 64 −11 49
18 Aston Villa 42 11 15 16 51 56 −5 48
19 Crystal Palace (R) 42 11 12 19 34 49 −15 45 Relegation to 1995–96 Football League First Division
20 Norwich City (R) 42 10 13 19 37 54 −17 43
21 Leicester City (R) 42 6 11 25 45 80 −35 29
22 Ipswich Town (R) 42 7 6 29 36 93 −57 27

Updated to games played on 21 September 2012.
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Everton qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as FA Cup winners.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Coventry City's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Wimbledon H 1-1 10,962 Busst
24 August 1994 Newcastle United A 0-4 34,163
27 August 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 0-4 21,657
29 August 1994 Aston Villa H 0-1 12,218
10 September 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 2-2 11,398 Cook, Dublin
17 September 1994 Leeds United H 2-1 15,389 Cook (pen), Dublin
24 September 1994 Southampton H 1-3 11,784 Dublin
3 October 1994 Leicester City A 2-2 19,372 Wegerle, Dublin
10 October 1994 Ipswich Town H 2-0 9,526 Cook (pen), Wark (own goal)
15 October 1994 Everton A 2-0 28,233 Dublin, Wegerle
23 October 1994 Arsenal A 1-2 31,725 Wegerle (pen)
29 October 1994 Manchester City H 1-0 15,804 Dublin
2 November 1994 Crystal Palace H 1-4 10,732 Dublin
6 November 1994 Chelsea A 2-2 17,090 Ndlovu, Dublin
19 November 1994 Norwich City H 1-0 11,885 Jones
26 November 1994 West Ham United A 1-0 17,251 Busst
3 December 1994 Liverpool H 1-1 21,029 Flynn
10 December 1994 Wimbledon A 0-2 7,349
17 December 1994 Newcastle United H 0-0 17,233
26 December 1994 Nottingham Forest H 0-0 19,224
28 December 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-5 26,056 Ndlovu (pen)
31 December 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-4 25,659
3 January 1995 Manchester United A 0-2 43,130
14 January 1995 Manchester City A 0-0 20,632
21 January 1995 Arsenal H 0-1 14,468
25 January 1995 Norwich City A 2-2 14,024 Jenkinson, Dublin
4 February 1995 Chelsea H 2-2 13,429 Flynn, Burley (own goal)
11 February 1995 Crystal Palace A 2-0 11,871 Jones, Dublin
18 February 1995 West Ham United H 2-0 17,556 Ndlovu, Marsh
25 February 1995 Leicester City H 4-2 20,633 Flynn (2), Marsh, Ndlovu
4 March 1995 Southampton A 0-0 14,505
6 March 1995 Aston Villa A 0-0 26,186
11 March 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1 18,547 Dublin
14 March 1995 Liverpool A 3-2 27,183 Ndlovu (3, 1 pen)
18 March 1995 Leeds United A 0-3 29,179
1 April 1995 Queens Park Rangers H 0-1 15,740
15 April 1995 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-0 15,710 Dublin, Ndlovu
17 April 1995 Nottingham Forest A 0-2 26,253
1 May 1995 Manchester United H 2-3 21,885 Pressley, Ndlovu
6 May 1995 Ipswich Town A 0-2 12,893
9 May 1995 Tottenham Hotspur A 3-1 24,930 Ndlovu (2, 1 pen), Dublin
14 May 1995 Everton H 0-0 21,814

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994-95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 West Bromwich Albion H 1-1 16,555 Wegerle (pen)
R3R 18 January 1995 West Bromwich Albion A 2-1 23,230 Dublin, Ndlovu
R4 28 January 1995 Norwich City H 0-0 15,101
R4R 8 February 1995 Norwich City A 1-3 (a.e.t.) 14,673 Ndlovu

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 20 September 1994 Wrexham A 2-1 5,286 Darby, Flynn
R2 Second Leg 5 October 1994 Wrexham H 3-2 (won 5-3 on agg) 8,561 Dublin (2), Wegerle
R3 26 October 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 0-2 14,538

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[5]

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 MF Julian Darby
5 Scotland DF David Rennie
6 Scotland DF Steven Pressley
7 England MF Sean Flynn
8 United States FW Roy Wegerle
9 Zimbabwe FW Peter Ndlovu
10 England FW Micky Quinn
11 Republic of Ireland MF Willie Boland
12 England FW John Williams
13 Scotland GK Jonathan Gould
14 England MF Leigh Jenkinson
15 England MF Paul Cook
16 England DF Paul Williams
No. Position Player
17 England DF Ally Pickering
18 Scotland MF Sandy Robertson
19 England FW Dion Dublin
20 England DF David Busst
21 Republic of Ireland MF Tony Sheridan
22 Scotland DF Gary Gillespie
23 Wales GK Martin Davies
24 United States MF Cobi Jones
25 England DF Marcus Hall
26 Republic of Ireland MF Gavin O'Toole
27 England MF Mike Marsh
28 England MF Kevin Richardson
29 England DF David Burrows
30 Australia GK John Filan
31 Scotland MF Gordon Strachan

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
6 Republic of Ireland DF Phil Babb (to Liverpool)

Transfers[edit]

Out[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SOCCER: PHIL NEAL SACKED AS COVENTRY MANAGER". itnsource.com. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "F.A. Carling Premiership 1994/1995". coventrycity-mad.co.uk. 11 February 1995. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "F.A. Carling Premiership 1994/1995". coventrycity-mad.co.uk. 14 May 1995. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/coventry-city/1994-1995/results
  5. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1994–1995/faprem/coventry.htm