Liverpool v Birmingham 2-1 (League match: December 4, 1926)


December 4, 1926
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Liverpool – Birmingham 2-1 (1-1).
Attendance: 27,884.
Referee: Mr. H.H. Kingscott (Long Eaton).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Ephraim Longworth, John McNab, James Jackson, Tom Bromilow, Dick Edmed, Gordon Hodgson, Dick Forshaw, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
Birmingham (2-3-5): Dan Tremelling, Joe Smith, Percy Barton, George Liddell, Bill Hunter, Dickie Dale, Wallace Harris, Johnny Crosbie, George Briggs, John Bradford, Billy Thirlaway.
The goals: 0-1 Briggs, 1-1 Forshaw (33 min., assist: Chambers), 2-1 Forshaw (48 min., assist: Hodgson).

The Liverpool goals:
* Longworth handled in the penalty area, or rather the ball handled Longworth, and away wen Chambers to make a god for Forshaw or Hodgson. Either forward would have scored, but actually FORSHAW got his head to the ball first, and great was the joy in the Anfield camp.
* within three minutes there came an uncommon and rallying round of passing the like of which one does not see in present-day football. Jackson started it. Chambers improved it. Edmed burnished it by nodding forward. Hodgson gilded it by a nice hook towards Forshaw, and FORSHAW crowned its round with an easy goal. Then a remarkable thing occurred following on the goal celebrations. Lucas, the home captain, advanced to a section of the spectators in an angry manner, apparently to complain of the way they had treated young Edmed.

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