1923–24 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1923–24 season
Manager England Ernest Mangnall
Football League
First Division
11th
FA Cup Semi-final
Top goalscorer League:
Horace Barnes (20)

All:
Horace Barnes (22)
Highest home attendance 76,166 v Cardiff
(8 March 1924)
Lowest home attendance 3,000 v N. Forest
(13 Feb. 1924)

The 1923–24 season was Manchester City F.C.'s thirty-third season of league football, and tenth consecutive season in the Football League First Division, excluding the four years during the First World War in which no competitive football was played.

The season was notable for several reasons: primarily, it was the first season Manchester City would spend at their iconic Maine Road stadium, the predecessor Hyde Road having been left in the quest to meet the club's ambitions and move into a ground with a higher capacity. The season would also prove to be manager Ernest Mangnall's last at the club. He was at the time the club's longest serving manager, managing the club for 12 years and served 350 competitive games. He rounded his time at the club off with an FA Cup semi-final appearance, the first time that the club had got this far in the competition since they won it twenty years previously.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
9 Newcastle United1 42 17 10 15 60 54 1.111 44
10 Notts County 42 14 14 14 44 49 0.898 42
11 Manchester City 42 15 12 15 54 71 0.761 42
12 Liverpool 42 15 11 16 49 48 1.021 41
13 West Ham United 42 13 15 14 40 43 0.930 41

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: 1923–24 Football League First Division
1 - FA Cup winners

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
42 15 12 15 54 71 0.761 42 11 7 3 34 24 29 4 5 12 20 47 13

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
25 August 1923 Sheffield United H Maine Road 2 – 1 Johnson, Barnes 56,993
29 August 1923 Aston Villa A Villa Park 0 – 2 15,000
1 September 1923 Sheffield United A Bramall Lane 0 – 3 30,000
5 September 1923 Aston Villa H Maine Road 1 – 2 Barnes 32,038
8 September 1923 Bolton Wanderers H Maine Road 1 – 1 Roberts 43,601
15 September 1923 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 0 – 0 35,000
22 September 1923 Sunderland H Maine Road 4 – 1 Barnes (2), Johnson, Hamill 33,952
29 September 1923 Sunderland A Roker Park 2 – 5 Barnes (2) 15,000
6 October 1923 Arsenal H Maine Road 1 – 0 Roberts 23,477
13 October 1923 Arsenal A Highbury 2 – 1 Barnes (2) 32,000
20 October 1923 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 1 – 0 Barnes 30,000
27 October 1923 Blackburn Rovers H Maine Road 3 – 1 Roberts (2), Barnes 32,498
3 November 1923 Newcastle United H Maine Road 1 – 1 Barnes 27,652
10 November 1923 Newcastle United A St James' Park 1 – 4 Murphy 30,000
17 November 1923 Cardiff City H Maine Road 1 – 1 Murphy 20,200
24 November 1923 Cardiff City A Ninian Park 1 – 1 Roberts 30,000
1 December 1923 Notts County H Maine Road 1 – 0 Roberts 22,990
8 December 1923 Notts County A Meadow Lane 0 – 2 12,000
15 December 1923 Everton H Maine Road 2 – 1 Roberts, Barnes 35,000
22 December 1923 Everton A Goodison Park 1 – 6 Barnes 20,000
26 December 1923 Birmingham A St Andrew's 0 – 3 30,000
29 December 1923 West Bromwich Albion H Maine Road 3 – 3 Barnes (2), Roberts 20,000
1 January 1924 Tottenham Hotspur H Maine Road 1 – 0 Johnson 40,000
5 January 1924 West Bromwich Albion A The Hawthorns 1 – 2 Barnes 15,000
19 January 1924 Liverpool H Maine Road 0 – 1 22,000
26 January 1924 Liverpool A Anfield 0 – 0 25,000
9 February 1924 Nottingham Forest A City Ground 2 – 1 Johnson, Browell 10,000
13 February 1924 Nottingham Forest H Maine Road 1 – 3 Roberts 3,000
16 February 1924 Burnley H Maine Road 2 – 2 Roberts, Hicks 24,000
1 March 1924 Middlesbrough H Maine Road 3 – 2 Barnes (2), Roberts 20,000
15 March 1924 Preston North End A Deepdale 1 – 4 Barnes 18,000
17 March 1924 Burnley A Turf Moor 2 – 3 Warner, Browell 12,000
22 March 1924 Preston North End H Maine Road 2 – 2 Barnes, Johnson 22,000
2 April 1924 Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 1 – 1 Johnson 10,000
5 April 1924 Chelsea H Maine Road 1 – 0 Johnson 17,000
12 April 1924 Huddersfield Town A Leeds Road 1 – 1 Roberts 11,000
18 April 1924 Birmingham H Maine Road 1 – 0 Roberts 30,000
19 April 1924 Huddersfield Town H Maine Road 1 – 1 Warner 35,000
21 April 1924 Tottenham Hotspur A White Hart Lane 1 – 4 Johnson 18,000
26 April 1924 West Ham United A Upton Park 2 – 1 Roberts, Browell 16,000
30 April 1924 Chelsea A Stamford Bridge 1 – 3 Browell 3,600
3 May 1924 West Ham United H Maine Road 2 – 1 Warner, Johnson 12,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
12 January 1924 First round Nottingham Forest H Maine Road 2 – 1 Roberts, Barnes 33,849
2 February 1924 Second round Halifax Town H Maine Road 2 – 2 Hamill, Roberts 30,970
6 February 1924 Second round replay Halifax Town A The Shay 0 – 0 21,590
11 February 1924 Second round second replay Halifax Town N Old Trafford 3 – 0 Roberts (2), Browell 28,128
23 February 1924 Third round Brighton & Hove Albion A Goldstone Ground 5 – 1 Browell (2), Meredith, Barnes, Sharp 24,734
8 March 1924 Fourth round Cardiff City H Maine Road 0 – 0 76,166
12 March 1924 Fourth round replay Cardiff City A Ninian Park 1 – 0 Browell 50,000
29 March 1924 Semi-final Newcastle United N St Andrew's 0 – 2 50,039

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Nat. Player Pos. Premier League FA Cup Total
Apps Goal Apps Goal Apps Goal
England Jim Goodchild GK 7 0 0 0 7 0
Scotland Bill Harper GK 4 0 0 0 4 0
England James Mitchell GK 31 0 8 0 39 0
Frank Carroll DF 2 0 0 0 2 0
England Sam Cookson DF 34 0 8 0 42 0
England Eli Fletcher DF 20 0 4 0 24 0
England Max Woosnam DF 1 0 1 0 2 0
Republic of Ireland Jimmy Elwood MF 8 0 0 0 8 0
Republic of Ireland Mickey Hamill MF 25 1 7 1 32 2
Alex Leslie MF 1 0 0 0 1 0
England Spud Murphy MF 26 2 4 0 30 2
Scotland Charlie Pringle MF 28 0 8 0 36 0
England Sammy Sharp MF 34 0 4 1 38 1
England Bob Smith MF 6 0 0 0 6 0
England Billy Wilson MF 21 0 4 0 25 0
England Jack Allen FW 14 0 4 0 18 0
England Horace Barnes FW 23 20 7 2 30 22
England Tommy Browell FW 14 4 5 4 19 8
James Calderwood FW 15 0 0 0 15 0
England Arthur Daniels FW 11 0 1 0 12 0
Scotland Alex Donaldson FW 7 0 0 0 7 0
England George Hicks FW 2 1 0 0 2 1
England Tommy Johnson FW 31 9 5 0 36 9
Wales Billy Meredith FW 2 0 4 1 6 1
Hughbert Morris FW 31 0 4 0 35 0
England Frank Roberts FW 41 14 8 4 49 18
England Frank Thompson FW 1 0 0 0 1 0
England Jack Warner FW 23 3 2 0 25 3
Own goals 0 0 0
Totals 54 11 65

Scorers[edit]

Nat. Player Pos. Football League FA Cup TOTAL
England Horace Barnes FW 20 2 22
England Frank Roberts FW 14 4 18
England Tommy Johnson FW 9 1 9
England Tommy Browell FW 4 4 8
England Jack Warner FW 3 0 3
England Spud Murphy MF 2 0 2
Republic of Ireland Mickey Hamill MF 1 1 2
England George Hicks FW 1 4 1
Wales Billy Meredith MF 0 1 1
England Sammy Sharp MF 0 1 1
Own Goals 0 0 0
Totals 54 11 65

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