1990–91 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
1990–91 season
Chairman Reg Brealey
Manager Dave Bassett
Stadium Bramall Lane
First Division 13th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Full Members Cup Quarter finals
(Northern Area)
Top goalscorer Deane (13)
Average home league attendance 21,451

During the 1990–91 English football season, Sheffield United F.C. competed in the Football League First Division, after being promoted from the Second Division the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

Sheffield United had returned to the top flight after two successive promotions and it soon appeared that perhaps First Division survival was a bridge too far, with the club going 16 matches without a win at the start of the season, leaving the club bottom of the division on Christmas Day. However, a run of seven straight victories at the turn of the year lifted United from 20th to 12th, and, although the winning streak eventually came to a halt, it was more than enough to ensure United's survival in 13th, twelve points clear of relegation.

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

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
England GK Matt Dickins
England GK Phil Kite
England GK Simon Tracey
England DF David Barnes
England DF Paul Beesley
England DF Carl Bradshaw
Northern Ireland DF Colin Hill
England DF Mark Morris
England DF John Pemberton
England DF Chris Wilder
England MF Bob Booker
Scotland MF Ian Bryson
England MF John Gannon
Wales MF Glyn Hodges
England MF Jamie Hoyland
No. Position Player
Wales MF Vinnie Jones
England MF Mike Lake
England MF Brian Marwood
Northern Ireland MF Mark Todd
England MF Mitch Ward
England MF Dane Whitehouse
England MF Paul Wood
Scotland MF Ian Bryson
England FW Tony Agana
England FW Brian Deane
England FW Peter Duffield
England FW Andy Sayer (on loan from Leyton Orient)
England FW Billy Whitehurst
England FW Paul Wood

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
England DF Darren Carr (to Crewe Alexandra)
England DF Paul Stancliffe (to Wolves)
No. Position Player
England MF Wilf Rostron (to Brentford)

Transfers[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]