Liverpool v Burnley


November 5, 1894
In this match at Anfield the constitution of  both teams underwent some alteration, but on the whole the sides were representative. About 5,000 spectators were present. At the outset there was nothing to choose, first one side attacking and then the other.

Both goalkeepers had some difficult shots to stop. When the game had been in progress 25 minutes Tom Nicol succeeded in getting the ball through for Burnley. Liverpool made desperate efforts to equalise, but failed in their endeavors, and at half-time the score stood at one goal to nil in favor of Burnley.

On a fresh start being made Burnley began in grand style, and in ten minutes Peter Turnbull added a second goal for them with a fine shot. From this point Liverpool certainly had the worst of the luck.

They kept up a warm attack, and after Jack Hillman had stopped a clever shot from Jimmy Ross the Burnley goal had some wonderfully narrow escapes, the ball striking the post time after time. However, all efforts of Liverpool came to nought, and with Archie Livingstone adding to the visitors’ score from a free-kick, Burnley ultimately won by 3 goals to nil.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: November 5, 1894)

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