2001–02 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
2001–02 season
Chairman Terry Brown
Manager Glenn Roeder
Stadium Upton Park
FA Premier League 7th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Frédéric Kanouté (11)
All:
Jermain Defoe (14)
Average home league attendance 31,359

During the 2001–02 English football season, West Ham United F.C. competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Barclaycard Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

The knives were out for Glenn Roeder after a dismal start to the season left the inexperienced manager's West Ham side in danger of relegation. But an impressive run of form during the second half of the season saw them climb to seventh and head the teams who had failed to qualify for Europe - though they were still 11 points behind the sixth-placed side, and were left wondering what they might have achieved had they performed well all season. They suffered from inconsistency throughout the season and it was their dismal away form that ultimately let them down and which literally mirrored their home form: at home, they won 12, drew four and lost three whereas on their travels, they won only three, drew four and lost 12. They suffered a series of horrendous away defeats including a 5-0 trouncing at Everton, a 7-1 thumping at Blackburn Rovers and a 5-1 rout at Chelsea; these results would ultimately lead to them finishing the season with a goal difference of -9 despite winning as many as they lost.

Kit[edit]

West Ham maintained their kit manufacturing agreement with Fila, who introduced a new home kit for the season, featuring all-blue shirt sleeves and white socks. Dr. Martens remained the kit sponsors.

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]

West Ham United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 August 2001 Liverpool A 1–2 43,935 Di Canio (pen)
25 August 2001 Leeds United H 0–0 24,517
8 September 2001 Derby County A 0–0 27,802
15 September 2001 Middlesbrough A 0–2 25,445
23 September 2001 Newcastle United H 3–0 24,810 Hutchison, Di Canio, Kanouté
29 September 2001 Everton A 0–5 32,049
14 October 2001 Blackburn Rovers A 1–7 22,712 Carrick
20 October 2001 Southampton H 2–0 25,842 Kanouté (2)
24 October 2001 Chelsea H 2–1 26,520 Carrick, Kanouté
28 October 2001 Ipswich Town A 3–2 22,834 Di Canio, Kanouté, Defoe
3 November 2001 Fulham H 0–2 26,217
19 November 2001 Charlton Athletic A 4–4 23,198 Kitson (3), Defoe
24 November 2001 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–1 32,780
1 December 2001 Sunderland A 0–1 47,437
5 December 2001 Aston Villa H 1–1 28,377 Defoe
8 December 2001 Manchester United A 1–0 67,582 Defoe
15 December 2001 Arsenal H 1–1 34,523 Kanouté
22 December 2001 Leicester City A 1–1 20,131 Di Canio (pen)
26 December 2001 Derby County H 4–0 31,397 Schemmel, Di Canio, Sinclair, Defoe
29 December 2001 Liverpool H 1–1 35,103 Sinclair
1 January 2002 Leeds United A 0–3 39,320
12 January 2002 Leicester City H 1–0 34,698 Di Canio
20 January 2002 Chelsea A 1–5 40,035 Defoe
30 January 2002 Southampton A 0–2 31,879
2 February 2002 Blackburn Rovers H 2–0 35,307 Sinclair, Kanouté
9 February 2002 Bolton Wanderers A 0–1 24,342
23 February 2002 Middlesbrough H 1–0 35,420 Kanouté
2 March 2002 Aston Villa A 1–2 37,341 Di Canio (pen)
6 March 2002 Everton H 1–0 29,883 Sinclair
16 March 2002 Manchester United H 3–5 35,281 Lomas, Kanouté, Defoe
30 March 2002 Ipswich Town H 3–1 33,871 Lomas, Di Canio, Defoe
1 April 2002 Fulham A 1–0 19,416 Kanouté
6 April 2002 Charlton Athletic H 2–0 32,389 Di Canio (pen), Kanouté
13 April 2002 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 36,083 Pearce
20 April 2002 Sunderland H 3–0 33,319 Sinclair, Lomas, Defoe
24 April 2002 Arsenal A 0–2 38,038
27 April 2002 Newcastle United A 1–3 52,127 Defoe
11 May 2002 Bolton Wanderers H 2–1 35,546 Lomas, Pearce

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2001–02 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 2002 Macclesfield Town A 3–0 5,706 Defoe (2), Cole
R4 26 January 2002 Chelsea A 1–1 33,443 Kanouté
R4R 6 February 2002 Chelsea H 2–3 27,272 Defoe (2)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 11 September 2001 Reading A 0–0 (lost 5-6 on pens) 21,173

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 David James
2 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Řepka
3 England DF Nigel Winterburn
4 Scotland MF Don Hutchison[2]
5 Slovakia DF Vladimír Labant
6 Australia DF Hayden Foxe
7 Scotland DF Christian Dailly
8 England MF Trevor Sinclair
10 Italy FW Paolo Di Canio
11 Northern Ireland MF Steve Lomas[3]
12 England FW Paul Kitson
13 Sweden GK Sven Andersson
14 France FW Frédéric Kanouté[4]
15 Cameroon DF Rigobert Song
16 England MF John Moncur
17 Trinidad and Tobago GK Shaka Hislop[5]
19 England DF Ian Pearce
20 England DF Scott Minto
No. Position Player
21 England MF Michael Carrick
22 Canada GK Craig Forrest
23 England DF Steve Potts
24 Norway DF Ragnvald Soma
25 England FW Jermain Defoe
26 England MF Joe Cole
27 Republic of Ireland DF Shaun Byrne[6]
28 France MF Laurent Courtois
29 Guinea FW Titi Camara
30 France DF Sébastien Schemmel
31 Turkey FW Ömer Rıza[7]
32 England GK Stephen Bywater
33 Australia MF Richard Garcia
34 Northern Ireland MF Grant McCann
35 England DF Gary Charles
37 Australia MF Michael Ferrante
39 England DF Izzy Iriekpen
41 Republic of Ireland GK David Forde

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
18 Bulgaria FW Svetoslav Todorov (to Portsmouth)
36 England MF Adam Newton[8] (to Peterborough United)
38 England MF Steven Clark (to Southend United)
No. Position Player
39 England DF Anwar Uddin (to Sheffield Wednesday)
40 Australia DF Steve Laurie (to Peterborough United)
Italy MF Emmanuel Cascione (to Pistoiese)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/west-ham-united/2001-2002/results
  2. ^ Hutchison was born in Gateshead, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally through his father, and made his international debut for Scotland in March 1999.
  3. ^ Lomas was born in Hanover, Germany, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1994.
  4. ^ Kanouté was born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France, and represented them at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Mali internationally through his father and made his international debut for Mali in 2004.
  5. ^ Hislop was born in Hackney, England, and represented them at U-21 level, but was raised in Trinidad and Tobago and made his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 1999.
  6. ^ Byrne was born in Taplow, England, but qualifies to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and has represented them at U-16 and U-21 level.
  7. ^ Rıza was born in Edmonton, England, but qualified to represent Turkey internationally and has represented them at A2 level.
  8. ^ Newton was born in Ascot, England, and represented them at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Saint Kitts and Nevis internationally and made his international debut for Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2004.