Liverpool v Derby County 3-0 (League match: April 3, 1920)


April 3, 1920
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Derby County 3-0 (1-0).
Attendance: 30,000; gate receipts: £2,000
Referee: Mr. A. Denton (Leeds).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott; Ephraim Longworth (C), Donald Mackinlay; William Lacey, Billy Matthews, Tom Bromilow; John Miller, Dick Forshaw, Tom Miller, Harry Chambers, Albert Pearson.
Derby County (2-3-5): John Kidd; Jack Atkin, Tommy Barbour; Frank Waterhouse, Harry Wightman, Tommy Lamph; George Thornewell, Jimmy Lyons, Harry Leonard, Noah Burton, Alf Quantrill.
The goals: 1-0 Forshaw (24 min.), 2-0 Forshaw (48 min.), 3-0 Forshaw (68 min.).

At Liverpool, before 30,000 people, in dull weather. Wadsworth made his initial appearance as pivot for Liverpool. The home team were early on the attack, and gained two fruitless corners. Both teams played well, considering the greasy nature of the turf. Forshaw scored for Liverpool from Bromilow’s corner kick, and thus the home club led at the interval by a goal to nothing.

Play in the second half had only been in progress four minutes when Forshaw, cleverly meeting a centre from Pearson, scored Liverpool’s second goal. The home side had all the best of the game, and Forshaw scored a third goal, thus completing the “hat trick.”

Result: Liverpool 3 goals, Derby County, none.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 05-04-1920)

League table 4 Apr 1920

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