January 4, 1936
Key note: “The final ‘Derby’ game of the season, which was played at Goodison Park, will go down in history as the “Derby” of many missed chances, and the many Liverpool supporters will readily admit that their side were lucky to go off with a point as the result of the goalless draw. The Anfielders suffered an eleventh hour blow when it was found that Ernest Blenkinsop, their captain, had influenza, and a hasty call had to be made on the services of Dabbs to take his place. The game, therefore, was full of debutants, and many big names were missing from the team sheet, the most notable absentee being Dixie Dean and Gordon Hodgson. The Liverpool defence defied their opponents attempts to land a ball in their net, and while I admit to the great game of Bradshaw and his colleagues, the reason Everton went without a goal was because they frittered away chances in an annoying fashion. They were the better side for the best part of an hour, during which they gave a superlative display of intricate football, get with all their cleverness they could not boast a goal, although Gillick bumped a ball up against the foot of the upright.” (Liverpool Daily Post: January 6, 1936)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 14:30.
Everton – Liverpool 0-0 (0-0).
Referee: Mr. T. Thompson.
Everton (2-3-5): Frank King, Billy Cook, Jack Jones, Cliff Britton, Tommy White, Joe Mercer, Albert Geldard, Stan Bentham, Jimmy Cunliffe, Willie Miller, Torry Gillick.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Arthur Riley, Tommy Cooper, Ben Dabbs, Ted Savage, Tom Bradshaw, Jimmy McDougall, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Vic Wright, Fred Howe, Robert Glassey, Lance Carr.
Liverpool Echo: January 6, 1936.