Evening Express report


Great L'Pool-Everton Duel Tomorrow

Forcefulness Versus Craft.

Can Bradshaw Hold Dean?

By the Pilot.

Tremendous interest is centred on the great Merseyside “Derby” match between Liverpool and Everton which takes place at Anfield tomorrow. More than 65,000 are expected to witness this match, the 69 th of the series. Special arrangements have been made to cope with a record crowd –the highest attendance at Anfield was on the occasion of the F.A. Cup-tie between the Reds and Tranmere Rovers when 61,036 passed through the turnstiles –and the gates will open at 1.30 p.m. No Seats are bookable, and the ordinary League prices operate. Everton will play the team that lost at Portsmouth. Liverpool defered the selection of their team until today. Althroughout the years that Liverpool and Everton have been engaged in their friendly rivalry no match has ever been staged earlier in the season than the one tomorrow. The earliest game was in 1929 when the clubs met at Anfield on September 7 –to-tomorrow is September 7 –and Everton triumphed by 3-0. So the two clubs will meet while still in the settling down stage, and with each smarting from a 2-0 defeat suffered only three days previously. Liverpool went under to Manchester City at Anfield, while Everton were losing at Portsmouth. It is strange that Everton have always contrived to do well at Anfield. They have won more matches there than Liverpool –in the “Derby” series . Heres is a table of the matches;

There was a time when Everton could depended on to win, or at least draw, at Anfield; but Liverpool put an end to that run by smashing 7-4 victory on February 11 1932, and since then the Reds have won 3-2, and 2-1. The “bogy” has been laid. Can the Reds keep up the winning sequence tomorrow? It is a difficulty problem. Man for man, the teams appear to be as evenly matched, as it could be possible to find. Both clubs have combined skill and individual ability. The winners are hard to spot.

Liverpool More Forceful.

I would describe Liverpool as the more forceful side, and take Everton as the superior combination as regards football craft. Will forcefulness profit at the expense of craft? If is my considered opinion, that the result will be a draw. I can hardly see a pin to choose between the sides. In defence both posses men of experience and calculated cunning. In Cooper and Williams there are backs who do not stand on ceremony, but the combine sturdy, first time intervention with good positional play and accurate kicking. Blenkinsopp and Cresswell are more Deliberate in their tactics and each has to compensate for lack of speed by studied anticipation and perfect positioning. Behind them will be two of the finest goalkeepers in the land –Riley (Liverpool) and Sagar (Everton). Defences then look to be all-square. Everton play three internationals at half-back, and though I consider their line superior in construction to that of Liverpool, they do not seem so quick in nipping in to snatch up well-placed passes or so smart in the close tackle as the Liverpool intermediates. Again, all-square. Now for the attacks, Liverpool posses one of the finest right-wing combinations in the country –that of Wright and Nieuwenhuys –and they have men who are quick to move to that vital “open space” and level a shot.


Everton's attackers are super-crafts –men; men who play with the careful thought of a chess player. There is daintiness and delicacy in all their machinations, but yet they do not come up to Liverpool's standard as penetrative factors. Here again, we can regard the teams as all square. There is one big menace to Liverpool. That is Billy Dean, the Everton captain and centre forward. Dean always contrives to show his best form in these Mereseyside “derbies.” He has scored more goals in the series than any other player. If Liverpool are to succeed then they must make a point of harnessing Dean. The task falls on the strong shoulders of Tom Bradshaw and no one seems better equipped to cross swords with Dean than this tall Scot. The duels between the pair should constitute one of the outstanding features of the day. Everton will play two players new to “derby” matches 0Billy Miller, the astute, cunning Scot, and Charlie Leyfield, the young Chester outside left. It is curious that each club will play at outside-left, a player who previously was with the opposition. Hanson first played for Everton and now for Liverpool, and Leyfield played for Liverpool before joining Everton. Everything is set for a grand exhibition embelished by local favour. There will be a wealth of brilliant talent, and afterwards I hope all can say “That was the best-ever Derby match.” Everton; Sagar; Williams, Cresswell; Britton, White Thomson; Geldard, Miller, Dean, Stevenson, Leyfield.

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Reds Pile On Six Goals.

Howe Has A Field Day – Hodgson's “Double.”

Dean Plays Pluckily With Broken Toe.

Liverpool gained a smashing 6-0 victory over Everton at Anfield today in the 69 th Merseyside “Derby” game. The Reds by dint of storming tactics put on four goals in the first half, Howe and Hodgson, who each scored two, being the marksmen. Howe added a fifth for Liverpool after 85 minutes, Howe scored a sixth goal after 89 minutes. Liverpool taught Everton a lesson by terrific power and quickly developed attacks. The Blues were content to provide dainty football, which was carried to excess. Everton were handicapped in the second half owing to injuries to Williams and Dean. Dean broke a toe in his right foot, but pluckily returned to the field. He went off again 15 minutes from the end. The official attendance was 48,000, and the receipts £2,810.

By the Pilot.

The crowd was marshalled easily and effectively and there was the usual show of favour. The ambulance men had an easy time. Carr and Hodgson made their first appearance of the season for the Reds. Teams: - Liverpool: - Riley, goal; Cooper and Blenkinsop, backs; Savage, Bradshaw and McDougall (captain), half-backs; Niewenhuys, Wright, Howe, Hodgson and Carr, forwards. Everton: - Sagar, goal; Williams and Cresswell, backs; Britton, White and Thomson, half-backs; Geldard, Miller, Dean (captain), Stevenson and Leyfield, forwards. Referee Mr. T. Thompson, (Leamington). Forty-eight thousand people saw Everton kick-off facing the sun and saw White come through to drive wide of the post. Miller tried a first-time pass, which sent Geldard on good ground. Geldard rounded Blenkinsop. A question of speed this, and Geldard's choice centre was going to Dean's head when Riley came out and fisted away. A glorious combined movement by Everton saw Geldard sweep through again, but Riley's first came to the rescue, it was a fine start by Everton, who were playing with speed and skill. Leyfield forced a corner. Before this was taken Bradshaw had to receive attention. When the ball came over Dean got his head too far under the ball and McDougall cleared. Miller had a shot charged down, Howe got away, but was pulled up for offside. Hodgson saw a shot charged down before Wright dribbled delightfully, only to see his pass go to Cresswell's feet. Blenkinsop sliced the ball for a corner. Then Stevenson took Leyfield's centre in brilliant manner before, bringing Riley to his knees.

Howe On The Mark.

Miller, with the Liverpool defence standing still, middled a ball, which Dean failed to reach. Following a shot by White “Nivvy” the electric, doubled back the field, dispossessed White and had the way to the opening goal in 8 minutes. “Nivvy” banged the ball out to Carr, who quickly got control, worked in towards the penalty box and middled a choice centre. Howe had to leap high to reach the ball, but he got his head to it and steered it into the net, Sagar trying in vain to keep out the ball. For eight minutes Liverpool had been penned in, and it was only their second attack of the day that brought then the first goal. This inspired Liverpool, the right wing getting going in great style, but “Nivvy” unfortunately centred behind. Liverpool's first corner came in 12 ½ minutes. Dean headed across a free kick in choice position for Stevenson, but the Irishman lofted the ball, which dropped over the top. Stevenson had a shot turned aside by Bradshaw then again "Nivvy"”came across to feed Carr whose centre was missed by the willing Howe.

Quick Tackling Liverpool.

Dean and Stevenson sent headers outside, but Liverpool's quick tackling stop many well-laid Everton schemes in a game fought out at astonishing pace and productive of good football. Sagar had difficulty in handling a terrific cross-shot from Wright. Then Geldard again outpaced Blenkinsop and cut in to force Riley to fist away. McDougall was injured in a scramble but was able to resume. Then almost another goal to Liverpool. Hodgson headed back across goal and Britton dallied enabling Howe to send in a drive labelled goal, but the ball struck Williams and bounced away for a corner. Another flag kick followed and from this Leyfield swept through to put across the goal. Dean's ankle seemed to be troubling him, and he went off. During his absence, Hodgson scored a mighty goal. Again it was Carr who sowed the seeds. Carr slipped by Britton and pushed the ball back along the floor, so that Hodgson, taking a first-time drive, hit the ball to back of the net before Sagar had a chance of saving. Liverpool's goal had been brilliant, but they were fortunate to be two goals up as Everton had the better of the game. Everton, however, were inclined to over-elaborate, whilst the Reds were quick to tackle and dynamic in their shooting. Dean was absent only a few minutes.

Hodgson Again.

In 36 minutes Liverpool almost made it a day with a wonderful goal by Hodgson. The Everton defenders dallied and Howe put the ball through for Hodgson to go on practically unmarked and crash the ball into the roof of the net. Sagar had not the slightest chance. Williams left the field immediately after and Everton must have realised that over elaboration cannot win matches without plenty of shooting. Liverpool with few chances, had certainly shown the Blues the way to score goals. Williams came back after four minutes, but like other Everton defenders laboured when Howe forged ahead. Cresswell managed to get across in the nick of time to deflect for a corner. Goal scoring was like shelling peas to Liverpool, and three minutes before the interval Howe made it four. The young leader picked up a pass from Hodgson and whipped the ball into the roof of the net. Liverpool had been in supreme command since their second goal and the Everton defence completely collapsed. Dean left the field again, his ankle troubling him, and Sagar gathered a mighty drive from Hodgson.

Half-Time Liverpool 4, Everton 0.

During the interval it was revealed that Dean had broken a toe in his right foot. This happened when he was trying a shot and appeared to have been kicked by a Liverpool player. Dean pluckily resumed top lead Everton's reorganised forces, Williams being at outside right. Geldard had a spell at centre forward Everton tried to right their wrongs of the first half when although they had opened on a bright note they had been outpaced by the sprightliest Liverpool side which has appeared in a “Derby” game for years. Quick, first-time football was Liverpool's motto and it brought grist to the mill. Everton dillied and dallied and paid the penalty. The Blues showed in a good light without being able to employ Riley. Liverpool remained content to apply shock tactics and profit by Everton's expected had positioning, and now Hodgson went through on his own to rattle the upright with another glorious drive, which, had it been on the mark, would have given Sagar not the slightest chance. At the other end Miller followed suit, sending a left-foot drive against the post. The ball rebounded to Stevenson, who hooked it over the top, when it appeared a simple matter to place the ball into the net. Sagar made a fine fine-length save from Wright after three shots had been charged down, but a fine hook shot from Wright went inches inside the post into the net, a second after the whistle sounded for offside. Riley was the next casualty. He came into collision with Dean, but was able to resume. Everton rarely looked like reducing the lead, but Liverpool always looked as though further goals were within their power. Hodgson tried to prove it with a glorious drive, which Sagar tipped over the top.

Save of the Day.

Then Sagar made the save of the day in leaping in the air to gather with his two hands a hook drive by Wright. “Nivvy” got through with Everton appealing for offside, but the South African shot his foot far under the ball. At the other end Dean headed Leyfield's centre against the bar. Then he tried a useful back-header, which Riley saved.

Dean Off Again.

Dean left the field for a third time 15 minutes from the end. There was a thrill when Riley came out and lost possession, but recovered in time to save Miller's shot. This was the first time that Riley had been called on to handle a real shot during the game. Sagar then came out to fling himself at a terrific shot from Wright. Dean went home in a taxi as soon as he had changed and after ambulance men had treated his injury. Liverpool were taking matters easily near the end when Sagar was the hero. They scored a fifth goal five minutes from the end. “Nivvy” swept down on the right and put across. Although Sagar beat down Howe's header Howe followed up with Hodgson's help and pushed the ball over the line. Howe headed home a centre from “Nivvy” to make it six in the last minute. Williams is suffering from an injured groin. Final; Liverpool 6, Everton 0.

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