1898–99 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1898–99 season
Manager England Sam Ormerod
Football League 1st
FA Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Gillespie (18 goals)
All: Gillespie (19 goals)
Highest home attendance 20,000 vs Newton Heath
(26 December 1898)
20,000 vs Small Heath
(8 April 1899)
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs Loughborough (17 December 1898)

The 1898–99 season was Manchester City F.C.'s eighth season of league football and seventh season in the Football League. The season saw their first title as they won the Football League Second Division, earning promotion to the First Division.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1 Manchester City 34 23 6 5 92 35 52
2 Glossop North End 34 20 6 8 76 38 46
3 Leicester Fosse 34 18 9 7 64 42 45
4 Newton Heath 34 19 5 10 67 43 43
5 New Brighton Tower 34 18 7 9 71 52 43

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
34 23 6 5 92 35 2.629 52 15 1 1 64 10 31 8 5 4 28 25 21

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
3 September 1898 Grimsby Town H Hyde Road 7 – 2 Meredith (3), Gillespie (3), Whitehead 10,000
10 September 1898 Newton Heath A Bank Street 0 – 3 15,000
17 September 1898 New Brighton Tower H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Cowie 6,000
24 September 1898 Lincoln City A Sincil Bank 1 – 3 Whitehead 3,000
1 October 1898 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Read, S. Smith, Dougal 6,000
8 October 1898 Luton Town A Dunstable Road 3 – 0 Meredith, S. Smith, Cowie 10,000
15 October 1898 Leicester Fosse H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Meredith, S. Smith, Gillespie 8,000
22 October 1898 Darwen A Barley Bank 2 – 0 Meredith, S. Smith 7,000
5 November 1898 Barnsley A Oakwell 1 – 1 Cowie 4,000
12 November 1898 Glossop North End A North Road 2 – 1 Meredith, Gillespie 6,000
19 November 1898 Walsall H Hyde Road 2 – 0 Jones, Gillespie 10,000
26 November 1898 Burton Swifts A Peel Croft 3 – 3 Meredith, Moffatt, Gillespie 5,000
3 December 1898 Burslem Port Vale H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Meredith (2), Dougal 10,000
10 December 1898 Loughborough A Athletic Ground 3 – 1 Bill Smith, Meredith, F. Williams 10,000
17 December 1898 Loughborough H Hyde Road 5 – 0 Meredith (3), Ray, S. Smith 4,000
24 December 1898 Blackpool A Athletic Grounds 4 – 2 Moffatt (2), Meredith, Gillespie 8,000
26 December 1898 Newton Heath H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Meredith, Gillespie, Dougal, F. Williams 20,000
27 December 1898 Small Heath A Muntz Street 1 – 4 Dougal 10,000
31 December 1898 Grimsby Town A Abbey Park Abandoned
0 – 0
300
2 January 1899 Glossop North End H Tower Athletic Grounds 0 – 2 7,000
14 January 1899 New Brighton Tower A Hyde Road 1 – 0 Gillespie 10,000
4 February 1899 Luton Town H Hyde Road 2 – 0 S. Smith, Gillespie 8,000
11 February 1899 Leicester Fosse A Filbert Street 1 – 1 F. Williams 10,000
18 February 1899 Darwen H Hyde Road 10 – 0 F. Williams (5), Meredith (3), Dougal, S. Smith 8,000
22 February 1899 Lincoln City H Hyde Road 3 – 1 S. Smith, Gillespie, F. Williams 5,000
25 February 1899 Gainsborough Trinity A The Northolme 1 – 3 Meredith 5,000
4 March 1899 Barnsley H Hyde Road 5 – 0 Meredith (3), Ross (2) 12,000
18 March 1899 Walsall A Hillary Street 1 – 1 Ross 6,000
25 March 1899 Burton Swifts H Hyde Road 6 – 0 Meredith (2), Ross (2), Moffatt, Dougal 6,000
31 March 1899 Gainsborough Trinity H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Gillespie (2), Dougal, Ross 15,000
1 April 1899 Burslem Port Vale A Athletic Ground 1 – 1 Meredith 12,000
3 April 1899 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 1 – 0 Gillespie 5,000
8 April 1899 Small Heath H Hyde Road 2 – 0 F. Williams (2) 20,000
11 April 1899 Grimsby Town A Abbey Park 2 – 1 Meredith, Gillespie 5,000
13 April 1899 Blackpool H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Meredith (2), Gillespie, Ross 10,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
28 January 1899 First round Small Heath A Muntz Street 2 – 3 Meredith, Gillespie 15,399

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Abandoned Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Tommy Chappell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
GK England Charlie Williams 33 0 1 0 1 0 35 0
DF Wales Di Jones 27 1 1 0 1 0 29 1
DF England Dick Ray 24 1 1 0 1 0 26 1
MF Scotland Stuart Munn 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
FW Canada Walter Bowman 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
FW England Billie Gillespie 30 17 1 1 1 0 32 18
FW Wales Billy Meredith 33 29 1 1 1 0 35 30
FW England Bill Smith 34 1 1 0 1 0 36 1
FW England Jimmy Whitehead 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 2
FW England Fred Williams 25 11 1 0 1 0 27 11
-- Andrew Cowie 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
-- George Dougal 31 7 1 0 1 0 33 7
-- Billy Holmes 25 0 0 0 1 0 26 0
-- Bobby Moffatt 34 4 1 0 1 0 36 4
-- Thomas Read 20 1 0 0 0 0 20 1
-- Scotland Jimmy Ross 9 7 0 0 0 0 9 7
-- S. Smith 25 8 1 0 1 0 27 8

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