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1933/34 – Manchester United

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Fulham v United in the 33/34 season

The 1933–34 season was Manchester United’s 38th season in the Football League.

The 5th of May 1934 would go down as one of the most important dates in the history of Manchester United. Going into the last game of the season the team were in 21st place in the Second Division, one point away from safety. Fortunately for the club their future was in their own hands, as in the last game of the season they would be taking on Millwall, the team just above them and keeping them in the relegation zone.

That day Manchester United played as if their lives depended on it. They took the lead through Tom Manley and then put the game beyond doubt when Jack Cape added a second. This result meant Millwall were relegated to the Third Division instead of Manchester United.

From March, United switched to a hooped kit of red and maroon. Minutes from a Board Meeting confirm the Directors decided to adopt this kit as the home kit and it was registered as such with the Football League. The previous home kit was worn as the change kit.

Second Division

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
26 August 1933 Plymouth Argyle A 0 – 4 25,700
30 August 1933 Nottingham Forest H 0 – 1 16,934
2 September 1933 Lincoln City H 1 – 1 Green 16,987
7 September 1933 Nottingham Forest A 1 – 1 Stewart 10,650
9 September 1933 Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 5 Stewart 21,779
16 September 1933 Brentford A 4 – 3 Brown (2), Frame,Hine 17,180
23 September 1933 Burnley H 5 – 2 Dewar (4), Brown 18,411
30 September 1933 Oldham Athletic A 0 – 2 22,736
7 October 1933 Preston North End H 1 – 0 Hine 22,303
14 October 1933 Bradford Park Avenue A 1 – 6 Hine 11,033
21 October 1933 Bury A 1 – 2 Byrne 15,008
28 October 1933 Hull City H 4 – 1 Heywood (2), Green,Hine 16,269
4 November 1933 Fulham A 2 – 0 Stewart, own goal 17,049
11 November 1933 Southampton H 1 – 0 Manley 18,149
18 November 1933 Blackpool A 1 – 3 Brown 14,384
25 November 1933 Bradford City H 2 – 1 Dewar, own goal 20,902
2 December 1933 Port Vale A 3 – 2 Black, Brown, Dewar 10,316
9 December 1933 Notts County H 1 – 2 Dewar 15,564
16 December 1933 Swansea Town A 1 – 2 Hine 6,591
23 December 1933 Millwall H 1 – 1 Dewar 12,043
25 December 1933 Grimsby Town H 1 – 3 Vose 29,443
26 December 1933 Grimsby Town A 3 – 7 Byrne (2), Frame 15,801
30 December 1933 Plymouth Argyle H 0 – 3 12,206
6 January 1934 Lincoln City A 1 – 5 Brown 6,075
20 January 1934 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 3 Ball 11,887
27 January 1934 Brentford H 1 – 3 Ball 16,891
3 February 1934 Burnley A 4 – 1 Cape (2), Green,Stewart 9,906
10 February 1934 Oldham Athletic H 2 – 3 Cape, Green 24,480
21 February 1934 Preston North End A 2 – 3 Gallimore (2) 9,173
24 February 1934 Bradford Park Avenue H 0 – 4 13,389
3 March 1934 Bury H 2 – 1 Ball, Gallimore 11,176
10 March 1934 Hull City A 1 – 4 Ball 5,771
17 March 1934 Fulham H 1 – 0 Ball 17,565
24 March 1934 Southampton A 0 – 1 4,840
30 March 1934 West Ham United H 0 – 1 29,114
31 March 1934 Blackpool H 2 – 0 Cape, Hine 20,038
2 April 1934 West Ham United A 1 – 2 Cape 20,085
7 April 1934 Bradford City A 1 – 1 Cape 9,258
14 April 1934 Port Vale H 2 – 0 Brown, McMillen 14,777
21 April 1934 Notts County A 0 – 0 9,645
28 April 1934 Swansea Town H 1 – 1 Topping 16,678
5 May 1934 Millwall A 2 – 0 Cape, Manley 24,003
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
19 Swansea Town 42 10 15 17 51 60 –9 35
20 Manchester United 42 14 6 22 59 85 –26 34
21 Millwall 42 11 11 25 39 68 –29 33

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 Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
13 January 1934 Round 3 Portsmouth H 1 – 1 McLenahan 23,282
17 January 1934 Round 3

Replay

Portsmouth A 1 – 4 Ball 18,748

Squad statistics

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Billy Behan 1 0 0 0 1 0
GK Jack Hacking 10 0 0 0 10 0
GK Jack Hall 23 0 2 0 25 0
GK Charlie Hillam 8 0 0 0 8 0
FB Tommy Frame 18 2 0 0 18 2
FB Jack Griffiths 10 0 0 0 10 0
FB Tom Jones 39 0 2 0 41 0
FB Tom Manns 2 0 0 0 2 0
FB Walter McMillen 23 1 2 0 25 1
FB Jack Mellor 5 0 0 0 5 0
FB George Nevin 4 0 1 0 5 0
FB Jack Silcock 16 0 1 0 17 0
FB Henry Topping 6 1 0 0 6 1
HB Tom Manley 30 2 2 0 32 2
HB Bill McKay 10 0 0 0 10 0
HB Hugh McLenahan 22 0 2 1 24 1
HB Percy Newton 2 0 0 0 2 0
HB William Robertson 10 0 0 0 10 0
HB Ernest Vincent 8 0 0 0 8 0
HB George Vose 17 1 2 0 19 1
FW Alf Ainsworth 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW Jack Ball 18 5 2 1 20 6
FW Dick Black 4 1 0 0 4 1
FW Jim Brown 15 7 1 0 16 7
FW David Byrne 4 3 0 0 4 3
FW Jack Cape 17 7 0 0 17 7
FW Stewart Chalmers 12 0 0 0 12 0
FW Neil Dewar 21 8 0 0 21 8
FW Stanley Gallimore 7 3 0 0 7 3
FW Eddie Green 9 4 0 0 9 4
FW Herbert Heywood 3 2 0 0 3 2
FW Ernie Hine 33 6 2 0 35 6
FW Samuel Hopkinson 9 0 0 0 9 0
FW Willie McDonald 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW Charlie McGillivray 8 0 1 0 9 0
FW Bill Ridding 5 0 0 0 5 0
FW William Stewart 25 4 2 0 27 4
FW Arthur Warburton 2 0 0 0 2 0
Own goals 2 0 2
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