Liverpool v Tottenham 0-0 (League match)

Saturday, November 11 – 1922
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:45.
Liverpool – Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 (0-0).
Attendance: 30,000.
Referee: Mr. A. Timmins.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, Cyril Gilhespy, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
‘Spurs (2-3-5): Herbert Blake, Tommy Clay, Bob McDonald, Bert Smith, Charlie Walters, Jimmy Skinner, Sammy Brooks, Jimmy Seed, Arthur Grimsdell, Charlie Handley, Jimmy Dimmock.

There was a splendid attendance of 40,000 spectators at Anfield to see Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur play a goalless draw. Tottenham tried the experiment of playing Grimsdell, their captain, at centre forward. In the first half the teams were very evenly matched, but, although much of the midfield play reached a high standard, there was really very little effective shooting performed. After the change of ends Liverpool were always inclined to be more aggressive, but the Tottenham defence was sound and resourceful.

One of the incidents in the game came from a fine shot and dribble by Seed, but, although taken from short range, Scott successfully brought off a brilliant clearance. Throughout the game, the half backs of both teams quite dominated the play. Their tackling was keen, and they fed their forwards admirably, but near the goal the play of both teams left much to be desired.

Result: Liverpool none, Tottenham Hotspur none.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 13-11-1922)

Elisha Scott, Liverpool F.C.

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