1895 LIVERPOOL'S EXTRA TIME WINNER CANCELLED
When Liverpool played Barnsley St Peters (now Barnsley) at Oakwell in the 1st round of the FA Cup on 2nd February 1895 they thought they had secured a 2-1 win after extra time, but after protests from the home side a replay was ordered.
At the time Liverpool were battling relegation from the 1st Division while Barnsley were in the Midland League, Malcolm McVean gave Liverpool a 25th minute lead but despite their underdog status Barnsley came back to equalise with ten minutes left.
Despite the protests of Barnsley extra time was played, with Jimmy Ross scoring what he thought was the winning goal in the 113th minute. But at the end of extra time Barnsley officials confronted the referee with rule 17 of the competition, which stated that extra time should only be played if both clubs agree. As such the game was declared a draw and replay arranged at Anfield for 11th February
The Liverpool Mercury predicted that Liverpool would be too strong for Barnsley in the replay and they were right. They were 3-0 up at half time thanks to goals from Thomas Bradshaw, John Drummond and Malcolm McVean. Hugh McQueen scored the fourth goal on the hour. Barnsley never gave up hope and tested the Liverpool Keeper on a few occasions, but there was never any doubt about the home side's progress to the next round.
In the 2nd round Liverpool faced Nottingham Forest, who they had beaten 5-0 at Anfield in the league a month earlier. But there was to be no repeat this time as the Reds lost 2-0.
image: Anfield in 1895
Extract taken from the book '100 Facts - Liverpool' by Steve Horton