Manchester United v Liverpool 3-2 (League match: September 26, 1908)


September 26, 1908
Match: Football League, First Division, at Bank Street, kick-off: 15:30.
Manchester United – Liverpool 3-2 (2-0).
Attendance: 25,000.
Referee: Mr. T. Robertson (Glasgow).
Manchester United (2-3-5): Harry Moger, Dick Duckworth, George Stacey, Alec Downie, Charlie Roberts, Alex Bell, Billy Meredith, Harold Halse, Jimmy Turnbull, Sandy Turnbull, George Wall.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Tom Rogers, Percy Saul, Tom Chorlton, Alex Raisbeck, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Jack Parkinson, Joe Hewitt, Ronald Orr, John Cox.
The goals: 1-0 Halse (13 min.), 2-0 Halse (40 min.), 2-1 Cox (54 min., assist: Goddard), 3-1 Turnbull (60 min.), 3-2 Raisbeck (pen.).

The Liverpool goals:
* However, a spell of aggressive work by the visitors brought them a simple sort of goal, for after Goddard had centred, COX was left with an open goal and plenty of time to steady himself, and he beat Moger.
* An attack by the visitors produced a lively scrimmage in front of the home goal in the course of which Stacey jumped to play the ball and was adjudged of foul play, a penalty kick being given. This was taken by RAISBECK who scored what was a very debateable point.

(Source: Cricket and Football Field: September 26, 1908)

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