Manchester United 1926-27

The 1926–27 season was Manchester United’s 31st season in the Football League.
During the season on 7 October 1926, The Football Association announced that United manager John Chapman had been suspended from “taking part in football or football management for improper conduct in his position as Secretary-Manager of the Manchester United Football Club”. No further explanation for the suspension was ever given. By the next match, two days later against Bolton Wanderers, Lal Hilditch had taken over on a temporary basis as player-manager. Hilditch managed the team until 13 April 1927 when Herbert Bamlett appointed as the new United manager.

First Division[edit]

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
28 August 1926LiverpoolA2 – 4McPherson (2)34,795
30 August 1926Sheffield UnitedA2 – 2McPherson (2)14,844
4 September 1926Leeds UnitedH2 – 2McPherson (2)26,338
11 September 1926Newcastle UnitedA2 – 4McPherson, Spence28,050
15 September 1926ArsenalH2 – 2Hanson, Spence15,259
18 September 1926BurnleyH2 – 1Spence32,593
25 September 1926Cardiff CityA2 – 0Rennox, Spence17,267
2 October 1926Aston VillaH2 – 1Barson, Rennox31,234
9 October 1926Bolton WanderersA0 – 417,869
16 October 1926BuryA3 – 0Spence (2), McPherson22,728
23 October 1926BirminghamH0 – 132,010
30 October 1926West Ham UnitedA0 – 417,733
6 November 1926The WednesdayH0 – 016,166
13 November 1926Leicester CityA3 – 2McPherson (2), Rennox18,521
20 November 1926EvertonH2 – 1Rennox (2)24,361
27 November 1926Blackburn RoversA1 – 2Spence17,280
4 December 1926Huddersfield TownH0 – 033,135
11 December 1926SunderlandA0 – 615,385
18 December 1926West Bromwich AlbionH2 – 0Sweeney (2)18,585
25 December 1926Tottenham HotspurA1 – 1Spence37,287
27 December 1926Tottenham HotspurH2 – 1McPherson (2)50,665
28 December 1926ArsenalA0 – 130,111
1 January 1927Sheffield UnitedH5 – 0McPherson (2), Barson, Rennox, Sweeney33,593
15 January 1927LiverpoolH0 – 130,304
22 January 1927Leeds UnitedA3 – 2McPherson, Rennox, Spence16,816
5 February 1927BurnleyA0 – 122,010
9 February 1927Newcastle UnitedH3 – 1Hanson, Harris, Spence25,402
12 February 1927Cardiff CityH1 – 1Hanson26,213
19 February 1927Aston VillaA0 – 232,467
26 February 1927Bolton WanderersH0 – 029,618
5 March 1927BuryH1 – 2Smith14,709
12 March 1927BirminghamA0 – 414,392
19 March 1927West Ham UnitedH0 – 318,347
26 March 1927The WednesdayA0 – 211,997
2 April 1927Leicester CityH1 – 0Spence17,119
9 April 1927EvertonA0 – 022,564
15 April 1927Derby CountyH2 – 2Spence (2)31,110
16 April 1927Blackburn RoversH2 – 0Hanson, Spence24,845
18 April 1927Derby CountyA2 – 2Spence (2)17,306
23 April 1927Huddersfield TownA0 – 013,870
30 April 1927SunderlandH0 – 017,300
7 May 1927West Bromwich AlbionA2 – 2Hanson, Spence6,668
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
14Cardiff City42169175565–1041
15Manchester United421314155264–1240
16The Wednesday42159188475–1739

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
8 January 1927Round 3ReadingA1 – 1Bennion28,918
12 January 1927Round 3
Replay
ReadingH2 – 2Spence, Sweeney29,122
17 January 1927Round 3
Replay
ReadingN1 – 2McPherson16,500