DIVISION 1    2001/02
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Leading League goalscorer:
Shaun Goater 
(Manchester City)
 28  goals

The Sheffield United v WBA league fixture on Saturday 16th March 2002 saw a unique abandonment.  Referee Eddie Wolstenholme was forced to end the match after 82 minutes when the home side were reduced to having just 6 players on the pitch.
'The 'Battle of Bramall Lane'

Manchester and Stockport are only a short distance apart on a map but in footballing terms the difference was enormous in the 2001/02 season. Manchester City finished top of the First Division scoring a century of goals. Stockport County finished bottom and conceded a century of goals. Top Division 1 attendance was City v Portsmouth (34,657) and lowest County v Watford (4,086). Top average League attendance was City at 33,059 and lowest, yes you've guessed it, Stockport County at 6,244. But hey, George Best once played for Stockport, he never played for City!

Football used to be a Saturday afternoon game. Seemingly no more. Of WBA's 46 League matches only 19 were played on a Saturday - they had a run of 8 League matches without playing one on a Saturday.

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Manchester City 46 31 6 9 108 52 99 Promoted
    Season Results 2 West Bromwich Albion 46 27 8 11 61 29 89 Promoted
    3 Wolverhampton W. 46 25 11 10 76 43 86 Play Off
    4 Millwall 46 22 11 13 69 48 77 Play Off
    5 Birmingham City 46 21 13 12 70 49 76 Promoted
    6 Norwich City 46 22 9 15 60 51 75 Play Off
    Season Results 7 Burnley 46 21 12 13 70 62 75
    8 Preston North End 46 20 12 14 71 59 72
    Season Results 9 Wimbledon 46 18 13 15 63 57 67
    10 Crystal Palace 46 20 6 20 70 62 66
    Season Results 11 Coventry City 46 20 6 20 59 53 66
    12 Gillingham 46 18 10 18 64 67 64
    Season Results 13 Sheffield United 46 15 15 16 53 54 60
    Season Results 14 Watford 46 16 11 19 62 56 59
    15 Bradford City 46 15 10 21 69 76 55
    16 Nottingham Forest 46 12 18 16 50 51 54
    17 Portsmouth 46 13 14 19 60 72 53
    18 Walsall 46 13 12 21 51 71 51
    19 Grimsby Town 46 12 14 20 50 72 50
    Season Results 20 Sheffield Wednesday 46 12 14 20 49 71 50
    21 Rotherham United 46 10 19 17 52 66 49
    22 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 13 21 47 76 49 Relegated
    23 Barnsley 46 11 15 20 59 86 48 Relegated
    24 Stockport County 46 6 8 32 42 102 26 Relegated
   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sun Apr 28 Birmingham City 1 - 1 Millwall
Sun Apr 28 Norwich City 3 - 1 Wolverhampton W.
2nd Leg
Wed May 1 Wolverhampton W. 1 - 0 Norwich City
Thu May 2 Millwall 0 - 1 Birmingham City
Aggregate scores
Birmingham City 2 - 1 Millwall
Norwich City 3 - 2 Wolverhampton W.
Play Off Final (at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Sun May 12 Birmingham City 1 - 1 Norwich City
    (Birmingham won 4 - 2 on penalties)
Birmingham City were promoted to the Premier Division