1959–60 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1959–60 season
Chairman Harold Hardman
Manager Matt Busby
First Division 7th
FA Cup Fifth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Dennis Viollet (32)
All:
Dennis Viollet (32)
Highest home attendance 66,350 vs Sheffield Wednesday (20 February 1960)
Lowest home attendance 33,677 vs West Bromwich Albion (19 December 1959)
Average home league attendance 48,012
Home colours
Away colours

The 1959–60 season was Manchester United's 58th season in the Football League, and their 15th consecutive season in the top division of English football. They finished seventh in the league, and striker Dennis Viollet scored a record 32 league goals in a season for the club.[1]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
22 August 1959 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 3 Viollet (2) 40,076
26 August 1959 Chelsea H 0 – 1 57,674
29 August 1959 Newcastle United H 3 – 2 Viollet (2), Charlton 53,257
2 September 1959 Chelsea A 6 – 3 Bradley (2), Viollet (2), Charlton, Quixall 66,579
5 September 1959 Birmingham City A 1 – 1 Quixall 38,220
9 September 1959 Leeds United H 6 – 0 Bradley (2), Charlton (2), Scanlon, Viollet 48,407
12 September 1959 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 – 5 Viollet 55,402
16 September 1959 Leeds United A 2 – 2 Charlton, own goal 34,048
19 September 1959 Manchester City A 0 – 3 58,300
26 September 1959 Preston North End A 0 – 4 35,016
3 October 1959 Leicester City H 4 – 1 Viollet (2), Charlton, Quixall 41,637
10 October 1959 Arsenal H 4 – 2 Charlton, Quixall, Viollet, own goal 51,626
17 October 1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 – 3 Viollet, own goal 45,451
24 October 1959 Sheffield Wednesday H 3 – 1 Viollet (2), Bradley 39,259
31 October 1959 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 1 Quixall 39,621
7 November 1959 Fulham H 3 – 3 Charlton, Scanlon, Viollet 44,063
14 November 1959 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 1 Dawson 37,892
21 November 1959 Luton Town H 4 – 1 Viollet (2), Goodwin, Quixall 40,572
28 November 1959 Everton A 1 – 2 Viollet 46,095
5 December 1959 Blackpool H 3 – 1 Viollet (2), Pearson 45,558
12 December 1959 Nottingham Forest A 5 – 1 Viollet (3), Dawson, Scanlon 31,666
19 December 1959 West Bromwich Albion H 2 – 3 Dawson, Quixall 33,677
26 December 1959 Burnley H 1 – 2 Quixall 62,376
28 December 1959 Burnley A 4 – 1 Scanlon (2), Viollet (2) 47,253
2 January 1960 Newcastle United A 3 – 7 Quixall (2), Dawson 57,200
16 January 1960 Birmingham City H 2 – 1 Quixall, Viollet 47,361
23 January 1960 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 2 Bradley 62,602
6 February 1960 Manchester City H 0 – 0 59,450
13 February 1960 Preston North End H 1 – 1 Viollet 44,014
24 February 1960 Leicester City A 1 – 3 Scanlon 33,191
27 February 1960 Blackpool A 6 – 0 Charlton (3), Viollet (2), Scanlon 23,996
5 March 1960 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0 – 2 60,560
19 March 1960 Nottingham Forest H 3 – 1 Charlton (2), Dawson 35,269
26 March 1960 Fulham A 5 – 0 Viollet (2), Dawson, Giles, Pearson 38,250
30 March 1960 Sheffield Wednesday A 2 – 4 Charlton, Viollet 26,821
2 April 1960 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 0 Charlton 45,298
9 April 1960 Luton Town A 3 – 2 Dawson (2), Bradley 21,242
15 April 1960 West Ham United A 1 – 2 Dawson 34,969
16 April 1960 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 0 Dawson 45,945
18 April 1960 West Ham United H 5 – 3 Charlton (2), Dawson (2), Quixall 34,676
23 April 1960 Arsenal A 2 – 5 Giles, Pearson 41,057
30 April 1960 Everton H 5 – 0 Dawson (3), Bradley, Quixall 43,823
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GAvg Pts
6 Bolton Wanderers 42 20 8 7 59 51 1.157 48
7 Manchester United 42 19 7 16 102 51 1.275 45
8 Newcastle United 42 18 8 16 82 78 1.051 44

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GAvg = Goal average; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
9 January 1960 Round 3 Derby County A 4 – 2 Goodwin, Charlton, Scanlon, own goal 33,297
30 January 1960 Round 4 Liverpool A 3 – 1 Charlton (2), Bradley 56,736
20 February 1960 Round 5 Sheffield Wednesday H 0 – 1 66,350

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1959/60". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2011.