Burnley v Liverpool 3-3 (League match: September 3, 1894)


September 3, 1894
Key note: “Liverpool followed up their fine performance with the Rovers by an even better exhibition against Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday evening. The previous contests between the clubs have been evenly contested, and, therefore, the young aspirants for League honours met the almost unassailable Turf Moorites with but little concern. The game was splendidly fought out and gave unlimited pleasure to the spectators who witnessed it. The play was of the ding-dong order, rather than of the methodical style. Neither side gave any quarter, and, consequently, there was never a slack moment throughout. Burnley for once were tackled with their own peculiar style of game, but not possessing the determination and rare dash of their opponents were lucky to escape defeat. A vast improvement was noticeable in the Liverpool team. They combined infinitely better, shot accurately and with force, whilst the wing forwards repeatedly raced away from the Burnley backs, and the whole team stayed right up to the finish. The last quarter of an hour’s play was mostly in Liverpool’s favour, and the home club must thank the referee for rescuing them from what would have been an ignominious position. Yet, as the result stands, it certainly is highly creditable to a team composed as it was of players all of whom, excepting William McCann, are included in the category of being last season’s performers.” (Liverpool Mercury: September 10, 1894)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Turf Moor, kick-off: 17:00.
Burnley – Liverpool 3-3 (1-1).
Attendance: 9,000; gate receipt: £182.
Referee: Mr. John Lewis.
Burnley (2-3-5): Jack Hillman, Tom Nicol, Tom McLintock, Stuart Munn, Jimmy Crabtree, Archie Livingstone, Tom Morrison, Walter Place jnr, William Egan, Billy Bowes, Jimmy Hill.
Liverpool (2-3-5): William McCann, Andrew Hannah, Duncan McLean, John McCartney, Joe McQue, Matt McQueen, Patrick Gordon, Malcolm McVean, John Givens, Harry Bradshaw, Hugh McQueen.
The goals: 0-1 Gordon (15 min., assist: M. McQueen), 1-1 Crabtree (40 min.), 2-1 Hill (46 min.), 2-2 Bradshaw (48 min., assist: McCartney), 3-2 Egan (50 min.), 3-3 Bradshaw *.

* Different accounts to Liverpool’s third goal. Local media is split between Bradshaw and H. McQueen, while Burnley Express credits McQue with the equaliser.
** Liverpool had three disallowed goals in the second half, two from in-direct free kicks that went straight into goal without touching another player, and one for charging Hillman, the Burnley goalkeeper into the net.
*** Burnley played in new pink and white jerseys.

Jack Hillman, Burnley F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: December 3, 1898).

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Jimmy Crabtree, Burnley (Lloyd’s Weekly News: February 3, 1895):

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Tom McLintock, Burnley F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: November 16, 1901).

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Archie Livingstone, Burnley F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: December 17, 1898).

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Harry Bradshaw, Liverpool (Illustrated Police Budget: November 11, 1899):

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