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1897/98 Season

1897/98 Season

1897/98 was Manchester City's 6th season of competitive football and its 6th consecutive season in the (old) English Second Division. The leading goalscorer this season was Billy Gillespie who scored 19 goals from just 32 appearances. The 3 players to make the most appearances for the club this season were Billy Meredith, Bobby Moffatt and Billy Gillespie who each played 32 times. The club had 10 different goalscorers and used 21 different players including 9 debutants. Debutants this season were Buxton Smith, George Dougal, Jim Whitehead, Jock Wilson, Pat Leonard, Stuart Munn, Tommy Clare, Trevor Chappell and William S Smith.

Season Stats
32
16
9
7
67
37
0
0
21
Competitions
Competition Pld W D L GF GA Pts Outcome
English Division Two (old) 30 15 9 6 66 36 39 3rd
FA Cup 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 2nd Round
League Table
Position Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Burnley 30 20 8 2 80 24 56 48
2 Newcastle United 30 21 3 6 64 32 32 45
3 Manchester City 30 15 9 6 66 36 30 39
4 Manchester United 30 16 6 8 64 35 29 38
5 Arsenal 30 16 5 9 69 49 20 37
6 Birmingham City 30 16 4 10 58 50 8 36
7 Leicester City 30 13 7 10 46 35 11 33
8 Luton Town 30 13 4 13 68 50 18 30
9 Gainsborough Trinity 30 12 6 12 50 54 -4 30
10 Walsall 30 12 5 13 58 58 0 29
11 Blackpool 30 10 5 15 49 61 -12 25
12 Grimsby Town 30 10 4 16 52 62 -10 24
13 Burton United 30 8 5 17 38 69 -31 21
14 Lincoln City 30 6 5 19 43 82 -39 17
15 Darwen 30 6 2 22 31 76 -45 14
16 Loughborough 30 6 2 22 24 87 -63 14
Matches 32
Date Competition Opposition Venue Result
01/09/1897 English Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity Home 3-0
04/09/1897 English Division Two (old) Darwen Away 4-2
11/09/1897 English Division Two (old) Loughborough Home 3-0
18/09/1897 English Division Two (old) Blackpool Away 2-0
25/09/1897 English Division Two (old) Arsenal Home 4-1
02/10/1897 English Division Two (old) Loughborough Away 3-0
09/10/1897 English Division Two (old) Grimsby Town Home 3-0
16/10/1897 English Division Two (old) Manchester United Away 1-1
23/10/1897 English Division Two (old) Darwen Home 5-0
30/10/1897 English Division Two (old) Burnley Away 1-3
20/11/1897 English Division Two (old) Burnley Home 1-1
11/12/1897 English Division Two (old) Leicester City Home 2-1
18/12/1897 English Division Two (old) Grimsby Town Away 4-3
25/12/1897 English Division Two (old) Manchester United Home 0-1
27/12/1897 English Division Two (old) Birmingham City Away 1-0
01/01/1898 English Division Two (old) Luton Town Away 0-3
03/01/1898 English Division Two (old) Walsall Home 3-2
08/01/1898 English Division Two (old) Newcastle United Home 1-1
15/01/1898 English Division Two (old) Walsall Away 2-2
24/01/1898 English Division Two (old) Lincoln City Home 3-1
29/01/1898 FA Cup Wigan County Home 1-0
05/02/1898 English Division Two (old) Arsenal Away 2-2
12/02/1898 FA Cup Bolton Wanderers Away 0-1
26/02/1898 English Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity Away 0-1
16/03/1898 English Division Two (old) Newcastle United Away 0-2
19/03/1898 English Division Two (old) Lincoln City Away 1-2
26/03/1898 English Division Two (old) Luton Town Home 2-1
30/03/1898 English Division Two (old) Blackpool Home 3-3
02/04/1898 English Division Two (old) Leicester City Away 0-0
09/04/1898 English Division Two (old) Burton United Away 0-0
11/04/1898 English Division Two (old) Birmingham City Home 3-3
16/04/1898 English Division Two (old) Burton United Home 9-0
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