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Premier League Files: Oyvind Leonhardsen

Premier League Career: Wimbledon (1994-1997), Liverpool FC (1997-1999), Tottenham Hotspur (1999-2002), Aston Villa (2002-2003)

Oyvind Leonhardsen played for four different Premier League clubs across a nine-year period. His most productive spell was at his first English top-flight club, sparkling as a creative asset in a Wimbledon side that wasn’t always the most attractive, but quite effective in the mid-1990s.

Leonhardsen started his career in his native Norway, playing for top domestic clubs Molde FK and Rosenborg. He was voted Player’s Player of the Year in Norway for 1994 and for several seasons, was considered as the top midfielder in the division. He won 86 caps for his country, winning cult hero status and playing in two World Cup final tournaments.

Joe Kinnear brought him to the Premier League in time for the 1994-1995 season and he impressed constantly on the left-wing for Wimbledon. Across three campaigns, he scored 13 times. Towards the end of his final season in south-east London, Leonhardsen informed the Dons hierarchy that he wouldn’t be extending his contract which was due to expire in 1998. Rather than lose a talented player for nothing, Wimbledon cashed in on his services and he joined Liverpool FC in May 1997 for £3.5 million.

He was initially a regular in Roy Evans’ starting line-up but he never quite found his best form at Anfield. Sometimes, the expectation to deliver seemed to weigh too much on his shoulders. He netted seven times in 37 league games before switching to Tottenham Hotspur in 1999.

Leonhardsen was a victim of George Graham’s sacking in 2001. He got frozen out of Glenn Hoddle’s first-team plans and went on-trial to Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 despite having another year to run on his deal at White Hart Lane. Schalke didn’t offer him a permanent deal but like fellow compatriot Ronny Johnsen, Graham Taylor did at Aston Villa. Tottenham allowed him to leave on a free transfer in August 2002 and he moved to the Midlands in a bit to kick-start his career again.

He spent just one campaign at Villa Park before returning to Scandinavia, finishing his playing days in 2007 with Strømsgodset aged 37. Leonhardsen is now working as a youth coach at his former club, Lyn Fotball.

In total, Oyvind scored 30 Premier League goals in his career and impressively, never finished on the losing side whenever he found the back of the net. That is an impressive feat considering the clubs he played for during his Premier League spell weren’t world-beaters.

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The Clubs: Wimbledon

All-Time Premier League Record

Played Won Drew Lost Scored Conceded Goal Difference Points No of Seasons
316 99 94 123 384 472 -88 391 8

 

Most Premier League Appearances

Player Appearances Total
Robbie Earle 243
Marcus Gayle 204
Kenny Cunningham 201
Alan Kimble 181
Neil Sullivan 179
Vinnie Jones 177
Dean Holdsworth 169
Neal Ardley 168
Chris Perry 167
Dean Blackwell 157

 

Most Premier League Goals

Player Goals Total
Dean Holdsworth 58
Robbie Earle 45
Efan Ekoku 38
Marcus Gayle 34
Jason Euell 21
John Fashanu 17
Carl Cort 16
Oyvind Leonhardsen 13
Neal Ardley 12
Vinnie Jones 12

 

Biggest Premier League Victories

Match Date Season
Wimbledon 5-0 Watford 4th December 1999 1999-2000
Wimbledon 4-0 Crystal Palace 9th April 1993 1992-1993
Wimbledon 4-0 Everton 7th September 1996 1996-1997
Wimbledon 5-2 Oldham Athletic 12th December 1992 1992-1993
Wimbledon 4-1 Blackburn Rovers 29th March 1994 1993-1994
Wimbledon 4-1 Barnsley 23rd September 1997 1997-1998
Wimbledon 3-0 Norwich City 20th March 1993 1992-1993
Wimbledon 3-0 Swindon Town 6th November 1993 1993-1994
Wimbledon 3-0 Oldham Athletic 26th April 1994 1993-1994
Queens Park Rangers 0-3 Wimbledon 23rd August 1995 1995-1996

 

Worst Premier League Defeats

Match Date Season
Aston Villa 7-1 Wimbledon 11th February 1995 1994-1995
Newcastle United 6-1 Wimbledon 21st October 1995 1995-1996
Aston Villa 5-0 Wimbledon 22nd December 1996 1996-1997
Arsenal 5-0 Wimbledon 18th April 1998 1997-1998
Oldham Athletic 6-2 Wimbledon 3rd April 1993 1992-1993
Wimbledon 2-6 Tottenham Hotspur 2nd May 1998 1997-1998
Manchester United 5-1 Wimbledon 17th October 1998 1998-1999
Arsenal 5-1 Wimbledon 19th April 1999 1998-1999
Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 Wimbledon 2nd October 1999 1999-2000
Leeds United 4-0 Wimbledon 2nd October 1993 1993-1994

 

Managers

Manager No of Seasons managed Left the Club
Joe Kinnear 7 9th June 1999
Egil Olsen 1 1st May 2000
Terry Burton 1 25th April 2002

 

Highest Home Attendances

Match Date Attendance Figure Season
Wimbledon 1-2 Manchester United 8th May 1993 30,115 1992-1993
Wimbledon 1-0 Manchester United 16th April 1994 28,553 1993-1994
Wimbledon 2-5 Manchester United 22nd November 1997 26,309 1997-1998
Wimbledon 2-2 Manchester United 26th February 2000 26,129 1999-2000
Wimbledon 1-1 Manchester United 3rd April 1999 26,121 1998-1999
Wimbledon 1-1 Liverpool FC 9th August 1997 26,106 1997-1998
Wimbledon 1-2 Liverpool FC 16th April 2000 26,102 1999-2000
Wimbledon 1-0 Liverpool FC 13th December 1998 26,080 1998-1999
Wimbledon 1-0 Arsenal 21st November 1998 26,003 1998-1999
Wimbledon 1-3 Arsenal 1st April 2000 25,858 1999-2000

 

Intro

Often defying the odds in the 1990s, going to Selhurst Park to play the tenants of Wimbledon was often a fearful thought. “The Crazy Gang” had the ability to completely upset an opponent’s gameplan with their intimidating approach to the game. It might not have been everyone’s cup of tea but Wimbledon did make the critics eat their words on many occasions. They finished sixth in 1993-1994 and eighth in 1996-1997. Relegation did follow in 2000 and Wimbledon eventually made a controversial move to Milton Keynes in 2002, reforming as Milton Keynes Dons two years later.

 

1992-1993

Tipped as relegation favourites by many football experts at the start of the inaugural Premier League season, it looked like they might be right when Wimbledon spent Boxing Day in the drop zone. That was despite a shock 1-0 victory away at Old Trafford in October thanks to a Lawrie Sanchez goal.

However, the south Londoners rallied in the second half of the season, doing the league double over Liverpool FC and thrashing their landlords Crystal Palace 4-0 in April. Wimbledon finished 12th in the table and only Les Ferdinand and Teddy Sheringham scored more goals than Dean Holdsworth in the division. He netted 19 times.

 

1993-1994

Unlike the previous campaign, Wimbledon started the 1993-1994 season in good form, losing just one of their first nine matches. A run of one win in nine games followed which saw them drop into the mid-table positions by Christmas but Wimbledon rallied fantastically in 1994 and were the form side in the division by the end of the campaign.

Holdsworth struck 24 goals in all competitions and the Dons won seven of their final 10 matches to finish sixth in the standings – equalling their highest top-flight finish set back in 1987. Out of the London clubs, only Arsenal finished higher and there were notable home successes against runners-up Blackburn Rovers and champions Manchester United.

 

1994-1995

In the summer of 1994, Joe Kinnear elected to sell a Wimbledon stalwart in the form of John Fashanu. He departed to join Aston Villa for £1.35 million. His replacement was Efan Ekoku, who arrived from Norwich City two months into the campaign. Ekoku finished as the club’s top goalscorer with nine goals as Wimbledon finished ninth in the table after a steady season.

Among the highlights were a four-game winning sequence in March and a 3-2 victory in November over Newcastle United which knocked the Geordies off top spot. They did suffer their worst-ever Premier League loss though, going down 7-1 at Aston Villa in February.

 

1995-1996

In the close season, Wimbledon sold Warren Barton to Newcastle United for a British transfer record fee for a defender but started the campaign very well, with just one defeat from their first five games which came at Old Trafford. However, after a 1-0 success over Liverpool FC, the Dons didn’t win another Premier League game until a Boxing Day triumph in a London Derby at Chelsea.

Wimbledon’s defence was their Achilles heel throughout the season. Only relegated Bolton Wanderers conceded more goals (71) than Kinnear’s side did (70) and he didn’t seem to settle on a regular goalkeeper throughout the season with Paul Heald, Hans Segers and Neil Sullivan all having spells in-goal. They finished 14th but only three points clear of trouble in a campaign that didn’t fulfil pre-season expectations.

 

1996-1997

Wimbledon were involved in one of the Premier League’s most iconic goals on the opening day of the season as David Beckham managed to score from inside his own half in stoppage-time of Manchester United’s opening day 3-0 victory. Further defeats in away games at Newcastle United and Leeds United followed. It seemed like tough days were ahead for the Dons.

Then, they defied the critics again, going on a 19-match unbeaten run, which included seven Premier League victories in a row. After Dean Holdsworth’s late header beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 in mid-December, Wimbledon sat in third position in the table and just a single point behind league leaders Arsenal.

However, they were hammered 5-0 in their very next match by Aston Villa and just five further wins followed. Despite making the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions, Wimbledon missed out on European football, finishing in eighth position. However, it was still considered a remarkable season given the small fanbase and lack of resources that were available to manager Joe Kinnear.

 

1997-1998

“The Crazy Gang” spirit was once more fully shown throughout the 1997-1998 season which was a tougher campaign after the club’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer, Dean Holdsworth was transferred to newly-promoted Bolton Wanderers in October. Another icon to depart before the season’s end was Vinnie Jones who was sold to Queens Park Rangers in March 1998 for £750,000.

Wimbledon did reach ninth place in the table when Marcus Gayle’s header beat Leicester City 1-0 at Filbert Street but once again, form dropped alarmingly in the second half of the season. Although never in any real danger of being relegated, Wimbledon ended in 15th place which was their worst-ever top-flight finish at this point.

 

1998-1999

With 11 matches left in the 1998-1999 season, Wimbledon were right in the race to qualify for the UEFA Cup. Among their victims at Selhurst Park in the season were Arsenal and Liverpool FC, whilst champions-elect Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw. They were sixth in the table ahead of a trip to Hillsborough to play Sheffield Wednesday in March.

Manager Joe Kinnear was taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack. He would be sidelined for the remainder of the season and without their leader, Wimbledon seemed to lose all direction. In their last 11 games, they claimed just two points and dropped to 16th in the final standings, their lowest finish since entering the top-flight in 1986.

The club did break their transfer record in January to sign John Hartson for £7.5 million from London rivals, West Ham United.

 

1999-2000

On health grounds, Joe Kinnear stepped down in the summer after seven years as the Wimbledon gaffer and he was replaced by Norwegian Egil Olsen, whose style of football was fairly similar to Kinnear’s preferences.

For much of the season, Wimbledon seemed fairly comfortable in the lower reaches of mid-table but a run of eight straight defeats in March and April saw them dragged into the relegation dogfight. Owner Sam Hamann left in February and star striker Hartson fell out with the manager after a planned move to Tottenham Hotspur collapsed.

After a 3-0 defeat away to relegation rivals Bradford City at the end of April, Olsen paid for strained relations with most of his playing squad and lost his job. Kinnear’s former no.2, Terry Burton stepped into the breach and a 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa ensured they went into the final day in control of their own destiny.

However, Bradford’s shock final day victory over Liverpool FC, combined with the Dons 2-0 defeat to Southampton ended their 14-year stay in the top-flight. Their relegation was confirmed 12 years to the day of their biggest triumph which was victory in the 1988 FA Cup final.

Premier League Files: Robbie Earle

Premier League Career: Wimbledon (1992-2000)

Robbie Earle spent his entire playing career with just two clubs. He played professionally for 18 years until a nasty injury forced him to quit the game he loved in November 2000. In that time, he became a cult hero at Port Vale and was a major part of the ‘The Crazy Gang’ squad at Wimbledon that often was able to defy the odds against relegation.

Earle’s youth career started at Stoke City but a broken leg put paid to any hopes of a professional deal with the Potteries. Stoke’s local rivals Port Vale took a chance on Earle and he signed a pro contract with them in 1982. He spent nine years with Vale, helping them during that time from the Fourth Division to the Second Division in 1989.

An attacking midfielder who loved to score goals, Earle was well-known for late runs into the penalty area and was a formidable competitor in heading challenges. He won a regular place in the Port Vale team for the start of the 1984-1985 campaign. He showed his durability by making 142 consecutive appearances for Vale between September 1984 and January 1987. That run ended with a groin strain that required a hernia operation and forced him to miss most of the early part of the 1987-1988 campaign. Considered one of the best midfielders to play for the club, Earle would feature 357 times and score 90 goals. He was sold to Wimbledon for a fee of £775,000 in July 1991.

His first year in south London was his best in terms of goalscoring return, scoring 14 times despite Wimbledon having three managers during the course of the season. His strikes kept them in the top-flight which became the Premier League in 1992. He scored seven times in the inaugural season of the new top division in English football and another nine goals in 1993-1994 when Wimbledon finished above several elite clubs including Liverpool FC, Aston Villa and Chelsea to finish sixth in the table.

Injury restricted Earle to just nine appearances in 1994-1995 but he regained fitness for the following season and was appointed club captain ahead of the 1995-1996 term by manager Joe Kinnear. This was Earle’s best top-flight campaign. He scored 11 goals including strikes in victories over Chelsea, Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers. Another strong aspect of Robbie’s game was his ability to link-up with the other Wimbledon attack-minded players, including Mick Harford, Efan Ekoku and Dean Holdsworth.

Under his captaincy in 1996-1997, Wimbledon enjoyed a brilliant season, going on a lengthy unbeaten run in the Premier League between early September and late December. They also made the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions before losing to eventual winners, Leicester City and Chelsea respectively. Robbie’s consistency earned him the Premier League Player of the Month award in February 1997.

Although he harboured ambitions of playing international football for England, Earle was eligible to play for Jamaica as both of his parents were Jamaican. He accepted the offer to play at international level for the Jamaicans and would play at their only major international tournament so far – the 1998 World Cup finals in France. He scored their first-ever goal in the competition against Croatia in Lens and played all three of their group stage matches. His services to football saw him earn an MBE in 1999.

Earle was part of the Wimbledon squad that waved goodbye to Premier League football in 2000, relegated on the final day at The Dell by Southampton. Later that year, during a reserve team game, he sustained a heavy blow to the stomach that ruptured his pancreas. He admitted years later: “One afternoon in hospital, I was told that I had picked up an infection again. By this time I had lost four stone. My breathing was irregular, I was in agony. If somebody had told me that death was the best choice, I’d have accepted it – anything to take away the pain.”

At the age of 35, he was forced to retire from playing. He moved into the world of football journalism and has worked for the likes of Capital Radio, ESPN, BBC Radio 5 Live and ITV. A familiar face with ITV, he was sacked by them days into the 2010 World Cup for giving away tickets for a group stage match between Netherlands and Denmark which were sold to a brewery company. He admitted to his “naivety” after this error of judgement. Earle is now a commentator for the Premier League on NBC and has also done some analytical work on the MLS.

Seasonal Records: 1993-1994

For all the statistical fans out there, here are some of the season’s records from the second season of top-flight – the 1993-1994 FA Carling Premiership.

FINAL TABLE

Position Team P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Manchester United 42 27 11 4 80 38 +42 92
2 Blackburn Rovers 42 25 9 8 63 36 +27 84
3 Newcastle United 42 23 8 11 82 41 +41 77
4 Arsenal 42 18 17 7 53 28 +25 71
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 FC 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
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
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 42 8 18 16 42 60 -18 42
21 Oldham Athletic 42 9 13 20 42 68 -26 40
22 Swindon Town 42 5 15 22 47 100 -53 30

THE BASIC STATS

Goals Scored 1,195
European qualifiers Manchester United (UEFA Champions League), Aston Villa (UEFA Cup), Blackburn Rovers (UEFA Cup), Newcastle United (UEFA Cup), Arsenal (UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup), Chelsea (UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup)
Longest winning run 8 games (Manchester United)
Longest unbeaten run 22 games (Manchester United)
Longest winless run 15 games (Swindon Town)
Longest losing run 7 games (Tottenham Hotspur)
Highest attendance 45,347 (Aston Villa vs. Liverpool FC)
Lowest attendance 4,739 (Wimbledon vs. Coventry City)

AWARDS

PFA Players’ Player of the Year Eric Cantona (Manchester United)
PFA Young Player of the Year Andy Cole (Newcastle United)
Football Writers’ Award Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers)
PFA Team of the Year Tim Flowers, Gary Kelly, Denis Irwin, Tony Adams, Gary Pallister, David Batty, Gary McAllister, Paul Ince, Peter Beardsley, Eric Cantona, Alan Shearer
Manager of the Year Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)
LMA Manager of the Year Joe Kinnear (Wimbledon)
Goal of the Season Rod Wallace (LEEDS UNITED vs. Tottenham Hotspur)

HAT-TRICK HEROES

Player Teams Score Date
Mick Quinn Arsenal vs. Coventry City 0-3 14th August 1993
Tony Cottee Everton vs. Sheffield United 4-2 21st August 1993
Kevin Campbell Arsenal vs. Ipswich Town 4-0 11th September 1993
Efan Ekoku (4 goals) Everton vs. Norwich City 1-5 25th September 1993
Alan Shearer Leeds United vs. Blackburn Rovers 3-3 23rd October 1993
Robbie Fowler Liverpool FC vs. Southampton 4-2 30th October 1993
Peter Beardsley Newcastle United vs. Wimbledon 4-0 30th October 1993
Bradley Allen Everton vs. Queens Park Rangers 0-3 20th November 1993
Andy Cole Newcastle United vs. Liverpool FC 3-0 21st November 1993
Kevin Campbell Swindon Town vs. Arsenal 0-4 27th December 1993
Tony Cottee Everton vs. Swindon Town 6-2 15th January 1994
Jan-Aage Fjortoft Swindon Town vs. Coventry City 3-1 5th February 1994
Dean Saunders Aston Villa vs. Swindon Town 5-0 12th February 1994
Matt Le Tissier Southampton vs. Liverpool FC 4-2 14th February 1994
Andy Cole Newcastle United vs. Coventry City 4-0 23rd February 1994
Ian Wright Ipswich Town vs. Arsenal 1-5 5th March 1994
Ian Wright Southampton vs. Arsenal 0-4 19th March 1994
Matt Le Tissier Norwich City vs. Southampton 4-5 9th April 1994
Dean Holdsworth Wimbledon vs. Oldham Athletic 3-0 26th April 1994

TOP SCORERS

Position Player Teams No of Goals
1 Andy Cole Newcastle United 34
2 Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers 31
3= Chris Sutton Norwich City 25
3= Matt Le Tissier Southampton 25
5 Ian Wright Arsenal 23
6 Peter Beardsley Newcastle United 21
7 Mark Bright Sheffield Wednesday 19
8 Eric Cantona Manchester United 18
9= Rod Wallace Leeds United 17
9= Dean Holdsworth Wimbledon 17
11 Les Ferdinand Queens Park Rangers 16
11= Tony Cottee Everton 16
13 Kevin Campbell Arsenal 14
13= Ian Rush Liverpool FC 14
13= Teddy Sheringham Tottenham Hotspur 14
16 Ryan Giggs Manchester United 13
16= Trevor Morley West Ham United 13
16= Mark Stein Chelsea 13
17= Mark Hughes Manchester United 12
17= Gordon Watson Sheffield Wednesday 12
17= Robbie Fowler Liverpool FC 12
17= Efan Ekoku Norwich City 12
17= Jan-Aage Fjortoft Swindon Town 12
24= Brian Deane Leeds United 11
24= John Fashanu Wimbledon 11

BIGGEST VICTORIES

Newcastle United 7-1 Swindon Town 12th March 1994
Manchester United 5-0 Sheffield Wednesday 16th March 1994
Swindon Town 0-5 Leeds United 7th May 1994
Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 West Ham United 18th December 1993
Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Ipswich Town 23rd April 1994
Swindon Town 0-5 Liverpool FC 22nd August 1993
Aston Villa 5-0 Swindon Town 12th February 1994
Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Oldham Athletic 18th September 1993
Everton 6-2 Swindon Town 15th January 1994
Newcastle United 5-1 Aston Villa 27th April 1994

HIGHEST SCORING GAMES

No of Goals Teams Date
9 Norwich City 4-5 Southampton 9th April 1994
8 Newcastle United 7-1 Swindon Town 12th March 1994
8 Everton 6-2 Swindon Town 15th January 1994
7 Oldham Athletic 2-5 Manchester United 29th December 1993
7 Norwich City 3-4 Queens Park Rangers 12th March 1994
7 Chelsea 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur 27th February 1994
6 Wimbledon 4-2 Newcastle United 12th February 1994
6 Newcastle United 5-1 Aston Villa 27th April 1994
6 Queens Park Rangers 5-1 Coventry City 23rd October 1993
6 Chelsea 4-2 Everton 3rd January 1994
6 Southampton 4-2 Liverpool FC 14th February 1994
6 Ipswich Town 1-5 Arsenal 5th March 1994
6 Everton 1-5 Norwich City 25th September 1993
6 Tottenham Hotspur 3-3 Liverpool FC 18th December 1993
6 Sheffield Wednesday 3-3 Swindon Town 29th December 1993
6 Liverpool FC 4-2 Southampton 30th October 1993
6 Liverpool FC 3-3 Manchester United 4th January 1994
6 Leeds United 3-3 Blackburn Rovers 23rd October 1993
6 Everton 4-2 Chelsea 5th February 1994
6 Sheffield Wednesday 3-3 Norwich City 1st September 1993

YOUNGEST PLAYERS USED

Player Teams Age at the time Date
David Beresford Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Oldham Athletic 17 years, 13 days 24th November 1993
Stephen Carr Ipswich Town 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur 17 years, 28 days 26th September 1993
Willie Boland Coventry City 1-1 West Ham United 18 years, 15 days 21st August 1993
Darren Eadie Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Norwich City 18 years, 3 months, 8 days 18th September 1993
Lee Briscoe Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday 18 years, 4 months, 6 days 5th February 1994
Neal Bartlett Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Southampton 18 years, 4 months, 14 days 21st August 1993
Andy Turner Newcastle United 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur 18 years, 4 months, 22 days 14th August 1993
Robbie Fowler Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool FC 18 years, 5 months, 16 days 25th September 1993
Chris Holland Newcastle United 2-0 Ipswich Town 18 years, 6 months, 11 days 22nd March 1994
Michael Duberry Chelsea 1-2 Coventry City 18 years, 6 months, 20 days 4th May 1994

OLDEST PLAYERS USED

Player Teams Age at the time Date
Trevor Francis Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Coventry City 39 years, 7 months, 1 day 20th November 1993
Kevin Moran Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Ipswich Town 38 years, 8 days 7th May 1994
Ray Wilkins Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Queens Park Rangers 37 years, 7 months, 23 days 7th May 1994
Peter Reid Southampton 3-1 Chelsea 37 years, 6 months, 7 days 27th December 1993
Bryan Robson Manchester United 0-0 Coventry City 37 years, 3 months, 27 days 8th May 1994
Gordon Strachan Swindon Town 0-5 Leeds United 37 years, 2 months, 28 days 7th May 1994
John Wark Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Ipswich Town 36 years, 9 months, 3 days 7th May 1994
Steve Ogrizovic Manchester United 0-0 Coventry City 36 years, 7 months, 26 days 8th May 1994
Mal Donaghy Chelsea 1-2 Coventry City 36 years, 7 months, 21 days 4th May 1994
Glenn Hoddle Chelsea 3-2 Sheffield United 36 years, 6 months, 10 days 7th May 1994

CLEAN SHEETS

Position Player Teams No of Clean Sheets
1 David Seaman Arsenal 20
2 Peter Schmeichel Manchester United 15
3 Ludek Miklosko West Ham United 14
4 Tim Flowers Southampton & Blackburn Rovers 13
5 Hans Segers Wimbledon 12
6= Steve Ogrizovic Coventry City 11
6= Dimitri Kharine Chelsea 11
6= Neville Southall Wimbledon 11
9= Mark Bosnich Aston Villa 10
9= Bryan Gunn Norwich City 10