September 12, 1925
Key note: “After winning at Manchester and Leicester there was confidence that the Arsenal would account for Liverpool at Highbury, but a crowd of 35,000 spectators were disappointed. Perhaps the most interesting event was the fact that Buchan scored his first goal for the club, and thus earned £100 for Sunderland in accordance with the exceptional terms of his transfer. The game was not a very good one, and for a long period it was a dreary scramble in which the play of McNab brought about some ‘barracking.’ The home team were far the more impressive, because they introduced a maximum amount of energy into their movements, and with the half-backs providing the men in front of them with plenty of forward passes, they were generally advancing in a manner which ought to have brought greater success.” (Athletic News: September 14, 1925)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Highbury, kick-off: 15:30.
Arsenal – Liverpool 1-1 (1-1).
Referee: Mr. T.G. Bryan; linesmen: Messrs. B.E. Drake and C.F. Ferguson.
Arsenal (2-3-5): Jock Robson, Alex Mackie, Andy Kennedy, Billy Milne, Jack Butler, Billy Blyth, Sid Hoar, Charlie Buchan, Jimmy Brain, Andy Neil, Samson Haden.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, William Cockburn, Tom Bromilow, Archie Rawlings, Jimmy Walsh, Dick Forshaw, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
The goals: 0-1 Walsh (20 min.), 1-1 Buchanan (42 min.).
Action images from Highbury.