2001–02 Sunderland A.F.C. season

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Sunderland
2001–02 season
Chairman Bob Murray
Manager Peter Reid
Stadium Stadium of Light
FA Premier League 17th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Kevin Phillips (11)
All: Kevin Phillips (13)
Average home league attendance 44,108

During the 2001–02 season, Sunderland competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2001–02 season, Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation. They were the lowest scoring team in the Premier League,[1] with 29 goals, ending the season in 17th place and being knocked out of both English Cup competitions in their first rounds.[1]

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal (C) 38 26 9 3 79 36 +43 87 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Liverpool 38 24 8 6 67 30 +37 80
3 Manchester United 38 24 5 9 87 45 +42 77 2002–03 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Newcastle United 38 21 8 9 74 52 +22 71
5 Leeds United 38 18 12 8 53 37 +16 66 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round 1
6 Chelsea 38 17 13 8 66 38 +28 64
7 West Ham United 38 15 8 15 48 57 −9 53
8 Aston Villa 38 12 14 12 46 47 −1 50 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Tottenham Hotspur 38 14 8 16 49 53 −4 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 38 12 10 16 55 51 +4 46 2002–03 UEFA Cup First round 2
11 Southampton 38 12 9 17 46 54 −8 45
12 Middlesbrough 38 12 9 17 35 47 −12 45
13 Fulham 38 10 14 14 36 44 −8 44 2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
14 Charlton Athletic 38 10 14 14 38 49 −11 44
15 Everton 38 11 10 17 45 57 −12 43
16 Bolton Wanderers 38 9 13 16 44 62 −18 40
17 Sunderland 38 10 10 18 29 51 −22 40
18 Ipswich Town (R) 38 9 9 20 41 64 −23 36 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying round 3
Relegation to the 2002–03 Football League First Division
19 Derby County (R) 38 8 6 24 33 63 −30 30 Relegation to the 2002–03 Football League First Division
20 Leicester City (R) 38 5 13 20 30 64 −34 28

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

1Since Arsenal qualified for the Champions League, their UEFA Cup place as FA Cup winners defaulted to Chelsea, the losing finalists.

2Blackburn Rovers qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners

3Despite relegation, Ipswich Town qualified for the 2002–03 UEFA Cup Qualifying Round as Fair Play Award winners

Results[edit]

Sunderland's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 2001 Ipswich Town H 1–0 47,370 Phillips (pen)
22 August 2001 Fulham A 0–2 20,197
26 August 2001 Newcastle United A 1–1 52,021 Phillips
8 September 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 1–0 45,103 Quinn
16 September 2001 Aston Villa A 0–0 31,668
19 September 2001 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–2 47,310 Phillips
22 September 2001 Charlton Athletic H 2–2 46,825 Quinn (2)
29 September 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 2–0 24,520 Phillips, Craddock
13 October 2001 Manchester United H 1–3 48,305 Phillips
22 October 2001 Middlesbrough A 0–2 28,432
27 October 2001 Arsenal H 1–1 48,029 Schwarz
3 November 2001 Leicester City A 0–1 20,573
18 November 2001 Leeds United H 2–0 48,005 Arca, Phillips
25 November 2001 Liverpool A 0–1 43,537
1 December 2001 West Ham United H 1–0 47,437 Phillips
9 December 2001 Chelsea H 0–0 48,017
15 December 2001 Southampton A 0–2 29,459
22 December 2001 Everton H 1–0 48,013 Reyna
26 December 2001 Blackburn Rovers A 3–0 29,869 Quinn (2), Kilbane
29 December 2001 Ipswich Town A 0–5 24,517
1 January 2002 Aston Villa H 1–1 45,324 Thome
12 January 2002 Everton A 0–1 30,736
19 January 2002 Fulham H 1–1 45,124 Phillips
29 January 2002 Middlesbrough H 0–1 44,579
2 February 2002 Manchester United A 1–4 67,587 Phillips
9 February 2002 Derby County A 1–0 31,771 Quinn
24 February 2002 Newcastle United H 0–1 48,290
2 March 2002 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–2 36,062 M'Boma
5 March 2002 Bolton Wanderers H 1–0 43,011 McAteer
16 March 2002 Chelsea A 0–4 40,218
23 March 2002 Southampton H 1–1 46,120 McAteer
30 March 2002 Arsenal A 0–3 38,047
1 April 2002 Leicester City H 2–1 44,950 Reyna (2)
7 April 2002 Leeds United A 0–2 39,195
13 April 2002 Liverpool H 0–1 48,355
20 April 2002 West Ham United A 0–3 33,319
27 April 2002 Charlton Athletic A 2–2 26,614 Kilbane, Phillips
11 May 2002 Derby County H 1–1 47,989 Phillips

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 2002 West Bromwich Albion H 1–2 29,133 Phillips

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 12 September 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 2–4 (a.e.t) 12,074 Phillips, Laslandes

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 Denmark GK Thomas Sorensen
2 Switzerland DF Bernt Haas
3 England DF Michael Gray (captain)
4 United States MF Claudio Reyna
5 Slovakia DF Stanislav Varga
6 Brazil DF Emerson Thome
7 Cameroon FW Patrick M'Boma (on loan from Parma)
8 England MF Gavin McCann
9 Republic of Ireland FW Niall Quinn
10 England FW Kevin Phillips
11 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Kilbane
12 Sweden DF Joachim Björklund
13 Northern Ireland GK Michael Ingham
14 Argentina MF Nicolás Medina
15 France FW David Bellion
16 Republic of Ireland MF Jason McAteer
17 England DF Jody Craddock
18 England DF Darren Williams
No. Position Player
19 Scotland FW Kevin Kyle
20 Sweden MF Stefan Schwarz
21 England MF Paul Thirlwell
22 England DF Simon Ramsden
24 Northern Ireland DF George McCartney
25 England DF Mark Maley
26 Republic of Ireland MF Thomas Butler
27 Republic of Ireland FW Michael Reddy
28 Wales MF John Oster
29 Belgium MF Tom Peeters
30 Austria GK Jürgen Macho
31 England DF Ben Clark
32 Turkey DF Baki Mercimek
33 Argentina DF Julio Arca
34 England FW Michael Proctor
35 Republic of Ireland MF Brendan McGill
36 Republic of Ireland DF Cliff Byrne
40 England GK John Kennedy

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
4 Scotland MF Don Hutchison (to West Ham United)
7 France FW Lilian Laslandes (on loan to Köln)
12 England FW Danny Dichio (to West Bromwich Albion)
No. Position Player
16 Scotland MF Alex Rae (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
23 England MF Chris Lumsdon (to Barnsley)
37 England MF Neil Wainwright (to Darlington)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
18 May 2001 MF Argentina Nicolas Medina Argentinos Juniors £3.5 million
13 June 2001 DF Netherlands Baki Mercimek Haarlem Free
28 June 2001 FW France Lilian Laslandes Bordeaux £3.6 million
3 July 2001 FW France David Bellion Cannes Free
3 August 2001 DF Switzerland Bernt Haas Grasshopper £750,000
7 December 2001 MF United States Claudio Reyna Rangers £4 million

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
18 August 2001 MF England Neil Wainwright Darlington £50,000
30 August 2001 MF Scotland Don Hutchison West Ham United £5 million
19 September 2001 MF Scotland Alex Rae Wolverhampton Wanderers £1.2 million
30 November 2001 FW England Danny Dichio West Bromwich Albion £1.25 million
11 December 2001 MF England Chris Lumsdon Barnsley Undisclosed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richard Rundle. "2001–02 FA Premier League". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2 November 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/sunderland/2001-2002/results