Liverpool v Birmingham 2-0 (FA Cup match: February 21, 1920)


February 21, 1920
Key note: “A scrappy game, marked by very few thrills, saw Birmingham wiped out of the Cup competition, and they were ousted by a team which adopted superior tactics in thrusting home their attacks. Liverpool were not at their best, but they were a sufficiently superior team, particularly in attack, to satisfactorily account for Birmingham, who were sadly below their proper form.” (Birmingham Daily Gazette: February 23, 1920)

Match: FA Cup, Third Round, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Birmingham 2-0 (1-0).
Attendance: 50,000 (new record); gate receipts: £3,914 (new record).
Referee: Mr. J.W.D. Fowler.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Kenneth Campbell, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, Jack Sheldon, William Lacey, Tom Miller, Harry Lewis, Albert Pearson.
Birmingham (2-3-5): Dan Tremelling, Billy Ball, Frank Womack, Joseph Roulson, Alex McClure, Percy Barton, Laurie Burkinshaw, Richard Gibson, Harry Hampton, Jack Whitehouse, Billy Morgan.
The goals: 1-0 Sheldon (4 min.), 2-0 Miller (62 min.).

Liverpool Echo: February 28, 1920.

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