Liverpool v Arsenal 3-0 (League match: February 5, 1927)

February 5, 1927
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Arsenal 3-0 (1-0).
Attendance: 30,618.
Referee: Mr. E.C. Sambrook (Swansea).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, Tommy Lucas, Donald Mackinlay, John McNab, David Pratt, Tom Bromilow, Dick Edmed, Tom Reid, Tom Scott, Harry Chambers, Fred Hopkin.
Arsenal (2-3-5): Dan Lewis, Tom Parker, Horace Cope, Alf Baker, Jack Butler, Bob John, Joe Hulme, Jack Lambert, Jimmy Brain, Billy Blyth, Sid Hoar.
The goals: 1-0 Chambers (4 min., assist: Mackinlay), 2-0 Reid (52 min.), 3-0 Own goal (Cope, 80 min.).

The Liverpool goals:
* In this test Mackinlay made a master stroke in the fourth minute, placing a free kick from forty yards away to the head of CHAMBERS, who glanced the ball through the goal. This was first-class football, and the credit was mainly Mackinlay’s.
* Then, seven minutes after the interval, while Lewis was gathering a corner-kick, REID sailed into him in the old-fashioned way, and ball and goalkeeper wen into the back of the net.
* And the third, ten minutes from the end, was a curiosity, too, for Lewis mishandled the slippery ball, kicked it against Cope as it fell, and saw the ball rebound through the goal.

(Source: Athletic News: February 7, 1927).


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