1960–61 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1960–61 season
Chairman Harold Hardman
Manager Matt Busby
First Division 7th
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Bobby Charlton (21)
All:
Bobby Charlton (21)
Highest home attendance 65,295 vs Tottenham Hotspur (16 January 1961)
Lowest home attendance 15,662 vs Exeter City (26 October 1960)
Average home league attendance 38,501
Home colours
Away colours

The 1960–61 season was Manchester United's 59th season in the Football League, and their 16th consecutive season in the top division of English football.[1] It was also United's first season in the inaugural Football League Cup, and for the second successive season they finished seventh in the league.

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
20 August 1960 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 3 Charlton 47,778
24 August 1960 Everton A 0 – 4 51,602
31 August 1960 Everton H 4 – 0 Dawson (2), Charlton, Nicholson 51,818
3 September 1960 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 4 Viollet 55,445
5 September 1960 West Ham United A 1 – 2 Quixall 30,506
10 September 1960 Leicester City H 1 – 1 Giles 35,493
14 September 1960 West Ham United H 6 – 1 Charlton (2), Viollet (2), Quixall, Scanlon 33,695
17 September 1960 Aston Villa A 1 – 3 Viollet 43,593
24 September 1960 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 – 3 Charlton 44,458
1 October 1960 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 1 Giles 39,197
15 October 1960 Burnley A 3 – 5 Viollet (3) 32,011
22 October 1960 Newcastle United H 3 – 2 Dawson, Setters, Stiles 37,516
24 October 1960 Nottingham Forest H 2 – 1 Viollet (2) 23,628
29 October 1960 Arsenal A 1 – 2 Quixall 45,715
5 November 1960 Sheffield Wednesday H 0 – 0 36,855
12 November 1960 Birmingham City A 1 – 3 Charlton 31,549
19 November 1960 West Bromwich Albion H 3 – 0 Dawson, Quixall, Viollet 32,756
26 November 1960 Cardiff City A 0 – 3 21,122
3 December 1960 Preston North End H 1 – 0 Dawson 24,904
10 December 1960 Fulham A 4 – 4 Quixall (2), Charlton, Dawson 23,625
17 December 1960 Blackburn Rovers A 2 – 1 Pearson (2) 17,285
24 December 1960 Chelsea A 2 – 1 Dawson, Charlton 37,601
26 December 1960 Chelsea H 6 – 0 Dawson (3), Nicholson (2), Charlton 50,164
31 December 1960 Manchester City H 5 – 1 Dawson (3), Charlton (2) 61,213
16 January 1961 Tottenham Hotspur H 2 – 0 Pearson, Stiles 65,295
21 January 1961 Leicester City A 0 – 6 31,308
4 February 1961 Aston Villa H 1 – 1 Charlton 33,525
11 February 1961 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 – 2 Nicholson 38,526
18 February 1961 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 1 Dawson (2), Quixall 37,558
25 February 1961 Nottingham Forest A 2 – 3 Charlton, Quixall 26,850
4 March 1961 Manchester City A 3 – 1 Charlton, Dawson, Pearson 50,479
11 March 1961 Newcastle United A 1 – 1 Charlton 28,870
18 March 1961 Arsenal H 1 – 1 Moir 29,732
25 March 1961 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 – 5 Charlton 35,901
31 March 1961 Blackpool A 0 – 2 30,835
1 April 1961 Fulham H 3 – 1 Charlton, Quixall, Viollet 24,654
3 April 1961 Blackpool H 2 – 0 Nicholson, own goal 39,169
8 April 1961 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 1 Pearson 27,750
12 April 1961 Burnley H 6 – 0 Quixall (3), Viollet (3) 25,019
15 April 1961 Birmingham City H 4 – 1 Pearson (2), Quixall, Viollet 28,376
22 April 1961 Preston North End A 4 – 2 Charlton (2), Setters (2) 21,252
29 April 1961 Cardiff City H 3 – 3 Charlton (2), Setters 30,320
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
6 Leicester City 42 18 9 15 87 70 45
7 Manchester United 42 18 9 15 88 76 45
8 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 13 14 77 76 43

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
7 January 1961 Round 3 Middlesbrough H 3 – 0 Dawson (2), Cantwell 49,184
28 January 1961 Round 4 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 – 1 Cantwell 58,000
1 February 1961 Round 4
Replay
Sheffield Wednesday H 2 – 7 Dawson, Pearson 65,243

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
19 October 1960 Round 1 Exeter City A 1 – 1 Dawson 14,494
26 October 1960 Round 1
Replay
Exeter City H 4 – 1 Quixall (2), Giles, Pearson 15,662
2 November 1960 Round 2 Bradford City A 1 – 2 Viollet 4,670

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1960/61". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2011.