2000–01 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
2000–01 season
Chairman Scotland Philip Carter
Manager Scotland Walter Smith
Premier League 16th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Kevin Campbell (9)
All:
Kevin Campbell (9)
Highest home attendance 40,260 (vs. Liverpool, 16 April)
Lowest home attendance 24,491 (vs. Southampton, 14 October)
Average home league attendance 33,945

During the 2000–01 English football season, Everton competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

The 2000-01 season saw a major step back for Everton and the club once again fell into a relegation battle, not helped by long-term injuries to several key players.

In March 2000 American cable television provider NTL approached the club with a view to purchasing a 9.9% stake in the club. Everton expected to announce a deal before the beginning of the 2000-01 season,[1] but by October 2000 any chance of an agreement had disappeared leaving Everton with financial difficulties and forced to sell first team players, including Youth Academy products Francis Jeffers and Michael Ball, to balance the books - the board had already spent £18.4 million on purchasing new players including bringing back Duncan Ferguson, on the basis that an agreement was in place.[2] Around the same time Paul Gregg had been negotiating a deal with United News and Media but this never came to completion.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Manchester United 38 24 8 6 79 31  +48 80
2. Arsenal 38 20 10 8 63 38  +25 70
3. Liverpool 38 20 9 9 71 39  +32 69
4. Leeds United 38 20 8 10 64 43  +21 68
5. Ipswich Town 38 20 6 12 57 42  +15 66
6. Chelsea 38 17 10 11 68 45  +23 61
7. Sunderland 38 15 12 11 46 41  +5 57
8. Aston Villa 38 13 15 10 46 43  +3 54
9. Charlton Athletic 38 14 10 14 50 57  -7 52
10. Southampton 38 14 10 14 40 48  -8 52
11. Newcastle United 38 14 9 15 44 50  -6 51
12. Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 10 15 47 54  -7 49
13. Leicester City 38 14 6 18 39 51  -12 48
14. Middlesbrough 38 9 15 14 44 44  0 42
15. West Ham United 38 10 12 16 45 50  -5 42
16. Everton 38 11 9 18 45 59  -14 42
17. Derby County 38 10 12 16 37 59  -22 42
18. Manchester City 38 8 10 20 41 65  -24 34
19. Coventry City 38 8 10 20 36 63  -27 34
20. Bradford City 38 5 11 22 30 70  -40 26
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division 1

Results[edit]

Everton's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2000 Leeds United A 0-2 40,010
23 August 2000 Charlton Athletic H 3-0 36,300 Jeffers, Ferguson (2)
26 August 2000 Derby County H 2-2 34,840 Jeffers, Gravesen
5 September 2000 Tottenham Hotspur A 2-3 35,316 Jeffers, Nyarko
9 September 2000 Middlesbrough A 2-1 30,885 Jeffers (2)
16 September 2000 Manchester United H 1-3 38,541 Gravesen
23 September 2000 Leicester City A 1-1 18,084 Unsworth
30 September 2000 Ipswich Town H 0-3 32,597
14 October 2000 Southampton H 1-1 24,491 Ball
21 October 2000 Newcastle United A 1-0 51,625 Campbell
28 October 2000 Liverpool A 1-3 44,718 Campbell
4 November 2000 Aston Villa H 0-1 27,370
11 November 2000 Bradford City A 1-0 17,276 Naysmith
18 November 2000 Arsenal H 2-0 33,106 Cadamarteri, Campbell
25 November 2000 Chelsea H 2-1 33,516 Cadamarteri, Campbell
4 December 2000 Sunderland A 0-2 46,372
9 December 2000 Manchester City A 0-5 34,516
16 December 2000 West Ham United H 1-1 31,260 Cadamarteri
23 December 2000 Charlton Athletic A 0-1 20,042
26 December 2000 Coventry City H 1-2 35,704 Gemmill
1 January 2001 Derby County A 0-1 27,358
13 January 2001 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-0 32,290
20 January 2001 Coventry City A 3-1 19,174 Gemmill, Cadamarteri, Campbell
31 January 2001 Middlesbrough H 2-2 34,244 Naysmith, Tal
3 February 2001 Manchester United A 0-1 67,528
7 February 2001 Leeds United H 2-2 34,224 Ferguson, Campbell
10 February 2001 Leicester City H 2-1 30,407 Jeffers, Campbell
24 February 2001 Ipswich Town A 0-2 22,220
3 March 2001 Newcastle United H 1-1 35,779 Unsworth
17 March 2001 Southampton A 0-1 15,251
31 March 2001 West Ham United A 2-0 26,044 Unsworth (pen), Alexandersson
8 April 2001 Manchester City H 3-1 36,561 Ferguson, Ball, Weir
14 April 2001 Aston Villa A 1-2 31,272 Unsworth
16 April 2001 Liverpool H 2-3 40,260 Ferguson, Unsworth (pen)
21 April 2001 Arsenal A 1-4 38,029 Campbell
28 April 2001 Bradford City H 2-1 34,256 Ferguson, Alexandersson
5 May 2001 Chelsea A 1-2 35,196 Campbell
19 May 2001 Sunderland H 2-2 37,444 Tal, Ball

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000-01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Watford A 2-1 15,645 S Hughes, S Watson
R4 27 January 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 0-3 39,207

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 20 September 2000 Bristol Rovers H 1-1 25,564 Campbell
R2 Second Leg 27 September 2000 Bristol Rovers A 1-1 (lost 2-4 on pens) 11,045 Jeffers

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4]

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 Paul Gerrard
2 England DF Steve Watson
3 Italy DF Alessandro Pistone
4 Scotland DF Richard Gough
5 Scotland DF David Weir
6 England DF David Unsworth
7 Sweden MF Niclas Alexandersson
8 Ghana MF Alex Nyarko
9 England FW Kevin Campbell
10 England MF Stephen Hughes
11 Wales MF Mark Pembridge
12 England DF Michael Ball
13 England GK Steve Simonsen
14 England FW Francis Jeffers
15 Scotland DF Gary Naysmith
No. Position Player
16 Denmark MF Thomas Gravesen
17 Scotland MF Scot Gemmill
18 England MF Paul Gascoigne
19 United States FW Joe-Max Moore
20 Scotland DF Alec Cleland
21 England FW Danny Cadamarteri
24 Scotland FW Duncan Ferguson
26 England FW Phil Jevons
28 Portugal DF Abel Xavier
29 England MF Kevin McLeod
30 England DF Peter Clarke
31 England MF Leon Osman
32 England DF Tony Hibbert
33 Israel MF Idan Tal
35 Norway GK Thomas Myhre

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
15 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne (to Manchester City)
23 Wales FW Mark Hughes (to Blackburn Rovers)
No. Position Player
27 England MF Jamie Milligan (to Blackpool)

Reserve 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
22 England DF Dave Watson
No. Position Player
25 Denmark DF Peter Degn

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[5][6]

References[edit]