1994–95 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
1994–95 season
ChairmanPeter Johnson
ManagerMike Walker (until 8 November)
Joe Royle (from 10 November)
StadiumGoodison Park
Premiership15th
FA CupWinners
League CupSecond round
Top goalscorerLeague: Rideout (14)
All: Rideout (16)
Highest home attendance40,011 vs Manchester United
(25 Feb 1995, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance14,043 vs Portsmouth
(20 Sep 1994, League Cup)
Average home league attendance31,368

During the 1994–95 English football season, Everton F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

After the previous season's "houdini" escape act which preserved Everton's top flight status, manager Mike Walker was expected to take the club forward and challenge for honours. But a failure to win any of their first twelve Premier League games saw the board run out of patience with Walker and terminated his contract after less than a year at the helm. Former player Joe Royle was named as Walker's successor, and quickly set about reshaping a squad of broken men.

Royle's impact was instantaneous, taking nine points from his first three games, with the standout result being a 2-0 win over rivals Liverpool in the Merseyside derby in his first match as manager. From Royle's appointment to the close of the season the club were firmly in the top six of the form guide, beating champions Manchester United at home and winning away at Chelsea amongst other highlights, leading to Shoot! magazine to dub the transformation 'The Royle Revolution'. League survival was not guaranteed until May however due to the club's poor start, and was secured following a 1-0 win away at already relegated Ipswich Town in the penultimate game of the season. Royle began a sequence when Everton went four-and-a-half calendar years unbeaten in Merseyside derbies, and masterminded a memorable 4-1 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur in the 1995 FA Cup Semi-Final.

Everton finished 15th, but the biggest news of May was victory in the FA Cup Final. The opposition were Premier League runners-up Manchester United, who were most pundits' favourites to win, despite the fact that Everton had previously beaten United in the league that season. A goal from Everton's Paul Rideout, and a succession of thrilling saves by goalkeeper Neville Southall, gave Everton their first major trophy for eight years and their first European campaign of the post-Heysel era.

Royle's arrival at Everton also saw the permanent signature of powerful Scottish striker Duncan Ferguson, and Earl Barrett soon following. Leaving the club were a number of Mike Walker signings including: flop striker Brett Angell, reserve defender Gary Rowett and left-back David Burrows who had only arrived at the club earlier in the season. Long-serving defender/midfielder Ian Snodin who was part of the 1986-87 title-winning side also left the club. Neville Southall and Dave Watson still remained from that side.

Everton fans were given more hope of sustained success after the season was over, when it was announced that the club had agreed to sign Russian winger Andrei Kanchelskis from Manchester United for a then-club record fee of £5 million.

Kit[edit]

Everton's kit was manufactured by Umbro and sponsored by NEC.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
13 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 12 17 49 57 −8 51
14 West Ham United 42 13 11 18 44 48 −4 50
15 Everton 42 11 17 14 44 51 −7 50 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
16 Coventry City 42 12 14 16 44 62 −18 50
17 Manchester City 42 12 13 17 53 64 −11 49
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Everton qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as FA Cup winners.
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
42 11 17 14 44 51  −7 50 8 9 4 31 23  +8 3 8 10 13 28  −15

Source: Statto

Results by round
Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142
GroundHAAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHHHAAHAAHAAHAAHAHHAHHHAA
ResultDLLLLDDLLLLDWDWWWDDLWLDWDLWDLWDLDWLWDDDDWD
Position71520202222222222222222222220191818191919202018161818171816171717171717171617171315
Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results[edit]

Everton's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Aston Villa H 2-2 35,544 Stuart, Rideout
24 August 1994 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-2 24,553 Rideout
27 August 1994 Manchester City A 0-4 19,867
30 August 1994 Nottingham Forest H 1-2 26,689 Rideout
10 September 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 0-3 26,538
17 September 1994 Queens Park Rangers H 2-2 27,285 Amokachi, Rideout
24 September 1994 Leicester City H 1-1 28,003 Ablett
1 October 1994 Manchester United A 0-2 43,803
8 October 1994 Southampton A 0-2 15,163
15 October 1994 Coventry City H 0-2 28,233
22 October 1994 Crystal Palace A 0-1 14,505
29 October 1994 Arsenal H 1-1 32,003 Unsworth
1 November 1994 West Ham United H 1-0 28,338 Ablett
5 November 1994 Norwich City A 0-0 18,377
21 November 1994 Liverpool H 2-0 39,866 Ferguson, Rideout
26 November 1994 Chelsea A 1-0 28,115 Rideout
5 December 1994 Leeds United H 3-0 25,897 Rideout, Ferguson, Unsworth (pen)
10 December 1994 Aston Villa A 0-0 29,678
17 December 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-0 32,809
26 December 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-4 37,089 Ferguson
31 December 1994 Ipswich Town H 4-1 25,659 Ferguson, Rideout (2), Watson
2 January 1995 Wimbledon A 1-2 9,506 Rideout
14 January 1995 Arsenal A 1-1 34,743 Watson
21 January 1995 Crystal Palace H 3-1 23,733 Ferguson (2), Rideout
24 January 1995 Liverpool A 0-0 39,505
1 February 1995 Newcastle United A 0-2 34,465
4 February 1995 Norwich City H 2-1 23,293 Stuart, Rideout
13 February 1995 West Ham United A 2-2 21,081 Rideout, Limpar
22 February 1995 Leeds United A 0-1 30,793
25 February 1995 Manchester United H 1-0 40,011 Ferguson
4 March 1995 Leicester City A 2-2 20,447 Limpar, Samways
8 March 1995 Nottingham Forest A 1-2 24,526 Barlow
15 March 1995 Manchester City H 1-1 28,485 Unsworth (pen)
18 March 1995 Queens Park Rangers A 3-2 14,488 Barlow, McDonald (own goal), Hinchcliffe
1 April 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 1-2 37,905 Stuart
14 April 1995 Newcastle United H 2-0 34,811 Amokachi (2)
17 April 1995 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-0 27,880
29 April 1995 Wimbledon H 0-0 33,063
3 May 1995 Chelsea H 3-3 33,180 Hinchcliffe, Ablett, Amokachi
6 May 1995 Southampton H 0-0 36,840
9 May 1995 Ipswich Town A 1-0 14,951 Rideout
14 May 1995 Coventry City A 0-0 21,814

FA Cup[edit]

7 January 1995 (1995-01-07) 3rd Everton 1–0
Derby Walton, Liverpool
Hinchcliffe Goal 77' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 29,406
Referee: Gerald Ashby
29 January 1995 (1995-01-29) 4th Bristol City 0–1
Everton Ashton Gate, Bristol
Jackson Goal 78' Stadium: Ashton Gate
Attendance: 19,816
Referee: Terry Holbrook
18 February 1995 (1995-02-18) 5th Everton 5–0
Norwich City Walton, Liverpool
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 31,616
Referee: Martin Bodenham
12 March 1995 (1995-03-12) 6th Everton 1–0
Newcastle United Walton, Liverpool
Watson Goal 66' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 35,201
Referee: Keith Cooper
9 April 1995 (1995-04-09) SF Everton 4–1
Tottenham Leeds
Klinsmann Goal 63' (pen) Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 38,226
Referee: Robbie Hart
20 May 1995 (1995-05-20) Final Everton 1–0
Manchester United Wembley Park, Greater London
3:00 p.m. Rideout Goal 30' Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 79,592
Referee: Gerald Ashby
Note: Everton's 5th FA Cup

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 20 September 1994 Portsmouth H 2-3 14,043 Samways, Stuart (pen)
R2 2nd Leg 5 October 1994 Portsmouth A 1-1 (lost 3-4 on agg) 13,605 Watson

Squad[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Wales WAL Neville Southall
2 DF England ENG Matt Jackson
3 DF England ENG Andy Hinchcliffe
4 DF England ENG Earl Barrett
5 DF England ENG Dave Watson (captain)
6 DF England ENG Gary Ablett
7 MF England ENG Vinny Samways
8 MF England ENG Graham Stuart
9 FW Scotland SCO Duncan Ferguson
10 MF Wales WAL Barry Horne
11 FW Nigeria NGA Daniel Amokachi
12 DF England ENG Paul Holmes
13 GK Australia AUS Jason Kearton
14 MF England ENG John Ebbrell
15 FW England ENG Paul Rideout
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Sweden SWE Anders Limpar
18 MF England ENG Joe Parkinson
19 FW England ENG Stuart Barlow
21 DF England ENG Gary Rowett
23 DF England ENG Alex Smith
25 DF England ENG Neil Moore
26 DF England ENG David Unsworth
27 DF England ENG Mark Grugel
28 MF England ENG Chris Price
29 MF England ENG Tony Grant
30 FW England ENG Dan Leeming
31 GK England ENG Steve Reeves
33 GK England ENG Jamie Speare

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. Pos. Nation Player
4 MF England ENG Ian Snodin (to Oldham Athletic)
9 FW England ENG Tony Cottee (to West Ham United)
16 DF England ENG David Burrows (to Coventry City)
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF Scotland SCO Ian Durrant (on loan from Rangers)
22 FW England ENG Brett Angell (to Sunderland)
23 MF England ENG John Doolan (to Mansfield Town)
24 MF England ENG Chris Priest (to Chester City)

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF England ENG Graham Allen
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF England ENG Jon O'Connor

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
2 August 1994 MF Vinny Samways Tottenham Hotspur £2,200,000
27 August 1994 FW Daniel Amokachi Club Brugge £3,000,000
6 September 1994 DF David Burrows West Ham United Transfer
11 December 1994 FW Duncan Ferguson Rangers £4,000,000
30 January 1995 DF Earl Barrett Aston Villa £1,700,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
22 July 1994 FW Paul Tait Wigan Athletic Free transfer
2 September 1994 MF John Doolan Mansfield Town Free transfer
7 September 1994 FW Tony Cottee West Ham United Transfer
9 January 1995 MF Ian Snodin Oldham Athletic Free transfer
2 March 1995 DF David Burrows Coventry City £1,100,000
23 March 1995 FW Brett Angell Sunderland £600,000
Transfers in: Decrease £10,900,000
Transfers out: Increase £1,700,000
Total spending: Decrease £9,200,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 March 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1994-1995/faprem/everton.htm