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Orr saves Liverpool from relegation

The last First Division match of the season, which meant to Liverpool relegation or otherwise, was played at Newcastle, in wintery weather, before ten thousand spectators. Harrop played centre half for Liverpool. The game was pretty evenly contested in the opening stages, the United having if anything the better of the exchanges. Liverpool missed a chance, and Lawrence saved good shots. Liverpool worked keenly, but could not score, and at the interval neither side had opened its account.

There was an appreciable improvement in play after the interval, both sides putting in whole hearted efforts. Hardy saved several hot shots, one from Allan almost curling under the bar. Defence was the chief point about each team. Once Rutherford ran the length of the field, but could only hit the upright. Allan was apparently pushed in the penalty area, but the referee gave no award. Eventually Orr scored for Liverpool, who ran out winners by this point.

Copyright - Manchester Courier, 01-05-1909) - Transcribed by Kjell Hanssen

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