November 25, 1916
Key note: “The Anfielders have justly won pride of place by sheer merit and without any adventitious aid. This is proved by their display on Saturday, when in a game which may well become historic they “made good” at Manchester after being one down to a powerful organisation that has yet to taste the bitterness of defeat on its own ground. Altogether it was a great occasion, and had the weather only proved a little more kind nothing would have been wanting. As it was the atmospheric conditions at Hyde Road were miserable to a degree, and the greater part of the second half was fought in semi-darkness. The light was so bad when Liverpool scored their equalising goal that even many of the players were unable to say who had actually netted the ball, and it was only when the contest was over that all doubt was set at rest by the announcement that the valuable point came from that modest little player Metcalf. From first to last the struggle for supremacy was brimful of thrills and episodes that caused a crowd of 15,000 spectators undiminished excitement. The ground was heavy, and in places treacherous, but this did not deter the players from getting an astonishingly rapid pace.” (Liverpool Echo: November 27, 1916)
Match: Lancashire Section, at Hyde Road.
Manchester City – Liverpool 1-1 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. T. Nelson.
Manchester City (2-3-5): Jim Goodchild, Herbert Tyler, Eli Fletcher, Bill Bottomley, Davies, James Brennan, Billy Meredith, Wynne, Fanny Walden, Horace Barnes, Joe Cartwright.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Tommy Lucas, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay, Joe Donnachie, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, Tommy Cunliffe.
The goals: 1-0 Barnes (39 min.), 1-1 Metcalf.