Report

Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 13 December 1980 at 15:00 Stadium: Portman Road
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 32,274
Half-time score 1 - 0
Manager Bob Paisley Opposition manager Bobby Robson
   

Starting lineup

1 Ray Clemence Ray Clemence 
2 Phil Neal Phil Neal 
3 Alan Kennedy Alan Kennedy 
4 Colin Irwin Colin Irwin 
5 Ray Kennedy Ray Kennedy (c)
6 Alan Hansen Alan Hansen 
7 Ian Rush Ian Rush 
8 Sammy Lee Sammy Lee 
9 David Johnson David Johnson 
10 Terry McDermott Terry McDermott 
11 Graeme Souness Graeme Souness 

Subs

12 Jimmy Case Jimmy Case

Goals

Jimmy Case 61'

Substitutions

David Johnson out for Jimmy Case 40'

Opposition lineup

Paul Cooper, George Burley, Terry Butcher, Frans Thijssen, Russell Osman, John Wark, Arnold Muhren, Alan Brazil, Paul Mariner, Eric Gates, Steve McCall

Opposition goals

Alan Brazil

Notes

- Ian Rush makes his LFC debut
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.72
- Average age of the Ipswich Town starting lineup: 24.7
- Liverpool league position after match: 2
- Ipswich Town league position after match: 3
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
"The strain of Ipswich's midweek journey can be weighed against Liverpool's loss of their remarkably resillient forward, Dalglish, who has succumbed to a troublesome ankle injury. Obviously this is a serious problem for the Liverpool manager, Bob Paisley, who has been fearing just such a breakdown. Dalglish has a fine record of survival against all of the tough tackling that comes his way and perhaps it will be helpful for Liverpool to see how his first absence in three years affects overall performance. Rush, bought from Chester for 300,000 pounds last season, plays his first game. Mr Paisley said: "It was not an easy decision, but what swayed me in the end was that if I had picked anyone else it would have meant playing them out of position. I have replaced a striker with a striker." (The Times).

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 Aston Villa 22 13 5 4 39 20 8 2 1 22 6 5 3 3 17 14 31
2 Liverpool 22 10 10 2 45 27 8 3 0 27 9 2 7 2 18 18 30
3 Ipswich Town 19 10 8 1 31 14 5 4 0 15 4 5 4 1 16 10 28
4 Manchester United 22 6 14 2 31 18 3 8 0 19 9 3 6 2 12 9 26
5 Everton 22 10 6 6 38 28 6 5 0 22 11 4 1 6 16 17 26
6 Arsenal 22 9 8 5 32 24 7 4 0 19 8 2 4 5 13 16 26
7 West Bromwich Albion 22 9 8 5 28 23 6 3 2 17 7 3 5 3 11 16 26
8 Nottingham Forest 22 9 6 7 31 23 8 0 3 26 13 1 6 4 5 10 24
9 Tottenham Hotspur 21 8 6 7 37 34 5 4 1 21 13 3 2 6 16 21 22
10 Southampton 22 8 6 8 36 33 7 2 2 25 15 1 4 6 11 18 22
11 Stoke City 22 6 10 6 26 31 4 5 2 17 12 2 5 4 9 19 22
12 Birmingham City 21 7 7 7 27 27 5 4 2 16 10 2 3 5 11 17 21
13 Middlesbrough 21 8 4 9 30 31 6 4 1 21 9 2 0 8 9 22 20
14 Wolves 22 7 6 9 22 28 7 1 3 14 9 0 5 6 8 19 20
15 Coventry City 22 8 4 10 26 33 6 3 2 19 15 2 1 8 7 18 20
16 Leeds United 22 8 4 10 21 33 6 2 3 9 10 2 2 7 12 23 20
17 Sunderland 22 7 5 10 29 29 5 2 4 17 13 2 3 6 12 16 19
18 Manchester City 22 6 6 10 29 36 4 3 4 15 15 2 3 6 14 21 18
19 Norwich City 22 6 5 11 27 43 4 5 2 19 15 2 0 9 8 28 17
20 Brighton & Hove Albion 22 5 4 13 26 41 4 1 6 13 16 1 3 7 13 25 14
21 Leicester City 22 6 2 14 18 36 4 2 5 11 11 2 0 9 7 25 14
22 Crystal Palace 22 5 2 15 27 44 5 1 5 23 19 0 1 10 4 25 12

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