Liverpool 7 Manchester U 4

Man­chester Uni­ted goal­keeper Harry Mogan had a busy af­ter­noon as Ern­est Mangnall´s title chal­lengers lost 7-4 to Liver­pool away. Uni­ted had de­feated the Liv­er­pudli­ans by a sol­id 4-0 mar­gin at Bank Street in the re­verse meet­ing of the 1907-08 cam­paign, but Tom Watson´s men caused more prob­lems than ex­pec­ted in the re­turn fix­ture at An­field. For­mer Sun­der­land marks­man Joe He­witt opened the scor­ing ac­count for Liver­pool af­ter four min­utes be­fore two goals by Bill McPh­er­son and one from Rob­bie Robin­son made the ha­lf-time score 4-0 to the ho­me te­am. As the sec­ond pe­riod got un­der­way, Ge­orge Wall pulled back two goals for the gu­ests from Man­chester, on­ly for McPh­er­son and Robin­son to score a goal apiece for the hosts in the 69th and 74th min­utes re­spect­ively. Wi­th time tick­ing down, Man­chester Uni­ted staged a late come­back as Sandy Turn­bull and Ja­mes Ban­nis­ter grabbed one goal each dur­ing the clos­ing sta­ges of the clash, but the Mer­sey­siders had the last say wi­th He­witt find­ing the back of the net wi­th just a min­ute left of nor­mal time. As re­gards Ted Dalton, the Man­chester born de­fender would spend the rest of his act­ive ca­reer play­ing Non-Lea­gue foot­ball. Liver­pool Te­am: Ned Doig, Alf West, Tom Chorlton, Percy Saul, Jim Har­rop, Al­ex Rais­beck, Ar­thur God­dard, Joe He­witt, John Cox, Billy McPh­er­son, Rob­bie Robin­son. Sub­stitutes: No­ne. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Harry Mo­ger, Ed­ward Dalton, Ge­orge Sta­cey, Char­lie Ro­berts, Al­ex­an­der Leek Bro­wn Downie, Dick Duck­worth, Ge­orge Wall, Billy Mere­dith, Jim­my Turn­bull, Ja­mes Ban­nis­ter, John Barclay Pick­en. Sub­stitutes: None.


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