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2000–01 Leicester City F.C. season

Leicester City
2000–01 season
Chairman John Elsom
Manager Peter Taylor
Stadium Filbert Street
Premier League 13th
FA Cup Quarter-finals
League Cup Third round
UEFA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Ade Akinbiyi (9)
All:
Muzzy Izzet (11)
Highest home attendance 22,132 (vs. Manchester United, 14 October)
Lowest home attendance 18,084 (vs. Everton, 24 September)
Average home league attendance 20,452
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2000–01 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary

A superb start to the season saw Leicester City begin October on top of the league just four months after the appointment of Peter Taylor as Martin O'Neill's successor - they had not occupied top place since 1963. Two weeks later, they surrendered their lead to Manchester United but were still in the top four by Christmas.

A shock defeat at the hands of Division Two underdogs Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup quarter-final midway through March had a negative effect on the Foxes, who endured 9 defeats and attained one win from their final 10 games. This slump dragged them down to 13th place - their lowest finish since winning promotion to the Premiership back in 1996. Several high profile end-of-season signings - including that of Chelsea legend Dennis Wise - gave fans hope that Leicester could regain their form and rejoin the challenge for honours in 2001-02.

November saw the announcement of plans to relocate to a new 32,000-seat stadium at a site adjacent to Filbert Street, with a targeted completion for the start of the 2003-04 season. Later in the season, it was announced that Leicester wound only have to be spend one more season at Filbert Street before they could move into their new home.

Final league table

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Manchester United 38 24 8 6 79 31  +48 80
2. Arsenal 38 20 10 8 63 38  +25 70
3. Liverpool 38 20 9 9 71 39  +32 69
4. Leeds United 38 20 8 10 64 43  +21 68
5. Ipswich Town 38 20 6 12 57 42  +15 66
6. Chelsea 38 17 10 11 68 45  +23 61
7. Sunderland 38 15 12 11 46 41  +5 57
8. Aston Villa 38 13 15 10 46 43  +3 54
9. Charlton Athletic 38 14 10 14 50 57  -7 52
10. Southampton 38 14 10 14 40 48  -8 52
11. Newcastle United 38 14 9 15 44 50  -6 51
12. Tottenham Hotspur 38 13 10 15 47 54  -7 49
13. Leicester City 38 14 6 18 39 51  -12 48
14. Middlesbrough 38 9 15 14 44 44  0 42
15. West Ham United 38 10 12 16 45 50  -5 42
16. Everton 38 11 9 18 45 59  -14 42
17. Derby County 38 10 12 16 37 59  -22 42
18. Manchester City 38 8 10 20 41 65  -24 34
19. Coventry City 38 8 10 20 36 63  -27 34
20. Bradford City 38 5 11 22 30 70  -40 26
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division 1

Results

Leicester City's score comes first[1]

Legend

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2000 Aston Villa H 0-0 21,455
23 August 2000 West Ham United A 1-0 25,195 Eadie
26 August 2000 Bradford City A 0-0 16,766
6 September 2000 Ipswich Town H 2-1 19,598 Akinbiyi, Elliott
9 September 2000 Southampton H 1-0 18,366 Taggart
17 September 2000 Chelsea A 2-0 33,697 Izzet, Collymore
24 September 2000 Everton H 1-1 18,084 Akinbiyi
1 October 2000 Sunderland A 0-0 45,338
14 October 2000 Manchester United H 0-3 22,132
21 October 2000 Liverpool A 0-1 44,395
28 October 2000 Derby County H 2-1 20,525 Izzet, Gunnlaugsson
4 November 2000 Manchester City A 1-0 34,279 Savage
11 November 2000 Newcastle United H 1-1 21,406 Gunnlaugsson
18 November 2000 Middlesbrough A 3-0 27,965 Izzet (pen), Benjamin, Eadie
25 November 2000 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-3 35,656
2 December 2000 Leeds United H 3-1 21,486 Savage, Akinbiyi, Taggart
10 December 2000 Coventry City A 0-1 17,283
16 December 2000 Charlton Athletic H 3-1 19,371 Akinbiyi, Elliott, Gunnlaugsson
23 December 2000 West Ham United H 2-1 21,524 Izzet, Savage
26 December 2000 Arsenal A 1-6 38,007 Akinbiyi
1 January 2001 Bradford City H 1-2 19,278 Izzet (pen)
14 January 2001 Ipswich Town A 0-2 22,002
20 January 2001 Arsenal H 0-0 21,872
31 January 2001 Southampton A 0-1 14,909
3 February 2001 Chelsea H 2-1 21,502 Izzet, Rowett
10 February 2001 Everton A 1-2 30,409 Sturridge
24 February 2001 Sunderland H 2-0 21,086 Sturridge, Akinbiyi
3 March 2001 Liverpool H 2-0 21,924 Akinbiyi, Izzet
17 March 2001 Manchester United A 0-2 67,516
1 April 2001 Charlton Athletic A 0-2 20,043
4 April 2001 Aston Villa A 1-2 29,043 Davidson
7 April 2001 Coventry City H 1-3 19,545 Akinbiyi
14 April 2001 Manchester City H 1-2 20,224 Akinbiyi
16 April 2001 Derby County A 0-2 28,387
21 April 2001 Middlesbrough H 0-3 18,162
28 April 2001 Newcastle United A 0-1 50,501
5 May 2001 Tottenham Hotspur H 4-2 21,103 Rowett, Sturridge, Guppy, Savage (pen)
19 May 2001 Leeds United A 1-3 39,105 Ferdinand (own goal)

FA Cup

Main article: 2000-01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 York City H 3-0 16,850 Rowett, Izzet (pen), Cresswell
R4 27 January 2001 Aston Villa A 2-1 26,383 Akinbiyi, Gunnlaugsson
R5 17 February 2001 Bristol City H 3-0 20,905 Sturridge, Izzet (pen), Hill (own goal)
QF 10 March 2001 Wycombe Wanderers H 1-2 21,969 Izzet

League Cup

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 1 November 2000 Crystal Palace H 0-3 12,965

UEFA Cup

Main article: 2000-01 UEFA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 First Leg 14 September 2000 Red Star Belgrade H 1-1 21,198 Taggart
R1 Second Leg 28 September 2000 Red Star Belgrade A 1-3 12,700 Izzet

First-team squad

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Tim Flowers
2 England DF Gary Rowett
3 Jamaica DF Frank Sinclair[3]
4 Northern Ireland DF Gerry Taggart
6 Turkey MF Muzzy Izzet[4]
7 Wales MF Matt Jones
8 Wales MF Robbie Savage
9 England FW Darren Eadie
11 England MF Steve Guppy
12 England GK Simon Royce
13 Iceland FW Arnar Gunnlaugsson
14 Scotland DF Callum Davidson
No. Position Player
17 England MF Stefan Oakes
18 Scotland DF Matt Elliott[5] (captain)
20 England FW Trevor Benjamin[6]
21 England FW Dean Sturridge
22 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi[7]
23 England FW Richard Cresswell
24 England MF Andrew Impey
25 England MF Junior Lewis
26 England DF Lee Marshall
29 Republic of Ireland DF Damien Delaney
33 England GK Ian Andrews
35 England FW Kevin Ellison

Left club during season

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

No. Position Player
5 England FW Steve Walsh (to Norwich City)
7 Northern Ireland MF Neil Lennon (to Celtic)
10 England FW Stan Collymore (to Bradford City)
10 Italy FW Roberto Mancini (retired)
No. Position Player
15 England MF Phil Gilchrist (to West Bromwich Albion)
21 Scotland MF Billy McKinlay (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
25 England MF Stuart Wilson (to Cambridge United)
27 England FW Tony Cottee (to Norwich City)

Reserve squad

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

No. Position Player
16 Scotland MF Stuart Campbell[8] (on loan to Grimsby Town)
28 England FW Lawrie Dudfield
30 England GK Michael Price
32 England MF Matt Piper
45 Northern Ireland MF Tim McCann
46 England DF Jordan Stewart
England GK Matthew Nurse
England DF Jon Ashton
England DF Tommy Goodwin
No. Position Player
England DF Ashley Lyth
England DF Michael Savage
England MF Brett Darby
England MF Ross Mitchell
England MF Alex Mortimer
England MF Garry Parker
England MF Danny Thomas
England FW Jon Stevenson
Republic of Ireland FW Declan Field

Statistics

Starting 11

Considering starts in all competitions[9]

References

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