2013–14 Motherwell F.C. season

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Motherwell
2013–14 season
Chairman Vacant
Manager Stuart McCall
Stadium Fir Park
Scottish Premiership 2nd
Europa League Third Qualifying Round
v FC Kuban Krasnodar
League Cup Quarter-Final
v Aberdeen
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
v Albion Rovers
Top goalscorer League: John Sutton (22)
All: John Sutton (22)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2013–14 season was Motherwell's twenty ninth consecutive season in the top flight of Scottish football and the first in the newly established Scottish Premiership,[1] having been promoted from the Scottish First Division at the end of the 1984–85 season. They finished the season in second place, behind Celtic, earning entry to the Europa League again, having been knocked out of the 2013-14 seasons at the Third Qualifying Round stage by FC Kuban Krasnodar. They also competed in the League Cup, reaching the Quarter-Final, the and the Scottish Cup where they reached the Fourth Round.

Results & Fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre-season Friendlies[edit]

Scottish Premiership[edit]

Results[edit]

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Qualifying phase[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: 2013-14 Scottish Cup

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

As of 11 May 2014[3][4]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Scottish Premiership Europa League Scottish League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Scotland GK Lee Hollis 15 0 14+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 Scotland DF Craig Reid 14 1 13+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
3 Scotland DF Steven Hammell 39 0 34+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
4 England DF Simon Ramsden 22 0 18+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
5 England DF Shaun Hutchinson 40 1 35+0 1 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
6 Scotland DF Stephen McManus 42 4 37+0 4 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
7 Scotland MF James McFadden 30 5 21+6 4 1+0 0 1+0 1 1+0 0
8 Scotland MF Paul Lawson 22 0 5+12 0 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
9 England FW John Sutton 41 22 38+0 22 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
11 Scotland MF Iain Vigurs 38 4 34+3 4 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
12 Faroe Islands GK Gunnar Nielsen 23 0 19+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
14 Scotland MF Keith Lasley 41 2 37+0 2 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
15 England DF Adam Cummins 5 0 1+2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
16 Scotland FW Robert McHugh 12 2 3+5 1 0+1 0 1+1 1 1+0 0
17 Antigua and Barbuda DF Zaine Francis-Angol 38 3 21+12 3 2+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
18 Scotland MF Stuart Carswell 32 0 24+4 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
19 Scotland FW Lee Erwin 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 Scotland DF Fraser Kerr 22 0 10+9 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
21 Scotland GK Ross Stewart 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 Scotland FW Craig Moore 19 1 3+14 1 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
23 Scotland DF Euan Murray 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 Estonia FW Henri Anier 36 9 18+14 9 1+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
25 England MF Lionel Ainsworth 31 11 22+7 11 0+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
26 Scotland MF Jack Leitch 10 0 6+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
29 Scotland FW Dale Shirkie 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
34 Scotland MF Chris Cadden 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
51 Czech Republic GK Dan Twardzik 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

As of 11 May 2014[3][4]
Ranking Nation Number Name Scottish Premiership Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe Total
1 England 9 John Sutton 22 22
2 England 25 Lionel Ainsworth 11 11
3 Estonia 24 Henri Anier 9 9
4 Scotland 7 James McFadden 4 1 5
5 Scotland 6 Stephen McManus 4 4
6 Scotland 11 Iain Vigurs 4 4
7 Antigua and Barbuda 17 Zaine Francis-Angol 3 3
8 Scotland 14 Keith Lasley 2 2
9 Scotland 16 Robert McHugh 1 1 2
10 England 5 Shaun Hutchinson 1 1
11 Scotland 22 Craig Moore 1 1
12 Scotland 2 Craig Reid 1 1
Own Goals 1
TOTALS 64 2 66

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 11 May 2014[3][4]
Nation Position Number Name Scottish Premier League Europa League Scottish League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Scotland DF 3 Steven Hammell 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
England DF 4 Simon Ramsden 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
England DF 5 Shaun Hutchinson 10 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 1
Scotland DF 6 Stephen McManus 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Scotland MF 7 James McFadden 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF 8 Paul Lawson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
England FW 9 John Sutton 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF 11 Iain Vigurs 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Faroe Islands GK 12 Gunnar Nielsen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF 14 Keith Lasley 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
England DF 15 Adam Cummins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF 18 Stuart Carswell 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0
Scotland DF 20 Fraser Kerr 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland FW 22 Craig Moore 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Estonia FW 24 Henri Anier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England MF 25 Lionel Ainsworth 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF 26 Jack Leitch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 59 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 67 2

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 31 6 1 102 25 +77 99 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 22 4 12 64 60 +4 70 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Aberdeen 38 20 8 10 53 38 +15 68 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
4 Dundee United 38 16 10 12 65 50 +15 58
5 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 16 9 13 44 44 0 57
6 St Johnstone 38 15 8 15 48 42 +6 53 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
7 Ross County 38 11 7 20 44 62 −18 40
8 St Mirren 38 10 9 19 39 58 −19 39
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 6 21 45 66 −21 39
10 Partick Thistle 38 8 14 16 46 65 −19 38
11 Hibernian (R) 38 8 11 19 31 51 −20 35 Scottish Premiership play-offs
12 Heart of Midlothian (R) 38 10 8 20 45 65 −20 0231 Relegation to 2014–15 Scottish Championship

Source: ESPN
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Heart of Midlothian were deducted 15 points for entering administration
2 St Johnstone, as winners of the 2013–14 Scottish Cup, qualify to second qualifying round of Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 22 4 12 64 60 +4 70 13 2 4 39 29 +10 9 2 8 25 31 −6

Source: BBC Sport

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H H A A H A H A H H A H A H A A H A A H H A A H A H H H A A H A H H A
Result W L L W W W D W L W L W L W L W W W W W W L D W L L W D W W L W L D L W W W
Position 4 6 6 5 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 5 4 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2

Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results by opponent[edit]

Motherwell score first

Team Results Points
1 2 3 4
Aberdeen 1-3 1-0 2-2 1-0 7
Celtic 0-2 0-5 0-3 3-3 1
Dundee United 2-2 0-4 3-1 5-1 1
Heart of Midlothian 2-1 1-0 4-1 9
Hibernian 1-0 1-0 3-3 7
Inverness C.T. 0-2 2-0 2-1 2-1 9
Kilmarnock 2-1 2-0 1-2 6
Partick Thistle 1-0 5-1 4-3 9
Ross County 3-1 2-1 2-1 9
St. Johnstone 0-2 4-0 0-3 2-1 6
St. Mirren 1-0 3-0 2-3 6

Source: 2013–14 Scottish Premier League Results Table

Transfers[edit]

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
19 May 2014[26] FW Scotland James McFadden
19 May 2014 DF England Shaun Hutchinson England Fulham 16 June 2014[27]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "New SPFL branding is unveiled". skysports.com. SKY Sports. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kuban' Krasnodar vs. Motherwell". Soccerway. 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Motherwell F.C. Sky Sports Statistics
  4. ^ a b c Motherwell F.C. Sky Sports Statistics 2
  5. ^ "Paul Lawson signs from Ross County as seven exit". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 20 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ross County's Iain Vigurs signs Motherwell deal". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "John Sutton makes Motherwell return after Hearts exit". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Defender Fraser Kerr signs new Motherwell contract". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Gunnar Nielsen: Motherwell sign Faroe Islands goalkeeper". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Defender Stephen McManus joins Motherwell". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "16 year old Ben Hall signs for Motherwell FC". dungannonswiftsfc.co.uk (Dungannon Swifts F.C.). 17 July 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Anier completes Well switch". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Motherwell sign Craig Reid". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 21 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Birmingham City sign Motherwell keeper". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 14 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Preston North End to sign Motherwell winger". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa signs for Polish side Legia Warsaw". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Last season's top scorer Michael Higdon heads to Holland". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Tom Hateley: Defender joins Tranmere on four-month deal". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Motherwell sign Viking striker Henri Anier on loan". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 29 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Motherwell sign Lionel Ainsworth on loan from Rotherham". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 29 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  21. ^ "Lionel Ainsworth: Rotherham winger extends Motherwell stay". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "http://sport.stv.tv/football/254943-motherwell-sign-dundee-goalkeeper-dan-twardzik-on-short-term-loan/". stv.tv (Scottish Television). 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "Erwin joins Arbroath on loan". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  24. ^ "Cummins joins Dundee on loan". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "New Loan Signing". qosfc.com (Queen of the South F.C.). 13 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Motherwell: James McFadden to leave Fir Park at end of May". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  27. ^ "Hutchinson Joins Fulham". Fulham. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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