October 4, 1910
The various points of the match at Anfield on Saturday are still being discussed, but I think it is acknowledged on all hands that Everton thoroughly deserved their success.
The “Blues” second goal has produced a lot of argument, and a correspondent writes me this morning as follows: –
“I will be obliged if you will allow me a little space in your much-read column to say a word or two about Everton’s second goal against Liverpool.
“You say in your report that Peake was the scorer, and from this I am led to understand that the goal will be put down to him in your list of Everton goal-getters. I had a splendid view of the match, and I think it came about in this way.
“Turner placed a corner, and the ball came to Makepeace, who at once headed it goal-wards, and in its progress it touched a Liverpool player, and as that player never made any attempt to clear, I cannot make out how the goal could be put to the credit of anybody other than the Everton captain.
“Another point that would even more convince those who were not so near is that the captain’s fellow players would not have congratulated him in the manner they did if a Liverpool player had scored the goal. Trusting someone near the goal where this incident happened will express his views. – Yours faithfully. ONLOOKER.”
In the first place, I must inform my correspondent that I did not state that Peake scored the goal. I stated that he diverted the ball. It was impossible to see from the Press box which player touched the ball, but I am officially informed that the ball touched Peake on its journey into the net; but the point should certainly go down to the credit of Makepeace, as it was he who headed the ball in.
It may be argued that when a player shoots and the goalkeeper touches the ball before it enters the net that the keeper actually scores against himself, but generally the point goes down to the man who shoots. IN any case, the second goal on Saturday has been credited to Makeapeace.
(Evening Express: October 4, 1910)