1927–28 Manchester City F.C. season

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Manchester City F.C.
1927–28 season
Manager Scotland Peter Hodge
Football League
Second Division
1st (Promoted)
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FA Cup Fifth round
Top goalscorer League:
Frank Roberts (20)

All:
Tommy Johnson
Frank Roberts
(both 20)
Highest home attendance 73,668 v Stoke City
(18 February 1928)
Lowest home attendance 20,000 v Notts County
(24 December 1927)
20,000 v Wolves
(31 December 1927)

The 1927–28 season was Manchester City F.C.'s thirty-seventh season of league football and second season in the Football League Second Division, which they won for the fourth time in their history.

Team Kit[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

Pos Team 0P0 0W0 0D0 0L0 0F0 0A0 GA Pts
1 Manchester City 42 25 9 8 100 59 1.695 59
2 Leeds United 42 25 7 10 98 49 2.000 57
3 Chelsea 42 23 8 11 75 45 1.667 54
4 Preston North End 42 22 9 11 100 66 1.515 53
5 Stoke City 42 22 8 12 78 59 1.322 52

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points
Source: 1927–28 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 25 9 8 100 59 1.695 59 18 2 1 70 27 38 7 7 7 30 32 21

Source: rsssf.com

Reports[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
27 August 1927 Wolverhampton Wanderers A Molineux 2 – 2 McMullan, Hicks 30,000
29 August 1927 Swansea Town H Maine Road 7 – 4 Johnson (3), Broadhurst, Hicks, Roberts, Bell 40,000
3 September 1927 Port Vale H Maine Road 1 – 0 Johnson 34,000
5 September 1927 Swansea Town A Vetch Field 3 – 5 Bell, Johnson, Hicks 13,000
10 September 1927 South Shields A Talbot Road 1 – 0 McMullan 9,000
17 September 1927 Leeds United H Maine Road 2 – 1 Johnson (2) 40,391
24 September 1927 Nottingham Forest A City Ground 5 – 4 Johnson (2), Hicks (2), Broadhurst 12,893
1 October 1927 Oldham Athletic H Maine Road 3 – 1 Broadhurst (2), Johnson 25,216
8 November 1927 Hull City H Maine Road 2 – 1 Barrass (2) 42,038
15 October 1927 Preston North End A Deepdale 0 – 1 28,000
22 October 1927 Blackpool A Bloomfield Road 2 – 2 Roberts, Hicks 17,013
29 October 1927 Reading H Maine Road 4 – 1 Austin (2), Roberts, Johnson 35,000
5 November 1927 Grimsby Town A Blundell Park 1 – 4 Smelt 12,522
12 November 1927 Chelsea H Maine Road 0 – 1 52,830
19 November 1927 Clapton Orient A Millfields Road 2 – 0 Austin, Roberts 14,129
26 November 1927 Stoke City H Maine Road 4 – 0 Austin, Allan, Roberts, Johnson 40,000
3 December 1927 Bristol City A Ashton Gate 0 – 2 30,000
10 December 1927 West Bromwich Albion H Maine Road 3 – 1 Austin, Broadhurst, Johnson 25,000
17 December 1927 Southampton A The Dell 1 – 1 Broadhurst 12,000
24 December 1927 Notts County H Maine Road 3 – 1 Broadhurst (2), Hicks 20,000
26 December 1927 Barnsley A Oakwell 3 – 0 Broadhurst (2), Roberts 17,000
31 December 1927 Wolverhampton Wanderers H Maine Road 3 – 0 Johnson (2), Broadhurst 20,000
2 January 1928 Barnsley H Maine Road 7 – 3 Austin (2), Gorringe (2), McMullan, Roberts, Johnson 30,000
7 January 1928 Port Vale A Recreation Ground 2 – 1 Roberts, Hicks 15,000
21 January 1928 South Shields H Maine Road 3 – 0 Austin, Broadhurst, Johnson 30,000
4 February 1928 Nottingham Forest H Maine Road 3 – 3 Broadhurst, Austin, Hicks 30,037
11 February 1928 Oldham Athletic A Boundary Park 2 – 3 Bell, Broadhurst 25,426
25 February 1928 Preston North End H Maine Road 2 – 2 Roberts (2) 60,000
3 March 1928 Blackpool H Maine Road 4 – 1 Roberts (4) 40,906
10 March 1928 Reading A Elm Park 1 – 1 Marshall 12,000
17 March 1928 Grimsby Town H Maine Road 2 – 0 Roberts, McMullan 49,185
24 March 1928 Chelsea A Stamford Bridge 1 – 0 Roberts 51,813
31 March 1928 Clapton Orient H Maine Road 5 – 3 Roberts (3), Horne, Brook 38,272
6 April 1928 Fulham H Maine Road 2 – 1 Marshall, Roberts 30,000
7 April 1928 Stoke City A Victoria Ground 0 – 2 30,000
9 April 1928 Fulham A Craven Cottage 1 – 1 Tait 27,000
14 April 1928 Bristol City H Maine Road 4 – 2 Tait, Johnson, Marshall, Hicks 30,000
16 April 1928 Hull City A Anlaby Road 0 – 0 6,088
21 April 1928 West Bromwich Albion A The Hawthorns 1 – 1 Brook 14,238
25 April 1928 Leeds United A Elland Road 1 – 0 Tait 48,470
28 April 1928 Southampton H Maine Road 6 – 1 Marshall (3), Tait, Johnson, Horne 40,000
5 May 1928 Notts County A Meadow Lane 1 – 2 Marshall 6,000

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Venue Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
14 January 1928 Third round Leeds United H Maine Road 1 – 0 Johnson 50,473
28 January 1928 Fourth round Sunderland A Roker Park 2 – 1 Broadhurst, Hicks 38,658
18 February 1928 Fifth round Stoke City H Maine Road 0 – 1 73,668

Squad statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Appearances for competitive matches only

Nat. Player Pos. Premier League FA Cup Total
Apps Goal Apps Goal Apps Goal
Lewis Barber GK 10 0 1 0 11 0
Wales Bert Gray GK 32 0 2 0 34 0
Fred Appleton DF 1 0 1 0 2 0
England Eddie Bennett DF 5 0 0 0 5 0
England Sam Cookson DF 11 0 0 0 11 0
Scotland Philip McCloy DF 38 0 3 0 41 0
England George Robertson DF 2 0 0 0 2 0
England Sam Cowan MF 28 0 2 0 30 0
England Syd Gibbons MF 4 0 1 0 5 0
Scotland Jimmy McMullan MF 38 4 3 0 41 4
Scotland Charlie Pringle MF 22 0 1 0 23 0
England Sammy Sharp MF 11 0 0 0 11 0
John Allan FW 5 1 1 0 6 1
England Billy Austin FW 18 9 2 0 20 9
England Matt Barrass FW 28 2 2 0 30 2
England Peter Bell FW 16 3 0 0 16 3
England Charles Broadhurst FW 21 14 3 1 24 15
England Eric Brook FW 12 2 0 0 12 2
Clifford Foster FW 3 0 0 0 3 0
Fred Gorringe FW 1 2 0 0 1 2
England George Hicks FW 28 10 3 1 31 11
England Alf Horne FW 7 2 0 0 7 2
England Tommy Johnson FW 35 19 3 1 38 20
England Bobby Marshall FW 14 7 0 0 14 7
England John Ridley FW 30 0 3 0 33 0
England Frank Roberts FW 24 20 3 0 27 20
Tom Smelt FW 2 1 0 0 2 1
England Tommy Tait FW 7 4 0 0 7 4
England Fred Tilson FW 6 0 0 0 6 0
Own goals 0 0 0
Totals 100 3 103

Scorers[edit]

Nat. Player Pos. Football League FA Cup TOTAL
England Tommy Johnson FW 19 1 20
England Frank Roberts FW 20 0 20
England Charles Broadhurst FW 15 1 16
England George Hicks FW 10 1 11
England Billy Austin FW 9 0 9
England Bobby Marshall FW 7 0 7
Scotland Jimmy McMullan MF 4 0 4
England Tommy Tait FW 4 0 4
England Peter Bell FW 3 0 3
England Matt Barrass FW 2 0 2
England Eric Brook FW 2 0 2
Fred Gorringe FW 2 0 2
England Alf Horne FW 2 0 2
John Allan FW 1 0 1
Tom Smelt FW 1 0 1
Own Goals 0 0 0
Totals 100 3 103

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