1949–50 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1949–50 season
Chairman James W. Gibson
Manager Matt Busby
Stadium Old Trafford
First Division 4th
FA Cup Sixth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Jack Rowley (20)
All:
Jack Rowley (23)
Highest home attendance 53,928 vs Arsenal (26 December 1949)
Lowest home attendance 11,968 vs Fulham (29 April 1950)
Average home league attendance 42,064
Home colours
Away colours

The 1949–50 season was Manchester United's 48th season in the Football League. They finished fourth in the First Division and reached the Sixth Round Proper of the FA Cup.

A notable acquisition by the club during this season was 18-year-old goalkeeper Ray Wood, who was signed from Darlington as manager Matt Busby looked to find a younger goalkeeper to provide competition for Jack Crompton and Reg Allen for the 1950s.[1]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
20 August 1949 Derby County A 1 – 0 Rowley 35,687
24 August 1949 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 0 Mitten, Rowley, own goal 41,748
27 August 1949 West Bromwich Albion H 1 – 1 Pearson 44,655
31 August 1949 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 1 Mitten, Pearson 36,277
3 September 1949 Manchester City H 2 – 1 Pearson (2) 47,760
7 September 1949 Liverpool A 1 – 1 Mitten 51,587
10 September 1949 Chelsea A 1 – 1 Rowley 61,357
17 September 1949 Stoke City H 2 – 2 Rowley (2) 43,522
24 September 1949 Burnley A 0 – 1 41,072
1 October 1949 Sunderland H 1 – 3 Pearson 49,260
8 October 1949 Charlton Athletic H 3 – 2 Mitten (2), Rowley 43,809
15 October 1949 Aston Villa A 4 – 0 Mitten (2), Bogan, Rowley 47,483
22 October 1949 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3 – 0 Pearson (2), Bogan 51,427
29 October 1949 Portsmouth A 0 – 0 41,098
5 November 1949 Huddersfield Town H 6 – 0 Pearson (2), Rowley (2), Delaney, Mitten 40,295
12 November 1949 Everton A 0 – 0 46,672
19 November 1949 Middlesbrough H 2 – 0 Pearson, Rowley 42,626
26 November 1949 Blackpool A 3 – 3 Pearson (2), Bogan 27,742
3 December 1949 Newcastle United H 1 – 1 Mitten 30,343
10 December 1949 Fulham A 0 – 1 35,362
17 December 1949 Derby County H 0 – 1 33,753
24 December 1949 West Bromwich Albion A 2 – 1 Bogan, Rowley 46,973
26 December 1949 Arsenal H 2 – 0 Pearson (2) 53,928
27 December 1949 Arsenal A 0 – 0 65,133
31 December 1949 Manchester City A 2 – 1 Delaney, Pearson 63,704
14 January 1950 Chelsea H 1 – 0 Mitten 46,954
21 January 1950 Stoke City A 1 – 3 Mitten 38,877
4 February 1950 Burnley H 3 – 2 Rowley (2), Mitten 46,702
18 February 1950 Sunderland A 2 – 2 Chilton, Rowley 63,251
25 February 1950 Charlton Athletic A 2 – 1 Carey, Rowley 44,920
8 March 1950 Aston Villa H 7 – 0 Mitten (4), Downie (2), Rowley 22,149
11 March 1950 Middlesbrough A 3 – 2 Downie, Rowley 46,702
15 March 1950 Liverpool H 0 – 0 43,456
18 March 1950 Blackpool H 1 – 2 Delaney 53,688
25 March 1950 Huddersfield Town A 1 – 3 Downie 34,348
1 April 1950 Everton H 1 – 1 Delaney 35,381
7 April 1950 Birmingham City H 0 – 2 47,170
8 April 1950 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 – 1 Rowley 54,296
10 April 1950 Birmingham City A 0 – 0 35,863
15 April 1950 Portsmouth H 0 – 2 44,908
22 April 1950 Newcastle United A 1 – 2 Downie 52,203
29 April 1950 Fulham H 3 – 0 Rowley (2), Cockburn 11,968
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
3 Sunderland 42 21 10 11 83 62 52
4 Manchester United 42 18 14 10 69 44 50
5 Newcastle United 42 19 12 11 77 55 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
7 January 1950 Round 3 Weymouth H 4 – 0 Rowley (2), Delaney, Pearson 38,284
28 January 1950 Round 4 Watford A 1 – 0 Rowley 32,800
11 February 1950 Round 5 Portsmouth H 3 – 3 Mitten (2), Pearson 53,688
15 February 1950 Round 5
Replay
Portsmouth A 3 – 1 Delaney, Downie, Mitten 49,962
4 March 1950 Round 6 Chelsea A 0 – 2 70,362

Squad statistics[edit]

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Jack Crompton 27 0 1 0 28 0
GK Republic of Ireland Sonny Feehan 12 0 2 0 14 0
GK England Joe Lancaster 2 0 2 0 4 0
GK Republic of Ireland Ray Wood 1 0 0 0 1 0
FB England John Aston, Sr. 40 0 5 0 45 0
FB England John Ball 13 0 0 0 13 0
FB Republic of Ireland Johnny Carey 38 1 5 0 43 1
FB Scotland Tommy Lowrie 3 0 0 0 3 0
FB England Sammy Lynn 10 0 0 0 10 0
FB England Thomas McNulty 2 0 0 0 2 0
HB England Allenby Chilton 35 1 5 0 40 1
HB England Henry Cockburn 35 1 5 0 40 1
HB England Billy McGlen 13 0 1 0 14 0
HB Wales Jack Warner 21 0 4 0 25 0
HB England Jeff Whitefoot 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Brian Birch 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Tommy Bogan 18 4 4 0 22 4
FW England Ted Buckle 7 0 0 0 7 0
FW England Frank Clempson 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Delaney 42 4 5 2 47 6
FW Scotland John Downie 18 6 2 1 20 7
FW England Charlie Mitten 42 16 5 3 47 19
FW England Stan Pearson 41 15 4 2 45 17
FW England Jack Rowley 39 20 5 3 44 23
Own goals 1 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1949/50". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2009.