September 1, 1908
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 17:30.
Liverpool – Aston Villa 3-2 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. A.J. Barker.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Percy Saul (C), Tom Rogers, Tom Chorlton, Jim Harrop, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Joe Hewitt, Jack Parkinson, Ronald Orr.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Billy George, Bert Lyons, Freddie Miles, George Tranter, James Logan (C), Rowland Codling, Charlie Wallace, Joe Walters, Alec Logan, Joe Bache, Albert Hall.
The goals: 0-1 J. Logan (2 min.), 1-1 Hewitt (30 min.), 2-1 Chorlton (67 min., pen.), 3-1 Robinson (70 min., assist: Hewitt), 3-2 A. Logan (75 min.).
The Liverpool goals:
* The Reds were on the scent hereabouts, and after Goddard had brilliantly tested George, HEWITT came into possession ell out. His forwards were nicely in line. The crowd shouted for him to pass, and the Villa halves hung back in this expectation. But seeing this, Joseph brainly manæuvred, on and on, Ernest Needham-like, for position, and finally let fly with an excellently-judged low shot, to give the ball lodgement in the net just two minutes before the interval.
* Fifteen minutes after the resumption, Chorlton, who had rendered an admirable account of himself, worked the ball right up to the goal-line, where he was tripped by either Bache or Codling when inside the “box.” The referee signalled a penalty, and even a Lindsay could not have driven it into the net more forcefully or accurately than did CHORLTON.
* Soon afterwards ROBINSON capped smart advance work between Harrop and Hewitt with a characteristic third goal.
(Source: Cricket and Football Field: September 5, 1908).