DIVISION 1    2002/03
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Leading League goalscorer:
Svetoslav Todorov
 (Portsmouth)
 26  goals

It was certainly a near-miss season for Sheffield United. They reached the last 4 of both the FA Cup and League Cup - but lost both semis. Amazingly they  played all 9 cup matches prior to the semis at Bramall Lane. They also reached the play-off final - but Wolves denied them a place in the Premier League by beating them at Cardiff. Mind you, Sheffield Wednesday were relegated!
Sheffield United results

Leicester fans had an unusual decision to make during half-time in the match against Wimbledon on Saturday 22nd February 2003 - the name of their club! Until 1919 the club had been known as Leicester Fosse and they were considering reverting to that name. But the fans were given the final say - each was given a card showing a C for City on one side and an F for Fosse on the other. In a show of cards at half-time the  Cs won by a mile...and Leicester City they remained.

  P W D L F A Pts
    1 Portsmouth 46 29 11 6 97 45 98 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Leicester City 46 26 14 6 73 40 92 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Sheffield United 46 23 11 12 72 52 80 Play Off
    4 Reading 46 25 4 17 61 46 79 Play Off
    5 Wolverhampton W. 46 20 16 10 81 44 76 Promoted
    6 Nottingham Forest 46 20 14 12 82 50 74 Play Off
    7 Ipswich Town 46 19 13 14 80 64 70
    8 Norwich City 46 19 12 15 60 49 69
    9 Millwall 46 19 9 18 59 69 66
    Season Results 10 Wimbledon 46 18 11 17 76 73 65
    11 Gillingham 46 16 14 16 56 65 62
    12 Preston North End 46 16 13 17 68 70 61
    13 Watford 46 17 9 20 54 70 60
    14 Crystal Palace 46 14 17 15 59 52 59
    15 Rotherham United 46 15 14 17 62 62 59
    16 Burnley 46 15 10 21 65 89 55
    17 Walsall 46 15 9 22 57 69 54
    18 Derby County 46 15 7 24 55 74 52
    19 Bradford City 46 14 10 22 51 73 52
    Season Results 20 Coventry City 46 12 14 20 46 62 50
    21 Stoke City 46 12 14 20 45 69 50
    22 Sheffield Wednesday 46 10 16 20 56 73 46 Relegated
    23 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 11 12 23 49 67 45 Relegated
    24 Grimsby Town 46 9 12 25 48 85 39 Relegated
   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sat May 10 Nottingham Forest 1 - 1 Sheffield United
Sat May 10 Wolverhampton W. 2 - 1 Reading
2nd Leg
Wed May 14 Reading 0 - 1 Wolverhampton W.
Thu May 15 Sheffield United 4 - 3 Nottingham Forest (aet)
Aggregate scores
Sheffield United 5 - 4 Nottingham Forest
Wolverhampton W. 3 - 1 Reading
Play Off Final (at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Mon May 26 Wolverhampton W. 3 - 0 Sheffield United
Wolves were promoted to the Premier Division.