1994–95 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. season

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Tottenham Hotspur
1994-95 season
Chairman Alan Sugar
Manager Osvaldo Ardiles (until 1 November)
Gerry Francis (from 15 November)
Stadium White Hart Lane
FA Premier League 7th
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Klinsmann (20)
All: Klinsmann (30)
Average home league attendance 27,259

During the 1994–95 English football season, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur began the season coming to terms with the heaviest punishment ever handed out to an English club. As punishment for financial irregularities committed under the club's previous owners during the 1980s, they were fined £600,000 and were deducted 12 league points as well as being banned from the 1994-95 FA Cup. Manager Ossie Ardiles reacted defiantly by adopting an impressive new attacking formation, while chairman Alan Sugar challenged his club's sanctions in court. The fine was later increased to £1.5 million, but the points deduction and FA Cup ban were eventually revoked.

On the field, the new ultra-attacking style of football was not bringing as much success as Ardiles might have liked, and in November he paid for these shortcomings with his job, following a 3-0 defeat in the League Cup to Notts County. QPR manager Gerry Francis was named as his successor, and guided Spurs to seventh in the final table - their highest finish for five years. He also took them to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where their Wembley dream was crushed by Everton, who ran out 4-1 winners.

The close season saw 30-goal striker and FWA Player of the Year Jürgen Klinsmann return to his homeland in a £1.5million move to Bayern Munich, and in came Chris Armstrong from Crystal Palace as his replacement. At a club record fee of £4.5million, 24-year-old Armstrong was slammed as a "waste of money" by many supporters, who were sceptical of such a large sum of money being spent on a player who had scored just nine league goals (although his tally for 1994-95 reached 19 thanks to Palace's cup exploits), seen his old club relegated and failed a drugs test.

Gheorghe Popescu and Nick Barmby also moved on at the end of the season, leaving Francis to re-organise in midfield.

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]

Tottenham Hotspur's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 4-3 34,051 Sheringham, Anderton, Barmby, Klinsmann
24 August 1994 Everton H 2-1 24,553 Klinsmann (2)
27 August 1994 Manchester United H 0-1 24,502
30 August 1994 Ipswich Town A 3-1 22,559 Klinsmann (2), Dumitrescu
12 September 1994 Southampton H 1-2 22,387 Klinsmann
17 September 1994 Leicester City A 1-3 21,300 Klinsmann
24 September 1994 Nottingham Forest H 1-4 24,558 Dumitrescu
1 October 1994 Wimbledon A 2-1 16,802 Sheringham, Popescu
8 October 1994 Queens Park Rangers H 1-1 25,799 Barmby
15 October 1994 Leeds United H 1-1 39,362 Sheringham
22 October 1994 Manchester City A 2-5 25,473 Dumitrescu (2, 1 pen)
29 October 1994 West Ham United H 3-1 26,271 Klinsmann, Sheringham, Barmby
5 November 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 0-2 26,933
19 November 1994 Aston Villa H 3-4 26,889 Sheringham, Klinsmann, Bosnich (own goal)
23 November 1994 Chelsea H 0-0 27,037
26 November 1994 Liverpool A 1-1 35,007 Ruddock (own goal)
3 December 1994 Newcastle United H 4-2 28,002 Sheringham (3), Popescu
10 December 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 3-1 25,912 Barmby, Klinsmann, Calderwood
17 December 1994 Everton A 0-0 32,813
26 December 1994 Norwich City A 2-0 21,814 Barmby, Sheringham
27 December 1994 Crystal Palace H 0-0 27,730
31 December 1994 Coventry City A 4-0 25,659 Darby (own goal), Barmby, Anderton, Sheringham
2 January 1995 Arsenal H 1-0 28,747 Popescu
14 January 1995 West Ham United A 2-1 24,578 Sheringham, Klinsmann
25 January 1995 Aston Villa A 0-1 40,017
5 February 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 3-1 28,124 Klinsmann, Anderton, Barmby
11 February 1995 Chelsea A 1-1 30,812 Sheringham
25 February 1995 Wimbledon H 1-2 27,258 Klinsmann
4 March 1995 Nottingham Forest A 2-2 28,711 Sheringham, Calderwood
8 March 1995 Ipswich Town H 3-0 24,930 Klinsmann, Barmby, Youds (own goal)
15 March 1995 Manchester United A 0-0 43,802
18 March 1995 Leicester City H 1-0 30,851 Klinsmann
22 March 1995 Liverpool H 0-0 31,988
2 April 1995 Southampton A 3-4 15,105 Sheringham (2), Klinsmann
11 April 1995 Manchester City H 2-1 27,410 Howells, Klinsmann
14 April 1995 Crystal Palace A 1-1 18,068 Klinsmann
17 April 1995 Norwich City H 1-0 32,304 Sheringham
29 April 1995 Arsenal A 1-1 38,377 Klinsmann
3 May 1995 Newcastle United A 3-3 35,603 Barmby, Klinsmann, Anderton
6 May 1995 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 18,637 Sheringham
9 May 1995 Coventry City H 1-3 24,930 Anderton
14 May 1995 Leeds United H 1-1 33,040 Sheringham

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994-95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Altrincham H 3-0 25,057 Sheringham, Rosenthal, Nethercott
R4 29 January 1995 Sunderland A 3-1 21,135 Klinsmann (2, 1 pen), Sheringham, Melville (own goal)
R5 18 February 1995 Southampton H 1-1 28,091 Klinsmann
R5R 1 March 1995 Southampton A 6-2 (a.e.t.) 15,172 Rosenthal (3), Sheringham, Barmby, Anderton
QF 11 March 1995 Liverpool A 2-1 39,582 Sheringham, Klinsmann
SF 9 April 1995 Everton N 1-4 38,226 Klinsmann (pen)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 21 September 1994 Watford A 6-3 13,659 Anderton, Klinsmann (3), Sheringham, Dumitrescu
R2 Second Leg 2 October 1994 Watford H 2-3 (won 8-6 on agg) 17,798 Barmby, Klinsmann
R3 26 October 1994 Notts County A 0-3 13,952

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
1 Norway GK Erik Thorstvedt
2 England DF Dean Austin
3 England DF Justin Edinburgh
4 Romania MF Gheorghe Popescu
5 Scotland DF Colin Calderwood
6 England DF Gary Mabbutt
7 England MF Nick Barmby
8 Romania FW Ilie Dumitrescu
9 England MF Darren Anderton
10 England FW Teddy Sheringham
11 Israel FW Ronny Rosenthal
12 England MF Jason Dozzell
13 England GK Ian Walker
14 England DF Stuart Nethercott
15 England MF David Howells
No. Position Player
17 Republic of Ireland MF Andy Turner
18 Germany FW Jürgen Klinsmann
19 England DF Kevin Scott
20 England MF Darren Caskey
21 England MF Danny Hill
22 England DF David Kerslake
23 England DF Sol Campbell
24 England FW Paul Mahorn
25 Scotland FW John Hendry
26 England DF Jason Cundy
27 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen Carr
28 Northern Ireland MF Gerry McMahon
30 England GK Chris Day
31 England FW Robert Simpson

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
16 England MF Micky Hazard (retired)
No. Position Player
29 Northern Ireland MF Steve Robinson (to Bournemouth)

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