2000–01 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City
Season 2000–01
Owner Publicly traded company
Chairmen David Bernstein
Manager Joe Royle
Team captain Alf-Inge Håland
Home stadium Maine Road
Premier0League 18th 0 (relegated to First Division)
League Cup Fifth round
FA Cup Fifth round
Top goalscorers League: 0 Paulo Wanchope (9 goals)
All comps: 0 Shaun Goater (11 goals)
1999-2000 0 0 0 Soccerball current event.svg 0 0 0 2001–02


The 2000–01 season was Manchester City Football Club's 109th season playing in a division of English football, most of which have been spent in the top flight. The club spent this season playing in the Premier League after winning promotion from the First Division in the previous season. This was the club's fifth season playing in the Premier League since its initial formation as the top tier of English football eight years earlier, with Manchester City as one of its original 22 founding member clubs.

Season review[edit]

Manchester City's return to the Premiership after a four-year exile was the result of back-to-back promotions from the Second Division. But perhaps the team's two-tier climb back to the top flight again had been a little too rapid because it became apparent after just a few games into the new season that Joe Royle's men would be struggling to hang on to their newly acquired top flight status. After their first ten games though, they were enjoying reasonably stable mid-table form with four wins and defeats each; however, after a 5-0 humbling at Arsenal, it all went wrong and only four wins were achieved during the remainder of the season.

The team's relegation was confirmed by a defeat in the penultimate game of the season, and manager Royle, who had been the guiding hand that had brought the team so quickly back to the Premiership from the Second Division, was dismissed within days.[1] Former England coach Kevin Keegan was appointed to replace Royle on a three-year contract and fans were given renewed hope of an immediate return to the elite.[2]

Team kit[edit]

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

Home
Away
Third

Historical league performance[edit]

Prior to this season, the history of Manchester City's performance in the English football league hierarchy since the creation of the Premier League in 1992 is summarised by the following timeline chart – which commences with the last season (1991–92) of the old Football League First Division (from which the Premier League was formed).

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]

Manchester City's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2000 Charlton Athletic A 0–4 20,043
23 August 2000 Sunderland H 4–2 34,410 Wanchope (3), Håland
26 August 2000 Coventry City H 1–2 34,140 Horlock
5 September 2000 Leeds United A 2–1 40,055 Howey, Wiekens
9 September 2000 Liverpool A 2–3 44,692 Weah, Horlock (pen)
17 September 2000 Middlesbrough H 1–1 32,053 Wanchope
23 September 2000 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–0 36,069
30 September 2000 Newcastle United H 0–1 34,497
14 October 2000 Bradford City H 2–0 34,229 Dickov, Håland
23 October 2000 Southampton A 2–0 15,056 Dickov, Tiatto
28 October 2000 Arsenal A 0–5 38,049
4 November 2000 Leicester City H 0–1 34,279
11 November 2000 West Ham United A 1–4 26,022 Prior
18 November 2000 Manchester United H 0–1 34,429
25 November 2000 Ipswich Town H 2–3 33,741 Wanchope, Howey
3 December 2000 Chelsea A 1–2 34,971 Dickov
9 December 2000 Everton H 5–0 34,516 Wanchope, Howey, Goater, Dickov, Naysmith (own goal)
16 December 2000 Aston Villa A 2–2 29,281 Håland, Wanchope
23 December 2000 Sunderland A 0–1 47,475
26 December 2000 Derby County H 0–0 34,321
30 December 2000 Charlton Athletic H 1–4 33,280 Huckerby (pen)
1 January 2001 Coventry City A 1–1 21,999 Wanchope
13 January 2001 Leeds United H 0–4 34,288
20 January 2001 Derby County A 1–1 31,174 Howey
31 January 2001 Liverpool H 1–1 34,629 Tiatto
3 February 2001 Middlesbrough A 1–1 31,794 Vickers (own goal)
10 February 2001 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–1 34,399
24 February 2001 Newcastle United A 1–0 51,981 Goater
3 March 2001 Southampton H 0–1 33,990
17 March 2001 Bradford City A 2–2 19,117 Wiekens, Goater
31 March 2001 Aston Villa H 1–3 34,247 Goater
8 April 2001 Everton A 1–3 36,561 Whitley
11 April 2001 Arsenal H 0–4 33,444
14 April 2001 Leicester City A 2–1 20,224 Goater, Wanchope
21 April 2001 Manchester United A 1–1 67,535 Howey
28 April 2001 West Ham United H 1–0 33,737 Pearce (own goal)
7 May 2001 Ipswich Town A 1–2 25,004 Goater
19 May 2001 Chelsea H 1–2 34,479 Howey

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000-01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Birmingham City H 3–2 19,380 Morrison, Huckerby, Goater (pen)
R4 27 January 2001 Coventry City H 1–0 24,637 Goater
R5 18 February 2001 Liverpool A 2–4 36,231 Kanchelskis, Goater

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 20 September 2000 Gillingham H 1–1 17,408 Weah
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Gillingham A 4–2 (won 5-3 on agg) 6,520 Weah (2), Dickov, Kennedy
R3 1 November 2000 Aston Villa A 1–0 24,138 Horlock (pen)
R4 29 November 2000 Wimbledon H 2–1 19,513 Wanchope, Goater
R5 19 December 2000 Ipswich Town H 1–2 a.e.t. 31,252 Goater

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 Nicky Weaver
3 England DF Richard Edghill
4 Netherlands MF Gerard Wiekens
5 Scotland DF Andy Morrison
6 Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock[5]
7 England DF Spencer Prior
9 Scotland FW Paul Dickov
10 Bermuda FW Shaun Goater
11 England MF Terry Cooke
12 Russia MF Andrei Kanchelskis[6] (on loan from Rangers)
14 Wales FW Gareth Taylor
15 Norway DF Alf-Inge Håland (captain)
16 Scotland DF Paul Ritchie
17 Northern Ireland MF Jim Whitley[7]
18 Northern Ireland MF Jeff Whitley[8]
19 Australia MF Danny Tiatto
20 England GK Carlo Nash
21 England FW Darren Huckerby
No. Position Player
22 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne
23 Costa Rica FW Paulo Wanchope
24 England DF Steve Howey
26 Republic of Ireland GK Richard McKinney
27 Norway FW Egil Østenstad (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
28 England MF Tony Grant
29 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
30 England GK Steven Hodgson
31 France DF Laurent Charvet
32 England FW Leon Mike
33 New Zealand FW Chris Killen
34 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Kennedy
35 Republic of Ireland GK Brian Murphy
36 England DF Danny Granville
37 Canada MF Terry Dunfield
38 Wales DF Rhys Day
39 Nigeria MF Dickson Etuhu
40 England MF Chris Shuker

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
2 England DF Lee Crooks (on loan to Northampton Town; to Barnsley)
8 England MF Ian Bishop (to Miami Fusion)
12 Australia FW Daniel Allsopp (to Notts County)
13 Northern Ireland GK Tommy Wright (to Bolton Wanderers)
20 Scotland MF Gary Mason (to Dunfermline Athletic)
21 England DF Nick Fenton (to Notts County)
22 Liberia FW George Weah (to Marseille)
No. Position Player
25 England DF Richard Jobson (to Tranmere Rovers)
27 Republic of Ireland DF Shaun Holmes (released)
31 England MF David Laycock (released)
33 New Zealand FW Chris Killen (on loan to Wrexham)
36 England DF Danny Granville (on loan to Norwich City)
37 England FW Robert Taylor (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)

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
- England DF Stephen Jordan
- Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy
- England DF Tyrone Mears
- Germany MF Dino Toppmöller
No. Position Player
- Republic of Ireland MF Glenn Whelan
- England DF Darren Garfield
- England MF Andrew Tunnicliffe

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[9]
No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
1 GK  ENG Nicky Weaver 39
37 RB  FRA Laurent Charvet 16
24 CB  ENG Steve Howey 39
22 CB  IRL Richard Dunne 27
36 LB  ENG Danny Granville 19
19 RM  AUS Danny Tiatto 37
4 CM  NED Gerard Wiekens 34
15 CM  NOR Alf-Inge Håland 43
18 LM  NIR Jeff Whitley 34
10 CF  BER Shaun Goater 25
23 CF  CRC Paulo Wanchope 25

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man City sack Royle". BBC Sport. 21 May 2001. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Keegan relishing Man City role". BBC Sport. 24 May 2001. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/manchester-city/2000-2001
  4. ^ "Manchester City - 2000/01". FootballSquads. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  5. ^ Horlock was born in Bexley, England, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in April 1995.
  6. ^ Kanchelskis was born in Kirovohrad, Ukraine SSR (now Ukraine), but also qualified to represent Russia internationally and made his international debut for Russia in 1992.
  7. ^ Whitley was born in Ndola, Zambia, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally through his father and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in June 1998.
  8. ^ Whitley was born in Ndola, Zambia, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally through his father and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1997.
  9. ^ "All Manchester City players: 2001". 11v11.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  10. ^ "Haaland signs for Man City". BBC News. 2000-06-12. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  11. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Weah joins Royle family". BBC News. 2000-08-01. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  12. ^ "Wanchope joins Royle family". BBC News. 2000-08-08. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  13. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Howey joins Royle revolution". BBC News. 2000-08-11. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  14. ^ "BBC SPORT | RANGERS | Ritchie completes City move". BBC News. 2000-08-21. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  15. ^ "Dunne signs for Man City". BBC Sport. 16 October 2000. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "BBC SPORT | ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP | Huckerby makes Man City move". BBC News. 2000-12-29. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  17. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Man City seal Nash deal". BBC News. 2001-01-11. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  18. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Man City land Kanchelskis". BBC News. 2001-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  19. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Royle lands Ostenstad". BBC News. 2001-02-05. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  20. ^ "BBC SPORT | ST JOHNSTONE | Saints snap up City boy". BBC News. 2000-07-11. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  21. ^ "BBC SPORT | WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS | Wolves sign Taylor". BBC News. 2000-08-15. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  22. ^ "BBC SPORT | EUROPE | Marseille secure Weah deal". BBC News. 2000-10-18. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  23. ^ "BBC SPORT | NOTTS COUNTY | Fenton set for County switch". BBC News. 2000-11-09. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  24. ^ "BBC SPORT | DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC | Dunfermline sign Mason from City". BBC News. 2000-12-15. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  25. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Bishop in States switch". BBC News. 2001-02-28. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  26. ^ "BBC SPORT | BARNSLEY | Barnsley in double delight". BBC News. 2001-03-02. Retrieved 2012-11-07.