1948–49 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1948–49 season
Chairman James W. Gibson
Manager Matt Busby
Stadium Maine Road
First Division 2nd
FA Cup Semi-final
Charity Shield Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Jack Rowley (20)
All:
Jack Rowley (30)
Highest home attendance 82,771 vs Bradford Park Avenue (29 January 1949)
Lowest home attendance 20,158 vs Middlesbrough (2 May 1949)
Average home league attendance 50,427
Home colours
Away colours

The 1948–49 season was Manchester United's 47th season in the Football League. They finished second in the league and as FA Cup holders they reached the semi-finals.[1]

FA Charity Shield[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
6 October 1948 Arsenal A 3 – 4 Rowley, Burke, own goal 31,000

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
21 August 1948 Derby County H 1 – 2 Pearson 52,620
23 August 1948 Blackpool A 3 – 0 Rowley (2), Mitten 36,880
28 August 1948 Arsenal A 1 – 0 Mitten 64,150
1 September 1948 Blackpool H 3 – 4 Delaney, Mitten, Morris 51,187
4 September 1948 Huddersfield Town H 4 – 1 Pearson (2), Delaney, Mitten 57,714
8 September 1948 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 – 3 Morris, Rowley 42,617
11 September 1948 Manchester City A 0 – 0 64,502
15 September 1948 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2 – 0 Buckle, Pearson 33,871
18 September 1948 Sheffield United A 2 – 2 Buckle, Pearson 36,880
25 September 1948 Aston Villa H 3 – 1 Mitten (2), Pearson 53,820
2 October 1948 Sunderland A 1 – 2 Rowley 54,419
9 October 1948 Charlton Athletic H 1 – 1 Burke 46,964
16 October 1948 Stoke City A 1 – 2 Morris 45,830
23 October 1948 Burnley H 1 – 1 Mitten 47,093
30 October 1948 Preston North End A 6 – 1 Mitten (2), Pearson (2), Morris, Rowley 37,372
6 November 1948 Everton H 2 – 0 Delaney, Morris 42,789
13 November 1948 Chelsea A 1 – 1 Rowley 62,542
20 November 1948 Birmingham City H 3 – 0 Morris, Pearson, Rowley 45,482
27 November 1948 Middlesbrough A 4 – 1 Rowley (3), Delaney 31,331
4 December 1948 Newcastle United H 1 – 1 Mitten 70,787
11 December 1948 Portsmouth A 2 – 2 McGlen, Mitten 29,966
18 December 1948 Derby County A 3 – 1 Burke (2), Mitten 31,498
25 December 1948 Liverpool H 0 – 0 47,788
27 December 1948 Liverpool A 2 – 0 Burke, Pearson 53,325
1 January 1949 Arsenal H 2 – 0 Burke, Mitten 58,688
22 January 1949 Manchester City H 0 – 0 66,485
19 February 1949 Aston Villa A 1 – 2 Rowley 68,354
5 March 1949 Charlton Athletic A 3 – 2 Pearson (2), Downie 55,291
12 March 1949 Stoke City H 3 – 0 Downie, Mitten, Rowley 55,949
19 March 1949 Birmingham City A 0 – 1 46,819
6 April 1949 Huddersfield Town A 1 – 2 Rowley 17,256
9 April 1949 Chelsea H 1 – 1 Mitten 27,304
15 April 1949 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 0 Carey 44,999
16 April 1949 Burnley A 2 – 0 Rowley (2) 37,722
18 April 1949 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 0 Rowley (2), Mitten 47,653
21 April 1949 Sunderland H 1 – 2 Mitten 30,640
23 April 1949 Preston North End H 2 – 2 Downie (2) 43,214
27 April 1949 Everton A 0 – 2 39,106
30 April 1949 Newcastle United A 1 – 0 Burke 38,266
2 May 1949 Middlesbrough H 1 – 0 Rowley 20,158
4 May 1949 Sheffield United H 3 – 2 Downie, Mitten, Pearson 20,880
7 May 1949 Portsmouth H 3 – 2 Rowley (2), Mitten 49,808
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Portsmouth 42 25 8 9 84 42 58
2 Manchester United 42 21 11 10 77 44 53
3 Derby County 42 22 9 11 74 55 53

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 1949 Round 3 Bournemouth & Boscombe AFC H 6 – 0 Burke (2), Rowley (2), Pearson, Mitten 55,012
29 January 1949 Round 4 Bradford Park Avenue H 1 – 1 Mitten 82,771
5 February 1949 Round 4
Replay
Bradford Park Avenue A 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Mitten 30,000
7 February 1949 Round 4
Second Replay
Bradford Park Avenue H 5 – 0 Burke (2), Rowley (2), Pearson 70,434
12 February 1949 Round 5 Yeovil Town H 8 – 0 Rowley (5), Burke (2), Mitten 81,565
26 February 1949 Round 6 Hull City A 1 – 0 Pearson 55,000
26 March 1949 Semi-final Wolverhampton Wanderers N 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Mitten 62,250
2 April 1949 Semi-final
Replay
Wolverhampton Wanderers N 0 – 1 73,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1948/49". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2009.