19 September 1908

20Sep08

The English season was well and truly underway by this date 100 years ago. Here are the results from Division One, with estimated attendances in brackets, for Saturday 19 September:

Aston Villa 2, Sunderland 0 (30,000); Bristol City 2, Woolwich Arsenal 1 (16,000); Bury 1, Blackburn Rovers 1 (15,000); Liverpool 4, Bradford City 0 (20,000); Manchester City 1, Manchester United 2 (40,000); Middlesbrough 2, Everton 3 (15,000); Newcastle United 1, Notts County 0 (35,000); Nottingham Forest 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2 (15,000); Preston North End 0, Leicester Fosse 1 (10,000); Sheffield United 1, Chelsea 3 (14,000)

The top three in the table were: Newcastle United (P5, W5, Pts 10); Manchester United (P4 W4, Pts 8); Liverpool (P5 W4, L1, Pts 8).

In Scotland the top three were: Rangers (P6, W5, D1, Pts 11); Clyde (P6 W4, D2, Pts 10); St Mirren (P6, W4, D1, L1, Pts 9).

Amongst other results that day: Crewe Alexandra 3, Stoke 2 (Birmingham & District League); Shrewsbury Town 4, Witton Albion 1; Worcester City 0, Walsall 2; Wrexham 6, Welshpool 1 (all FA Cup preliminary qualifying round).

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