September 29, 1900
Key note: “The defeat of Liverpool by Sunderland cannot be said to have caused an unusual amount of surprise, for the Wearsiders have invariably demonstrated their superiority in their engagements with the Anfield eleven. Even allowing for the excellent form shown by Liverpool this season there were many who anticipated the visit of Sunderland with some considerable degree of trepidation, caused probably by the knowledge of the repeated triumphs gained by the northerners in previous years. It is just possible also that the latter, imbued with the confidence begotten by success take the field with a feeling of security, which enables them to exhibit their very best form when antagonising the Liverpoolitans. Whatever the cause may be, there can be no doubt about the result thereof, and Sunderland have yet to play feeble game at Anfield. Their most recent visit found them in an especially lively humour, the whole team being as active as crickets, and their robust, determined movements fairly upset the more sedate methods of the home team, the consequence being that the latter were simply outplayed, and deservedly beaten by 2 goals to 1.” (Liverpool Mercury: October 1, 1900)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Sunderland 1-2 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. J.B. Brodie; linesmen: Messrs. R. Watson and A.F. Sutcliffe.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins, Tom J. Robertson, Billy Dunlop, Charlie Wilson, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, Tom Robertson, John Walker, Sam Raybould, Charles Satterthwaite, John Cox.
Sunderland (2-3-5): Ned Doig, Andy McCombie, Jimmy Watson, Matthew Ferguson, Sandy McAllister, Billy Farquhar, Billy Hogg, Alf Common, Jimmy Millar, George Livingstone, Colin McLatchie.
The goals: 0-1 Millar (30 min.), 1-1 Wilson (55 min.), 1-2 Hogg (89 min.).
Jimmy Millar, Sunderland F.C. (Lancashire Evening Post: November 26, 1898)