1969–70 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1969–70 season
Chairman Louis Edwards
Manager Wilf McGuinness
First Division 8th
FA Cup Third Place
League Cup Semi-Final
Top goalscorer League:
George Best (15)
All:
George Best (23)
Highest home attendance 63,418 vs Manchester City (17 December 1969)
63,418 vs Middlesbrough (25 February 1970)
Lowest home attendance 26,582 vs West Bromwich Albion (8 April 1970)
Average home league attendance 51,152
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1969–70 season was Manchester United's 67th season in the Football League, and their 25th consecutive season in the top division of English football.[1] Before the beginning of the season, on 4 June 1969, United manager Matt Busby stepped down as manager after 24 years as manager. McGuinness guided United to an eighth place finish in his first season as manager.

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
9 August 1969 Crystal Palace A 2 – 2 Charlton, Morgan 48,610
13 August 1969 Everton H 0 – 2 57,752
16 August 1969 Southampton H 1 – 4 Morgan 46,328
19 August 1969 Everton A 0 – 3 53,185
23 August 1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 0 50,783
27 August 1969 Newcastle United H 0 – 0 52,774
30 August 1969 Sunderland H 3 – 1 Best, Givens, Kidd 50,570
6 September 1969 Leeds United A 2 – 2 Best (2) 44,271
13 September 1969 Liverpool H 1 – 0 Morgan 56,509
17 September 1969 Sheffield Wednesday A 3 – 1 Best (2), Kidd 39,298
20 September 1969 Arsenal A 2 – 2 Best, Sadler 59,498
27 September 1969 West Ham United H 5 – 2 Best (2), Burns, Charlton, Kidd 58,579
4 October 1969 Derby County A 0 – 2 40,724
8 October 1969 Southampton A 3 – 0 Best, Burns, Kidd 31,044
11 October 1969 Ipswich Town H 2 – 1 Best, Kidd 52,281
18 October 1969 Nottingham Forest H 1 – 1 Best 53,702
25 October 1969 West Bromwich Albion A 1 – 2 Kidd 45,120
1 November 1969 Stoke City H 1 – 1 Charlton 53,406
8 November 1969 Coventry City A 2 – 1 Aston, Law 43,446
15 November 1969 Manchester City A 0 – 4 63,013
22 November 1969 Tottenham Hotspur H 3 – 1 Charlton (2), Burns 50,003
29 November 1969 Burnley A 1 – 1 Best 23,770
6 December 1969 Chelsea H 0 – 2 49,344
13 December 1969 Liverpool A 4 – 1 Charlton, Morgan, Ure, own goal 47,682
26 December 1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0 – 0 50,806
27 December 1969 Sunderland A 1 – 1 Kidd 36,504
10 January 1970 Arsenal H 2 – 1 Morgan, Sartori 41,055
17 January 1970 West Ham United A 0 – 0 41,643
26 January 1970 Leeds United H 2 – 2 Kidd, Sadler 59,879
31 January 1970 Derby County H 1 – 0 Charlton 59,315
10 February 1970 Ipswich Town A 1 – 0 Kidd 29,755
14 February 1970 Crystal Palace H 1 – 1 Kidd 54,711
28 February 1970 Stoke City A 2 – 2 Morgan, Sartori 38,917
17 March 1970 Burnley H 3 – 3 Best, Crerand, Law 38,377
21 March 1970 Chelsea A 1 – 2 Morgan 61,479
28 March 1970 Manchester City H 1 – 2 Kidd 59,777
30 March 1970 Coventry City H 1 – 1 Kidd 38,647
31 March 1970 Nottingham Forest A 2 – 1 Charlton, Gowling 39,228
4 April 1970 Newcastle United A 1 – 5 Charlton 43,094
8 April 1970 West Bromwich Albion H 7 – 0 Charlton (2), Fitzpatrick (2), Gowling (2), Best 26,582
13 April 1970 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 2 Fitzpatrick 41,808
15 April 1970 Sheffield Wednesday H 2 – 2 Best, Charlton 36,649
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GAvg Pts
7 Newcastle United 42 17 13 12 57 35 1.629 47
8 Manchester United 42 14 17 11 66 61 1.082 45
9 Stoke City 42 15 15 12 56 52 1.077 45

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
3 January 1970 Round 3 Ipswich Town A 1 – 0 own goal 29,552
24 January 1970 Round 4 Manchester City H 3 – 0 Kidd (2), Morgan 63,417
7 February 1970 Round 5 Northampton Town A 8 – 2 Best (6), Kidd (2) 21,771
21 February 1970 Round 6 Middlesbrough A 1 – 1 Sartori 40,000
25 February 1970 Round 6
Replay
Middlesbrough H 2 – 1 Charlton, Morgan 63,418
14 March 1970 Semi-Final Leeds United N 0 – 0 55,000
23 March 1970 Semi-Final
Replay
Leeds United N 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) 62,500
26 March 1970 Semi-Final
Second Replay
Leeds United N 0 – 1 56,000
10 April 1970 Third Place Playoff Watford N 2 – 0 Kidd (2) 15,105

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
3 September 1969 Round 2 Middlesbrough H 1 – 0 Sadler 38,939
23 September 1969 Round 3 Wrexham H 2 – 0 Kidd, Best 48,347
14 October 1969 Round 4 Burnley A 0 – 0 27,959
20 October 1969 Round 4
Replay
Burnley H 1 – 0 Best 50,275
12 November 1969 Round 5 Derby County A 0 – 0 38,895
19 November 1969 Round 5
Replay
Derby County H 1 – 0 Kidd 57,393
3 December 1969 Semi Final
First Leg
Manchester City A 1 – 2 Charlton 55,799
17 December 1969 Semi Final
Second Leg
Manchester City H 2 – 2 Edwards, Law 63,418

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1969/70". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2011.