1916–17 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1916–17 season
Manager Ernest Mangnall
War League
Principal Tournament
Lancashire Section

4th
Subsidiary Tournament
Lancashire Section
Group D

4th
Top goalscorer League:
Barnes (16 goals)

All:
Barnes (16 goals)
Highest home attendance 15,000 vs Manchester United
(3 March 1917)
15,000 vs Manchester United
(21 April 1917)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 vs Port Vale
(31 March 1917)

The 1916–17 season was Manchester City F.C.'s twenty-sixth season of league football.

Owing to World War I, once again Manchester City played non-competitive war league football. In the principal tournament they contested the Lancashire Section, which was expanded to 16 teams to give a more complete 30-game season. In the subsidiary tournament they contested Group D of the Lancashire Section, with the groups reduced to four teams in size to complement the increased playing season of the Principal Tournament.

Team Kit[edit]

War Leagues[edit]

Principal Tournament[edit]

Lancashire Section[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
2 Stockport County 30 18 7 5 61 31 1.968 43
3 Stoke 30 16 7 7 64 36 1.778 39
4 Manchester City 30 14 9 7 49 29 1.670 37
5 Everton 30 15 7 8 62 41 1.512 37
6 Burnley 30 15 4 11 73 56 1.304 34

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

Results summary[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 14 9 7 49 29 +20 37 11 3 1 35 10 +25 3 6 6 14 19 –5

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]
Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
2 September 1916 Stoke A Victoria Ground 0 – 1 6,000
9 September 1916 Southport Central H Hyde Road 0 – 0 8,000
16 September 1916 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 1 – 2 P. Fairclough 3,000
23 September 1916 Blackpool H Hyde Road 4 – 0 Barnes (3), Brennan 10,000
30 September 1916 Everton H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Barnes (3), Hoare 14,000
7 October 1916 Rochdale A Spotland 2 – 2 Barnes, Brennan 1,000
14 October 1916 Bolton Wanderers H Hyde Road 1 – 0 P. Fairclough 8,000
21 October 1916 Port Vale A Recreation Ground 1 – 0 P. Fairclough 6,000
28 October 1916 Oldham Athletic H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Cartwright, Walden 9,000
4 November 1916 Preston North End A Deepdale 2 – 2 Wynn, Barnes 3,000
11 November 1916 Burnley H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Wray, Meredith 14,000
18 November 1916 Manchester United A Old Trafford 1 – 2 Hoad 10,000
25 November 1916 Liverpool H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Barnes 10,000
2 December 1916 Stockport County A Edgeley Park 0 – 0 6,000
9 December 1916 Bury H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Meredith 5,000
23 December 1916 Southport Central A Haig Avenue 0 – 0 1,000
25 December 1916 Stoke H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Wynn 12,000
30 December 1916 Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 8 – 0 Capper (5), Nelson (2), Davies 10,000
6 January 1917 Blackpool A Bloomfield Road 1 – 3 Cartwright 4,000
13 January 1917 Everton A Goodison Park 2 – 0 P. Fairclough, Barnes 8,000
20 January 1917 Rochdale H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Wynn, Barnes 7,000
27 January 1917 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 2 – 2 Tavo, W. Newton 2,000
3 February 1917 Port Vale H Hyde Road 2 – 0 Barnes (2) 6,000
10 February 1917 Oldham Athletic A Boundary Park 1 – 2 Tyler 3,000
17 February 1917 Preston North End H Hyde Road 5 – 1 Tyler (2), Goddard (3) 7,000
24 February 1917 Burnley A Turf Moor 1 – 0 Barnes 4,000
3 March 1917 Manchester United H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Barnes 15,000
10 March 1917 Liverpool A Anfield 0 – 3 14,000
17 March 1917 Stockport County H Hyde Road 1 – 3 Barnes 14,000
24 March 1917 Bury A Gigg Lane 0 – 0 3,000

Subsidiary Tournament[edit]

Lancashire Section, Group D[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
1 Manchester United 6 4 0 2 15 9 1.667 8
2 Stoke 6 3 0 3 11 6 1.833 6
3 Port Vale 6 2 1 3 9 12 0.750 5
4 Manchester City 6 2 1 3 3 11 0.273 5

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

Results summary[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
6 2 1 3 3 11 –8 5 2 0 1 2 1 +1 0 1 2 1 10 –9

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]
Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
31 March 1917 Port Vale H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Wynn 3,000
6 April 1917 Stoke H Hyde Road 1 – 0 McIlvenney 12,000
7 April 1917 Manchester United A Old Trafford 1 – 5 H. Newton 15,000
9 April 1917 Stoke A Victoria Ground 0 – 5 8,000
14 April 1917 Port Vale A Recreation Ground 0 – 0 5,000
21 April 1917 Manchester United H Hyde Road 0 – 1 15,000

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Pos. Name Principal Subsidiary Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Jim Goodchild 25 0 4 0 29 0
GK Percy Kite 1 0 0 0 1 0
GK England Walter Smith 4 0 2 0 6 0
DF England Eli Fletcher 29 0 6 0 35 0
DF England Fred Parker 16 0 2 0 18 0
MF England Sid Hoad 3 1 3 0 0 1
FW England Horace Barnes 18 16 0 0 18 16
FW England Ted Hanney 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Gordon Hoare 1 1 0 0 1 1
FW Wales Lot Jones 8 0 1 0 9 0
FW England Billy Lomas 0 0 5 0 5 0
FW Wales Billy Meredith 27 2 6 0 33 2
FW England Harry Taylor 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Harold Walden 2 1 0 0 2 1
FW Wales George Wynn 18 3 2 1 20 4
-- Armstrong 0 0 4 0 4 0
-- Bill Bottomley 23 0 1 0 24 0
-- Jack Brennan 12 2 1 0 13 2
-- T. Broad 2 0 0 0 2 0
-- Alf Capper 1 5 0 0 1 5
-- Joe Cartwright 23 2 4 0 27 2
-- J. Clegg 0 0 2 0 2 0
-- Cruse 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Alfred Davies 18 1 0 0 18 1
-- Peter Fairclough 20 4 4 0 24 4
DF England Peter Gartland 19 0 2 0 21 0
-- Robert Geddes 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- Goddard 3 3 0 0 3 3
-- R. Hargreaves 0 0 1 0 1 0
-- M. Lee 0 0 1 0 1 0
-- F. McIlvenney 0 0 2 1 2 1
-- Malone 0 0 1 0 1 0
-- Miller 4 0 0 0 4 0
-- Nelson 6 2 0 0 6 2
-- H. Newton 0 0 4 1 4 1
-- William Newton 5 1 2 0 7 1
-- Sid Scott 8 0 1 0 9 0
-- Skeldon 1 0 0 0 1 0
-- J.D. Tavo 2 1 0 0 2 1
-- Herbert Tyler 22 3 6 0 28 3
-- Woodhouse 0 0 1 0 1 0
-- Jimmy Wray 5 1 1 0 6 1

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