May 7, 1938
Key note: “Liverpool travelled to Stoke by road, and whom should they bump into at their hotel at luncheon but Jack Parkinson, their old player. It was a vital match for Stoke, and there was a fair-sized crowd to see whether Stoke could win this important game and with it the right to stay in Division 1.” (Liverpool Echo: May 7, 1938)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Victoria Ground, kick-off: 15:15
Stoke City – Liverpool 2-0 (1-0).
Referee: Mr. W.J. Lewington.
Stoke City (2-3-5): Norman Wilkinson, Harry Brigham, Charlie Scrimshaw, Arthur Tutin, Billy Mould, Jack Kirton, Stanley Matthews, Bobby Liddle, Fred Steele, Frank Soo, Frank Baker.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Arthur Riley, Tommy Cooper, Jim Harley, Matt Busby, Fred Rogers, Jimmy McInnes, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Phil Taylor, Willie Fagan, Jack Balmer, Alf Hanson.
The goals: 1-0 Baker (44 min.), 2-0 Steele (87 min.).