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1956/57 Season

1956/57 Season

1956/57 was Manchester City's 55th season of competitive football - its 40th in the top division of English football, its 40th (total) and its 6th consecutive season in the (old) English First Division. The leading goalscorer this season was Bobby Johnstone who scored 19 goals from just 34 appearances. The player who made the most appearances for the club this season was Bill Leivers who played 45 times. The club had 11 different goalscorers and used 24 different players including 4 debutants. Debutants this season were Alan Kirkman, Cliff Sear, George Thompson and Jack McClelland.

Season Stats
45
13
10
22
83
95
0
0
24
Competitions
Competition Pld W D L GF GA Pts Outcome
Charity Shield 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Runners-Up
English Division One (old) 42 13 9 20 78 88 35 18th
FA Cup 2 0 1 1 5 6 0 3rd Round
League Table
Position Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Manchester United 42 28 8 6 103 54 49 64
2 Tottenham Hotspur 42 22 12 8 104 56 48 56
3 Preston North End 42 23 10 9 84 56 28 56
4 Blackpool 42 22 9 11 93 65 28 53
5 Arsenal 42 21 8 13 85 69 16 50
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 20 8 14 94 70 24 48
7 Burnley 42 18 10 14 56 50 6 46
8 Leeds United 42 15 14 13 72 63 9 44
9 Bolton Wanderers 42 16 12 14 65 65 0 44
10 Aston Villa 42 14 15 13 65 55 10 43
11 West Bromwich Albion 42 14 14 14 59 61 -2 42
12 Chelsea 42 13 13 16 73 73 0 39
13 Birmingham City 42 15 9 18 69 69 0 39
14 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 6 20 82 88 -6 38
15 Everton 42 14 10 18 61 79 -18 38
16 Luton Town 42 14 9 19 58 76 -18 37
17 Newcastle United 42 14 8 20 67 87 -20 36
18 Manchester City 42 13 9 20 78 88 -10 35
19 Portsmouth 42 10 13 19 62 92 -30 33
20 Sunderland 42 12 8 22 67 88 -21 32
21 Cardiff City 42 10 9 23 53 88 -35 29
22 Charlton Athletic 42 9 4 29 62 120 -58 22
Matches 45
Date Competition Opposition Venue Result
05/01/1956 FA Cup Newcastle United Away 1-1
09/01/1956 FA Cup Newcastle United Home 4-5
18/08/1956 English Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 1-5
22/08/1956 English Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur Home 2-2
25/08/1956 English Division One (old) Aston Villa Home 1-1
29/08/1956 English Division One (old) Tottenham Hotspur Away 2-3
01/09/1956 English Division One (old) Luton Town Away 2-3
05/09/1956 English Division One (old) Leeds United Home 1-0
08/09/1956 English Division One (old) Sunderland Home 3-1
12/09/1956 English Division One (old) Leeds United Away 0-2
15/09/1956 English Division One (old) Charlton Athletic Away 0-1
22/09/1956 English Division One (old) Manchester United Away 0-2
29/09/1956 English Division One (old) Blackpool Home 0-3
06/10/1956 English Division One (old) Arsenal Away 3-7
13/10/1956 English Division One (old) Burnley Home 0-1
20/10/1956 English Division One (old) Newcastle United Away 3-0
24/10/1956 Charity Shield Manchester United Home 0-1
27/10/1956 English Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday Home 4-2
03/11/1956 English Division One (old) Cardiff City Away 1-1
10/11/1956 English Division One (old) Birmingham City Home 3-1
17/11/1956 English Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion Away 1-1
24/11/1956 English Division One (old) Portsmouth Home 5-1
01/12/1956 English Division One (old) Preston North End Away 1-3
08/12/1956 English Division One (old) Chelsea Home 5-4
15/12/1956 English Division One (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 2-3
25/12/1956 English Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers Home 1-3
26/12/1956 English Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers Away 0-1
29/12/1956 English Division One (old) Luton Town Home 3-2
12/01/1957 English Division One (old) Sunderland Away 1-1
19/01/1957 English Division One (old) Charlton Athletic Home 5-1
02/02/1957 English Division One (old) Manchester United Home 2-4
04/02/1957 English Division One (old) Aston Villa Away 2-2
09/02/1957 English Division One (old) Blackpool Away 1-4
23/02/1957 English Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday Away 2-2
02/03/1957 English Division One (old) Newcastle United Home 1-2
09/03/1957 English Division One (old) Chelsea Away 2-4
16/03/1957 English Division One (old) Cardiff City Home 4-1
20/03/1957 English Division One (old) Arsenal Home 2-3
30/03/1957 English Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion Home 2-1
06/04/1957 English Division One (old) Portsmouth Away 1-0
13/04/1957 English Division One (old) Preston North End Home 0-2
19/04/1957 English Division One (old) Everton Home 2-4
20/04/1957 English Division One (old) Burnley Away 3-0
22/04/1957 English Division One (old) Everton Away 1-1
27/04/1957 English Division One (old) Birmingham City Away 3-3
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