August 24, 1955
Key note: “At the tenth minute of last night’s game against Sheffield Wednesday, Evans collided with the visiting goalkeeper and was taken off with a broken collarbone, which will mean him being out of the game for anything up to eight weeks. Liverpool’s 0-3 defeat was as big a travesty of justice as any the crowd can ever have seen, but although the result looks bad on paper, there will be few grumbles if the Anfielders serve up similar courageous displays for the remainder of the season. In weather when even a gentle stroll was sufficient to bring intense perspiration, the 10 Liverpool players gave all they had right to the bitter end. Even after Wednesday’s second goal the visitors must have had considerable doubt about their ability to earn winning bonus.” (Liverpool Echo: August 25, 1955)
Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 18:30.
Liverpool – Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 (0-1).
Liverpool (2-3-5): Doug Rudham, Ray Lambert, Ronnie Moran, Roy Saunders, Laurie Hughes, Geoff Twentyman, Brian Jackson, Eric Anderson, Billy Liddell, John Evans, Alan A’Court.
Sheffield Wednesday (2-3-5): Dave McIntosh, Ron Staniforth, Norman Curtis, Don Gibson, Ralph O’Donnell, Thomas McAnearney, Redfern Froggatt, Jackie Sewell, Roy Shiner, Albert Quixall, Albert Broadbent.
The goals: 0-1 Froggatt, 0-2 Shiner, 0-3 Sewell (88 min.).