2001–02 Crystal Palace F.C. season

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Crystal Palace
2001–02 season
Chairman Simon Jordan
Manager Steve Bruce (until 2 November)
Trevor Francis (from 30 November)
Stadium Selhurst Park
First Division 10th
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Morrison (22)
All: Morrison (24)
Average home league attendance 17,177

During the 2001–02 English football season, Crystal Palace F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Palace turned to Steve Bruce for the 2001–02 season.[1] A good start to the season gave Palace hope for a promotion challenge, but Bruce attempted to walk out on the club after just four months at the helm to take charge of Birmingham City.[2][3] After a short spell on 'gardening leave',[4] Bruce was eventually allowed to join Birmingham City,[5] succeeded by Trevor Francis, who had ironically been his predecessor at Birmingham.[6]

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]

Crystal Palace's score comes first[7]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 2001 Rotherham United A 3–2 6,994 Freedman (pen), Riihilahti, Smith
18 August 2001 Stockport County H 4–1 15,760 Riihilahti, Morrison (pen), Freedman
25 August 2001 Nottingham Forest A 2–4 18,239 Freedman (2)
8 September 2001 Millwall H 1–3 21,641 Morrison
15 September 2001 Portsmouth A 2–4 18,149 Rodger, Freedman
18 September 2001 Grimsby Town H 5–0 13,970 Kirovski, Popovic (2), Freedman, Morrison
22 September 2001 Barnsley H 1–0 15,433 Riihilahti
25 September 2001 Sheffield United A 3–1 14,180 Smith, Freedman (pen), Hopkin
29 September 2001 Sheffield Wednesday H 4–1 17,066 Freedman (2), Morrison (2)
13 October 2001 Wimbledon H 4–0 20,009 Morrison, Kirovski, Riihilahti, Brown (own goal)
16 October 2001 Bradford City H 2–0 15,721 Morrison (2)
20 October 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–0 26,471 Kirovski
23 October 2001 Burnley A 0–1 14,713
28 October 2001 Norwich City H 3–2 19,553 Morrison (2), Freedman
31 October 2001 West Bromwich Albion H 0–1 17,273
3 November 2001 Walsall A 2–2 6,795 Hopkin, Freedman
17 November 2001 Crewe Alexandra H 4–1 21,802 Walton (own goal), Morrison, Kirovski, Freedman
21 November 2001 Gillingham A 0–3 9,396
24 November 2001 Preston North End A 1–2 15,264 Freedman
28 November 2001 Coventry City A 0–2 13,695
1 December 2001 Burnley H 1–2 18,457 Morrison
8 December 2001 Manchester City H 2–1 22,080 Freedman, Kirovski
11 December 2001 Birmingham City A 0–1 20,119
15 December 2001 Watford A 0–1 16,499
20 December 2001 Nottingham Forest H 1–1 15,645 Morrison
26 December 2001 Millwall A 0–3 16,630
29 December 2001 Bradford City A 2–1 14,233 Berhalter, Benjamin
13 January 2002 Stockport County A 1–0 5,541 Freedman
16 January 2002 Gillingham H 3–1 17,646 Morrison (2), Freedman
19 January 2002 Rotherham United H 2–0 17,311 Morrison, Smith
29 January 2002 Coventry City H 1–3 16,197 Freedman
2 February 2002 Sheffield Wednesday A 3–1 20,099 Morrison, Freedman, Smith
7 February 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–2 18,475
16 February 2002 Wimbledon A 1–1 13,564 Morrison
23 February 2002 Sheffield United H 0–1 18,009
26 February 2002 Barnsley A 4–1 11,207 Freedman, Riihilahti, Akinbiyi, Gray
2 March 2002 Grimsby Town A 2–5 5,924 Gray, Morrison
5 March 2002 Portsmouth H 0–0 15,915
9 March 2002 Watford H 0–2 16,817
16 March 2002 Manchester City A 0–1 33,637
23 March 2002 Walsall H 2–0 21,038 Morrison, Freedman (pen)
30 March 2002 Norwich City A 1–2 21,251 Morrison
1 April 2002 Birmingham City H 0–0 19,598
7 April 2002 Crewe Alexandra A 0–0 6,724
13 April 2002 Preston North End H 2–0 21,361 Hopkin, Akinbiyi
21 April 2002 West Bromwich Albion A 0–2 26,712

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 2002 Newcastle United A 0–2 38,089

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 21 August 2001 Leyton Orient A 4–2 4,290 Morrison (2), Black (2)
R2 12 September 2001 Everton A 1–1 (won 5-4 on pens) 21,128 Freedman (pen)
R3 10 October 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 2–2 (lost 1-3 on pens) 8,796 Rodger, Riihilahti

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 Latvia GK Aleksandrs Koliņko
2 England DF Jamie Smith
3 England DF Craig Harrison
4 England DF Dean Austin
6 Scotland MF David Hopkin
7 England MF Hayden Mullins
8 England MF Simon Rodger
9 Scotland FW Dougie Freedman
10 Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison
11 England MF Tommy Black
12 United States DF Gregg Berhalter
13 England GK Lance Cronin
14 Scotland MF Steve Thomson
15 Finland MF Aki Riihilahti
16 England DF Andy Frampton
17 Latvia FW Andrejs Rubins
No. Position Player
20 England FW Richard Harris
21 France GK Cedric Carasso
24 England MF Julian Gray
25 United States MF Jovan Kirovski
27 England FW Steve Kabba
28 Australia DF Tony Popovic
30 England DF Danny Granville
31 England GK Matt Clarke
32 England MF Jamie Pollock
33 England DF Scott Gooding
34 England MF Robert Kember
35 England DF Ryan Williams
36 Wales DF Kit Symons
38 Republic of Ireland DF Curtis Fleming
40 England MF Wayne Routledge
55 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi

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
5 China MF Fan Zhiyi (to Dundee)
5 Wales DF Christian Edwards (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
18 Northern Ireland MF Wayne Carlisle (to Bristol Rovers)
19 England DF David Woozley (to Torquay United)
21 England GK Matthew Gregg (released)
22 Wales FW Andy Martin (to Torquay United)
23 Wales MF Stephen Evans (to Brentford)
26 Wales MF Sean Hankin (to Torquay United)
No. Position Player
26 Jamaica FW Trevor Benjamin (on loan from Leicester City)
26 Australia DF Shaun Murphy (on loan from Sheffield United)
29 England MF Johnathan Boardman (to Woking)
30 England FW Chris Sharpling (to Woking)
36 England DF Steve Vickers (on loan from Middlesbrough)
37 England DF Richard Howell (to Stevenage Borough)
41 England GK Gary Hateley (to Weston-Super-Mare)

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
England GK Fraser Digby
England DF Gareth Gwillim
No. Position Player
England MF Steve Warren

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rookwood, Dan (31 May 2001). "Bruce confirmed as Palace manager". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Fifield, Dominic (3 November 2001). "Palace farce as Bruce awaits escape to Blues". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Stewart, Colin. "Bruce Left in Limbo as Palace Turn Down Resignation." The Scotsman: 3. 3 Nov 2001. ProQuest. Web. 31 May 2013. Archived on 3 June 2013. Accessed 2013-07-04.
  4. ^ Johnson, William (12 November 2001). "Palace stand firm over Bruce dispute". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bruce finally joins the Blues". The Guardian. 12 December 2001. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Rookwood, Dan (30 November 2001). "Palace name Francis as manager". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/crystal-palace/2001-2002/results