1923–24 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1923–24 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager John Chapman
Second Division 14th
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Arthur Lochhead (14)
All:
Arthur Lochhead (14)
Highest home attendance 66,673 vs Huddersfield Town (2 February 1924)
Lowest home attendance 7,000 vs Coventry City (2 January 1924)
Average home league attendance 21,951
Home colours
Away colours

The 1923–24 season was Manchester United's 28th season in the Football League. It was their second successive season in the Second Division, and after narrowly missing out on promotion a year earlier, they finished a disappointing 14th in the league.[1]

Second Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
25 August 1923 Bristol City A 2 – 1 Lochhead, MacDonald 20,500
27 August 1923 Southampton H 1 – 0 Goldthorpe 21,750
1 September 1923 Bristol City H 2 – 1 Lochhead, Spence 21,000
3 September 1923 Southampton A 0 – 0 11,500
8 September 1923 Bury A 0 – 2 19,000
15 September 1923 Bury H 0 – 1 43,000
22 September 1923 South Shields A 0 – 1 9,750
29 September 1923 South Shields H 1 – 1 Lochhead 22,250
6 October 1923 Oldham Athletic A 2 – 3 own goals (2) 12,250
13 October 1923 Oldham Athletic H 2 – 0 Bain (2) 26,000
20 October 1923 Stockport County H 3 – 0 Mann (2), Bain 31,500
27 October 1923 Stockport County A 2 – 3 Barber, Lochhead 16,500
3 November 1923 Leicester City A 2 – 2 Lochhead (2) 17,000
10 November 1923 Leicester City H 3 – 0 Lochhead, Mann, Spence 20,000
17 November 1923 Coventry City A 1 – 1 own goal 13,580
1 December 1923 Leeds United A 0 – 0 20,000
8 December 1923 Leeds United H 3 – 1 Lochhead (2), Spence 22,250
15 December 1923 Port Vale A 1 – 0 Grimwood 7,500
22 December 1923 Port Vale H 5 – 0 Bain (3), Lochhead, Spence 11,750
25 December 1923 Barnsley H 1 – 2 Grimwood 34,000
26 December 1923 Barnsley A 0 – 1 12,000
29 December 1923 Bradford City A 0 – 0 15,500
2 January 1924 Coventry City H 1 – 2 Bain 7,000
5 January 1924 Bradford City H 3 – 0 Bain, Lochhead, McPherson 18,000
19 January 1924 Fulham A 1 – 3 Lochhead 15,500
26 January 1924 Fulham H 0 – 0 25,000
6 February 1924 Blackpool A 0 – 1 6,000
9 February 1924 Blackpool H 0 – 0 13,000
16 February 1924 Derby County A 0 – 3 12,000
23 February 1924 Derby County H 0 – 0 25,000
1 March 1924 Nelson A 2 – 0 Kennedy, Spence 2,750
8 March 1924 Nelson H 0 – 1 8,500
15 March 1924 Hull City H 1 – 1 Lochhead 13,000
22 March 1924 Hull City A 1 – 1 Miller 6,250
29 March 1924 Stoke H 2 – 2 Smith (2) 13,000
5 April 1924 Stoke A 0 – 3 11,000
12 April 1924 Crystal Palace H 5 – 1 Spence (4), Smith 8,000
18 April 1924 Clapton Orient A 0 – 1 18,000
19 April 1924 Crystal Palace A 1 – 1 Spence 7,000
21 April 1924 Clapton Orient H 2 – 2 Evans (2) 11,000
26 April 1924 The Wednesday H 2 – 0 Lochhead, Smith 7,500
3 May 1924 The Wednesday A 0 – 2 7,250
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13 Stockport County 42 13 16 13 44 52 –8 42
14 Manchester United 42 13 14 15 52 44 +8 40
15 Crystal Palace 42 13 13 16 53 65 –12 39

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
12 January 1924 First Round Plymouth Argyle H 1 – 0 McPherson 35,700
2 February 1924 Second Round Huddersfield Town H 0 – 3 66,673

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1923/24". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2011.