2000–01 Crewe Alexandra F.C. season

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Crewe Alexandra
2000–01 season
Chairman John Bowler
Manager Dario Gradi
Stadium Alexandra Stadium
First Division 14th
FA Cup Fourth round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer Hulse (11)
Average home league attendance 9,293

During the 2000–01 English football season, Crewe Alexandra F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

A terrible first half of the 2000–01 season saw Crewe bottom at Christmas. Then with the emergence of Rob Hulse and Dean Ashton, Crewe went on a fantastic run, winning nine of their remaining matches to starve off relegation to finish 14th. A 3-1 defeat by Preston on 28 April finally saw the Alex beaten at home after an unbeaten run of nine in the league.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Fulham 46 30 11 5 90 32  +58 101
2. Blackburn Rovers 46 26 13 7 76 39  +37 91
3. Bolton Wanderers 46 24 15 7 76 45  +31 87
4. Preston North End 46 23 9 14 64 52  +12 78
5. Birmingham City 46 23 9 14 59 48  +11 78
6. West Bromwich Albion 46 21 11 14 60 52  +8 74
7. Burnley 46 21 9 16 50 54  -4 72
8. Wimbledon 46 17 18 11 71 50  +21 69
9. Watford 46 20 9 17 76 67  +9 69
10. Sheffield United 46 19 11 16 52 49  +3 68
11. Nottingham Forest 46 20 8 18 55 53  +2 68
12. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 14 13 19 45 48  -3 55
13. Gillingham 46 13 16 17 61 66  -5 55
14. Crewe Alexandra 46 15 10 21 47 62  -15 55
15. Norwich City 46 14 12 20 46 58  -12 54
16. Barnsley 46 15 9 22 49 62  -13 54
17. Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 8 23 52 71  -19 53
18. Grimsby Town 46 14 10 22 43 62  -19 52
19. Stockport County 46 11 18 17 58 65  -7 51
20. Portsmouth 46 10 19 17 47 59  -12 49
21. Crystal Palace 46 12 13 21 57 70  -13 49
22. Huddersfield Town 46 11 15 20 48 57  -9 48
23. Queens Park Rangers 46 7 19 20 45 75  -30 40
24. Tranmere Rovers 46 9 11 26 46 77  -31 38
Key
Promoted to the Premier League
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division 2

Results[edit]

Crewe Alexandra's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Fulham A 0-2 11,157
19 August 2000 Blackburn Rovers H 0-0 7,500
26 August 2000 Queens Park Rangers A 0-1 9,415
29 August 2000 Grimsby Town H 2-0 5,305 Rivers, Jack
9 September 2000 Norwich City H 0-0 5,955
12 September 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 0-1 6,222
16 September 2000 Watford A 0-3 13,784
23 September 2000 Barnsley H 2-2 5,738 Hulse, Jack
30 September 2000 Tranmere Rovers A 3-1 8,162 Hulse (2), Little
8 October 2000 Birmingham City H 0-2 6,829
14 October 2000 Sheffield United A 0-1 12,921
17 October 2000 Portsmouth A 1-2 14,621 Smith (pen)
21 October 2000 Wimbledon H 0-4 5,469
24 October 2000 Huddersfield Town H 1-0 5,215 Cramb
28 October 2000 Gillingham A 1-0 8,347 Little
31 October 2000 Burnley A 0-1 13,189
4 November 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2-0 7,147 Cramb (2)
10 November 2000 Preston North End A 1-2 12,632 Rivers
18 November 2000 Stockport County H 1-2 6,099 Hulse
25 November 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-0 7,103 Rivers
2 December 2000 Huddersfield Town A 1-3 10,603 Cramb
9 December 2000 Bolton Wanderers A 1-4 12,836 Sorvel
16 December 2000 Crystal Palace H 1-1 5,752 Little
23 December 2000 Fulham H 1-2 6,935 Rivers
26 December 2000 Nottingham Forest A 0-1 20,903
30 December 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 0-1 18,554
13 January 2001 Grimsby Town A 3-1 4,495 Hulse (2), Rivers
3 February 2001 Burnley H 4-2 6,994 Street, Smith (2 pens), Ashton
10 February 2001 Norwich City A 1-1 15,164 Jack
17 February 2001 Watford H 2-0 6,757 Jack, Ashton
20 February 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 2-2 15,476 Ashton, Hulse
24 February 2001 Barnsley A 0-3 13,175
3 March 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 3-1 7,157 Macauley, Hulse, Little
6 March 2001 Sheffield United H 1-0 6,909 Lunt
10 March 2001 Birmingham City A 0-2 28,042
13 March 2001 Nottingham Forest H 1-0 7,916 Rivers
17 March 2001 Portsmouth H 1-0 6,182 Ashton
31 March 2001 Crystal Palace A 0-1 20,872
10 April 2001 Queens Park Rangers H 2-2 6,354 Ashton, Smith
14 April 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-0 20,364
16 April 2001 Gillingham H 2-1 7,051 Navarro, Ashton
18 April 2001 Bolton Wanderers H 2-1 8,054 Hulse, Ashton
21 April 2001 Stockport County A 0-3 7,163
24 April 2001 Wimbledon A 3-3 5,468 Rivers, Hulse, Ashton
28 April 2001 Preston North End H 1-3 9,415 Hulse
6 May 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-0 28,007

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Cardiff City A 1-1 13,403 Bowen (own goal)
R3R 16 January 2001 Cardiff City H 2-1 5,785 Smith (pen), Rivers
R4 27 January 2001 Stockport County H 0-1 7,318

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Bury H 2-2 3,199 Foster, Rivers
R1 2nd Leg 5 September 2000 Bury A 2-1 (won 4-3 on agg) 2,106 Rivers, Little
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Barnsley A 0-4 5,005
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Barnsley H 0-3 (lost 0-7 on agg) 1,775

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Jason Kearton
2 England DF David Wright
3 England DF Shaun Smith
4 England MF Kenny Lunt
5 England DF Dave Walton
6 England DF Steve Macauley
7 England MF Colin Little
8 England MF Phil Charnock
9 England FW Paul Tait
10 England MF Mark Rivers
11 Jamaica FW Rodney Jack
12 Nigeria DF Efetobore Sodje
13 Trinidad and Tobago GK Clayton Ince
14 England FW Kevin Street
16 England FW Rob Hulse
17 England MF Neil Sorvel
18 England DF Anthony Charles
19 England MF Chris Lightfoot
No. Position Player
20 England FW Peter Smith
21 England MF Jamie Collins
22 England DF Stephen Foster
23 England MF Phil Trainer
24 England GK Kevin Welsby
25 England DF Richard Walker
26 England FW John Grant
27 England DF Gareth Liddle
28 England DF Chris McCready
29 England DF Dean Howell
30 England FW Colin Cramb
31 Nigeria GK Ademola Bankole
32 Wales MF David Vaughan
35 England MF Alan Navarro (on loan from Liverpool)
36 England FW Dean Ashton
37 Republic of Ireland DF Jim Gannon
38 England MF Ben Rix

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
34 England MF Chris Lumsdon (on loan from Sunderland)
No. Position Player
35 Republic of Ireland DF Alan Maybury (on loan from Leeds United)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crewe 1-3 Preston". BBC Sport. 28 April 2001. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/crewe-alexandra/2000-2001