Match details

Liverpool 3 - 0 Preston North End

Game date: Monday 7 April 1947 at 15:00 Stadium: Anfield
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 46,477
Half - time score: 2 - 0 Referee: Mortimer RA
Manager: George Kay
   

Opposition lineup

Jack Fairbrother, Willie Watson, Bill Scott, Bill Shankly, Willie Brown, Willie Hamilton, Ken Horton, Willie McIntosh, Willie Jessop, Bobby Beattie, Ian Wilson

Notes

- Ray Minshull saved a penalty from Bill Shankly
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 28.12
- Average age of the Preston North End starting lineup: 27.57
- Liverpool league position after match: 5
- Preston North End league position after match: 7
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Jack Balmer tipped off Ray Minshull that Bill Shankly would place his penalty-kick to the goalkeeper's left. Balmer was correct and fortunately the goalkeeper took his advice and made the save.

Related files

Stephen Done's column in Liverpool's match programme - The Crazy Gang

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 Blackpool 39 21 5 13 69 67 14 0 5 38 30 7 5 8 31 37 47
2 Wolves 34 21 4 9 74 41 13 0 3 47 17 8 4 6 27 24 46
3 Stoke City 35 19 6 10 79 49 13 4 2 49 20 6 2 8 30 29 44
4 Manchester United 34 17 10 7 78 50 14 3 1 48 17 3 7 6 30 33 44
5 Liverpool 35 19 6 10 72 47 11 3 5 40 24 8 3 5 32 23 44
6 Middlesbrough 36 17 7 12 71 53 11 3 6 45 30 6 4 6 26 23 41
7 Preston North End 35 16 8 11 66 62 10 4 4 42 24 6 4 7 24 38 40
8 Aston Villa 35 15 7 13 52 43 6 5 4 25 15 9 2 9 27 28 37
9 Sheffield United 31 15 5 11 68 57 8 4 3 39 23 7 1 8 29 34 35
10 Chelsea 36 14 7 15 61 69 7 3 7 29 32 7 4 8 32 37 35
11 Portsmouth 33 14 6 13 58 49 11 1 5 40 23 3 5 8 18 26 34
12 Sunderland 34 14 6 14 56 57 8 2 7 26 24 6 4 7 30 33 34
13 Everton 35 13 8 14 49 59 10 4 3 31 22 3 4 11 18 37 34
14 Derby County 33 14 4 15 63 64 10 2 4 39 24 4 2 11 24 40 32
15 Bolton Wanderers 38 12 8 18 55 62 7 5 7 29 25 5 3 11 26 37 32
16 Blackburn Rovers 35 12 7 16 36 40 5 5 8 21 23 7 2 8 15 17 31
17 Grimsby Town 36 10 11 15 44 71 6 6 5 26 32 4 5 10 18 39 31
18 Arsenal 34 11 8 15 55 60 6 5 6 31 27 5 3 9 24 33 30
19 Charlton Athletic 34 10 8 16 49 61 6 5 8 31 27 4 3 8 18 34 28
20 Huddersfield Town 35 10 6 19 47 74 8 3 5 28 21 2 3 14 19 53 26
21 Brentford 34 9 4 21 42 77 5 2 9 18 30 4 2 12 24 47 22
22 Leeds United 33 6 5 22 40 72 6 4 7 28 24 0 1 15 12 48 17
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