1993–94 Leeds United A.F.C. season

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Leeds United
1993–94 season
Chairman Leslie Silver
Manager Howard Wilkinson
Stadium Elland Road
Premier League 5th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Rod Wallace (17)
All: Rod Wallace (17)
Highest home attendance 41,125 vs Manchester United
(27 Apr 1994, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance 22,167 vs Oxford United
(9 Feb 1994, FA Cup)
Average home league attendance 34,493

The 1993–94 season saw Leeds United A.F.C. compete in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

After last season's 17th-place finish and failure to win away from home, one season after winning the league title, Howard Wilkinson decided to bolster his squad in order to avoid another torrid season. He paid a club record £2.7 million for Sheffield United striker Brian Deane and by Christmas he had paid a further £2 million for Manchester City midfielder David White. Leeds were now well on the road to recovery, and that recovery process was completed at the end of the season when they finished fifth in the final table.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Manchester United (C) 42 27 11 4 80 38 +42 92 UEFA Champions League 1994–95 Group stage
2 Blackburn Rovers 42 25 9 8 63 36 +27 84 UEFA Cup 1994–95 First round
3 Newcastle United 42 23 8 11 82 41 +41 77
4 Arsenal 42 18 17 7 53 28 +25 71 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1994–95 First round1
5 Leeds United 42 18 16 8 65 39 +26 70
6 Wimbledon 42 18 11 13 56 53 +3 65
7 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 16 10 76 54 +22 64
8 Liverpool 42 17 9 16 59 55 +4 60
9 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 12 14 62 61 +1 60
10 Aston Villa 42 15 12 15 46 50 −4 57 UEFA Cup 1994–95 First round2
11 Coventry City 42 14 14 14 43 45 −2 56
12 Norwich City 42 12 17 13 65 61 +4 53
13 West Ham United 42 13 13 16 47 58 −11 52
14 Chelsea 42 13 12 17 49 53 −4 51 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1994–95 First round3
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 12 19 54 59 −5 45
16 Manchester City 42 9 18 15 38 49 −11 45
17 Everton 42 12 8 22 42 63 −21 44
18 Southampton 42 12 7 23 49 66 −17 43
19 Ipswich Town 42 9 16 17 35 58 −23 43
20 Sheffield United (R) 42 8 18 16 42 60 −18 42 Relegated to Football League First Division 1994–95
21 Oldham Athletic (R) 42 9 13 20 42 68 −26 40
22 Swindon Town (R) 42 5 15 22 47 100 −53 30

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

1 Arsenal qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as defending champions

2 Aston Villa qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners

3 Chelsea qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as FA Cup runners-up

P = Games Played; W = Games Won; D = Games Drawn; L = Games Lost; F = Goals For; A = Goals Against; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Leeds United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Manchester City A 1–1 32,366 Deane
17 August 1993 West Ham United H 1–0 34,588 Speed
21 August 1993 Norwich City H 0–4 32,008
24 August 1993 Arsenal A 1–2 29,042 Strachan
28 August 1993 Liverpool A 0–2 44,068
30 August 1993 Oldham Athletic H 1–0 28,717 Strachan
11 September 1993 Southampton A 2–0 13,511 Deane, Speed
19 September 1993 Sheffield United H 2–1 33,892 Strachan, McAllister
25 September 1993 Coventry City A 2–0 28,717 Wallace (2)
2 October 1993 Wimbledon H 4–0 30,020 Speed (2), McAllister (2)
17 October 1993 Ipswich Town A 0–0 17,548
23 October 1993 Blackburn Rovers H 3–3 37,827 Sherwood (own goal), Newsome, McAllister (pen)
30 October 1993 Sheffield Wednesday A 3–3 31,892 Speed, Fairclough, Wallace
6 November 1993 Chelsea H 4–1 35,022 Deane, Rocastle, Wallace (2)
20 November 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 31,275 Deane
23 November 1993 Everton A 1–1 17,066 Wallace
27 November 1993 Swindon Town H 3–0 32,630 Deane, Speed, Wallace
4 December 1993 Manchester City H 3–2 33,821 Deane, Speed, Wallace
8 December 1993 West Ham United A 1–0 20,468 Wallace
13 December 1993 Norwich City A 1–2 16,586 Wallace
18 December 1993 Arsenal H 2–1 37,515 Adams (own goal), McAllister
22 December 1993 Newcastle United A 1–1 36,388 Fairclough
29 December 1993 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 39,106 Hodge
1 January 1994 Manchester United A 0–0 44,724
15 January 1994 Ipswich Town H 0–0 31,317
23 January 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 1–2 16,938 Speed
6 February 1994 Aston Villa A 0–1 26,919
19 February 1994 Liverpool H 2–0 40,053 Wetherall, McAllister
28 February 1994 Oldham Athletic A 1–1 11,136 McAllister
5 March 1994 Southampton H 0–0 30,890
13 March 1994 Sheffield United A 2–2 19,250 Deane, Speed
16 March 1994 Aston Villa H 2–0 33,120 Deane, Wallace
19 March 1994 Coventry City H 1–0 30,023 Wallace
26 March 1994 Wimbledon A 0–1 9,035
1 April 1994 Newcastle United H 1–1 40,005 Fairclough
4 April 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 4–0 13,365 Deane, White (2), Wallace
17 April 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 33,658 Wallace (2)
23 April 1994 Chelsea A 1–1 18,544 Speed
27 April 1994 Manchester United H 0–2 41,125
30 April 1994 Everton H 3–0 35,487 White, Watson (own goal), McAllister
3 May 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–0 41,125 White, Wallace
7 May 1994 Swindon Town A 5–0 17,228 Deane (2), White, Fairclough, Wallace

Goalscorers[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Crewe Alexandra H 3–1 23,475 Deane, Forrester (2)
R4 29 January 1994 Oxford United A 2–2 11,029 Speed, Wetherall
R4R 9 February 1994 Oxford United H 2–3 22,167 White, Strachan

Goalscorers[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 21 September 1993 Sunderland A 1–2 17,101 Speed
R2 2nd leg 6 October 1993 Sunderland H 1–2 (lost 2-4 on agg) 22,265 Whelan

Goalscorers[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK John Lukic
2 England DF Mel Sterland
3 England DF Tony Dorigo[3]
4 England MF David White
5 England DF Chris Fairclough
6 Republic of Ireland DF David O'Leary[4]
7 Scotland MF Gordon Strachan (captain)
8 England FW Rod Wallace
9 England FW Brian Deane
10 Scotland MF Gary McAllister
11 Wales MF Gary Speed
12 England DF John Pemberton
13 England GK Mark Beeney
14 England FW Steve Hodge
No. Position Player
16 England DF Jon Newsome
17 Norway FW Frank Strandli
18 England DF David Wetherall
19 England DF Ray Wallace
20 England DF Kevin Sharp[5]
21 Scotland MF Mark Humphries
22 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Kelly
23 England MF Mark Tinkler
24 England MF Andy Couzens
25 England FW Noel Whelan
26 England FW Jamie Forrester
27 England MF Mark Ford
28 England DF Rob Bowman
30 England GK Paul Pettinger

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
4 England MF David Batty (to Blackburn Rovers)
15 England MF David Rocastle (to Manchester City)
No. Position Player
27 England FW Carl Shutt (to Birmingham City)

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[6]

Transfers and loans[edit]

Total spending: Increase £875,000

References[edit]