Liverpool v Swansea Town 4-0 (League match: December 6, 1958)

December 6, 1958
Key note: “Liverpool’s command of the game and of their opponents stemmed from the grip of their half-backs whose support for the attack was superb. There was a confidence about the Liverpool attack which as not always been apparent in the past – a propensity for doing the unorthodox. They interchanged place effectively; they linked with half-back and backs to form a solid eleven. For those who saw Liverpool forward Jimmy Harrower carried off by stretcher twelve minutes from the end of the match against Swansea on Saturday there is good news this morning – his only injury of consequence was a strained wrist! This did not prevent him from travelling with the rest of the party which went to Blackpool immediately after the match for a spell of rest and recuperation. It was the clash with Webster near the grandstand touchline which aggravated a wrist injury which had occurred earlier. The crowd did not like Webster from the moment Harrower left the field and said so, but it says something for appeals for better behaviour by spectators that nothing more tangible than a storm of booing floated on to the pitch. That’s much better.” (Liverpool Echo: December 8, 1958)

Match: Football League, Second Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15.
Liverpool – Swansea Town 4-0 (2-0).
Attendance: 27,561.
Referee: Mr. R.H. Windle; linesmen: Messrs. E. Norman and F.D.N. Nicholls.
Liverpool (2-3-5): Tommy Younger, John Molyneux, Ronnie Moran, Johnny Wheeler, Dick White, Geoff Twentyman, Fred Morris, Jimmy Harrower, Louis Bimpson, Jimmy Melia, Alan A’Court.
Swansea Town (2-3-5): John King, Dai Thomas, Harry Griffiths, Melvyn Charles, Ray Daniel, Tommy Brown, Len Allchurch, Reg Davies, Des Palmer, Colin Webster, Norman Lawson.
The goals: 1-0 Bimpson (11 min., assist: Harrower), 2-0 Morris (27 min., assist: Bimpson), 3-0 Harrower (55 min., assist: Melia), 4-0 A’Court (73 min., assist: Moran).

Liverpool Echo sketch (December 8, 1958).


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