2000–01 Sheffield United F.C. season

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Sheffield United
2000–01 season
Chairman Derek Dooley
Manager Neil Warnock
Stadium Bramall Lane
First Division 10th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Kelly (6)
All: Kelly (8)
Bent (8)
Devlin (8)
Average home league attendance 17,211

During the 2000–01 English football season, Sheffield United competed in the First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Neil Warnock's first full season saw the Blades flirting with the play-off places following pockets of good runs. A victory over rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough was their only highlight as the season ended with the Blades in a disappointing 10th position.

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]

Sheffield United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Portsmouth H 2-0 15,816 Devlin (pen), Primus (own goal)
19 August 2000 Preston North End A 0-3 13,948
26 August 2000 Tranmere Rovers H 2-0 12,074 Bent (2)
28 August 2000 Watford A 1-4 12,675 Quinn
9 September 2000 Birmingham City A 0-1 21,943
12 September 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-0 14,853
15 September 2000 Blackburn Rovers H 2-0 10,816 Kelly, Devlin
23 September 2000 Crystal Palace A 1-0 17,521 Bent
30 September 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 1-1 13,803 Murphy
14 October 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 1-0 12,921 Santos
17 October 2000 Huddersfield Town H 3-0 14,062 Kelly (2), Devlin
21 October 2000 Norwich City A 2-4 15,504 Kelly, Brown
24 October 2000 Stockport County H 1-0 13,542 Murphy
28 October 2000 Wimbledon A 0-0 7,327
4 November 2000 Gillingham H 1-2 14,028 D'Jaffo
11 November 2000 Burnley A 0-2 16,635
18 November 2000 Grimsby Town H 3-2 12,861 Santos, Bent (2)
21 November 2000 Fulham H 1-1 16,041 D'Jaffo
25 November 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 1-0 14,962 Sandford
29 November 2000 Nottingham Forest A 0-2 17,089
2 December 2000 Stockport County A 2-0 6,460 Devlin, Quinn (pen)
9 December 2000 Barnsley A 0-0 16,780
16 December 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-1 25,156 Ford (pen)
23 December 2000 Portsmouth A 0-0 13,606
26 December 2000 West Bromwich Albion H 2-0 22,281 Ford (pen), Kelly
30 December 2000 Preston North End H 3-2 22,316 Ford (pen), Kelly, Thomas
1 January 2001 Tranmere Rovers A 0-1 8,474
13 January 2001 Watford H 0-1 17,551
20 January 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 1-2 16,778 Peschisolido
4 February 2001 Fulham A 1-1 12,480 D'Jaffo
10 February 2001 Birmingham City H 3-1 19,313 Murphy, Devlin (pen), Peschisolido
20 February 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-0 20,282 D'Jaffo
24 February 2001 Crystal Palace H 1-0 18,924 Suffo
3 March 2001 Queens Park Rangers A 3-1 11,024 Murphy, Santos (2)
6 March 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 0-1 6,909
10 March 2001 Nottingham Forest H 1-3 25,673 Murphy
17 March 2001 Huddersfield Town A 1-2 13,918 Asaba
1 April 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-1 38,433 D'Jaffo, Asaba
4 April 2001 Blackburn Rovers A 1-1 26,276 Ndlovu
7 April 2001 Barnsley H 1-2 22,811 Asaba
10 April 2001 Norwich City H 1-1 16,072 Roberts (own goal)
14 April 2001 Gillingham A 1-4 9,502 Ndlovu
17 April 2001 Wimbledon H 0-1 14,527
21 April 2001 Grimsby Town A 1-0 6,983 Ndlovu
28 April 2001 Burnley H 2-0 20,013 Ndlovu, Asaba
6 May 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 0-0 14,836 Asaba

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Southampton A 0-1 14,158

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Lincoln City H 6-1 4,152 Bent (3), Devlin (pen), Kelly, Brown (own goal)
R1 2nd Leg 5 September 2000 Lincoln City A 0-1 (won 6-2 on agg) 1,379
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Colchester United H 3-0 3,531 Devlin, Clark (own goal), Kelly
R2 2nd Leg 27 September 2000 Colchester United A 1-0 (won 4-0 on agg) 1,981 Devlin
R3 1 November 2000 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-2 (a.e.t.) 32,283 Brown

Squad[edit]

[2] 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 Simon Tracey
2 England DF Rob Kozluk
4 England DF Lee Sandford
5 Australia DF Shaun Murphy
6 England DF Keith Curle
7 England MF Michael Brown
8 Zimbabwe FW Peter Ndlovu
9 Wales FW James Thomas (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
10 Scotland FW Paul Devlin
11 England MF Bobby Ford
12 France FW Laurent D'Jaffo
13 Australia GK Frank Talia
14 France MF Georges Santos
15 England DF Andy Woodward
17 England FW Carl Asaba
18 Belgium DF Davy Gysbrechts
19 Cameroon FW Patrick Suffo
20 Portugal MF Bruno Ribeiro
21 England DF Phil Jagielka
No. Position Player
22 Republic of Ireland FW David Kelly
23 Scotland DF Andy Morrison (on loan from Manchester City)
24 Netherlands DF Gus Uhlenbeek
25 England DF Ben Doane
26 Northern Ireland FW Andy Smith
27 England MF Adam Burley
28 England DF Rob Ullathorne
30 England MF Darren Bullock (on loan from Bury)
31 France DF Jean-Manuel Thetis
32 England MF Michael Tonge
33 England MF Ian Hamilton
35 Republic of Ireland MF Colin Cryan
36 England MF Nick Montgomery
37 Republic of Ireland DF John Hayden
38 England FW Mark Ward
39 England MF Michael Anderson
41 England FW Tyrone Thompson
43 Cameroon MF Kingsley Mbome
45 England GK Kevin Blackwell

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
3 England DF Wayne Quinn
8 England MF Curtis Woodhouse
9 England FW Marcus Bent
13 England GK Matt Duke
16 Canada FW Paul Peschisolido (on loan from Fulham)
No. Position Player
28 England FW Jon Newby (on loan from Liverpool)
34 France DF Nicolas Weber (on loan from Le Havre)
38 Republic of Ireland MF Richie Lopez
40 England DF Steve Spencer
42 England DF Paul Dempsey

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