Match details

Manchester United 0 - 3 Liverpool

Game date: Tuesday 26 December 1978 at 15:00 Stadium: Old Trafford
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 54,940
Half - time score: 0 - 2 Referee: Courtney G
Manager: Bob Paisley Opposition manager: Dave Sexton
   

Opposition lineup

Gary Bailey, Brian Greenhoff, Tom Connell, Sammy McIlroy, Gordon McQueen, Martin Buchan, Steve Coppell, Jimmy Greenhoff, Andy Ritchie, Lou Macari, Mickey Thomas

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.59
- Average age of the Manchester United starting lineup: 25.08
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Manchester United league position after match: 8
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.

Related files

Liverpool Echo report
Daily Post report
Kenny Dalglish on the cover of Shoot!
Match programme
Anfield Machine back on rails
Match ticket

Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 21 15 3 3 47 9 9 1 0 26 2 6 2 3 21 7 33
2 Everton 21 12 8 1 31 15 8 2 0 16 4 4 6 1 15 11 32
3 West Bromwich Albion 19 12 5 2 38 15 5 3 1 20 7 7 2 1 18 8 29
4 Arsenal 21 10 7 4 36 19 6 4 1 21 10 4 3 3 15 9 27
5 Nottingham Forest 20 8 11 1 21 12 4 6 0 11 6 4 5 1 10 6 27
6 Leeds United 22 8 8 6 40 29 6 1 4 24 12 2 7 2 16 17 24
7 Bristol City 22 9 6 7 28 22 6 2 3 20 12 3 4 4 8 10 24
8 Manchester United 21 9 6 6 29 34 5 3 2 13 11 4 3 4 16 23 24
9 Coventry City 21 9 6 6 28 34 7 4 0 22 12 2 2 6 6 22 24
10 Aston Villa 21 7 9 5 26 19 2 6 2 12 12 5 3 3 14 7 23
11 Tottenham Hotspur 21 8 7 6 24 35 5 3 3 11 15 3 4 3 13 20 23
12 Southampton 21 6 8 7 25 28 5 5 1 18 10 1 3 6 7 18 20
13 Derby County 22 7 5 10 26 40 6 3 2 18 14 1 2 8 8 26 19
14 Norwich City 19 4 10 5 30 30 4 4 2 17 11 0 6 3 13 19 18
15 Manchester City 20 5 7 8 26 25 3 3 4 14 13 2 4 4 12 12 17
16 Ipswich Town 21 7 3 11 24 29 4 1 6 13 14 3 2 5 11 15 17
17 Bolton Wanderers 22 6 5 11 29 41 5 3 3 19 13 1 2 8 10 28 17
18 Middlesbrough 21 6 4 11 30 31 4 3 3 17 10 2 1 8 13 21 16
19 Queens Park Rangers 20 4 7 9 17 26 3 5 3 10 12 1 2 6 7 14 15
20 Wolves 20 5 1 14 16 39 4 1 5 10 17 1 0 9 6 22 11
21 Chelsea 21 2 6 13 21 43 1 2 7 10 22 1 4 6 11 21 10
22 Birmingham City 21 2 4 15 19 36 2 3 5 14 16 0 1 10 5 20 8
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