September 15, 1906
Key note: “Sunderland are not strangers to victory at Anfield; in fact, no other team, with perhaps the exception of Everton, has so often proved successful on this ground as the Wearsiders. The Northerners have made eleven appearances in quest of League spoil, and have gained full points on six of these occasions. Although in the majority of their previous visits Sunderland have seemed to specially exert themselves against the team now controlled by their former secretary – Tom Watson – they were not seen to such advantage in their recent appearance, and, to a certain extent, were fortunate in winning.” (Athletic News: September 17, 1906)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Sunderland 1-2 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. J. Adams; linesmen: Messrs. J.H. Holmes and H.M. Sutton.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Alf West, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Joe Hewitt, Sam Raybould, John Cox.
Sunderland (2-3-5): Bob Ward, Ernie Rhodes, Jimmy Watson, Thomas Tait, Joe McGhie, English McConnell, Billy Hogg, Jimmy Gemmell, John Shaw, Matthew Hall, George Bridgett.
The goals: 1-0 Hewitt (9 min.), 1-1 Hall, 1-2 Bridgett.
Athletic News: September 17, 1906.
Liverpool Echo: September 17, 1906.
The Liverpool Football Club received its first defeat of the season on Saturday. The above sketches comprises our football artist’s impressions of incidents.