Manchester United 1949-50

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.
 

First Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
20 August 1949Derby CountyA1 – 0Rowley35,687
24 August 1949Bolton WanderersH3 – 0Mitten, Rowley, own goal41,748
27 August 1949West Bromwich AlbionH1 – 1Pearson44,655
31 August 1949Bolton WanderersA2 – 1Mitten, Pearson36,277
3 September 1949Manchester CityH2 – 1Pearson (2)47,760
7 September 1949LiverpoolA1 – 1Mitten51,587
10 September 1949ChelseaA1 – 1Rowley61,357
17 September 1949Stoke CityH2 – 2Rowley (2)43,522
24 September 1949BurnleyA0 – 141,072
1 October 1949SunderlandH1 – 3Pearson49,260
8 October 1949Charlton AthleticH3 – 2Mitten (2), Rowley43,809
15 October 1949Aston VillaA4 – 0Mitten (2), Bogan, Rowley47,483
22 October 1949Wolverhampton WanderersH3 – 0Pearson (2), Bogan51,427
29 October 1949PortsmouthA0 – 041,098
5 November 1949Huddersfield TownH6 – 0Pearson (2), Rowley (2), Delaney, Mitten40,295
12 November 1949EvertonA0 – 046,672
19 November 1949MiddlesbroughH2 – 0Pearson, Rowley42,626
26 November 1949BlackpoolA3 – 3Pearson (2), Bogan27,742
3 December 1949Newcastle UnitedH1 – 1Mitten30,343
10 December 1949FulhamA0 – 135,362
17 December 1949Derby CountyH0 – 133,753
24 December 1949West Bromwich AlbionA2 – 1Bogan, Rowley46,973
26 December 1949ArsenalH2 – 0Pearson (2)53,928
27 December 1949ArsenalA0 – 065,133
31 December 1949Manchester CityA2 – 1Delaney, Pearson63,704
14 January 1950ChelseaH1 – 0Mitten46,954
21 January 1950Stoke CityA1 – 3Mitten38,877
4 February 1950BurnleyH3 – 2Rowley (2), Mitten46,702
18 February 1950SunderlandA2 – 2Chilton, Rowley63,251
25 February 1950Charlton AthleticA2 – 1Carey, Rowley44,920
8 March 1950Aston VillaH7 – 0Mitten (4), Downie (2), Rowley22,149
11 March 1950MiddlesbroughA3 – 2Downie, Rowley46,702
15 March 1950LiverpoolH0 – 043,456
18 March 1950BlackpoolH1 – 2Delaney53,688
25 March 1950Huddersfield TownA1 – 3Downie34,348
1 April 1950EvertonH1 – 1Delaney35,381
7 April 1950Birmingham CityH0 – 247,170
8 April 1950Wolverhampton WanderersA1 – 1Rowley54,296
10 April 1950Birmingham CityA0 – 035,863
15 April 1950PortsmouthH0 – 244,908
22 April 1950Newcastle UnitedA1 – 2Downie52,203
29 April 1950FulhamH3 – 0Rowley (2), Cockburn11,968
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
3Sunderland42211011836252
4Manchester United42181410694450
5Newcastle United42191211775550

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
7 January 1950Round 3WeymouthH4 – 0Rowley (2), Delaney, Pearson38,284
28 January 1950Round 4WatfordA1 – 0Rowley32,800
11 February 1950Round 5PortsmouthH3 – 3Mitten (2), Pearson53,688
15 February 1950Round 5
Replay
PortsmouthA3 – 1Delaney, Downie, Mitten49,962
4 March 1950Round 6ChelseaA0 – 270,362

Squad statistics

Pos.NameLeagueFA CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GK Jack Crompton27010280
GK Sonny Feehan12020140
GK Joe Lancaster202040
GK Ray Wood100010
FB John Aston, Sr.40050450
FB John Ball13000130
FB Johnny Carey38150431
FB Tommy Lowrie300030
FB Sammy Lynn10000100
FB Thomas McNulty200020
HB Allenby Chilton35150401
HB Henry Cockburn35150401
HB Billy McGlen13010140
HB Jack Warner21040250
HB Jeff Whitefoot100010
FW Brian Birch100010
FW Tommy Bogan18440224
FW Ted Buckle700070
FW Frank Clempson100010
FW Jimmy Delaney42452476
FW John Downie18621207
FW Charlie Mitten4216534719
FW Stan Pearson4115424517
FW Jack Rowley3920534423
Own goals101