October 6, 1928
Key note: “Liverpool may consider they were very unlucky to drop a point in the last five minutes of their match against West Ham at Upton Park, but there are always two ways of looking at misfortune and after a little reflection they will realise that on the all important point of goal scoring they were favoured quite as much as their rival. The visitors shaped better than the West Ham men and produced what little football there was, but the early mishap to Earl, who came off the worse in a collision with Hodgson after eight minutes, must be considered. He returned to his position following treatment on the line and made some curious moves which suggested that all was not well with him. Suddenly he made a brilliant tackle and clearance after which he left the field and was led like a drunken man to the dressing-room. He had played instinctively – like a boxer still punching away “out” on his feet.” (Athletic News: October 8, 1928)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Upton Park, kick-off: 15:30.
West Ham United – Liverpool 1-1 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. T. Crew (Leicester).
West Ham United (2-3-5): David Baillie, Tommy Hodgson, Alf Earl, Jimmy Collins, Jim Barrett, Albert Cadwell, Tommy Yews, Stan Earle, Vic Watson, Danny Shone, Jimmy Ruffell.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott, James Jackson, Robert Done, Tom Morrison, David Davidson, Tom Bromilow, Dick Edmed, Gordon Hodgson, Albert Whitehurst, Jimmy McDougall, Fred Hopkin.
The goals: 0-1 McDougall (37 min.), 1-1 Earle.
Robert Done, Liverpool (white shirt) clearing with an over-head-kick.