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Mitchell and Kenyon: Newcastle United v. Liverpool (1901)


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The Liverpool team emerges from the 'tunnel', the captain holding the ball. One policeman stands by the exit. The all-male crowd, mostly wearing flat hats, look on. Liverpool, (dark shirts, white shorts) is followed by a suited and hatted man with a ball (referee?) and two suited men who casually walk onto the (unseen) pitch (linesmen?). The Newcastle captain and his team follow, the captain bouncing the a ball. Newcastle wear vertically striped shirts and light shorts. A man makes to close the exit.

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The crowd in the stand. Part of an advertisement board for Perambulators Newton is visible. On the terrace, the crowd cheers and waves. A policeman stands in the crowd.

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The game is in progress. A Liverpool player is tackled and then helped up. Newcastle is awarded a free kick. The Newcastle goalkeeper kicks off. Liverpool aims at goal but misses.

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The game is in progress. There are large signs for Newton's perambulators, Westgate Road around the ground. Large crowds. At one end of the pitch is a long, tall industrial-looking building. The covered stand has another small, pagoda-like stand built into the roof.