Premier League’s lowest ever attendance saw just 3,000 people turn up to watch

The Premier League's lowest ever attendance saw just 3,000 people watch a game between Wimbledon and Everton.

A crowd consisting of 3,039 fans were in the stands to watch the match at Selhurst Park, with the Dons playing at Crystal Palace's home as part of a ground share between 1991 and 2003. The ground share saw Wimbledon's attendances take a hit, with the match against Everton one of three to draw in a crowd of less than 4,000 during the 1992/93 season.

The lowest crowd in Premier League history were treated to a clash between two mid-table sides on January 26, 1993.

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Two goals from Tony Cottee and another from Ian Snodin saw the Toffees run out 3-1 winners on the night, with 1,500 of their supporters making the trip to London for the match.

Snodin later recalled the atmosphere and was quoted by the Liverpool Echo in 2015 explaining: “After I scored I remember running off to my right to celebrate with the supporters and I did a full lap of the pitch before I actually got to any fans!

“Thankfully about 1,500 Evertonians had made the trip south to follow their side. You can see from the pictures of that night that the away end was quite well populated, but in the home end you could pretty much choose where you wanted to stand!

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“It was an eerie atmosphere inside the ground and heaven knows how bad it would have felt if so many Blues fans hadn’t made the long trip south.”

A month later, 3,979 fans saw Wimbledon beat Sheffield United at home, meanwhile, just 3,759 were in attendance for their opening home match of the season, a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town.

Then manager Joe Kinnear also commented on the impact of the low crowds, admitting: “I’m not going to give the lads a hard time, what they need is an arm around them and a kiss and to bring them all back for Coventry on Saturday.”


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