2001–02 Coventry City F.C. season

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Coventry City
2001–02 season
Chairman Bryan Richardson (until 30 January)
Mike McGinnity (from 30 January)
Manager Gordon Strachan (until 10 September)
Roland Nilsson (player-manager until 16 April)
Gary McAllister (from 24 April)
Stadium Highfield Road
First Division 11th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer Lee Hughes (14)
Average home league attendance 15,436

During the 2001–02 English football season, Coventry City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division, following relegation from the FA Premier League the previous season.

Season summary[edit]

Despite the signing of prolific striker Lee Hughes from local rivals West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City were unable to make a genuine push for an immediate return to the Premier League and finished well away from promotion in 11th place. Manager Gordon Strachan had been sacked after five games with only one win and Coventry 19th; this heralded the beginning of an eleven-match unbeaten run which saw Coventry top the table with a third of the season gone, but from then three straight losses took them down to ninth. Coventry never regained the form from that unbeaten run, but with seven games left to play they stood fourth and appeared almost certain to gain a playoff place. Unfortunately, Coventry only gained one point from those last seven games and fell down to 11th place.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 46 19 3 1 63 19 12 3 8 45 33 108 52 +56 99
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 15 4 4 36 11 12 4 7 25 18 61 29 +32 89
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 13 4 6 33 18 12 7 4 43 25 76 43 +33 86
4 Millwall 46 15 3 5 43 22 7 8 8 26 26 69 48 +21 77
5 Birmingham City 46 14 4 5 44 20 7 9 7 26 29 70 49 +21 76
6 Norwich City 46 15 6 2 36 16 7 3 13 24 35 60 51 +9 75
7 Burnley 46 11 7 5 39 29 10 5 8 31 33 70 62 +8 75
8 Preston North End 46 13 7 3 45 21 7 5 11 26 38 71 59 +12 72
9 Wimbledon 46 9 8 6 30 22 9 5 9 33 35 63 57 +6 67
10 Crystal Palace 46 13 3 7 42 22 7 3 13 28 40 70 62 +8 66
11 Coventry City 46 12 4 7 33 19 8 2 13 26 34 59 53 +6 66
12 Gillingham 46 12 5 6 38 26 6 5 12 26 41 64 67 –3 64
13 Sheffield United 46 8 8 7 34 30 7 7 9 19 24 53 54 –1 60
14 Watford 46 10 5 8 38 30 6 6 11 24 26 62 56 +6 59
15 Bradford City 46 10 1 12 41 39 5 9 9 28 37 69 76 –7 55
16 Nottingham Forest 46 7 11 5 26 21 5 7 11 24 30 50 51 –1 54
17 Portsmouth 46 9 6 8 36 31 4 8 11 24 41 60 72 –12 53
18 Walsall 46 10 6 7 29 27 3 6 14 22 44 51 71 –20 51
19 Grimsby Town 46 9 7 7 34 28 3 7 13 16 44 50 72 –22 50
20 Sheffield Wednesday 46 6 7 10 28 37 6 7 10 21 34 49 71 –22 50
21 Rotherham United 46 7 13 3 32 29 3 6 14 20 37 52 66 –14 49
22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 8 7 23 32 4 5 14 24 44 47 76 –29 49
23 Barnsley 46 9 9 5 37 33 2 6 15 22 53 59 86 –27 48
24 Stockport County 46 5 1 17 19 44 1 7 15 23 58 42 102 –60 26
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • NB: In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Coventry City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 2001 Stockport County A 2–0 9,329 Hughes, Carsley
19 August 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–1 22,902
24 August 2001 Bradford City A 1–2 15,085 Bothroyd
27 August 2001 Nottingham Forest H 0–0 18,467
8 September 2001 Grimsby Town H 0–1 14,980
15 September 2001 Sheffield United A 1–0 16,168 Delorge
19 September 2001 Manchester City H 4–3 18,804 Pearce (own goal), Konjić, Hughes, Thompson
22 September 2001 Portsmouth H 2–0 18,303 Bothroyd, Carsley
25 September 2001 Barnsley A 1–1 11,692 Martínez
29 September 2001 Gillingham A 2–1 9,435 Martínez, Chippo
14 October 2001 Walsall A 1–0 7,515 Thompson
17 October 2001 Rotherham United A 0–0 6,582
21 October 2001 Crewe Alexandra H 1–0 15,788 Hughes (pen)
24 October 2001 Wimbledon A 1–0 5,883 Thompson
27 October 2001 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–0 17,381 Safri, Hughes (pen)
31 October 2001 Preston North End H 2–2 15,755 Thompson (2)
3 November 2001 Millwall A 2–3 15,748 Martínez, Bothroyd
17 November 2001 Burnley H 0–2 16,849
25 November 2001 Birmingham City A 0–2 18,279
28 November 2001 Crystal Palace H 2–0 13,695 Delorge, Mills
1 December 2001 Wimbledon H 3–1 17,303 Hughes, Mills, Thompson
9 December 2001 Watford H 0–2 13,251
12 December 2001 West Bromwich Albion A 0–1 22,543
15 December 2001 Norwich City A 0–2 17,889
23 December 2001 Bradford City H 4–0 14,977 Hughes (2, 1 pen), Thompson, Joachim
26 December 2001 Grimsby Town A 1–0 7,568 Hughes
29 December 2001 Nottingham Forest A 1–2 22,706 Chippo
13 January 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–3 21,009 Bothroyd
19 January 2002 Stockport County H 0–0 12,448
29 January 2002 Crystal Palace A 3–1 16,197 Bothroyd, Hall, McSheffrey
2 February 2002 Gillingham H 1–2 14,337 Bothroyd
6 February 2002 Rotherham United H 2–0 12,893 Konjić, Hughes
9 February 2002 Crewe Alexandra A 6–1 7,835 Delorge (2), Hughes (3), Thompson
16 February 2002 Walsall H 2–1 13,736 Thompson, Chippo
23 February 2002 Barnsley H 4–0 15,092 Chippo, Thompson (2), Mills
26 February 2002 Portsmouth A 0–1 12,336
3 March 2002 Manchester City A 2–4 33,335 Mills (2)
6 March 2002 Sheffield United H 1–0 12,963 Thompson
9 March 2002 Norwich City H 2–1 16,744 Hughes (2, 1 pen)
16 March 2002 Watford A 0–3 15,833
24 March 2002 Birmingham City H 1–1 17,945 Healy
29 March 2002 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–2 21,470 Healy
1 April 2002 West Bromwich Albion H 0–1 21,513
6 April 2002 Preston North End A 0–4 15,665
12 April 2002 Millwall H 0–1 15,335
21 April 2002 Burnley A 0–1 18,751

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 16 January 2002 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–2 20,758

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 11 September 2001 Peterborough United A 2–2 (won 4-2 on pens) 5,729 Thompson, Carsley
R3 9 October 2001 Chelsea H 0–2 12,582

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
2 England DF Marc Edworthy
3 England DF Marcus Hall
4 Argentina DF Horacio Carbonari (on loan from Derby County)
5 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Breen
6 England DF Richard Shaw
7 England MF David Thompson
8 Wales MF Paul Trollope
9 England FW Lee Hughes
10 England FW Julian Joachim
11 Morocco DF Youssef Chippo
12 England FW Lee Mills
13 Sweden GK Magnus Hedman
14 Republic of Ireland DF Barry Quinn
15 England MF John Eustace
16 Republic of Ireland MF Keith O'Neill
17 Peru FW Ysrael Zúñiga
18 Scotland MF Gavin Strachan
19 Honduras MF Iván Guerrero
21 England FW Jay Bothroyd
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Muhamed Konjić
No. Position Player
23 Denmark GK Morten Hyldgaard
24 Sweden DF Roland Nilsson (player-manager)
25 Honduras FW Jairo Martínez
26 England DF Calum Davenport
27 Morocco MF Youssef Safri
28 Belgium MF Laurent Delorge
29 England FW Gary McSheffrey
31 Norway FW Runar Normann
32 Wales MF Lee Fowler
33 England GK Gary Montgomery
34 Sweden DF Richard Spong
35 Republic of Ireland MF Colin Healy (on loan from Celtic)
36 England MF Robert Betts
37 Scotland MF Craig Strachan
38 Scotland MF Gary McPhee
39 Sweden MF Andreas Dahl
40 England DF Thomas Cudworth
41 England MF Craig Pead
42 Republic of Ireland MF Barry Ferguson

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
1 England GK Chris Kirkland (to Liverpool)
4 England DF Paul Williams (to Southampton)
8 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Carsley (to Everton)
12 England MF Paul Telfer (to Southampton)
No. Position Player
20 Sweden MF Tomas Gustafsson (to Copenhagen)
30 Scotland GK Andy Goram (to Oldham Athletic)
30 England GK Tim Flowers (on loan from Leicester City)
35 England MF Carlton Palmer (to Stockport County)

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
Sweden GK Per Fahlman
Northern Ireland MF Ruaidhri Higgins
No. Position Player
Northern Ireland MF Mark Magennis
England MF Mark Noon

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Loan in[edit]

Loan out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/coventry-city/2001-2002/results
  2. ^ "Coventry seal Hughes deal". BBC Sport. 8 August 2001. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Safri signs for Coventry". BBC News. 11 August 2001. 
  4. ^ Goram initially signed a month-to-month deal before signing with the club for the rest of the season on 24 October.
  5. ^ Tynan, Gordon (1 January 2002). "Coventry sign cut-price Mills". The Independent (London). Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hadji completes Villa move". BBC News. 6 July 2001. 
  7. ^ "Celtic sign trio on deadline day". BBC Sport. 2 August 2001. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Palmer named Stockport boss". BBC News. 6 November 2001. 
  9. ^ "Carsley joins Everton". BBC Sport. 8 February 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Nilsson hangs up boots". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 April 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Palmer originally signed on loan for three months, but the loan was terminated early.