1999–2000 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City
1999–2000 season
Chairman David Bernstein
Manager Joe Royle
Stadium Maine Road
Football League First Division 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup Fourth round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Goater (23)
All: Goater (29)
Highest home attendance 33,027 vs. Blackburn Rovers (23 October 1999)
Lowest home attendance 30,057 vs. Fulham (16 January 2000)
Average home league attendance 32,088

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Manchester City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

After gaining promotion to the First Division following a thrilling play-off final against Gillingham, Manchester City won a second successive promotion, coming second in the First Division behind Charlton Athletic, to return to the top flight of English football after a five year absence.

Team kit[edit]

The team kit was produced by Le Coq Sportif and the shirt sponsor was Eidos.

Home
Away
Third

Final league table[edit]

!Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1. Charlton Athletic 46 27 10 9 79 45 91
2. Manchester City 46 26 11 9 78 40 89
3. Ipswich Town 46 25 12 9 71 42 87
4. Barnsley 46 24 10 12 88 67 82
5. Birmingham City 46 22 11 13 65 44 77
6. Bolton Wanderers 46 21 13 12 69 50 76
7. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 21 11 14 64 48 74
8. Huddersfield Town 46 21 11 14 62 49 74
9. Fulham 46 17 16 13 49 41 67
10. Queens Park Rangers 46 16 18 12 62 53 66
11. Blackburn Rovers 46 15 17 14 55 51 62
12. Norwich City 46 14 15 17 45 50 57
13. Tranmere Rovers 46 15 12 19 57 68 57
14. Nottingham Forest 46 14 14 18 53 55 56
15. Crystal Palace 46 13 15 18 57 67 54
16. Sheffield United 46 13 15 18 59 66 54
17. Stockport County 46 13 15 18 55 67 54
18. Portsmouth 46 13 12 21 55 66 51
19. Crewe Alexandra 46 14 9 23 46 67 51
20. Grimsby Town 46 13 12 21 41 67 51
21. West Bromwich Albion 46 10 19 17 43 60 49
22. Walsall 46 11 13 22 52 77 46
23. Port Vale 46 7 15 24 48 69 36
24. Swindon Town 46 8 12 26 38 77 36

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Manchester City's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
8 August 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-1 31,755
14 August 1999 Fulham A 0-0 16,754
21 August 1999 Sheffield United H 6-0 30,110 Horlock (2 pens), Kennedy, Goater, Dickov, G Taylor
28 August 1999 Bolton Wanderers A 1-0 21,671 Kennedy
30 August 1999 Nottingham Forest H 1-0 31,857 Goater
11 September 1999 Crystal Palace H 2-1 31,541 Jobson, G Taylor
18 September 1999 Walsall A 1-0 7,260 Goater
26 September 1999 Ipswich Town A 1-2 19,406 Goater
28 September 1999 Norwich City A 0-1 15,130
2 October 1999 Port Vale H 2-1 31,608 Bishop (2)
16 October 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 1-1 13,208 Horlock (pen)
19 October 1999 Birmingham City A 1-0 22,126 Jobson
23 October 1999 Blackburn Rovers H 2-0 33,027 Edghill, Whitley
27 October 1999 Ipswich Town H 1-0 32,799 Horlock
30 October 1999 Port Vale A 2-1 10,250 Snijders (own goal), Granville
3 November 1999 Portsmouth H 4-2 31,660 Whitley, G Taylor (2), Pollock
6 November 1999 Queens Park Rangers A 1-1 19,002 Horlock
20 November 1999 Charlton Athletic A 1-0 20,043 Goater
24 November 1999 Barnsley H 3-1 32,692 G Taylor, Goater, Horlock
27 November 1999 Huddersfield Town H 0-1 32,936
3 December 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-4 21,635 Goater
7 December 1999 Stockport County H 1-2 32,686 Wiekens
18 December 1999 Swindon Town H 3-0 31,751 Pollock, R Taylor, Goater
26 December 1999 West Bromwich Albion A 2-0 19,589 Granville, Goater
28 December 1999 Grimsby Town H 2-1 32,607 Horlock (2)
3 January 2000 Crewe Alexandra A 1-1 10,066 Crooks
16 January 2000 Fulham H 4-0 30,057 Goater (3), Horlock (pen)
22 January 2000 Sheffield United A 0-1 23,862
5 February 2000 Nottingham Forest A 3-1 25,846 R Taylor, Goater (2)
12 February 2000 Norwich City H 3-1 32,681 Goater, Kennedy (2)
18 February 2000 Huddersfield Town A 1-1 18,173 Goater
26 February 2000 Walsall H 1-1 32,438 Goater
4 March 2000 Crystal Palace A 1-1 21,052 R Taylor
8 March 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 1-3 31,353 Whitley
11 March 2000 Barnsley A 1-2 22,650 Goater
19 March 2000 Charlton Athletic H 1-1 32,139 Goater
21 March 2000 Stockport County A 2-2 11,212 Pollock, Jobson
25 March 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 2-1 32,072 Kennedy, Goater
1 April 2000 Swindon Town A 2-0 12,397 Goater, Kennedy
5 April 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 2-0 32,927 Horlock, Dickov
8 April 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 4-0 32,433 Prior, Dickov (2), Kennedy
15 April 2000 Grimsby Town A 1-1 8,166 Prior
22 April 2000 Tranmere Rovers H 2-0 32,842 Goater, Whitley
24 April 2000 Portsmouth A 2-2 19,015 Prior, R Taylor
28 April 2000 Birmingham City H 1-0 32,062 R Taylor
7 May 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 4-1 29,913 Goater, Dailly (own goal), Kennedy, Dickov

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 12 December 1999 Chester City A 4-1 5,469 Goater (2), Bishop, Doughty (own goal)
R4 9 January 2000 Leeds United H 2-5 29,240 Goater, Bishop

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 11 August 1999 Burnley H 5-0 11,074 Goater, Kennedy (2), Horlock (pen), G Taylor
R1 2nd Leg 24 August 1999 Burnley A 1-0 (won 6-0 on agg) 3,647 Cooke
R2 1st Leg 15 September 1999 Southampton H 0-0 17,476
R2 2nd Leg 21 September 1999 Southampton A 3-4 (lost 3-4 on agg) 10,960 Dickov, Goater (2)

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Nicky Weaver
2 England DF Lee Crooks
3 England DF Richard Edghill
4 Netherlands DF Gerard Wiekens
5 Scotland DF Andy Morrison
6 Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock
7 England DF Spencer Prior
8 England MF Ian Bishop
9 Scotland FW Paul Dickov
10 Bermuda FW Shaun Goater
11 England MF Terry Cooke
12 Australia FW Danny Allsopp
13 Northern Ireland GK Tommy Wright
14 Wales FW Gareth Taylor
15 England FW Craig Russell
16 England MF Jamie Pollock
17 Northern Ireland MF Jim Whitley
18 Northern Ireland MF Jeff Whitley
No. Position Player
19 Australia MF Danny Tiatto
20 Scotland MF Gary Mason
22 England DF Nick Fenton
24 Scotland FW Lee Peacock
25 England DF Richard Jobson
26 Northern Ireland GK Richard McKinney
27 Republic of Ireland DF Shaun Holmes
28 England MF Tony Grant
29 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
30 England GK Steven Hodgson
31 England MF David Laycock
32 England MF Leon Mike
33 New Zealand FW Chris Killen
34 Republic of Ireland DF Mark Kennedy
35 England FW Lee Mills (on loan from Bradford City)
36 England DF Danny Granville
37 England FW Robert Taylor

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
7 England MF Michael Brown (to Sheffield United)
21 England DF Tony Vaughan (to Nottingham Forest)
23 Georgia (country) DF Kakhaber Tskhadadze (released)
No. Position Player
24 Georgia (country) DF Murtaz Shelia (released)
28 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Reilly (to Halifax Town)
35 England FW Chris Greenacre (to Mansfield Town)

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