1999–2000 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
1999–2000 season
Chairman Rupert Lowe
Manager Dave Jones (until January)
Glenn Hoddle (from January)
Stadium The Dell
FA Premier League 15th
FA Cup Fourth round proper
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer Marian Pahars (13)
Highest home attendance 15,257 vs. West Ham United (5 February 2000)
Lowest home attendance 14,208 vs. Derby County (4 October 1999)
Average home league attendance 15,132

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Southampton Football Club competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Manager Dave Jones was given leave from his duties in January to concentrate on clearing his name in connection with child abuse charges, and former England boss Glenn Hoddle was appointed on a temporary basis. Hoddle did well to keep the Saints clear of relegation, and safety was achieved with a 15th place finish and a respectable 44 points. As the new season approached, it was still unclear as to whether Jones would ever return to the club.

Matt Le Tissier scored a modest six goals during the season, but that was sufficient to bring his total number of Premier League goals to 100, making him the first midfielder to reach this milestone.[citation needed] Le Tissier reached the milestone in Southampton's 2–1 defeat to Sunderland on 1 April 2000 with a goal from the penalty spot.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester United 38 28 7 3 97 45  +52 91
2 Arsenal 38 22 7 9 73 43  +30 73
3 Leeds United 38 21 6 11 58 43  +15 69
4 Liverpool 38 19 10 9 51 30  +21 67
5 Chelsea 38 18 11 9 53 34  +19 65
6 Aston Villa 38 15 13 10 46 35  +11 58
7 Sunderland 38 16 10 12 57 56  +1 58
8 Leicester City 38 16 7 15 55 55  0 55
9 West Ham United 38 15 10 13 52 53  −1 55
10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 15 8 15 57 49  +8 53
11 Newcastle United 38 14 10 14 63 54  +9 52
12 Middlesbrough 38 14 10 14 46 52  −6 52
13 Everton 38 12 4 12 59 49  +10 50
14 Coventry City 38 12 8 18 47 54  −7 44
15 Southampton 38 12 8 18 45 62  −17 44
16 Derby County 38 9 11 18 44 57  −13 38
17 Bradford City 38 9 9 20 38 68  −30 36
18 Wimbledon 38 7 12 19 46 74  −28 33
19 Sheffield Wednesday 38 8 7 23 38 70  −32 31
20 Watford 38 6 6 26 35 77  −42 24
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division One

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

Results[edit]

Southampton's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Coventry City A 1–0 19,915 Østenstad
11 August 1999 Leeds United H 0–3 15,206
15 August 1999 Newcastle United H 4–2 15,013 Kachloul (2), Pahars, Hughes
21 August 1999 Everton A 1–4 31,755 Pahars
28 August 1999 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–0 14,815 Kachloul, Oakley
11 September 1999 Middlesbrough A 2–3 32,165 Kachloul, Pahars
18 September 1999 Arsenal H 0–1 15,242
25 September 1999 Manchester United A 3–3 55,249 Pahars, Le Tissier (2)
4 October 1999 Derby County H 3–3 14,208 Pahars, Oakley, Ripley
16 October 1999 Leicester City A 1–2 19,556 Pahars
23 October 1999 Liverpool H 1–1 15,241 Soltvedt
30 October 1999 Wimbledon A 1–1 15,754 Pahars
6 November 1999 Aston Villa A 1–0 26,474 Richards
20 November 1999 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–1 15,248
28 November 1999 Leeds United A 0–1 39,288
4 December 1999 Coventry City H 0–0 15,168
18 December 1999 Sunderland A 0–2 40,860
26 December 1999 Chelsea H 1–2 15,232 Davies
28 December 1999 Watford A 2–3 18,459 Boa Morte, Davies
3 January 2000 Bradford City H 1–0 15,027 Davies
16 January 2000 Newcastle United A 0–5 35,623
22 January 2000 Everton H 2–0 15,232 Tessem, Oakley
5 February 2000 West Ham United H 2–1 15,257 Pahars, Charles (own goal)
12 February 2000 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–0 23,470 Tessem
26 February 2000 Arsenal A 1–3 38,044 Richards
4 March 2000 Middlesbrough H 1–1 15,223 Pahars
8 March 2000 West Ham United A 0–2 23,484
11 March 2000 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–7 36,024 Tessem, Khalej
18 March 2000 Aston Villa H 2–0 15,218 Davies (2)
25 March 2000 Chelsea A 1–1 34,956 Tessem
1 April 2000 Sunderland H 1–2 15,245 Le Tissier (pen)
8 April 2000 Bradford City A 2–1 17,439 Windass (own goal), Pahars
15 April 2000 Watford H 2–0 15,252 Davies, Pahars
22 April 2000 Manchester United H 1–3 15,245 Pahars
24 April 2000 Derby County A 0–2 29,403
29 April 2000 Leicester City H 1–2 15,178 Kachloul
7 May 2000 Liverpool A 0–0 44,015
14 May 2000 Wimbledon H 2–0 15,249 Bridge, Pahars

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 13 December 1999 Ipswich Town A 1–0 14,383 Richards
R4 8 January 2000 Aston Villa A 0–1 25,025

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 15 September 1999 Manchester City A 0–0 17,476
R2 2nd Leg 21 September 1999 Manchester City H 4–3 (4-3 on agg) 10,960 Dodd (pen), Oakley (2), Richards
R3 13 October 1999 Liverpool H 2–1 13,822 Richards, Soltvedt
R4 1 December 1999 Aston Villa A 0–4 17,608

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Paul Jones
2 England DF Jason Dodd
3 England DF John Beresford
4 England MF Chris Marsden
5 Norway DF Claus Lundekvam
6 England DF Dean Richards
7 England MF Matt Le Tissier (captain)
8 England MF Matt Oakley
10 England FW Kevin Davies
11 England DF David Howells
12 England DF Richard Dryden
13 England GK Neil Moss
14 England MF Stuart Ripley
15 England DF Francis Benali
16 England FW James Beattie
17 Latvia FW Marian Pahars
18 England DF Wayne Bridge
No. Position Player
19 Portugal MF Dani Rodrigues
20 England GK Scott Bevan
21 Norway FW Jo Tessem
22 Wales MF David Hughes
24 France DF Patrick Colleter
25 England DF Garry Monk
26 Latvia MF Imants Bleidelis
27 Morocco DF Tahar El Khalej
28 England MF Kevin Gibbens
30 Morocco MF Hassan Kachloul
31 England FW Shayne Bradley
32 Norway MF Trond Egil Soltvedt
33 England MF Adam Sims
34 Portugal DF Bruno Leal
35 Portugal FW Luis Boa Morte
37 England DF Phil Warner

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
9 Wales FW Mark Hughes (to Everton)
10 Norway FW Egil Østenstad (to Blackburn Rovers)
21 Wales MF Andy Williams (to Swindon Town)
23 England DF Scott Hiley (to Portsmouth)
26 Scotland DF Scott Marshall (to Brentford)
No. Position Player
27 England FW David Hirst (retired)
29 Portugal MF Marco Almeida (on loan from Sporting CP)
36 England DF Chris Collins (to Stevenage Borough)
England DF Stephen Jenkins (to Brentford)

References[edit]