Manchester United 1950-51

The 1950–51 season was Manchester United’s 49th season in the Football League. The club finished runners-up to champions Tottenham Hotspur in the league and were also quarter-finalists in the FA Cup.
A notable debutant for the club this season was 17-year-old Barnsley born centre-half Mark Jones.
 

First Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
19 August 1950FulhamH1 – 0Pearson44,042
23 August 1950LiverpoolA1 – 2Rowley30,211
26 August 1950Bolton WanderersA0 – 140,431
30 August 1950LiverpoolH1 – 0Downie34,835
2 September 1950BlackpoolH1 – 0Bogan53,260
4 September 1950Aston VillaA3 – 1Rowley (2), Pearson42,724
9 September 1950Tottenham HotspurA0 – 160,621
13 September 1950Aston VillaH0 – 033,021
16 September 1950Charlton AthleticH3 – 0Delaney, Pearson, Rowley36,619
23 September 1950MiddlesbroughA2 – 1Pearson (2)48,051
30 September 1950Wolverhampton WanderersA0 – 045,898
7 October 1950Sheffield WednesdayH3 – 1Downie, McShane, Rowley40,651
14 October 1950ArsenalA0 – 366,150
21 October 1950PortsmouthH0 – 041,842
28 October 1950EvertonA4 – 1Rowley (2), Aston, Pearson51,142
4 November 1950BurnleyH1 – 1McShane39,454
11 November 1950ChelseaA0 – 151,882
18 November 1950Stoke CityH0 – 030,031
25 November 1950West Bromwich AlbionA1 – 0Birch28,146
2 December 1950Newcastle UnitedH1 – 2Birch34,502
9 December 1950Huddersfield TownA3 – 2Aston (2), Birkett26,713
16 December 1950FulhamA2 – 2Pearson (2)19,649
23 December 1950Bolton WanderersH2 – 3Aston, Pearson35,382
25 December 1950SunderlandA1 – 2Aston41,215
26 December 1950SunderlandH3 – 5Bogan (2), Aston35,176
13 January 1951Tottenham HotspurH2 – 1Birch, Rowley43,283
20 January 1951Charlton AthleticA2 – 1Aston, Birkett31,978
3 February 1951MiddlesbroughH1 – 0Pearson44,633
17 February 1951Wolverhampton WanderersH2 – 1Birch, Rowley42,022
26 February 1951Sheffield WednesdayA4 – 0McShane, Downie, Pearson, Rowley25,693
3 March 1951ArsenalH3 – 1Aston (2), Downie46,202
10 March 1951PortsmouthA0 – 033,148
17 March 1951EvertonH3 – 0Aston, Downie, Pearson29,317
23 March 1951Derby CountyH2 – 0Aston, Downie42,009
24 March 1951BurnleyA2 – 1Aston, McShane36,656
26 March 1951Derby CountyA4 – 2Aston, Downie, Pearson, Rowley25,860
31 March 1951ChelseaH4 – 1Pearson (3), McShane25,779
7 April 1951Stoke CityA0 – 225,690
14 April 1951West Bromwich AlbionH3 – 0Downie, Pearson, Rowley24,764
21 April 1951Newcastle UnitedA2 – 0Rowley, Pearson45,209
28 April 1951Huddersfield TownH6 – 0Aston (2), McShane (2), Downie, Rowley25,560
5 May 1951BlackpoolA1 – 1Downie22,864
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
1Tottenham Hotspur4225107824460
2Manchester United4224810744056
3Blackpool42201012795350

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
6 January 1951Round 3Oldham AthleticH4 – 1Pearson, Aston, Birch, own goal37,161
27 January 1951Round 4Leeds UnitedH4 – 0Pearson (3), Rowley55,434
10 February 1951Round 5ArsenalH1 – 0Pearson55,058
24 February 1951Round 6Birmingham CityA0 – 150,000

Squad statistics

Pos.NameLeagueFA CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GK Reg Allen40040440
GK Jack Crompton200020
FB Johnny Carey39040430
FB Tommy Lowrie001010
FB Thomas McNulty401050
FB Billy Redman16020180
HB Allenby Chilton38040420
HB Henry Cockburn35040390
HB Don Gibson32030350
HB Mark Jones400040
HB Billy McGlen26010270
HB Ed McIlvenny200020
HB Jeff Whitefoot200020
FW John Aston, Sr.4115414516
FW Brian Birch8441125
FW Cliff Birkett9240132
FW Tommy Bogan11300113
FW Laurie Cassidy100010
FW Frank Clempson200020
FW Jimmy Delaney13100131
FW John Downie2910002910
FW Harry McShane30710317
FW Stan Pearson3918454323
FW Jack Rowley3914314215
Own goals011