Fulham v Liverpool 3-0 (FA Cup: February 3, 1912)


February 3, 1912
Key note: “Fulham made glorious football history in West London on Saturday and romped into the third round of the English Cup ties by a splendid 3-0 win at Liverpool. From the first kick to the last they were the more dashing and in every respect the cleverer side. Liverpool are an in-and-out team. One week they will play brilliantly, the next they will make their supporters turn away and wipe tears of anguish from their eyes. And it may have been that it was one of their bad turns on Saturday. But that is all in the day’s work, and Fulham must be judged by what actually happened. It is no exaggeration to say that Liverpool were outclassed. Fulham were considerably the better team in the first half, but in the second there was no comparison between the two, and the contemptuous ease with which the home halves and backs robbed the Liverpool forwards, and placed to their own men, became almost laughable. The shooting of the Liverpool forwards was simply pitiful in its absolute futility. Longworth and Pursell, the visiting backs, were the only men on the side who looked like real players. They struggled gallantly, but it was impossible for only two men to stem the tearing, rushing human stream which represented the Fulham forward line.” (Daily Express: February 5, 1912)

Match: FA Cup, Second Round, at Craven Cottage, kick-off: 15:00.
Fulham – Liverpool 3-0 (1-0).
Attendance: 36,000; gate receipt: £880.
Referee: Mr. R. Pook (Portsmouth); linesmen: Messrs. H. Thomson (Surrey) and F.C. Winton (Worthing).
Fulham (2-3-5): Arthur Reynolds; Ted Charlton, Jimmy Sharp; Alf Marshall, Fred Mavin, Wattie White; Joe Smith, Tim Coleman, Herbert Pearce, Arthur Brown, Billy Walker.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Hardy; Ephraim Longworth, Robert Pursell; Robert Robinson, Jim Harrop, Harry Lowe; John Macdonald, John Bovill, Jack Parkinson, William Stuart, Harold Uren.
The goals: 1-0 Coleman (15 min.), 2-0 Pearce (50 min.), 3-0 Coleman (66 min.).

Image from The Athletic News: February 5, 1912 (Tim Coleman scores against Liverpool).
1912 Fulham v Liverpool

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