Match details

2nd Division

Ayresome Park | Sat 7 Oct 1961 at 15:00

Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Liverpool

Opposition goals

  • Dick White O/G 49'
  • Dick White O/G 64'


  • - 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
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  • - 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.

Other details

Manager: Bill Shankly
Opposition manager: Robert Dennison
Referee: Tuck KR
Attendance: 23,780
Half-time score: 0 - 0
Game number: 2464
League game number: 2248

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