2000–01 FA Premier League

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The 2000–01 FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the ninth FA Premier League season and the third season running which ended with Manchester United as champions and Arsenal as runners-up. Sir Alex Ferguson became the first manager to win three successive English league titles with the same club. Liverpool, meanwhile, managed a unique cup treble – winning the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup. They also finished third in the Premier League and qualified for the Champions League. Nike replaced Mitre as manufacturer of the official Premier League match ball, a contract that has since been extended multiple times, with the most recent renewal made in November 2018 to the end of the 2024–25 season.

FA Premier League
Season2000–01
Dates19 August 2000 – 19 May 2001
ChampionsManchester United
7th Premier League title
14th English title
RelegatedManchester City
Coventry City
Bradford City
Champions LeagueManchester United
Arsenal
Liverpool
UEFA CupLeeds United
Ipswich Town
Chelsea
Intertoto CupAston Villa
Newcastle United
Matches played380
Goals scored992 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
(23 goals)
Best goalkeeperFabien Barthez
Paul Jones
Sander Westerveld
(14 clean sheets each)
Biggest home winManchester United 6–0 Bradford City
(5 September 2000)
Biggest away winDerby County 0–4 Liverpool
(15 October 2000)
Manchester City 0–4 Leeds United
(13 January 2001)
Derby County 0–4 Chelsea
(7 April 2001)
Manchester City 0–4 Arsenal
(11 April 2001)
Charlton Athletic 0–4 Liverpool
(19 May 2001)
Highest scoringArsenal 5–3 Charlton Athletic
(26 August 2000)
Longest winning run8 games
Manchester United
Longest unbeaten run13 games
Leeds United
Longest winless run13 games
Bradford City
Derby County
Longest losing run8 games
Leicester City
Highest attendance67,637
Manchester United 4–2 Coventry City
(14 April 2001)
Lowest attendance15,523
Bradford City 2–1 Coventry City
(2 December 2000)
Total attendance12,503,039
Average attendance32,903

UEFA Cup places went to Leeds United, Chelsea, Ipswich Town, and Aston Villa, who qualified via the Intertoto Cup. None of the top six clubs in the Premier League had an English manager. The most successful English manager in the 2000–01 Premier League campaign was Peter Reid, whose Sunderland side finished seventh, having spent most of the season challenging for a place in Europe, and briefly occupied second place in the Premier League table.

Despite the success achieved by Sir Alex Ferguson and Gérard Houllier, the Manager of the Year Award went to George Burley. The Ipswich Town manager was in charge of a newly promoted side who began the season as relegation favourites and on a limited budget, guided his team to fifth place in the Premier League final table earning a total of 66 points - the highest total in Premier League history for a newly promoted side since the switch to a 20-team format—and a place in the UEFA Cup for the first time in almost 20 years. 2000–01 was perhaps the best season yet for newly promoted teams in the Premier League. Charlton Athletic finished ninth, their highest finish since the 1950s. The only newly promoted team to suffer relegation was Manchester City, who in the space of six seasons had now been relegated three times and promoted twice. Relegated in bottom place were Bradford City, whose return to the top division after almost 80 years was over after just two seasons. The next relegation place went to Coventry City, who were finally relegated after 34 successive seasons of top division football, which had brought numerous relegation battles and league finishes no higher than sixth place.

Teams

Twenty teams competed in the league – the top seventeen teams from the previous season and the three teams promoted from the First Division. The promoted teams were Charlton Athletic, Manchester City and Ipswich Town, returning after a top flight absence of one, four and five years respectively. They replaced Wimbledon, Sheffield Wednesday and Watford. They were relegated to the First Division after spending fourteen, nine and one year in the top flight respectively.

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Arsenal London (Highbury) Arsenal Stadium 38,419
Aston Villa Birmingham Villa Park 42,573
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Charlton Athletic London (Charlton) The Valley 27,111
Chelsea London (Fulham) Stamford Bridge 42,055
Coventry City Coventry Highfield Road 23,489
Derby County Derby Pride Park Stadium 33,597
Everton Liverpool (Walton) Goodison Park 40,569
Ipswich Town Ipswich Portman Road 30,300
Leeds United Leeds Elland Road 40,242
Leicester City Leicester Filbert Street 22,000
Liverpool Liverpool (Anfield) Anfield 45,522
Manchester City Manchester (Moss Side) Maine Road 35,150
Manchester United Manchester (Old Trafford) Old Trafford 68,174
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium 35,049
Newcastle United Newcastle upon Tyne St James' Park 52,387
Southampton Southampton The Dell 15,200
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 49,000
Tottenham Hotspur London (Tottenham) White Hart Lane 36,240
West Ham United London (Upton Park) Boleyn Ground 35,647

Personnel and kits

(as of 14 May 2001)

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arsenal   Arsène Wenger   Tony Adams Nike Dreamcast/Sega1
Aston Villa   John Gregory   Gareth Southgate Diadora NTL
Bradford City   Jim Jefferies   Stuart McCall Asics JCT600 Ltd
Charlton Athletic   Alan Curbishley   Mark Kinsella Le Coq Sportif Redbus
Chelsea   Claudio Ranieri   Dennis Wise Umbro Autoglass
Coventry City   Gordon Strachan   Mustapha Hadji CCFC Garments Subaru
Derby County   Jim Smith   Darryl Powell Puma EDS
Everton   Walter Smith   Dave Watson Puma One2One
Ipswich Town   George Burley   Matt Holland Punch Greene King
Leeds United   David O'Leary   Lucas Radebe Nike Strongbow
Leicester City   Peter Taylor   Matt Elliott Le Coq Sportif Walkers Crisps
Liverpool   Gérard Houllier   Jamie Redknapp Reebok Carlsberg Group
Manchester City   Joe Royle   Alfie Haaland Le Coq Sportif Eidos
Manchester United   Sir Alex Ferguson   Roy Keane Umbro Vodafone
Middlesbrough   Terry Venables
  Bryan Robson
  Paul Ince Erreà BT Cellnet
Newcastle United   Bobby Robson   Alan Shearer Adidas NTL
Southampton   Stuart Gray   Matt Le Tissier Saints Friends Provident
Sunderland   Peter Reid   Michael Gray Nike Reg Vardy
Tottenham Hotspur   Glenn Hoddle   Sol Campbell Adidas Holsten
West Ham United   Glenn Roeder   Steve Lomas Fila Dr. Martens
  • 1 The Dreamcast logo appeared on Arsenal's home and third shirts while the Sega logo appeared on their away shirt.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Leicester City   Martin O'Neill Signed by Celtic 1 June 2000 Pre-season   Peter Taylor 12 June 2000
Bradford City   Paul Jewell Signed by Sheffield Wednesday 18 June 2000   Chris Hutchings 18 June 2000
Chelsea   Gianluca Vialli Sacked 12 September 2000 10th   Claudio Ranieri 17 September 2000
Bradford City   Chris Hutchings 6 November 2000 19th   Stuart McCall (caretaker) 6 November 2000
Bradford City   Stuart McCall (caretaker) End of caretaker spell 20 November 2000 20th   Jim Jefferies 20 November 2000
Tottenham Hotspur   George Graham Sacked 16 March 2001 13th   Glenn Hoddle 30 March 2001
Southampton   Glenn Hoddle Signed by Tottenham Hotspur 30 March 2001 9th   Stuart Gray 30 March 2001
West Ham United   Harry Redknapp Mutual consent 9 May 2001 14th   Glenn Roeder (caretaker) 12 May 2001

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 24 8 6 79 31 +48 80 Qualification for the Champions League first group stage
2 Arsenal 38 20 10 8 63 38 +25 70
3 Liverpool 38 20 9 9 71 39 +32 69 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Leeds United 38 20 8 10 64 43 +21 68 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
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 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
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 Qualification for the Intertoto Cup third round
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 (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.
(C) Champions; (R) Relegated
Notes:

Results

Home \ Away ARS AVL BRA CHA CHE COV DER EVE IPS LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN MID NEW SOU SUN TOT WHU
Arsenal 1–0 2–0 5–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 6–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 0–3 5–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–0
Aston Villa 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–2
Bradford City 1–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–4 3–3 1–2
Charlton Athletic 1–0 3–3 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–4 4–0 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1
Chelsea 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 6–1 4–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–4 3–0 4–2
Coventry City 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–3
Derby County 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–4 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 0–3 3–3 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–0
Everton 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 2–2 2–1 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1
Ipswich Town 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–1
Leeds United 1–0 1–2 6–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 4–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 4–3 0–1
Leicester City 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–3 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 4–2 2–1
Liverpool 4–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–0
Manchester City 0–4 1–3 2–0 1–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 5–0 2–3 0–4 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 1–0
Manchester United 6–1 2–0 6–0 2–1 3–3 4–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 5–0 3–0 2–0 3–1
Middlesbrough 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1
Newcastle United 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1
Southampton 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 3–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–3
Sunderland 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1
Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–3 3–0 3–1 3–2 3–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 2–1 1–0
West Ham United 1–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–0
Source: 11v11
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Scoring

Top scorers

 
Chelsea's Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was the top scorer for the second time, with 23 goals.
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Chelsea 23
2   Marcus Stewart Ipswich Town 19
3   Thierry Henry Arsenal 17
  Mark Viduka Leeds United
5   Michael Owen Liverpool 16
6   Teddy Sheringham Manchester United 15
7   Emile Heskey Liverpool 14
  Kevin Phillips Sunderland
9   Alen Bokšić Middlesbrough 12
10   James Beattie Southampton 10

Hat-tricks

 
The 2000–01 Premier League season would see Leeds United's Mark Viduka become the first (and, so far only) Australian to score a hat-trick.
Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Paulo Wanchope Manchester City Sunderland 4–2 (H) 23 August 2000
  Michael Owen Liverpool Aston Villa 3–1 (H) 6 September 2000
  Emile HeskeyP Liverpool Derby County 4–0 (A) 15 October 2000
  Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink4 Chelsea Coventry City 6–1 (H) 21 October 2000
  Teddy Sheringham Manchester United Southampton 5–0 (H) 28 October 2000
  Mark Viduka4 Leeds United Liverpool 4–3 (H) 4 November 2000
  Les FerdinandP Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City 3–0 (H) 25 November 2000
  Ray Parlour Arsenal Newcastle United 5–0 (H) 9 December 2000
  Thierry Henry Arsenal Leicester City 6–1 (H) 26 December 2000
  Kevin Phillips Sunderland Bradford City 4–1 (A) 26 December 2000
  Dwight Yorke Manchester United Arsenal 6–1 (H) 25 February 2001
  Sylvain Wiltord Arsenal West Ham United 3–0 (H) 3 March 2001
  Marcus Stewart Ipswich Town Southampton 3–0 (A) 2 April 2001
  Michael Owen Liverpool Newcastle United 3–0 (H) 5 May 2001
Note: 4 Player scored 4 goals; P Player scored a perfect hat-trick; (H) – Home; (A) – Away

Top assists

 
Manchester United's David Beckham was the top assist provider with 12 goals for the club in the 2000–01 Premier League season.
Rank Player Club Assists
1   David Beckham Manchester United 12
2   Nolberto Solano Newcastle United 10
3   Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Chelsea 9
  Thierry Henry Arsenal
  Vladimír Šmicer Liverpool
6   Ryan Giggs Manchester United 8
  Graham Stuart Charlton Athletic
8   Stephen Clemence Tottenham Hotspur 7
  Paolo Di Canio West Ham United
  Hassan Kachloul Southampton

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month
Manager Club Player Club
August   Bobby Robson Newcastle United   Alan Smith Leeds United
September   Peter Taylor Leicester City   Tim Flowers Leicester City
October   Arsène Wenger Arsenal   Teddy Sheringham Manchester United
November   George Burley Ipswich Town   Paul Robinson Leeds United
December   Peter Reid Sunderland   James Beattie Southampton
January   Terry Venables Middlesbrough   Robbie Keane Leeds United
February   Alex Ferguson Manchester United   Stuart Pearce West Ham United
March   David O'Leary Leeds United   Steven Gerrard Liverpool
April   Gary McAllister

Annual awards

Award Winner Club
Premier League Manager of the Season   George Burley Ipswich Town
Premier League Player of the Season   Patrick Vieira Arsenal
PFA Players' Player of the Year   Teddy Sheringham Manchester United
PFA Young Player of the Year   Steven Gerrard Liverpool
FWA Footballer of the Year   Teddy Sheringham Manchester United
PFA Team of the Year
Goalkeeper   Fabien Barthez (Manchester United)
Defence   Stephen Carr (Tottenham Hotspur)   Jaap Stam (Manchester United)   Wes Brown (Manchester United)   Sylvinho (Arsenal)
Midfield   Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)   Roy Keane (Manchester United)   Patrick Vieira (Arsenal)   Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
Attack   Teddy Sheringham (Manchester United)   Thierry Henry (Arsenal)

References

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