1926–27 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1926–27 season
Manager Scotland Peter Hodge
Football League
Second Division
3rd00000000000000
FA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Tommy Johnson (25)

All:
Tommy Johnson (25)
Highest home attendance 48,689 v N. Forest
(19 Feb. 1927)
Lowest home attendance 12,000 v S. Shields
(27 Nov. 1926)

The 1926–27 season was Manchester City F.C.'s thirty-sixth season of league football and first season back in the Football League Second Division since the 1909–10 season, and the first time they had been in the Second Division without achieving promotion since 1898.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
1 Middlesbrough 42 27 8 7 122 60 2.033 62
2 Portsmouth 42 23 8 11 87 49 1.776 54
3 Manchester City 42 22 10 10 108 61 1.770 54
4 Chelsea 42 20 12 10 62 52 1.192 52
5 Nottingham Forest 42 18 14 10 80 55 1.455 50

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: 1926–27 Football League Second 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 22 10 10 108 61 1.77 54 15 3 3 65 23 33 7 7 7 43 38 21

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
28 August 1926 Fulham H Maine Road 4 – 2 Austin, Barrass, Roberts, Hicks 34,000
1 September 1926 Portsmouth H Maine Road 4 – 0 Roberts (2), Johnson, Hicks 25,000
4 September 1926 Grimsby Town A Blundell Park 2 – 2 Roberts, Johnson 16,599
6 September 1926 Oldham Athletic A Boundary Park 2 – 1 Pringle, Austin 26,009
11 September 1926 Blackpool H Maine Road 2 – 1 Austin, Johnson 34,885
18 September 1926 Reading A Elm Park 0 – 1 24,000
22 September 1926 Oldham Athletic H Maine Road 3 – 0 Roberts, Johnson, Hicks 25,676
25 September 1926 Swansea Town H Maine Road 3 – 1 Roberts, Johnson, Hicks 35,000
2 October 1926 Nottingham Forest A City Ground 3 – 3 Johnson (2), B. Cowan 15,121
9 October 1926 Barnsley H Maine Road 1 – 1 Hicks 18,000
16 October 1926 Southampton H Maine Road 3 – 4 McMullan, Austin, Johnson 30,000
23 October 1926 Port Vale A Recreation Ground 2 – 0 McMullan, Johnson 14,000
30 October 1926 Clapton Orient H Maine Road 6 – 1 Barrass (3), Roberts (2), Johnson 28,979
6 November 1926 Notts County A Meadow Lane 0 – 1 6,000
13 November 1926 Wolverhampton Wanderers H Maine Road 2 – 1 McMullan, Austin 15,000
20 November 1926 Hull City A Anlaby Road 2 – 3 Barrass, Johnson 11,582
27 November 1926 South Shields H Maine Road 1 – 2 Barrass 12,000
4 December 1926 Preston North End A Deepdale 4 – 2 Austin (3), Barrass 25,000
11 December 1926 Chelsea H Maine Road 1 – 0 Bell 26,868
18 December 1926 Bradford City A Valley Parade 3 – 4 Hicks (2), Roberts 17,580
25 December 1926 Middlesbrough H Maine Road 3 – 5 S. Cowan, B. Cowan, Johnson 44,077
27 December 1926 Middlesbrough A Ayresome Park 1 – 2 Roberts 43,753
1 January 1927 Portsmouth A Fratton Park 1 – 2 Johnson 20,000
15 January 1927 Fulham A Craven Cottage 5 – 2 Gibson (2), Austin, B. Cowan, S. Cowan 24,000
22 January 1927 Grimsby Town H Maine Road 2 – 0 Johnson, Hicks 21,212
29 January 1927 Blackpool A Bloomfield Road 4 – 2 Hicks (2), B. Cowan, Johnson 9,223
5 February 1927 Reading H Maine Road 3 – 0 Roberts, Hicks, ? (o.g.) 30,000
12 February 1927 Swansea Town A Vetch Field 3 – 1 Johnson (2), Hicks 20,000
19 February 1927 Nottingham Forest H Maine Road 1 – 1 B. Cowan 48,689
26 February 1927 Barnsley A Oakwell 1 – 1 B. Cowan 14,000
12 March 1927 Port Vale H Maine Road 4 – 1 Johnson (2), B. Cowan, Hicks 30,000
19 March 1927 Clapton Orient A Millfields Road 4 – 2 Hicks (3), Austin 15,141
26 March 1927 Notts County H Maine Road 4 – 1 B. Cowan (2), Hicks (2) 15,000
2 April 1927 Wolverhampton Wanderers A Molineux 1 – 4 B. Cowan 11,361
9 April 1927 Hull City H Maine Road 2 – 2 B. Cowan, Bell 21,508
15 April 1927 Darlington A Feethams 2 – 2 Broadhurst, Johnson 10,000
16 April 1927 South Shields A Talbot Road 2 – 2 Roberts, Hicks 6,000
18 April 1927 Darlington H Maine Road 7 – 0 Broadhurst (4), Johnson (2), Bell 40,000
23 April 1927 Preston North End H Maine Road 1 – 0 Hicks 40,000
25 April 1927 Southampton A The Dell 1 – 1 Roberts 8,000
30 April 1927 Chelsea A Stamford Bridge 0 – 0 39,995
7 May 1927 Bradford City H Maine Road 8 – 0 Johnson (3), Broadhurst (2), Hicks, Bell, Roberts 40,384

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
8 January 1927 Third round Birmingham A St Andrew's 1 – 4 Hicks 39,503

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Nat. Player Pos. Premier League FA Cup Total
Apps Goal Apps Goal Apps Goal
Wales Finnigan, DickDick Finnigan GK 8 0 0 0 8 0
England Goodchild, JimJim Goodchild GK 15 0 1 0 16 0
Wales Gray, BertBert Gray GK 19 0 0 0 19 0
England Bennett, EddieEddie Bennett DF 12 0 1 0 13 0
England Cookson, SamSam Cookson DF 42 0 1 0 43 0
Scotland McCloy, PhilipPhilip McCloy DF 30 0 0 0 30 0
Benzie, RobertRobert Benzie MF 5 0 0 0 5 0
Coupland, BaggyBaggy Coupland MF 1 0 0 0 1 0
England Cowan, SamSam Cowan MF 27 2 0 0 27 2
Republic of Ireland Elwood, JimmyJimmy Elwood MF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland McMullan, JimmyJimmy McMullan MF 35 3 1 0 36 3
Scotland Pringle, CharlieCharlie Pringle MF 33 1 1 0 34 1
England Sharp, SammySammy Sharp MF 5 0 0 0 5 0
England Wilson, BillyBilly Wilson MF 2 0 0 0 2 0
Allan, JohnJohn Allan FW 2 0 0 0 2 0
England Austin, BillyBilly Austin FW 26 10 1 0 27 10
England Barrass, MattMatt Barrass FW 27 7 1 0 28 7
England Bell, PeterPeter Bell FW 26 4 0 0 26 4
England Broadhurst, CharlesCharles Broadhurst FW 7 7 0 0 7 7
Scotland Cowan, BillyBilly Cowan FW 22 11 1 0 23 11
Gibson, TommyTommy Gibson FW 2 2 0 0 2 2
England Hicks, GeorgeGeorge Hicks FW 42 21 1 1 43 22
England Johnson, TommyTommy Johnson FW 38 25 1 0 39 25
England Roberts, FrankFrank Roberts FW 27 14 0 0 27 14
England Thompson, FrankFrank Thompson FW 3 0 1 0 4 0
Own goals 1 0 1
Totals 108 1 109

Scorers[edit]

Nat. Player Pos. Football League FA Cup TOTAL
England Tommy Johnson FW 25 0 25
England George Hicks FW 21 1 22
England Frank Roberts FW 14 0 14
Scotland Billy Cowan FW 11 0 11
England Billy Austin FW 10 0 10
England Matt Barrass FW 7 0 7
England Charles Broadhurst FW 7 0 7
England Peter Bell FW 4 0 4
Scotland Jimmy McMullan MF 3 0 3
England Sam Cowan MF 2 0 2
Tommy Gibson FW 2 0 2
Scotland Charlie Pringle MF 1 0 1
Own Goals 1 0 1
Totals 108 1 109

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