December 26, 1896
Match: Football League, First Division, at Turf Moor, kick-off: 14:15.
Burnley – Liverpool 4-1 (3-1).
Attendance: 9,000; gate receipts: £200.
Referee: Mr. J. Lewis.
Burnley (2-3-5): Willie Tatham, Tommy Dunn, Tom McLintock, Walter Place, William Longair, Joe Taylor, David Beveridge, Thomas Chambers, Wilf Toman, Billy Bowes, Walter Place jnr.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Willie Donnelly, Archie Goldie, Tom Wilkie, John McCartney, Robert Neill, Thomas Cleghorn, Malcolm McVean, Jimmy Ross (C), George Allan, Frank Becton, Harry Bradshaw.
The goals: 1-0 Toman (20 seconds), 1-1 Becton (10 min.), 2-1 Bowes (35 min.), 3-1 Bowes (44 min.), 4-1 Chambers (85 min.).
The Liverpool goal:
* BECTON obtained the ball in the home half, and tricking the backs defeated Tatham with a beautiful shot, the custodian vainly endeavouring to intercept the progress of the ball.
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