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1st Division

Anfield | Mon 21 Apr 1902 at 17:30

Liverpool 2 - 2 Grimsby Town

Opposition goals

Notes

  • - Liverpool league position after match: 14
  • - Grimsby Town league position after match: 13
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • - Both teams needed a draw to guarantee that they would not be relegated. Manchester City were already down in 18th position with Small Heath (17th) due to play Notts. County on the final day of the season knowing that they couldn't both overhaul Liverpool if Liverpool avoided defeat against Grimsby. The Hull Daily Mail reported that the reaction to Gray's equaliser for Grimsby suggested that there were many Evertonians present at Anfield hoping to watch their city rivals take a giant step closer to the Second Division. Small Heath remained second from bottom after Liverpool drew with Grimsby and their relegation was confirmed when they could only draw with Notts. County in their final fixture. Grimsby's players apparently celebrated their survival long into the night at the end of their first season in the top division.

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Manager: Tom Watson
Attendance: 12,000
Half-time score: 2 - 1
Game number: 347
League game number: 283
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