1919–20 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1919–20 season
Manager England Ernest Mangnall
Football League
First Division
7th
FA Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
Barnes (22 goals)
Browell (22 goals)
All:
Barnes (23 goals)
Highest home attendance 35,000 vs Liverpool
(27 March 1920)
Lowest home attendance 10,000 vs Bradford Park Avenue
(13 March 1920)

The 1919–20 season was Manchester City F.C.'s twenty-ninth season of league football, and first season back in the Football League and the FA Cup after the cancellation of competitive league football during World War I.

For this season, the Football League also made the decision to expand the size of their leagues to 22 teams apiece, giving Manchester City their first taste of 42-match seasons.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
5 Sunderland 42 22 4 16 72 59 1.220 48
6 Bolton Wanderers 42 19 9 14 72 65 1.108 47
7 Manchester City 42 18 9 15 71 62 1.145 45
8 Newcastle United 42 17 9 16 44 39 1.128 43
9 Aston Villa1 42 18 6 18 75 73 1.027 42

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: Football League
1 - 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
30 15 3 12 57 36 +21 33 9 2 4 33 11 +22 6 1 8 24 25 –1

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
30 August 1919 Sheffield United H Hyde Road 3 – 3 Barnes (2), Browell 30,000
1 September 1919 Oldham Athletic A Boundary Park 3 – 1 Browell (2), Cartwright 3,000
6 September 1919 Sheffield United A Bramall Lane 1 – 3 Wynn 30,000
8 September 1919 Oldham Athletic H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Browell (2), Barnes 22,000
13 September 1919 Bolton Wanderers H Hyde Road 1 – 4 Crawshaw 20,000
20 September 1919 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 2 – 6 Taylor, Browell 30,000
27 September 1919 Notts County H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Barnes (3), Taylor 20,000
4 October 1919 Notts County A Meadow Lane 1 – 4 Barnes 16,000
11 October 1919 Manchester United H Hyde Road 3 – 3 Browell (2), Taylor 32,000
18 October 1919 Manchester United A Old Trafford 0 – 1 45,000
25 October 1919 The Wednesday H Hyde Road 4 – 2 Browell (2), Taylor, Goodwin 20,000
1 November 1919 The Wednesday A Hillsborough 0 – 0 20,000
8 November 1919 Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 8 – 2 Browell (3), Barnes (2), Murphy (2), Crawshaw 25,000
15 November 1919 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 4 – 1 Browell (2), Barnes (2) 6,000
22 November 1919 Derby County H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Crawshaw (2), Barnes 15,000
29 November 1919 Derby County A Baseball Ground 0 – 0 7,000
6 December 1919 West Bromwich Albion H Hyde Road 2 – 3 Browell (2) 30,000
13 December 1919 West Bromwich Albion A The Hawthorns 0 – 2 20,000
20 December 1919 Sunderland A Roker Park 1 – 2 Reid 20,000
25 December 1919 Everton H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Barnes 25,000
26 December 1919 Everton A Goodison Park 0 – 2 26,000
27 December 1919 Sunderland H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Murphy 30,000
1 January 1920 Bradford City H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Murphy 30,000
3 January 1920 Arsenal A Highbury 2 – 2 Murphy, Barnes 32,000
17 January 1920 Arsenal H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Browell (3), Goodwin 25,000
24 January 1920 Middlesbrough H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Browell 28,000
7 February 1920 Burnley H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Barnes (2), Crawshaw 30,000
14 February 1920 Burnley A Turf Moor 0 – 2 20,000
18 February 1920 Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 2 – 0 Johnson (2) 15,000
28 February 1920 Preston North End A Deepdale 1 – 1 Fletcher 17,000
13 March 1920 Bradford Park Avenue H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Barnes (2), Johnson, Crawshaw 10,000
17 March 1920 Preston North End H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Godfrey 18,000
20 March 1920 Liverpool A Anfield 0 – 1 30,000
22 March 1920 Bradford Park Avenue A Park Avenue 1 – 2 Johnson 8,000
27 March 1920 Liverpool H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Barnes (2) 35,000
3 April 1920 Chelsea A Stamford Bridge 0 – 1 45,000
5 April 1920 Bradford City A Valley Parade 0 – 1 20,000
10 April 1920 Chelsea H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Barnes 25,000
17 April 1920 Newcastle United A St James' Park 0 – 3 36,000
24 April 1920 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 0 – 0 25,000
26 April 1920 Aston Villa A Villa Park 1 – 0 Browell 45,000
1 May 1920 Aston Villa H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Johnson, Barnes 23,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
10 January 1920 First round Clapton Orient H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Goodwin (2), Barnes, Murphy 25,878
31 January 1920 Second round Leicester City A Filbert Street 0 – 3 23,041

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Jim Goodchild 33 0 2 0 35 0
GK England Walter Smith 9 0 0 0 9 0
DF England Sam Cookson 20 0 2 0 22 0
DF England Eli Fletcher 34 1 2 0 36 1
DF England Frank Knowles 2 0 0 0 2 0
DF England Max Woosnam 16 0 2 0 18 0
MF England Joe Dorsett 8 0 0 0 8 0
MF England Spud Murphy 36 5 2 1 38 6
FW England Jack Allen 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England Horace Barnes 39 22 2 1 41 23
FW England Tommy Broad 19 0 1 0 20 0
FW England Tommy Browell 30 22 2 0 32 22
FW England Dick Crawshaw 21 6 1 0 22 6
FW England Joby Godfrey 9 1 0 0 9 1
FW England Ted Hanney 7 0 0 0 7 0
FW England Fred Howard 1 0 1 0 2 0
FW England Tommy Johnson 10 5 0 0 10 5
FW England Fred Lievesley 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Harry Taylor 6 4 0 0 6 4
FW Wales George Wynn 4 1 0 0 4 1
MF England Jack Brennan 20 0 2 0 22 0
-- Joe Cartwright 6 1 0 0 6 1
-- Albert Fairclough 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Peter Fairclough 4 0 0 0 4 0
-- Ernie Goodwin 15 2 1 2 16 4
-- George Gray 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Scotland Jock Henderson 4 0 0 0 4 0
-- Billy Henry 13 0 0 0 13 0
-- Teddy Hughes 6 0 0 0 6 0
-- Harry Jarvis 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Tommy Lamph 11 0 0 0 11 0
-- William Newton 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Joe Reid 3 1 0 0 3 1
-- Sid Scott 12 0 0 0 12 0
-- Sammy Sharp 6 0 0 0 6 0
-- Fred Sugden 6 0 0 0 6 0
-- Herbert Tyler 41 0 2 0 43 0

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