Match details

1st Division

Old Trafford | Fri 2 Apr 1915 at 15:30

Manchester United 2 - 0 Liverpool

Opposition goals


  • - Pat O'Connell missed a penalty against Elisha Scott on 48'
  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.57
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 14
  • - Manchester United league position after match: 17
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • - Bookies had laid 7-1 against United winning 2-0. Before long the Football league conducted a formal inquiry into the game and a commission came up with the findings that the game had indeed been fixed by players from both teams. Four Liverpool players; Sheldon, Miller, Fairfoul and Pursell along with three United players; Turnbull, West, and Whalley were all found guilty.
    - Incidentally Bob Pursell was the one who conceded Liverpool's penalty in the 48th minute by handling the ball deliberately. Patrick O'Connell missed the spot kick by some distance.

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Other details

Manager: Tom Watson
Opposition manager: John Robson
Referee: Sharpe JGA
Attendance: 12,000
Half-time score: 1 - 0
Game number: 864
League game number: 761

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