Monday, April 20 – 1908
Match: Football League, First Division, at Stamford Bridge, kick-off: 15:30.
Chelsea – Liverpool 0-2 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. A. Green.
Chelsea (2-3-5): Jack Whitley; John Cameron, Tommy Miller; Robert McRoberts, James Stark, Ted Birnie; Billy Brawn, Percy Humphreys, George Hilsdon, Jimmy Windridge, Norrie Fairgray.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy Alf West, Tom Rogers; Tom Chorlton, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley; Arthur Goddard, William Macpherson, Jack Parkinson, Ronald Orr, John Cox.
The goals: 0-1 Chorlton (78 min.), 0-2 Macpherson (89 min.).
The Liverpool team appeared at Chelsea without Maurice Parry and the two Hewitts (Charles Hewitt and Joe Hewitt). About thirty five thousand spectators saw an exciting game in fine weather.
Both goals underwent narrow escapes. Hardy twice saved finely for Liverpool. Hilsdon retired after twenty-five minutes, and Chelsea, with four forwards, continued fully to hold its own. Cox hit the Chelsea bar, and at the other end Windridge nearly got through. At half time there was no score.
The Chelsea men resumed without Hilsdon, and for the greater part of the second half were hard pressed. There was, however, little sting in Liverpool’s attack, and despite many corners, Whitley, the Chelsea goalkeeper, had scarcely any good shots to stop. Near the close Chorlton, for Liverpool, scored a fine goal, and Macpherson added a second.
(Manchester Courier, 21-04-1908)