September 14, 1908
Match: Football League, First Division, at Bramall Lane, kick-off: 15:30.
Sheffield United – Liverpool 0-2 (0-2).
Referee: Mr. J.G.A. Sharp.
Sheffield United (2-3-5): Joe Lievesley, Bob Benson, Joe Brooks, Albert Sturgess, Joe McGhie, Ernest Needham, Johnny Lang, George Featherstone, Jack Peart, Wally Hardinge, George Brown.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Percy Saul, Alf West, Maurice Parry, Alex Raisbeck, Tom Chorlton, Arthur Goddard, Jack Parkinson, Joe Hewitt, Ronald Orr, John Cox.
The goals: 0-1 Orr (23 min), 0-2 Orr (30 min).
The Liverpool goals:
* After 23 minutes Liverpool bore down upon United’s goal by means of their left wing. When tackled by Sturgess Cox fell and the half-back with him, but recovering, the outside left sent across a centre which passed over to the right. Then Goddard placed the ball back, and Brookes, missing his kick, an open goal was presented to either Parkinson or Orr. The first-named failed to take it, but ORR made no mistake and Liverpool took the lead.
* Owing to Sturgess’s slowness in realising his position, Cox went through on the left, and got in a centre. By the same movement he was injured, and lay prone just inside the field of play. He seemed to be in an offside position, and United appealed as Leivesley saved from Goddard. The ball went out to ORR, who centred into the net. The referee, however, adjudged the point as legitimate, and so it was.
(Source: Sheffield Evening Telegraph: September 14, 1908)