Report

Liverpool 2 - 2 Everton

Game date: Saturday 20 October 1979 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 52,201
Half-time score 1 - 1 Referee Richardson DT
Manager Bob Paisley Opposition manager Gordon Lee
   

Opposition lineup

George Wood, Billy Wright, John Bailey, Mike Lyons, Mark Higgins, Trevor Ross, Geoff Nulty, Garry Stanley, Bob Latchford, Brian Kidd, Andy King

Opposition goals

Brian Kidd 19'
Andy King 67'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.25
- Average age of the Everton starting lineup: 25.58
- Liverpool league position after match: 5
- Everton league position after match: 17
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
-Controversy reigned in the 70th minute when a hard tackle by Garry Stanley on David Johnson caused a mass brawl resulting in Terry McDermott and Everton’s Stanley becoming the first players to be sent off in a derby in the 20th Century. McDermott couldn’t help but laugh at the situation. “I made contact with Garry’s teeth - or vice versa. I’ve still got the scar on my hand today and the referee sent us both off. The irony was that Garry and I are good friends and we often used to go out for a drink together. That plus the fact that we were both just about the two softest players on the park. I remember sitting in the bath and laughing when I thought of all those hard men still running about out there, while us two softies had been sent off. I think it was for dropping our handbags.” The icing on the cake in this colourful game was when a female streaker ran the length of the field entertaining the crowd no end.

Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Nottingham Forest 12 7 3 2 23 12 5 1 0 14 5 2 2 2 9 7 17
2 Manchester United 12 7 3 2 18 8 6 0 0 12 1 1 3 2 6 7 17
3 Crystal Palace 12 4 6 2 18 13 3 3 0 12 3 1 3 2 6 10 14
4 Wolves 11 6 2 3 17 12 3 2 0 8 2 3 0 3 9 10 14
5 Liverpool 11 4 5 2 19 10 3 3 0 13 3 1 2 2 6 7 13
6 Norwich City 12 5 3 4 21 16 4 2 0 15 7 1 1 4 6 9 13
7 Southampton 12 5 3 4 21 18 4 1 1 19 9 1 2 3 2 9 13
8 Middlesbrough 12 5 3 4 12 9 4 2 0 8 2 1 1 4 4 7 13
9 Manchester City 12 5 3 4 13 15 4 1 1 8 3 1 2 3 5 12 13
10 Coventry City 12 6 1 5 19 22 5 1 0 13 5 1 0 5 6 17 13
11 Tottenham Hotspur 12 5 3 4 17 23 4 1 1 10 8 1 2 3 7 15 13
12 Arsenal 12 3 6 3 13 10 1 3 2 4 5 2 3 1 9 5 12
13 Bristol City 12 3 6 3 11 13 2 4 0 7 4 1 2 3 4 9 12
14 West Bromwich Albion 12 3 5 4 16 15 3 2 1 13 7 0 3 3 3 8 11
15 Aston Villa 11 3 5 3 10 11 2 2 2 5 6 1 3 1 5 5 11
16 Leeds United 11 2 6 3 12 12 2 2 2 8 7 0 4 1 4 5 10
17 Everton 11 3 4 4 16 18 1 2 2 8 9 2 2 2 8 9 10
18 Stoke City 12 2 5 5 13 19 2 2 2 10 9 0 3 3 3 10 9
19 Derby County 12 3 2 7 9 17 3 0 3 9 7 0 2 4 0 10 8
20 Bolton Wanderers 12 1 6 5 10 21 1 5 0 5 4 0 1 5 5 17 8
21 Brighton & Hove Albion 11 2 3 6 12 18 2 2 1 5 5 0 1 5 7 13 7
22 Ipswich Town 12 3 1 8 11 19 2 1 3 7 7 1 0 5 4 12 7

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