Derby County v Liverpool 3-0 (League match, April 10 – 1920)


Saturday, April 10 – 1920
Match: Football League, First Division, at Baseball Ground, kick off: 15:15
Derby County – Liverpool 3-0 (0-0)
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Mr. A. Denton (Leeds).
Derby County (2-3-5): George Lawrence, Jack Atkin, Bert Chandler, Frank Waterhouse, Harry Wightman, Tommy Lamph, George Thornewell, Jimmy Lyons, Harry Leonard, Noah Burton, Jim Moore.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Billy Jenkinson, John Bamber, Walter Wandsworth (C), Tom Bromilow, John Miller, William Lacey, Harry Chambers, Dick Forshaw, Albert Pearson.
The goals: 1-0 Leonard (penalty, 76 min.), 2-0 Burton (77 min.), 3-0 Burton (78 min.).

At Derby, before 12,000 spectators. Liverpool had three players and Derby County one engaged in the international match at Sheffield. The visitors pressed almost continuously during the first half, showing more opportunism than the Derby forwards, but at the interval no goals had been scored.

Derby played desperately in the second half without reward until a quarter of an hour from the close when three goals came in as many minutes. Leonard opened from a penalty, and Burton first ran the ball in, and then converted a centre by Thornwell.

Result: Derby County 3 goals, Liverpool none.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 12-04-1920)

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