1990–91 Nottingham Forest F.C. season

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Nottingham Forest
1990–91 season
Chairman Maurice Rowarth
Manager Brian Clough
Stadium City Ground
First Division 8th
FA Cup Runners-up
League Cup Fourth round
Full Members Cup Quarter finals
(Northern Area)
Player of the Year Stuart Pearce
Top goalscorer League: Clough (14)
All: Clough (20)
Highest home attendance 28,962 vs Newcastle United
(18 Feb 1991, FA Cup)
Lowest home attendance 9,567 vs Newcastle United
(27 Nov 1990, Full Members Cup)
Average home league attendance 22,137

During the 1990–91 English football season, Nottingham Forest competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

There was chance for more success in 1991 when Forest reached their only FA Cup final under Brian Clough and went ahead after scoring an early goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, but ended up losing 2–1 in extra time after an own goal by Des Walker.[1] In Forest's team that day was young Irish midfielder Roy Keane, who had joined the club the previous summer.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Arsenal 38 15 4 0 51 10 9 9 1 23 8 74 18 +56 83
2 Liverpool 38 14 3 2 42 13 9 4 6 35 27 77 40 +37 76
3 Crystal Palace 38 11 6 2 26 17 9 3 7 24 24 50 41 +9 69
4 Leeds United 38 12 2 5 46 23 7 5 7 19 24 65 47 +18 64
5 Manchester City 38 12 3 4 35 25 5 8 6 29 28 64 53 +11 62
6 Manchester United 38 11 4 4 34 17 5 8 6 24 28 58 45 +13 59
7 Wimbledon 38 8 6 5 28 22 6 8 5 25 24 53 46 +7 56
8 Nottingham Forest 38 11 4 4 42 21 3 8 8 23 29 65 50 +15 54
9 Everton 38 9 5 5 26 15 4 7 8 24 31 50 46 +4 51
10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 8 9 2 35 22 3 7 9 16 28 51 50 +1 49
11 Chelsea 38 10 6 3 33 25 3 4 12 25 44 58 69 – 11 49
12 Queens Park Rangers 38 8 5 6 27 22 4 5 10 17 31 44 53 – 9 46
13 Sheffield United 38 9 3 7 23 23 4 4 11 13 32 36 55 – 19 46
14 Southampton 38 9 6 4 33 22 3 3 13 25 47 58 69 – 11 45
15 Norwich City 38 9 3 7 27 32 4 3 12 14 32 41 64 – 23 45
16 Coventry City 38 10 6 3 30 16 1 5 13 12 33 42 49 – 7 44
17 Aston Villa 38 7 9 3 29 25 2 5 12 17 33 46 58 – 12 41
18 Luton Town 38 7 5 7 22 18 3 2 14 20 43 42 61 – 19 37
19 Sunderland 38 6 6 7 15 16 2 4 13 23 44 38 60 – 22 34
20 Derby County 38 3 8 8 25 36 2 1 16 12 39 37 75 – 38 24
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • Arsenal deducted two points; Manchester United deducted one point due to a brawl in a game between both teams.
Key
League Champions, qualified for the European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
Relegated
Results Summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 14 12 12 65 50 +15 54 11 4 4 42 21 +21 3 8 8 23 29 −6

Source: Statto

Results by round
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A A H A H A H A H A A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H A A A H A H H H A H H
Result D L D W D L W W D L L D W L D W L W L W W D L L D L D D D L W L W W W D W W
Position 8 14 17 10 12 14 9 9 6 10 10 10 8 10 11 11 11 11 11 10 9 11 11 11 11 12 13 12 12 14 11 14 12 11 8 8 8 8

Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Nottingham Forest's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 August 1990 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 21,619 Jemson
28 August 1990 Liverpool A 0–2 33,663
1 September 1990 Coventry City A 2–2 12,630 Jemson (2)
8 September 1990 Southampton H 3–1 18,559 Wilson, Jemson (2)
15 September 1990 Crystal Palace A 2–2 20,545 Pearce (2)
22 September 1990 Arsenal H 0–2 26,013
29 September 1990 Manchester United A 1–0 46,766 Pearce
7 October 1990 Everton H 3–1 25,790 Hodge (2), Jemson
20 October 1990 Chelsea A 0–0 22,403
27 October 1990 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–2 27,347 Clough
3 November 1990 Leeds United A 1–3 30,409 Jemson
10 November 1990 Aston Villa A 1–1 25,797 Carr
17 November 1990 Sunderland H 2–0 22,757 Clough, Chettle
24 November 1990 Derby County A 1–2 21,729 Chettle
1 December 1990 Luton Town H 2–2 16,498 Carr, Clough
15 December 1990 Queens Park Rangers A 2–1 10,156 Clough, Pearce
22 December 1990 Sheffield United A 2–3 20,394 Pearce, Keane
26 December 1990 Wimbledon H 2–1 16,221 Pearce, Keane
29 December 1990 Manchester City H 1–3 24,937 Gaynor
2 January 1991 Norwich City A 6–2 17,043 Wilson, Clough, Polston (own goal), Keane (2), Crosby
12 January 1991 Coventry City H 3–0 18,344 Pearce, Clough, Keane
19 January 1991 Southampton A 1–1 16,044 Clough
2 February 1991 Crystal Palace H 0–1 17,045
16 February 1991 Sunderland A 0–1 20,394
23 February 1991 Aston Villa H 2–2 22,036 Hodge, Clough
2 March 1991 Luton Town A 0–1 9,577
16 March 1991 Manchester United H 1–1 23,859 Wilson
20 March 1991 Arsenal A 1–1 34,152 Jemson
23 March 1991 Everton A 0–0 23,078
30 March 1991 Wimbledon A 1–3 6,392 Loughlan
1 April 1991 Sheffield United H 2–0 25,308 Gaynor (2)
6 April 1991 Manchester City A 1–3 25,169 Pearce
10 April 1991 Derby County H 1–0 25,109 Keane
20 April 1991 Chelsea H 7–0 20,305 Keane (2), Parker, Woan, Clough, Pearce (2)
24 April 1991 Norwich City H 5–0 17,641 Glover, Clough, Pearce, Crosby, Woan
4 May 1991 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 30,891 Clough
6 May 1991 Liverpool H 2–1 26,151 Clough (pen), Woan
11 May 1991 Leeds United H 4–3 25,067 Parker (2), Clough (2)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1990-91 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 1991 Crystal Palace A 0–0 15,396
R3R 21 January 1991 Crystal Palace H 2–2 (a.e.t.) 23,301 Wilson, Pearce
R3R2 28 January 1991 Crystal Palace H 3–0 22,164 Parker (2), Crosby
R4 13 February 1991 Newcastle United A 2–2 29,231 Pearce, Clough
R4R 18 February 1991 Newcastle United H 3–0 28,962 Clough, Hodge, Parker
R5 25 February 1991 Southampton A 1–1 18,512 Hodge
R5R 4 March 1991 Southampton H 3–1 26,633 Jemson (3, 1 pen)
QF 9 March 1991 Norwich City A 1–0 24,018 Keane
SF 14 April 1991 West Ham United N 4–0 40,041 Crosby, Keane, Pearce, Charles
F 18 May 1991 Tottenham Hotspur N 1–2 (a.e.t.) 80,000 Pearce

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 26 September 1990 Burnley H 4–1 17,987 Chettle, Keane, Jemson, Pearce (pen)
R2 2nd Leg 10 October 1990 Burnley A 1–0 (won 5-1 on agg) 11,399 Crosby
R3 31 October 1990 Plymouth Argyle A 2–1 17,467 Parker, Jemson
R4 28 November 1990 Coventry City A 4–5 16,304 Clough (3), Parker

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
NR2 27 November 1990 Newcastle United H 2–1 9,567 Hodge, Clough
NQF 30 January 1991 Barnsley A 1–2 6,692 Chettle

Squad[edit]

[3] 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 Mark Crossley
Wales GK Andy Marriott
England GK Steve Sutton
England DF Gary Bowyer
England DF Gary Charles
England DF Steve Chettle
England DF Phil Gilchrist
England DF Chris Hope
England DF Brian Laws
England DF Stuart Pearce (captain)
England DF Des Walker
England DF Darren Wassall
England DF Brett Williams
Scotland DF Terry Wilson
England MF Franz Carr
England MF Gary Crosby
Scotland MF Scot Gemmill
No. Position Player
England MF Steve Hodge
England MF Bobby Howe
Republic of Ireland MF Roy Keane
England MF Ian Kilford
England MF Tony Loughlan
England MF Neil Lyne
Iceland MF Þorvaldur Örlygsson
England MF Garry Parker
Scotland MF Brian Rice
England MF Steve Stone
England MF Ian Woan
England FW Nigel Clough
Republic of Ireland FW Tommy Gaynor
Scotland FW Lee Glover
England FW Nigel Jemson
England FW Phil Starbuck

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
12 June 1990 MF Roy Keane Cobh Ramblers £47,000
1 August 1990 DF Gary Bowyer Hereford United Signed
23 August 1990 DF Chris Hope Darlington Free transfer

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
23 August 1990 FW David Currie Oldham Athletic £460,000
Transfers in: Decrease £47,000
Transfers out: Increase £460,000
Total spending: Increase £413,000

Awards[edit]

References[edit]