February 23, 1901
Key note: “Sunderland were distinctly unfortunate in not at least dividing the points. They had more of the game than their opponents, and ad they been more accurate in their shooting the result would have been vastly different. Both sides played capital football, and a more interesting game has not been seen at the ground for a long while. It was full of rapid changes, and there was very little roughness. The visiting right wing were the most prominent on the Liverpool front line, Robertson being a particularly fine players. Raisbeck was the fluest half on the field by a long way, and the defence was of the best. They are a good all round team are Liverpool, and have so far only lost a point more than Sunderland.” (Sunderland Daily Echo: February 25, 1901)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Roker Park, kick-off: 15:15.
Sunderland – Liverpool 0-1 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. John Henry Strawson; linesmen: Messrs.: W. Allen and D. Mullen.
Sunderland (2-3-5): Ned Doig, Andy McCombie, Jimmy Watson, Matthew Ferguson, Sandy McAllister, Dicky Jackson, Billy Hogg, Billy Farquhar, Jimmy Gemmell, George Livingston, Colin McLatchie.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Bill Perkins, John Glover, Billy Dunlop, Charlie Wilson, Alex Raisbeck, William Goldie, Tom Robertson, John Walker, Sam Raybould, Charles Satterhwaite, John Cox.
The goal: 0-1 Cox (62 min.).