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1922/23 – Manchester United

Manchester United squad picture 1922/23

Manchester United squad picture

The 1922–23 season was Manchester United’s 27th season in the Football League. Having been relegated from the First Division the previous season, they finished the season fourth in the Second Division, just missing out on promotion from the division in which they had not played for nearly 20 years.

United signed Frank Barson, Aston Villa’s star centre half who was also the most controversial player of his generation, new club record fee of £5,500 on August 25th 1922.

The club courted more controversy in December when Neil McBain claimed in a press interview that he had been ostracised by the other members of the first team. He was sold to Everton in January 1923 for £4,200.

United had a new home kit for the 1922/23 season, which was based on the colours worn by Chapman’s previous club – a white shirt with red ‘V’, identical to the 1909 FA Cup Final shirt. The away kit was the red home shirt from the older seasons.

Second Division

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Date Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
26 August 1922 Crystal Palace H 2 – 1 Spence, Wood 30,000
28 August 1922 The Wednesday A 0 – 1 12,500
2 September 1922 Crystal Palace A 3 – 2 Spence (2), Williams 8,500
4 September 1922 The Wednesday H 1 – 0 Spence 22,000
9 September 1922 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 – 0 Williams 18,000
16 September 1922 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 – 0 Spence 28,000
23 September 1922 Coventry City A 0 – 2 19,000
30 September 1922 Coventry City H 2 – 1 Henderson, Spence 25,000
7 October 1922 Port Vale H 1 – 2 Spence 25,000
14 October 1922 Port Vale A 0 – 1 16,000
21 October 1922 Fulham H 1 – 1 Myerscough 18,000
28 October 1922 Fulham A 0 – 0 20,000
4 November 1922 Clapton Orient H 0 – 0 16,500
11 November 1922 Clapton Orient A 1 – 1 Goldthorpe 11,000
18 November 1922 Bury A 2 – 2 Goldthorpe (2) 21,000
25 November 1922 Bury H 0 – 1 28,000
2 December 1922 Rotherham County H 3 – 0 Lochhead, McBain,Spence 13,500
9 December 1922 Rotherham County A 1 – 1 Goldthorpe 7,500
16 December 1922 Stockport County H 1 – 0 McBain 24,000
23 December 1922 Stockport County A 0 – 1 15,500
25 December 1922 West Ham United H 1 – 2 Lochhead 17,500
26 December 1922 West Ham United A 2 – 0 Lochhead (2) 25,000
30 December 1922 Hull City A 1 – 2 Lochhead 6,750
1 January 1923 Barnsley H 1 – 0 Lochhead 29,000
6 January 1923 Hull City H 3 – 2 Goldthorpe, Lochhead,own goal 15,000
20 January 1923 Leeds United H 0 – 0 25,000
27 January 1923 Leeds United A 1 – 0 Lochhead 24,500
10 February 1923 Notts County A 6 – 1 Goldthorpe (4),Myerscough (2) 10,000
17 February 1923 Derby County H 0 – 0 27,500
21 February 1923 Notts County H 1 – 1 Lochhead 12,100
3 March 1923 Southampton H 1 – 2 Lochhead 30,000
14 March 1923 Derby County A 1 – 1 MacDonald 12,000
17 March 1923 Bradford City A 1 – 1 Goldthorpe 10,000
21 March 1923 Bradford City H 1 – 1 Spence 15,000
30 March 1923 South Shields H 3 – 0 Goldthorpe (2), Lochhead 26,000
31 March 1923 Blackpool A 0 – 1 21,000
2 April 1923 South Shields A 3 – 0 Goldthorpe, Hilditch,Spence 6,500
7 April 1923 Blackpool H 2 – 1 Lochhead, Radford 20,000
11 April 1923 Southampton A 0 – 0 5,500
14 April 1923 Leicester City A 1 – 0 Bain 25,000
21 April 1923 Leicester City H 0 – 2 30,000
28 April 1923 Barnsley A 2 – 2 Lochhead, Spence 8,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Leicester City 42 21 9 12 65 44 +21 51
4 Manchester United 42 17 14 11 51 36 +15 48
5 Blackpool 42 18 11 13 60 43 +17 47

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

FA Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
13 January 1923 First Round Bradford City A 1 – 1 Partridge 27,000
17 January 1923 First RoundReplay Bradford City H 2 – 0 Barber, Goldthorpe 27,791
3 February 1923 Second Round Tottenham Hotspur A 0 – 4 38,333
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