1947–48 Burnley F.C. season

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Burnley
1947–48 season
ChairmanEngland
ManagerEngland Cliff Britton
Division One3rd
FA Cup3rd Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Harry Potts (14)
All: Harry Potts (14)
Highest home attendance52,869 v Blackpool
(11 October 1947)
Lowest home attendance19,522 v Grimsby Town
(20 March 1948)
Average home league attendance27,486[1]
1948–49 →

The 1947–1948 season was Burnley's first season in the top tier of English football for 18 years. Under Cliff Britton they finished in 3rd place.

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division One FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
DF England Reg Attwell 39 1 38 1 1 0
FW England Jack Billingham 36 13 35 13 1 0
DF England George Bray 43 3 42 3 1 0
DF England Alan Brown 37 0 36 0 1 0
DF England Jack Butterfield 3 0 3 0 0 0
MF England Jackie Chew 35 4 34 4 1 0
FW England Gordon Haigh 4 1 4 1 0 0
FW England Ray Harrison 11 7 10 7 1 0
MF England Jack Hays 38 3 37 3 1 0
FW England Ron Hornby 4 1 4 1 0 0
DF England Bob Johnson 6 0 6 0 0 0
MF England Peter Kippax 6 0 6 0 0 0
FW England Jackie Knight 17 3 16 3 1 0
DF England Joe Loughran 15 0 15 0 0 0
DF England Harold Mather 39 0 38 0 1 0
FW Wales Billy Morris 23 4 23 4 0 0
FW England Harry Potts 39 14 38 14 1 0
GK England Jimmy Strong 43 0 42 0 1 0
DF England Arthur Woodruff 36 0 35 0 1 0

Matches[edit]

Football League Division One[edit]

Key
Results
Date Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
23 August 1947 Portsmouth (A) 1–0 Potts 2' 33,967
26 August 1947 Derby County (H) 0-2 43,067
30 August 1947 Bolton Wanderers (H) 2-0 Potts 18', Morris 38' 35,835
3 September 1947 Derby County (A) 1-1 George Bray 86' 32,565
6 September 1947 Liverpool (A) 1-1 Hays 67' 56,074
8 September 1947 Manchester United (H) 0-0 38,517
13 September 1947 Middlesbrough (H) 3–0 Hays 2', Potts 37', Chew 40' 34,944
20 September 1947 Charlton Athletic (A) 1-1 Billingham 80' 37,588
27 September 1947 Arsenal (H) 0-1 47,958
4 October 1947 Sheffield United (A) 1–1 Billingham 16' 40,930
11 October 1947 Blackpool (H) 1-0 Potts 79' 52,869
18 October 1947 Blackburn Rovers (A) 2–1 (o.g.) 5', Morris 55' 41,635
25 October 1947 Manchester City (H) 1-1 Hays 64' 41,454
1 November 1947 Grimsby Town (A) 2–1 Billingham 36', 65' 17,697
8 November 1947 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1-1 Potts 43' 38,356
15 November 1947 Everton (A) 3-0 Knight 40', Billingham 57', Potts 70' 49,442
22 November 1947 Sunderland (H) 4-0 Billingham 24', Potts 67', 69' (pen.), Knight 71' 21,939
29 November 1947 Aston Villa (A) 2-2 Potts 7', 34' 56,595
6 December 1947 Chelsea (H) 1–0 Potts 14' 30,865
13 December 1947 Huddersfield Town (A) 1–0 Potts 84' (pen.) 36,375
20 December 1947 Portsmouth (H) 3-2 Billingham 2', 10', 61' 30,131
25 December 1947 Preston North End (H) 1-0 Potts 90' 44,645
26 December 1947 Preston North End (A) 2–3 Billingham 35', Bray 80' 39,400
1 January 1948 Manchester United (A) 0-5 61,100
3 January 1948 Bolton Wanderers (A) 1-1 Harrison 30' 43,442
17 January 1948 Liverpool (H) 3-0 Billingham 52', 88', Knight 69' 31,470
31 January 1948 Middlesbrough (A) 2-1 Chew 38', Potts 61' 36,208
14 February 1948 Arsenal (A) 0-3 62,125
21 February 1948 Sheffield United (H) 0-0 20,667
6 March 1948 Blackburn Rovers (H) 0-0 44,240
13 March 1948 Manchester City (A) 1-4 (o.g.) 13' 32,213
20 March 1948 Grimsby Town (H) 4-1 Haigh 9', Harrison 39', 69', Hornby 87' 19,522
26 March 1948 Stoke City (H) 4–0 Harrison 15', 75', Chew 30', 60' 28,989
27 March 1948 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1–1 Morris 76' 38,360
29 March 1948 Stoke City (A) 0-3 33,014
3 April 1948 Everton (H) 0-1 23,933
7 April 1948 Blackpool (A) 1–0 Morris 30' 16,732
10 April 1948 Sunderland (A) 0-2 47,003
17 April 1948 Aston Villa (H) 1-0 Harrison 44' 25,671
20 April 1948 Charlton Athletic (H) 0-2 26,627
24 April 1948 Chelsea (A) 2-0 Billingham 65', Attwell 79' 33,390
1 May 1948 Huddersfield Town (H) 2-1 Bray 61', Harrison 64' 25,443

Final league position[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal 42 23 13 6 81 32 2.531 59 League Champions
2 Manchester United 42 19 14 9 81 48 1.688 52 FA Cup winners
3 Burnley 42 20 12 10 56 43 1.302 52
4 Derby County 42 19 12 11 77 57 1.351 50
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 9 14 83 70 1.186 47

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Result Goalscorers Attendance
3 January 1948 Round 3 Swindon Town (H) 0-2 34,229

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson (2007), p. 246