1994–95 Norwich City F.C. season

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Norwich City
1994–95 season
Chairman Robert Chase
Manager John Deehan (until 9 April)
Gary Megson (from 9 April)
Stadium Carrow Road
Premier League 20th (relegated)
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer Ward (8)
Average home league attendance 18,625

During the 1994–95 English football season, Norwich City competed in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Despite losing striker Chris Sutton to Blackburn Rovers before the start of the season in England's first £5 million transfer, Norwich made a strong start to the season and seemed capable of reproducing their impressive form of the two previous seasons. By Christmas, they stood seventh in the table and looked good bets for a UEFA Cup place.

But then it all went wrong, after an injury to first-choice goalkeeper Bryan Gunn. Their final good result of the season was a 2-1 victory over title challengers Newcastle United on New Year's Eve and after that, the Canaries went into a sudden freefall, won only one of their final 20 league games (a 3-0 home win over Ipswich Town in the East Anglian derby) and plunged into 20th place and relegation - ending their nine-year tenure in the top flight just two years after they had narrowly missed out on the league title.

Just weeks before the end of the season, manager John Deehan handed in his resignation and vacated the manager's seat to make way for 36-year-old player-coach Gary Megson. Megson in turn quit after failing save Norwich from the drop. The man selected by chairman Robert Chase to revert Norwich's declining fortunes was Martin O'Neill, who had just taken Wycombe Wanderers to the brink of the Division Two playoffs in only their second season in the Football League.

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]

Norwich City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Chelsea A 0-2 23,098
24 August 1994 Crystal Palace H 0-0 19,015
27 August 1994 West Ham United H 1-0 19,110 Robins
31 August 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-0 25,072
10 September 1994 Arsenal H 0-0 17,768
19 September 1994 Ipswich Town A 2-1 17,447 Newman, Bradshaw
24 September 1994 Manchester City A 0-2 21,031
1 October 1994 Blackburn Rovers H 2-1 18,145 Bowen, Newsome
8 October 1994 Leeds United H 2-1 17,390 Robins, Adams
15 October 1994 Aston Villa A 1-1 22,468 Milligan
22 October 1994 Queens Park Rangers H 4-2 19,431 Robins, Bowen, Sheron, White (own goal)
30 October 1994 Wimbledon A 0-1 8,242
2 November 1994 Southampton A 1-1 12,976 Robins
5 November 1994 Everton H 0-0 18,377
19 November 1994 Coventry City A 0-1 11,885
26 November 1994 Leicester City H 2-1 20,657 Newsome, Sutch
3 December 1994 Manchester United A 0-1 43,789
10 December 1994 Chelsea H 3-0 18,246 Ward (2), Cureton
17 December 1994 Crystal Palace A 1-0 12,252 Ward
26 December 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-2 21,814
27 December 1994 Nottingham Forest A 0-1 21,010
31 December 1994 Newcastle United H 2-1 21,172 Adams, Ward
2 January 1995 Liverpool A 0-4 34,709
14 January 1995 Wimbledon H 1-2 18,261 Goss
25 January 1995 Coventry City H 2-2 14,024 Adams, Ward
4 February 1995 Everton A 1-2 23,293 Milligan
11 February 1995 Southampton H 2-2 18,361 Newsome, Ward
22 February 1995 Manchester United H 0-2 21,824
25 February 1995 Blackburn Rovers A 0-0 25,579
4 March 1995 Manchester City H 1-1 16,266 Cureton
8 March 1995 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-0 13,530
11 March 1995 West Ham United A 2-2 21,464 Eadie, Ullathorne
15 March 1995 Queens Park Rangers A 0-2 10,519
20 March 1995 Ipswich Town H 3-0 17,510 Cureton, Ward, Eadie
1 April 1995 Arsenal A 1-5 36,942 Cureton
5 April 1995 Leicester City A 0-1 15,992
8 April 1995 Newcastle United A 0-3 35,518
12 April 1995 Nottingham Forest H 0-1 19,005
17 April 1995 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-1 32,304
29 April 1995 Liverpool H 1-2 21,843 Ullathorne
6 May 1995 Leeds United A 1-2 31,982 Ward
14 May 1995 Aston Villa H 1-1 19,374 Goss

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994-95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Grimsby Town A 1-0 11,198 Crook
R4 28 January 1995 Coventry City A 0-0 15,101
R4R 8 February 1995 Coventry City H 3-1 (a.e.t.) 14,673 Sheron (2), Eadie
R5 18 February 1995 Everton A 0-5 31,616

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 21 September 1994 Swansea City H 3-0 8,053 Sheron, Bradshaw (pen), Adams
R2 Second Leg 4 October 1994 Swansea City A 0-1 (won 3-1 on agg) 3,568
R3 26 October 1994 Tranmere Rovers A 1-1 10,232 Polston
R3R 9 November 1994 Tranmere Rovers H 4-2 13,331 Polston, Prior, Newman, McGreal (own goal)
R4 30 November 1994 Notts County H 1-0 14,030 Eadie
R5 11 January 1995 Bolton Wanderers A 0-1 17,029

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 Scotland GK Bryan Gunn
2 Wales DF Mark Bowen (vice-captain)
3 England DF Rob Newman
4 England MF Ian Crook
5 England DF Jon Newsome (captain)
6 England MF Neil Adams
7 England FW Ashley Ward
8 Republic of Ireland MF Mike Milligan[4]
9 England MF Gary Megson
10 England DF John Polston
11 Wales MF Jeremy Goss[5]
14 England DF Spencer Prior
No. Position Player
15 England DF Daryl Sutch
16 England DF Carl Bradshaw
18 England DF Robert Ullathorne
19 England MF Andy Johnson[6]
20 England MF Darren Eadie
21 Republic of Ireland MF Keith O'Neill
22 England FW Mike Sheron
24 England GK Andy Marshall
25 England FW Jamie Cureton
26 England FW Ade Akinbiyi[7]
32 Northern Ireland DF Johnny Wright

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 Nigeria FW Efan Ekoku[8] (to Wimbledon)
9 England FW Mark Robins (to Leicester City)
12 England DF Ian Culverhouse (to Swindon Town)
13 Scotland GK Scott Howie (to Motherwell)
No. Position Player
34 England GK Simon Tracey (on loan from Sheffield United)
34 England GK Jon Hallworth (on loan from Oldham Athletic)
34 England GK Andy Rhodes (on loan from Bolton Wanderers)

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
12 England DF Andy Brownrigg
13 England GK Darren Crowfoot
23 England MF Shaun Carey
27 England MF Ali Gibb
28 England FW Justin Harrington
No. Position Player
29 England DF Stacey Kreft
30 England MF Jimmy Simpson
31 England MF Marcus Oldburyn
33 England DF Danny Mills

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/norwich-city/1994-1995/results
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1994-1995/faprem/norwich.htm
  3. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/norwich-city/tab/players/season/1995
  4. ^ Milligan was born in Manchester, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Republic of Ireland in 1992.
  5. ^ Goss was born in Oekolia, Cyprus, but qualified to represent Wales internationally.
  6. ^ Johnson was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and would make his international debut for Wales in 1998.
  7. ^ Akinbiyi was born in Hackney, England, but also qualified to represent Nigeria internationally through his parents and would make his international debut for Nigeria in November 1999.
  8. ^ Ekoku was born in Cheetham Hill, England, but also qualified to represent Nigeria internationally and made his international debut for Nigeria in 1994.