2000–01 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City
2000–01 season
OwnerPublicly traded company
ChairmanDavid Bernstein
ManagerJoe Royle
StadiumMaine Road
Premier League18th (relegated to First Division)
League CupFifth round
FA CupFifth round
Top goalscorerLeague: Paulo Wanchope (9 goals)
All: Shaun Goater (11 goals)

The 2000–01 season was Manchester City Football Club's 109th season playing in a division of English football, most of which have been spent in the top flight. The club spent this season playing in the Premier League after winning promotion from the First Division in the previous season. This was the club's fifth season playing in the Premier League since its initial formation as the top tier of English football eight years earlier, with Manchester City as one of its original 22 founding member clubs.

Season review[edit]

Manchester City's return to the Premiership after a four-year exile was the result of back-to-back promotions from the Second Division. But perhaps the team's two-tier climb back to the top flight again had been a little too rapid because it became apparent after just a few games into the new season that Joe Royle's men would be struggling to hang on to their newly acquired top flight status. After their first ten games though, they were enjoying reasonably stable mid-table form with four wins and defeats each; however, after a 5-0 humbling at Arsenal, it all went wrong and only four wins were achieved during the remainder of the season.

The team's relegation was confirmed by a defeat in the penultimate game of the season, and manager Royle, who had been the guiding hand that had brought the team so quickly back to the Premiership from the Second Division, was dismissed within days.[1] Former England coach Kevin Keegan was appointed to replace Royle on a three-year contract and fans were given renewed hope of an immediate return to the elite.[2]

Team kit[edit]

The team kit was produced by Le Coq Sportif and the shirt sponsor was Eidos Interactive.

Home
Home alt.
Away
Third

Historical league performance[edit]

Prior to this season, the history of Manchester City's performance in the English football league hierarchy since the creation of the Premier League in 1992 is summarised by the following timeline chart – which commences with the last season (1991–92) of the old Football League First Division (from which the Premier League was formed).

Football League Division OneFootball League Division TwoFootball League Division OnePremier LeagueFootball League First Division

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
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
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.
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 41 65  −24 34 4 3 12 20 31  −11 4 7 8 21 34  −13

Source: 2000-01 FA Premier League table

Results by round
Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHHAAHAHHAAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH
ResultLWLWLDDLWWLLLLLLWDLDLDLDDDLWLDLLLWDWLL
Position201516711121214121013131616161616161717191919181818181818181819191819181818
Source: 11v11.com: 2000-01 Manchester City results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results[edit]

Manchester City's score comes first[3]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[4]

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 Nicky Weaver
3 England DF Richard Edghill
4 Netherlands MF Gerard Wiekens
5 Scotland DF Andy Morrison
6 Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock[5]
7 England DF Spencer Prior
9 Scotland FW Paul Dickov
10 Bermuda FW Shaun Goater
11 England MF Terry Cooke
12 Russia MF Andrei Kanchelskis[6] (on loan from Rangers)
14 Wales FW Gareth Taylor
15 Norway DF Alf-Inge Håland (captain)
16 Scotland DF Paul Ritchie
17 Northern Ireland MF Jim Whitley[7]
18 Northern Ireland MF Jeff Whitley[8]
19 Australia MF Danny Tiatto
20 England GK Carlo Nash
21 England FW Darren Huckerby
No. Position Player
22 Republic of Ireland DF Richard Dunne
23 Costa Rica FW Paulo Wanchope
24 England DF Steve Howey
26 Republic of Ireland GK Richard McKinney
27 Norway FW Egil Østenstad (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
28 England MF Tony Grant
29 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
30 England GK Steven Hodgson
31 France DF Laurent Charvet
32 England FW Leon Mike
33 New Zealand FW Chris Killen
34 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Kennedy
35 Republic of Ireland GK Brian Murphy
36 England DF Danny Granville
37 Canada MF Terry Dunfield
38 Wales DF Rhys Day
39 Nigeria MF Dickson Etuhu
40 England MF Chris Shuker

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
2 England DF Lee Crooks (on loan to Northampton Town; to Barnsley)
8 England MF Ian Bishop (to Miami Fusion)
12 Australia FW Daniel Allsopp (to Notts County)
13 Northern Ireland GK Tommy Wright (to Bolton Wanderers)
20 Scotland MF Gary Mason (to Dunfermline Athletic)
21 England DF Nick Fenton (to Notts County)
22 Liberia FW George Weah (to Marseille)
No. Position Player
25 England DF Richard Jobson (to Tranmere Rovers)
27 Republic of Ireland DF Shaun Holmes (released)
31 England MF David Laycock (released)
33 New Zealand FW Chris Killen (on loan to Wrexham)
36 England DF Danny Granville (on loan to Norwich City)
37 England FW Robert Taylor (to Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Reserve squad[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 DF Stephen Jordan
- Republic of Ireland DF Paddy McCarthy
- England DF Tyrone Mears
- Germany MF Dino Toppmöller
No. Position Player
- Republic of Ireland MF Glenn Whelan
- England DF Darren Garfield
- England MF Andrew Tunnicliffe

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK England Nicky Weaver 39 0 31 0 3 0 5 0
20 GK England Carlo Nash 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
3 DF England Richard Edghill 7 0 6 0 1 0 0 0
4 DF Netherlands Gerard Wiekens 41 2 29+5 2 2+1 0 3+1 0
5 DF Scotland Andy Morrison 7 1 3 0 3 1 1 0
7 DF England Spencer Prior 28 1 18+3 1 2+1 0 4 0
15 DF Norway Alf-Inge Håland 43 3 35 3 3 0 5 0
16 DF Scotland Paul Ritchie 16 0 11+1 0 1 0 3 0
22 DF Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne 28 0 24+1 0 3 0 0 0
24 DF England Steve Howey 39 6 36 6 1 0 2 0
31 DF France Laurent Charvet 21 0 16+4 0 0+1 0 0 0
36 DF England Danny Granville 25 0 16+3 0 3 0 0+3 0
Midfielders
6 MF Northern Ireland Kevin Horlock 18 3 14 2 0 0 4 1
12 MF Russia Andrei Kanchelskis 11 1 7+3 0 1 1 0 0
18 MF Northern Ireland Jeff Whitley 37 1 28+3 1 1 0 5 0
19 MF Australia Danny Tiatto 39 2 31+2 2 2 0 4 0
28 MF England Tony Grant 12 0 5+5 0 1+1 0 0 0
29 MF England Shaun Wright-Phillips 19 0 9+6 0 0 0 3+1 0
34 MF Republic of Ireland Mark Kennedy 30 1 15+10 0 0 0 1+4 1
37 MF Canada Terry Dunfield 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW Scotland Paul Dickov 25 5 15+6 4 0+1 0 2+1 1
10 FW Bermuda Shaun Goater 32 11 20+6 6 2+1 3 3 2
21 FW England Darren Huckerby 16 2 8+5 1 3 1 0 0
23 FW Costa Rica Paulo Wanchope 31 10 25+2 9 1 0 3 1
27 FW Norway Egil Østenstad 4 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
2 DF England Lee Crooks 4 0 0+2 0 0 0 2 0
8 MF England Ian Bishop 16 0 3+7 0 0+1 0 2+3 0
12 FW Australia Danny Allsopp 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK Northern Ireland Tommy Wright 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
22 FW Liberia George Weah 9 4 5+2 1 0 0 2 3
25 DF England Richard Jobson 2 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0

Last updated: 19 May 2001
Source: Competitions

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[9]
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
1 GK England Nicky Weaver 39
37 RB France Laurent Charvet 16
24 CB England Steve Howey 39
22 CB Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne 27
36 LB England Danny Granville 19
19 RM Australia Danny Tiatto 37
4 CM Netherlands Gerard Wiekens 34
15 CM Norway Alf-Inge Håland 43
18 LM Northern Ireland Jeff Whitley 34
10 CF Bermuda Shaun Goater 25
23 CF Costa Rica Paulo Wanchope 25

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man City sack Royle". BBC Sport. 21 May 2001. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Keegan relishing Man City role". BBC Sport. 24 May 2001. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  3. ^ Soccerbase: 2000-01 Manchester City results
  4. ^ "Manchester City - 2000/01". FootballSquads. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  5. ^ Horlock was born in Bexley, England, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in April 1995.
  6. ^ Kanchelskis was born in Kirovohrad, Ukraine SSR (now Ukraine), but also qualified to represent Russia internationally and made his international debut for Russia in 1992.
  7. ^ Whitley was born in Ndola, Zambia, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally through his father and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in June 1998.
  8. ^ Whitley was born in Ndola, Zambia, but also qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally through his father and made his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1997.
  9. ^ "All Manchester City players: 2001". 11v11.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  10. ^ "Haaland signs for Man City". BBC News. 2000-06-12. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  11. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Weah joins Royle family". BBC News. 2000-08-01. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  12. ^ "Wanchope joins Royle family". BBC News. 2000-08-08. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  13. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Howey joins Royle revolution". BBC News. 2000-08-11. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  14. ^ "BBC SPORT | RANGERS | Ritchie completes City move". BBC News. 2000-08-21. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  15. ^ "Dunne signs for Man City". BBC Sport. 16 October 2000. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  16. ^ "BBC SPORT | ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP | Huckerby makes Man City move". BBC News. 2000-12-29. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  17. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Man City seal Nash deal". BBC News. 2001-01-11. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  18. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Man City land Kanchelskis". BBC News. 2001-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  19. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Royle lands Ostenstad". BBC News. 2001-02-05. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  20. ^ "BBC SPORT | ST JOHNSTONE | Saints snap up City boy". BBC News. 2000-07-11. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  21. ^ "BBC SPORT | WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS | Wolves sign Taylor". BBC News. 2000-08-15. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  22. ^ "BBC SPORT | EUROPE | Marseille secure Weah deal". BBC News. 2000-10-18. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  23. ^ "BBC SPORT | NOTTS COUNTY | Fenton set for County switch". BBC News. 2000-11-09. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  24. ^ "BBC SPORT | DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC | Dunfermline sign Mason from City". BBC News. 2000-12-15. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  25. ^ "BBC SPORT | MAN CITY | Bishop in States switch". BBC News. 2001-02-28. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  26. ^ "BBC SPORT | BARNSLEY | Barnsley in double delight". BBC News. 2001-03-02. Retrieved 2012-11-07.