Sheffield United v Liverpool 2-1 (League match: November 21, 1914)


November 21, 1914
Key note: “Having rearranged their team into a workmanlike combination – on paper – the Liverpool Club were somewhat sanguine of picking up at least one point at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United had been going so groggily at home that even their warmest supporters were becoming dispirited, and they were therefore doubly gratified in seeing the Cutlers put up such a capital fight. The game could scarcely be called a good one, yet it was full of interest and incident, the second half being especially exciting when the home forwards time after time swarmed round their opponents’ goal, Play in the first period may be regarded as pretty even. Both sides were at fault in their shooting, and it was the perseverance of the Sheffielders which earned for them the lead of the goal ‘at the turn.’ In the second ‘forty-five’ there was practically only one side in it. The Anfield forwards did occasionally get away – Sheldon and Pagnam – particularly – but they were never permitted to really trouble Gough. The United, on the other hand, often made the Liverpool defence look very shaky, and a little more accuracy in front of goal would undoubtedly have given them a much more substantial winning margin before the contest was over.” (Liverpool Daily Post: November 23, 1914)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Bramall Lane, kick-off: 14:30.
Sheffield United – Liverpool 2-1 (2-1).
Attendance: 6,000.
Referee: Mr. J.H. Farmer.
Sheffield United (2-3-5): Harold Gough, Bill Cook, Jack English, Albert Sturgess, Bill Brelsford, George Utley, Jim Simmons, Jimmy Revill, Joe Kitchen, Stan Fazackerley, Robert Evans.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Robert Crawford, Thomas Fairfoull, Phil Bratley, Bob Ferguson, Jack Sheldon, William Lacey, Fred Pagnam, Tom Miller, Jimmy Nicholl.
The goals: 1-0 Simmons (20 min.), 1-1 Pagnam (30 min.), 2-1 Simmons (40 min.).

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