Report

Aston Villa 1 - 3 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 8 December 1979 at 15:00 Stadium: Villa Park
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 41,160
Half-time score 0 - 0 Referee Thomas C (Wales)
Manager Bob Paisley Opposition manager Ron Saunders
   

Opposition lineup

Jimmy Rimmer, Kenny Swain, Michael Pejic, Allan Evans, Ken McNaught, Terry Bullivant, Des Bremner, Brian Little, David Geddis, Gordon Cowans, Gary Shaw

Opposition goals

Brian Little 56'

Opposition substitutions

Terry Bullivant out for Colin Gibson 75'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.38
- Average age of the Aston Villa starting lineup: 25.08
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Aston Villa league position after match: 11
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Liverpool go above Manchester United to the top of the league for the first time albeit only on goal difference.

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 Liverpool 18 10 6 2 39 13 6 3 0 22 4 4 3 2 17 9 26
2 Manchester United 19 10 6 3 28 13 8 2 0 20 3 2 4 3 8 10 26
3 Crystal Palace 19 7 9 3 24 16 6 4 0 16 3 1 5 3 8 13 23
4 Arsenal 19 7 8 4 23 13 4 4 2 12 6 3 4 2 11 7 22
5 Wolves 18 9 4 5 25 22 4 4 1 12 7 5 0 4 13 15 22
6 Tottenham Hotspur 19 8 5 6 26 29 6 1 2 14 10 2 4 4 12 19 21
7 Nottingham Forest 19 8 4 7 28 24 6 2 1 17 7 2 2 6 11 17 20
8 Norwich City 19 7 6 6 29 27 5 4 0 18 9 2 2 6 11 18 20
9 Coventry City 19 9 2 8 32 33 7 1 1 21 9 2 1 7 11 24 20
10 Southampton 19 8 3 8 32 28 6 1 2 27 13 2 2 6 5 15 19
11 Aston Villa 18 5 9 4 18 18 4 3 3 11 11 1 6 1 7 7 19
12 Middlesbrough 19 7 5 7 16 16 5 4 1 10 4 2 1 6 6 12 19
13 Everton 19 5 8 6 25 25 3 4 3 16 13 2 4 3 9 12 18
14 Leeds United 19 5 8 6 19 25 4 2 3 11 10 1 6 3 8 15 18
15 West Bromwich Albion 19 5 7 7 26 24 5 3 1 20 10 0 4 6 6 14 17
16 Stoke City 19 6 5 8 25 30 5 2 3 17 14 1 3 5 8 16 17
17 Bristol City 19 5 7 7 17 22 3 4 3 9 10 2 3 4 8 12 17
18 Manchester City 19 7 3 9 18 29 5 1 3 12 10 2 2 6 6 19 17
19 Ipswich Town 19 7 2 10 21 26 5 2 3 15 8 2 0 7 6 18 16
20 Derby County 19 6 3 10 19 25 5 1 4 15 10 1 2 6 4 15 15
21 Brighton & Hove Albion 18 4 4 10 19 32 3 2 3 10 13 1 2 7 9 19 12
22 Bolton Wanderers 19 1 8 10 14 33 1 7 1 7 7 0 1 9 7 26 10

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