November 28, 1914
Key note: “One of the most remarkable games witnessed at Anfield for some considerable time was provided by the meeting of Liverpool and Aston Villa, and resulted in the equally remarkable score of 6 goals to 3 in favour of the Villa. It was not the Villa’s good play but Liverpool’s bad play that was responsible for the heavy defeat sustained by the Anfielders. At the same time, the Villa were unquestionably the better side. Generally speaking, everything the Midlanders attempted went right, while everything the Anfielders did was wrong.” (Liverpool Daily Post: November 30, 1914)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Aston Villa 3-6 (1-5).
Attendance: 17,704 (1,262 soldiers, 17 wounded English soldiers, and 12 wounded Belgian soldiers; 1,761 boys).
Referee: Mr. H. Swift.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Robert Crawford, Thomas Fairfoull, Phil Bratley, Donald Mackinlay, Jack Sheldon, Fred Pagnam, William Lacey, Tom Miller, Jimmy Nicholl.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Sam Hardy, Bert Lyons, William Littlewood, Andy Ducat, William Morris, Tommy Barber, Charlie Wallace, Clem Stephenson, Harry Hampton, Joe Bache, Harold Edgley.
The goals: 0-1 Stephenson (2 min.), 0-2 Hampton (6 min.), 0-3 Barber (17 min.), 0-4 Bache (26 min.), 1-4 Nicholl (35 min.), 1-5 Edgley (40 min.), 2-5 Miller (57 min.), 3-5 Nicholl (66 min.), 3-6 Edgley (85 min.).