1994 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season 1993–94
Champions Leicester City
(First Division)
Burnley
(Second Division)
Wycombe Wanderers
(Third Division)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 38 (2.53 per match)
Biggest home win Preston 4–1 Torquay
(Third Division)
Biggest away win Millwall 1–3 Derby
(First Division)
Plymouth 1–3 Burnley
(Second Division)
Highest scoring Preston 2–4 Wycombe
(6 goals)
Highest attendance 73,671 – Derby v Leicester
(First Division final)
Lowest attendance 4,440 – Torquay v Preston
(Third Division semi-final)
Average attendance 20,348
1993
1995

The Football League play-offs for the 1993–94 season were held in May 1994, with the finals taking place at Wembley Stadium in London. The play-off semi-finals were played over two legs and were contested by the teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Football League First Division and Football League Second Division and the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th placed teams in the Football League Third Division table. The winners of the semi-finals progressed through to the finals, with the winner of these matches gaining promotion for the following season.

Background[edit]

The Football League play-offs have been held every year since 1987. They take place for each division following the conclusion of the regular season and are contested by the four clubs finishing below the automatic promotion places.

First Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Millwall 46 19 17 10 58 49 0+9 74
4 Leicester City 46 19 16 11 72 59 +13 73
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 21 9 16 69 53 +16 72
6 Derby County 46 20 11 15 73 68 0+5 71

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
15 May 1994
15:00
Tranmere Rovers 0–0 Leicester City
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 14,962
Referee: Terry Holbrook

15 May 1994
15:05
Derby County 2–0 Millwall
Cowans Goal 22'
Johnson Goal 60'
Baseball Ground, Derby
Attendance: 17,401
Referee: Paul Durkin
Second leg
18 May 1994
19:45
Leicester City 2–1 Tranmere Rovers
Ormondroyd Goal 45'
Speedie Goal 86'
Nevin Goal 46'
Filbert Street, Leicester
Attendance: 16,470
Referee: Keith Cooper

Leicester City won 2–1 on aggregate.


18 May 1994
19:45
Millwall 1–3 Derby County
Berry Goal 63' Gabbiadini Goal 16'
Johnson Goal 22'
Van Den Hauwe Goal 42' (o.g.)
The New Den, London
Attendance: 13,999
Referee: Brian Hill

Derby County won 5–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

30 May 1994
13:30
Derby County 1–2 Leicester City
Johnson Goal 27' Walsh Goal 41'87'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 73,671
Referee: Roger Milford

Second Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Plymouth Argyle 46 25 10 11 88 56 +32 85
4 Stockport County 46 24 13 9 74 44 +30 85
5 York City 46 21 12 13 64 40 +24 75
6 Burnley 46 21 10 15 79 58 +21 73

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
15 May 1994
15:00
Burnley 0–0 Plymouth Argyle
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 18,794
Referee: Keith Cooper

15 May 1994
15:00
York City 0–0 Stockport County
Bootham Crescent, York
Attendance: 8,744
Referee: Joe Worrall
Second leg
18 May 1994
19:30
Stockport County 1–0 York City
Beaumont Goal 85'
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 6,743
Referee: Roger Milford

Stockport County won 1–0 on aggregate.


18 May 1994
19:45
Plymouth Argyle 1–3 Burnley
Marshall Goal 15' Francis Goal 29'31'
Joyce Goal 81'
Home Park, Plymouth
Attendance: 17,515
Referee: Terry Holbrook

Burnley won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

29 May 1994
15:00
Burnley 2–1 Stockport County
Eyres Goal 28'
Parkinson Goal 65'
Beaumont Goal 2'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 44,806
Referee: David Elleray

Third Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Wycombe Wanderers 42 19 13 10 67 53 +14 70
5 Preston North End 42 18 13 11 79 60 +19 67
6 Torquay United 42 17 16 9 64 56 0+8 67
7 Carlisle United 42 18 10 14 57 42 +15 64

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
15 May 1994
13:30
Torquay United 2–0 Preston North End
Darby Goal 20'
Moore Goal 57'
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 4,440
Referee: Roger Milford

15 May 1994
15:00
Carlisle United 0–2 Wycombe Wanderers
Thompson Goal 33'
Garner Goal 86'
Brunton Park, Carlisle
Attendance: 10,862
Referee: Brian Hill
Second leg
18 May 1994
19:45
Preston North End 4–1 (a.e.t.) Torquay United
Ellis Goal 8'
Moyes Goal 43'
Hicks Goal 52'
Raynor Goal 116'
Goodridge Goal 15'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 11,442

Preston North End won 4–3 on aggregate.


18 May 1994
19:45
Wycombe Wanderers 2–1 Carlisle United
Carroll Goal 12'
Garner Goal 58'
Davey Goal 81' (pen.)
Adams Park, High Wycombe
Attendance: 5,265
Referee: Paul Durkin

Wycombe Wanderers won 4–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

28 May 1994
15:00
Preston North End 2–4 Wycombe Wanderers
Bryson Goal 32'
Raynor Goal 37'
Squires Goal 33' (o.g.)
Garner Goal 47'
Carroll Goal 57'72'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 40,109
Referee: Keith Cooper

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