1999–2000 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
1999–2000 season
Manager Adrian Heath (until 23 November)
Neil Warnock (from 2 December)
Stadium Bramall Lane
Football League First Division 16th
FA Cup Fourth round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Bent (15)
All: Bent (16)
Average home league attendance 13,718

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Sheffield United competed in the English First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Steve Bruce resigned from his post as Sheffield United manager after just one season in charge, mentioning chaos in the club's boardroom meetings and a lack of transfer funds. Adrian Heath replaced him as boss but resigned after six months and long-time Sheffield United supporter Neil Warnock took over the reins and prevented a threat of relegation, securing a 16th place finish. During the season, striker Lee Morris was sold to Derby County for a club record transfer of £3m.

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 71 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]

Sheffield United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Portsmouth A 0–2 17,667
14 August 1999 Walsall H 1–1 12,581 Murphy
21 August 1999 Manchester City A 0–6 30,110
28 August 1999 Ipswich Town H 2–2 12,455 Smith, Marcelo
30 August 1999 Tranmere Rovers A 3–1 5,436 Devlin (2), Smith
4 September 1999 Crystal Palace H 3–1 11,886 Marcelo (2), Ford
18 September 1999 Charlton Athletic H 1–2 13,216 Kachura
25 September 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3–0 14,163 Smith (2), Devlin
2 October 1999 Huddersfield Town A 1–4 14,238 Murphy
9 October 1999 Crewe Alexandra A 0–1 5,304
16 October 1999 Nottingham Forest H 2–1 15,687 Smith (2)
19 October 1999 Norwich City H 0–0 11,907
23 October 1999 Swindon Town A 2–2 5,504 Smith (2)
26 October 1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0–1 24,402
30 October 1999 Huddersfield Town H 0–1 14,928
6 November 1999 Barnsley A 0–2 16,301
14 November 1999 Bolton Wanderers H 1–2 10,013 Bent
20 November 1999 Stockport County A 1–1 6,614 Bent
23 November 1999 Port Vale H 1–3 8,965 Sandford
27 November 1999 West Bromwich Albion A 2–2 12,278 Smith, Ribeiro
30 November 1999 Queens Park Rangers A 1–3 9,922 Devlin
4 December 1999 Portsmouth H 1–0 10,834 Devlin
19 December 1999 Blackburn Rovers H 2–1 10,437 Bent (2)
26 December 1999 Birmingham City A 2–0 22,874 Devlin, Smith
28 December 1999 Fulham H 2–0 17,375 Devlin, Bent
3 January 2000 Grimsby Town A 2–2 7,618 Bent, Hall
15 January 2000 Walsall A 1–2 6,222 Devlin
22 January 2000 Manchester City H 1–0 23,862 Brown
29 January 2000 Ipswich Town A 1–1 17,350 Bent
5 February 2000 Tranmere Rovers H 3–1 14,219 Devlin, Bent, Ford
12 February 2000 Crystal Palace A 1–1 14,877 Bent
19 February 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 6–0 14,519 Bent (3), Devlin, Notman, Brown
26 February 2000 Charlton Athletic A 0–1 19,249
5 March 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 11,554 Notman
7 March 2000 Barnsley H 3–3 22,376 Notman, Brown, Bent
11 March 2000 Port Vale A 3–2 5,484 Bent, Woodhouse, D'Jaffo
18 March 2000 Stockport County H 1–0 14,907 Woodhouse
21 March 2000 Bolton Wanderers A 0–2 11,891
25 March 2000 Birmingham City H 1–2 15,486 Bent
1 April 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 0–5 17,769
8 April 2000 Grimsby Town H 0–0 11,612
15 April 2000 Fulham A 0–4 12,197
22 April 2000 Nottingham Forest A 0–0 17,172
24 April 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 1–1 9,923 Woodhouse
28 April 2000 Norwich City A 1–2 16,921 Devlin (pen)
7 May 2000 Swindon Town H 2–2 12,603 Quinn, Burley

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 12 December 1999 Rushden & Diamonds H 1–1 10,104 Bent
R3R 21 December 1999 Rushden & Diamonds A 1–1 (won 6–5 on pens) 6,010 Derry
R4 8 January 2000 Newcastle United A 1–4 36,220 Smith

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 10 August 1999 Shrewsbury Town H 3–0 6,419 Kachura, Smith (2)
R1 2nd Leg 24 August 1999 Shrewsbury Town A 3–0 (won 6–0 on agg) 1,723 Marcelo (2), Smith
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Preston North End H 2–0 5,350 Smith, Kachura
R2 2nd Leg 21 September 1999 Preston North End A 0–3 (lost 2–3 on agg) 5,658

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
3 England DF Wayne Quinn
4 England DF Lee Sandford
5 England DF Robert Kozluk
6 England MF Jonathan Hunt
7 Australia DF Shaun Murphy
8 England MF Curtis Woodhouse
9 England FW Marcus Bent
10 England MF Paul Devlin
11 England MF Bobby Ford
12 France FW Laurent D'Jaffo
13 England GK Simon Tracey
14 England GK Matt Duke
15 England MF Ian Hamilton
16 Belgium MF Axel Smeets
18 Belgium DF Davy Gysbrechts
19 England DF Andy Woodward
No. Position Player
20 England MF Stuart Wilson (on loan from Leicester City)
21 England DF Jon O'Connor
23 England MF Kevin Davies
25 England DF Ben Doane
26 England FW Paul Macari
27 England MF Adam Burley
28 England FW Paul Burke
29 England DF Mark Camm
30 England DF Craig McAughtrie
31 England DF Matt Mosley
33 Northern Ireland FW Andy Smith
35 Portugal MF Bruno Ribeiro
37 England MF Michael Brown
38 Scotland FW Alex Notman (on loan from Manchester United)
40 England DF Phil Jagielka

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
1 England GK Aidan Davison
2 England MF Shaun Derry
9 Brazil FW Marcelo
12 England MF Lee Morris
12 Republic of Ireland MF Brian Launders
19 England DF Martin Smith
20 England DF Nicky Marker
No. Position Player
20 England DF Sagi Burton
22 England MF Jon Cullen
22 Belarus FW Pyotr Kachura
24 England MF Dane Whitehouse
32 England GK Leigh Walker
34 England DF Jody Craddock (on loan from Sunderland)
36 England MF Paul Hall (on loan from Coventry City)

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