1903–04 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1903–04 season
Manager Scotland Tom Maley
Football League
First Division
2nd
FA Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League: Billie Gillespie (18 goals)
All: Billie Gillespie / Sandy Turnbull (21 goals)
Highest home attendance 35,000 vs Middlesbrough
(5 March 1904)
Lowest home attendance 8,000 vs The Wednesday
(28 November 1903)

The 1903–04 season was Manchester City F.C.'s thirteenth season of league football and first season in the top flight of English football. Following their promotion, City made an immediate challenge for the league championship, falling at the last hurdle but finishing creditably second. They did, however, take the FA Cup in the same season, winning their first major trophy of their existence and becoming the 19th winner in the trophy's 33rd year with a 1–0 victory over Bolton Wanderers.[1]

Team Kit[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1 The Wednesday1 34 20 7 7 48 28 47
2 Manchester City2 34 19 6 9 71 45 44
3 Everton 34 19 5 10 59 32 43
4 Newcastle United 34 18 6 10 58 45 42
5 Aston Villa 34 17 7 10 70 48 41

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: Football League

1 - League champions
2 - FA Cup winners

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 19 6 9 71 45 +26 44 10 4 3 35 19 +16 9 2 6 36 26 +10

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
5 September 1903 Stoke A Victoria Ground 2 – 1 Livingstone, ? (o.g.) 16,000
12 September 1903 Derby County H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Turnbull (2) 28,000
19 September 1903 Wolverhampton Wanderers H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Meredith, Turnbull (2), Booth 25,000
26 September 1903 Notts County A Trent Bridge 3 – 0 Hynds, Meredith, Pearson 15,000
3 October 1903 Sheffield United H Hyde Road 0 – 1 28,000
10 October 1903 Newcastle United A St James' Park 0 – 1 19,730
17 October 1903 Aston Villa H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Gillespie 30,000
24 October 1903 Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 0 – 6 14,000
31 October 1903 Liverpool H Hyde Road 3 – 2 Booth, Turnbull, Gillespie 25,000
7 November 1903 Bury A Gigg Lane 3 – 1 Gillespie (2), Meredith 19,371
14 November 1903 Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Meredith 20,000
21 November 1903 Nottingham Forest A City Ground 3 – 0 Frost, Hynds, Gillespie 12,000
28 November 1903 The Wednesday H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Livingstone 8,000
5 December 1903 Sunderland A Roker Park 1 – 1 Hynds 18,000
12 December 1903 West Bromwich Albion H Hyde Road 6 – 3 Meredith (2), Gillespie (2), Turnbull, Livingstone 14,000
19 December 1903 Small Heath A Muntz Street 3 – 0 Turnbull (2), Gillespie 12,000
26 December 1903 Everton H Hyde Road 1 – 3 Gillespie 28,000
28 December 1903 Sheffield United A Bramall Lane 3 – 5 Gillespie (2), Threlfall 35,000
1 January 1904 Middlesbrough H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Meredith 30,000
2 January 1904 Stoke H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Frost, Turnbull 16,000
9 January 1904 Derby County A Baseball Ground 3 – 2 Gillespie (2), Meredith 12,000
23 January 1904 Notts County H Hyde Road 3 – 0 Gillespie, Booth, Frost 15,000
13 February 1904 Aston Villa A Villa Park 1 – 0 Gillespie 16,000
27 February 1904 Liverpool A Anfield 2 – 2 Gillespie, Hynds 20,000
12 March 1904 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 5 – 2 Meredith (2), Dennison (2), Turnbull 12,000
21 March 1904 Wolverhampton Wanderers A Molineux 6 – 1 Livingstone (2), Gillespie (2), Meredith, Turnbull 6,000
26 March 1904 The Wednesday A Owlerton 0 – 1 25,000
1 April 1904 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 1 – 3 Turnbull 28,000
2 April 1904 Sunderland H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Turnbull (2) 15,000
9 April 1904 West Bromwich Albion A The Hawthorns 1 – 2 Jones 14,000
11 April 1904 Bury H Hyde Road 3 – 0 Turnbull (2), Bannister 10,000
13 April 1904 Nottingham Forest H Hyde Road 0 – 0 10,000
16 April 1904 Small Heath H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Bannister (2), J. Moffatt (2) 15,000
25 April 1904 Everton A Goodison Park 0 – 1 12,000

FA Cup[edit]

The Manchester City team which won the FA Cup in 1904
Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
6 February 1904 First round Sunderland H Hyde Road 3 – 2 Turnbull (2), Gillespie 23,000
20 February 1904 Second round Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 2 – 0 Turnbull, Booth 30,000
5 March 1904 Third round Middlesbrough H Hyde Road 0 – 0 35,000
9 March 1904 Third round replay Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 3 – 1 Livingstone, Gillespie, Turnbull 33,000
19 March 1904 Semi-final The Wednesday N Goodison Park 3 – 1 Meredith, Gillespie, Turnbull 53,000
23 April 1904 Final Bolton Wanderers N Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Meredith 61,374

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK John Edmondson 6 0 1 0 7 0
GK England Jack Hillman 28 0 5 0 33 0
DF England Herbert Burgess 27 0 6 0 33 0
DF Scotland Tommy Hynds 32 4 6 0 38 4
FW England Jimmy Bannister 7 3 0 0 7 3
FW England Frank Booth 24 3 6 1 30 4
FW England Billie Gillespie 24 18 6 3 30 21
FW Wales Lot Jones 1 1 0 0 1 1
FW Wales Billy Meredith 34 11 6 2 40 13
FW England Irvine Thornley 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Scotland Sandy Turnbull 32 16 6 5 38 21
-- Sam Ashworth 18 0 4 0 22 0
-- Robert Davidson 6 0 0 0 6 0
-- R. Dearden 6 0 0 0 6 0
-- J. Dennison 1 2 0 0 1 2
-- Jimmy Drummond 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Sammy Frost 30 3 6 0 36 3
-- Billy Holmes 8 0 2 0 10 0
-- Geordie Livingstone 29 5 6 1 35 6
-- Billy Lyon 6 0 0 0 6 0
-- McMahon 27 0 6 0 33 0
-- Willie McOustra 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Joe Moffatt 4 2 0 0 4 2
-- Frank Norgrove 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Frank Pearson 3 1 0 0 3 1
-- William Robinson 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Percy Slater 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Fred Threlfall 10 1 0 0 10 1

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