|Lge Pos||D1 - 13th|
|Top Scorer||Peddie |
United's first season in the top flight was all about survival. It took them eleven matches to record their first win and the signs were ominous. But they were not getting thrashed and with Jock Peddie continuing his rich vein of scoring they gradually clambered to safety
In celebration of their top flight status new dressing rooms were built, the pitch received some attention and a small stand was erected.
The first competitive match took place between the Tyne Wear rivals with United recording a sensational victory on Wearside; their first away win of the season.
Attendances were up by 50% with the visit of Champions elect Villa pulling the first 25,000 crowd..