1927–28 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1927–28 season
Chairman George Lawton
Manager Herbert Bamlett
First Division 18th
FA Cup Sixth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Joe Spence (22)
All:
Joe Spence (24)
Highest home attendance 52,568 vs Birmingham (18 February 1928)
Lowest home attendance 9,545 vs Sunderland (25 April 1928)
Average home league attendance 27,029
Home colours

The 1927–28 season was Manchester United's 32nd season in the Football League.[1]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
27 August 1927 Middlesbrough H 3 – 0 Spence (2), Hanson 44,957
29 August 1927 The Wednesday A 2 – 0 Hanson, Partridge 17,944
3 September 1927 Birmingham A 0 – 0 25,863
7 September 1927 The Wednesday H 1 – 1 McPherson 18,759
10 September 1927 Newcastle United H 1 – 7 Spence 50,217
17 September 1927 Huddersfield Town A 2 – 4 Spence (2) 17,307
19 September 1927 Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 3 18,243
24 September 1927 Tottenham Hotspur H 3 – 0 Hanson (2), Spence 13,952
1 October 1927 Leicester City A 0 – 1 22,385
8 October 1927 Everton A 2 – 5 Bennion, Spence 40,080
15 October 1927 Cardiff City H 2 – 2 Spence, Sweeney 31,090
22 October 1927 Derby County H 5 – 0 Spence (3), Johnston, McPherson 18,304
29 October 1927 West Ham United A 2 – 1 McPherson, own goal 21,972
5 November 1927 Portsmouth H 2 – 0 McPherson, own goal 13,119
12 November 1927 Sunderland A 1 – 4 Spence 13,319
19 November 1927 Aston Villa H 5 – 1 Partridge (2), Johnston, McPherson, Spence 25,991
26 November 1927 Burnley A 0 – 4 18,509
3 December 1927 Bury H 0 – 1 23,581
10 December 1927 Sheffield United A 1 – 2 Spence 11,984
17 December 1927 Arsenal H 4 – 1 Hanson, McPherson, Partridge, Spence 18,120
24 December 1927 Liverpool A 0 – 2 14,971
26 December 1927 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 1 Spence 31,131
31 December 1927 Middlesbrough A 2 – 1 Hanson, Johnston 19,652
7 January 1928 Birmingham H 1 – 1 Hanson 16,853
21 January 1928 Newcastle United A 1 – 4 Partridge 25,912
4 February 1928 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 4 Johnston 23,545
11 February 1928 Leicester City H 5 – 2 Nicol (2), Spence (2), Hanson 16,640
25 February 1928 Cardiff City A 0 – 2 15,579
7 March 1928 Huddersfield Town H 0 – 0 35,413
10 March 1928 West Ham United H 1 – 1 Johnston 21,577
14 March 1928 Everton H 1 – 0 Rawlings 25,667
17 March 1928 Portsmouth A 0 – 1 25,400
28 March 1928 Derby County A 0 – 5 8,323
31 March 1928 Aston Villa A 1 – 3 Rawlings 24,691
6 April 1928 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 3 Spence, Thomas 23,795
7 April 1928 Burnley H 4 – 3 Rawlings (3), Williams 28,311
9 April 1928 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 1 Johnston, Rawlings 28,590
14 April 1928 Bury A 3 – 4 Johnston, McLenahan, Williams 17,440
21 April 1928 Sheffield United H 2 – 3 Rawlings, Thomas 27,137
25 April 1928 Sunderland H 2 – 1 Hanson, Johnston 9,545
28 April 1928 Arsenal A 1 – 0 Rawlings 22,452
5 May 1928 Liverpool H 6 – 1 Spence (3), Rawlings (2), Hanson 30,625
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17 West Ham United 42 14 11 17 81 88 –7 39
18 Manchester United 42 16 7 19 72 80 –8 39
19 Burnley 42 16 7 19 82 98 –16 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
14 January 1928 Round 3 Brentford H 7 – 1 Hanson (4), Johnston, McPherson, Spence 18,538
28 January 1928 Round 4 Bury A 1 – 1 Johnston 25,000
1 February 1928 Round 4
Replay
Bury H 1 – 0 Spence 48,001
18 February 1928 Round 5 Birmingham H 1 – 0 Johnston 52,568
3 March 1928 Round 6 Blackburn Rovers A 0 – 2 42,312

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1927/28". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011.