January 2, 1897
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Sheffield United 0-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. J. West.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Willie Donnelly, Archie Goldie, Tom Wilkie, John McCartney, Robert Neill, Thomas Cleghorn, Fred Geary, Jimmy Ross, George Allan, Frank Becton, Davie Hannah.
Sheffield United (2-3-5): Billy Foulke, Harry Thickett, Bob Cain, Mick Whitham, Ernest Needham, Harry Howard, Walter Bennett, James Draper, George Walls, Fred Priest, William Ross.
Did you know that because of his brilliant goalkeeping United goalie Foulke was given a small token of esteem after the match, in the shape of a packet of toffee, from the old lady who managed sweet department of the Liverpool club’s affair?