League matches

Liverpool v Aston Villa (League match: December 25, 1896)


December 25, 1896
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:00.
Liverpool – Aston Villa 3-3 (2-2).
Attendance: 15,000.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Harry Storer, Archie Goldie, Tom Wilkie, John McCartney (C), Robert Neill, Thomas Cleghorn, Malcolm McVean, William Michael, George Allan, Frank Becton, Harry Bradshaw.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Jimmy Whitehouse, Howard Spencer, Jimmy Crabtree, Jack Reynolds, Jimmy Cowan, Bob Chatt, Charles Athersmith, Jack Devey, John Campbell, Fred Wheldon, Steve Smith.
The goals; 1-0 McVean (5 min.), 2-0 Allan (30 min.), 2-1 Cowan (33 min.), 2-2 Devey (40 min.), 3-2 Becton (penalty, 60 min.), 3-3 Athersmith (83 min.).

Match reports:
* Liverpool Mercury: “A classical encounter at Anfield.”;

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Harry Storer, Liverpool (Lloyd’s Weekly News: December 1, 1895):

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

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

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Charles Athersmith, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: November 6, 1892):

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Jack Devey, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: March 24, 1895):

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