|DIVISION 1 2001/02|
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Leading League goalscorer:
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.
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.
|2||West Bromwich Albion||46||27||8||11||61||29||89|
|8||Preston North End||46||20||12||14||71||59||72|