October 31, 1925
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Sunderland 2-2 (2-0).
Referee: Mr. A. Scholey.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay, John McNabb, Bill Cockburn, Tom Bromilow, Cyril Oxley, Fred Baron, Dick Forshaw, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
Sunderland (2-3-5): John Stoneham, Warney Cresswell, Ernie England, Isaac McGorian, George Henderson, Jack Coxford, Jack Prior, Bobby Marshall, Dave Halliday, Arthur Hawes, Billy Ellis.
The goals: 1-0 Chambers (17 min.), 2-0 Forshaw (43 min.), 2-1 Halliday (50 min.), 2-2 Own goal (McNabb, 52 min.).
The Liverpool goals:
* It did not occasion when, after sixteen minutes had gone by, CHAMBERS, close in, defeated Stoneham after a second attempt, and again when FORSHAW, two minutes from the interval, scored a second goal as the outcome of incisive play by Hopkin.
At Anfield, after leading Sunderland two goals to nothing at half-time, Liverpool had in the end to be content with a division of the points, Sunderland scoring twice in the second half. Seventeen minutes from the start Chambers scored, and but for indifferent shooting Liverpool might have gone further ahead. In the last minute of the opening half Forshaw scored for Liverpool. Halliday reduced the lead early in the second half, and then McNabb had the misfortune to put the ball through his own goal, and Sunderland equalised.
(Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 02-11-1925)
The Football League debut of George Henderson, Sunderland F.C.