December 24, 1904
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Bank Street, kick-off: 14:20.
Manchester United – Liverpool 3-1 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. J. Lewis; linesmen: Messrs. J.W. Horrocks and R. Watson.
Manchester United (2-3-5): Harry Moger, Robert Bonthron, Vince Hayes, Alec Downie, Charlie Roberts, Alex Bell, Alf Schofield, John Allan, Jock Peddie, Thomas Arkesden, Henry Williams.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Ned Doig, Alf West, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, George Fleming, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Sam Raybould, Jack Parkinson, John Cox.
The goals: 1-0 Williams (34 min.), 1-1 Parkinson (44 min.), 2-1 Roberts (51 min.), 3-1 Arkesden (penalty, 80 min.).
** Af West played his first game of the season.
** Liverpool played in all white woth red trimmings around neck and writs.
** Athletic News: “The advance of Manchester United.”
Sketch from the game (Athletic News: December 24, 1904).