Newcastle United v Liverpool 9-2 (League match: January 1, 1934)


January 1, 1934
Key note: ”Sutlering nine goals against them at Newcastle, to-day, Liverpool F.C. underwent a new League experience for them. Their worst defeat previously was 8-1 by Bolton in season 1931-32. Both teams were compelled to make one change in their sides, compared with Saturday, Newcastle having a debutant in goal in McPhillips, who took the place of Albert McInroy who sustained a cracked bone in the shoulder at Portsmouth. Liverpool substituted Taylor for Gordon Hodgson, who was suffering from a thigh injury, this being Taylor’s first appearance in an inside forward position. Following an overnight thaw and morning rain, the ground was in a very heavy condition.” (Liverpool Echo: January 1, 1934)

Match, Football League, First Division, at St James’ Park, kick-off: 14:15.
Newcastle United – Liverpool 9-2 (2-2).
Attendance: 17,242.
Referee: Mr. T.J. Botham (Middlesbrough).
Newcastle United (2-3-5): William McPhillips; Jimmy Nelson, David Fairhurst; David Bell, Alec Betton, John Murray; Jimmy Boyd, Jimmy Richardson, Ron Williams, Sam Weaver, Tommy Lang.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Elisha Scott; Willie Steel, Robert Done; Tom Morrison, Tom Bradshaw, Archie Macpherson; Berry Nieuwenhuys, Harold Taylor, Tom Bush, Syd Roberts, Alf Hanson.
The goals: 1-0 Richardson (3 min.), 1-1 Taylor (25 min.), 2-1 Weaver (30 min.), 2-2 Own goal (Betton, 38 min.), 3-2 Richardson (60 min.), 4-2 Boyd (67 min.), 5-2 Weaver (69 min.), 6-2 Williams (72 min.), 7-2 Lang (75 min.), 8-2 Weaver (80 min.), 9-2 Richardson (86 min.).

Newcastle United’s hat-trick hero Sam Weaver.
Sam Weaver

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