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2001 Football League First Division play-off Final

The 2001 Football League First Division play-off Final was contested by Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End. Bolton won the match 3–0, taking them back to the Premier League. Bolton would remain in the top flight for the next eleven seasons.

2001 Football League First Division play-off Final
Date28 May 2001
VenueMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
RefereeUriah Rennie (Sheffield)
Attendance54,328
2000
2002

DetailsEdit

Bolton Wanderers3–0Preston North End
Farrelly   17'
Ricketts   89'
Gardner   90'
Report
Attendance: 54,328
Bolton Wanderers:
GK 21   Matthew Clarke
RB 24   Anthony Barness
CB 4   Guðni Bergsson
CB 30   Colin Hendry
LB 25   Simon Charlton
RM 15   Kevin Nolan
CM 8   Per Frandsen   79'
CM 14   Gareth Farrelly
LM 11   Ricardo Gardner
CF 10   Dean Holdsworth   89'
CF 9   Bo Hansen   70'
Substitutes:
MF 7   Robbie Elliott   79'
DF 3   Mike Whitlow   89'
FW 17   Michael Ricketts   70'
GK 1   Steve Banks
DF 28   Ian Marshall
Manager:
  Sam Allardyce
Preston North End:
GK 1   David Lucas
RB 2   Graham Alexander
CB 14   Colin Murdock
CB 4   Ryan Kidd
LB 15   Rob Edwards
RM 7   Lee Cartwright
CM 8   Mark Rankine
CM 6   Sean Gregan   82'
LM 16   Paul McKenna
CF 11   David Healy
CF 17   Jon Macken   66'
Substitutes:
FW 25   Richard Cresswell   82'
MF 31   Iain Anderson   66'
GK 21   Teuvo Moilanen
DF 5   Michael Jackson
MF 28   Brian Barry-Murphy
Manager:
  David Moyes

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.