Liverpool v Manchester City 3-2 (League match: May 25, 1940)

May 25, 1940
Match: Football League, Western Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Manchester City 3-2 (1-1).
Attendance: 2,000.
Referee: Mr. A.E. Smith (Liverpool).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Eric Manley, Jack Tennant (Stoke City), Bobby Stuart (Middlesbrough), David Murphy (Middlesbrough), Alan Brown (Huddersfield Town), Bob Paisley, Billy Liddell, Len Carney, Berry Nieuwenhuys, Alf Hanson (Chelsea), Herman Van den Berg.
Manchester City (2-3-5): Frank Swift, Bert Sproston, Gordon Clark, Billy Walsh, Louis Cardwell, Jackie Bray, Albert Emptage, Alex Herd, Jack Pritchard, Peter Doherty, Jimmy Rudd.
The goals: 1-0 Nieuwenhuys (13 min., assist: Liddell), 1-1 Pritchard (20 min.), 2-1 Liddell (penalty, 80 min.), 3-1 Murphy (83 min.), 3-2 Doherty.

Match reports:
** Liverpool Daily Post: “Penalty winner for Liverpool.”;
** Evening Express: “Greater sting in attack.”;

Sketch from Liverpool Echo: May 27, 1940.



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