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SEASON: 1996-97

Prev Season: 1995-96
Next Season: 1997-98
DIVISION:
F.A. Carling Premiership (Tier 1)

MANAGER(s):
Frank Clark, Stuart Pearce

FA Cup:
5th Round (Chesterfield (A) 0-1)

League Cup:
3rd Round (West Ham United (A) 1-4)


Player Of The Year:
Colin Cooper
Top Goalscorer:
Alfe-Inge Haaland, Kevin Campbell (6 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
44


League Games:
38

League Points:
34

Points Percentage:
29.8


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
39

Goals per game:
.9

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored17 times8 times2 times
Conceded17 times9 times2 times5 times1 time
Won By6 times1 time2 times
Lost By4 times8 times4 times1 time1 time

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
29,181 (League - Liverpool)

Lowest Home Attendance:
17,525 (League - Blackburn Rovers)

Average League Attendance:
24,586


Highest Cup Attendance:
14,681 (FA Cup - Ipswich Town)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
6,482 (League Cup - Wycombe Wanderers)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
10

Red cards:
1

Yellow cards:
71



END OF SEASON TABLE

PREMIER LEAGUEHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGD Pts Result
1Manchester United382112576441252381797338273275Champions League
2Newcastle United381911873401333542068519203368Champions League Second Qualifying Round
3Arsenal381911862321054361896426143068UEFA Cup First Round
4Liverpool381911862371063381995524182568UEFA Cup First Round
5Aston Villa3817101147341153271365820211361UEFA Cup First Round
6Chelsea38161111585598233227392533359Cup Winners Cup First Round
7Sheffield Wednesday38141595051810125166582535-157
8Wimbledon38151112494696428216582125356
9Leicester City38121115465475722265682428-847UEFA Cup First Round
10Tottenham Hotspur38137184451847191753112534-746
11Leeds United38111314283877515134691325-1046
12Derby County38111314455886525223792036-1346
13Blackburn Rovers38915144243847282311171420-142
14West Ham United381012163948766272536101223-942
15Everton38101216445774824223882035-1342
16Southampton381011175056676322444111832-641
17Coventry City3891415385448719235681931-1641
18Sunderland381010183553766201834121535-1840Relegated
19Middlesbrough381012165160856342527101735-939Relegated
20Nottingham Forest3861616315939715273791632-2834Relegated

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 17, 1996Coventry CityA3-0Win19,4681Highfield Road
2Wed Aug 21, 1996SunderlandH1-4Loss22,8749
3Sat Aug 24, 1996MiddlesbroughH1-1Draw24,70510
4Wed Sep 04, 1996SouthamptonA2-2Draw14,45013The Dell
5Sat Sep 07, 1996Leicester CityH0-0Draw24,10510
6Sat Sep 14, 1996Manchester UnitedA1-4Loss54,98414Old Trafford
7Sat Sep 21, 1996West Ham UnitedH0-2Loss23,35216
8Sat Sep 28, 1996ChelseaA1-1Draw27,67316Stamford Bridge
9Sat Oct 12, 1996Leeds UnitedA0-2Loss29,22517Elland Road
10Sat Oct 19, 1996Derby CountyH1-1Draw27,77118
11Mon Oct 28, 1996EvertonH0-1Loss19,89218
12Sat Nov 02, 1996Aston VillaA0-2Loss35,31018Villa Park
13Mon Nov 18, 1996Sheffield WednesdayA0-2Loss16,39020Hillsborough
14Mon Nov 25, 1996Blackburn RoversH2-2Draw17,52520
15Sat Nov 30, 1996WimbledonA0-1Loss12,60820Selhurst Park
16Mon Dec 09, 1996Newcastle UnitedH0-0Draw25,76219
17Tue Dec 17, 1996LiverpoolA2-4Loss36,12620AnfieldFrank Clark's last game as manager
18Sat Dec 21, 1996ArsenalH2-1Win27,38420Stuart Pearce's first game as manager (first spell)
19Thu Dec 26, 1996Manchester UnitedH0-4Loss29,03220
20Sat Dec 28, 1996Leicester CityA2-2Draw20,83320Filbert Street
21Wed Jan 01, 1997West Ham UnitedA1-0Win22,35819Upton Park
22Sat Jan 11, 1997ChelseaH2-0Win28,35818
23Sun Jan 19, 1997Tottenham HotspurH2-1Win27,30317
24Wed Jan 29, 1997Coventry CityH0-1Loss22,61917
25Sat Feb 01, 1997EvertonA0-2Loss32,56717Goodison Park
26Sat Feb 22, 1997Aston VillaH0-0Draw25,23917
27Sat Mar 01, 1997Tottenham HotspurA1-0Win32,80517White Hart Lane
28Wed Mar 05, 1997Sheffield WednesdayH0-3Loss21,48517
29Sat Mar 08, 1997ArsenalA0-2Loss38,20617Highbury
30Tue Mar 11, 1997Blackburn RoversA1-1Draw20,48517Ewood Park
31Sat Mar 15, 1997LiverpoolH1-1Draw29,18118
32Sat Mar 22, 1997SunderlandA1-1Draw22,12019Roker Park
33Mon Mar 24, 1997MiddlesbroughA1-1Draw29,88818Ayresome Park
34Sat Apr 05, 1997SouthamptonH1-3Loss25,13418
35Sat Apr 19, 1997Leeds UnitedH1-1Draw25,56520
36Wed Apr 23, 1997Derby CountyA0-0Draw18,08720Baseball Ground
37Sat May 03, 1997WimbledonH1-1Draw19,86520Stuart Pearce's last game as manager (first spell)
38Sun May 11, 1997Newcastle UnitedA0-5Loss36,55420St. James Park (Newcastle)Dave Bassett's first game as manager


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 04, 1997Ipswich Town3H3-0Win14,681
Sun Jan 26, 1997Newcastle United4A2-1Win36,434St. James Park (Newcastle)
Sat Feb 15, 1997Chesterfield5A0-1Loss8,890Saltergate


League Cup
DateOpponentRoundLegReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Sep 18, 1996Wycombe Wanderers21H1-0Win6,482
Tue Sep 24, 1996Wycombe Wanderers22A1-1Draw6,310Adams ParkWon 2-1 on aggregate
Wed Oct 23, 1996West Ham United3A1-4Loss19,402Upton Park


County Cup
DateOpponentRoundH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Aug 07, 1996Notts CountyFinalH1-1Draw-
Tue Apr 15, 1997Mansfield TownSemiA5-2Win-Field Mill


Pre-Season Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Jul 24, 1996ChesterfieldEnglandA1-2Loss-Saltergate
Sat Jul 27, 1996GillinghamEnglandA3-1Win-Priestfield Stadium
Tue Jul 30, 1996Hastings TownEnglandA0-0Draw-The Pilot Field
Thu Aug 01, 1996Hull CityEnglandA4-1Win-Boothferry Park
Sat Aug 03, 1996ChelseaEnglandH0-0Draw-
Sun Aug 04, 1996Manchester UnitedEnglandH1-3Loss-
Sat Aug 10, 1996ShelbourneIrelandA9-0Win-Tolka Park



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKMark Goodlad
GK1Mark Crossley398141721
GK13Alan Fettis53218
GK23Tommy Wright11Left in March 1997 to join Manchester City
GK31David Henry1
DStuart ThomReserve squad
D3Stuart Pearce3891514582
D21Vance Warner3211
MAndy ToddReserve squad
MCraig AtkinsonReserve squad
MJohn FinniganReserve squad
MNigel Quashie
MRichard Cooper
MRichard HodgsonReserve squad
MSteve MeltonReserve squad
M2Des Lyttle378141515321
M11Steve Stone513122
M16Nicola Jerkan14356541
M24Brian O'Neil541211On loan from Celtic
M25Steve Blatherwick1014523
M27Justin WalkerLeft at end of season to join Scunthorpe United
M32John Burns
FAndy DawsonReserve squad
FAndy Gray
FChristian Edwards
FDavid FreemanReserve squad
FDougie Freedman
FJean-Claude Darcheville
FMarlon HarewoodReserve squad
FNeil Shipperley
F4Colin Cooper4291518391Player Of The Year
F5Steve Chettle369141331
F6Chris Bart-Williams215881131
F7David Phillips3171113133
F8Scot Gemmill29612116593
F9Dean Saunders39716165111
F10Kevin Campbell205696331
F12Jason Lee1735921101Left at end of season to join Watford
F14Ian Woan3881515381031
F15Andrea Silenzi2211Went on loan to Venezia
F15Pierre van Hooijdonk87114Joined in March 1997 from Celtic
F17Chris Allen25491211583
F18Alfe-Inge Haaland41915176553
F19Bobby Howe1111
F20Paul McGregor62226
F22Brian Roy26511104210142
F23Ian Thomas-Moore5414Joined in March 1997 from Tranmere Rovers
F24Richard IrvingReleased
F26Craig Armstrong
F28Steve Guinan222
F29Nigel Clough135441133Joined on loan from Manchester City
F29Paul Smith (1997)
Moore (1997)
30Richard Clark


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
6Alfe-Inge Haaland41
6Kevin Campbell20
5Dean Saunders39
5Stuart Pearce38
4Brian Roy26
3Colin Cooper42
3Ian Woan38
2Jason Lee17
1Chris Allen25
1Chris Bart-Williams21
1Des Lyttle37
1Nigel Clough13
1Pierre van Hooijdonk8



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1996-97

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Tottenham HotspurSun Jan 19, 1997H2-1Sat Mar 01, 1997A1-0