Everton v Liverpool 0-4 (FA Cup: January 29, 1955)


January 29, 1955
Key note: “Liverpool were worthy winners, for after the first 15 minutes they were the better side, and always looked the more dangerous in front of goal. They cut out all the fancy work and made their motto ‘quick progress with no frills.’ They were two up at half-time through Liddell and A’Court and though Everton staged a rally for ten minutes or so in the second half when the visiting goal had some narrow escapes, Liverpool stuck the pace better and were still going to the ball quicker than their opponents. This was Liverpool’s first ‘away’ win since last Good Friday and nothing could have been sweeter than to register it against their old rivals. Two goals to Evans in the second half put the issue beyond all doubt and Liverpool’s victory was more meritorious in view of the fact that Hughes was injured six minutes after resumption and had to go in the forward line with Liddell at left half and Twentyman a gallant deputy pivot.” (Liverpool Echo: January 29, 1955)

Match: FA Cup, Fourth Round, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 14:45.
Everton – Liverpool 0-4 (0-2).
Attendance: 72,000.
Referee: Mr. A.E. Ellis.
Everton (2-3-5): Jimmy O’Neill, Eric Moore, George Rankin, Peter Farrell, Tommy Jones, Cyril Lello, Eddie Wainwright, Wally Fielding, Dave Hickson, Harry Potts, Tommy Eglington.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Doug Rudham, Roy Lambert, Ronnie Moran, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Brian Jackson, Eric Anderson, Billy Liddell, John Evans, Alan A’Court.
The goals: 0-1 Liddell (18 min.), 0-2 A’Court (29 min.), 0-3 Evans (57 min.), 0-4 Evans (75 min.).

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