NUFC 1994/95 - Season Summary

NUFC 1994/95 Squad
Prem6th ChairmanJ Hall
FA CupQF ManagerK Keegan
League CupR4 CoachD Fazackerly
UEFA CupR2 CaptainP Beardsley
Attendance34,692Top ScorerP Beardsley (15)

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Keegan further strengthened his defence with the signings of internationals Marc Hottiger and Phillipe Albert.

The team made a scintillating start and in their first 11 League games they won 9 and drew 2. They also recorded a record 9 victories in a row in all competitions.

United were thrilling the nation with their open one-touch game and they made a name for themselves on the continent too as they returned to the UEFA Cup (for the first time since 1977/78) with an incredible 10-2 aggregate win over Anderlecht.

Unfortunately they blew a 3-0 lead against Athletico Bilbao in the next round by allowing the Spaniards to pull back two goals. Athletico won the second leg 1-0 and United went out on the away goals rule.

The shin split suffering Andy Cole was one of a number of key players who succumbed to injury and as a result United suffered a slump in league form during November and December which saw them drop to 4th. Man City also knocked The Magpies out the League Cup.

The New Year saw Keegan shock the football world by selling start striker Andy Cole to Manchester United. It was a brave decision and Keegan found himself having to justify his actions to irate supporters at the club entrance.

New signing Paul Kitson had the unenviable job of replacing the goal king and despite his best efforts goals were hard to comeback and he found himself getting the bird from The Magpies' supporters.

But United put a decent run together and by mid March they were 3rd in the Premiership and in the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup (for the first time since 1976).

Everton beat th Magpies in the Cup and the season rather fizzled out with United failing to reach the European placings. The Cole transfer was still uppermost in the minds of the United supporters.


Matches

PR 21/8/94 A Leicester W 3-1
PR 24/8/94 H Coventry W 4-0
PR 27/8/94 H Southampton W 5-1
PR 31/8/94 A WHU W 3-1
PR 10/9/94 H Chelsea W 4-2
UC 13/9/94 A Royal Antwerp W 5-0
PR 18/9/94 A Arsenal W 3-2
LC 21/9/94 H Barnsley W 2-1
PR 24/9/94 H Liverpool D 1-1
UC 27/9/94 H Royal Antwerp W 5-2
PR 01/10/94 A Aston Villa W 2-0
LC 05/10/94 A Barnsley W 1-0
PR 09/10/94 H Blackburn D 1-1
PR 15/10/94 A Crystal Palace W 1-0
UC 18/10/94 H Bilbao W 3-2
PR 22/10/94 H Sheff Wed W 2-1
LC 26/10/94 H Manchester Utd W 2-0
PR 29/10/94 A Manchester Utd L 0-2
UC 01/11/94 A Bilbao L 0-1
PR 05/11/94 H QPR W 2-1
PR 07/11/94 A Nottm F D 0-0
PR 19/11/94 A Wimbledon L 2-3
PR 26/11/94 H Ipswich D 1-1
LC 30/11/94 A Man City D 1-1
PR 03/12/94 A Tottenham L 2-4
PR 10/12/94 H Leicester W 3-1
PR 17/12/94 A Coventry D 0-0
LC 21/12/94 H Man City L 0-2
PR 26/12/94 A Leeds Utd D 0-0
PR 31/12/94 A Norwich L 1-2
PR 02/1/95 H Man City D 0-0
FAC 08/1/95 H Blackburn D 1-1
PR 15/1/95 H Manchester Utd D 1-1
FAC 18/1/95 A Blackburn W 2-1
PR 21/1/95 A Sheff Wed D 0-0
PR 25/1/95 H Wimbledon W 2-1
FAC 28/1/95 H Swansea W 3-0
PR 01/2/95 H Everton W 2-0
PR 04/2/95 A QPR L 0-3
PR 11/2/95 H Nottm F W 2-1
FAC 19/2/95 H Man City W 3-1
PR 25/2/95 H Aston Villa W 3-1
PR 28/2/95 A Ipswich W 2-0
PR 04/3/95 A Liverpool L 0-2
PR 08/3/95 H WHU W 2-0
FAC 12/3/95 A Everton L 0-1
PR 19/3/95 H Arsenal W 1-0
PR 22/3/95 A Southampton L 1-3
PR 01/4/95 A Chelsea D 1-1
PR 08/4/95 H Norwich W 3-0
PR 14/4/95 A Everton L 0-2
PR 17/4/95 H Leeds Utd L 1-2
PR 29/4/95 A Man City D 0-0
PR 03/5/95 H Tottenham D 3-3
PR 08/5/95 A Blackburn L 0-1
PR 14/5/95 H Crystal Palace W 3-2

Premiership

Squad

Total Number of Matches: 56

Total Number of Goals: 95

Player A S G
Albert P 25 0 3
Allen M 0 1
Beardsley P 44 0 15
Beresford J 46 0 1
Bracewell p 16 4
Clark L 15 12 2
Cole A 27 0 15
Elliott R 13 5 2
Fox R 51 0 12
Gillespie K 18 2 4
Guppy S 0 1
Hooper M 4 2
Hottiger M 51 0 2
Howey S 39 1 1
Jeffrey M 1 2 1
Kitson P 31 3 12
Lee R 44 0 14
Mathie A 4 8 1
Neilson A 6 1
Peacock D 48 0 1
Sellars S 19 0 1
Srnicek P 52 0
Venison B 36 0 1
Watson S 26 9 5
Own Goals 2
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Players


Toon In

SurnameDateAgeFromFee
Hottiger Marc 07/94 26 Sion £520,000
Albert Phillipe 08/94 27 Anderlecht £2,65m
Drysdale Jason 08/94 23 Watford £425,000
Guppy Steve 08/94 25 Wycombe £150,000
Kitson Paul 09/94 23 Derby County £2,225m
Gillespie Keith 01/95 19 Man Utd (p/ex)
Crawford James 03/95 21 Bohemians £75,000

P Albert

M Hottiger

P Kitson


Toon Oot

NameDateAgeToFee
Appleby Mattie 06/94 22 Darlington Free
Brock Kevin 06/94 31 Released
Robinson Mark 07/94 25 Swindon £600,000
Guppy Steve 11/94 25 Port Vale £225,000
Papavassilou Nikos 12/94 24 Ofi £25,000
Cole Andy 01/95 23 Man Utd £7,000,000
Mathie Alex 02/95 26 Ipswich £500,000
Drysdale Jason 03/95 24 Swindon £425,000
Bracewell Paul 05/95 32 Sunderland £50,000

K Brock

P Bracewell

A Cole