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2000–01 Coventry City F.C. season

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

Coventry City
2000–01 season
ChairmanBryan Richardson
ManagerGordon Strachan
StadiumHighfield Road
Premiership19th (relegated)
FA CupFourth round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague: Bellamy/Hartson/Hadji (6)
All: Bellamy (8)
Highest home attendance23,063 vs Liverpool
(28 Apr 2001, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance7,425 vs Preston North End
(27 Sep 2000, League Cup)
Average home league attendance20,535

Season summaryEdit

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 tableEdit

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 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
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 36 63  −27 34 4 7 8 14 23  −9 4 3 12 22 40  −18
Results by round
Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAAHHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAH
ResultLWWLDLLDWLLLLLDLWLDWDDLLLLDDDLWWLWLLLD
Position1711499121716131516171717171817181818171718191919191919191918191818191919
Source: 11v11.com: 2000-01 Coventry City results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

ResultsEdit

Coventry City's score comes first[3]

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier LeagueEdit

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 CupEdit

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 CupEdit

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 squadEdit

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

Left club during seasonEdit

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

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

Reserve squadEdit

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

StatisticsEdit

TransfersEdit

InEdit

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

OutEdit

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

Loan inEdit

Loan outEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.