1994–95 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1994–95 season
Chairman Martin George
Manager Brian Little (until 22 November)
Mark McGhee (from 14 December)
FA Carling Premiership 21st (relegated)
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Roberts (9)
All: Roberts (11)
Average home league attendance 19,532

During the 1994–95 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

Leicester City finally made it back to the top flight after a seven-year exile and two successive Wembley playoff final defeats. Even with one of the country's most sought-after young managers in Brian Little, they were still tipped to go straight back down to the First Division. They would ultimately have a very shaky to indifferent start to the season, winning just two of their first 10 games, yet one of them being perhaps their finest performance of the season. On 16 October, they were 4-1 leaders against Southampton by 82 minutes; however, their leaky defense would be evident for the rest of the season (they eventually conceded 80 league goals and only kept four clean sheets all season) and within the final two minutes of that game, they conceded two goals to only narrowly win the game 4-3. By the time manager Brian Little moved to Aston Villa in November, the Foxes looked doomed, and Little's successor Mark McGhee was unable to prove the pundits wrong. Leicester were never out of the bottom two after November and were relegated with just 6 wins and only Ipswich Town below them. The sale of key player Mark Draper at least gave the club a cash windfall to reduce the financial impact of relegation.

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]

Leicester City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
21 August 1994 Newcastle United H 1-3 20,048 Joachim
23 August 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 0-3 21,050
27 August 1994 Nottingham Forest A 0-1 21,601
31 August 1994 Queens Park Rangers H 1-1 18,695 Gee
10 September 1994 Wimbledon A 1-2 7,683 Lowe
17 September 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 3-1 21,300 Joachim (2), Lowe
24 September 1994 Everton A 1-1 28,003 Draper
3 October 1994 Coventry City H 2-2 19,372 Roberts (2)
8 October 1994 Chelsea A 0-4 18,397
15 October 1994 Southampton H 4-3 20,020 Blake (2), Roberts, Carr
24 October 1994 Leeds United A 1-2 28,547 Blake
29 October 1994 Crystal Palace H 0-1 20,022
5 November 1994 West Ham United A 0-1 18,780
20 November 1994 Manchester City H 0-1 19,006
23 November 1994 Arsenal H 2-1 20,774 Lowe, Seaman (own goal)
26 November 1994 Norwich City A 1-2 20,657 Draper
3 December 1994 Aston Villa H 1-1 20,896 Gee
10 December 1994 Newcastle United A 1-3 34,400 Oldfield
17 December 1994 Blackburn Rovers H 0-0 20,559
26 December 1994 Liverpool H 1-2 21,393 Roberts
28 December 1994 Manchester United A 1-1 43,789 Whitlow
31 December 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-1 20,624
2 January 1995 Ipswich Town A 1-4 15,803 Roberts
14 January 1995 Crystal Palace A 0-2 12,707
25 January 1995 Manchester City A 1-0 21,007 Robins
4 February 1995 West Ham United H 1-2 20,375 Robins
11 February 1995 Arsenal A 1-1 31,373 Draper
22 February 1995 Aston Villa A 4-4 30,825 Robins, Roberts, Lowe (2)
25 February 1995 Coventry City A 2-4 20,633 Lowe, Roberts
4 March 1995 Everton H 2-2 20,447 Draper, Roberts
8 March 1995 Queens Park Rangers A 0-2 10,189
11 March 1995 Nottingham Forest H 2-4 20,423 Lowe, Draper
15 March 1995 Leeds United H 1-3 20,068 Roberts
18 March 1995 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-1 30,851
1 April 1995 Wimbledon H 3-4 15,489 Robins, Willis, Lawrence
5 April 1995 Norwich City H 1-0 15,992 Parker
8 April 1995 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-1 22,551
15 April 1995 Manchester United H 0-4 21,281
17 April 1995 Liverpool A 0-2 36,012
29 April 1995 Ipswich Town H 2-0 15,248 Whitlow, Lowe
6 May 1995 Chelsea H 1-1 18,140 Willis
14 May 1995 Southampton A 2-2 15,101 Parker, Robins

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994-95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Enfield H 2-0 17,351 Oldfield, Roberts
R4 30 January 1995 Portsmouth A 1-0 14,928 Roberts
R5 18 February 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 28,544

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 21 September 1994 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0-1 11,041
R2 Second Leg 5 October 1994 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-2 (lost 0-3 on agg) 14,258

Squad[edit]

[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 Gavin Ward
2 England DF Simon Grayson
3 England DF Mike Whitlow
4 England DF Jimmy Willis
5 England DF Steve Walsh (captain)
6 England FW Mark Robins
7 England FW Julian Joachim
8 England MF Mark Blake
9 Wales FW Iwan Roberts
10 England MF Mark Draper
11 England FW Ian Ormondroyd
12 England DF Richard Smith
14 England DF Nicky Mohan
No. Position Player
15 Republic of Ireland DF Brian Carey
18 England MF Garry Parker
19 England DF Colin Hill
20 England MF David Oldfield
21 England MF Lee Philpott
22 Jamaica DF Jamie Lawrence
23 England FW Emile Heskey
24 England DF Neil Lewis
25 England FW David Lowe
26 England FW Phil Gee
29 England MF Sam McMahon
33 England GK Kevin Poole

Left the 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
22 England MF Gary Mills (to Notts County)
16 England MF Franz Carr (to Aston Villa)
6 England MF Steve Agnew (to Sunderland)
No. Position Player
17 England MF Steve Thompson (to Burnley)
34 Scotland DF Mike Galloway (on loan from Celtic)

References[edit]