1905–06 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1905–06 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager Ernest Mangnall
Second Division 2nd
FA Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Jack Picken (20)
All:
Jack Picken (25)
Highest home attendance 35,500 vs Aston Villa (24 February 1906)
Lowest home attendance 6,000 vs Leeds City (15 January 1906)
Average home league attendance 16,242
Home colours
Away colours

The 1904–05 season was Manchester United's 14th season in the Football League.[1] United finished second in the Second Division and gained promotion to the Football League First Division for the 1906–07 season. In the FA Cup, United reached the fourth round, where they were defeated by Woolwich Arsenal.

Second Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
2 September 1905 Bristol City H 5–1 Sagar (3), Beddow, Picken 25,000
4 September 1905 Blackpool H 2–1 Peddie (2) 7,000
9 September 1905 Grimsby Town A 1–0 Sagar 6,000
16 September 1905 Glossop A 2–1 Bell, Beddow 7,000
23 September 1905 Stockport County H 3–1 Peddie (2), Sagar 15,000
30 September 1905 Blackpool A 1–0 Roberts 7,000
7 October 1905 Bradford City H 0–0 17,000
14 October 1905 West Bromwich Albion A 0–1 15,000
21 October 1905 Leicester Fosse H 3–2 Peddie (2), Sagar 12,000
25 October 1905 Gainsborough Trinity A 2–2 Bonthron (2) 4,000
28 October 1905 Hull City A 1–0 Picken 14,000
4 November 1905 Lincoln City H 2–1 Picken, Roberts 15,000
11 November 1905 Chesterfield A 0–1 15,000
18 November 1905 Burslem Port Vale H 3–0 Beddow, Peddie, own goal 8,000
25 November 1905 Barnsley A 3–0 Beddow, Picken, own goal 3,000
2 December 1905 Clapton Orient H 4–0 Peddie (2), Picken (2) 12,000
9 December 1905 Burnley A 3–1 Beddow, Peddie, Picken 8,000
23 December 1905 Burton United A 2–0 Schofield (2) 5,000
25 December 1905 Chelsea H 0–0 35,000
30 December 1905 Bristol City A 1–1 Roberts 18,000
6 January 1906 Grimsby Town H 5–0 Beddow (3), Picken (2) 10,000
15 January 1906 Leeds City H 0–3 6,000
20 January 1906 Glossop H 5–2 Picken (2), Beddow, Peddie, Williams 7,000
27 January 1906 Stockport County A 1–0 Peddie 15,000
10 February 1906 Bradford City A 5–1 Beddow (2), Roberts, Schofield, Wombwell 8,000
17 February 1906 West Bromwich Albion H 0–0 30,000
3 March 1906 Hull City H 5–0 Picken (2), Peddie, Sagar, Schofield 30,000
17 March 1906 Chesterfield H 4–1 Picken (3), Sagar 16,000
24 March 1906 Burslem Port Vale A 0–1 3,000
29 March 1906 Leicester Fosse A 5–2 Peddie (3), Picken, Sagar 5,000
31 March 1906 Barnsley H 5–1 Sagar (3), Bell, Picken 15,000
7 April 1906 Clapton Orient A 1–0 Wall 8,000
13 April 1906 Chelsea A 1–1 Sagar 60,000
14 April 1906 Burnley H 1–0 Sagar 12,000
16 April 1906 Gainsborough Trinity H 2–0 Allan (2) 20,000
21 April 1906 Leeds City A 3–1 Allan, Peddie, Wombwell 15,000
25 April 1906 Lincoln City A 3–2 Allan (2), Wall 1,500
28 April 1906 Burton United H 6–0 Sagar (2), Picken (2), Peddie, Wall 16,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Bristol City 38 30 6 2 83 28 66
2 Manchester United 38 28 6 4 81 30 62
3 Chelsea 38 22 9 7 90 37 53

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 1905–06 FA Cup at the First Round Proper stage and were drawn at home to Staple Hill on 13 January 1906. United dominated the match, winning 7–2 with a hat-trick from Clem Beddow and two goals from Jack Picken; Jack Allan and Harry Williams scored the other two goals. In the Second Round, United were drawn at home to Norwich City on 3 February 1906. Harry Moger kept the Canaries off the score sheet, while United saw goals from Alex Downie, Jack Peddie and Charlie Sagar. The Reds then faced Aston Villa at home in the Third Round stage on 24 February. 35,500 fans watched United defeat Villa 5–1 to reach the Fourth Round for the first time in their history; Picken scored a hat-trick for United, while Sagar scored two goals. United were drawn at home to Woolwich Arsenal in the Fourth Round. The match was played on 10 March, but goals by Peddie and Sagar would not be enough, as Arsenal advanced the next round with three goals of their own.[2]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
13 January 1906 First Round Staple Hill H 7–2 Beddow (3), Picken (2), Allan, Williams 7,560
3 February 1906 Second Round Norwich City H 3–0 Downie, Peddie, Sagar 10,000
24 February 1906 Third Round Aston Villa H 5–1 Picken (3), Sagar (2) 35,500
10 March 1906 Fourth Round Woolwich Arsenal H 2–3 Peddie, Sagar 26,500

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Harry Moger 27 0 4 0 31 0
GK England Bob Valentine 8 0 0 0 8 0
GK Scotland Archie Montgomery 3 0 0 0 3 0
FB Scotland Tommy Blackstock 21 0 0 0 21 0
FB Wales Horace Blew 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB Scotland Bob Bonthron 26 2 4 0 30 2
FB England Dick Holden 27 0 4 0 31 0
HB Scotland Alex Bell 36 2 4 0 40 2
HB Scotland Alex Downie 34 0 4 1 38 1
HB England Dick Duckworth 10 0 0 0 10 0
HB England Charlie Roberts (c) 34 4 4 0 38 4
FW England Jack Allan 5 5 1 1 6 6
FW England Tommy Arkesden 7 0 0 0 7 0
FW England Clem Beddow 21 11 1 0 22 11
FW Northern Ireland Bernard Donaghy 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW England Jimmy Dyer 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England George Lyons 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW Scotland Jack Peddie 34 18 3 2 37 20
FW Scotland Jack Picken 33 20 4 5 37 25
FW Scotland Alex Robertson 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Charlie Sagar 20 16 3 4 23 20
FW England Alf Schofield 23 4 4 0 27 4
FW England George Wall 6 3 0 0 6 3
FW England Harry Williams 10 1 2 1 12 2
FW England Dick Wombwell 25 2 2 0 27 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1905/06". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 18 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "FA Cup 1905/1906" (TXT). Results. MUFCInfo.com. Retrieved 19 January 2009.