No. 95: Liverpool 6-5 Newcastle

Liverpool 6 – 5 Newcastle

Many people comment on our recent 4-3 win over Newcastle as one of the greatest games of the Premeirship, but back during the 1909/10 season, over 22,000 Liverpool fans were treated to an even more fascinating encounter against Newcastle United at Anfield in the Division 1. Liverpool finished the 1909/10 season as runners up, just five points behind the eventual Champions Aston Villa.

However, on the 4th of December 1909, Liverpool beat Newcastle 6-5 after being 5-2 down at half time…. Arthur Goddard, James Stewart and a brace from both Ronald Orr and Jack Parkinson secured a thrilling win for the Reds. This match is still spoken of fondly among Liverpool fans as one of the most fascinating and enchanting comebacks by the Reds. Newcastle finished the 1909/10 season in 4th place just three points behind Liverpool.

This was also the season Liverpool beat Manchester United 4-3 at the opening of the Old Trafford ground! The Fernando Torres of Liverpool’s team during those years was Jack Parkinson who scored a wonderful 30 goals in only 31 games that season.

Liverpool’s team which beat Newcastle 6-5
Sam Hardy, Tom Chorlton, Tom Rogers, Robbie Robinson, James Harrop, James Bradley, Arthur Goddard, James Stewart, Jack Parkinson, Ronald Orr, John McDonald