Sunderland v Liverpool 3-2 (League match: November 24, 1894)

November 24, 1894
Match: Football League, First Division, at Newcastle Road, kick-off: 14:30.
Newcastle United – Liverpool 3-2 (0-2).
Attendance: 5,000 (8,000 later in the match).
Referee: Mr. J. Jeffries (Mexborough).
Newcastle United (2-3-5): Ned Doig, Peter Meehan, Harry Johnston, William Dunlop, Andrew McCreadie, Hugh Wilson, James Gillespie, Jimmy Millar, John Middleton Campbell, Tommy Hyslop, Jimmy Hannah.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Matt McQueen, John Curran, Duncan McLean (C), John McCartney, Joe McQue, John McLean, Malcolm McVean, Jimmy Ross, Davie Hannah, John Drummond, Harry Bradshaw.
The goals: 0-1 McVean (40 min., assist: Drummond), 0-2 Bradshaw (45 min., assist: Curran), 1-2 J. Hannah (75 min.), 2-2 Campbell (77 min.), 3-2 Gillespie (80 min.).

The Sunderland Daily Echo’s description of the goals give another goalscorer for the second goal scored by Liverpool.
* Worthily did the Liverpudlians win the goal which was soon awarded to them. The exponents were Drummond and McVean, though on opposite wings; the former dodged Meehan, and then middle the ball with wonderful accuracy. McVean was on it in a moment, and though Doig’s hands went up, he failed to reach the shot, which, propelled from MCVEAN’s foot, did not stop until thenet bulged out with the ball inside. The success of Liverpool was hailed with as much applause as if it had been Sunderland’2.
* The final dash was being made by Ross when Wilson upset him. It cost his side dear, for the free-kick by Curran was seized and headed through by BRADSHAW.

** Note: All Liverpool sources claim Davie Hannah scored the second goal. It is though worth while considering Sunderland Daily Echo’s claim since Hannah the previous season played for Sunderland and was well known by the local journalists. It would seem strange for them to miss such an event if Hannah had scored because in the match report it is mentioned that “Hannah was received with applause from the home crowd”. I have therefore decided in my private statistics to trust the hosts and go for Bradshaw as the scorer of Liverpool’s second goal.

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

Johnny Campbell, Sunderland (Exeter and Plymouth Gazette: January 16, 1894):

Jimmy Millar, Sunderland (Lancashire Evening Post: November 26, 1898)



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