Monday, December 25 – 1939
Match: Friendly, at Anfield, kick-off: 11:30.
Liverpool – Everton 2-3 (2-0).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Dirk Kemp, Tommy Cooper, Bernard Ramsden, Matt Busby (C), Walter Halsall, Fred Rogers, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Willie Fagan, Cyril Done, Len Carney, Herman Van den Berg.
Everton (2-3-5): Ted Sagar, George Jackson, Norman Greenhalgh, Joe Mercer, Tommy Jones, Gordon Watson, Fred Sweeney, Stan Bentham, Tommy Lawton, Alex Stevenson, Wally Boyes.
The goals: 1-0 Fagan, 2-0 Fagan, 2-1 Lawton, 2-2 Jones (Penalty), 2-3 Sweeney (89 min.).
Christmas Day game.
Everton beat Liverpool with virtually the last kick of the match on Christmas Day at Anfield of the match on Christmas Day at Anfield. It was a worthy success though belated because Liverpool had taken a 2 goals lead and looked unlikely to concede goals Peace or pre-war time, there could not have been a more interesting match. Fagan got 2 glorious goals; Lawton, Jones, (Penalty), and Sweeney the young Northwich boy, did the scoring for Everton. For three parts of the game it was the science of football. Once Everton saw their chance of recovery it might have been a vital cup-tie. The sensational ending was in keeping with the thrills of the later period.
(Liverpool Daily Post, 27-12-1939)
Willie Fagan, Liverpool F.C.