1904–05 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1904–05 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager Ernest Mangnall
Second Division 3rd
FA Cup Intermediate Round
Top goalscorer League:
Jack Peddie (17)
All:
Jack Peddie (17)
Highest home attendance 40,000 vs Liverpool (24 December 1904)
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs Blackpool (24 April 1905)
Average home league attendance 15,000
Home colours
Away colours

The 1904–05 season was Manchester United's 13th season in the Football League.[1] United finished 3rd in the Second Division. The Reds also competed in the FA Cup, but failed to get past the Intermediate Round stage, losing to Fulham.

Second Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
3 September 1904 Port Vale A 2 – 2 Allan (2) 4,000
10 September 1904 Bristol City H 4 – 1 Peddie, S. Robertson, A. Schofield, Williams 20,000
17 September 1904 Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 2 Mackie 25,000
24 September 1904 Glossop A 2 – 1 Allan, Roberts 6,000
8 October 1904 Bradford City A 1 – 1 Arkesden 12,000
15 October 1904 Lincoln City H 2 – 0 Arkesden, A. Schofield 15,000
22 October 1904 Leicester Fosse A 3 – 0 Arkesden, Peddie, A. Schofield 7,000
29 October 1904 Barnsley H 4 – 0 Allan, Downie, Peddie, A. Schofield 15,000
5 November 1904 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 0 Arkesden, Williams 5,000
12 November 1904 Burnley H 1 – 0 Arkesden 15,000
19 November 1904 Grimsby Town A 1 – 0 Bell 4,000
3 December 1904 Doncaster Rovers A 1 – 0 Peddie 10,000
10 December 1904 Gainsborough Trinity H 3 – 1 Arkesden (2), Allan 12,000
17 December 1904 Burton United A 3 – 2 Peddie (3) 3,000
24 December 1904 Liverpool H 3 – 1 Arkesden, Roberts, Williams 40,000
26 December 1904 Chesterfield H 3 – 0 Allan (2), Williams 20,000
31 December 1904 Port Vale H 6 – 1 Allan (3), Arkesden, Hayes, Roberts 8,000
2 January 1905 Bradford City H 7 – 0 Arkesden (2), Roberts (2), Allan, Peddie, own goal 10,000
3 January 1905 Bolton Wanderers A 4 – 2 Allan (2), Peddie, Williams 35,000
7 January 1905 Bristol City A 1 – 1 Arkesden 12,000
21 January 1905 Glossop H 4 – 1 Mackie (2), Arkesden, Grassam 20,000
11 February 1905 Lincoln City A 0 – 3 2,000
18 February 1905 Leicester Fosse H 4 – 1 Peddie (3), Allan 7,000
25 February 1905 Barnsley A 0 – 0 5,000
4 March 1905 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 0 Peddie, Williams 8,000
11 March 1905 Burnley A 0 – 2 7,000
18 March 1905 Grimsby Town H 2 – 1 Allan, Duckworth 12,000
25 March 1905 Blackpool A 1 – 0 Grassam 6,000
1 April 1905 Doncaster Rovers H 6 – 0 Duckworth (3), Beddow, Peddie, Wombwell 6000
8 April 1905 Gainsborough Trinity A 0 – 0 6,000
15 April 1905 Burton United H 5 – 0 Duckworth (2), Peddie (2), Arkesden 16,000
21 April 1905 Chesterfield A 0 – 2 10,000
22 April 1905 Liverpool A 0 – 4 28,000
24 April 1905 Blackpool H 3 – 1 Allan, Arkesden, Peddie 4,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
2 Bolton Wanderers 34 27 2 5 87 32 55
3 Manchester United 34 24 5 5 81 30 53
4 Bristol City 34 19 4 11 66 45 42

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

Manchester United entered the 1904–05 FA Cup at the Intermediate Round stage and were drawn at home to Fulham on 14 January 1905. The match finished 2–2, with goals from Tommy Arkesden and Charles Mackie. The replay was played four days later away at Craven Cottage, and ended scoreless. On 23 January, Fulham and United played a second replay at the neutral venue of Villa Park, which Fulham won by a single goal.[2]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
14 January 1905 Intermediate Round Fulham H 2 – 2 Arkesden, Mackie 17,000
18 January 1905 Intermediate Round
Replay
Fulham A 0 – 0 15,000
23 January 1905 Intermediate Round
2nd Replay
Fulham N 0 – 1 6,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Harry Moger 32 0 3 0 35 0
GK England Bob Valentine 2 0 0 0 2 0
FB Scotland Tommy Blackstock 3 0 0 0 3 0
FB Scotland Bob Bonthron 32 0 3 0 35 0
FB England John Fitchett 11 0 2 0 13 0
FB England Vince Hayes 22 1 3 0 25 1
FB England Dick Holden 1 0 0 0 1 0
HB Scotland Alex Bell 29 1 3 0 32 1
HB Scotland Alex Downie 32 1 3 0 35 1
HB England Dick Duckworth 8 6 0 0 8 6
HB England Billy Griffiths 2 0 0 0 2 0
HB England Charlie Roberts 28 5 0 0 28 5
HB Scotland Sandy Robertson 8 1 0 0 8 1
FW England Jack Allan 27 16 0 0 27 16
FW England Tommy Arkesden 28 15 3 1 31 16
FW England Clem Beddow 9 1 0 0 9 1
FW Scotland Billy Grassam 6 2 3 0 9 2
FW England William Hartwell 2 0 1 0 3 0
FW England George Lyons 0 0 1 0 1 0
FW Scotland Charles Mackie 5 3 2 1 7 4
FW Scotland Jack Peddie (c) 32 17 0 0 32 17
FW Scotland Alex Robertson 1 0 1 0 2 0
FW England Alf Schofield 24 4 3 0 27 4
FW England Harry Williams 22 6 2 0 24 6
FW England Dick Wombwell 8 1 0 0 8 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1904/05". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 18 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "FA Cup 1904/1905" (TXT). Results. MUFCInfo.com. Retrieved 18 January 2009.