2002–03 Sheffield Wednesday F.C. season

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Sheffield Wednesday
2002–03 season
Chairman Geoff Hulley
Manager Terry Yorath (until 31 October)
Chris Turner (from 7 November)
Stadium Hillsborough
First Division 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League: Kuqi (8)
All: Sibon (9)
Average home league attendance 20,327

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

Season summary[edit]

After the Owls made a terrible start to the 2002-03 season, Yorath resigned in October[1] and Hartlepool manager Chris Turner - a former Owls goalkeeper - was appointed as his replacement.[2] Turner made a big effort to rejuvenate the side and there were some impressive results during the final weeks of the season, but a failure to beat Brighton in the penultimate game of the season condemned them to relegation.[3]

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]

Sheffield Wednesday's score comes first[4]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 August 2002 Stoke City H 0-0 26,746
13 August 2002 Reading A 1-2 13,638 Sibon
17 August 2002 Nottingham Forest A 0-4 21,129
24 August 2002 Rotherham United H 1-2 22,873 Armstrong
27 August 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-2 27,096 Kuqi (2)
1 September 2002 Sheffield United H 2-0 27,075 Owusu, Kuqi
14 September 2002 Preston North End A 2-2 13,632 Kuqi, McLaren
18 September 2002 Coventry City A 1-1 14,178 Knight
21 September 2002 Leicester City H 0-0 22,219
25 September 2002 Crystal Palace H 0-0 16,112
28 September 2002 Walsall A 0-1 6,792
5 October 2002 Burnley H 1-3 17,004 Donnelly
12 October 2002 Ipswich Town A 1-2 23,410 Donnelly
19 October 2002 Bradford City H 2-1 17,191 Sibon (2, 1 pen)
26 October 2002 Watford A 0-1 15,058
30 October 2002 Millwall H 0-1 16,791
2 November 2002 Derby County H 1-3 19,747 Hamshaw
9 November 2002 Norwich City A 0-3 20,667
16 November 2002 Gillingham A 1-1 8,028 Knight
23 November 2002 Portsmouth H 1-3 16,602 Knight
30 November 2002 Wimbledon A 0-3 2,131
7 December 2002 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1-1 18,008 Kuqi
14 December 2002 Gillingham H 0-2 17,715
21 December 2002 Grimsby Town A 0-2 8,224
26 December 2002 Nottingham Forest H 2-0 26,362 Sibon, Johnston
28 December 2002 Stoke City A 2-3 16,042 Sibon, Proudlock
1 January 2003 Rotherham United A 2-0 11,480 Kuqi, Proudlock
11 January 2003 Reading H 3-2 17,715 Quinn, Sibon, Johnston
17 January 2003 Sheffield United A 1-3 28,179 Quinn
1 February 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-4 21,381
8 February 2003 Norwich City H 2-2 19,114 Robinson, Quinn
15 February 2003 Derby County A 2-2 26,311 Barton (own goal), Crane
22 February 2003 Crystal Palace A 0-0 16,707
1 March 2003 Preston North End H 0-1 18,912
5 March 2003 Coventry City H 5-1 19,536 Reddy, Kuqi (2), McLaren, Bradbury
8 March 2003 Leicester City A 1-1 27,463 McLaren
15 March 2003 Ipswich Town H 0-1 24,726
18 March 2003 Bradford City A 1-1 14,452 Crane
22 March 2003 Millwall A 0-3 7,338
29 March 2003 Watford H 2-2 17,086 Bradbury (pen), Maddix
5 April 2003 Wimbledon H 4-2 17,649 Reddy, Owusu (2), Bradbury
12 April 2003 Portsmouth A 2-1 19,524 Westwood, Reddy
19 April 2003 Grimsby Town H 0-0 26,082
21 April 2003 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1-1 6,928 Holt
26 April 2003 Burnley A 7-2 17,435 McLaren, Westwood, Wood, R Evans, Haslam, Gnohéré (own goal), Quinn
4 May 2003 Walsall H 2-1 20,864 Owusu, Quinn

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 2003 Gillingham A 1-4 6,434 Sibon

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 11 September 2002 Rochdale H 1-0 8,815 Sibon
R2 2 October 2002 Leicester City H 1-2 (a.e.t.) 10,472 Sibon

Squad[edit]

[1] 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 Kevin Pressman
3 England DF Jon Beswetherick
4 England MF Paul McLaren
5 England DF Leigh Bromby
6 Norway MF Trond Egil Soltvedt
7 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Quinn
9 Finland FW Shefki Kuqi
10 England FW Lloyd Owusu
11 England FW Leon Knight (on loan from Chelsea)
12 England DF Steve Haslam
13 England GK Chris Stringer
14 England DF Craig Armstrong
15 England DF David Burrows
16 England MF Matt Hamshaw
18 Scotland MF Simon Donnelly
19 Wales DF Ryan Green
No. Position Player
20 England MF Tony Crane
21 England DF Ashley Westwood
22 Republic of Ireland DF Derek Geary
23 South Africa GK Paul Evans
24 Scotland MF Phil O'Donnell
25 England DF Danny Maddix
26 Italy FW Michele Di Piedi
28 England FW Grant Holt
32 England FW Jon Shaw
33 England DF Richard Wood
34 England MF Matt Shaw
35 Jamaica MF Darryl Powell
37 Republic of Ireland FW Michael Reddy (on loan from Sunderland)
38 Republic of Ireland MF Brian Barry-Murphy
39 England DF Dean Smith
40 Wales MF Richard Evans

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
28 Nigeria FW Efan Ekoku (to Brentford)
28 England FW Adam Proudlock (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
8 England FW Gerald Sibon (to SC Heerenveen)
2 England DF Ian Hendon (to Peterborough United)
36 Wales MF Carl Robinson (on loan from Portsmouth)
No. Position Player
17 Northern Ireland FW Owen Morrison (to Sheffield United)
27 England DF Garry Monk (on loan from Southampton)
30 England FW Lee Bradbury (on loan from Portsmouth)
29 Scotland MF Allan Johnston (on loan from Middlesbrough)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yorath quits Wednesday". BBC Sport. 31 October 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Turner handed Owls post". BBC Sport. 7 November 2002. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brighton 1-1 Sheff Wed". BBC Sport. 21 April 2003. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/sheffield-wednesday/2002-2003/results