Manchester United 1919-20

The 1919–20 season was Manchester United’s 24th season in the Football League, ninth in the First Division, and first season back in the Football League and the FA Cup after the cancellation of competitive league football during First World War.
Prior to the start of the season, the Football League expanded the number of teams taking part in the league to 22 teams, giving Manchester United their first taste of 42-match seasons.

First Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
30 August 1919Derby CountyA1–1Woodcock12,000
1 September 1919The WednesdayH0–013,000
6 September 1919Derby CountyH0–215,000
8 September 1919The WednesdayA3–1Meehan, Spence, Woodcock10,000
13 September 1919Preston North EndA3–2Spence (2), Meehan15,000
20 September 1919Preston North EndH5–1Spence (2), Woodcock (2), Montgomery18,000
27 September 1919MiddlesbroughA1–1Woodcock20,000
4 October 1919MiddlesbroughH1–1Woodcock28,000
11 October 1919Manchester CityA3–3Hodge, Hopkin, Spence30,000
18 October 1919Manchester CityH1–0Spence40,000
25 October 1919Sheffield UnitedA2–2Hopkin, Woodcock18,000
1 November 1919Sheffield UnitedH3–0Hodges, Spence, Woodcock24,500
8 November 1919BurnleyA1–2Hodge15,000
15 November 1919BurnleyH0–125,000
22 November 1919Oldham AthleticA3–0Hodges, Hopkin, Spence15,000
6 December 1919Aston VillaA0–240,000
13 December 1919Aston VillaH1–2Hilditch30,000
20 December 1919Newcastle UnitedH2–1Hodges, Spence20,000
26 December 1919LiverpoolH0–045,000
27 December 1919Newcastle UnitedA1–2Hilditch45,000
1 January 1920LiverpoolA0–030,000
3 January 1920ChelseaH0–225,000
17 January 1920ChelseaA0–140,000
24 January 1920West Bromwich AlbionA1–2Woodcock20,000
7 February 1920SunderlandA0–325,000
11 February 1920Oldham AthleticH1–1Bissett15,000
14 February 1920SunderlandH2–0Harris, Hodges35,000
21 February 1920ArsenalA3–0Spence (2), Hopkin25,000
25 February 1920West Bromwich AlbionH1–2Spence20,000
28 February 1920ArsenalH0–120,000
6 March 1920EvertonH1–0Bissett35,000
13 March 1920EvertonA0–030,000
20 March 1920Bradford CityH0–025,000
27 March 1920Bradford CityA1–2Bissett18,000
2 April 1920Bradford Park AvenueH0–130,000
3 April 1920Bolton WanderersH1–1Toms39,000
6 April 1920Bradford Park AvenueA4–1Bissett, Grimwood, Toms, Woodcock14,000
10 April 1920Bolton WanderersA5–3Bissett (2), Meredith, Toms, Woodcock25,000
17 April 1920Blackburn RoversH1–1Hopkin40,000
24 April 1920Blackburn RoversA0–530,000
26 April 1920Notts CountyH0–030,000
1 May 1920Notts CountyA2–0Meredith, Spence20,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
11Bradford Park Avenue421512156063−342
12Manchester United421314155450+440
13Middlesbrough421510176165−440

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

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
10 January 1920First RoundPort ValeA1–0Toms14,549
31 January 1920Second RoundAston VillaH1–2Woodcock48,600