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1948/49 – Manchester United

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The 1948–49 season was Manchester United’s 47th season in the Football League. They finished second in the league and as FA Cup holders they reached the semi-finals. They also competed in the first post-war Charity Shield.

FA Charity Shield

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
6 October 1948 Arsenal A 3 – 4 Rowley, Burke, own goal 31,000

First Division

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Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
21 August 1948 Derby County H 1 – 2 Pearson 52,620
23 August 1948 Blackpool A 3 – 0 Rowley (2), Mitten 36,880
28 August 1948 Arsenal A 1 – 0 Mitten 64,150
1 September 1948 Blackpool H 3 – 4 Delaney, Mitten, Morris 51,187
4 September 1948 Huddersfield Town H 4 – 1 Pearson (2), Delaney,Mitten 57,714
8 September 1948 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 – 3 Morris, Rowley 42,617
11 September 1948 Manchester City A 0 – 0 64,502
15 September 1948 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2 – 0 Buckle, Pearson 33,871
18 September 1948 Sheffield United A 2 – 2 Buckle, Pearson 36,880
25 September 1948 Aston Villa H 3 – 1 Mitten (2), Pearson 53,820
2 October 1948 Sunderland A 1 – 2 Rowley 54,419
9 October 1948 Charlton Athletic H 1 – 1 Burke 46,964
16 October 1948 Stoke City A 1 – 2 Morris 45,830
23 October 1948 Burnley H 1 – 1 Mitten 47,093
30 October 1948 Preston North End A 6 – 1 Mitten (2), Pearson (2),Morris, Rowley 37,372
6 November 1948 Everton H 2 – 0 Delaney, Morris 42,789
13 November 1948 Chelsea A 1 – 1 Rowley 62,542
20 November 1948 Birmingham City H 3 – 0 Morris, Pearson,Rowley 45,482
27 November 1948 Middlesbrough A 4 – 1 Rowley (3), Delaney 31,331
4 December 1948 Newcastle United H 1 – 1 Mitten 70,787
11 December 1948 Portsmouth A 2 – 2 McGlen, Mitten 29,966
18 December 1948 Derby County A 3 – 1 Burke (2), Mitten 31,498
25 December 1948 Liverpool H 0 – 0 47,788
27 December 1948 Liverpool A 2 – 0 Burke, Pearson 53,325
1 January 1949 Arsenal H 2 – 0 Burke, Mitten 58,688
22 January 1949 Manchester City H 0 – 0 66,485
19 February 1949 Aston Villa A 1 – 2 Rowley 68,354
5 March 1949 Charlton Athletic A 3 – 2 Pearson (2), Downie 55,291
12 March 1949 Stoke City H 3 – 0 Downie, Mitten, Rowley 55,949
19 March 1949 Birmingham City A 0 – 1 46,819
6 April 1949 Huddersfield Town A 1 – 2 Rowley 17,256
9 April 1949 Chelsea H 1 – 1 Mitten 27,304
15 April 1949 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 0 Carey 44,999
16 April 1949 Burnley A 2 – 0 Rowley (2) 37,722
18 April 1949 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 0 Rowley (2), Mitten 47,653
21 April 1949 Sunderland H 1 – 2 Mitten 30,640
23 April 1949 Preston North End H 2 – 2 Downie (2) 43,214
27 April 1949 Everton A 0 – 2 39,106
30 April 1949 Newcastle United A 1 – 0 Burke 38,266
2 May 1949 Middlesbrough H 1 – 0 Rowley 20,158
4 May 1949 Sheffield United H 3 – 2 Downie, Mitten,Pearson 20,880
7 May 1949 Portsmouth H 3 – 2 Rowley (2), Mitten 49,808
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1 Portsmouth 42 25 8 9 84 42 58
2 Manchester United 42 21 11 10 77 44 53
3 Derby County 42 22 9 11 74 55 53

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

FA Cup

Man Utd's McGlen and Ron Burke in action against Bradford PA

Man Utd’s McGlen and Ron Burke in action against Bradford PA

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
8 January 1949 Round 3 Bournemouth & Boscombe AFC H 6 – 0 Burke (2), Rowley (2), Pearson,Mitten 55,012
29 January 1949 Round 4 Bradford Park Avenue H 1 – 1 Mitten 82,771
5 February 1949 Round 4

Replay

Bradford Park Avenue A 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Mitten 30,000
7 February 1949 Round 4

Second Replay

Bradford Park Avenue H 5 – 0 Burke (2), Rowley (2), Pearson 70,434
12 February 1949 Round 5 Yeovil Town H 8 – 0 Rowley (5), Burke (2), Mitten 81,565
26 February 1949 Round 6 Hull City A 1 – 0 Pearson 55,000
26 March 1949 Semi-final Wolverhampton Wanderers N 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Mitten 62,250
2 April 1949 Semi-final

Replay

Wolverhampton Wanderers N 0 – 1 73,000
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