March 9, 1901
At Anfield, before 10,000 spectators. Liverpool were without John Cox, who was playing in the international. William Beats kicked off for the visitors, and Tom Baddeley handled the first shot from Sam Raybould, but the Wolves cleared from the foul, and Beats was nicely placed to score from a pass when George Harper was given offside. He came again, and Bill Perkins had his first handful. The Wolves narrowly escaped being penalised, and fast play ensued in their quarters, but Raybould being too slow for George Barker. John Davies, of Liverpool, playing his first League match, put in some capital wing runs, which gained the home team a lot of ground. A mis-kick by Billy Dunlop let in the visitors, and exciting scenes followed. William Goldie finally getting the ball out of the mob, and Perkins fisting a shot away from George Bowen. Ted Pheasant, the Wolves centre-half was injured, and had to leave the field.
Half-time: Liverpool 0, Wolves, 0.
In the second half the Wolves attacked with vigour, but they were repelled, and Liverpool took up the running. Raybould shot over the bar, and then from a centre by Charles Satterthwaite – Raybould scored for Liverpool. The Wolves endeavoured to equalise, but without result, and nothing further happened, although the home goal had narrow escapes.
Result: Liverpool 1, Wolves, 0.
(Source: Lancashire Evening Post: March 9, 1901)