Match details

1st Division

Burnden Park | Mon 16 Apr 1906 at 15:30 UK local time

Bolton Wanderers 3 - 2 Liverpool

Opposition goals


  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.21
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 1
  • - Bolton Wanderers league position after match: 4
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • - Preston had three league games left compared to Liverpool’s two and the Reds only needed two more points to secure the title. More than 1,000 supporters followed the team to Bolton's Burnden Park. Liverpool dominated the opening exchanges and Goddard and Hewitt rattled the posts of the goal. Against run of play just before half-time Shepherd opened the scoring for Bolton after Hardy had failed to clear effectively after a corner. In early second half Shepherd increased Bolton’s lead with a brilliant goal. Parkinson reduced the lead, but Bolton got their third goal and despite Parkinson’s second goal, Bolton ran out 3-2 winners. It didn't matter in the end as Preston lost 2-0 at Sunderland. Liverpool’s five point lead was intact and as Preston could only get a maximum of four points from their last two remaining games Liverpool were champions for the second time in their history! Their Championship win was particularly impressive as they gave the other teams virtually a month’s start by losing their opening four games but didn’t let go of the top spot once they captured it in the middle of December.

Other details

Manager: Tom Watson
Opposition manager: John Somerville
Referee: Campbell TP
Attendance: 25,000
Half-time score: 1 - 0
Game number: 496
League game number: 423

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