1919–20 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1919–20 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager Jack Robson
First Division 12th
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Joe Spence (14)
All:
Joe Spence (14)
Highest home attendance 45,000 vs Liverpool (26 December 1919)
Lowest home attendance 13,000 vs The Wednesday (1 September 1919)
Average home league attendance 27,777
Home colours
Away colours

The 1919–20 season was Manchester United's 24th season in the Football League, ninth in the First Division,[1] and first season back in the Football League and the FA Cup after the cancellation of competitive league football during First World War.

Prior to the start of the season, the Football League expanded the number of teams taking part in the league to 22 teams, giving Manchester United their first taste of 42-match seasons.

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
30 August 1919 Derby County A 1 – 1 Woodcock 12,000
1 September 1919 The Wednesday H 0 – 0 13,000
6 September 1919 Derby County H 0 – 2 15,000
8 September 1919 The Wednesday A 3 – 1 Meehan, Spence, Woodcock 10,000
13 September 1919 Preston North End A 3 – 2 Spence (2), Meehan 15,000
20 September 1919 Preston North End H 5 – 1 Spence (2), Woodcock (2), Montgomery 18,000
27 September 1919 Middlesbrough A 1 – 1 Woodcock 20,000
4 October 1919 Middlesbrough H 1 – 1 Woodcock 28,000
11 October 1919 Manchester City A 3 – 3 Hodge, Hopkin, Spence 30,000
18 October 1919 Manchester City H 1 – 0 Spence 40,000
25 October 1919 Sheffield United A 2 – 2 Hopkin, Woodcock 18,000
1 November 1919 Sheffield United H 3 – 0 Hodges, Spence, Woodcock 24,500
8 November 1919 Burnley A 1 – 2 Hodge 15,000
15 November 1919 Burnley H 0 – 1 25,000
22 November 1919 Oldham Athletic A 3 – 0 Hodges, Hopkin, Spence 15,000
6 December 1919 Aston Villa A 0 – 2 40,000
13 December 1919 Aston Villa H 1 – 2 Hilditch 30,000
20 December 1919 Newcastle United H 2 – 1 Hodges, Spence 20,000
26 December 1919 Liverpool H 0 – 0 45,000
27 December 1919 Newcastle United A 1 – 2 Hilditch 45,000
1 January 1920 Liverpool A 0 – 0 30,000
3 January 1920 Chelsea H 0 – 2 25,000
17 January 1920 Chelsea A 0 – 1 40,000
24 January 1920 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 2 Woodcock 20,000
7 February 1920 Sunderland A 0 – 3 25,000
11 February 1920 Oldham Athletic H 1 – 1 Bissett 15,000
14 February 1920 Sunderland H 2 – 0 Harris, Hodges 35,000
21 February 1920 Arsenal A 3 – 0 Spence (2), Hopkin 25,000
25 February 1920 West Bromwich Albion H 1 – 2 Spence 20,000
28 February 1920 Arsenal H 0 – 1 20,000
6 March 1920 Everton H 1 – 0 Bissett 35,000
13 March 1920 Everton A 0 – 0 30,000
20 March 1920 Bradford City H 0 – 0 25,000
27 March 1920 Bradford City A 1 – 2 Bissett 18,000
2 April 1920 Bradford Park Avenue H 0 – 1 30,000
3 April 1920 Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 1 Toms 39,000
6 April 1920 Bradford Park Avenue A 4 – 1 Bissett, Grimwood, Toms, Woodcock 14,000
10 April 1920 Bolton Wanderers A 5 – 3 Bissett (2), Meredith, Toms, Woodcock 25,000
17 April 1920 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 1 Hopkin 40,000
24 April 1920 Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 5 30,000
26 April 1920 Notts County H 0 – 0 30,000
1 May 1920 Notts County A 2 – 0 Meredith, Spence 20,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11 Bradford Park Avenue 42 15 12 15 60 63 –3 42
12 Manchester United 42 13 14 15 54 50 +4 40
13 Middlesbrough 42 15 10 17 61 65 –4 40

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
10 January 1920 First Round Port Vale A 1 – 0 Toms 14,549
31 January 1920 Second Round Aston Villa H 1 – 2 Woodcock 48,600

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1919/20". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2011.