Aston Villa v Liverpool 0-1 (League match)

Saturday, November 25 – 1922
Match: Football League, First Division, at Villa Park, kick-off: 14:30.
Aston Villa – Liverpool 0-1 (0-1).
Attendance: 40,000.
Referee: Mr. T. Tomlinson.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Cyril Spiers, Thomas Smart, Tommy Mort, Frank Moss, Tommy Ball, George Blackburn, Dicky York, Billy Kirton, George Stephenson, Billy Walker, Arthur Dorrell.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Ephraim Longworth, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, Walter Wadsworth, Tom Bromilow, Harold Wadsworth, Dick Forshaw, Dick Johnson, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
The goal: 1-0 Chambers (43 min.).

The meeting of Aston Villa and Liverpool, the League champions, attracted 40,000 spectators, who saw the Villa defeated at home after a strenuous game by a goal to none. Liverpool gave a clever exhibition of ball control, being quicker on the ball than any side at Birmingham so far this season.

The Villa, however, settled down to a hard and fast game, and often threatened danger. The only goal of the game was scored by Chambers following a corner kick.

Soon after the re-start York was fouled, and Walker, who took the penalty kick, shot wide. Play deteriorated, and a heavy fog came over the ground.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 27-11-1922)

Match winner – Harry Chambers, Liverpool F.C.


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