Match details

1st Division

Highbury | Sat 2 Dec 1978 at 15:00

Arsenal 1 - 0 Liverpool

Opposition goals


  • - Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.72
  • - Average age of the Arsenal starting lineup: 25.01
  • - Liverpool league position after match: 1
  • - Arsenal league position after match: 5
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  • Daily Post reported on the only goal of the game that looked like initially to be an own goal by Ray Kennedy: "Clemence got a hand to a low shot from Stapleton, an angled drive from well out, but was unable to hold it. Ray Kennedy was on hand to kick clear but what look like Kennedy's first goal for Arsenal since he left to join Liverpool, turned out to be correctly credited to Price. The players told me afterwards that as Kennedy kicked, Price threw himself bodily across the line of flight and deflected the ball into the roof of the net."

Other details

Manager: Bob Paisley
Opposition manager: Terry Neill
Referee: Reynolds THC
Attendance: 51,902
Half-time score: 1 - 0
Game number: 3422
League game number: 2968

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Poor finishing leaves Arsenal off the hook
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