1950–51 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1950–51 season
Chairman James W. Gibson
Manager Matt Busby
First Division 2nd
FA Cup Sixth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Stan Pearson (18)
All:
Stan Pearson (23)
Highest home attendance 55,434 vs Leeds United (27 January 1951)
Lowest home attendance 24,764 vs West Bromwich Albion (14 April 1951)
Average home league attendance 38,752
Home colours
Away colours

The 1950–51 season was Manchester United's 49th season in the Football League. The club finished runners-up to champions Tottenham Hotspur in the league and were also quarter-finalists in the FA Cup.

A notable debutant for the club this season was 17-year-old Barnsley born centre-half Mark Jones.[1]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
19 August 1950 Fulham H 1 – 0 Pearson 44,042
23 August 1950 Liverpool A 1 – 2 Rowley 30,211
26 August 1950 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 1 40,431
30 August 1950 Liverpool H 1 – 0 Downie 34,835
2 September 1950 Blackpool H 1 – 0 Bogan 53,260
4 September 1950 Aston Villa A 3 – 1 Rowley (2), Pearson 42,724
9 September 1950 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 – 1 60,621
13 September 1950 Aston Villa H 0 – 0 33,021
16 September 1950 Charlton Athletic H 3 – 0 Delaney, Pearson, Rowley 36,619
23 September 1950 Middlesbrough A 2 – 1 Pearson (2) 48,051
30 September 1950 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 0 45,898
7 October 1950 Sheffield Wednesday H 3 – 1 Downie, McShane, Rowley 40,651
14 October 1950 Arsenal A 0 – 3 66,150
21 October 1950 Portsmouth H 0 – 0 41,842
28 October 1950 Everton A 4 – 1 Rowley (2), Aston, Pearson 51,142
4 November 1950 Burnley H 1 – 1 McShane 39,454
11 November 1950 Chelsea A 0 – 1 51,882
18 November 1950 Stoke City H 0 – 0 30,031
25 November 1950 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 0 Birch 28,146
2 December 1950 Newcastle United H 1 – 2 Birch 34,502
9 December 1950 Huddersfield Town A 3 – 2 Aston (2), Birkett 26,713
16 December 1950 Fulham A 2 – 2 Pearson (2) 19,649
23 December 1950 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 3 Aston, Pearson 35,382
25 December 1950 Sunderland A 1 – 2 Aston 41,215
26 December 1950 Sunderland H 3 – 5 Bogan (2), Aston 35,176
13 January 1951 Tottenham Hotspur H 2 – 1 Birch, Rowley 43,283
20 January 1951 Charlton Athletic A 2 – 1 Aston, Birkett 31,978
3 February 1951 Middlesbrough H 1 – 0 Pearson 44,633
17 February 1951 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2 – 1 Birch, Rowley 42,022
26 February 1951 Sheffield Wednesday A 4 – 0 McShane, Downie, Pearson, Rowley 25,693
3 March 1951 Arsenal H 3 – 1 Aston (2), Downie 46,202
10 March 1951 Portsmouth A 0 – 0 33,148
17 March 1951 Everton H 3 – 0 Aston, Downie, Pearson 29,317
23 March 1951 Derby County H 2 – 0 Aston, Downie 42,009
24 March 1951 Burnley A 2 – 1 Aston, McShane 36,656
26 March 1951 Derby County A 4 – 2 Aston, Downie, Pearson, Rowley 25,860
31 March 1951 Chelsea H 4 – 1 Pearson (3), McShane 25,779
7 April 1951 Stoke City A 0 – 2 25,690
14 April 1951 West Bromwich Albion H 3 – 0 Downie, Pearson, Rowley 24,764
21 April 1951 Newcastle United A 2 – 0 Rowley, Pearson 45,209
28 April 1951 Huddersfield Town H 6 – 0 Aston (2), McShane (2), Downie, Rowley 25,560
5 May 1951 Blackpool A 1 – 1 Downie 22,864
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 25 10 7 82 44 60
2 Manchester United 42 24 8 10 74 40 56
3 Blackpool 42 20 10 12 79 53 50

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
6 January 1951 Round 3 Oldham Athletic H 4 – 1 Pearson, Aston, Birch, own goal 37,161
27 January 1951 Round 4 Leeds United H 4 – 0 Pearson (3), Rowley 55,434
10 February 1951 Round 5 Arsenal H 1 – 0 Pearson 55,058
24 February 1951 Round 6 Birmingham City A 0 – 1 50,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1950/51". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2009.