1926–27 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1926–27 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager John Chapman
(until 8 October 1926)
Lal Hilditch
(8 October 1926 – 13 April 1927)
Herbert Bamlett
(from 13 April 1927)
First Division 15th
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Joe Spence (18)
All:
Joe Spence (19)
Highest home attendance 50,665 vs Tottenham Hotspur (27 December 1926)
Lowest home attendance 14,709 vs Bury (5 March 1927)
Average home league attendance 26,274
Home colours
Away colours

The 1926–27 season was Manchester United's 31st season in the Football League.[1]

During the season on 7 October 1926, The Football Association announced that United manager John Chapman had been suspended from "taking part in football or football management for improper conduct in his position as Secretary-Manager of the Manchester United Football Club".[2] No further explanation for the suspension was ever given. By the next match, two days later against Bolton Wanderers, Lal Hilditch had taken over on a temporary basis as player-manager. Hilditch managed the team until 13 April 1927 when Herbert Bamlett appointed as the new United manager.

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
28 August 1926 Liverpool A 2 – 4 McPherson (2) 34,795
30 August 1926 Sheffield United A 2 – 2 McPherson (2) 14,844
4 September 1926 Leeds United H 2 – 2 McPherson (2) 26,338
11 September 1926 Newcastle United A 2 – 4 McPherson, Spence 28,050
15 September 1926 Arsenal H 2 – 2 Hanson, Spence 15,259
18 September 1926 Burnley H 2 – 1 Spence 32,593
25 September 1926 Cardiff City A 2 – 0 Rennox, Spence 17,267
2 October 1926 Aston Villa H 2 – 1 Barson, Rennox 31,234
9 October 1926 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 4 17,869
16 October 1926 Bury A 3 – 0 Spence (2), McPherson 22,728
23 October 1926 Birmingham H 0 – 1 32,010
30 October 1926 West Ham United A 0 – 4 17,733
6 November 1926 The Wednesday H 0 – 0 16,166
13 November 1926 Leicester City A 3 – 2 McPherson (2), Rennox 18,521
20 November 1926 Everton H 2 – 1 Rennox (2) 24,361
27 November 1926 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 2 Spence 17,280
4 December 1926 Huddersfield Town H 0 – 0 33,135
11 December 1926 Sunderland A 0 – 6 15,385
18 December 1926 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 0 Sweeney (2) 18,585
25 December 1926 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 1 Spence 37,287
27 December 1926 Tottenham Hotspur H 2 – 1 McPherson (2) 50,665
28 December 1926 Arsenal A 0 – 1 30,111
1 January 1927 Sheffield United H 5 – 0 McPherson (2), Barson, Rennox, Sweeney 33,593
15 January 1927 Liverpool H 0 – 1 30,304
22 January 1927 Leeds United A 3 – 2 McPherson, Rennox, Spence 16,816
5 February 1927 Burnley A 0 – 1 22,010
9 February 1927 Newcastle United H 3 – 1 Hanson, Harris, Spence 25,402
12 February 1927 Cardiff City H 1 – 1 Hanson 26,213
19 February 1927 Aston Villa A 0 – 2 32,467
26 February 1927 Bolton Wanderers H 0 – 0 29,618
5 March 1927 Bury H 1 – 2 Smith 14,709
12 March 1927 Birmingham A 0 – 4 14,392
19 March 1927 West Ham United H 0 – 3 18,347
26 March 1927 The Wednesday A 0 – 2 11,997
2 April 1927 Leicester City H 1 – 0 Spence 17,119
9 April 1927 Everton A 0 – 0 22,564
15 April 1927 Derby County H 2 – 2 Spence (2) 31,110
16 April 1927 Blackburn Rovers H 2 – 0 Hanson, Spence 24,845
18 April 1927 Derby County A 2 – 2 Spence (2) 17,306
23 April 1927 Huddersfield Town A 0 – 0 13,870
30 April 1927 Sunderland H 0 – 0 17,300
7 May 1927 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 2 Hanson, Spence 6,668
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
14 Cardiff City 42 16 9 17 55 65 –10 41
15 Manchester United 42 13 14 15 52 64 –12 40
16 The Wednesday 42 15 9 18 84 75 –17 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
8 January 1927 Round 3 Reading A 1 – 1 Bennion 28,918
12 January 1927 Round 3
Replay
Reading H 2 – 2 Spence, Sweeney 29,122
17 January 1927 Round 3
Replay
Reading N 1 – 2 McPherson 16,500

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1926/27". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Kelly, Steven F. (1994). Back Page United. p. 68. ISBN 1-85291-553-6.