September 10, 1952
Key note: “Spurs had only themselves to blame for their 2-1 defeat at Liverpool last night. For the last fifteen minutes they were playing against ten men. Jack Smith, the Liverpool centre-forward had limped off with a badly bruised thigh and it looked as if Spurs would gain at least one point they hardly deserved. Then Ralph Wetton their right half, sent Kevin Baron sprawling in the penalty area. Scottish international outside left Billy Liddell, who completed a hat trick with a penalty at Tottenham last season, stepped up. A hard shot, well wide of Ted Ditchburn, gave Liverpool the points. Yet, Liddell, normally a constant menace with his fierce shooting from the wing, had hardly tried a shot before the penalty.” (Daily Mirror: September 11, 1952)
Match: Football League, First Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 18:00.
Liverpool – Tottenham 2-1 (0-1).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles Ashcroft; Eddie Spicer, Ray Lambert; Phil Taylor, Jack Heydon, Ken Brierley; Jimmy Payne, Kevin Baron, Jack Smith, Arthur Rowley, Billy Liddell.
Tottenham (2-3-5): Ted Ditchburn; Les Bennett, Harry Clarke; Ron Burgess, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis; Ralph Wetton, Sid McClellan, Eddie Baily, Len Duquemin, Les Dicker.
The goals: 0-1 Baly, 1-1 Smith (61 min.), 2-1 Liddell (pen, 75 min.).