November 28, 1908
Key note: “There were still more interesting changes, however, so far as Liverpool were concerned. Thus “goal-getter” Ronald Orr returned to duty after four weeks’ absence. Not only so, but the veteran Dunlop re-appeared in the League team for the first time since September, 1907, Percy Saul being unable to play; and in the third place Goode, who shaped so well last Monday, made his now with the League team at home. Hewitt was at centre, Jack Parkinson and Robert Robinson dropping out. The clouds were lowering, but the rain held aloof. There were only some 10,000 spectators at the opening, but it is usually thus with early kick-offs here. At the last minute John Cox (indisposed) stood down for Bowyer, and Dunlop captain the home team.” (Cricket and Football Field: November 28, 1908)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Manchester City 1-3 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. J.T. Howcroft (Bolton).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Tom Chorlton, Billy Dunlop (C), Maurice Parry, Jim Harrop, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Bertram Goode, Joe Hewitt, Ronald Orr, Sam Bowyer.
Manchester City (2-3-5): Herbert Broomfield, Bertram Jackson, Herbert Burgess, James Buchan, Tom Holford, Jimmy Blair, George Dorsett, Irvine Thornley, John Wood, Billy Jones, Jimmy Conlin.
The goals: 0-1 Conlin (57 min.), 1-1 Bowyer (70 min., assist: Bradley), 1-2 Jones (85 min.), 1-3 Dorsett (88 min.).
* Sam Hardy was injured after 20 minutes and had to retire from the match. Billy Dunlop took over as goalkeeper.