Manchester United 1930-31

The 1930–31 season was Manchester United’s 35th season in the Football League. At the end of the season, United finished last in the league and were relegated to the Second Division, having won just seven games all season and lost all of their opening 12 fixtures. The last game of the season, a 4–4 home draw with Middlesbrough, was watched by fewer than 4,000 spectators, as the Great Depression further affected attendances.
 

First Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
30 August 1930Aston VillaH3 – 4Reid, Rowley, Warburton18,004
3 September 1930MiddlesbroughA1 – 3Rowley15,712
6 September 1930ChelseaA2 – 6Reid, Spence68,648
10 September 1930Huddersfield TownH0 – 611,836
13 September 1930Newcastle UnitedH4 – 7Reid (3), Rowley10,907
15 September 1930Huddersfield TownA0 – 314,028
20 September 1930Sheffield WednesdayA0 – 318,705
27 September 1930Grimsby TownH0 – 214,695
4 October 1930Manchester CityA1 – 4Spence41,757
11 October 1930West Ham UnitedA1 – 5Reid20,003
18 October 1930ArsenalH1 – 2McLachlan23,406
25 October 1930PortsmouthA1 – 4Rowley19,262
1 November 1930BirminghamH2 – 0Gallimore, Rowley11,479
8 November 1930Leicester CityA4 – 5Bullock (3), McLachlan17,466
15 November 1930BlackpoolH0 – 014,765
22 November 1930Sheffield UnitedA1 – 3Gallimore12,698
29 November 1930SunderlandH1 – 1Gallimore10,971
6 December 1930Blackburn RoversA1 – 4Rowley10,802
13 December 1930Derby CountyH2 – 1Reid, Spence9,701
20 December 1930Leeds UnitedA0 – 511,282
25 December 1930Bolton WanderersA1 – 3Reid22,662
26 December 1930Bolton WanderersH1 – 1Reid12,741
27 December 1930Aston VillaA0 – 732,505
1 January 1931Leeds UnitedH0 – 09,875
3 January 1931ChelseaH1 – 0Warburton8,966
17 January 1931Newcastle UnitedA3 – 4Warburton (2), Reid24,835
28 January 1931Sheffield WednesdayH4 – 1Hopkinson, Reid, Spence, Warburton6,077
31 January 1931Grimsby TownA1 – 2Reid9,305
7 February 1931Manchester CityH1 – 3Spence39,876
14 February 1931West Ham UnitedH1 – 0Gallimore9,745
21 February 1931ArsenalA1 – 4Thomson41,510
7 March 1931BirminghamA0 – 017,678
16 March 1931PortsmouthH0 – 14,808
21 March 1931BlackpoolA1 – 5Hopkinson13,162
25 March 1931Leicester CityH0 – 03,679
28 March 1931Sheffield UnitedH1 – 2Hopkinson5,420
3 April 1931LiverpoolA1 – 1Wilson27,782
4 April 1931SunderlandA2 – 1Hopkinson, Reid13,590
6 April 1931LiverpoolH4 – 1Reid (2), McLenahan, Rowley8,058
11 April 1931Blackburn RoversH0 – 16,414
18 April 1931Derby CountyA1 – 6Spence6,610
2 May 1931MiddlesbroughH4 – 4Reid (2), Bennion, Gallimore3,969
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
20Blackpool4211102171125–5432
21Leeds United42126236881–1331
22Manchester United42782753115–6222

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 1931Round 3Stoke CityA3 – 3Reid (3)23,415
14 January 1931Round 3
Replay
Stoke CityH0 – 022,013
19 January 1931Round 3
Replay
Stoke CityN4 – 2Hopkinson (2), Gallimore, Spence11,788
24 January 1931Round 4Grimsby TownA0 – 115,000

Squad statistics

Pos.NameLeagueFA CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GK Arthur Chesters400040
GK Alf Steward38040420
FB Thomas Jones500050
FB Jack Mellor35040390
FB Jack Silcock25000250
HB Ray Bennion36140401
HB Bill Dale22040260
HB Lal Hilditch25040290
HB George Lydon100010
HB Hugh McLenahan21100211
HB Thomas Parker900090
HB Frank Williams300030
HB Jack Wilson20120221
FW Jimmy Bullock10300103
FW Stanley Gallimore28541326
FW Samuel Hopkinson17422196
FW George McLachlan42240462
FW Charlie Ramsden702090
FW Thomas Reid3017333320
FW Harry Rowley29700297
FW Joe Spence35621377
FW Arthur Thomson211031
FW Arthur Warburton18540225