Thursday, November 14 – 1918
There is a spirit of genuine happiness abroad, and this is found in a No 9 size in sports circles. I hope that football players will live for and love Peace-full methods, and get rid of that dark spot that has recently besmirched the fair name of football.
One who will not readily forget the unclean “Derby” games in our city is Ephraim Longworth, who has been off work ever since through a kick received at Goodison Park.
On Saturday, at Hyde-road, Speakman will again deputise, but Walter Wadsworth, the pivot, returns, and strangely enough, City’s four changes include the “reappearance” of their pivot, a though Southerner, Sergeant Ted Hanney. Only a point separates City and Liverpool.
Manchester City. – Goodchild; Tyler, Fletcher; Brennan, Hanney, Fairclough; Meredith, Smith, Browell, Lievesley, Lingard.
Liverpool. – William Scott; Sam Speakman, Billy Jenkinson; John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Donald Mackinlay; Harold Wadsworth, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Bennett, Harry Lewis, Tommy Green.
(Liverpool Echo, 14-11-1918)