1990–91 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
1990–91 season
Chairman Guy Askham
Manager Chris Nicholl
Stadium The Dell
First Division 14th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Quarter finals
Full Members Cup Quarter finals
(Southern Area)
Player of the Year Alan Shearer
Top goalscorer League: Le Tissier (19)
All: Le Tissier (23)
Highest home attendance 21,405 vs Tottenham Hotspur
(29 Dec 1990, First Division)
Lowest home attendance 5,071 vs QPR
(20 Nov 1990, Full Members Cup)
Average home league attendance 15,413

During the 1990–91 English football season, Southampton F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1990-91 season, Southampton had a bit of a disappointing campaign by finding themselves at the bottom half of the table for most of the season and on 16 March after losing 4-3 at home to Everton, they sat only four points clear of the relegation places and were on the brink of slipping into the bottom two, but four wins from their final nine league games of the season saved them from relegation. At the end of the season though, Nicholl was sacked and was replaced by Ian Branfoot, who was assistant to Steve Coppell at Crystal Palace.

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 12 9 17 58 69  −11 45 9 6 4 33 22  +11 3 3 13 25 47  −22

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 A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H A H H A A H A A H A H H A A H A H H H A H
Result D W L L W L L D W L D W L L L L D L W W L W D L L W L D L W D W L D W W L D
Position 8 6 10 14 10 11 15 15 13 14 15 8 11 12 15 17 14 14 14 13 15 12 13 14 14 13 15 16 18 16 17 15 16 15 15 12 15 14
Source: Statto.com

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

Results[edit]

Southampton's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 August 1990 Aston Villa A 1–1 29,542 Le Tissier
28 August 1990 Norwich City H 1–0 17,206 Polston (own goal)
1 September 1990 Luton Town H 1–2 13,538 Rideout
8 September 1990 Nottingham Forest A 1–3 18,559 Rod Wallace
15 September 1990 Sheffield United H 2–0 14,340 Le Tissier, Rod Wallace
22 September 1990 Manchester United A 2–3 41,228 Rod Wallace, Rideout
29 September 1990 Everton A 0–3 23,093
6 October 1990 Chelsea H 3–3 16,911 Shearer, Rod Wallace, Ruddock
20 October 1990 Coventry City A 2–1 10,040 Billing (own goal), Le Tissier
27 October 1990 Derby County H 0–1 16,328
3 November 1990 Wimbledon A 1–1 5,485 Le Tissier (pen)
10 November 1990 Queens Park Rangers H 3–1 14,970 Le Tissier, Rod Wallace, Rideout
17 November 1990 Arsenal A 0–4 36,229
24 November 1990 Crystal Palace H 2–3 15,851 Rideout, Shaw (own goal)
1 December 1990 Leeds United A 1–2 29,341 Rideout
8 December 1990 Norwich City A 1–3 11,705 Le Tissier
15 December 1990 Aston Villa H 1–1 16,604 Le Tissier
22 December 1990 Liverpool A 2–3 31,894 Rod Wallace (2)
26 December 1990 Manchester City H 2–1 16,029 Le Tissier, Horne
29 December 1990 Tottenham Hotspur H 3–0 21,405 Le Tissier (2), Rod Wallace
1 January 1991 Sunderland A 0–1 19,757
12 January 1991 Luton Town A 4–3 9,021 Le Tissier (2), Rod Wallace (2)
19 January 1991 Nottingham Forest H 1–1 16,044 Walker (own goal)
2 February 1991 Sheffield United A 1–4 16,887 Moore
23 February 1991 Queens Park Rangers A 1–2 11,009 Le Tissier (pen)
2 March 1991 Leeds United H 2–0 16,585 Cockerill, Rideout
9 March 1991 Crystal Palace A 1–2 14,529 Cockerill
13 March 1991 Manchester United H 1–1 15,701 Ruddock
16 March 1991 Everton H 3–4 15,410 Newell (own goal), Shearer, Ruddock
23 March 1991 Chelsea A 2–0 13,391 Shearer, Le Tissier (pen)
30 March 1991 Manchester City A 3–3 23,163 Le Tissier, McLoughlin, Osman
1 April 1991 Liverpool H 1–0 20,255 Le Tissier
6 April 1991 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–2 24,291
9 April 1991 Arsenal H 1–1 21,200 Le Tissier
13 April 1991 Sunderland H 3–1 16,812 Shearer, Le Tissier (pen), Rod Wallace
20 April 1991 Coventry City H 2–1 15,461 Rod Wallace (2)
4 May 1991 Derby County A 2–6 11,680 Le Tissier (pen), Rod Wallace
11 May 1991 Wimbledon H 1–1 17,052 Case

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 1991 Ipswich Town H 3–2 15,101 Shearer, Le Tissier (2)
R4 26 January 1991 Coventry City A 1–1 14,013 Shearer (pen)
R4R 29 January 1991 Coventry City H 2–0 17,001 Case, Rod Wallace
R5 25 February 1991 Nottingham Forest H 1–1 18,512 Ruddock
R5R 4 March 1991 Nottingham Forest A 1–3 26,633 Rod Wallace

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 25 September 1990 Rochdale A 5–0 3,855 Shearer (2), Rod Wallace, Horne, Ruddock
R2 2nd Leg 9 October 1990 Rochdale H 3–0 (won 8-0 on agg) 6,754 Banger (3)
R3 30 October 1990 Ipswich Town A 2–0 15,573 Le Tissier, Rod Wallace
R4 27 November 1990 Crystal Palace H 2–0 13,765 Shearer, Le Tissier
QF 16 January 1991 Manchester United H 1–1 21,011 Shearer
QFR 23 January 1991 Manchester United A 2–3 41,093 Shearer (2, 1 pen)

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
SR2 20 November 1990 Queens Park Rangers H 4–0 5,071 Shearer (2), Horne, Law (own goal)
SQF 20 February 1991 Norwich City A 1–2 5,920 Ruddock

Squad[edit]

[2] 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 Ian Andrews
England GK Tim Flowers
England DF Micky Adams
England DF Francis Benali
Soviet Union DF Oleksiy Cherednyk
England DF Andy Cook
England DF Steve Davis
England DF Jason Dodd
England DF Jon Gittens
England DF Richard Hall
Republic of Ireland DF Jeff Kenna
England DF Kevin Moore
England DF Russell Osman
England DF Neil Ruddock
England DF Ray Wallace
No. Position Player
England MF Jimmy Case
England MF Glenn Cockerill
Wales MF Barry Horne
England MF Matt Le Tissier
England MF Neil Maddison
Republic of Ireland MF Alan McLoughlin
Wales MF Lee Powell
England MF Tommy Widdrington
England FW Nicky Banger
Belarus FW Sergey Gotsmanov
England FW Paul Rideout
England FW Alan Shearer
Wales FW Gareth Taylor
England FW Rod Wallace

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
13 December 1990 MF Alan McLoughlin Swindon Town £1,000,000
13 February 1991 DF Richard Hall Scunthorpe United £200,000
28 March 1991 DF Jon Gittens Swindon Town £400,000

Out[edit]

Transfers in: Decrease £1,600,000
Transfers out: Increase £0
Total spending: Decrease £1,600,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southampton results for the 1990-1991 season". Statto.com. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  2. ^ "All Southampton players: 1991". 11v11.com. 2015-09-20. Retrieved 2015-11-04.