Liverpool v Nottingham Forest


April 27, 1901
Twenty thousand witnessed this match at Liverpool, and thousands more were unable to get in. Nottingham Forest pressed and got the first corner. Alex Raisbeck headed over at the other end, and Liverpool soon gained a corner, John McPherson clearing a grand attempt by Tom Robertson, but a miskick by Billy Dunlop let the visitors in, and Arthur Capes shot, Bill Perkins giving a corner. Robertson ran the full length of the ground, though he failed at the finish. Two hot shots by John Cox were finely cleared by Harry Linacre. A corner to Liverpool kept up the excitement, and the home forwards swarmed round the Notts goal, corner following corner, and Cox and Robertson had corners in quick succession from opposite wings, play being tremendously fast and exciting, and Linacre saving miraculously. Robertson gave Linacre a handful, and Cox caught the ball on the return and scored.

Half-time: Liverpool 1, Notts 0.

On resuming it was seen that the Forest were short of McPherson injured. Play opened quietly, both sides attacking in turn. William Goldie scored Liverpool’s second goal in six minutes. Notts were penned in their own half, Sam Raybould putting through when offside. Liverpool played well in the Forest goal, but the Liverpool shooting generally was bad.

Result: Liverpool 2, Forest 0.
(Source: Lancashire Evening Post: April 27, 1901)

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