September 4, 1905
The opening match at Anfield between the reserves of Liverpool and Manchester United, ended in a narrow victory for the former by a goal to nil. There was no score in the first half, which was marred by a serious accident to Hayes, the left full-back of the visitors. He collided with Carlin and broke his leg, after the game had been in progress about ten minutes. The unfortunate player was taken to the Infirmary, and the United contused the remaining stages of the match with ten men. Liverpool could only claim the victory by means of a penalty kick, which was successfully taken by James Hughes. Prominent characters in the Liverpool team were Murray at left full back, and Carlin and Garside in the front rank. For United Montgomery deserves special praise for his work in goal, while Allan, at half-back, and Schofield, forward were seen to advantage.
(Athletic News: September 4, 1905)