Everton v Liverpool 3-3 (League match: January 4, 1930)


January 4, 1930
Key note: “The second of the local Derby game between Everton and Liverpool resulted in a draw of three goals each, and none but the most prejudiced could complain of the fairness of the verdict. It was a game characterised by a wealth of fine football, not brilliant, but sufficiently fascinating and at times thrilling enough to please most people. It was rather unfortunate that a disputed goal (scored by Liverpool) should have crept in to a pleasant contest fought with commendable energy and spirit that reflected credit to all concerned. Everton’s form in the first half was a revelation, coming after the many defeats and changes. They played with a buoyancy and confidence that has not been seen for many a day, and when they took a 3-1 lead after eight minutes in the second half they seemed to be well on the way to success. It was at this stage, however, that Liverpool’s fighting qualities came to the surface, and from being forced to shoulder a lot of hard defensive work they attacked like giants refreshed. Goals came at seventy and seventy-two minutes that placed them on level terms, but they wanted more, and in the end Everton seemed satisfied to finish with a point. It was a wonderful revival, but it must be remembered that few sides are as well fitted as Liverpool for this type of game. Liverpool finished the stronger side, but Everton gave a sparkling display in the first half, and thus one is inclined to the view that justice was done with credit to both sides.” (Liverpool Daily Post: January 6, 1930)

Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 14:30.
Everton – Liverpool 3-3 (1-0).
Attendance: 52,600.
Referee: Mr. A.J. Caseley; linesmen: Messrs. A.R. Atkinson and D. Schofield.
Everton (2-3-5): Arthur Davies, Warney Cresswell, Jack O’Donnell, Tom Robson, Hunter Hart, Lachlan McPherson, Ted Critchley, Jimmy Dunn, Dixie Dean, Arthur Rigby, Jimmy Stein.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Arthur Riley, James Jackson, Tommy Lucas, Tom Morrison, Jimmy McDougall, Tom Bromilow, Dick Edmed, Gordon Hodgson, Jimmy Smith, Archie Macpherson, Fred Hopkin.
The goals: 1-0 Critchley (14 min.), 2-0 Dean (50 min.), 2-1 Edmed (52 min., assist: Hopkin), 3-1 Dean (53 min.), 3-2 Macpherson (70 min., assist: Hopkin), 3-3 McDougall (72 min.).

Liverpool Echo: January 6, 1930.

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