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2000–01 Leicester City F.C. season

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Chairman  John Elsom
Stadium  Filbert Street
FA Cup  Quarter finals
Manager  Peter Taylor
Premiership  13th
League Cup  Third round

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).

Contents

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 would only have to spend one more season at Filbert Street before they could move into their new home.

Final league table

Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Since Liverpool qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as FA Cup winners went to Ipswich Town, and as Liverpool also won the League Cup that place went to Chelsea.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results Summary

Source: 2000-01 FA Premier League table

Results by round

Source: 11v11.com: 2000-01 Leicester City results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results

Leicester City's score comes first

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

Left club during season

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Reserve squad

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

Out

Transfers in: £16,350,000 Transfers out: £6,250,000 Total spending: £10,100,000

Starting 11

Considering starts in all competitions
  • GK: #1, Tim Flowers, 24
  • RB: #2, Gary Rowett, 45
  • CB: #18, Matt Elliott, 40
  • CB: #4, Gerry Taggart, 28
  • LB: #14, Callum Davidson, 28
  • RM: #24, Andrew Impey, 24
  • CM: #6, Muzzy Izzet, 32
  • CM: #8, Robbie Savage, 39
  • LM: #11, Steve Guppy, 23
  • CF: #22, Ade Akinbiyi, 39
  • CF: #9, Darren Eadie, 19
  • References

    2000–01 Leicester City F.C. season Wikipedia


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