August 30, 1926
The devotion of Liverpool to Association football was well exemplified by an attendance of 45,000 spectators at Anfield Road, where Manchester United were the visitors. An outstanding feature was the fine work of their new right wing pair – Gordon Hodgson, the South African, and Dick Edmed, ex-Gillingham – from which Dick Forshaw was able to perform the hat-trick.
The flag flew at half-mast, in sympathy for Mr. Matt McQueen, the club manager, whose wife died early in the day.
(Athletic News: August 30, 1926)