2000–01 FA Premier League
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|Dates||19 August 2000 – 19 May 2001|
7th Premier League title
14th English title
|Champions League||Manchester United|
|UEFA Cup||Leeds United|
|Intertoto Cup||Aston Villa|
|Goals scored||992 (2.61 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (23)|
|Biggest home win||Manchester United 6–0 Bradford City|
(5 September 2000)
|Biggest away win||Charlton Athletic 0–4 Liverpool|
(19 May 2001)
Manchester City 0–4 Arsenal
(11 April 2001)
Derby County 0–4 Chelsea
(7 April 2001)
Manchester City 0–4 Leeds United
(13 January 2001)
Derby County 0–4 Liverpool
(15 October 2000)
|Highest scoring||Arsenal 5–3 Charlton Athletic|
(26 August 2000)
|Longest winning run||8 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||13 games|
|Longest winless run||13 games|
|Longest losing run||8 games|
Manchester United v Coventry City
(14 April 2001)
Bradford City v Coventry City
(2 December 2000)
The 2000–01 FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the ninth FA Premier League season and the third season running which ended with Manchester United as champions and Arsenal as runners-up. Sir Alex Ferguson became the first manager to win three successive English league titles with the same club. Liverpool, meanwhile, managed a unique cup treble – winning the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. They also finished third in the Premier League and qualified for the Champions League. Nike replaced Mitre as manufacturer of the official Premier League match ball, a contract that has since been extended multiple times, with the most recent renewal made in November 2018 to the end of the 2024–25 season.
UEFA Cup places went to Leeds United, Chelsea, Ipswich Town, and Aston Villa, who qualified via the Intertoto Cup. None of the top six clubs in the Premier League had an English manager. The most successful English manager in the 2000–01 Premier League campaign was Peter Reid, whose Sunderland side finished seventh, having spent most of the season challenging for a place in Europe, and briefly occupied second place in the Premier League table.
Despite the success achieved by Sir Alex Ferguson and Gérard Houllier, the Manager of the Year Award went to George Burley. The Ipswich Town manager was in charge of a newly promoted side who began the season as relegation favourites and on a limited budget, guided his team to fifth place in the Premier League final table earning a total of 66 points - the highest total in Premier League history for a newly promoted side since the switch to a 20-team format—and a place in the UEFA Cup for the first time in almost 20 years. 2000–01 was perhaps the best season yet for newly promoted teams in the Premier League. Charlton Athletic finished ninth, their highest finish since the 1950s. The only newly promoted team to suffer relegation was Manchester City, who in the space of six seasons had now been relegated three times and promoted twice. Relegated in bottom place were Bradford City, whose return to the top division after almost 80 years was over after just two seasons. The next relegation place went to Coventry City, who were finally relegated after 34 successive seasons of top division football, which had brought numerous relegation battles and league finishes no higher than sixth place.
Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the First Division. The promoted teams were Charlton Athletic, Manchester City and Ipswich Town, returning after a top flight absence of one, four and five years respectively. They replaced Wimbledon, Sheffield Wednesday and Watford. They were relegated after spending fourteen, nine and one year in the top flight respectively.
Stadia and Locations
|Arsenal||London (Highbury)||Arsenal Stadium||38,419|
|Aston Villa||Birmingham||Villa Park||42,573|
|Bradford City||Bradford||Valley Parade||25,136|
|Charlton Athletic||London (Charlton)||The Valley||27,111|
|Chelsea||London (Fulham)||Stamford Bridge||42,055|
|Coventry City||Coventry||Highfield Road||23,489|
|Derby County||Derby||Pride Park Stadium||33,597|
|Everton||Liverpool (Walton)||Goodison Park||40,569|
|Ipswich Town||Ipswich||Portman Road||30,300|
|Leeds United||Leeds||Elland Road||40,242|
|Leicester City||Leicester||Filbert Street||22,000|
|Manchester City||Manchester||Maine Road||35,150|
|Manchester United||Old Trafford||Old Trafford||68,174|
|Newcastle United||Newcastle upon Tyne||St James' Park||52,387|
|Sunderland||Sunderland||Stadium of Light||49,000|
|Tottenham Hotspur||London (Tottenham)||White Hart Lane||36,240|
|West Ham United||London (Upton Park)||Boleyn Ground||35,647|
- This was Southampton's last season at The Dell as they were scheduled to relocate to St Mary's Stadium from the following season onward.
Personnel and kits
(as of 14 May 2001)
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Leicester City||Martin O'Neill||End of contract||1 June 2000||Pre-season||Peter Taylor||12 June 2000|
|Bradford City||Paul Jewell||Signed by Sheffield Wednesday||18 June 2000||Chris Hutchings||18 June 2000|
|Chelsea||Gianluca Vialli||Sacked||12 September 2000||10th||Claudio Ranieri||17 September 2000|
|Bradford City||Chris Hutchings||6 November 2000||19th||Stuart McCall (caretaker)||6 November 2000|
|Bradford City||Stuart McCall (caretaker)||End of caretaker spell||20 November 2000||20th||Jim Jefferies||20 November 2000|
|Tottenham Hotspur||George Graham||Sacked||16 March 2001||13th||Glenn Hoddle||30 March 2001|
|Southampton||Glenn Hoddle||Signed by Tottenham Hotspur||30 March 2001||9th||Stuart Gray||30 March 2001|
|West Ham United||Harry Redknapp||Mutual consent||9 May 2001||14th||Glenn Roeder (caretaker)||12 May 2001|
|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||Qualification for the Champions League first group stage|
|3||Liverpool||38||20||9||9||71||39||+32||69||Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round[a]|
|4||Leeds United||38||20||8||10||64||43||+21||68||Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round[a]|
|8||Aston Villa||38||13||15||10||46||43||+3||54||Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round|
|11||Newcastle United||38||14||9||15||44||50||−6||51||Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round|
|15||West Ham United||38||10||12||16||45||50||−5||42|
|18||Manchester City (R)||38||8||10||20||41||65||−24||34||Relegation to the 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|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
- Since Liverpool won the League Cup and qualified for the Champions League, their UEFA Cup place went to fifth-placed Ipswich Town. Since both FA Cup finalists, Liverpool and Arsenal, qualified for the Champions League, the berth in the UEFA Cup went to sixth-placed Chelsea. Both Ipswich and Chelsea were the highest-ranked team not already qualified for a European competition.
|1||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||Chelsea||23|
|2||Marcus Stewart||Ipswich Town||19|
|Mark Viduka||Leeds United|
|6||Teddy Sheringham||Manchester United||15|
|Paulo Wanchope||Manchester City||Sunderland||4–2 (H)||23 August 2000|||
|Michael Owen||Liverpool||Aston Villa||3–1 (H)||6 September 2000|||
|Emile HeskeyP||Liverpool||Derby County||4–0 (A)||15 October 2000|||
|Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink4||Chelsea||Coventry City||6–1 (H)||21 October 2000|||
|Teddy Sheringham||Manchester United||Southampton||5–0 (H)||28 October 2000|||
|Mark Viduka4||Leeds United||Liverpool||4–3 (H)||4 November 2000|||
|Les FerdinandP||Tottenham Hotspur||Leicester City||3–0 (H)||25 November 2000|||
|Ray Parlour||Arsenal||Newcastle United||5–0 (H)||9 December 2000|||
|Thierry Henry||Arsenal||Leicester City||6–1 (H)||26 December 2000|||
|Kevin Phillips||Sunderland||Bradford City||4–1 (A)||26 December 2000|||
|Dwight Yorke||Manchester United||Arsenal||6–1 (H)||25 February 2001|||
|Sylvain Wiltord||Arsenal||West Ham United||3–0 (H)||3 March 2001|||
|Marcus Stewart||Ipswich Town||Southampton||3–0 (A)||2 April 2001|||
|Michael Owen||Liverpool||Newcastle United||3–0 (H)||5 May 2001|||
- Note: 4 Player scored 4 goals; P Player scored a perfect hat-trick; (H) – Home; (A) – Away
|1||David Beckham||Manchester United||12|
|2||Nolberto Solano||Newcastle United||10|
|3||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||Chelsea||9|
|6||Ryan Giggs||Manchester United||8|
|Graham Stuart||Charlton Athletic|
|8||Stephen Clemence||Tottenham Hotspur||7|
|Paolo Di Canio||West Ham United|
|Month||Manager of the Month||Player of the Month|
|August||Bobby Robson||Newcastle United||Alan Smith||Leeds United|
|September||Peter Taylor||Leicester City||Tim Flowers||Leicester City|
|October||Arsène Wenger||Arsenal||Teddy Sheringham||Manchester United|
|November||George Burley||Ipswich Town||Paul Robinson||Leeds United|
|December||Peter Reid||Sunderland||James Beattie||Southampton|
|January||Terry Venables||Middlesbrough||Robbie Keane||Leeds United|
|February||Alex Ferguson||Manchester United||Stuart Pearce||West Ham United|
|March||David O'Leary||Leeds United||Steven Gerrard||Liverpool|
|Premier League Manager of the Season||George Burley||Ipswich Town|
|Premier League Player of the Season||Patrick Vieira||Arsenal|
|PFA Players' Player of the Year||Teddy Sheringham||Manchester United|
|PFA Young Player of the Year||Steven Gerrard||Liverpool|
|FWA Footballer of the Year||Teddy Sheringham||Manchester United|
|PFA Team of the Year|
|Goalkeeper||Fabien Barthez (Manchester United)|
|Defence||Stephen Carr (Tottenham Hotspur)||Jaap Stam (Manchester United)||Wes Brown (Manchester United)||Sylvinho (Arsenal)|
|Midfield||Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)||Roy Keane (Manchester United)||Patrick Vieira (Arsenal)||Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)|
|Attack||Teddy Sheringham (Manchester United)||Thierry Henry (Arsenal)|
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