THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

D1 RESULTS 26109126 October ~ Leeds United's defeat of Oldham, through an own goal by Brian Kilcline, put them top of Division One for the first time since their last League title in 1973-74. They then swapped places with Manchester United a few times until April when their rivals lost three games in a row. The last of these, a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool in the penultimate fixture, was decisive. Leeds' 3-2 win at Sheffield United on the same day made them the last Division One champions as the Premier League launched the following season.

Lee Chapman was Leeds' top scorer with 16 goals, five ahead of winger Rod Wallace. Eric Cantona made 15 appearances, the majority as a substitute, after signing from Nimes in February 1992. Howard Wilkinson's team included an international midfield quartet of Scots Gary McAllister and Gordon Strachan, Welshman Gary Speed and David Batty of England. Left-back Tony Dorigo and goalkeeper John Lukic were also England internationals. Sky TV's Chris Kamara made the last of his 20 appearances for the club in their match with Oldham.

This was the second time that Man Utd had been runners-up under Alex Ferguson, who became manager in 1986, although they had also finished in the bottom half twice. Ryan Giggs, who was about to turn 18, made 40 appearances. Brian McClair was their top scorer with 18, two of which had given his side a half-time lead at Hillsborough.

Wednesday, managed by Trevor Francis, came back to win that match through Nigel Jemson and David Hirst. The latter was also his side's top scorer (18). He won three England caps during the season but his international progress was to be halted by persistent injuries. Wednesday's third-place finish was their best since being runners-up in 1960-61.

West Ham dropped into the relegation places after a defeat at Neil Warnock's Notts County in late December and finished bottom. County were 21st, having endured a run of 15 matches without a win starting on New Year's Day. They also helped to relegate Luton who lost at Meadow Lane on the final day and finished two points behind fourth-bottom Coventry.

Ian Wright, who got one of Arsenal's goals in their win over Notts County, was the division's top scorer with 29, five of which were with his previous team, Crystal Palace. Gary Lineker of Spurs came second with 28, including one in his side's defeat at West Ham. There were only 18 foreign players in action with the 22 clubs this weekend, Liverpool having the most with four – Bruce Grobbelaar, Glenn Hysen, Jan Molby and Ronnie Rosenthal.

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Results & table from statto.com

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