1966–67 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1966–67 season
Chairman Louis Edwards
Manager Matt Busby
First Division 1st
FA Cup Fourth Round
Football League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Denis Law (23)
All:
Denis Law (25)
Highest home attendance 63,500 vs Stoke City (28 January 1967)
Lowest home attendance 41,343 vs West Bromwich Albion (20 August 1966)
Average home league attendance 54,726
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1966–67 season was Manchester United's 65th season in the Football League, and their 22nd consecutive season in the top division of English football. They finished the season as league champions for the seventh time in their history and the fifth under the management of Matt Busby, but this would be their last top division title for 26 years.

United's top scorer this season was Denis Law, with 23 in the league and 25 in all competitions.[1]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
20 August 1966 West Bromwich Albion H 5 – 3 Law (2), Best, Herd, Stiles 41,343
23 August 1966 Everton A 2 – 1 Law (2) 60,657
27 August 1966 Leeds United A 1 – 3 Best 45,092
31 August 1966 Everton H 3 – 0 Connelly, Foulkes, Law 61,114
3 September 1966 Newcastle United H 3 – 2 Connelly, Herd, Law 44,448
7 September 1966 Stoke City A 0 – 3 44,337
10 September 1966 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 2 Law 56,295
17 September 1966 Manchester City H 1 – 0 Law 62,085
24 September 1966 Burnley H 4 – 1 Crerand, Herd, Law, Sadler 52,697
1 October 1966 Nottingham Forest A 1 – 4 Charlton 41,854
8 October 1966 Blackpool A 2 – 1 Law (2) 33,555
15 October 1966 Chelsea A 1 – 1 Law 56,789
29 October 1966 Arsenal H 1 – 0 Sadler 45,387
5 November 1966 Chelsea A 3 – 1 Aston (2), Best 55,958
12 November 1966 Sheffield Wednesday H 2 – 0 Charlton, Herd 46,942
19 November 1966 Southampton A 2 – 1 Charlton (2) 29,458
26 November 1966 Sunderland H 5 – 0 Herd (4), Law 44,687
30 November 1966 Leicester City A 2 – 1 Best, Law 39,014
3 December 1966 Aston Villa A 1 – 2 Herd 39,937
10 December 1966 Liverpool H 2 – 2 Best (2) 61,768
17 December 1966 West Bromwich Albion A 4 – 3 Herd (3), Law 32,080
26 December 1966 Sheffield United A 1 – 2 Herd 42,752
27 December 1966 Sheffield United H 2 – 0 Crerand, Herd 59,392
31 December 1966 Leeds United H 0 – 0 53,486
14 January 1967 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 – 0 Herd 57,366
21 January 1967 Manchester City A 1 – 1 Foulkes 62,983
4 February 1967 Burnley A 1 – 1 Sadler 40,165
11 February 1967 Nottingham Forest H 1 – 0 Law 62,727
25 February 1967 Blackpool H 4 – 0 Charlton (2), Law, own goal 47,158
3 March 1967 Arsenal A 1 – 1 Aston 63,363
11 March 1967 Newcastle United A 0 – 0 37,430
18 March 1967 Leicester City H 5 – 2 Aston, Charlton, Herd, Law, Sadler 50,281
25 March 1967 Liverpool A 0 – 0 53,813
27 March 1967 Fulham A 2 – 2 Best, Stiles 47,290
28 March 1967 Fulham H 2 – 1 Foulkes, Stiles 51,673
1 April 1967 West Ham United H 3 – 0 Best, Charlton, Law 61,308
10 April 1967 Sheffield Wednesday A 2 – 2 Charlton 51,101
18 April 1967 Southampton H 3 – 0 Charlton, Law, Sadler 54,291
22 April 1967 Sunderland A 0 – 0 43,570
29 April 1967 Aston Villa H 3 – 0 Aston, Best, Law 55,782
6 May 1967 West Ham United A 6 – 1 Law (2), Best, Charlton, Crerand, Foulkes 38,424
13 May 1967 Stoke City H 0 – 0 61,071
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Manchester United 42 24 12 6 84 45 60
2 Nottingham Forest 42 23 10 9 64 41 56
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 24 8 10 71 48 56

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
28 January 1967 Round 3 Stoke City H 2 – 0 Herd, Law 63,500
18 February 1967 Round 4 Norwich City H 1 – 2 Law 63,409

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
14 September 1966 Second round Blackpool A 1 – 5 Herd 15,570

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Republic of Ireland Pat Dunne 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
GK England David Gaskell 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
GK Northern Ireland Harry Gregg 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
GK England Alex Stepney 35 0 2 0 0 0 37 0
FB Republic of Ireland Shay Brennan 16 0 0 0 1 0 17 0
FB Republic of Ireland Noel Cantwell 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
FB Republic of Ireland Tony Dunne 40 0 2 0 1 0 43 0
FB England Bobby Noble 29 0 2 0 0 0 31 0
HB Scotland Pat Crerand 39 3 2 0 1 0 42 3
HB Scotland John Fitzpatrick 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
HB England Bill Foulkes 33 4 1 0 1 0 35 4
HB England Nobby Stiles 37 3 2 0 1 0 40 3
FW England Willie Anderson 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0
FW England John Aston, Jr. 26(4) 5 0 0 1 0 27(4) 5
FW Northern Ireland George Best 42 10 2 0 1 0 45 10
FW England Bobby Charlton 42 12 2 0 0 0 44 12
FW England John Connelly 6 2 0 0 1 0 7 2
FW Scotland David Herd 28 16 2 1 1 1 31 18
FW Scotland Denis Law 36 23 2 2 0 0 38 25
FW Scotland Jimmy Ryan 4(1) 0 1 0 0 0 5(1) 0
FW England David Sadler 35(1) 5 2 0 1 0 38(1) 5
Own goals 1 0 0 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1966/67". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2011.