Match details

1st Division

Anfield | Sat 2 Sep 1978 at 15:00

Liverpool 7 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

Goals (Assists in brackets)



  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.18
  • - Average age of the Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup: 25.92
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 1
  • - Tottenham Hotspur league position after match: 21
  • - Click here to view the full league table after the match.
  • - Phil Neal missed his penalty but it was retaken as the referee rather harshly decided Daines had moved off his line before Neal struck the ball.

    "That must be the best goal Anfield has ever seen", said Paisley about McDermott's header.
    - "Have you ever heard 50,000 people purr with pleasure? Well, the Anfield spectators were doing that constantly as Liverpool stroked the ball around with one-touch moves of staggering accuracy. This display confirmed for me, particularly after the splendour of their wins at Ipswich and City the previous week, that the current Liverpool team is playing better, more exciting, attacking football than any side I've seen since the war". - Michael Charters in the Liverpool Echo.

Other details

Manager: Bob Paisley
Opposition manager: Keith Burkinshaw
Referee: Flint G
Attendance: 50,705
Half-time score: 3 - 0
Game number: 3406
League game number: 2954
LFC played towards Kop: First half

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