Liverpool fail to break down City defence

Liverpool gained ten corners to City's one, but the most important statistic, of course, was the one goal City achieved in a game which saw Liverpool dominate from start to finish. Johnston and Nicol combined well on the right and MacDonald worked prodigiously in midfield. The Reds simply could not penetrate the City back four.


Clive Wilson scored for City after 61 minutes, the ball rebounding off Bruce Grobbelaar from a Davies shot. The score was against the run of play, but Liverpool's finishing was so inept that they hardly deserved to win, despite all their fluent approach work. The only consolation for Liverpool was Manchester United's 3-1 defeat at Goodison.


Copyright - 'Liverpool, Champions of Champions' by Brian Pead.

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