1907–08 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1907–08 season
Manager England Harry Newbould
Football League
First Division
3rd
FA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Thornley (14 goals)

All:
Thornley (14 goals)
Highest home attendance 40,000 vs Manchester United
(18 April 1908)
Lowest home attendance 2,500 vs Bristol City
(21 April 1908)

The 1907–08 season was Manchester City F.C.'s seventeenth season of league football and fifth consecutive season in the top flight of English football.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

P W D L F A Pts
1 Manchester United 38 23 6 9 81 48 52
2 Aston Villa 38 17 9 12 77 59 43
3 Manchester City 38 16 11 11 62 54 43
4 Newcastle United 38 15 12 11 65 54 42
5 The Wednesday 38 19 4 15 73 64 42

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
38 16 11 11 62 54 1.148 43 12 5 2 36 19 29 4 6 9 26 35 14

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
2 September 1907 Sunderland A Roker Park 5 – 2 Grieve (3), Stewart, Conlin 20,000
7 September 1907 Everton A Goodison Park 3 – 3 Thornley (3) 30,000
14 September 1907 Sunderland H Hyde Road 0 – 0 30,000
21 September 1907 Woolwich Arsenal A Manor Ground 1 – 2 Thornley 12,000
28 September 1907 The Wednesday H Hyde Road 3 – 2 Ross (2), Thornley 30,000
5 October 1907 Bristol City A Ashton Gate 1 – 2 Thornley 12,000
12 October 1907 Notts County H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Grieve (2) 10,000
19 October 1907 Newcastle United H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Thornley 28,000
26 October 1907 Preston North End A Deepdale 4 – 2 Dorsett, Grieve, Thornley, Conlin 14,000
2 November 1907 Bury H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Jones, Wood 30,000
9 November 1907 Aston Villa A Villa Park 2 – 2 Thornley (2) 20,000
16 November 1907 Liverpool H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Dorsett 25,000
23 November 1907 Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 0 – 2 10,000
7 December 1907 Chelsea A Stamford Bridge 2 – 2 Buchan, Jones 40,000
14 December 1907 Nottingham Forest H Hyde Road 4 – 2 Wood (2), Eadie, Thornley 18,000
21 December 1907 Manchester United A Bank Street 1 – 3 Eadie 35,000
25 December 1907 Birmingham A St Andrew's 1 – 2 Dorsett 20,000
26 December 1907 Bolton Wanderers H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Grieve 35,000
28 December 1907 Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 2 – 0 Dorsett, Thornley 22,000
1 January 1908 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 0 – 2 26,000
4 January 1908 Everton H Hyde Road 4 – 2 Grieve (2), Ross, Conlin 9,000
18 January 1908 Woolwich Arsenal H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Eadie, Wood, Grieve, Jones 25,000
25 January 1908 The Wednesday A Owlerton 1 – 5 Dorsett 11,000
8 February 1908 Notts County A Trent Bridge 0 – 1 8,000
15 February 1908 Newcastle United A St James' Park 1 – 1 Conlin 25,000
29 February 1908 Bury A Gigg Lane 0 – 0 10,000
7 March 1908 Aston Villa H Hyde Road 3 – 2 Dorsett (3) 25,000
11 March 1908 Sheffield United H Hyde Road 0 – 2 18,000
14 March 1908 Liverpool A Anfield 1 – 0 Dorsett 18,000
21 March 1908 Middlesbrough H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Webb, Thornley 35,000
28 March 1908 Sheffield United A Bramall Lane 2 – 1 Thornley, Conlin 12,000
4 April 1908 Chelsea H Hyde Road 0 – 3 25,000
6 April 1908 Preston North End H Hyde Road 5 – 0 Buchan (2), Webb (2), Wilkinson 10,000
11 April 1908 Nottingham Forest A City Ground 1 – 3 Dorsett 10,000
17 April 1908 Birmingham H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Jones, Conlin 27,000
18 April 1908 Manchester United H Hyde Road 0 – 0 40,000
21 April 1908 Bristol City H Hyde Road 0 – 0 2,500
25 April 1908 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 0 – 0 10,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
11 January 1908 First round Glossop A North Road 0 – 0 6,500
15 January 1908 First round replay Glossop H Hyde Road 6 – 0 Buchan, Wood, Dorsett, Grieve, Jones, Conlin 20,000
1 February 1908 Second round New Brompton H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Jones 7,000
5 February 1908 Second round replay New Brompton A Priestfield Road 2 – 1 Buchan, Wood 12,000
22 February 1908 Third round Fulham H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Blair 25,000
26 February 1908 Third round replay Fulham A Craven Cottage 1 – 3 Wood 37,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Walter Smith 38 0 6 0 44 0
DF Scotland James Buchan 27 3 6 2 33 5
DF England Frank Buckley 7 0 0 0 7 0
MF England George Dorsett 34 10 6 1 40 11
MF England Tom Holford 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW Wales Lot Jones 24 4 5 2 29 6
FW England Davie Ross 10 3 1 0 11 3
FW Scotland George Stewart 10 1 0 0 10 1
FW England Irvine Thornley 31 14 6 0 37 14
FW England Charles Webb 11 3 0 0 11 3
FW England John Wood 22 4 5 3 27 7
-- William Baldwin 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Ernest Bannister 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Jimmy Blair 34 0 5 1 39 1
-- Tommy Callaghan 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Jimmy Conlin 37 6 6 1 43 7
-- Scotland Bill Eadie 29 3 6 0 35 3
-- Bob Grieve 17 10 2 1 19 11
-- Percy Hill 17 0 0 0 17 0
-- Bertram Jackson 21 0 6 0 27 0
-- Tommy Kelso 25 0 6 0 31 0
-- Frank Norgrove 14 0 0 0 14 0
-- Alex Steele 3 0 0 0 3 0
-- Jimmy Wilkinson 1 1 0 0 1 1

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