Manchester United 1904-05

The 1904–05 season was Manchester United’s 13th season in the Football League. United finished 3rd in the Second Division. The Reds also competed in the FA Cup, but failed to get past the Intermediate Round stage, losing to Fulham.

Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
3 September 1904Port ValeA2 – 2Allan (2)4,000
10 September 1904Bristol CityH4 – 1Peddie, S. Robertson, A. Schofield, Williams20,000
17 September 1904Bolton WanderersH1 – 2Mackie25,000
24 September 1904GlossopA2 – 1Allan, Roberts6,000
8 October 1904Bradford CityA1 – 1Arkesden12,000
15 October 1904Lincoln CityH2 – 0Arkesden, A. Schofield15,000
22 October 1904Leicester FosseA3 – 0Arkesden, Peddie, A. Schofield7,000
29 October 1904BarnsleyH4 – 0Allan, Downie, Peddie, A. Schofield15,000
5 November 1904West Bromwich AlbionA2 – 0Arkesden, Williams5,000
12 November 1904BurnleyH1 – 0Arkesden15,000
19 November 1904Grimsby TownA1 – 0Bell4,000
3 December 1904Doncaster RoversA1 – 0Peddie10,000
10 December 1904Gainsborough TrinityH3 – 1Arkesden (2), Allan12,000
17 December 1904Burton UnitedA3 – 2Peddie (3)3,000
24 December 1904LiverpoolH3 – 1Arkesden, Roberts, Williams40,000
26 December 1904ChesterfieldH3 – 0Allan (2), Williams20,000
31 December 1904Port ValeH6 – 1Allan (3), Arkesden, Hayes, Roberts8,000
2 January 1905Bradford CityH7 – 0Arkesden (2), Roberts (2), Allan, Peddie, own goal10,000
3 January 1905Bolton WanderersA4 – 2Allan (2), Peddie, Williams35,000
7 January 1905Bristol CityA1 – 1Arkesden12,000
21 January 1905GlossopH4 – 1Mackie (2), Arkesden, Grassam20,000
11 February 1905Lincoln CityA0 – 32,000
18 February 1905Leicester FosseH4 – 1Peddie (3), Allan7,000
25 February 1905BarnsleyA0 – 05,000
4 March 1905West Bromwich AlbionH2 – 0Peddie, Williams8,000
11 March 1905BurnleyA0 – 27,000
18 March 1905Grimsby TownH2 – 1Allan, Duckworth12,000
25 March 1905BlackpoolA1 – 0Grassam6,000
1 April 1905Doncaster RoversH6 – 0Duckworth (3), Beddow, Peddie, Wombwell6000
8 April 1905Gainsborough TrinityA0 – 06,000
15 April 1905Burton UnitedH5 – 0Duckworth (2), Peddie (2), Arkesden16,000
21 April 1905ChesterfieldA0 – 210,000
22 April 1905LiverpoolA0 – 428,000
24 April 1905BlackpoolH3 – 1Allan, Arkesden, Peddie4,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
2Bolton Wanderers342725873255
3Manchester United342455813053
4Bristol City3419411664542

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

FA Cup

Manchester United entered the 1904–05 FA Cup at the Intermediate Round stage and were drawn at home to Fulham on 14 January 1905. The match finished 2–2, with goals from Tommy Arkesden and Charles Mackie. The replay was played four days later away at Craven Cottage, and ended scoreless. On 23 January, Fulham and United played a second replay at the neutral venue of Villa Park, which Fulham won by a single goal.

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
14 January 1905Intermediate RoundFulhamH2 – 2Arkesden, Mackie17,000
18 January 1905Intermediate Round
Replay
FulhamA0 – 015,000
23 January 1905Intermediate Round
2nd Replay
FulhamN0 – 16,000

Squad statistics

Pos.NameLeagueFA CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GK Harry Moger32030350
GK Bob Valentine200020
FB Tommy Blackstock300030
FB Bob Bonthron32030350
FB John Fitchett11020130
FB Vince Hayes22130251
FB Dick Holden100010
HB Alex Bell29130321
HB Alex Downie32130351
HB Dick Duckworth860086
HB Billy Griffiths200020
HB Charlie Roberts28500285
HB Sandy Robertson810081
FW Jack Allan2716002716
FW Tommy Arkesden2815313116
FW Clem Beddow910091
FW Billy Grassam623092
FW William Hartwell201030
FW George Lyons001010
FW Charles Mackie532174
FW Jack Peddie (c)3217003217
FW Alex Robertson101020
FW Alf Schofield24430274
FW Harry Williams22620246
FW Dick Wombwell810081