1917–18 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1917–18 season
Manager England Ernest Mangnall
War League
Principal Tournament
Lancashire Section

4th
Subsidiary Tournament
Lancashire Section
Group B

1st
Top goalscorer League:
Lomas (22 goals)

All:
Lomas (22 goals)
Highest home attendance 20,000 vs Manchester United
(29 September 1917)
20,000 vs Stoke
(3 November 1917)
Lowest home attendance 8,000 vs Burnley
(15 December 1917)

The 1917–18 season was Manchester City F.C.'s twenty-seventh season of league football.

Owing to the War, once again Manchester City played non-competitive war league football. In the principal tournament they contested the Lancashire Section, while in the four-team subsidiary tournament they contested the Group B of the Lancashire Section.

Team Kit[edit]

War Leagues[edit]

Principal Tournament[edit]

Lancashire Section[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
2 Liverpool 30 21 6 3 101 26 3.885 48
3 Everton 30 19 6 5 92 36 2.556 44
4 Manchester City 30 15 8 7 57 28 2.036 38
5 Stockport County 30 17 3 10 59 32 1.844 37
6 Rochdale 30 14 9 7 78 51 1.530 37

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 15 8 7 57 28 +29 38 8 4 3 31 16 +15 7 4 4 26 12 +14

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]
Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
1 September 1917 Stockport County H Hyde Road 2 – 1 Tyler, Thorpe 12,000
8 September 1917 Stockport County A Edgeley Park 1 – 0 ? (o.g.) 7,000
15 September 1917 Oldham Athletic H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Thorpe, Moses 13,000
22 September 1917 Oldham Athletic A Boundary Park 0 – 0 10,000
29 September 1917 Manchester United H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Lomas (2), Jones 20,000
6 October 1917 Manchester United A Old Trafford 1 – 1 Lomas 10,000
13 October 1917 Bury H Hyde Road 3 – 1 Lomas (2), Watson 9,000
20 October 1917 Bury A Gigg Lane 5 – 2 Lomas (2), Meredith, Jones, Taylor 8,000
27 October 1917 Stoke A Victoria Ground 3 – 4 Lomas (2), Watson 9,000
3 November 1917 Stoke H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Lomas 20,000
10 November 1917 Liverpool A Anfield 0 – 2 18,000
17 November 1917 Liverpool H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Thompson 15,000
24 November 1917 Southport Central A Unknown stadium 0 – 0 8,000
1 December 1917 Southport Central H Hyde Road 5 – 0 Lomas (2), Tyler, Meredith, Wynn 10,000
8 December 1917 Burnley A Turf Moor 4 – 0 Lomas (3), Jones 1,000
15 December 1917 Burnley H Hyde Road 4 – 1 Tyler, Lomas, Jones, Watson 8,000
22 December 1917 Blackburn Rovers H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Cartwright 12,000
29 December 1917 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 4 – 0 Meredith, Lomas, Cope, Cunningham 3,000
5 January 1918 Rochdale H Hyde Road 1 – 1 Tyler 9,000
12 January 1918 Rochdale A Spotland 4 – 1 Thompson (2), Barnes, Watson 6,000
19 January 1918 Everton H Hyde Road 0 – 2 13,000
26 January 1918 Everton A Goodison Park 0 – 0 20,000
2 February 1918 Port Vale H Hyde Road 5 – 1 Broad (2), Lomas (2), Thompson 11,000
9 February 1918 Port Vale A Recreation Ground 2 – 0 Lomas, Cunningham 1,000
16 February 1918 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 0 – 1 12,000
23 February 1918 Bolton Wanderers H Hyde Road 0 – 1 10,000
2 March 1918 Preston North End A Deepdale 2 – 0 Lomas, Thompson 9,000
9 March 1918 Preston North End H Hyde Road 1 – 2 Lomas 10,000
16 March 1918 Blackpool A Bloomfield Road 0 – 1 9,000
23 March 1918 Blackpool H Hyde Road 2 – 2 Royle, Thompson 11,000

Subsidiary Tournament[edit]

Lancashire Section, Group B[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
1 Manchester City 6 4 1 1 11 4 2.750 9
2 Manchester United 6 3 1 2 6 7 0.857 7
3 Port Vale 6 2 2 2 10 5 2.000 6
4 Stoke 6 1 0 5 4 15 0.267 2

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 4 1 1 11 4 +7 9 3 0 0 6 0 +6 1 1 1 5 4 +1

N.B. Points awarded for a win: 2

Reports[edit]
Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
29 March 1918 Manchester United H Hyde Road 3 – 0 Fletcher, Royle, Mann 10,000
30 March 1918 Port Vale A Recreation Ground 4 – 1 Royle (2), Thompson, P. Fairclough 8,000
1 April 1918 Manchester United A Old Trafford 0 – 2 10,000
6 April 1918 Port Vale H Hyde Road 1 – 0 Fletcher 10,000
13 April 1918 Stoke A Victoria Ground 1 – 1 Fletcher 9,000
20 April 1918 Stoke H Hyde Road 2 – 0 Woodcock, ? (o.g.) 11,000

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

Scorers[edit]

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