1925–26 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1925–26 season
Manager England David Ashworth
(until 14 Nov 1925)
Albert0Alexander/Committee
(15 Nov 1925 to 26 Apr 1926)
Scotland Peter Hodge
(from 26 Apr 1926)
Football League
First Division
21st (relegated)
FA Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Tommy Browell (21)
Frank Roberts (21)

All:
Frank Roberts (30)
Highest home attendance 62,994 v Manchester United
(12 September 1925)
Lowest home attendance 7,000 v Sheffield United
(4 November 1925)

The 1925–26 season was Manchester City F.C.'s thirty-fifth season of league football and twelfth consecutive season in the Football League First Division, excluding the four years during the First World War in which no competitive football was played.

Coming off the back of a series of mid-table finishes and largely unimpressive FA Cup campaigns, manager David Ashworth's resignation in November 1925 bizarrely resulted in both a first league relegation since 1909 and a first FA Cup final appearance since 1904 as well as a record 6–1 victory over rivals Manchester United, with much of the second half of the campaign being run in Ashworth's absence by a committee led by club Vice-Chairman Albert Alexander.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
18 West Ham United 42 15 7 20 63 76 0.829 37
19 Leeds United 42 14 8 20 64 76 0.842 36
20 Burnley 42 13 10 19 85 108 0.787 36
21 Manchester City 42 12 11 19 89 100 0.890 35
22 Notts County 42 13 7 22 54 74 0.730 33

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: 1925–26 Football League First Division

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 12 11 19 89 100 0.89 35 8 7 6 48 42 23 4 4 13 41 58 12

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
29 August 1925 Cardiff City H Maine Road 3 – 2 Austin, Warner, Johnson 42,000
31 August 1925 Birmingham A St Andrew's 0 – 1 20,000
5 September 1925 Tottenham Hotspur A White Hart Lane 0 – 1 35,954
12 September 1925 Manchester United H Maine Road 1 – 1 Cowan 62,994
19 September 1925 Everton H Maine Road 4 – 4 Browell (4) 11,393
23 September 1925 West Bromwich Albion A The Hawthorns 1 – 4 Roberts 8,827
26 September 1925 Huddersfield Town A Leeds Road 2 – 2 Warner, Johnson 19,541
3 October 1925 Sunderland H Maine Road 4 – 1 Austin (2), Warner, Browell 40,000
10 October 1925 Blackburn Rovers A Ewood Park 3 – 3 Browell (2), Roberts 25,935
17 October 1925 Liverpool A Anfield 1 – 2 Johnson 35,000
24 October 1925 Burnley H Maine Road 8 – 3 Browell (5), Roberts, Johnson, Hicks 19,740
26 October 1925 Sheffield United A Bramall Lane 3 – 8 Cowan, Roberts, Johnson 8,000
31 October 1925 West Ham United A Upton Park 1 – 3 Browell 23,000
4 November 1925 Sheffield United H Maine Road 2 – 4 Austin, Roberts 7,000
7 November 1925 Arsenal H Maine Road 2 – 5 Warner, Browell 11,384
14 November 1925 Bolton Wanderers A Burnden Park 1 – 5 Roberts 22,326
21 November 1925 Notts County H Maine Road 1 – 1 Coupland 20,000
28 November 1925 Aston Villa A Villa Park 1 – 3 Dennison 25,000
5 December 1925 Leicester City H Maine Road 5 – 1 Roberts (2), Johnson (2), Dennison 20,000
12 December 1925 Leeds United A Elland Road 4 – 3 Bradford, Dennison, Johnson, Roberts 18,762
19 December 1925 Newcastle United H Maine Road 2 – 2 Johnson, Murphy 35,000
25 December 1925 Bury A Gigg Lane 5 – 6 Browell (2), Coupland, Johnson, Roberts 25,000
26 December 1925 Bury H Maine Road 0 – 2 50,000
1 January 1926 West Bromwich Albion H Maine Road 3 – 1 Austin, Dennison, Johnson 23,030
2 January 1926 Cardiff City A Ninian Park 2 – 2 Roberts (2) 12,000
16 January 1926 Tottenham Hotspur H Maine Road 0 – 0 25,344
23 January 1926 Manchester United A Old Trafford 6 – 1 Austin (2), Roberts (2), Johnson, Hicks 48,657
6 February 1926 Huddersfield Town H Maine Road 1 – 5 Roberts 36,645
10 February 1926 Everton A Goodison Park 1 – 1 Roberts 15,067
13 February 1926 Sunderland A Roker Park 3 – 5 Austin, Browell, Hicks 25,000
27 February 1926 Liverpool H Maine Road 1 – 1 Browell 35,000
13 March 1926 West Ham United H Maine Road 2 – 0 Roberts, Murphy 40,000
17 March 1926 Blackburn Rovers H Maine Road 0 – 1 18,793
20 March 1926 Arsenal A Highbury 0 – 1 34,974
29 March 1926 Bolton Wanderers H Maine Road 1 – 1 Austin 21,720
2 April 1926 Birmingham H Maine Road 2 – 4 Austin, Hicks 60,000
3 April 1926 Notts County A Meadow Lane 0 – 1 12,000
6 April 1926 Burnley A Turf Moor 2 – 1 Johnson, Hicks 19,966
10 April 1926 Aston Villa H Maine Road 4 – 2 Austin, Browell, Roberts, Johnson 42,000
17 April 1926 Leicester City A Filbert Street 3 – 2 Roberts (2), Browell 20,000
27 April 1926 Leeds United H Maine Road 2 – 1 Austin, Johnson 43,375
1 May 1926 Newcastle United A St James' Park 2 – 3 Browell, Roberts 20,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
9 January 1926 Third round Corinthian A Crystal Palace 3 – 3 Cookson, Roberts, Hicks 29,700
13 January 1926 Third round replay Corinthian H Maine Road 4 – 0 Austin (2), Johnson, Hicks 42,303
30 January 1926 Fourth round Huddersfield Town H Maine Road 4 – 0 Hicks (2), Browell, Roberts 74,789
20 February 1926 Fifth round Crystal Palace H Maine Road 11 – 4 Roberts (5), Browell (3), Austin, Johnson, Hicks 51,630
6 March 1926 Sixth round Clapton Orient A Maine Road 6 – 1 Johnson (3), Hicks, Roberts, Browell 24,600
27 March 1926 Semi-final Manchester United N Maine Road 3 – 0 Browell (2), Roberts 46,450
24 April 1926 Final Bolton Wanderers N Maine Road 0 – 1 91,547

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 24 0 7 0 31 0
England James Mitchell GK 17 0 0 0 17 0
Wales John Phillips GK 1 0 0 0 1 0
Fred Appleton DF 1 0 1 0 2 0
England Sam Cookson DF 35 0 6 1 41 1
England Eli Fletcher DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland Philip McCloy DF 37 0 4 0 41 0
Robert Benzie MF 7 0 0 0 7 0
Baggy Coupland MF 23 2 4 0 27 2
England Sam Cowan MF 39 2 6 0 45 2
Republic of Ireland Jimmy Elwood MF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland Jimmy McMullan MF 10 0 3 0 13 0
England Spud Murphy MF 9 2 0 0 9 2
Scotland Charlie Pringle MF 36 0 7 0 43 0
England Sammy Sharp MF 8 0 0 0 8 0
England Billy Austin FW 36 12 7 3 43 15
Leo Bradford FW 5 1 0 0 5 1
England Tommy Browell FW 32 21 5 7 37 28
James Calderwood FW 2 0 2 0 4 0
England Arthur Daniels FW 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bob Dennison FW 8 4 2 0 10 4
England George Hicks FW 35 5 7 6 42 11
England Tommy Johnson FW 38 15 7 5 45 20
England Frank Roberts FW 38 21 7 9 45 30
England Frank Thompson FW 9 0 1 0 10 0
England Jack Warner FW 7 4 0 0 7 4
Own goals 0 0 0
Totals 89 31 120

Scorers[edit]

Nat. Player Pos. Football League FA Cup TOTAL
England Frank Roberts FW 21 9 30
England Tommy Browell FW 21 7 28
England Tommy Johnson FW 15 5 20
England Billy Austin FW 12 3 15
England George Hicks FW 5 6 11
England Bob Dennison FW 4 0 4
England Jack Warner FW 4 0 4
Baggy Coupland MF 2 0 2
England Sam Cowan MF 2 0 2
England Sam Cookson MF 0 1 1
Leo Bradford FW 1 0 1
Own Goals 0 0 0
Totals 89 31 120

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