Match details

Manchester United 2 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Friday 2 April 1915 at 15:30 Stadium: Old Trafford
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 12,000
Half - time score: 1 - 0 Referee: Sharpe JGA
Manager: Tom Watson Opposition manager: John Robson
   

Opposition lineup

Bobby Beale, John Hodge, Walter Spratt, James Montgomery, Pat O'Connell, Joseph Haywood, Billy Meredith, Arthur Potts, George Anderson, Enoch West, Joe Norton

Opposition goals

George Anderson 40'
George Anderson 75'

Notes

- 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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Related files

Liverpool Echo report
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Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Blackburn Rovers 33 16 7 10 72 52 9 4 4 43 26 7 3 6 29 26 39
2 Oldham Athletic 31 15 9 7 64 48 9 5 1 41 21 6 4 6 23 27 39
3 Manchester City 32 14 11 7 43 31 8 6 2 25 14 6 5 5 18 17 39
4 Sheffield Wednesday 33 13 12 8 56 48 9 6 2 40 21 4 6 6 16 27 38
5 Everton 32 15 7 10 66 42 8 4 5 42 26 7 3 5 24 16 37
6 Sunderland 32 17 3 12 73 62 10 2 4 40 26 7 1 8 33 36 37
7 Sheffield United 31 12 11 8 39 31 9 4 3 21 9 3 7 5 18 22 35
8 Bradford City 32 11 12 9 50 41 9 6 1 36 17 2 6 8 14 24 34
9 West Bromwich Albion 32 12 10 10 39 31 8 5 2 22 5 4 5 8 17 26 34
10 Bradford Park Avenue 31 14 6 11 52 55 8 3 3 26 15 6 3 8 26 40 34
11 Middlesbrough 33 11 10 12 53 66 8 5 3 35 22 3 5 9 18 44 32
12 Burnley 31 13 5 13 50 42 9 1 6 31 15 4 4 7 19 27 31
13 Aston Villa 31 11 8 12 49 62 8 4 4 29 29 3 4 8 20 33 30
14 Liverpool 33 10 9 14 54 67 8 5 3 38 32 2 4 11 16 35 29
15 Bolton Wanderers 33 10 6 17 63 78 7 4 5 32 25 3 2 12 31 53 26
16 Newcastle United 31 8 9 14 38 42 5 4 6 21 20 3 5 8 17 22 25
17 Manchester United 31 7 11 13 39 48 7 5 5 24 17 0 6 8 15 31 25
18 Tottenham Hotspur 33 7 11 15 49 75 6 6 5 25 26 1 5 10 24 49 25
19 Notts County 33 7 11 15 36 53 6 5 4 24 17 1 6 11 12 36 25
20 Chelsea 30 6 12 12 38 49 6 6 4 24 21 0 6 8 14 28 24
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