Liverpool v Manchester City 1-2 (League match: September 21, 1912)


September 21, 1912
Key note: “For the third time in successive League matches, the Manchester City inside right, who boats the appropriate name of Wynn, secured victory for his side at Anfield. Close upon thirty thousand persons saw Liverpool lose their first match on their own ground this season, and it must be admitted that the result was a just verdict. Neither team showed much skill, but the visitors were the better of the two, though I should not care to pin my faith on either, judging from their exhibition in this game. The forward play on both sides was moderate, but the City extreme wingers were more capably supported by their inside partners than were the Anfield attackers and in the second half this superiority on the part of the visitors led to their securing the spoils of the contest. Liverpool gave a most disappointing display throughout, and in those positions where weakness has been noticeable since the season opened were the frailties intensified. Their attack was devoid of united purpose; the centre berths in the front rank and the intermediate line were not satisfactorily filled, and the onward movements were disjointed and indecisive. Goddard was a reveller in work before the interval, and it was from his foot chief danger to the City defence was forthcoming. Neither goals was captured until ten minutes before the interval, when Goddard forced a corner, and placed to Lacey whose shot cannoned off an opponent into the net. This was the state of affairs at half-time, but two minutes after the resumption Hood raced away and centred to Dorsett, who equalised. Fairly even play followed, but fifteen minutes later Holford lifted the ball goal-wards, and Wynn gaining possession, placed his side ahead.” (Athletic News: September 23, 1912)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Manchester City 1-2 (1-0).
Attendance: 25,000.
Referee: Mr. J.T. Howcroft (Bolton); linesmen: Messrs. Jack Sykes and J. Twist.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth (C), Robert Pursell, Harry Lowe, Bob Ferguson, James Scott, Arthur Goddard, Jack Tosswill, Tom Miller, Tom Gracie, William Lacey.
Manchester City (2-3-5): Jim Goodchild, Billy Henry, Eli Fletcher, Bill Bottomley, Bill Eadie (C), Tom Holford, Sid Hoad, George Wynn, Harry Taylor, Billy Jones, Joe Dorsett.
The goals: 1-0 Lacey (35 min., assist: Goddard), 1-1 Dorsett (47 min.), 1-2 Wynn (62 min.).

Match reports:
* Athletic News: “Won by Wynn”;

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Joe Dorsett, Manchester City (Athletic News: September 4, 1911).

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Tom Miller.
Tom Miller 1912

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