Tag: penalty kick

Spion Kop almost started rioting

Saturday, April 30 – 1977 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Anfield. Liverpool – Ipswich Town 2-1 (0-0). Attendance: 56,044 Referee: Mr. P. Willis. Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Phil Neal, Joey Jones, Tommy Smith, Ray Kennedy, Emlyn Hughes, Kevin Keegan, Jimmy Case, Steve Heighway (sub, David Fairclough, 44), David […]

The men of Anfield…

Saturday, October 19 – 1968 Liverpool are a star team, consisting of star players. Every man wearing the Liverpool colours this afternoon is a player of established reputation, but there has been one departure from the team that opposed us in that Fifth Round FA Cup replay at […]

Worcester’s saucy Cup win

Thursday, January 15 – 1959 Match: FA Cup, 3rd Round, at St George’s Lane, kick-off: 14:15. Worcester City – Liverpool 2-1 (1-0). Attendance: 15,011. Referee: Mr Les Tirebuck (Halifax). Worcester City (2-3-5): John Kirkwood; Eddie Wilcox, Reg Potts; Sammy Bryceland, Les Melville, Roy Paul: Tommy Brown, Eddie Follan, […]

Alf Ramsey stopped Billy Liddell

Saturday, September 10 – 1952 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Anfield, kick-off: 18:00. Liverpool – Tottenham 2-1 (0-1). Attendance: 49,809. Liverpool (2-3-5): Charles Ashcroft; Eddie Spicer, Ray Lambert; Phil Taylor, John Heydon, Ken Brierley; Jimmy Payne, Kevin Baron, Jack Smith, Arthur Rowley, Billy Liddell. Tottenham (2-3-5): Ted […]

Big receipt for the War Fund

August 21, 1944 Though it didn’t produce anything wilding exciting, the pre-season game between Everton and Liverpool was a pleasant introduction to Soccer joys ahead, and provided a nice little windfall of £1,150 for the Lord Mayor’s War Fund. It also showed that Everton have some spots to […]

Thrills at Anfield

October 5, 1942 As I anticipated Liverpool duly preserved their unbeaten record and completed their “double” by beating Bury at Anfield. The Reds won 5-2, but the score was not a true reflection of the game. Give each club another five goals apiece and you would be nearer […]

Drama of Goodison “Derby”

September 21, 1942 There was more drama packed into the ninety minutes of the Merseyside “Derby” between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday than one sees in a dozen wartime games. It boasted a crop of goals, skill and artistry of peacetime vintage, the truest example […]

Wrexham v Liverpool 3-4 (War time, League match)

Saturday, August 29 – 1942 Match: Football League, Northern Section, at Racecourse Ground, kick-off: 15:15. Wrexham – Liverpool 3-4 (2-2). Attendance: 2,500. Referee: Mr. A.C. Hall (Chester). Wrexham (2-3-5): David Jones (Stoke City), Cyril Jones, Isaac Lea (Millwall), Norman Moore (Grimsby Town), Arthur Turner (Birmingham), Frank Hill (Arsenal), […]

Outlook is good

June 8, 1942 Maybe it is rushing ahead in thinking of next season when the 1941-42 season only finally passed out on Saturday, but one must look to the future in all things. And after seeing the Liverpool Services lads beat the present Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield on […]

Liverpool romp home big time

March 18, 1942 The stars which Rochdale had in their side on Saturday at Spotland against Liverpool were disappointing. On paper the team seemed strong enough to offer reasonable opposition to any eleven, yet long before the game was over we had found it necessary to remind ourselves […]

Liverpool out of luck

December 22, 1941 Liverpool were unlucky to lose a point to Stoke at Anfield, not because the other side got the equaliser a few minutes before the end, but because two of Liverpool’s selected team – Richard Dorsett and Willie Fagan – failed to reach the ground, and […]

Everton v Liverpool 2-1 (War time, friendly match)

Tuesday, December 26 – 1939 Match: Friendly, at Goodison Park, kick-off: 14:30. Everton – Liverpool 2-1 (1-0). Attendance: 8,572. Everton (2-3-5): Ted Sagar (C), George Jackson, Norman Greenhalgh, Maurice Hill, Tommy Jones, Maurice Lindley, Simmons, Stan Bentham, Bunny Bell, Alex Stevenson, Wally Boyes. Liverpool (2-3-5): Dirk Kemp, Jack […]

Points shared with Bury Reserves

April 17, 1939 Liverpool almost scored in the first minute when, following a splendid movement by the forwards, a powerful shot by Eastham (H.) struck Fairhurst on the body and passed wide for a corner. Bury replied, and a good-length centre from Wild have Ormandy a chance which […]

Wolves beat Liverpool

February 12, 1939 Wolves fully deserved their victory. But hey had to fight all the way. Dirk Kemp, the Liverpool’s South African goalkeeper, was off form and was at fault with two of Wolves’ goals. The first one, scored by Stan Burton in the eight minute, came through […]

Strong second half display earns the points

Saturday, March 19 – 1938 Match: Football League, 1st Division, at Griffin Park, kick-off: 15:30. Brentford – Liverpool 1-3 (0-0). Attendance: 17,754. Brentford (2-3-5): Jimmy Mathieson; Billy Brown, Arthur Bateman; Duncan McKenzie, Joe James, Billy Sneddon; Dai Hopkins, George Eastham, Dave McCulloch, Billy Scott, Bobby Reid. Liverpool (2-3-5): […]

The reserves best in the local derby

Saturday, October 1 – 1932 Reserves, Central League, at Anfield, kick-off: 15:15. Liverpool Reserves – Everton Reserves 3-1 (3-1). Referee: Mr. C.W. Abbott (Sheffield); linesmen: Messrs. N. Ormrod and W. Ryan. Liverpool Reserves (2-3-5): Arthur Riley; Robert Done, Tommy Lucas; Ted Savage, Norman James, Alastair Henderson; Daniel McRorie, […]

A fine Liverpool rally

September 8, 1930 Draw after being two goals behind. Penalty dispute. Mr. J.O. Rickwood, of Sheffield, had controlled this game in a way which had scarcely drawn a murmur from the crowd of 18,000. He had always been well placed, and his decisions had given universal satisfaction, until […]

Arsenal v Liverpool 4-4 (League match)

Saturday, October 27 – 1928 Match: Football League, First Division, at Highbury, kick-off: 15:00. Arsenal – Liverpool 4-4 (2-4). Attendance: 33,782. Referee: Mr. C.E. Lines (Birmingham). Arsenal (2-3-5): Dan Lewis, Tom Parker, Horace Cope, Alf Baker, Herbie Roberts, Billy Blyth (C), Joe Hulme, David Jack, Jimmy Brain, Len […]

Fatal blunders at Roker Park

March 15, 1926 Sunderland just managed to snatch a victory before 20,000 spectators. The game opened in sensational fashion, mistakes in defence giving each side a goal within six minutes of the start. Find the match facts here. Chambers placed the ball forward towards the far post, and […]

Discussions about the penalty kick

Wednesday, December 6 – 1916 Whatever may be said of the justice of the penalty-kick awarded Liverpool on Saturday, the fact remains that tere is much discussion regarding the “outcome.” Metcalf took the kick, and screwed wide. It is claimed by Everton and supported by evidence from “the […]