Match details

Liverpool 2 - 2 Manchester United

Game date: Saturday 31 March 1979 at 15:00 Stadium: Maine Road
Competition: FA Cup Semi-final Attendance: 52,584
Half - time score: 1 - 1 Referee: Richardson DT
Manager: Bob Paisley Opposition manager: Dave Sexton

Opposition lineup

Gary Bailey, Jimmy Nicholl, Arthur Albiston, Sammy McIlroy, Gordon McQueen, Martin Buchan, Steve Coppell, Jimmy Greenhoff, Joe Jordan, Brian Greenhoff, Mickey Thomas

Opposition goals

Joe Jordan 19'
Brian Greenhoff 56'


- Terry McDermott missed a penalty on 38'
- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 27.33
- Average age of the Manchester United starting lineup: 25.5

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