Saturday, November 23 – 1940
Match: North Regional League, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Manchester United 2-2 (2-1).
Referee: Mr. A. Baker (Crewe)
Liverpool (2-3-5): Sam Bartram (Charlton Athletic), George Jackson (Everton), Robert Stuart (Middlesbrough), Ray Lambert, Bob Batey (Preston North End), James Woodburn (Newcastle United), Berry Nieuwenhuys, Bob Paisley, George Hunt (Bolton Wanderers), Willie Fagan, Billy Liddell.
Manchester United (2-3-5): Jack Breedon, Hubert Redwood, George Roughton, Bert Whalley, Jimmy Brown, Billy McKay, Bill Bryant, Jack Warner, Jack Smith, Johnny Carey, Charlie Mitten.
The goals: 1-0 Hunt (2 min.), 2-0 Fagan (10 min.), 2-1 Warner, 2-2.
The Liverpool goals:
* Liverpool replied in sensational manner and within two minutes took the lead. The ball reached Fagan, who bustled his way through to serve Liddell. The Liverpool winger sent in a perfect centre, which Hunt crashed into the top of the net, giving Breeden no chance. It was a great goal!
* It was not surprising when the home side went further ahead after ten minutes. Jackson beat back a Manchester attack and the ball went to Nieuwenhuys. Along with Hunt he worked a position to place Fagan in possession. Fagan drove in a hard, low shot which Breedon dived to and reached but it went over his head into the net.