Liverpool v Everton 4-1 (Liverpool Cup and Lancashire League match: May 30, 1942)


May 30, 1942
Key note: “The meeting of Liverpool and Everton in the Liverpool Senior Cup final at Anfield provided a thrilling finish to the season’s programme with Liverpool emerging worthy winners by 4-1. So keen and determined were both sides and so packed was the game with thrilling incidents that it savoured more of the opening than the closing of the season. Liverpool were definitely the better side in the first half when Everton, handicapped partly by an injury to Harry Jones, were over-played. But for quite a lengthy period in the second half the boot was on the other foot and Liverpool had long spells on the defensive. The difference between the attacks was the secret of Liverpool’s success. Every forward on the home side was ready to shoot when the opportunity offered, whereas Everton were content to leave nearly all their shooting to Lawton.” (Liverpool Daily Post: June 1, 1942)

Match: Liverpool Cup & Lancashire League, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:00.
Liverpool – Everton 4-1 (3-1).
Attendance: 13,761; gate receipts: £815.
Referee: Mr. J. Bennett.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Alf Hobson (Chester), Roy Guttridge (Aston Villa), Arthur Owen (Tranmere Rovers), Bill Shankly (Preston North End), Arthur Woodruff (Burnley), Harry Kaye, Billy Liddell, Andy McLaren (Preston North End), Cyril Done, Johnny Carey (Manchester United), Jack Wharton (Preston North End).
Everton (2-3-5): George Burnett, Billy Cook, Jack Jones, Stan Benthan, Harry Jones (West Bromwich Albion), Eric Keen (Derby County), W. Owen, George Mutch (Preston North End), Tommy Lawton, Alex Stevenson, Gordon Watson.
The goals: 1-0 Wharton (8 min.), 2-0 Done (23 min.), 3-0 Carey (39 min.), 3-1 Lawton, 4-1 Done.

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