Norwich City v Liverpool 3-0 (FA Cup: January 18, 1937)

January 18, 1937
Match: FA Cup, Third Round, at Carrow Road, kick-off: 14:30.
Norwich City – Liverpool 3-0 (2-0).
Attendance: 26.800; gate receipt: £1,769.
Referee: Mr. A.J. Jewell (Forest Hill).
Norwich City (2-3-5): Fred Hall, Tom Halliday, Teddy Bowen, Peter Burke, Jack Scott, Harry Proctor, Jack O’Reilly, Frank Manders, Jack Vinall, Ben Burley, Owen Madden.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Alf Hobson, Tommy Cooper, Jim Harley, Matt Busby, Ted Savage, Jimmy McDougall, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Harry Eastham, Fred Howe, Jack Balmer, Alf Hanson.
The goals: 1-0 Vinall (1 min.), 2-0 Vinall (6 min.), 3-0 Scott (51 min.).

A remarkable goal was the feature of an exciting game at Norwich which the City, by whole-hearted enthusiasm against a more leisurely machine, won on their merits.

It came early in the second half. A Liverpool defender booted the ball into midfield. Here it was met by the head of Scott, home centre half, and travelled back towards Liverpool’s goalmouth.

No one else was near when Hobson advanced leisurely from goal to meet the ball as it hit the ground and slowly trickled towards him.

Bending down, he placed his hands to grip it, to everyone’s astonishment, it passed between them and his legs, and had just sufficient power behind it to go over the line.

Liverpool’s defensive work was undoubtedly affected by disasters that befell them very early in the game.

There had been but half a minute’s play when the first goal was registered against them, and within five minutes another had been added. Vinall, who led the home attack with great dash and cleverness, was in each case the scorer.

First was a culmination of a Norwich burst through direct from the kick-off, and in the second case he took the ball on his own, beating three defenders and shooting brilliantly into the net.

Liverpool made the mistake of attempting too much pretty work. Some of their combined play was decidedly attractive, but every time it came to naught against enthusiastic first-time tackling.

Their half back line was inferior to that of Norwich, for whom Burke, Scott, and Proctor, besides being almost impassable, were repeatedly backing up their forwards in straight-for-goal tactics.
(Daily Express: January 18, 1937)

Jack Vinall, Norwich City.
Jack Vinall

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