Liverpool v Sheffield United 2-1 (League match: December 19, 1908)


December 19, 1908
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:15.
Liverpool – Sheffield United 2-1 (1-1).
Attendance: 10,000 (5,000 at the start of the game).
Referee: Mr. J.G.A. Sharpe.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Tom Chorlton, Billy Dunlop, Robert Robinson, Jim Harrop, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, Bertram Goode, Sam Bowyer, Ronald Orr, John Cox.
Sheffield United (2-3-5): Joe Lievesley, Bob Benson, Joe Brooks, Billy Parker, Bernard Wilkinson, Albert Sturgess, Johnny Lang, Peter Kyle, Jack Peart, Wally Hardinge, Robert Evans.
The goals: 1-0 Orr (18 min., assist: Bowyer), 1-1 Evans (35 min.), 2-1 Orr (75 min., assist: Goddard).

The Liverpool goals:
* After 18 minutes’ play, Liverpool were rewarded with a really splendid goal, the chief credit for which went to Bowyer, who executed a beautiful long dribble, with Brooks pressing hard on his heels. Bowyer veered to the right, and withstanding a charge from Brooks, centred perfectly for ORR to shake the rigging with a fast rising shot. It was a well-earned goal, for which Bowyer deserved an extra pat on the back.
* Fifteen minutes before the end Robinson served up to Goddard in the old time style. Goddard ran on, and the centred brilliantly, for ORR to apply his head and turn the ball beautifully beyond Leivesley. This goal was very similarly obtained to that of Evans’s in the first half.
(Source: Athletic News: December 19, 1908)

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