2000–01 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
2000–01 season
Chairman Rupert Lowe
Manager Glenn Hoddle (until March)
Stuart Gray (from March)
Stadium The Dell
Premier League 10th
FA Cup Fifth round
Worthington Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
James Beattie (11)
All:
James Beattie (12)
Average home league attendance 15,115

During the 2000–01 English football season, Southampton Football Club competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Southampton enjoyed their best form in several years after it was announced that Glenn Hoddle was replacing Dave Jones as manager on a permanent basis.

But Hoddle caused outrage by walking out on the Saints in late March and taking the managerial vacancy at Tottenham Hotspur the next day.[1] Coach Stuart Gray took over on a temporary basis, and with Southampton's good form continuing he was rewarded with the job on a permanent basis. Southampton's best moment was an 89th minute winner by Matt Le Tissier to pull back from 2–0 down against runners-up Arsenal.[2]

This was Southampton's final season at the Dell. After 103 years, they moved to the St Mary's Stadium on Brittania Road, which, with 32,000 seats, was more than twice the size of their old ground and seen by many as the way forward for the club.

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]

Southampton's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2000 Derby County A 2–2 27,223 Kachloul (2)
23 August 2000 Coventry City H 1–2 14,801 Tessem
26 August 2000 Liverpool H 3–3 15,202 Pahars (2), Khalej
6 September 2000 Charlton Athletic A 1–1 20,043 Pahars
9 September 2000 Leicester City A 0–1 18,366
16 September 2000 Newcastle United H 2–0 15,221 Pahars (2)
23 September 2000 Bradford City A 1–0 16,163 Halle (own goal)
30 September 2000 Middlesbrough H 1–3 14,903 Pahars
14 October 2000 Everton A 1–1 29,491 Dodd
23 October 2000 Manchester City H 0–2 15,056
28 October 2000 Manchester United A 0–5 67,581
4 November 2000 Chelsea H 3–2 15,236 Beattie (2), Tessem
11 November 2000 Sunderland A 2–2 45,064 Beattie, Richards
18 November 2000 Aston Villa H 2–0 14,979 Beattie (2)
25 November 2000 West Ham United H 2–3 15,232 Oakley, Beattie
2 December 2000 Arsenal A 0–1 38,036
9 December 2000 Leeds United H 1–0 15,225 Beattie
16 December 2000 Ipswich Town A 1–3 22,228 Beattie
22 December 2000 Coventry City A 1–1 18,090 Tessem
27 December 2000 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–0 15,237 Beattie, Davies
30 December 2000 Derby County H 1–0 15,075 Beattie
1 January 2001 Liverpool A 1–2 38,474 Soltvedt
13 January 2001 Charlton Athletic H 0–0 15,220
20 January 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–0 36,095
31 January 2001 Leicester City H 1–0 14,909 Petrescu
10 February 2001 Bradford City H 2–0 14,651 Pahars, Beattie
24 February 2001 Middlesbrough A 1–0 28,725 Draper
3 March 2001 Manchester City A 1–0 33,990 Petrescu
17 March 2001 Everton H 1–0 15,251 Tessem
2 April 2001 Ipswich Town H 0–3 15,244
7 April 2001 Leeds United A 0–2 39,267
14 April 2001 Chelsea A 0–1 35,136
21 April 2001 Aston Villa A 0–0 29,336
28 April 2001 Sunderland H 0–1 15,249
1 May 2001 Newcastle United A 1–1 50,439 Pahars
5 May 2001 West Ham United A 0–3 26,041
13 May 2001 Manchester United H 2–1 15,246 Brown (own goal), Pahars
19 May 2001 Arsenal H 3–2 15,252 Kachloul (2), Le Tissier

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Sheffield United H 1–0 14,158 Dodd
R4 27 January 2001 Sheffield Wednesday H 3–1 15,251 Davies, Dodd (pen), Beattie
R5 17 February 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 0–0 15,232
R5R 20 February 2001 Tranmere Rovers A 3–4 12,910 Kachloul, Tessem, Richards

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 20 September 2000 Mansfield Town H 2–0 8,802 Tessem, Le Tissier
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Mansfield Town A 3–1 (won 5-1 on agg) 3,528 Rosler, Soltvedt (2)
R3 1 November 2000 Coventry City H 0–1 11,809

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 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
9 England MF Mark Draper
10 England FW Kevin Davies
11 Germany FW Uwe Rosler
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
No. Position Player
18 England DF Wayne Bridge
19 Portugal MF Dani Rodrigues
20 Morocco DF Tahar El Khalej
21 Norway FW Jo Tessem
22 Argentina FW Adrian Caceres
24 Romania DF Dan Petrescu
25 England DF Garry Monk
26 Latvia MF Imants Bleidelis
27 England GK Scott Bevan
28 England MF Kevin Gibbens
29 England MF Paul Hughes
30 Morocco MF Hassan Kachloul
31 England DF Ryan Ashford
33 England DF Phil Warner
35 Portugal MF Luis Boa Morte (on loan to Fulham)

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
12 England DF Richard Dryden (to Luton Town)
22 Wales MF David Hughes (retired)
23 Ivory Coast FW Patrice Tano (released)
No. Position Player
24 France DF Patrick Colleter (to AS Cannes)
31 England FW Shayne Bradley (to Mansfield Town)
32 Norway MF Trond Egil Soltvedt (to Sheffield Wednesday)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[4][5]