1994–95 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
1994–95 season
Chairman Terry Brown
Manager Harry Redknapp
Stadium Boleyn Ground
FA Premier League 14th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Tony Cottee (13)
All:
Tony Cottee (15)
Average home league attendance 20,118

During the 1994–95 English football season, West Ham United F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Before the season started, the West Ham board of directors heard speculation that assistant manager Harry Redknapp was about to be offered his old job as Bournemouth manager. They reacted by dismissing manager Billy Bonds and promoting Redknapp to the manager's seat. Redknapp then earned the instant admiration of the Upton Park faithful by signing Don Hutchison and re-signing striker Tony Cottee, who returned to the club after six years at Everton. Redknapp also strengthened the squad over the next months by bringing in Julian Dicks, Les Sealey and Stan Lazaridis.

The Hammers spent much of the season battling against relegation, but a good run of form during the final month pulled them up to a secure 14th place finish.

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 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]

West Ham United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Leeds United H 0-0 18,610
24 August 1994 Manchester City A 0-3 19,150
27 August 1994 Norwich City A 0-1 19,110
31 August 1994 Newcastle United H 1-3 17,375 Hutchison (pen)
10 September 1994 Liverpool A 0-0 30,907
17 September 1994 Aston Villa H 1-0 18,326 Cottee
25 September 1994 Arsenal H 0-2 18,495
2 October 1994 Chelsea A 2-1 18,696 Allen, Moncur
8 October 1994 Crystal Palace H 1-0 16,959 Hutchison
15 October 1994 Manchester United A 0-1 43,795
22 October 1994 Southampton H 2-0 18,853 Rush, Allen
29 October 1994 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-3 26,271 Rush
1 November 1994 Everton A 0-1 28,353
5 November 1994 Leicester City H 1-0 18,780 Dicks (pen)
19 November 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-1 25,300
26 November 1994 Coventry City H 0-1 17,251
4 December 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 12,780 Boere
10 December 1994 Leeds United A 2-2 28,987 Boere (2)
17 December 1994 Manchester City H 3-0 17,286 Cottee (3)
26 December 1994 Ipswich Town H 1-1 20,562 Cottee
28 December 1994 Wimbledon A 0-1 11,212
31 December 1994 Nottingham Forest H 3-1 20,664 Holmes, Hughes, Cottee
2 January 1995 Blackburn Rovers A 2-4 25,503 Cottee, Dicks
14 January 1995 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-2 24,578 Boere
23 January 1995 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-2 14,554
4 February 1995 Leicester City A 2-1 20,375 Cottee, Dicks (pen)
13 February 1995 Everton H 2-2 21,081 Cottee (2)
18 February 1995 Coventry City A 0-2 17,563
25 February 1995 Chelsea H 1-2 21,500 Hutchison
5 March 1995 Arsenal A 1-0 36,295 Hutchison
8 March 1995 Newcastle United A 0-2 34,595
11 March 1995 Norwich City H 2-2 21,464 Cottee (2)
15 March 1995 Southampton A 1-1 15,178 Hutchison
18 March 1995 Aston Villa A 2-0 28,682 Moncur, Hutchison
8 April 1995 Nottingham Forest A 1-1 28,361 Dicks
13 April 1995 Wimbledon H 3-0 21,804 Boere, Dicks (pen), Cottee
17 April 1995 Ipswich Town A 1-1 18,882 Boere
30 April 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 2-0 24,202 Hutchison, Rieper
3 May 1995 Queens Park Rangers H 0-0 22,923
6 May 1995 Crystal Palace A 0-1 18,224
10 May 1995 Liverpool H 3-0 22,446 Hutchison (2), Holmes
14 May 1995 Manchester United H 1-1 24,783 Hughes

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1994-95 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Wycombe Wanderers A 2-0 9,007 Brown, Cottee
R4 28 January 1995 Queens Park Rangers A 0-1 17,694

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 20 September 1994 Walsall A 1-2 5,994 Ntamark (own goal)
R2 Second Leg 5 October 1994 Walsall H 2-0 (won 3-2 on agg) 13,553 Hutchison, Moncur
R3 26 October 1994 Chelsea H 1-0 18,815 Hutchison
R4 30 November 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 1-3 18,190 Cottee

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 Czech Republic GK Luděk Mikloško
2 England DF Tim Breacker
3 England DF Julian Dicks (captain)
4 England DF Steve Potts (vice-captain)
5 England DF Alvin Martin
6 England MF Martin Allen
7 England MF Ian Bishop
8 Denmark DF Marc Rieper
9 England FW Trevor Morley
10 England MF John Moncur
11 England MF Matty Holmes
12 Northern Ireland DF Keith Rowland
14 England MF Matthew Rush
No. Position Player
15 England DF Kenny Brown
16 Germany FW Dieter Eckstein (on loan from Schalke)
17 Northern Ireland MF Michael Hughes (on loan from Strasbourg)
18 England DF Simon Webster
20 England MF Danny Williamson
21 United States GK Ian Feuer
22 England DF Adrian Whitbread
23 England MF Dale Gordon
24 England MF Paul Mitchell
25 Netherlands FW Jeroen Boere
26 England MF Don Hutchison[3]
27 England FW Tony Cottee
30 England GK Les Sealey

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
3 England DF David Burrows (to Everton)
8 England MF Peter Butler (to Notts County)
16 England FW Lee Chapman (to Ipswich Town)
No. Position Player
17 England FW Steve Jones (to Bournemouth)
19 England FW Mike Marsh (to Coventry City)
28 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland[4] (to Bournemouth)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/west-ham-united/1994-1995/results
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1994-1995/faprem/westham.htm
  3. ^ Hutchison was born in Gateshead, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally.
  4. ^ Holland was born in Bury, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally.