Match details

Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Liverpool

Game date: Saturday 7 October 1961 at 15:00 Stadium: Ayresome Park
Competition: 2nd Division Attendance: 23,780
Half - time score: 0 - 0 Referee: Tuck KR
Manager: Bill Shankly Opposition manager: Robert Dennison
   

Opposition lineup

Bob Appleby, Derek Stonehouse, Mick McNeil, Ray Yeoman, Bill Gates, Dick Neal, Bill Harris, Arthur Kaye, Alan Peacock, Billy Horner, Edwin Holliday

Opposition goals

Dick White scored an own goal on 49'
Dick White scored an own goal on 64'

Notes

- Alf Arrowsmith makes his LFC debut
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 24.73
- Average age of the Middlesbrough starting lineup: 24.71
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Middlesbrough league position after match: 14
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Ron Yeats was unable to play because he had not fully recovered from the badly-bruised shoulder he had sustained in the match against Newcastle seven days earlier. His replacement at centre-half, Dick White, scored two own-goals!

Ian St. John was also unavailable because he was representing Scotland in a British Championship match against Northern Ireland in Belfast. Scotland won 6-1 but the Saint was not one of the scorers. His place at Ayresome Park was taken by Alf Arrowsmith, who was making his debut for Liverpool's first team. Arrowsmith had two goals disallowed for offside, both at a time when Middlesbrough led 1-0.

Related files

Liverpool Daily Post report (Courtesy of Adrian Killen)
Match programme

Other games during this season

2nd Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 12 10 1 1 31 6 5 0 0 17 1 5 1 1 14 5 21
2 Southampton 12 7 2 3 27 11 3 1 2 15 7 4 1 1 12 4 16
3 Leyton Orient 12 6 2 4 23 13 4 0 2 12 5 2 2 2 11 8 14
4 Luton Town 12 7 0 5 30 24 4 0 2 19 13 3 0 3 11 11 14
5 Walsall 12 6 2 4 21 19 4 1 2 12 10 2 1 2 9 9 14
6 Derby County 12 6 2 4 25 24 4 1 1 14 9 2 1 3 11 15 14
7 Rotherham United 11 7 0 4 23 23 4 0 0 12 4 3 0 4 11 19 14
8 Huddersfield Town 12 5 3 4 21 19 4 2 0 14 6 1 1 4 7 13 13
9 Plymouth Argyle 12 5 3 4 17 19 2 2 2 9 10 3 1 2 8 9 13
10 Sunderland 12 5 2 5 23 23 4 0 1 12 6 1 2 4 11 17 12
11 Norwich City 12 4 4 4 19 19 3 2 1 13 8 1 2 3 6 11 12
12 Swansea City 12 3 6 3 22 26 3 2 1 13 10 0 4 2 9 16 12
13 Bury 12 6 0 6 16 23 4 0 2 12 8 2 0 4 4 15 12
14 Middlesbrough 11 4 3 4 21 19 4 1 2 15 10 0 2 2 6 9 11
15 Scunthorpe United 12 4 3 5 26 25 4 2 0 20 9 0 1 5 6 16 11
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 3 5 4 16 23 1 3 2 6 9 2 2 2 10 14 11
17 Newcastle United 12 4 2 6 14 14 3 2 2 12 8 1 0 4 2 6 10
18 Preston North End 12 4 2 6 15 19 2 2 2 8 8 2 0 4 7 11 10
19 Stoke City 12 3 3 6 18 20 3 1 2 11 6 0 2 4 7 14 9
20 Leeds United 12 3 2 7 12 23 2 1 3 7 8 1 1 4 5 15 8
21 Bristol Rovers 12 3 1 8 14 21 3 0 3 10 8 0 1 5 4 13 7
22 Charlton Athletic 12 1 2 9 12 33 0 2 4 6 14 1 0 5 6 19 4
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