2000–01 Coventry City F.C. season

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Coventry City
2000–01 season
Chairman Bryan Richardson
Manager Gordon Strachan
Stadium Highfield Road
Premiership 19th (relegated)
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Bellamy/Hartson/Hadji (6)
All: Bellamy (8)
Highest home attendance 23,063 vs Liverpool
(28 Apr 2001, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance 7,425 vs Preston North End
(27 Sep 2000, League Cup)
Average home league attendance 20,535
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2000–01 English football season, Coventry City F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Coventry City's season started promisingly. Despite an opening-day 3-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough, this was followed by back-to-back away victories at Southampton and Manchester City, the first time they won an away league game in 16 months. However, after 34 years and 10 close shaves with relegation, their luck finally ran out and they were relegated from the top flight (the first time the club had suffered relegation for 43 years since they were relegated to the Old Division Four in 1958).[1]

Much optimism followed Coventry's relegation with everyone at the club working hard to attain promotion at the first attempt. These hopes were boosted with the signing of prolific striker Lee Hughes from local rivals West Bromwich Albion.[2]

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 24 8 6 79 31 +48 80 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Arsenal 38 20 10 8 63 38 +25 70
3 Liverpool 38 20 9 9 71 39 +32 69 2001–02 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round 1
4 Leeds United 38 20 8 10 64 43 +21 68 2001–02 UEFA Cup First round 1
5 Ipswich Town 38 20 6 12 57 42 +15 66
6 Chelsea 38 17 10 11 68 45 +23 61
7 Sunderland 38 15 12 11 46 41 +5 57
8 Aston Villa 38 13 15 10 46 43 +3 54 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
9 Charlton Athletic 38 14 10 14 50 57 −7 52
10 Southampton 38 14 10 14 40 48 −8 52
11 Newcastle United 38 14 9 15 44 50 −6 51 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
12 Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 10 15 47 54 −7 49
13 Leicester City 38 14 6 18 39 51 −12 48
14 Middlesbrough 38 9 15 14 44 44 0 42
15 West Ham United 38 10 12 16 45 50 −5 42
16 Everton 38 11 9 18 45 59 −14 42
17 Derby County 38 10 12 16 37 59 −22 42
18 Manchester City (R) 38 8 10 20 41 65 −24 34 Relegation to 2001–02 Football League First Division
19 Coventry City (R) 38 8 10 20 36 63 −27 34
20 Bradford City (R) 38 5 11 22 30 70 −40 26

Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Since Liverpool qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as FA Cup winners went to Ipswich Town, and as Liverpool also won the League Cup that place went to Chelsea.
(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.

Results Summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 8 10 20 36 63  −27 34 4 7 8 14 23  −9 4 3 12 22 40  −18

Source: 2000-01 FA Premier League table

Results by round
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 H A A H H A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H H A H A A H A H A H
Result L W W L D L L D W L L L L L D L W L D W D D L L L L D D D L W W L W L L L D
Position 17 11 4 9 9 12 17 16 13 15 16 17 17 17 17 18 17 18 18 18 17 17 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 18 18 19 19 19

Source: 11v11.com: 2000-01 Coventry City results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Coventry City's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2000 Middlesbrough H 1-3 20,624 Eustace
23 August 2000 Southampton A 2-1 14,801 Bellamy (pen), Roussel
26 August 2000 Manchester City A 2-1 34,140 Edghill (own goal), Bellamy
6 September 2000 Newcastle United H 0-2 22,109
9 September 2000 Leeds United H 0-0 20,377
16 September 2000 Arsenal A 1-2 37,794 Hadji
23 September 2000 West Ham United H 0-3 21,020
30 September 2000 Charlton Athletic A 2-2 20,043 Aloisi, Bellamy (pen)
14 October 2000 Tottenham Hotspur H 2-1 21,435 Aloisi, Eustace
21 October 2000 Chelsea A 1-6 34,646 Roussel
28 October 2000 Sunderland A 0-1 44,526
4 November 2000 Manchester United H 1-2 21,079 Zúñiga
12 November 2000 Liverpool A 1-4 43,701 Thompson
20 November 2000 Ipswich Town H 0-1 19,324
25 November 2000 Aston Villa H 1-1 21,464 Hadji
2 December 2000 Bradford City A 1-2 15,523 Aloisi
10 December 2000 Leicester City H 1-0 17,283 Bellamy
16 December 2000 Derby County A 0-1 27,869
22 December 2000 Southampton H 1-1 18,090 Thompson
26 December 2000 Everton A 2-1 35,704 Hadji, Breen
30 December 2000 Middlesbrough A 1-1 30,499 Whelan (own goal)
1 January 2001 Manchester City H 1-1 21,999 Edworthy
13 January 2001 Newcastle United A 1-3 50,159 Thompson
20 January 2001 Everton H 1-3 19,174 Carsley (pen)
31 January 2001 Leeds United A 0-1 36,555
3 February 2001 Arsenal H 0-1 22,035
12 February 2001 West Ham United A 1-1 22,586 Dailly (own goal)
24 February 2001 Charlton Athletic H 2-2 19,480 Bellamy, Hartson
3 March 2001 Chelsea H 0-0 21,609
17 March 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-3 35,606
31 March 2001 Derby County H 2-0 19,654 Hadji, Hartson
7 April 2001 Leicester City A 3-1 19,545 Bellamy, Carsley, Hartson
14 April 2001 Manchester United A 2-4 67,637 Hartson (2)
16 April 2001 Sunderland H 1-0 20,946 Hartson
21 April 2001 Ipswich Town A 0-2 24,612
28 April 2001 Liverpool H 0-2 23,063
5 May 2001 Aston Villa A 2-3 39,761 Hadji (2)
19 May 2001 Bradford City H 0-0 20,299

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000-01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Swindon Town A 2-0 14,445 Bellamy, Hadji
R4 27 January 2001 Manchester City A 0-1 24,637

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 19 September 2000 Preston North End A 3-1 10,770 Zúñiga, Hall, Strachan (pen)
R2 2nd Leg 27 September 2000 Preston North End H 4-1 (won 7-2 on agg) 7,425 Aloisi (3, 1 pen), Eustace
R3 1 November 2000 Southampton A 1-0 11,809 Eustace
R4 28 November 2000 Ipswich Town A 1-2 19,563 Bellamy (pen)

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4][5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Sweden GK Magnus Hedman
2 England DF Marc Edworthy
3 England MF Steve Froggatt
4 England DF Paul Williams
5 Wales FW John Hartson
6 England DF Richard Shaw
7 England MF David Thompson
8 Morocco MF Youssef Chippo
10 Morocco MF Mustapha Hadji
11 Peru FW Ysrael Zúñiga
12 Scotland DF Paul Telfer
13 England GK Chris Kirkland
14 England MF Carlton Palmer
15 England MF John Eustace
16 Australia FW John Aloisi
No. Position Player
17 Republic of Ireland DF Gary Breen[6]
18 Wales FW Craig Bellamy
19 Honduras MF Iván Guerrero
21 Scotland MF Gavin Strachan
22 Republic of Ireland DF Barry Quinn
24 England DF Marcus Hall
25 Republic of Ireland MF Barry Ferguson
26 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Muhamed Konjić
27 Scotland FW Steven McPhee
28 England FW Jay Bothroyd
32 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Carsley[7]
34 England GK Alan Miller (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
41 England DF Calum Davenport
42 England MF Robert Betts

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
5 Scotland DF Colin Hendry (to Bolton Wanderers)
9 Belgium FW Cédric Roussel (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)
No. Position Player
32 Republic of Ireland MF Daire Doyle (to Kidderminster Harriers)
42 England MF Robert Betts (on loan to Plymouth Argyle)

Reserve squad[edit]

The following players were contracted to Coventry, but did not appear for the first team this season.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
20 Sweden MF Tomas Gustafsson
23 Denmark GK Morten Hyldgaard
29 Norway FW Runar Normann
30 Belgium MF Laurent Delorge
31 Honduras FW Jairo Martínez
33 England FW Gary McSheffrey
35 England MF Craig Pead
36 Wales MF Lee Fowler
No. Position Player
37 Scotland MF Craig Strachan
38 England DF Thomas Cudworth
39 Sweden DF Richard Spong
40 Scotland MF Gary McPhee
50 Sweden GK Per Fahlman
England GK Gary Montgomery
Wales DF David Pipe
England MF Chris Barnett
Republic of Ireland MF Daire Doyle
Sweden MF Andreas Dahl
Scotland MF Martin Grant
Northern Ireland MF Mark Magennis

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee Notes
12 July 2000 FW England Jay Bothroyd England Arsenal £1,000,000 [8]
2 August 2000 MF England David Thompson England Liverpool £2,500,000 [9]
16 August 2000 FW Wales Craig Bellamy England Norwich City £6,500,000 [10]
6 September 2000 FW Honduras Jairo Martínez Honduras Motagua Signed [11]
19 October 2000 MF Honduras Iván Guerrero Honduras Motagua Signed
1 December 2000 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Carsley England Blackburn Rovers £2,500,000 [12]
22 December 2000 MF Sweden Andreas Dahl Sweden IFK Hässleholm £300,000
8 February 2001 FW Wales John Hartson England Wimbledon Signed [13]

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee Notes
9 June 2000 FW England Chukki Eribenne England Bournemouth Free transfer
28 June 2000 DF England David Burrows England Birmingham City Free transfer
1 July 2000 MF Scotland Gary McAllister England Liverpool Free transfer [14]
5 July 2000 DF England Ian Brightwell England Walsall Free transfer
6 July 2000 DF England Mark Burrows England Exeter City Free transfer
30 July 2000 FW Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane Italy Inter Milan £13,000,000 [15]
31 July 2000 FW England Noel Whelan England Middlesbrough £2,000,000 [16]
12 January 2001 MF Republic of Ireland Daire Doyle England Kidderminster Harriers Free transfer
13 February 2001 DF Scotland Colin Hendry England Bolton Wanderers £250,000 [17]
15 February 2001 FW Belgium Cédric Roussel England Wolverhampton Wanderers £1,500,000 [18]
Transfers in: Decrease £12,800,000
Transfers out: Increase £16,750,000
Total spending: Increase £3,950,000

Loan in[edit]

Loan out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coventry relegated at Villa". BBC Sport. 5 May 2001. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Coventry seal Hughes deal". BBC Sport. 8 August 2001. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/coventry-city/2000-2001/results
  4. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2000-2001/faprem/coventry.htm
  5. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/coventry-city/tab/players/season/2001
  6. ^ Breen was born in Hendon, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Ireland in June 1996.
  7. ^ Carsley was born in Birmingham, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his grandmother and made his international debut for Ireland in 1997.
  8. ^ "Bothroyd hits out at Arsenal". BBC Sport. 12 July 2000. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Coventry sign £2.5m Thompson". BBC Sport. 2 August 2000. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Coventry hail Bellamy coup". The Guardian. 17 August 2000. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sky Blues sign second Honduran". BBC Sport. 6 September 2000. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Persistent Coventry land Carsley". BBC Sport. 1 December 2000. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Coventry complete Hartson deal". BBC Sport. 8 February 2001. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "McAllister confirms Reds move". BBC News. 25 May 2000. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Keane in £13m Inter switch". BBC Sport. 30 July 2000. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Robson's Whelan deal". BBC Sport. 31 July 2000. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "Hendry completes Bolton move". BBC Sport. 13 February 2001. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Roussel completes Wolves switch". BBC Sport. 15 February 2001. Retrieved 7 October 2015.