Match details

1st Division

Anfield | Sat 24 Oct 1896 at 15:15

Liverpool 4 - 0 Blackburn Rovers


  • - Harry Storer saved a penalty from Geordie Anderson
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 3
  • - Blackburn Rovers league position after match: 7
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  • - The matter of the scorer of the 3rd goal:
    Liverpool Mercury: "Allan, Ross and McVean to career down the field, and though a blinding hailstorm faced the men McVean shot with tremendous force and beat Ogilvie for the third time."
    Liverpool Courier: "McVean with a swinging shot got the 3rd goal 23 minutes from time."
    Liverpool Daily Post: "Allan took a pass from Ross and banged the leather past Ogilvie who had no chance with the shot."
    McVean as the scorer as Courier and Mercury agree vs Daily Post. Note: The weather was clearly very bad and difficult to see probably what really happened.

    A report in The Lancashire Advertiser also credits McVean with the third goal.

Other details

Manager: Tom Watson
Opposition manager: Joseph Walmsley
Referee: Sutcliffe CE
Attendance: 10,000
Half-time score: 2 - 0
Game number: 138
League game number: 99

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Liverpool Mercury report
Liverpool Mercury report
Liverpool Mercury notes
Liverpool Mercury notes