Liverpool v Sheffield United 1-0 (Friendly, December 26, 1892)


December 26, 1892
Quick note: “The severe pegging back received at the hands of Blackpool has not been without its effect upon the Anfield Road players. Since that memorable day they have won two League matches, defeated a Second Division League team, and made a friendly draw with Southport Central. The match on Boxing Day with Sheffield United created great interest, as was shown by the much improved attendance, and – en passant – if the Liverpool committee can only cater for the public taste, by placing such closely contested games before them, they may rest assured as to ultimate success.”
(Athletic News: January 2, 1893)

Match: Friendly, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:15.
Liverpool – Sheffield United 1-0 (0-0).
Attendance: 6,000.
Referee: Mr. Churchill.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sydney Ross, Andrew Hannah (C), Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Matt McQueen, James McBride, Thomas Wyllie, Jock Smith, John Miller, Malcolm McVean, John Cameron.
Secretary: William Barclay.
Sheffield United (2-3-5):
Charles Howlett, Mick Whitham, Bob Cain, Rab Howell, Willie Hendry, George Waller, William Croxon, Alex Brady, Harry Hammond, Davies, John Drummond.
Secretary: J.B. Wolstenholme.
The goal:
1-0 Wyllie (assist: Miller).

**All newspapers have Hugh McQueen on the outside left position, but he is not mentioned in the match report at all. Instead Cameron, which no paper have listed in the line-up is mentioned. I suspect the papers have gone with the preview line-up, and forgot to change names. I have gone with John Cameron on outside left because of the match report. Why would they mention his name if he wasn’t playing?

Match reports:
* Liverpool Mercury: “Slippery nature at Anfield”;
* Liverpool Mercury: “Weekly review”;
* Athletic News: “Liverpool and District Notes”;

Related articles:
* Leeds Mercury: “Sheffield United: The Annual General Meeting of 1893”;
* Athletic News: “Heights and weights of the Sheffield United players”;

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Willie Hendry, Sheffield United (Lloyd’s Weekly News: March 10, 1895):

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