1993–94 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
1993–94 season
ChairmanRon Noades
ManagerAlan Smith
StadiumSelhurst Park
First Division1st (champions)
FA CupThird round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Armstrong (22)
All: Armstrong (24)
Average home league attendance15,656

During the 1993–94 English football season, Crystal Palace F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Smith immediately guided Palace back to the Premier League as runaway champions of the second tier,[1] Chris Armstrong top-scoring with 23 league goals.[2] During this period the badge was changed with the bird being replaced by one which Ron Noades felt more closely resembled an eagle.[3]

Final league table[edit]

Pos. Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1. Crystal Palace 46 27 9 10 73 46 90
2. Nottingham Forest 46 23 14 9 74 49 83
3. Millwall 46 19 17 10 58 49 74
4. Leicester City 46 19 16 11 72 59 73
5. Tranmere Rovers 46 21 9 16 69 53 72
6. Derby County 46 20 11 15 73 68 71
7. Notts County 46 20 8 18 65 69 68
8. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 17 17 12 60 47 68
9. Middlesbrough 46 18 13 15 66 54 67
10. Stoke City 46 18 13 15 57 59 67
11. Charlton Athletic 46 19 8 19 61 58 65
12. Sunderland 46 19 8 19 54 57 65
13. Bristol City 46 16 16 14 47 50 64
14. Bolton Wanderers 46 15 14 17 63 64 59
15. Southend United 46 17 8 21 63 67 59
16. Grimsby Town 46 13 20 13 52 47 59
17. Portsmouth 46 15 13 18 52 58 58
18. Barnsley 46 16 7 23 55 67 55
19. Watford 46 15 9 22 66 80 54
20. Luton Town 46 14 11 21 56 60 53
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 13 12 21 60 69 51
22. Birmingham City 46 13 12 21 52 69 51
23. Oxford United 46 13 10 23 54 75 49
24. Peterborough United 46 8 13 25 48 76 37

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

Results[edit]

Crystal Palace's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Tranmere Rovers H 0–0 14,785
21 August 1993 Bristol City A 0–2 12,068
24 August 1993 Nottingham Forest H 2–0 15,048 Young, Gordon
28 August 1993 Portsmouth H 5–1 14,428 Armstrong (3), Gordon, Southgate
31 August 1993 Birmingham City A 4–2 13,856 Williams, Shaw, Armstrong (2)
12 September 1993 Sunderland H 1–0 11,318 Armstrong
18 September 1993 West Bromwich Albion A 4–1 17,873 Coleman, Whyte, Armstrong, Southgate
26 September 1993 Charlton Athletic A 0–0 7,947
2 October 1993 Stoke City H 4–1 12,880 Salako (3), Southgate
17 October 1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–1 13,056 Humphrey
23 October 1993 Derby County A 1–3 16,586 Armstrong
30 October 1993 Grimsby Town H 1–0 12,202 Southgate
2 November 1993 Luton Town H 3–2 10,925 Shaw, Young, Whyte
6 November 1993 Notts County A 2–3 6,904 Armstrong (2)
20 November 1993 Barnsley A 3–1 5,384 Armstrong, Williams (2)
24 November 1993 Bolton Wanderers A 0–1 7,845
28 November 1993 Watford A 3–1 7,485 Williams, Salako, Southgate
5 December 1993 Notts County H 1–2 12,642 Osborn
8 December 1993 Leicester City A 1–1 16,706 Williams
11 December 1993 Birmingham City H 2–1 11,925 Southgate, Salako
19 December 1993 Tranmere Rovers A 1–0 7,011 Williams
27 December 1993 Oxford United A 3–1 10,356 Armstrong (2), Salako
29 December 1993 Southend United H 1–0 18,255 Rodger
1 January 1994 Millwall A 0–3 16,779
15 January 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–2 23,851
22 January 1994 Leicester City H 2–1 17,045 Coleman, Armstrong
1 February 1994 Peterborough United H 3–2 12,426 Rodger, Salako, Armstrong
5 February 1994 Derby County H 1–1 15,615 Gordon
12 February 1994 Grimsby Town A 1–1 6,302 Southgate
19 February 1994 Nottingham Forest A 1–1 24,232 Matthew
22 February 1994 Bristol City H 4–1 11,508 Salako, Gordon (pen), Armstrong (2)
26 February 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 1–1 17,245 Southgate
5 March 1994 Portsmouth A 1–0 13,508 Young
12 March 1994 West Bromwich Albion H 1–0 16,576 Stewart
16 March 1994 Sunderland A 0–1 15,892
20 March 1994 Charlton Athletic H 2–0 14,408 Armstrong, Stewart
23 March 1994 Middlesbrough H 0–1 12,811
26 March 1994 Stoke City A 2–0 18,071 Gordon (pen), Williams
29 March 1994 Peterborough United A 1–1 8,412 Rodger
2 April 1994 Oxford United H 2–1 15,510 Armstrong, Stewart
6 April 1994 Southend United A 2–1 9,776 Young, Armstrong
9 April 1994 Millwall H 1–0 23,142 Armstrong
16 April 1994 Luton Town A 1–0 9,880 Coleman
23 April 1994 Barnsley H 1–0 20,522 Young
1 May 1994 Middlesbrough A 3–2 8,638 Southgate, Armstrong, Whyte
8 May 1994 Watford H 0–2 28,694

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–1 25,047

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 21 September 1993 Charlton Athletic H 3–1 9,615 Gordon, Southgate, Whyte
R2 Second Leg 5 October 1993 Charlton Athletic A 1–0 (won 4-1 on agg) 5,224 Armstrong
R3 26 October 1993 Everton A 2–2 11,547 Southgate, Thorn
R3R 10 November 1993 Everton H 1–4 14,662 Southgate

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
PR Group 8 7 September 1993 Charlton Athletic A 1–4 3,868
PR Group 8 14 September 1993 Millwall H 3–0 2,712 Williams, Armstrong (pen), Whyte

Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[5]

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 Jimmy Glass
England GK Nigel Martyn
England GK Andy Woodman
England DF Ian Cox[notes 1]
England DF Dean Gordon
England DF John Humphrey
England DF Richard Shaw
England DF Paul Sparrow
England DF Gareth Southgate
England DF Andy Thorn
England DF Jamie Vincent
Wales DF Chris Coleman
Wales DF Eric Young[notes 2]
Northern Ireland DF Darren Patterson
England MF Bobby Bowry[notes 3]
England MF Damian Matthew
No. Position Player
England MF Stuart Massey
England MF Paul Mortimer
England MF Ricky Newman
England MF Martin O'Connor[notes 4]
England MF Simon Osborn
England MF Simon Rodger
England MF John Salako
Republic of Ireland MF Tony Scully
England FW Chris Armstrong
England FW Bruce Dyer[notes 5]
England FW George Ndah[notes 6]
England FW David Whyte
England FW Paul Williams
Canada FW Niall Thompson[notes 7]
England MF Paul Stewart (on loan from Liverpool)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander, Jeremy. "Soccer: FIRST DIVISION: Palace Promoted a Day Late Luton Town 0, Crystal Palace 1." The Guardian (pre-1997 Fulltext): 0. 18 Apr 1994. ProQuest. Web. 30 May 2013.
  2. ^ Bateman, Cynthia, and Thomas Russell. "Soccer: Walker Ready with Pounds 6m for Armstrong." The Guardian (pre-1997 Fulltext): 0. 16 Aug 1994. ProQuest. Web. 30 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Crystal Palace badge history". holmesdale.net. 4 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/crystal-palace/tab/players/season/1994

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cox was born in Croydon, England, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago internationally and would make his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 2000.
  2. ^ Young was born in Singapore, but qualified to represent any of the home nations internationally as a British passport holder and made his international debut for Wales in May 1990.
  3. ^ Bowry was born in Croydon, England, but also qualified to represent Saint Kitts and Nevis internationally and would make his international debut for Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2000.
  4. ^ O'Connor was born in Walsall, England, but made his international debut for the Cayman Islands in 2000, but it was later discovered that he was not eligible to represent them.
  5. ^ Dyer was born in Redbridge, England, and represented them at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Montserrat internationally and would make his international debut for Montserrat in September 2007.
  6. ^ Ndah was born in Southwark, England, but also qualified to represent Nigeria internationally and was called up by Nigeria in 1999, but was prevented from playing due to injury.
  7. ^ Thompson was born in Birmingham, England, but was raised in Canada from the age of 2 and made his international debut for Canada in March 1993.