Aston Villa v Liverpool 4-0 (League match: March 30, 1907)


March 30, 1907
Key notes: “The cheer Mr. Mason received on entering the field at Villa Park had a tinge of irony about it, for the leading official was seventeen minutes late. But even at that hour he was on the scene before one of the Liverpool men – Chorlton, the left back – who had missed his train, so the visitors had to start with ten men, Saul playing back alone. However, the team were only short-handed for five minutes, Chorlton then appearing, much to the satisfaction of his comrades, and not, I ween, to the sorrow of the Villa, who did not look forward with pleasure to an interminable series of offside decisions. The Villa had Chapple in Bache’s place, the star forward having a severe cold, but Liverpool had four expert members away, Cox, Hewitt, and Dunlop being down with injuries, while Raisbeck was not well enough to turn out. Chorlton and Gorman were the understudies in the rear division, and Parkinson and Lipsham completed the forward line.” (Athletic News: April 1, 1907)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Villa Park, kick-off: 15:30.
Aston Villa – Liverpool 4-0 (2-0).
Attendance: 26,000.
Referee: Mr. J. Mason; linesmen: Messrs.: A.G. Neale and T. Kyle.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Billy George, Freddie Miles, James Logan, Sam Greenhalgh, Chris Buckley, Rowland Codling, Charlie Millington, Jimmy Cantrell, Harry Hampton, Fred Chapple, Albert Hall.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Percy Saul, Tom Chorlton, Maurice Parry, James Gorman, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Jack Parkinson, Sam Raybould, John Cox.
The goals: 1-0 Hampton (13 min.), 2-0 Chapple (35 min.), 3-0 Hall (75 min.), 4-0 Hall (85 min.).

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