League matches

Aston Villa v Liverpool 5-0 (League match)

Saturday, December 2 – 1911
Match: Football League, First Division, at Villa Park, kick-off: 14:30.
Aston Villa – Liverpool 5-0 (1-0).
Attendance: 14,000.
Referee: Mr. A. Adams; linesmen: Messrs. A.G. Neale and F. Curtis.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Brendel Anstey, Bert Lyons, Freddie Miles, George Tranter, George Hunter, Samson Whittaker, Charlie Wallace, Bert Goode, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Horace Henshall.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Ephraim Longworth, Robert Crawford, John McConnell, Jim Harrop, Harry Lowe, Arthur Goddard, Robert Robinson, Jack Parkinson, John Bovill, Harold Uren.
The goals: 1-0 Wallace (penalty, 35 min.), 2-0 Goode (60 min.), 3-0 Bache (72 min.), 4-0 Goode (75 min.), 5-0 Wallace (83 min.).

At Aston, before 14,000 spectators. Hunter, having settled his difference with the Villa, took Buckley’s place at centre half. Villa won the toss, but Liverpool made many determined rushes, Goddard and Robinson repeatedly outpacing the defence. Anstey kept a good goal, but Goddard shot wide when well placed. Wallace scored from a penalty after 39 minutes’ play.

Interval: – Aston Villa 1 goal, Liverpool none.

Villa quickly gained a commanding advantage, and twelve minutes from the resumption Goode scored from a centre by Wallace. Fourteen minutes later Bache made a fine individual effort, and taking the ball close in scored with an oblique shot which gave Hardy no chance. The same player scored a fourth and Wallace obtained the fifth.

Result: – Aston Villa 5 goals, Liverpool none.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 04-12-1911)

League table as of December 4- 1911.

George Tranter, Aston Villa F.C.


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