Newton Heath 5 Liverpool 2
Newton Heath had lost 7-1 against Liverpool at Anfield only three weeks earlier with their consolation goal coming from Joe Cassidy. And although the Liverpudlians were missing the injured William Dunlop and John Holmes for the return fixture at Bank Street, the visiting team were 2-0 up within the first ten minutes thanks to efforts from Frank Becton and Jimmy Ross. But the Manchester club battled back as two goals from Jack Peters and one by John Clarkin saw the hosts leading 3-2 at the interval. Following the restart, Newton Heath extended their advantage when Dick Smith converted a pass from Cassidy on the hour mark before Peters completed his treble later in the second period to make the final scoreline 5-2 in favour of the home side. Manchester United Team: Hugh Douglas, John Macdiarmid Dow, Fred Erentz, James McNaught, David Fitzsimmons, Walter Cartwright, John Clarkin, William Kennedy, Joe Cassidy, Dick Smith, James Peters. Substitutes: None. Liverpool Team: John Whitehead, Archie Goldie, Tom Wilkie, Bill Keech, Joe McQue, Matt McQueen, David Hannah, Jimmy Ross, Fred Geary, Frank Becton, Harry Bradshaw. Substitutes: None.
Joe Cassidy Quickfacts
Joe Cassidy, who was in his second spell with Newton Heath, finished the 1895-96 season as the club´s top scorer with an impressive sixteen goals during nineteen Second Division appearances.