Newton Heath 1900-1901

The 1900–01 season was Newton Heath’s ninth season in the Football League and their seventh in the Second Division. They finished tenth in the league, some way off from the promotion places. In the FA Cup, the Heathens were knocked out by Burnley after a replay in the First Round, having beaten Portsmouth in the Intermediate Round.
The club also entered teams in the Lancashire and Manchester Senior Cups in 1900–01. Although they were knocked out by Manchester City in the second round of the Lancashire Cup, the Heathens managed to reach the final of the Manchester Senior Cup for the first time since 1893 before being beaten by the same opposition.

Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
1 September 1900GlossopA0 – 12,000
8 September 1900MiddlesbroughH4 – 0Griffiths, Grundy, Jackson, Leigh8,000
15 September 1900BurnleyA0 – 12,000
22 September 1900Burslem Port ValeH4 – 0Grundy, Leigh, Schofield (2)6,000
29 September 1900Leicester FosseA0 – 16,000
6 October 1900New Brighton TowerH1 – 0Jackson5,000
13 October 1900Gainsborough TrinityA1 – 0Leigh2,000
20 October 1900WalsallH1 – 1Schofield8,000
27 October 1900Burton SwiftsA1 – 3Leigh2,000
10 November 1900Woolwich ArsenalA1 – 2Jackson8,000
24 November 1900Stockport CountyA0 – 15,000
1 December 1900Small HeathH0 – 15,000
8 December 1900Grimsby TownA0 – 24,000
15 December 1900Lincoln CityH4 – 1Leigh (3), H. Morgan4,000
22 December 1900ChesterfieldA1 – 2Hancock (o.g.)4,000
26 December 1900BlackpoolH4 – 0Griffiths, Leigh, B. Morgan, Schofield10,000
29 December 1900GlossopH3 – 0Leigh (2), H. Morgan8,000
1 January 1901MiddlesbroughA2 – 1Schofield (2)12,000
12 January 1901BurnleyH0 – 110,000
19 January 1901Burslem Port ValeA0 – 21,000
16 February 1901Gainsborough TrinityH0 – 03,000
19 February 1901New Brighton TowerA0 – 22,000
25 February 1901WalsallA1 – 1B. Morgan2,000
2 March 1901Burton SwiftsH1 – 1Leigh5,000
13 March 1901BarnsleyH1 – 0Leigh6,000
16 March 1901Woolwich ArsenalH1 – 0Leigh5,000
20 March 1901Leicester FosseH2 – 3Fisher (2)2,000
23 March 1901BlackpoolA2 – 1Griffiths (2)2,000
30 March 1901Stockport CountyH3 – 1Leigh, H. Morgan, Schofield4,000
5 April 1901Lincoln CityA0 – 25,000
6 April 1901Small HeathA0 – 16,000
9 April 1901BarnsleyA2 – 6Jackson, B. Morgan3,000
13 April 1901Grimsby TownH1 – 0H. Morgan3,000
27 April 1901ChesterfieldH1 – 0Leigh1,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
9Burslem Port Vale34111112454733
10Newton Heath3414416423832
11Leicester Fosse34111013393732

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
5 January 1901Intermediate RoundPortsmouthH3 – 0Griffiths, Stafford, Jackson5,000
9 February 1901First RoundBurnleyH0 – 010,000
13 February 1901First Round
Replay
BurnleyA1 – 7Schofield4,000