1994–95 Leeds United A.F.C. season

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Leeds United
1994–95 season
Chairman Leslie Silver
Manager Howard Wilkinson
Stadium Elland Road
Premier League 5th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Yeboah (12)
All: Yeboah (13)
Highest home attendance 39,426 vs Blackburn Rovers
(15 Apr 1995, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance 7,844 vs Mansfield Town
(21 Sep 1994, League Cup)
Average home league attendance 30,959

During the 1994–95 season, Leeds United A.F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Leeds United were a solid but unremarkable side for much of the 1994-95 season, but the January signing of Ghanaian striker Tony Yeboah breathed new life into a dull-but-dependale side and they coasted to fifth place in the final table to earn a much-deserved UEFA Cup place.

Manager Howard Wilkinson knew that there were other parts of the Leeds set-up which needed reinforcements as well as the attack, and he used the 1995 close season to bring in experienced defenders Richard Jobson and Paul Beesley. Wilkinson was also given hope by the promise of numerous up-and-coming young players including Andy Gray, Harry Kewell and Noel Whelan. The close season also saw plans unveiled for upgrading an already-impressive Elland Road into a 65,000-seat "Wembley of the North", though it seemed very doubtful whether the ambitious plans would ever be realised.

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]

Leeds United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 West Ham United A 0-0 18,810
23 August 1994 Arsenal H 1-0 34,218 Whelan
27 August 1994 Chelsea H 2-3 32,212 Masinga, Whelan
30 August 1994 Crystal Palace A 2-1 15,212 White, Whelan
11 September 1994 Manchester United H 2-1 39,396 Deane, Wetherall
17 September 1994 Coventry City A 1-2 15,389 Speed
26 September 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-1 23,227 McAllister
1 October 1994 Manchester City H 2-0 30,938 Whelan (2)
8 October 1994 Norwich City A 1-2 17,390 Wallace
15 October 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-1 39,224 Deane
24 October 1994 Leicester City H 2-1 28,547 McAllister, Whelan
29 October 1994 Southampton A 3-1 15,202 Wallace (2), O.G
1 November 1994 Ipswich Town A 0-2 15,956
5 November 1994 Wimbledon H 3-1 27,284 Wetherall, White, Speed
19 November 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 2-3 17,416 Deane, O.G
26 November 1994 Nottingham Forest H 1-0 38,191 Whelan
5 December 1994 Everton A 0-3 25,897
10 December 1994 West Ham United H 2-2 28,987 Deane, Worthington
17 December 1994 Arsenal A 3-1 38,098 Masinga (2), Deane
26 December 1994 Newcastle United H 0-0 39,337
31 December 1994 Liverpool H 0-2 38,563
2 January 1995 Aston Villa A 0-0 35,028
14 January 1995 Southampton H 0-0 28,953
24 January 1995 Queens Park Rangers H 4-0 28,780 Masinga (2), White, Deane
1 February 1995 Blackburn Rovers A 1-1 28,561 McAllister
4 February 1995 Wimbledon A 0-0 10,211
22 February 1995 Everton H 1-0 30,793 Yeboah
25 February 1995 Manchester City A 0-0 22,892
4 March 1995 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-1 33,750
11 March 1995 Chelsea A 3-0 20,174 Yeboah (2), McAllister
15 March 1995 Leicester City A 3-1 20,068 Yeboah (2), Palmer
18 March 1995 Coventry City H 3-1 29,179 Yeboah, Wallace, O.G
22 March 1995 Nottingham Forest A 0-3 26,299
2 April 1995 Manchester United A 0-0 43,712
5 April 1995 Ipswich Town H 4-0 28,600 Yeboah (3), Speed
9 April 1995 Liverpool A 1-0 37,454 Deane
15 April 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1 39,426 Deane
17 April 1995 Newcastle United A 2-1 35,262 McAllister, Yeboah
29 April 1995 Aston Villa H 1-0 32,955 Palmer
6 May 1995 Norwich City H 2-1 31,981 Palmer, McAllister
9 May 1995 Crystal Palace H 3-1 30,963 Yeboah (2), Wetherall
14 May 1995 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-1 33,040 Deane

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994-95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Walsall A 1-1 8,619 Wetherall
R3R 17 January 1995 Walsall H 5-2 17,694 Deane, Masinga (3), Wetherall
R4 28 January 1995 Oldham Athletic H 3-2 25,010 White, Palmer, Masinga
R5 19 February 1995 Manchester United A 1-3 42,744 Yeboah

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 21 September 1994 Mansfield Town H 0-1 7,844
R2 Second Leg 4 October 1994 Mansfield Town A 0-0 (lost 0-1 on agg) 7,227

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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 John Lukic
2 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Kelly
3 England DF Tony Dorigo
4 England MF Carlton Palmer
5 England DF Chris Fairclough
6 England DF David Wetherall
8 England FW Rod Wallace
9 England FW Brian Deane
10 Scotland MF Gary McAllister (captain)
11 Wales MF Gary Speed
12 England DF John Pemberton
13 England GK Mark Beeney
14 England MF David White
15 Northern Ireland DF Nigel Worthington
No. Position Player
16 Republic of Ireland DF David O'Leary[3]
17 England MF Mark Tinkler
18 England FW Jamie Forrester
19 England FW Noel Whelan
20 England DF Kevin Sharp[4]
21 Ghana FW Tony Yeboah
22 England MF Mark Ford
23 England MF Andy Couzens
24 England DF Rob Bowman
25 England FW Matthew Smithard
26 South Africa FW Phil Masinga
27 South Africa DF Lucas Radebe
30 England GK Paul Pettinger

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 Scotland MF Gordon Strachan (to Coventry City)
No. Position Player
21 Wales MF Ryan Nicholls (to Cardiff City)

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[5]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Club record transfer fee at the time.

Out[edit]

Transfers in: Decrease £6,850,000
Transfers out: Increase £1,400,000
Total spending: Decrease £4,800,000

Loaned out[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

References[edit]