5 in a row.....

 

                                                                  

                                                       FIVE victories in a row away to Man Utd & Dad played in all of them , however, we can't say at Old Trafford

                                                                                                      as United had to play the home game in 48 -49 at Maine Road !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       yes, the date in this caption is incorrect

 

 

21st  April 1949,  League Division One

 

MANCHESTER UNITED   1               SUNDERLAND   2

                   (Mitten Pen.26.)                         Broadis 22.Robinson 42.)

 

Referee Mr C.H. Warburton of Scunthorpe                                 Attendance 30,640

 

Manchester United :- Crompton, Ball, Aston, Laurie, Chilton, Cockburn, Delaney, Carey, Rowley, Pearson, Mitten.

 

Sunderland :- Robinson  (R), Stelling, Hudgell, Watson, Hall, Wright(A),Wright(T), Robinson (J), Broadis, Shackleton, Reynolds.

 

Before the game United had an outside chance of pipping Portsmouth for the first division championship. That chance however was shattered at Maine Road when they were mastered and defeated by a Sunderland team playing their best football of the season. Every man in the side enhanced his reputation and Broadis introduced as leader added menace and thrust to the attack.

Five of the best - when Sunderland won five consecutive games away to Manchester United 

 

1948-49 Manchester United 1 SAFC 2

1949-50 Manchester United 1 SAFC 3 

1950-51 Manchester United 3 SAFC 5 

1951-52 Manchester United 0 SAFC 1 

1952-53 Manchester United 0 SAFC 1

 

The " 5 in a row" was highlighted by Mark Metcalf in an article written in March 2013. Snippets from all 5 games follow.

48 -49

49 - 50

50 - 51

51 - 52

52 - 53

Attendances

 

Interesting stat's here for the games against Man Utd over these five seasons, home & away

 

season        Roker         Away

                                     48-49         54,419        33,437

                                     49-50         63,251        51,240

                                     50-51         41,215        37,024

                                     51-52         48,078        42,707

                                     52-53         24,263        30,771