March 23, 1907
Key note: “Liverpool are a team of contrasts. One day they play football of the very highest class, and on another they look like poor second-raters, and arouse disgust bu their lackadaisical movements and the frequency with which they adopt questionable tactics. A perusal of their record for this season suggests that their woeful experiences in September caused them to believe that it would be useless labour of endeavour to retain the championship, with the result that in many of their matches they made an exhibition of themselves, while in others they have made an exhibition of their opponents. Aston Villa, Woolwich Arsenal, and Preston North End have suffered to the total of 15 goals to 3, and on Saturday Newcastle United, in paying a visit to Anfield Road, found their guests in their cleverest mood. It was a case of one season’s champions meeting the probable successors to the title, and a comparison went very badly against the Northerners.”
(Athletic News: March 25, 1907)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Newcastle United 4-1 (4-0).
Referee: Mr. C.C. Fallowfield (*); linesmen: Messrs.: H.M. Sutton and J.R. Broughton.
(*) Mr. F. Bye was the original referee appointed for the match.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Percy Saul, Billy Dunlop, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, William Macpherson, Joe Hewitt, Sam Raybould, John Cox.
Newcastle United (2-3-5): William Kelsey, Andy McCombie, Finlay Speedie, Alec Gardner, Colin Veitch, Peter McWilliam, Jock Rutherford, Jimmy Howie, Harry Brown, Ronald Orr, Albert Gosnell.
The goals: 1-0 Goddard (assist; Cox), 2-0 Cox (assist: Goddard), 3-0 Bradley, 4-0 Hewitt, 4-1 Brown (85 min.).