Saturday, November 18 – 1922
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Aston Villa 3-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. T. Tomlinson.
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.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Cyril Spiers, Thomas Smart, Tommy Mort, Frank Moss, Tommy Ball, George Blackburn, Dicky York, Billy Kirton, Ian Dickson, Billy Walker, Arthur Dorrell.
The goals: 1-0 Mackinlay (58 min.), 2-0 Chambers (81 min.), 3-0 Johnson (83 min.).
The meeting between Liverpool, the League champions, and Aston Villa, at Anfield, attracted 30,000 spectators, who saw Liverpool, after playing a goalless opening half, in the end win by 3 goals to none.
In the early stages of the play both ends were attacked in turn, and the footwork of both sides was pretty to watch. Just before the close of the first half the Villa goal had a narrow escape, two of the Liverpool inside forwards missing the ball completely.
Twelve minutes from the restart Liverpool opened the score, Mackinlay netting from a free-kick awarded for a foul on Johnson by Ball. From this point the champions pressed instantly, and Chambers with a great drive scored the second goal. Two minutes later Johnson added a third. In the last minutes of exciting closing half Spiers saved from a penalty.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 20-11-1922)
The League table as of November 18 – 1922.