Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool 2-3 (League match, February 16 – 1907)

Saturday, February 16 – 1907
Match: Football League, First Division, at Owlerton, kick-off: 15:30.
Sheffield Wednesday – Liverpool 2-3 (1-0).
Attendance: 12,000.
Referee: Mr. W. Gilcryst.
Sheffield Wednesday (2-3-5): Jack Lyall, Willie Layton, Harry Burton, Tom Brittleton, Walter Holbem, William Bartlett, Harry Davis, Harry Chapman, Andrew Wilson, Vivien Simpson, George Simpson.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Ned Doig, Percy Saul, Billy Dunlop, James Hughes, James Gorman, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, William Macpherson, Jack Parkinson, Sam Raybould, John Cox.
The goals: 1-0 Davies (penalty, 4 min.), 1-1 Macpherson (63 min., assist: Cox), 1-2 Raybould (65 min.), 1-3 Cox (81 min.), 2-3 Simpson (89 min.).

The Liverpool goals:
* Once whilst Wednesday were attacking the ball was sent out to Cox, and he put in an excellent centre, which eventually found its way to MACPHERSON, who drove the ball wide of Lyall into the, thus equalising the scores after eighteen minutes play of this half.
* Coming down again in great style Liverpool got in front with the aid of a delightful goal by RAYBOULD, who snaped up a cross pass and drove the ball wide of Lyall, who had no chance of clearing.
* Lyall was called on to deal with a fast shot from Cox. Goddard kept the ball well down, and centred, causing Lyall to run out, but COX getting to the ball first lifted it over Lyall’s head into the goal, Burton making a frantic but ineffectual effort to save it from going into the net.

Harry Davis, Sheffield Wednesday F.C.


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