1925–26 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1925–26 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager John Chapman
First Division 9th
FA Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Charlie Rennox (17)
All:
Frank McPherson (20)
Highest home attendance 58,661 vs Sunderland (24 February 1926)
Lowest home attendance 9,116 vs Cardiff City (28 April 1926)
Average home league attendance 29,749
Home colours
Away colours

The 1925–26 season was Manchester United's 30th season in the Football League. Newly promoted to the First Division, they achieved their best finish since before the Great War by finishing ninth in the league.[1]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
29 August 1925 West Ham United A 0 – 1 25,630
2 September 1925 Aston Villa H 3 – 0 Barson, Lochhead, Spence 41,717
5 September 1925 Arsenal H 0 – 1 32,288
7 September 1925 Aston Villa A 2 – 2 Hanson, Rennox 27,701
12 September 1925 Manchester City A 1 – 1 Rennox 62,994
16 September 1925 Leicester City H 3 – 2 Rennox (2), Lochhead 21,275
19 September 1925 Liverpool A 0 – 5 18,824
26 September 1925 Burnley H 6 – 1 Rennox (3), Hanson, Hilditch, Smith 17,259
3 October 1925 Leeds United A 0 – 2 26,265
10 October 1925 Newcastle United H 2 – 1 Rennox, Thomas 39,651
17 October 1925 Tottenham Hotspur H 0 – 0 26,496
24 October 1925 Cardiff City A 2 – 0 McPherson (2) 15,846
31 October 1925 Huddersfield Town H 1 – 1 Thomas 37,213
7 November 1925 Everton A 3 – 1 McPherson, Rennox, Spence 12,387
14 November 1925 Birmingham H 3 – 1 Barson, Spence, Thomas 23,559
21 November 1925 Bury A 3 – 1 McPherson (2), Spence 16,591
28 November 1925 Blackburn Rovers H 2 – 0 McPherson, Thomas 33,660
5 December 1925 Sunderland A 1 – 2 Rennox 25,507
12 December 1925 Sheffield United H 1 – 2 McPherson 31,132
19 December 1925 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 5 McPherson 17,651
25 December 1925 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 1 Hanson, Spence 38,503
28 December 1925 Leicester City A 3 – 1 McPherson (3) 28,367
2 January 1926 West Ham United H 2 – 1 Rennox (2) 29,612
16 January 1926 Arsenal A 2 – 3 McPherson, Spence 25,252
23 January 1926 Manchester City H 1 – 6 Rennox 48,657
6 February 1926 Burnley A 1 – 0 McPherson 17,141
13 February 1926 Leeds United H 2 – 1 McPherson, Sweeney 29,584
27 February 1926 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 0 Smith 25,466
10 March 1926 Liverpool H 3 – 3 Hanson, Rennox, Spence 9,214
13 March 1926 Huddersfield Town A 0 – 5 27,842
17 March 1926 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 3 McPherson 10,794
20 March 1926 Everton H 0 – 0 30,058
2 April 1926 Notts County A 3 – 0 Rennox (2), McPherson 18,453
3 April 1926 Bury H 0 – 1 41,085
5 April 1926 Notts County H 0 – 1 19,606
10 April 1926 Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 7 15,870
14 April 1926 Newcastle United A 1 – 4 Hanson 9,829
19 April 1926 Birmingham A 1 – 2 Rennox 8,948
21 April 1926 Sunderland H 5 – 1 Taylor (3), Smith, Thomas 10,918
24 April 1926 Sheffield United A 0 – 2 15,571
28 April 1926 Cardiff City H 1 – 0 Inglis 9,116
1 May 1926 West Bromwich Albion H 3 – 2 Taylor (3) 9,974
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
8 Bolton Wanderers 42 17 10 15 75 76 –1 44
9 Manchester United 42 19 6 17 66 73 –7 44
10 Newcastle United 42 16 10 16 84 75 +9 42

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 1926 Round 3 Port Vale A 3 – 2 Spence (2), McPherson 14,841
30 January 1926 Round 4 Tottenham Hotspur A 2 – 2 Spence, Thomas 40,000
3 February 1926 Round 4
Replay
Tottenham Hotspur H 2 – 0 Rennox, Spence 45,000
20 February 1926 Round 5 Sunderland A 3 – 3 Smith (2), McPherson 50,500
24 February 1926 Round 5
Replay
Sunderland H 2 – 1 McPherson, Smith 58,661
6 March 1926 Round 6 Fulham A 2 – 1 McPherson, Smith 28,699
27 March 1926 Semi-finals Manchester City N 0 – 3 46,450

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1925/26". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2011.