Liverpool v Burnley 2-2 (League match: December 27, 1926)


December 27, 1926
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:15.
Liverpool – Burnley 2-2 (2-0).
Attendance: 46,378.
Referee: Mr. A.F. Kirby (Lostock Hall); linesmen: Messrs. J.S. Tattersal and A. Wildman.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Ephraim Longworth, John McNab, Dick Forshaw, Tom Bromilow, Dick Edmed, Gordon Hodgson, Tommy Reid, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
Burnley (2-3-5): George Sommerville, Alex Fergus, George Waterfield, John Steel, Jack Hill, Billy Dougall, Jack Bruton, Albert Freeman, George Beel, Joe Devine, Louis Page.
The goals: 1-0 Chambers (5 min., assist: Hopkin), 2-0 Chambers (44 min.), 2-1 Bruton (75 min.), 2-2 Beel (81 min.).

The Liverpool goals:
* There was a delay through Reid injuring his head in collision. Then a foul throw – which should be impossible in these enlightened days led to CHAMBERS scoring from Hopkin’s well-placed corner-kick. The holiday crowd, which was perched upon the stanchions on Spion Kop, roared their appreciation of a neat movement that had put sparkle into a game that had so far gone Burnley’s way.
* Half-time was practically on us when Hodgson bored his way through, and giving Hill a bump that led to the Burnley captain claiming for a free kick. Hodgson, entirely on his own, tried a hard, low shot that Somerville pushed away to let in CHAMBERS with an empty goal. Thus Chambers scored his side’s second point of the day.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: December 27, 1926)

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