1994–95 Sunderland A.F.C. season

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Sunderland
1994–95 season
Chairman Bob Murray
Manager Mick Buxton (until 27 March)
Peter Reid (from 31 March)
Stadium Roker Park
First Division 20th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: P Gray (12)
All: P Gray (15)
Average home league attendance 15,344

During the 1994–95 English football season, Sunderland A.F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1994–95 season although a reasonable defensive record was maintained, Sunderland were lacking goals and as a result got entangled in a relegation battle which cost Buxton his job in March 1995. The board then appointed Peter Reid as temporary manager, in the hopes of keeping the Black Cats clear of relegation. That objective was achieved within weeks, and Reid was rewarded with a permanent contract.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Middlesbrough 46 15 4 4 41 19 8 9 6 26 21 67 40 +27 82
2 Reading 46 12 7 4 34 21 11 3 9 24 23 58 44 +14 79
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 16 6 1 43 13 5 8 10 24 32 67 45 +22 77
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 5 3 39 18 6 8 9 38 43 77 61 +16 76
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 17 4 2 51 23 5 6 12 16 35 67 58 +9 76
6 Barnsley 46 15 6 2 42 19 5 6 12 21 33 63 52 +11 72
7 Watford 46 14 6 3 33 17 5 7 11 19 29 52 46 +6 70
8 Sheffield United 46 12 9 2 41 21 5 8 10 33 34 74 55 +19 68
9 Derby County 46 12 6 5 44 23 6 6 11 22 28 66 51 +15 66
10 Grimsby Town 46 12 7 4 36 19 5 7 11 26 37 62 56 +6 65
11 Stoke City 46 10 7 6 31 21 6 8 9 19 32 50 53 –3 63
12 Millwall 46 11 8 4 36 22 5 6 12 24 38 60 60 ±0 62
13 Southend United 46 13 2 8 33 25 5 6 12 21 48 54 73 –19 62
14 Oldham Athletic 46 12 7 4 34 21 4 6 13 26 39 60 60 ±0 61
15 Charlton Athletic 46 11 6 6 33 25 5 5 13 25 41 58 66 –8 59
16 Luton Town 46 8 6 9 35 30 7 7 9 26 34 61 64 –3 58
17 Port Vale 46 11 5 7 30 24 4 8 11 28 40 58 64 –6 58
18 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 31 28 6 5 12 22 35 53 63 –10 58
19 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 3 7 33 24 3 7 13 18 33 51 57 –6 58
20 Sunderland 46 5 12 6 22 22 7 6 10 19 23 41 45 –4 54
21 Swindon Town 46 9 6 8 28 27 3 6 14 26 46 54 73 –19 48
22 Burnley 46 8 7 8 36 33 3 6 14 13 41 49 74 –25 46
23 Bristol City 46 8 8 7 26 28 3 4 16 16 35 42 63 –21 45
24 Notts County 46 7 8 8 26 28 2 5 16 19 38 45 66 –21 40
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Sunderland's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 1994 Bristol City A 0-0 11,127
20 August 1994 Millwall H 1-1 17,296 Goodman
27 August 1994 Stoke City A 1-0 15,159 P Gray
30 August 1994 Grimsby Town H 2-2 15,788 Goodman (pen), P Gray
3 September 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-1 15,111 P Gray
11 September 1994 Middlesbrough A 2-2 19,578 Russell (2)
13 September 1994 Sheffield United A 0-0 15,239
17 September 1994 Barnsley H 2-0 16,145 P Gray, Goodman
24 September 1994 Tranmere Rovers A 0-1 7,500
1 October 1994 Southend United H 0-1 15,520
8 October 1994 West Bromwich Albion A 3-1 13,717 Smith, P Gray (2)
15 October 1994 Burnley H 0-0 17,700
22 October 1994 Reading A 2-0 10,757 Melville, P Gray
29 October 1994 Oldham Athletic H 0-0 17,252
1 November 1994 Charlton Athletic H 1-1 14,085 Smith
5 November 1994 Notts County A 2-3 8,890 P Gray, Owers
19 November 1994 Watford H 1-3 15,063 Smith
26 November 1994 Portsmouth A 4-1 7,527 Russell, Melville, P Gray (pen), Smith
29 November 1994 Port Vale A 0-0 8,121
3 December 1994 Reading H 0-1 14,021
10 December 1994 Millwall A 0-2 7,698
17 December 1994 Bristol City H 2-0 11,661 Howey (2)
26 December 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 1-1 19,758 Smith
27 December 1994 Luton Town A 0-3 8,953
31 December 1994 Derby County H 1-1 13,979 P Gray
14 January 1995 Oldham Athletic A 0-0 9,742
21 January 1995 Notts County H 1-2 14,334 Armstrong
4 February 1995 Port Vale H 1-1 13,377 Ball
11 February 1995 Charlton Athletic A 0-1 12,380
18 February 1995 Portsmouth H 2-2 12,372 Smith (2)
21 February 1995 Watford A 1-0 8,189 Russell
25 February 1995 Southend United A 1-0 4,686 Agnew
5 March 1995 Tranmere Rovers H 0-1 12,043
8 March 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 25,826
11 March 1995 Stoke City H 1-0 12,282 Melville
15 March 1995 Swindon Town A 0-1 8,233
19 March 1995 Grimsby Town A 1-3 5,697 Agnew
21 March 1995 Middlesbrough H 0-1 16,501
24 March 1995 Barnsley A 0-2 7,803
1 April 1995 Sheffield United H 1-0 17,259 Russell
8 April 1995 Derby County A 1-0 15,442 Ball
15 April 1995 Luton Town H 1-1 17,292 P Gray
17 April 1995 Bolton Wanderers A 0-1 15,030
22 April 1995 Swindon Town H 1-0 16,874 Smith
29 April 1995 Burnley A 1-1 15,121 Smith
7 May 1995 West Bromwich Albion H 2-2 18,232 Smith, P Gray

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994–95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Carlisle United H 1-1 15,523 Russell
R3R 17 January 1995 Carlisle United A 3-1 12,201 Armstrong (2), P Gray
R4 29 January 1995 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-4 21,135 P Gray

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 21 September 1994 Millwall A 1-2 5,095 Russell
R2 Second Leg 4 October 1994 Millwall H 1-1 (lost 2-3 on agg) 9,698 P Gray

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Wales GK Tony Norman
England GK Alec Chamberlain
England GK David Preece
Poland DF Dariusz Kubicki
Wales DF Andy Melville
England DF Richard Ord
England DF Martin Scott
England DF Gary Bennett
England DF Michael Gray
England DF Lee Howey
Scotland DF Dominic Matteo (on loan from Liverpool)
England DF Anth Smith
England MF Kevin Ball
Scotland MF Derek Ferguson
England MF Martin Gray
England MF Gary Owers
No. Position Player
England MF Brian Atkinson
England MF Steve Agnew
England MF Gordon Armstrong
England MF Shaun Cunnington
England MF Ian Snodin (on loan from Everton)
England MF Ian Rodgerson
England MF Mark Angel
England MF Phil Brumwell
Northern Ireland FW Phil Gray
England FW Craig Russell
England FW Martin Smith
England FW Don Goodman
England FW Brett Angell
England FW Steve Brodie
England FW Paul Williams (on loan from Crystal Palace)

References[edit]