September 19, 1925
Key note: “Liverpool beat Manchester United to-day through being a more definite side in front of goal. Manchester were the cleverer side, man for man, but Liverpool were the more dangerous in front of goal. The filthy day prevented a huge crowd, and Spion Kop has rarely looked so deserted. Fortunately, when the game started the conditions improved a little, and with the Manchester crowd present producing some enthusiasm for their side, there was plenty of promise of sparkle and a joyful game.” (Liverpool Echo: September 19, 1925)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Manchester United 5-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. A. Haworth; linesmen: Messrs.: A. Yates and Angus.
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.
Manchester United (2-3-5): Alf Steward, Charlie Moore, John Silcock, Clarrie Hilditch, Frank Barson, Frank Mann, Joseph Spence, Tom Smith, Arthur Lochhead, Charlie Rennox, Frank McPherson.
The goals: 1-0 Forshaw (21 min., assist: Chambers), 2-0 Chambers (51 min.), 3-0 Forshaw (63 min., assist: Chambers), 4-0 Forshaw (70 min.), 5-0 Rawlings (86 min.).
Liverpool Echo wrote of the game with the score line being 3-0:
“The ‘boys of the village’ on the Bullens Road side began their chant of ‘One, two, three, four, five’ when, after Hopkin and Rawlings had supplied the fuel, Forshaw got the fourth goal of the day and his third out of the afternoon’s proceedings.”
Frank Barson, Manchester United (Liverpool Echo: September 19, 1925).
Donald Mackinlay (Liverpool Echo: September 19, 1925).