1894–95 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1894–95 season
Manager England Joshua Parlby
Football League 9th
Top goalscorer League: Finnerhan (15 goals)
All: Finnerhan (15 goals)
Highest home attendance 14,000 vs Newton Heath (3 November 1894)
Lowest home attendance 2,000 vs Lincoln City
(23 March 1895)

The 1894–95 season was Manchester City F.C.'s fourth season of league football and third season in the Football League.

In their first season after Ardwick A.F.C.'s reformation as Manchester City, the team fared somewhat better than in their previous season, including recording a record league score of 11-3 at home against Lincoln City, though in this season City for the only time in their history declined to enter the FA Cup (the following season they entered but chose to withdraw later). The season also marks the first season with club legend Billy Meredith on the teamsheet - arguably City's first (chronologically) player of legendary status, and was the first season in which a player scored more than ten goals over the course of one season, partially because of the increasing size of the Football League's Second Division.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
7 Burton Wanderers 30 14 7 9 67 39 35
8 Woolwich Arsenal 30 14 6 10 75 58 34
9 Manchester City 30 14 3 13 82 72 31
10 Newcastle United 30 12 3 15 72 84 27
11 Burton Swifts 30 11 3 16 52 74 25

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: Football League

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts W D L GF GA Pts W D L GF GA Pts
30 14 3 13 82 72 1.139 31 9 3 3 56 28 21 5 0 10 26 44 10

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
1 September 1894 Bury A Gigg Lane 2 – 4 Calvey, Little 7,000
3 September 1894 Burton Wanderers H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Little 2,500
8 September 1894 Burslem Port Vale H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Calvey (2), Mann, Finnerhan 4,000
15 September 1894 Walsall Town Swifts A West Bromwich Road 2 – 1 Finnerhan, Rowan 4,000
22 September 1894 Grimsby Town H Hyde Road 2 – 5 Wallace, Little 5,000
29 September 1894 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 2 – 4 Dyer, Rowan 5,000
1 October 1894 Rotherham Town A Clifton Lane 2 – 3 Calvey (2) 1,500
6 October 1894 Walsall Town Swifts H Hyde Road 6 – 1 Shaples (3), Finnerhan, Rowan, Nash 3,000
13 October 1894 Notts County A Trent Bridge 3 – 1 Sharples, Finnerhan, Rowan 3,000
20 October 1894 Darwen H Hyde Road 2 – 4 Sharples, Tompkinson 6,000
27 October 1894 Newcastle United A St James' Park 4 – 5 Sharples (2), Finnerhan, McReddie 2,000
3 November 1894 Newton Heath H Hyde Road 2 – 5 Meredith (2) 14,000
10 November 1894 Burton Swifts A Peel Croft 1 – 2 Finnerhan 2,000
8 December 1894 Bury H Hyde Road 3 – 3 McReddie, Rowan, Milarvie 10,000
15 December 1894 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Meredith (2), McBride, ? (o.g.) 5,000
26 December 1894 Burton Wanderers A Derby Turn 0 – 8 4,000
30 December 1894 Crewe Alexandra A Nantwich Road 3 – 2 Meredith (2), Finnerhan 450
1 January 1895 Rotherham Town H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Rowan 4,000
5 January 1895 Newton Heath A Bank Street 1 – 4 Sharples 12,000
2 February 1895 Burslem Port Vale A Athletic Ground 2 – 1 Finnerhan, McReddie 1,500
9 February 1895 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Finnerhan (2), Meredith, Rowan 8,000
2 March 1895 Lincoln City A John O'Gaunts 2 – 0 Rowan (2) 5,000
9 March 1895 Notts County H Hyde Road 7 – 1 Finnerhan (2), Rowan, McReddie, Sharples, Meredith, Walker 7,000
16 March 1895 Leicester Fosse A Filbert Street 1 – 3 Sharples 4,000
23 March 1895 Lincoln City H Hyde Road 11 – 3 McReddie (4), Finnerhan (2), Meredith (2), Rowan (2), Milarvie 2,000
30 March 1895 Leicester Fosse H Hyde Road 1 – 1 McReddie 4,000
6 April 1895 Darwen A Barley Bank 0 – 4 2,000
12 April 1895 Crewe Alexandra H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Meredith, Finnerhan, Sharples, Dyer 4,000
13 April 1895 Burton Swifts H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Meredith, Sharples, Mann, ? (o.g.) 4,000
20 April 1895 Grimsby Town A Abbey Park 1 – 2 Milarvie 6,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK George Hutchinson 7 0 7 0
GK England Charlie Williams 23 0 23 0
DF Wales Robert Jones 18 0 18 0
MF Scotland James McBride 17 1 17 1
FW Canada Walter Bowman 10 0 10 0
FW England Pat Finnerhan 30 15 30 15
FW Scotland Wally McReddie 20 9 20 9
FW Wales Billy Meredith 18 12 18 12
FW Scotland Bob Milarvie 10 3 10 3
FW England Alec Wallace 7 1 7 1
-- Mitchell Calvey 7 5 7 5
-- Frank Dyer 12 2 12 2
-- Archibald Ferguson 2 0 2 0
-- Tommy Little 7 3 7 3
-- George Mann 18 2 18 2
-- Joseph Nash 17 1 17 1
-- David Robson 17 0 17 0
-- Sandy Rowan 24 12 24 12
-- James Sharples 20 12 20 12
-- Harry Smith 18 0 18 0
-- Tompkinson 6 1 6 1
-- John Walker 19 1 19 1

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