1978–79 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1978–79 season
ChairmanDennis Sharp
ManagerJock Wallace
Second Division17th
FA CupFourth round
League CupSecond round
Top goalscorerChristie (8)
Average home league attendance14,187

During the 1978–79 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League Second Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1978–79 season, Jock Wallace left Rangers to become Leicester's new boss following the Foxes' relegation from the First Division. It was a disappointing season for the Foxes but were not helped by lack of finances to sign quality players but the only positive from the season was that Wallace had to use youth policy and play some youngsters and it brought some success in results. Despite that they finished the season in 17th place.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
15 Wrexham 42 12 14 16 45 42 +3 38 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1979–80 First round[a]
16 Bristol Rovers 42 14 10 18 48 60 −12 38
17 Leicester City 42 10 17 15 43 52 −9 37
18 Luton Town 42 13 10 19 60 57 +3 36
19 Charlton Athletic 42 11 13 18 60 69 −9 35
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Wrexham were runners-up in the Welsh Cup final, and since winners Shrewsbury Town are an English club, Wrexham were awarded the right to participate in the European Cup Winners' Cup.
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 10 17 15 43 52  −9 37 7 8 6 28 23  +5 3 9 9 15 29  −14

Source: 1978–79 Football League Second Division table

Results by round
Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142
GroundAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHHAHAHHAAHHAAHAAHA
ResultDLDDLDWWLLLDWWDDLDLDDWDLWWLLDWWDLDLLLDWLDD
Position81516161919141113171818161516151714181818161617161114161614121212131315151412151517
Source: 11v11.com: 1978–79 Leicester City results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results[edit]

Leicester City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 1978 Burnley A 2–2 12,048 Hughes, Christie (pen)
23 August 1978 Sheffield United H 0–1 19,381
26 August 1978 Cambridge United H 1–1 14,148 Christie
2 September 1978 Wrexham A 0–0 12,785
9 September 1978 Notts County H 0–1 14,485
16 September 1978 Blackburn Rovers A 1–1 7,908 Weller
23 September 1978 Brighton & Hove Albion H 4–1 14,307 Christie, Hughes (2, 1 pen), Weller
30 September 1978 Orient A 1–0 5,430 Christie
7 October 1978 Newcastle United A 0–1 25,731
14 October 1978 Charlton Athletic H 0–3 15,960
21 October 1978 Cardiff City A 0–1 8,791
28 October 1978 Bristol Rovers H 0–0 12,498
4 November 1978 Luton Town A 1–0 10,608 Christie
11 November 1978 Burnley H 2–1 12,842 Weller, Christie
18 November 1978 Cambridge United A 1–1 8,875 Henderson
22 November 1978 Wrexham H 1–1 14,734 Christie
25 November 1978 West Ham United H 1–2 16,149 Christie
2 December 1978 Stoke City A 0–0 15,950
16 December 1978 Crystal Palace A 1–3 17,330 May
23 December 1978 Preston North End H 1–1 10,481 Davies
26 December 1978 Sunderland A 1–1 24,544 Henderson
1 January 1979 Oldham Athletic H 2–0 12,757 Buchanan, Smith
20 January 1979 Blackburn Rovers H 1–1 13,234 May
3 February 1979 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1–3 19,973 Davies
10 February 1979 Orient H 5–3 12,050 Smith, Buchanan, May, Williams, Goodwin
17 February 1979 Newcastle United H 2–1 15,106 Peake, Buchanan
24 February 1979 Charlton Athletic A 0–1 7,936
3 March 1979 Cardiff City H 1–2 12,820 Grewcock
10 March 1979 Bristol Rovers A 1–1 6,381 Smith (pen)
21 March 1979 Fulham H 1–0 10,396 Buchanan
28 March 1979 Luton Town H 3–0 10,465 May, Smith, Williams
31 March 1979 West Ham United A 1–1 23,992 Henderson
4 April 1979 Millwall A 0–2 4,758
7 April 1979 Stoke City H 1–1 17,502 Buchanan
14 April 1979 Sunderland H 1–2 20,740 Henderson
16 April 1979 Oldham Athletic A 1–2 7,179 Smith
17 April 1979 Preston North End A 0–4 10,394
20 April 1979 Crystal Palace H 1–1 16,767 Smith
24 April 1979 Notts County A 1–0 8,702 Lineker
28 April 1979 Fulham A 0–3 7,002
5 May 1979 Millwall H 0–0 12,828
8 May 1979 Sheffield United A 2–2 15,178 Peake, Duffy

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 1979 Norwich City H 3–0 19,680 May, Weller, Henderson
R4 26 February 1979 Oldham Athletic A 1–3 11,972 Henderson

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 30 August 1978 Derby County H 0–1 18,827

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
- England GK Mark Wallington
- England GK Steve Humphries
- England GK Sean Rafter
- Scotland DF Tommy Williams
- England DF Steve Whitworth
- England DF Larry May
- England MF George Armstrong
- Scotland MF Eddie Kelly
- England MF Keith Weller
- England FW Trevor Christie
- Scotland FW Martin Henderson
- Scotland DF Bobby Smith
- England DF Dennis Rofe
- England MF John Ridley
- Scotland FW Billy Hughes
- England MF Steve Kember
- England DF Steve Sims
- England FW Roger Davies
No. Position Player
- England MF Andy Peake
- England MF Mark Goodwin
- Scotland MF Alan Lee
- Northern Ireland DF John O'Neill
- Scotland DF Peter Welsh
- England FW Gary Lineker
- England MF Mick Duffy
- England MF Winston White
- England DF David Webb
- England MF Kevin Reed
- England FW David Buchanan
- England MF Neil Grewcock
- Antigua and Barbuda DF Everton Carr
- England FW John Allen
- England DF Bob Atkins
- Scotland FW John Stalker
- England DF Mark Warburton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leicester City results for the 1978-1979 season - Statto.com". web.archive.org. 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ "All Leicester City players: 1979". www.11v11.com.