THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
2001
Saturday, 22 September 2001
Nationwide League Division 1
The Hawthorns
Attendance: 19,222
Ref: Phil Richards
 
West Bromwich Albion
0 (0) - (0) 1
Wimbledon
Neil Shipperley
1
Russell Hoult
2
Des Lyttle
Subbed 46m
17
Lárus Sigurösson
Subbed 74m
5
Tony Butler
6
Phil Gilchrist
Subbed 25m
23
Adam Chambers
3
Neil Clement
8
Michael Appleton
4
Derek McInnes
18
Scott Dobie
9
Bob Taylor
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12
James Quinn
Sub (17 74m)17
21
Brian Jensen
7
Ruel Fox
Sub (2 46m)2
15
Darren Moore
10
Andy Johnson
Sub (6 25m)6

Neil Shipperley's late goal earns 10-man Wimbledon a vital victory at the Hawthorns to shatter West Brom's dreams of clocking up a fifth successive league victory.

The game was deep into injury time when Dons midfielder Kevin Cooper lashed in a shot that was parried by Albion's Russell Hoult and Shipperley pounced to score.

Wimbledon were reduced to 10 men just before half time when striker David Connolly picked up his second yellow card in the space of four minutes.

Connolly, cautioned for an earlier foul, booted the ball into the Albion net after being ruled offside and Preston referee Phil Richards immediately showed him the red card.

Albion, beaten for the first time in eight outings, always held the edge and they came desperately close in the 22nd minute when veteran striker Bob Taylor powered his close range header against the post.

After the break Gary Megson's men continued to hold the aces and Johnson was denied for the second time by the agile Davis in the 51st minute.

Albion continued to press and in the 89th minute Taylor had a diving header well saved by Davis after a pinpoint cross from Michael Appleton.