Liverpool v Chelsea 2-1 (League match: September 5, 1908)


September 5, 1908
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Chelsea 2-1 (0-0).
Attendance: 20,000.
Referee: Mr. T. Kirkham.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Alf West, Tom Rogers, Tom Chorlton, Jim Harrop, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Joe Hewitt, Ronald Orr, John Cox (C).
Chelsea (2-3-5): Jack Whitley, Jock Cameron, Tommy Miller, Ben Warren, Bobby McRoberts, Ted Birnie, Angus Douglas, Percy Humphreys, George Hilsdon, Jimmy Windridge, Norrie Fairgray.
The goals: 0-1 Hildson (60 min.), 1-1 Orr (75 min., assist: Goddard), 2-1 Orr (78 min., assist: Goddard).

The Liverpool goals:
* Chelsea were leading with 15 minutes to go, when, after McRoberts had got in front of a hot shot from Hewitt, the ball went out to Goddard. What the outside right intended as a shot turned out to be an admirable centre, and ORR nipped in skilfully to score a goal.
* A few minutes later ORR netted again from Goddard, Chelsea appealing for offside, although Mr. Kirkham was on the spot, and unhesitatingly dismissed the Chelsea players’ unanimous appeal.

(Source: London Daily News: September 7, 1908).

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