Liverpool v Stoke City 1-2 (League match: April 6, 1940)

April 6, 1940
Match: Football League, Western Division, at Anfield.
Liverpool – Stoke City 1-2 (1-1).
Attendance: 3,130.
Referee: Mr. H. Hartles.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Arthur Riley, Tommy Cooper, Bernard Ramsden, Stan Eastham, Alan Brown, Jimmy McInnes, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Jack Balmer, Willie Fagan, Len Carney, Billy Liddell.
Stoke City (2-3-5): Bridges, Harry Brigham, Charles Scrimshaw, Frank Soo, Billy Mould, Jock Kirton, Stanley Matthews, Syd Peppitt, Fred Steele, Bobby Liddle, Alex Ormston.
The goals: 1-0 Balmer (8 min., assist: Fagan), 1-1 Steele (44 min.), 1-2 Peppitt (80 min.).

** Stoke’s goalkeeper was a 17 year old amateur who made his debut.

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