1994–95 Ipswich Town F.C. season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ipswich Town
1994–95 season
Chairman John Kerr
Manager John Lyall (until 5 December)
George Burley (from 28 December)
FA Premier League 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Thomsen (5)
Average home league attendance 16,818

During the 1994–95 English football season, Ipswich Town competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Ipswich Town conceded 92 Premiership goals and recorded just 7 wins all season as one of the worst seasons in their history saw them return to the second tier of the league after three seasons in the top flight.

Manager John Lyall reverted to manager after being Director of Football for the previous season but left in December with relegation already looking more than likely, and former player George Burley was soon back at the club as manager. But the transition did little to alter Ipswich's fortunes. Before then though, in arguably their biggest highlight of the season, the Tractor Boys stunned reigning champions Manchester United by beating them 3-2 at Portman Road in September (having even led by 2-0 at one stage) which would ultimately be one of the defeats that cost United the title by one point; it also meant that Ipswich had maintained an unbeaten home record against the giants during their first three years in the Premier League. However, in the return fixture, an unthinkable double wasn't to be and a 9–0 humiliation at the hands of United at Old Trafford in early March effectively crushed any remaining hopes of survival. On a brighter note though, another highlight included a surprise 1-0 win at Anfield against eventual-4th-placed Liverpool in mid-January.

With an ageing squad, Burley was given little option but to resort to his young reserves in hope of rebuilding his side ready to push for a Premiership comeback.

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]

Ipswich Town's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Nottingham Forest H 0-1 18,882
23 August 1994 Wimbledon A 1-1 5,853 Milton
27 August 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 2-1 12,456 Yates (own goal), Genchev
30 August 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-3 22,559 Kiwomya
10 September 1994 Aston Villa A 0-2 22,241
19 September 1994 Norwich City H 1-2 17,447 Wark (pen)
24 September 1994 Manchester United H 3-2 22,539 Mason (2), Sedgley
1 October 1994 Southampton A 1-3 13,246 Marshall
10 October 1994 Coventry City A 0-2 9,526
16 October 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-2 13,073 Wark
23 October 1994 Chelsea A 0-2 15,068
29 October 1994 Liverpool H 1-3 22,513 Paz
1 November 1994 Leeds United H 2-0 15,956 Sedgley, Williams
5 November 1994 Crystal Palace A 0-3 13,349
19 November 1994 Blackburn Rovers H 1-3 17,329 Thomsen
26 November 1994 Newcastle United A 1-1 34,459 Thomsen
3 December 1994 Manchester City H 1-2 13,504 Mason
10 December 1994 Nottingham Forest A 1-4 21,340 Thomsen
16 December 1994 Wimbledon H 2-2 11,367 Milton, Sedgley
26 December 1994 West Ham United A 1-1 20,562 Thomsen
28 December 1994 Arsenal H 0-2 22,054
31 December 1994 Everton A 1-4 25,659 Sedgley
2 January 1995 Leicester City H 4-1 15,803 Kiwomya (2), Tanner, Yallop
14 January 1995 Liverpool A 1-0 32,733 Tanner
21 January 1995 Chelsea H 2-2 17,296 Slater, Wark (pen)
28 January 1995 Blackburn Rovers A 1-4 21,325 Wark (pen)
4 February 1995 Crystal Palace H 0-2 15,570
22 February 1995 Manchester City A 0-2 21,430
25 February 1995 Southampton H 2-1 16,076 Mathie, Chapman
28 February 1995 Newcastle United H 0-2 18,639
4 March 1995 Manchester United A 0-9 43,804
8 March 1995 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-3 24,930
20 March 1995 Norwich City A 0-3 17,510
1 April 1995 Aston Villa H 0-1 15,710
5 April 1995 Leeds United A 0-4 28,600
11 April 1995 Queens Park Rangers H 0-1 11,767
15 April 1995 Arsenal A 1-4 36,818 Marshall
17 April 1995 West Ham United H 1-1 19,099 Thomsen
29 April 1995 Leicester City A 0-2 15,248
6 May 1995 Coventry City H 2-0 12,893 Marshall, Pressley (own goal)
9 May 1995 Everton H 0-1 14,951
14 May 1995 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-4 30,213 Mathie

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994-95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Wrexham A 1-2 8,500 Linighan

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 21 September 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 0-3 7,787
R2 Second Leg 5 October 1994 Bolton Wanderers A 0-1 (lost 0-4 on agg) 8,212

First-team 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 Canada GK Craig Forrest
2 England MF Mick Stockwell
3 England DF Neil Thompson
4 England MF Paul Mason
5 Scotland DF John Wark
6 England DF David Linighan
7 Wales MF Geraint Williams
8 England MF Gavin Johnson
9 Bulgaria MF Boncho Genchev
10 England FW Ian Marshall
11 England FW Lee Chapman
12 Denmark MF Claus Thomsen
13 England GK Clive Baker
14 England MF Steve Sedgley
16 England DF Chris Swailes
No. Position Player
17 England MF Simon Milton
18 England MF Steve Palmer
19 Canada DF Frank Yallop
20 England MF David Gregory
21 England MF Stuart Slater
23 England GK Phil Morgan
25 England MF Adam Tanner
26 Uruguay FW Adrián Paz
28 England DF Tony Vaughan
29 England GK Richard Wright
30 England FW Neil Gregory
31 New Zealand MF Lee Norfolk
33 Scotland FW Alex Mathie
34 England DF Kevin Ellis

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
11 England FW Chris Kiwomya (to Arsenal)
15 England DF Phil Whelan (to Middlesbrough)
No. Position Player
16 England DF Eddie Youds (to Bradford City)
27 England FW Gary Thompson (released)

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
22 England MF Lee Durrant
24 Argentina DF Mauricio Taricco
27 England DF Leo Cotterell
No. Position Player
32 Scotland MF Andy Millen
35 Scotland MF Graham Connell

References[edit]

External links[edit]