2001–02 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
2001–02 season
Chairman Rupert Lowe
Manager Stuart Gray (until 21 October)
Gordon Strachan (from 22 October)
Stadium St Mary's Stadium
Premier League 11th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Pahars (14)
All: Pahars (16)
Average home league attendance 30,633

During the 2001–02 English football season, Southampton Football Club competed in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

The move to St Mary's Stadium was seen as the way forward for Southampton after 103 years at the dilapidated Dell, but a terrible start to the season saw relegation looking certain and cost manager Stuart Gray his job after barely six months in charge. His successor was Gordon Strachan, who had just left Coventry City. Strachan quickly turned Southampton's fortunes round, and they gradually climbed to a secure 11th place in the final table.

At the end of the season, Matthew Le Tissier retired, bringing to an end his 16-year playing career for Southampton. He remained at the club as a coach.

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]

Southampton's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 2001 Leeds United A 0–2 39,715
25 August 2001 Chelsea H 0–2 31,107
9 September 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–2 33,668
15 September 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 1–0 24,378 Pahars
24 September 2001 Aston Villa H 1–3 26,794 Pahars
29 September 2001 Middlesbrough A 3–1 26,142 Beattie (2), Pahars (pen)
13 October 2001 Arsenal H 0–2 29,759
20 October 2001 West Ham United A 0–2 25,842
24 October 2001 Ipswich Town H 3–3 29,614 Beattie, Pahars, Marsden
27 October 2001 Fulham A 1–2 18,771 Beattie
3 November 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 1–2 30,523 Pahars
17 November 2001 Derby County A 0–1 32,063
24 November 2001 Charlton Athletic H 1–0 31,198 Pahars
2 December 2001 Everton A 0–2 28,138
8 December 2001 Leicester City A 4–0 20,321 Svensson (2), Beattie, Pahars
15 December 2001 Sunderland H 2–0 29,459 Craddock (own goal), Pahars
22 December 2001 Manchester United A 1–6 67,638 Pahars
26 December 2001 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 31,719 Beattie
29 December 2001 Leeds United H 0–1 31,622
1 January 2002 Chelsea A 4–2 35,156 Beattie (2), Pahars, Marsden
9 January 2002 Liverpool H 2–0 31,527 Beattie, Riise (own goal)
13 January 2002 Manchester United H 1–3 31,858 Beattie
19 January 2002 Liverpool A 1–1 43,710 Davies
30 January 2002 West Ham United H 2–0 31,879 Davies, Fernandes
2 February 2002 Arsenal A 1–1 38,024 Tessem
9 February 2002 Newcastle United A 1–3 51,857 Pahars
23 February 2002 Bolton Wanderers H 0–0 31,380
2 March 2002 Ipswich Town A 3–1 25,440 Delap, Ormerod, Marsden
6 March 2002 Middlesbrough H 1–1 28,931 Svensson
16 March 2002 Leicester City H 2–2 30,012 Pahars (2, 1 pen)
23 March 2002 Sunderland A 1–1 46,120 Tessem
30 March 2002 Fulham H 1–1 31,616 Delap
1 April 2002 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 28,851
6 April 2002 Derby County H 2–0 29,263 Oakley, Pahars
13 April 2002 Charlton Athletic A 1–1 26,557 El Khalej
20 April 2002 Everton H 0–1 31,785
27 April 2002 Aston Villa A 1–2 35,255 Beattie
11 May 2002 Newcastle United H 3–1 31,973 Svensson, Beattie (pen), Telfer

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 16 January 2002 Rotherham United A 1–2 8,464 Pahars (pen)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 11 September 2001 Brighton & Hove Albion A 3–0 6,489 Beattie, Svensson (2)
R3 9 October 2001 Gillingham A 2–0 7,948 Beattie (pen), Pahars
R4 27 November 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 2–2 (lost 5-6 on pens) 8,404 Davies, El Khalej

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 Wales GK Paul Jones
2 England DF Jason Dodd
3 England DF Wayne Bridge
4 England MF Chris Marsden
5 Norway DF Claus Lundekvam
6 England DF Paul Williams
7 England MF Matt Le Tissier (captain)
8 England MF Matt Oakley
9 England FW James Beattie
10 England FW Kevin Davies
11 France FW Eric Hassli (on loan from Metz)
12 Sweden MF Anders Svensson
13 England GK Neil Moss
14 England MF Stuart Ripley
15 England DF Francis Benali
16 England MF Mark Draper
No. Position Player
17 Latvia FW Marian Pahars
18 Republic of Ireland MF Rory Delap[2]
19 Portugal MF Dani Rodrigues
20 Morocco DF Tahar El Khalej
21 Norway FW Jo Tessem
24 Romania DF Dan Petrescu
25 England DF Garry Monk
26 Latvia MF Imants Bleidelis
29 France MF Fabrice Fernandes
30 Australia FW Scott McDonald
32 Northern Ireland DF Chris Baird
33 Scotland DF Paul Telfer
34 Ecuador FW Agustín Delgado
35 Ecuador MF Cléber Chalá
36 England FW Brett Ormerod

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
6 England DF Dean Richards (to Tottenham Hotspur)
11 Germany FW Uwe Rösler (to Unterhaching)
22 Argentina FW Adrian Caceres (to Hull City)
28 England MF Kevin Gibbens (to Oxford United)
No. Position Player
29 England MF Paul Murray (to Oldham Athletic)
31 England DF Ryan Ashford (to Torquay United)
England FW Mark Peters (to Brentford)
England FW Adam Wallace (to Southend 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
23 Spain MF Jacinto Elá[3]
No. Position Player
27 England GK Scott Bevan

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Loan out[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[10][11]