1992–93 Wimbledon F.C. season

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Wimbledon
1992–93 season
Chairman Sam Hammam
Manager Joe Kinnear
Stadium Selhurst Park
FA Premier League 12th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Holdsworth (19)
Average home league attendance 8,405

During the 1992–93 English football season, Wimbledon F.C. competed in the inaugural season of the FA Premier League, their seventh successive season of top division football and the 16th since their election to the Football League.

Season summary[edit]

1992–93 began as a struggle for Wimbledon, with the club third from bottom on Boxing Day. However, the team recovered well in the new year and finished the season in a comfortable 12th place, above more highly-fancied and wealthier clubs like Everton and Leeds United. Highlights of the season included a 4-0 home win over South London rivals Crystal Palace, a crushing win over Oldham Athletic (5-2 at home), doing the double over Liverpool (2-0 home, 3-2 away) and a shock 1-0 away win over that season's champions, Manchester United. Striker Dean Holdsworth scored 19 league goals for the club to finish the season as one of the Premier League's top goalscorers.

Kit[edit]

Wimbledon's kit was manufactured by English company Admiral. The kits carried no sponsorship for the season.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 42 24 12 6 67 31 +36 84 1993–94 UEFA Champions League First round
2 Aston Villa 42 21 11 10 57 40 +17 74 1993–94 UEFA Cup First round
3 Norwich City 42 21 9 12 61 65 −4 72
4 Blackburn Rovers 42 20 11 11 68 46 +22 71
5 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 12 13 63 55 +8 63
6 Liverpool 42 16 11 15 62 55 +7 59
7 Sheffield Wednesday 42 15 14 13 55 51 +4 59
8 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 11 15 60 66 −6 59
9 Manchester City 42 15 12 15 56 51 +5 57
10 Arsenal 42 15 11 16 40 38 +2 56 1993–94 European Cup Winners' Cup First round 1
11 Chelsea 42 14 14 14 51 54 −3 56
12 Wimbledon 42 14 12 16 56 55 +1 54
13 Everton 42 15 8 19 53 55 −2 53
14 Sheffield United 42 14 10 18 54 53 +1 52
15 Coventry City 42 13 13 16 52 57 −5 52
16 Ipswich Town 42 12 16 14 50 55 −5 52
17 Leeds United 42 12 15 15 57 62 −5 51
18 Southampton 42 13 11 18 54 61 −7 50
19 Oldham Athletic 42 13 10 19 63 74 −11 49
20 Crystal Palace (R) 42 11 16 15 48 61 −13 49 Relegation to 1993–94 Football League First Division
21 Middlesbrough (R) 42 11 11 20 54 75 −21 44
22 Nottingham Forest (R) 42 10 10 22 41 62 −21 40

Updated to games played on 11 May 1993.
Source: Soccerbase
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Arsenal qualified by winning the FA Cup.
(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]

Wimbledon's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Leeds United A 1–2 25,795 Barton
18 August 1992 Ipswich Town H 0–1 4,954
22 August 1992 Coventry City H 1–2 3,759 Holdsworth
25 August 1992 Sheffield United A 2–2 15,463 Barton, Holdsworth
29 August 1992 Everton A 0–0 18,118
1 September 1992 Manchester City H 0–1 4,714
5 September 1992 Arsenal H 3–2 12,906 Sanchez, Fashanu, Earle
12 September 1992 Ipswich Town A 1–2 13,333 Holdsworth
19 September 1992 Blackburn Rovers H 1–1 6,117 Ardley
26 September 1992 Liverpool A 3–2 29,574 Fashanu, Earle (2)
3 October 1992 Aston Villa H 2–3 6,849 Miller, Clarke
17 October 1992 Southampton A 2–2 11,221 Cotterill (2)
25 October 1992 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–1 8,628 Gibson
31 October 1992 Manchester United A 1–0 32,622 Sanchez
7 November 1992 Queens Park Rangers H 0–2 6,771
21 November 1992 Middlesbrough A 0–2 14,524
28 November 1992 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 5,740 Jones (pen)
5 December 1992 Norwich City A 1–2 14,161 Sanchez
12 December 1992 Oldham Athletic H 5–2 3,386 Ardley (2), Holdsworth (2), Clarke
20 December 1992 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 19,326 Clarke
26 December 1992 Crystal Palace A 0–2 16,825
28 December 1992 Chelsea H 0–0 14,687
9 January 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 0–0 14,504
16 January 1993 Liverpool H 2–0 11,294 Fashanu (pen), Cotterill
26 January 1993 Everton H 1–3 3,039 Fashanu
30 January 1993 Coventry City A 2–0 11,774 Holdsworth, Clarke
6 February 1993 Leeds United H 1–0 6,704 Holdsworth
10 February 1993 Arsenal A 1–0 18,253 Holdsworth
20 February 1993 Sheffield United H 2–0 3,979 Fashanu, Dobbs
27 February 1993 Aston Villa A 0–1 34,496
6 March 1993 Southampton H 1–2 4,534 Holdsworth
9 March 1993 Middlesbrough H 2–0 5,821 Scales, Holdsworth
13 March 1993 Queens Park Rangers A 2–1 12,270 Fashanu, Earle
20 March 1993 Norwich City H 3–0 10,875 Holdsworth (2), Ardley
24 March 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–1 20,918 Holdsworth
1 April 1993 Crystal Palace H 4–0 12,275 Earle (2), Holdsworth (2)
3 April 1993 Oldham Athletic A 2–6 11,606 Holdsworth (2)
12 April 1993 Chelsea A 2–4 13,138 Holdsworth, Sanchez
17 April 1993 Nottingham Forest H 1–0 9,358 Clarke
21 April 1993 Manchester City A 1–1 19,524 Miller
1 May 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 24,473 Earle
9 May 1993 Manchester United H 1–2 30,115 Holdsworth

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992-93 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 2 January 1993 Everton H 0–0 7,818
R3R 12 January 1993 Everton A 2–1 15,293 Earle, Fashanu
R4 23 January 1993 Aston Villa A 1–1 21,008 Elkins
R4R 3 February 1993 Aston Villa H 0–0 (won 6-5 on pens) 8,048
R5 14 February 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–3 26,594 Cotterill, Dobbs

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 22 September 1992 Bolton Wanderers A 3–1 5,049 Fashanu, Jones, Ardley
R2 Second Leg 6 October 1992 Bolton Wanderers H 0–1 (won 3-2 on agg) 1,987
R3 28 October 1992 Everton A 0–0 9,541
R3R 10 November 1992 Everton H 0–1 3,686

Squad[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 GK Perry Digweed
England GK Neil Sullivan[2]
Netherlands GK Hans Segers
England DF Warren Barton
England DF Dean Blackwell
England DF Gary Elkins
England DF Roger Joseph
England DF Alan McLeary (on loan from Millwall)
England DF Chris Perry
England DF John Scales (captain)
Scotland DF Brian McAllister
Republic of Ireland DF Scott Fitzgerald[3]
Republic of Ireland DF Terry Phelan[4]
England MF Neal Ardley
England MF Greg Berry
England MF Stewart Castledine
England MF Gerald Dobbs
No. Position Player
England MF Robbie Earle[5]
England MF Peter Fear
England MF Vinnie Jones[6]
England MF Paul Miller
England MF Justin Skinner
England MF Steve Talboys
Northern Ireland MF Lawrie Sanchez[7]
Republic of Ireland MF Paul McGee
England FW Leighton Allen
England FW Steve Anthrobus
England FW Andy Clarke
England FW Steve Cotterill
England FW John Fashanu
England FW Terry Gibson
England FW Dean Holdsworth
England FW Aidan Newhouse

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/wimbledon/1992-1993/results
  2. ^ Sullivan was born in Sutton, England, but qualified to represent Scotland internationally and would make his debut for Scotland in 1997.
  3. ^ Fitzgerald was born in Westminster, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally; he made his debut for the "B" side during the season.
  4. ^ Phelan was born in Manchester, England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland; he made his international debut for Ireland in 1991.
  5. ^ Earle was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, but qualified to represent Jamaica internationally. He made his international debut for Jamaica in 1997, having previously being called up for England once without playing.
  6. ^ Jones was born in Watford, England, but qualified to represent Wales through his maternal grandfather; he would make his international debut for Wales in 1994.
  7. ^ Sanchez was born in Lambeth, England, but qualified to represent Northern Ireland through his mother and Ecuador through his father; he would make his debut for Northern Ireland in 1989.