October 30, 1920
Key note: “In recent weeks Liverpool Football Club have come to the forefront of combined players by the way they have kept the ball down and moved forward by straight passes, and it has been noticeable that their understanding has been such that the half-backs have joined in and become additional forwards occasionally. It was this complete understanding between the half-backs and forwards that led to Everton being severely beaten at Goodison Park, before 55,000 spectators. It was Everton’s first home defeat, and it was a victory for Liverpool that lifted them high in football estimates, and in the league chart. The pace of the game was such that it found the weakness in some of the defenders and half-backs of the home side. There could be no mistaking the enthusiasm of the crowd for the fine, clean sport served up, and as a sample of the right type of football the local ‘Derby’ could not be beaten.” (Liverpool Daily Post: November 1, 1920)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 15:00.
Everton – Liverpool 0-3 (0-2).
Referee: Mr. I. Davies (Prescot); linesmen: Messrs. J. Stewart and J.W. Bamber.
Everton (2-3-5): Tommy Fern; Dickie Downs, Jock McDonald; Tom Fleetwood, George Brewster, Alan Grenyer; Sam Chedgzoy, Charlie Crossley, Joe Peacock, David Reid, George Harrison.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott; Ephraim Longworth (C), Donald Mackinlay; William Lacey, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow; Jack Sheldon, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Harold Wadsworth.
The goals: 0-1 Johnson (15 min.), 0-2 Chambers (44 min.), 0-3 Chambers (54 min.).
Sketch from the Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury, 01-11-1920 (thanks to Billy Smith).