2001–02 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
2001–02 season
Chairman David Sheepshanks
Manager George Burley
Stadium Portman Road
FA Premier League 18th (relegated)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
UEFA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer M. Bent (9)
Average home league attendance 24,396

During the 2001–02 English football season, Ipswich Town competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

A year after finishing fifth in the Premiership and earning George Burley the title of "Manager of the Year", Ipswich dropped back into Division One after two years among the elite. A dismal start to the season saw their UEFA Cup dream end in the third phase of the competition, while after 18 games they were still bottom of the Premiership with just one win. A turnaround then followed and seven wins from eight games pulled Ipswich up to 12th and appeared to have secured their survival. But another slump set in and this time they were unable to halt it. Any lingering hopes of survival were ended on the final day by a 5–0 defeat against Liverpool.

Despite losing their Premiership status, the Tractor Boys still had European action to look forward to. They attained UEFA Cup qualification via UEFA's fair play league.

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:
(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]

Ipswich Town's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 2001 Sunderland A 0–1 47,370
21 August 2001 Derby County H 3–1 21,197 George (2), Naylor
25 August 2001 Charlton Athletic H 0–1 22,804
8 September 2001 Leicester City A 1–1 18,774 Stewart
16 September 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 1–1 22,126 Armstrong
22 September 2001 Manchester United A 0–4 67,551
30 September 2001 Leeds United H 1–2 22,643 Stewart
13 October 2001 Everton H 0–0 22,820
21 October 2001 Fulham A 1–1 17,221 Wright
24 October 2001 Southampton A 3–3 29,614 Stewart (2), Venus
28 October 2001 West Ham United H 2–3 22,834 Hreidarsson, Holland
4 November 2001 Chelsea A 1–2 40,497 Stewart (pen)
18 November 2001 Bolton Wanderers H 1–2 22,335 Holland
25 November 2001 Middlesbrough A 0–0 32,586
1 December 2001 Arsenal H 0–2 24,666
9 December 2001 Newcastle United H 0–1 24,748
17 December 2001 Aston Villa A 1–2 29,320 George
22 December 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 2–1 36,040 George, Armstrong
26 December 2001 Leicester City H 2–0 24,403 M Bent, Peralta
29 December 2001 Sunderland H 5–0 24,517 Armstrong (2), Gaardsøe, George, Clapham
1 January 2002 Charlton Athletic A 2–3 25,893 M Bent (2)
12 January 2002 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–1 25,077 M Bent, McGreal
19 January 2002 Derby County A 3–1 29,658 M Bent, Peralta, Reuser
30 January 2002 Fulham H 1–0 25,156 M Bent
2 February 2002 Everton A 2–1 33,069 Peralta, Holland
9 February 2002 Liverpool H 0–6 25,608
2 March 2002 Southampton H 1–3 25,440 George
6 March 2002 Leeds United A 0–2 39,414
13 March 2002 Blackburn Rovers A 1–2 23,305 Stewart
16 March 2002 Newcastle United A 2–2 51,115 M Bent (2)
23 March 2002 Aston Villa H 0–0 28,053
30 March 2002 West Ham United A 1–1 33,871 M Bent
1 April 2002 Chelsea H 0–0 28,053
6 April 2002 Bolton Wanderers A 1–4 25,817 Clapham
21 April 2002 Arsenal A 0–2 38,058
24 April 2002 Middlesbrough H 1–0 25,979 D Bent
27 April 2002 Manchester United H 0–1 28,433
11 May 2002 Liverpool A 0–5 44,088

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 2002 Dagenham & Redbridge A 4–1 5,949 Peralta (2), Magilton, Stewart
R4 27 January 2002 Manchester City H 1–4 21,199 M Bent

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 9 October 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 3–2 6,116 Reuser (2), Armstrong
R4 27 November 2001 Newcastle United A 1–4 32,576 D Bent

UEFA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 UEFA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 First Leg 20 September 2001 Torpedo Moscow H 1–1 21,201 Bramble
R1 Second Leg 28 September 2001 Torpedo Moscow A 2–1 10,500 George, Stewart
R2 First Leg 18 October 2001 Helsingborg H 0–0 22,254
R2 Second Leg 1 November 2001 Helsingborg A 3–1 (won 3-1 on agg) 9,484 Hreidarsson, Stewart (2)
R3 First Leg 22 November 2001 Inter Milan H 1–0 24,569 Armstrong
R3 Second Leg 6 December 2001 Inter Milan A 1–4 (lost 2-4 on agg) 25,358 Armstrong (pen)

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 England GK Andy Marshall
2 Netherlands DF Fabian Wilnis
3 England MF Jamie Clapham
4 England DF John McGreal
5 Iceland DF Hermann Hreidarsson
6 England DF Mark Venus
7 Northern Ireland MF Jim Magilton
8 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland
9 Spain FW Pablo Couñago
10 England FW Alun Armstrong
11 England FW Marcus Stewart
12 England DF Richard Naylor
13 England GK Mike Salmon
14 England MF Jermaine Wright
15 England DF Chris Makin
16 England MF Gary Croft
17 England DF Wayne Brown
18 England FW Darren Bent
No. Position Player
19 England DF Titus Bramble
20 England MF Richard Logan
21 Republic of Ireland GK Keith Branagan
22 England MF Tommy Miller
24 Netherlands MF Nabil Abidallah
25 England MF Ashley Nicholls
26 England GK James Pullen
27 England DF Lee Beevers
28 England MF Matt Bloomfield
29 South Africa DF Justin Miller
30 Netherlands MF Martijn Reuser
32 England MF Darren Ambrose
33 Nigeria MF Finidi George
34 Italy GK Matteo Sereni
35 Argentina MF Sixto Peralta (on loan from Inter Milan)
36 Denmark DF Thomas Gaardsøe
37 France MF Ulrich Le Pen
38 England FW Marcus Bent

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
23 Netherlands FW Guillermo Graaven (released)
31 Slovenia DF Amir Karić (loaned to NK Maribor)
No. Position Player
Northern Ireland MF Sean Friars (to Carlisle United)

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 DF Matt Richards
Turkey DF Erdem Artun
England MF Robert Dickinson
No. Position Player
England FW Ed Chibogu
England FW Alan Connell

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[2]