2002–03 Norwich City F.C. season

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Norwich City
2002–03 season
Chairman Roger Munby
Manager Nigel Worthington
Stadium Carrow Road
First Division 8th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: McVeigh (14)
All: McVeigh (15)
Average home league attendance 20,353

During the 2002–03 English football season, Norwich City competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 2002–03 season, the Canaries made an impressive start with just one defeat in their first 14 league games, picking up 29 points from the possible 42 which saw them amongst one of the candidates for promotion but an inconsistent run towards the end of the season saw Norwich miss out on a play-off spot after only 7 league wins at the end of Christmas.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Portsmouth 46 17 3 3 52 22 12 8 3 45 23 97 45 +52 98
2 Leicester City 46 16 5 2 40 12 10 9 4 33 28 73 40 +33 92
3 Sheffield United 46 13 7 3 38 23 10 4 9 34 29 72 52 +20 80
4 Reading 46 13 3 7 33 21 12 1 10 28 25 61 46 +15 79
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 9 10 4 40 19 11 6 6 41 25 81 44 +37 76
6 Nottingham Forest 46 14 7 2 57 23 6 7 10 25 27 82 50 +32 74
7 Ipswich Town 46 10 5 8 49 39 9 8 6 31 25 80 64 +16 70
8 Norwich City 46 14 4 5 36 17 5 8 10 24 32 60 49 +11 69
9 Millwall 46 11 6 6 34 32 8 3 12 25 37 59 69 –10 66
10 Wimbledon 46 12 5 6 39 28 6 6 11 37 45 76 73 +3 65
11 Gillingham 46 10 6 7 33 31 6 8 9 23 34 56 65 –9 62
12 Preston North End 46 11 7 5 44 29 5 6 12 24 41 68 70 –2 61
13 Watford 46 11 5 7 33 26 6 4 13 21 44 54 70 –16 60
14 Crystal Palace 46 8 10 5 29 17 6 7 10 30 35 59 52 +7 59
15 Rotherham United 46 8 9 6 27 25 7 5 11 35 37 62 62 ±0 59
16 Burnley 46 10 4 9 35 44 5 6 12 30 45 65 89 –24 55
17 Walsall 46 10 3 10 34 34 5 6 12 23 35 57 69 –12 54
18 Derby County 46 9 5 9 33 32 6 2 15 22 42 55 74 –19 52
19 Bradford City 46 7 8 8 27 35 7 2 14 24 38 51 73 –22 52
20 Coventry City 46 6 6 11 23 31 6 8 9 23 31 46 62 –16 50
21 Stoke City 46 9 6 8 25 25 3 8 12 20 44 45 69 –24 50
22 Sheffield Wednesday 46 7 7 9 29 32 3 9 11 27 41 56 73 –17 46
23 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 7 6 10 29 31 4 6 13 20 36 49 67 –18 45
24 Grimsby Town 46 5 6 12 26 39 4 6 13 22 46 48 85 –37 39
  • 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]

Norwich City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 August 2002 Grimsby Town H 4-0 19,869 Mulryne (2), McVeigh (2)
13 August 2002 Rotherham United A 1-1 7,687 Nielsen
17 August 2002 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2-0 6,730 McVeigh, Easton
24 August 2002 Gillingham H 1-0 20,588 McVeigh
26 August 2002 Stoke City A 1-1 13,931 Drury
31 August 2002 Watford H 4-0 20,563 McVeigh, Roberts, Mulryne, Nielsen
7 September 2002 Sheffield United H 2-3 20,074 McVeigh, Mackay
15 September 2002 Ipswich Town A 1-1 29,112 Mackay
18 September 2002 Reading A 2-0 14,335 McVeigh, Mulryne
21 September 2002 Portsmouth H 1-0 21,335 Roberts
28 September 2002 Preston North End A 2-1 13,550 Nielsen, McVeigh
5 October 2002 Leicester City H 0-0 20,952
19 October 2002 Millwall H 3-1 20,448 Nielsen (2), Kenton
23 October 2002 Coventry City A 1-1 16,409 McVeigh
26 October 2002 Bradford City A 1-2 12,888 Abbey
29 October 2002 Nottingham Forest H 0-0 20,986
2 November 2002 Wimbledon A 2-4 3,908 Henderson, Nielsen
9 November 2002 Sheffield Wednesday H 3-0 20,667 Roberts (2, 1 pen), McVeigh
16 November 2002 Crystal Palace H 2-0 20,907 McVeigh, Roberts
23 November 2002 Burnley A 0-2 16,282
30 November 2002 Derby County H 1-0 20,522 Mackay
7 December 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0-1 25,753
14 December 2002 Crystal Palace A 0-2 16,791
21 December 2002 Walsall H 2-1 19,872 Mackay, Mulryne
26 December 2002 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-1 20,687
28 December 2002 Grimsby Town A 1-1 8,306 Abbey
11 January 2003 Rotherham United H 1-1 19,452 McVeigh
19 January 2003 Watford A 1-2 13,338 Cox (own goal)
1 February 2003 Stoke City H 2-2 20,186 Roberts, Mackay
8 February 2003 Sheffield Wednesday A 2-2 19,114 Healy, Roberts
22 February 2003 Sheffield United A 1-0 19,020 McVeigh
25 February 2003 Gillingham A 0-1 7,935
2 March 2003 Ipswich Town H 0-2 21,243
5 March 2003 Reading H 0-1 18,970
12 March 2003 Portsmouth A 2-3 19,221 Easton, Rivers
15 March 2003 Coventry City H 2-0 20,099 Nedergaard, Drury
18 March 2003 Millwall A 2-0 6,854 Mackay, Abbey
22 March 2003 Nottingham Forest A 0-4 27,296
25 March 2003 Wimbledon H 1-0 21,059 Healy
29 March 2003 Bradford City H 3-2 18,536 Rivers (2, 1 pen), Abbey
5 April 2003 Derby County A 1-2 23,643 McVeigh
12 April 2003 Burnley H 2-0 20,026 Nedergaard, Abbey
19 April 2003 Walsall A 0-0 7,018
21 April 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-3 20,843
27 April 2003 Leicester City A 1-1 31,639 Rivers
4 May 2003 Preston North End H 2-0 20,232 Mears (own goal), Mulryne

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2002–03 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 14 January 2003 Brighton & Hove Albion H 3-1 17,205 Mulryne (2), McVeigh
R4 25 January 2003 Dagenham & Redbridge H 1-0 21,164 Abbey
R5 15 February 2003 Southampton A 0-2 31,103

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 10 September 2002 Cheltenham Town H 0-3 13,285

Squad[2][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 Robert Green
2 England MF Darren Kenton
3 England DF Adam Drury
4 Scotland DF Malky Mackay
5 England DF Craig Fleming
6 Denmark FW David Nielsen
7 Northern Ireland MF Phil Mulryne
8 Scotland MF Gary Holt
9 Wales FW Iwan Roberts
10 England FW Zema Abbey
11 Scotland MF Chris Llewellyn
14 Scotland FW Alex Notman
15 England FW David Healy (on loan from Preston North End)
No. Position Player
16 Denmark DF Steen Nedergaard
17 England MF Dean Sinclair
18 Scotland FW Paul McVeigh
19 England DF Keith Briggs
20 England DF Paul Heckingbottom
21 England MF Darel Russell
22 England FW Ian Henderson
23 England FW Ryan Jarvis
24 England MF Clint Easton
25 England DF Jason Shackell
27 England MF Mark Rivers
28 England GK Paul Crichton

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
- England FW Danny Bloomfield (to Bournemouth)
19 France FW Marc Libbra (to US Créteil-Lusitanos)
15 Northern Ireland DF Brian McGovern (to Peterborough United)
19 England MF Nicky Southall (on loan from Middlesbrough)
30 England FW Paul Hayes (to Scunthorpe United)
No. Position Player
17 England DF Daryl Sutch (to Southend United)
13 England GK Arran Lee-Barrett (to Cardiff City)
29 England DF Leigh Bromby (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday)
12 England MF Neil Emblen (to Walsall)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norwich City 2002-2003 : Results". statto.com. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Norwich City". footballsquads.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2013.