Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers 2-0 (League match: April 2, 1921)


April 2, 1921
Key note: “There was much disjointed and haphazard play in the match at Anfield wherein Blackburn Rovers were seen to the greater disadvantage. Though they were beaten by two clear goals there was far more than this margin of points difference in the quality of the play of the contending teams. The Rovers could never overcome the skill and relentless persistency of the opposing half-backs. Their forwards rarely eluded the attentions of this trio, and fortunately for Sewell and his co-defenders the Liverpool attackers displayed a reckless and irresponsible attitude near goal. Masterful and resourceful were the Liverpool half-backs, and each player, strong in his own characteristic fashion, blended his powers towards the constitution of a most formidable line. Wadsworth was a vigil destructive agent primarily, but in this game he also provided his forwards with repeated chances of forging ahead. Bromilow was more dainty in his methods but eminently efficient, and Bamber simply loaded the men in front of him with the choicest of delicacies.” (Athletic News: April 4, 1921)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:30.
Liverpool – Blackburn Rovers 2-0 (1-0).
Attendance: 35,000.
Referee: Mr. T.B. Prescott.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Frank Mitchell, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay, John Bamber, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, Jack Sheldon, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Harold Wadsworth.
Blackburn Rovers (2-3-5): Ronnie Sewell, David Rollo, Tom Wylie, Levy Thorpe, Frank Reilly, William Watson, Bert Ralphs, Peter Holland, Percy Dawson, Ernest Hawksworth, Joe Hodkinson.
The goals: 1-0 Chambers (30 min., assist: Bromilow), 2-0 H. Wadsworth (85 min., assist: Forshaw).

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