2000–01 West Bromwich Albion F.C. season

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West Bromwich Albion
2000–01 season
Chairman Paul Thompson
Manager Gary Megson
Stadium The Hawthorns
Football League First Division 6th (play-offs)
Play-offs Semi-finals
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Hughes (21)
All: Hughes (23)
Average home league attendance 17,657

During the 2000–01 English football season, West Bromwich Albion F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Megson's rejuvenation of the side continued in 2000–01, as Albion finished sixth, their highest league finish since relegation in 1986. They qualified for the Division One promotion playoffs, where they faced Bolton Wanderers in the semi-finals. The first leg finished 2–2 after Albion had led 2–0. Bolton won the second leg 3–0 to reach the final 5–2 on aggregate.[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]

West Bromwich Albion's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Nottingham Forest A 0-1 21,209
19 August 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 0-2 17,316
26 August 2000 Barnsley A 1-4 19,542 Hughes
28 August 2000 Queens Park Rangers H 2-1 14,831 van Blerk, Hughes
3 September 2000 Crystal Palace H 1-0 13,980 McInnes
9 September 2000 Stockport County A 0-0 6,632
12 September 2000 Crewe Alexandra A 1-0 6,222 Hughes
17 September 2000 Birmingham City H 1-1 19,858 Taylor
23 September 2000 Portsmouth A 1-0 11,937 Roberts
30 September 2000 Blackburn Rovers H 1-0 16,794 Hughes
8 October 2000 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-1 15,338 Roberts (2)
14 October 2000 Norwich City H 2-3 16,511 Clement, Hughes (pen)
17 October 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-0 21,492 Hughes (pen)
21 October 2000 Tranmere Rovers A 2-2 8,931 Hughes, Roberts
24 October 2000 Wimbledon H 3-1 15,570 Roberts, van Blerk, Sneekes
29 October 2000 Grimsby Town A 0-2 5,429
4 November 2000 Burnley H 1-1 17,828 Roberts
11 November 2000 Huddersfield Town A 2-0 11,801 Jordão, Hughes
18 November 2000 Gillingham H 3-1 16,410 Hughes (3)
25 November 2000 Preston North End H 3-1 20,043 Hughes (3)
2 December 2000 Wimbledon A 1-0 8,608 Williams (own goal)
9 December 2000 Fulham H 1-3 22,301 Lyttle
16 December 2000 Watford A 3-3 14,601 Hughes, Baardsen (own goal), Roberts
23 December 2000 Nottingham Forest H 3-0 20,350 Roberts (2), Olsen (own goal)
26 December 2000 Sheffield United A 0-2 22,281
30 December 2000 Bolton Wanderers A 1-0 18,985 Roberts
1 January 2001 Barnsley H 1-0 19,423 Morgan (own goal)
13 January 2001 Queens Park Rangers A 0-2 11,881
20 January 2001 Sheffield United H 2-1 16,778 Fox, Hughes
3 February 2001 Crystal Palace A 2-2 16,692 Sneekes, Hughes
10 February 2001 Stockport County H 1-1 16,385 Roberts
17 February 2001 Birmingham City A 1-2 25,025 Butler
20 February 2001 Crewe Alexandra H 2-2 15,476 Taylor, Roberts
24 February 2001 Portsmouth H 2-0 17,645 Roberts, Chambers
3 March 2001 Blackburn Rovers A 0-1 23,926
6 March 2001 Norwich City A 1-0 16,372 Hughes (pen)
10 March 2001 Sheffield Wednesday H 1-2 18,662 Hughes
18 March 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-3 25,069 Clement
25 March 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 2-1 17,151 Taylor (2)
31 March 2001 Watford H 3-0 17,261 Quinn, Hughes, Clement
7 April 2001 Fulham A 0-0 17,795
14 April 2001 Burnley A 1-1 18,199 Taylor
16 April 2001 Grimsby Town H 0-1 16,504
21 April 2001 Gillingham A 2-1 9,920 Hughes, Clement
28 April 2001 Huddersfield Town H 1-1 17,542 Roberts
6 May 2001 Preston North End A 1-2 16,226 Clement

First Division play-offs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
SF 1st Leg 13 May 2001 Bolton Wanderers H 2-2 18,167 Roberts, Hughes (pen)
SF 2nd Leg 17 May 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 0-3 (lost 2-5 on agg) 23,515

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Derby County A 2-3 19,232 Taylor, Hughes

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Swansea City A 0-0 4,758
R1 2nd Leg 6 September 2000 Swansea City H 2-1 (won 2-1 on agg) 7,328 Roberts (2)
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Derby County A 2-1 2,899 Clement, Sneekes
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Derby County H 2-4 (lost 4-5 on agg) 19,112 Jordão, Clement

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Brian Jensen
2 England DF Des Lyttle
3 England DF Neil Clement
4 Scotland MF Derek McInnes
5 England DF Tony Butler
6 England DF Matt Carbon
7 Montserrat MF Ruel Fox
8 Netherlands MF Richard Sneekes
9 England FW Bob Taylor
10 England FW Lee Hughes
11 England FW Jason Roberts
12 Northern Ireland MF James Quinn
14 Australia DF Jason van Blerk
No. Position Player
15 England DF Daryl Burgess
16 Scotland DF Warren Cumming (on loan from Chelsea)
17 Iceland DF Larus Sigurdsson
18 Slovakia DF Igor Bališ
20 Portugal MF Jordão
21 England GK Russell Hoult
22 England DF James Chambers
23 England DF Adam Chambers
24 England FW Adam Oliver
25 England MF Michael Appleton
27 England DF Phil Gilchrist
30 England GK Chris Adamson

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
16 Republic of Ireland FW Mickey Evans (to Bristol Rovers)
16 England MF Tony Grant (on loan from Manchester City)
19 England DF Paul Mardon (released)
18 Netherlands FW Fabian de Freitas (released)
No. Position Player
25 Wales DF Danny Gabbidon (to Cardiff City)
27 England FW Justin Richards (to Bristol Rovers)
27 Netherlands DF Fernando Derveld (on loan from Norwich City)

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
26 Italy MF Massimiliano Iezzi
28 England FW Matthew Turner
No. Position Player
29 England MF Mark Briggs
31 Northern Ireland GK Elliott Morris

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