Report

Arsenal 1 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 2 December 1978 at 15:00 Stadium: Highbury
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 51,902
Half-time score 1 - 0 Referee Reynolds THC
Manager Bob Paisley Opposition manager Terry Neill
   

Opposition lineup

Pat Jennings, Pat Rice, Sammy Nelson, David Price, David O'Leary, Willie Young, Liam Brady, Alan Sunderland, Frank Stapleton, Steve Gatting, Graham Rix

Opposition goals

David Price 30'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.72
- Average age of the Arsenal starting lineup: 25.01
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Arsenal league position after match: 5
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
Daily Post reported on the only goal of the game that looked like initially to be an own goal by Ray Kennedy: "Clemence got a hand to a low shot from Stapleton, an angled drive from well out, but was unable to hold it. Ray Kennedy was on hand to kick clear but what look like Kennedy's first goal for Arsenal since he left to join Liverpool, turned out to be correctly credited to Price. The players told me afterwards that as Kennedy kicked, Price threw himself bodily across the line of flight and deflected the ball into the roof of the net."

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1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 18 13 3 2 42 8 8 1 0 24 2 5 2 2 18 6 29
2 Everton 17 10 7 0 24 10 7 1 0 14 3 3 6 0 10 7 27
3 West Bromwich Albion 16 9 5 2 31 14 4 3 1 18 7 5 2 1 13 7 23
4 Nottingham Forest 16 7 9 0 19 9 3 5 0 9 5 4 4 0 10 4 23
5 Arsenal 17 8 6 3 28 17 5 4 0 18 8 3 2 3 10 9 22
6 Coventry City 17 7 6 4 24 23 5 4 0 18 10 2 2 4 6 13 20
7 Manchester United 17 7 6 4 24 27 4 3 1 11 8 3 3 3 13 19 20
8 Tottenham Hotspur 17 7 6 4 21 26 4 3 2 10 10 3 3 2 11 16 20
9 Leeds United 18 7 5 6 33 24 5 0 4 20 10 2 5 2 13 14 19
10 Aston Villa 17 6 6 5 22 16 2 4 2 9 9 4 2 3 13 7 18
11 Bristol City 18 7 4 7 21 21 4 2 3 14 12 3 2 4 7 9 18
12 Derby County 18 7 3 8 24 34 6 2 1 17 11 1 1 7 7 23 17
13 Manchester City 16 5 6 5 24 20 3 2 3 13 11 2 4 2 11 9 16
14 Norwich City 16 4 7 5 28 28 4 3 2 17 11 0 4 3 11 17 15
15 Southampton 18 4 7 7 19 27 4 4 1 14 10 0 3 6 5 17 15
16 Ipswich Town 18 6 2 10 20 27 3 0 6 9 13 3 2 4 11 14 14
17 Middlesbrough 17 5 3 9 21 23 3 2 3 9 7 2 1 6 12 16 13
18 Queens Park Rangers 17 3 6 8 13 22 2 4 3 6 9 1 2 5 7 13 12
19 Bolton Wanderers 18 4 4 10 22 36 3 3 3 13 12 1 1 7 9 24 12
20 Wolves 17 4 1 12 13 32 3 1 4 8 13 1 0 8 5 19 9
21 Birmingham City 18 2 4 12 17 30 2 3 4 13 13 0 1 8 4 17 8
22 Chelsea 17 2 4 11 19 35 1 1 6 10 21 1 3 5 9 14 8

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