January 30, 1939
Leeds United 3, Liverpool 0.
Liverpool played good football for the first 20 minutes at Anfield, but afterwards faded away and in the end were a well beaten side. Arthur Riley played a good game in goal and was in no way to blame for the heavy defeat.
The backs, Keith Peters and Matt Fitzsimmons, also put up a stiff resistance, but the halves were overrun and were unable to assist the forwards, of whom Ted Harston and George Paterson were best.
For Leeds, Reg Savage proved a grand custodian, while George Milburn and George Scaife rarely put a foot wrong. In contrast to Liverpool, the visitors’ forwards showed a nice sense of combination. Harry Sutherland, Arthur Buckley, and John Browning (own goal) were the scorers.
(Liverpool Daily Post: January 30, 1939).