1914–15 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1914–15 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager Jack Robson
First Division 18th
FA Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
George Anderson (10)
All:
George Anderson (10)
Highest home attendance 20,000 vs Manchester City (5 September 1914)
Lowest home attendance 5,000 vs Newcastle United (28 November 1914)
Average home league attendance 13,262
Home colours
Away colours

The 1914–15 season was Manchester United's 23rd season in the Football League and eighth in the First Division.[1]

During the season a match-fixing scandal occurred when a league match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on 2 April 1915 was fixed in United's favour, with players from both sides benefiting from bets placed upon the result. An investigation by the Football Association was launched and found that players from both sides had been involved in rigging the match: Sandy Turnbull, Arthur Whalley and Enoch West of United, and Jackie Sheldon, Tom Miller, Bob Pursell and Thomas Fairfoul of Liverpool; Sheldon was a former United player himself and was found to be the plot's ringleader.

This was also the last season before no competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to the First World War.

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
2 September 1914 Oldham Athletic H 1 – 3 O'Connell 13,000
5 September 1914 Manchester City H 0 – 0 20,000
12 September 1914 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 3 10,000
19 September 1914 Blackburn Rovers H 2 – 0 West (2) 15,000
26 September 1914 Notts County A 2 – 4 Turnbull, West 12,000
3 October 1914 Sunderland H 3 – 0 Anderson, Stacey, West 16,000
10 October 1914 The Wednesday A 0 – 1 19,000
17 October 1914 West Bromwich Albion H 0 – 0 18,000
24 October 1914 Everton A 2 – 4 Anderson, Wall 15,000
31 October 1914 Chelsea H 2 – 2 Anderson, Hunter 15,000
7 November 1914 Bradford City A 2 – 4 Hunter, West 12,000
14 November 1914 Burnley H 0 – 2 12,000
21 November 1914 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 – 2 12,000
28 November 1914 Newcastle United H 1 – 0 West 5,000
5 December 1914 Middlesbrough A 1 – 1 Anderson 7,000
12 December 1914 Sheffield United H 1 – 2 Anderson 8,000
19 December 1914 Aston Villa A 3 – 3 Norton (2), Anderson 10,000
26 December 1914 Liverpool A 1 – 1 Stacey 25,000
1 January 1915 Bradford Park Avenue H 1 – 1 Anderson 8,000
2 January 1915 Manchester City A 1 – 1 West 30,000
16 January 1915 Bolton Wanderers H 4 – 1 Potts (2), Stacey, Woodcock 8,000
23 January 1915 Blackburn Rovers A 3 – 3 Woodcock (2), own goal 7,000
30 January 1915 Notts County H 2 – 2 Potts, Stacey 7,000
6 February 1915 Sunderland A 0 – 1 5,000
13 February 1915 The Wednesday H 2 – 0 West, Woodcock 7,000
20 February 1915 West Bromwich Albion A 0 – 0 10,000
27 February 1915 Everton H 1 – 2 Woodcock 10,000
13 March 1915 Bradford City H 1 – 0 Potts 14,000
20 March 1915 Burnley A 0 – 3 12,000
27 March 1915 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 – 1 Woodcock 15,000
2 April 1915 Liverpool H 2 – 0 Anderson (2) 18,000
3 April 1915 Newcastle United A 0 – 2 12,000
5 April 1915 Bradford Park Avenue A 0 – 5 15,000
6 April 1915 Oldham Athletic A 0 – 1 2,000
10 April 1915 Middlesbrough H 2 – 2 O'Connell, Turnbull 15,000
17 April 1915 Sheffield United A 1 – 3 West 14,000
19 April 1915 Chelsea A 3 – 1 Norton, West, Woodcock 13,000
26 April 1915 Aston Villa H 1 – 0 Anderson 8,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
17 Bolton Wanderers 38 11 8 18 68 84 30
18 Manchester United 38 9 12 17 46 62 30
19 Chelsea 38 8 13 17 51 65 29

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

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
9 January 1915 First Round The Wednesday A 0 – 1 23,248

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1914/15". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2011.